Prepare your paperwork
Check you’ve got all your important documents in order, including…
- Your passport
It’s a good idea to keep it with you at all times while you’re away. You may need it if you cross any borders and some hotels and campsites might also require it when you check in.
- Your driving license
If you get stopped by the police for any reason, you may need to produce this on request.
- Your V5 (owner’s logbook)
All EU countries require you to have your original V5 registration document with you. This provides proof that your bike is registered to you. In France for example, the police have the power to detain you if you can’t prove the bike is yours – not a great way to spend your holiday!
- Vehicle insurance documents
Make sure that you’ve got motorcycle insurance that allows you to ride in other countries. (Not all policies do.) If it doesn’t, you can usually contact your insurance provider to arrange temporary cover the duration of the trip. While talking to them, it’s a good idea to ask what you should do in case of an accident or for that matter, if your bike gets stolen.
- Travel insurance A must-have for any trip abroad, travel insurance helps make sure you get any medical care you might need. It could also provide protection for any items that get damaged, lost or stolen.
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