EUROPEAN TOURING ROUTE

RIDE THE EUROPEAN TOURING ROUTE

European Touring Route leads the traveler through wild scenery, along unspoiled and rugged coastlines, through breathtaking mountain ranges and over fertile rural landscapes, with interesting locations and ETR Sites, hotels, and places to visit, along the way.

DISCOVER DENMARK BY MOTORCYCLE

DISCOVER DENMARK BY MOTORCYCLE

Take some days to discover all that Denmark has to offer, from great country roads and unspoilt rural landscapes, to medieval castles, culture, craft beers and great gastronomy.

EXPLORE THE CASTLES OF BAVARIA

EXPLORE THE CASTLES OF BAVARIA

When you get to Füssen, visit the castles of Bavarian King Ludwig II - Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau make for some spectacular photographs and great castle tours. You can explore both castles during the day, then explore the town of Füssen at night!

LOSE YOURSELF IN THE ALHAMBRA IN GRANADA

LOSE YOURSELF IN THE ALHAMBRA

The Moorish architecture of The Alhambra with it's Byzantine influences, makes for an exciting mix of cultures and styles, visible throughout this interesting UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can easily spend the whole day here!

CHILL OUT IN CADIZ, SPAIN

CHILL OUT IN CADIZ, SPAIN

After a long ride south, chill out in Cadiz, the oldest continuously-inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in southwestern Europe.
Let your motorcycle cool off for a couple of days, and explore the Old Town on foot, it's the best way to take it all in!

ETR // RIDER SAFETY

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. 

ETR RIDER SAFETY

"Full Control"
A guide to precise and efficient machine control.

Produced by the Norwegian Motorcycle Union (NMCU), this book was written by Norwegian riders and FIM considers it to be one of the best manuals on safe motorcycle riding ever written.

CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE REPORT >>

ETR RIDER SAFETY

SMC (Sveriges MotorCyklister) and the Swedish Motorcycle & Moped Strategy Group: National Motorcycle Strategy.

See how Swedish riders are working to make riding better – and safer.

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ETR RIDER SAFETY

Swedish Survey of Motorcyclists and their views on Advanced Training

SMC motorcycle training stimulates thinking about attitudes and risk awareness (using as a point of reference, CIECA’s, the EU Advanced Project), and increases the ability of participants to handle their motorcycles in different situations. A multi-step programme attracts riders to return to an SMC advanced training course.

The aim? To reduce serious injuries and fatalities based on SMC guidelines and the Swedish Vision Zero. The research was undertaken by Dr Elaine Hardy assisted by staff from SMC.

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ETR RIDER SAFETY

The European project ROSA (Road Safety)

Summary of the final event which took place on 2 March 2011 in the European Parliament. Document submitted by Mr Andrés Pérez Rubio, ROSA Project Coordinator and in charge of Road Safety in the Spanish Motorcycle Federation (RFME).

CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE REPORT >>

ETR RIDER SAFETY

INITIAL RIDER TRAINING PROGRAMME (IRT)

This programme, developed through the IRT Project, was jointly funded by the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission, the Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations (FEMA), the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles (ACEM) and Vägverket, the Swedish national road traffic authority.

As well as being a financial partner, the FIM was also fully involved in the execution of this project. In order to have a broader dissemination of this programme, the FIM has financed its translation into Spanish and French, and assisted in preparing the Arabic version, in cooperation with their Saudi colleague, Mishaal Al Sudairy. 

Information on IRT and the text of the manual in eleven different languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Bulgarian, Czech, Greek, Magyar, Polish and Portugueseas free downloads (PDF files) can be found at the following dedicated internet site:

www.initialridertraining.eu

French text of the programme >>

Spanish text of the programme >>

Arabic text of the programme >>

ETR RIDER SAFETY

What you'll learn from reading these documents and participating in each of these training programmes, is vital to promoting and enhancing road safety for motorcycle riders, as well as educating car drivers and other road users to be more aware of the vulnerability of two-wheeled road users, and therefore encouraging ALL road users to exercise a professional level of courtesy and respect for each other, thereby saving the lives of all types of road users.

ETR RIDER SAFETY

Read more about touring, travel, road and rider safety on the FIM website: www.fim-live.com


FIM - Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme