EUROPEAN TOURING ROUTE ACCOMMODATION

SLEEP AT GREAT HOTELS

Your back is aching, your arms are shaking. A long days ride can take its toll, we present the best places to rest up, put the feet up and grab a refreshing beverage!

CULTURE

TAKE IN SOME LOCAL CULTURE

Tour in depth, and get immersed in local culture, wherever you stop. Enjoy the best aspects the diverse regions and people have to offer!

THE BEST OF EUROPEAN FOOD

DINNER TIME!

Europe is a place where travelling 50 kilometres, one can see the landscape, the language changing, and deliciously, the food also. The most mouth-watering delights await you. There is no hunger like a touring hunger!

ROUTES

THE BEST ROUTES

We do more than list off a load of directions, we curate our routes to include the absolute best that Europe has to offer.
We know this, because we have driven and ridden all of them ourselves, guaranteed!

GET MUSICAL

THE MUSIC IS IN YOU

Summertime in Europe offers many festivals and music events to take in. From Nordkapp to Cadiz, you will find the best places to take a pit stop and take in a festival that is to your taste!

ETR - CORE VALUES

European Touring Route is a network of sites for exploring Europe in a secure, social and reliable touring environment, providing a useful range of services for riders at each ETR Site along the route.

The range of requirements that ETR can satisfy for motorcyclists, can be summed up in three words:

SECURE // SERVICE // SOCIAL

ETR CORE VALUES

SECURE

For touring motorcyclists, secure parking for their motorcycle is one of the main requirements, when choosing a place to stay. Another consideration, is being able to store their valuables, clothing, laptop, GPS, cameras, riding boots, and other equipment securely, while they explore the local area on foot.

For this reason, both secure parking and secure storage feature high on the list of requirements, for ETR Members, and for hotels, motels, guest houses or B&B’s that want to become an ETR Site.

RIDER SAFETY

Rider Safety ranks very high on ETR's list of priorities, and we work hard to promote a safe riding environment for riders to 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, for the most part. Backroads have their own intrinsic dangers also, and riders and groups should exercise caution at every bend and side-entrance, because you don't know if there will be a tractor appearing out of a field, or a herd of goats trying to cross the road, up ahead.

Follow this link to read some of the European Union's guidelines for Rider Safety >>

ETR CORE VALUES

SERVICE

Motorcyclists have a range of individual needs and requirements, and small gestures of service by the hotel staff can make a big difference. For example:

  • Express Check-in can be done with their ETR Membership Card on arrival.

  • Show them to their rooms before they check-in fully, so they can avoid having to wait around the reception area in heavy motorcycle clothing.

  • Let them check in after changing out of their riding clothes.

  • Ask them if they want a cold beer when they arrive, or if they need warm, wet towels for removing insects from their windscreens.

ETR CORE VALUES

SOCIAL

By nature, motorcyclists are very social people, and like to interact with locals and other motorcyclists, to hear new stories, and discover the great places to visit, in the local area. Riders like to meet other riders, and sit together either inside or outside, and enjoy a beer or two, followed by some good local food, while they exchange stories and inspiration for the following days of exploration.

ETR Bar and ETR Corner are examples of how an ETR site can accommodate groups of tourists, and generate an income from their presence.

ETR CORE VALUES