France is the most popular European destination for UK motorcyclists, according to a new report by insurer Carole Nash.
It has examined over 37,000 pieces of insurance data to identify a 'top ten' for motorcycle tours. France was a clear winner with 12,430 heading across the channel to sample breathtaking routes such as as Col de Turini and Route Napoleon.
Belgium was the second most popular destination among Carole Nash motorcyclists, with 4,481 wanting the country included on their policy. Belgium is known for having a thriving biking community with 450,000 registered motorcycles and popular annual events, such as the Norton Owners Club Begonia Rally and Classic Bikes Chimay.
Germany came in at third place with 3,094 riders insuring for a visit, while Spain was fourth with 2,805 .
The data also showed that June is the most popular month for insuring a motorcycle for a trip. 45% of people travelled between one and seven days, while 35% took an eight to 14-day tour.
Carole Nash’s guide to biking in Europe can be found here http://www.carolenash.com/insidebikes/news-and-reviews/1281-biking-europe: find out more about local laws, safety, routes and more in the ten most popular European countries.
The top 10 most popular European destinations are: 1. France
9. Czech Republic
10. Portugal *Data based on 37227 instances of motorcycle insurance data taken out across 25 countries