The Best Motorcycle Road Trips In the World

Ceuta to Marrakesh loop, Morocco

Bikers on this route journey through an exotic realm of ancient kasbahs (citadels), souks (bazaars) and desert cultures. After rolling off the ferry at Ceuta, riders switchback through the wild Rif Mountains to Fez, then traverse the Atlas Mountains (snow-capped in winter) to hit the Sahara at Erfoud.

Pyrenees Loop, France and Spain

A head turner for its sensational scenery and mind-bending hairpins, this route is a favorite among European bikers. From Bilbao you spin east on the N260 (a legendary biking road worming into the Pyrenees), hit La Seu d’Urgell, then wind north to 

The Great Ocean Road, Australia

This one-day ride from Melbourne to Petersbrough winds through shoreline rainforest, skirts sensational surfing beaches and unfurls along the rugged Shipwreck Coast, renowned for limestone pinnacles piercing the sea like witch’s fingers.


Despite this journey straddling two different continents, it’s only 600 miles long and easily doable in just four days. However, with plenty of interesting detours along the way, it’s natural to want to add a few more days on to your itinerary.

Cape Town Circuit, South Africa

Fantastic roads, amazing scenery and excellent climate – South Africa is perfect for a one- or two-week fly-ride vacation. From Cape Town the wild coast heads east then the road turns north over the Olifantskip Pass to Addo National Park 

Pacific Coast Highway, California

Civilization disappears quickly as you dance a thrilling two-lane tango past seal-strewn beaches, redwood forests, plunging cliffs and the crashing surf of Big Sur. Also en route – the fishing town of Monterey, the surfing capital of Santa Cruz, and everyone’s favorite city with a famous bridge, San Francisco.

Dales and Moors

This one-day ride across North Yorkshire offers nonstop bends, fast straights, wild scenery and gentle vales dotted with market towns. The A684 launches you over the Pennines to Hawes, gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park via Aysgarth to Leyburn.

Fjordland, Norway

The land of the Vikings is biking Nirvana. The road network takes in terrific switchbacks and awesome fjords – some crossed by ferries.

Istanbul to Anatolia, Turkey

Istanbul provides a superb starting point for an exotic circuit, taking in Cappadocia’s troglodyte houses, ancient Roman and Byzantine ruins and the beauty of the Black Sea and Taurus Mountains.

oxley Highway (Australia)

THE OXLEY Highway is one of those roads that experienced motorbike riders talk of with something approaching awe.