The City of Northern Lights, Alta is a great choice for visitors seeking to experience the magic of the Northern Lights. Also called the Aurora Borealis, visitors have always been delighted by the Northern Lights, and there are many myths associated with them. When visiting Alta, you can learn more about what the Northern Lights actually are, and the best way of seeing them, and obviously, more about the myths and stories associated with them.
With 120 rooms spread over 5 floors, the bunker holds approximately 3,000m² of exhibition space, and temporary exhibitions are planned in close cooperation with with artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Elmgreen and Dragset, Robert Kusmirowski, Sarah Lucas, and Tobias Rehberger. A 500m² penthouse extension at roof level provides living space for the art collector and his family.
Rent motorcycles in Nice, ride the ETR and explore Europe
Thinking about touring Europe on a rental motorcycle? A big round-trip of Europe? Ride the ETR in either direction? Not sure, where to start?
Let us help you make the right decision for your ETR motorcycle tour. This guide will help you choose the right start location, to enjoy the best motorcycle roads in Europe.
WHAT IS AN ETR SITE?
An ETR Site is a hotel, motel, guest house, B&B, caravan park or camping ground, situated on, or within driving distance of the main European Touring Route. An ETR Site provides a range of tourism-specific services, and sells ETR products and services to the touring people that overnight there, and choose that ETR Site as their base, for exploration of the local area.
For more than four decades, the underground fortress, with it's heavy artillery guns, monitored all Warsaw Pact naval vessels, entering and leaving the Baltic Sea. The fortress was constructed to withstand a nuclear attack, and packed with radar, sonar and hydrophones, it could monitor all movements in the western Baltic, and react instantly in the event of an attack.
Every year, we take the short ride from Denmark to the Hanseatic town of Lübeck in northern Germany, to check out the annual Hanse-Weekend motorbike event. After a great start in 2009, and over 200,000 visitors and 15,000 motorbikers in 2010, they expected around 25,000 motorbikes this year, from all over northern Europe and Scandinavia.
The morning passed all too quickly, with a breathtaking 230km ride over the hills from Trollstigen, 108 kilometres of which, brought us along Sognefjellet National Tourist Route, the highest mountain pass in Northern Europe, at 1,434 metres above sea level. The ride came to an end when Norway's highest mountain, Galdhøpiggen, suddenly came into view, meaning we had arrived at Jotunheimen National Park.
COMBINE YOUR MOTORCYCLE TOUR WITH A REGULAR ROAD TRIP
Want to go travelling with your group of friends, but they don't ride motorcycles? They can just rent a car from CENTAURO, and carry all the luggage, supplies, food, water, tents, sleeping bags and petrol, and join the ride!
WILD, RAW, HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL IN THE DOCKLANDS
After a long ride from one of the four corners of Europe, it’s great to roll into the Copenhagen docklands and pitch the tents, all charged up for three days of hard, heavy, crunching, sweaty, loud, chaotic, unchained pandemonium - with lots of nice people, good food, good friends, great vibes, and a warm festival atmosphere!
Copenhagen is situated halfway along the ETR ROUTE, approximately the same distance from Nordkapp, as it is from Cadiz. This makes Copenhagen a natural ETR stopover location, so you might as well have some fun, while you're here!
EXPERIENCE ONE OF THE GREAT COUNTRIES OF THE ETR
SPAIN - This spectacular country will stimulate your senses with magnificent scenery, jagged coastlines, great mountain roads, barren deserts, castles, warm weather, deep history, a strong and vibrant local culture, friendly people, sunshine, fun, flames, Flamenco, and many great local dishes and wines… and that's just for starters...
The European Touring Route leads you to the Eidsvoll municipality in Akershus. Eidsvoll was the site where the constitutional assembly met, to draft and sign the Constitution of Norway, on the 17th of May, 1814. The building (Eidsvollbygningen) in which the meetings were held, is a famous museum today.
WHAT WE OFFER:
ETR has established an extensive network of touring clubs, organisations, federations, groups, motorcycle riders and other tourist types. By tethering your brand to ETR, you obtain emotional differentiation, increased brand awareness and visibility, and a great way to reinforce your image, increase retail traffic and increase sales. As an ETR Sponsor, you'll have strong visibility throughout our network, and can attract new customers to your business for future growth.
European Touring Route works to develop motorcycle tourism in Europe, and attract European and foreign motorcycle, car, camper van and bicycle tourists to travel in Europe.
We see an opportunity to work together with local motorcycle riders, who want to "combine business with pleasure”. We are looking for motorcycle riders who want to be our contacts around Europe, and take care of a defined geographical area.
SILKROAD 4.0 is an ongoing promotional odyssey where adventure meets technology
We share our love for Adventure travelling, high technology, and for bringing people together, by broadcasting how European technology enables and facilitates long distance motorcycle adventures. Along the way, we demonstrate bleeding-edge technologies, interview technology experts, and promote companies, partnerships, new tech, initiatives, and hold keynote presentations at conventions and events, where we share our discoveries. SILKROAD 4.0 is a constantly-evolving business development and technology scouting expedition, linking China with Europe, across Asia.
The Atlantic Wall, an extensive system of coastal fortifications, was built between 1942 and 1944 by the German Third Reich, to defend against an anticipated Allied invasion of mainland Europe. Stretching over 5,000km along the western coast of Europe, it runs from the top of Norway down to the top of Spain, and consists of many different types of concrete fortifications, from ammunition bunkers, to gun emplacements, to supply depots and submarine stations. Over the years, we have visited all of the sites along the entire length of the Atlantic Wall, and one of the highest concentrations of fortifications can be found at Hanstholm, on the west coast of Denmark.
ETR CAMP ALTA IS YOUR BASE FOR EXPLORING FINNMARK
After the long and eventful ride (or drive) from southern Europe, you can look forward to some relaxing days at ETR CampAlta, where you can unwind and recharge in these beautiful surroundings by the Alta River, before taking the last stage of the ETR, to Nordkapp. Before you leave, you can also reserve a cabin for your return trip from Nordkapp, a couple of days later.
With 12,638 kilometers of country roads from Nordkapp to Cadiz, the European Touring Route leads the motorcycle tourist through wild scenery, along unspoiled and rugged coastlines, through breathtaking mountain ranges and over fertile rural landscapes, with interesting locations and ETR Sites, hotels, attractions, and places to visit and buy local products, along the way.
Motorcycle Racing Performance Coach, can show you how...
What's the point in spending a fortune on an extra horsepower, if you are not capable of exploiting it’s potential? To get optimum results in motorcycle racing, whether on-road or offroad, or even overland travel, is not just about having the best bike on the market, but also has very much to do with body performance. Unless you can personally function at 100%, there is no way that you will be able to realise the full potential of your motorbike.
On the road from Nordkapp to Cadiz, recently, I called in to visit an old friend of mine in Sweden, and in the years that have passed since we last saw each other, Lukas Östberg has been a busy man, starting quite a few new businesses and ventures.
Definitely the most flavour-filled and gastronomically interesting of them is Höganäs Brewery, a Swedish Beer Laboratory with international influences, built on long hours, hard work, blood, sweat, and great beers!
On the way southeast out of Berlin, you should take a ride along Mühlenstraße and visit the East Side Gallery. Famous for many reasons, the East Side Gallery is one of the largest open-air art exhibitions in the world, as well as the one that has existed for the longest time. It features murals by artists from all over the world, painted in 1990, just after East suddenly became West, and the overpowering desire for freedom dissolved what was known as the "Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart" (In German: Antifaschistischer Schutzwall).
DRIVE THE ETR YOUR OWN WAY !!
As experienced drivers from the motor racing industry, McQueens have what it takes, to be a solid sponsor and partner for European Touring Route, infusing a clear element of style, charisma, and timelessness into the ETR concept. When one of these supercars blazes past you on the ETR, you know exactly who you have been overtaken by!!
EXPERIENCE ONE OF THE GREAT REGIONS ALONG THE ETR
La Costa Cálida is calling - what are you waiting for?
This spectacular region will stimulate your senses with magnificent scenery, jagged coastlines, great mountain roads, barren deserts, castles, warm weather, deep history, a strong and vibrant local culture, friendly people, sunshine, fun, flames, Flamenco, and many great local dishes and wines… and that's just for starters...
RIDER SAFETY - EU GUIDES, REPORTS AND PROGRAMMES
Rider Safety ranks very high on ETR's list of priorities, and we work hard to promote a safe riding environment for riders to enjoy the ETR route. This is one of the reasons we avoid large cities and heavy traffic on motorways, and focus on well-maintained country roads. Below, you will find some interesting and informative guides and manuals relating to Rider Safety, produced by various panels and groups of experts in the field.
The explorative road trip, and the freedom of making your own motorbike trip through the countries of Europe. Motorbike Europe A/S is a Danish company that promotes motorcycle tourism across the old national borders in Europe, through the cradle of Western culture. Motorbike Europe A/S is your guide throughout all corners of the individual European countries.
The Norwegian Olympic Museum is the only museum in Northern Europe that presents a comprehensive history of both the Summer and Winter Olympics. From the very beginning in 776 BC, to today's modern games. This national cultural treasure has fascinated Norwegians for over 100 years. With over 7,000 artifacts on display, it is Norway's most extensive sports exhibition. There are three areas in the Norwegian Olympic Museum: a history section, Lillehammer 94, and the Olympic Room.
Situated 460km from Nordkapp, and only 390km southeast of Alta and the ETR, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is an unforgettable, unique and enchanting hotel and travel destination, buried in the wild heart of Finnish Lapland.
Here, you can unplug yourself from the modern world, relax and recharge, in one of the world famous glass igloos, or warm and cosy log cabins, while you enjoy the experience of a lifetime, surrounded by Lapland’s vast nature and interesting culture.