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Motorcycle tour of Poland


Oldy
3 Jul 2006 #1
I want to tour Poland by motorcycle, anybody living there have some insight on this?
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
3 Jul 2006 #2
What do you want to know ?
OP Oldy
3 Jul 2006 #3
Have you done this?
Can you think of any suggested roads or even whole routes that I should take? Fun roads/routes with winding turns, changes in elevation, etc.

Do you know any good places to rent a motorcycle?
Helmet laws, I always ride with a helmet on, but should I carry a spare for a passenger?
TomPoland
3 Jul 2006 #4
All I know about driving on all sorts of bikes, choppers, etc. it's legal here in Poland :)
As far as helmets are concerned - yes, everybody who uses a motorcycle has to put their helmet on - it doesn't mean actually whether you're just a passanger or not. Everyone has to adhere to this rule.

The next important thing worth remembering is that you always have to turn on the motorcycle's lights even when the day-light and good driving conditions are provided.

I would also recommend you to be more careful here. The roads here are generally pain in every driver's a.. back :), namely most of them are narrow with plenty holes on them, etc.

Finally, there is still just few motorcycle users in Poland, so there are minority. Still many car owners simply don't notice them on roads - so you'd better be careful especially during overtaking them.

That's all I think.
FISZ 24 | 2,116
3 Jul 2006 #5
Becareful of the drunk russian truck drivers :) and of course be careful on the bad roads.
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
3 Jul 2006 #6
OK - I haven`t done that - I don`t even have a motorcycle :) but I`m Polish living in Poland.

I don`t know the details about roads when it comes to the wind - but I can tell you that 99% of the roads here aren`t steep - even in the mountains.

You and the passager are going to have to carry a helmet - that`s for sure.

When it comes to routes - here you`ve got a very good map:

mapa.szukacz.pl

You can zoom it and search it as you wish. I would recommend 2 routes.

Warszawa-Radom-Krakow-Wroclaw-Poznan-Torun-Warszawa or

Warszawa-Torun-Malbork-Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot-Hel-Gdansk-Frombork-Lidzbark Warminski-Ketrzyn-Ryn-Ostroleka-Warszawa

There is a lot to see in those places and along the way as well.

I have no idea where you can rent a bike - but Im sure that in Warsaw youre going to find something.
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
3 Jul 2006 #7
As far as helmets are concerned - yes, everybody who uses a motorcycle has to put their helmet on - it doesn't mean actually whether you're just a passanger or not. Everyone has to adhere to this rule.

Yes this is very important.

Finally, there is still just few motorcycle users in Poland, so there are minority.

Bikes arent very popular in Poland - and the car drivers - especially in Warsaw drive very aggresivly.
OP Oldy
3 Jul 2006 #8
Thank you, that is the kind of information I was looking for.
I found moto4fun.pl - Moto4Fun out of Warsaw has motorcycle for rent.
Buellrider
1 Apr 2007 #9
Merged:Motorcycle Tours of Poland?

...does anyone know of a company that offers these? Edelweiss offers tours in various parts of Europe, but not Poland.
mlody
21 Apr 2007 #10
You may check dinven.com/page.php/2/0/show/9/

Din Ven Bike is a part of Din Ven Travel Agency and its main aim is organisation of motorcycle tours and perfection training courses on a professional racing track.

radek
5 Feb 2008 #11
MC Outdoors Agency web page cee-motorcycletours.com
db1874 7 | 227
5 Feb 2008 #12
Motorcycle Tours of Poland=suicide tour

The nickname here for a motorcyclist is 'organ donor'
wildrover 98 | 4,451
6 Feb 2008 #13
Check out ridepoland,com two English speaking Polish guys doing motorcycle tours of Poland.....if you wait a while , i am doing the same thing myself , as soon as i have got a bunch of Harley,s to do it on.........I am meeting a guy from USA this month to sort out importing some bikes into Poland....I am an English guy living in Poland , a Harley owner , and one of the Organisers of a bike rally here in Poland....pm me and i will give you my email address.......
davidpeake 14 | 451
7 Feb 2008 #14
hey wild, i would be interested in a harley if you are inporting them, email me some more details
Gary st1100
29 Jun 2008 #15
We went to Poland in 2005, the people are very freindly
We crossed the border from Germany at Gorlitz and headed south to Zacopane, it is a place I would reccomend to visit
We are planning another trip there this year with the idea of Zacopane and crossing the border into Slovakia and returning thru Czech republic
wildrover 98 | 4,451
29 Jun 2008 #16
Hi...I am an English biker living in Poland.....Send me a private message , with your email address....I will help you all i can....I love riding in Poland , and yes you do need to be a bit carefull , but its not as dangerous as some people think.....The last long ride i took was from Poland to Ukrainia...now they do have some really bad roads.....ride safe.....
ukpolska
29 Jun 2008 #17
Hey rover, have you seen the date on the start of the thread mate :) I think he has twice round the world by now hehe

This must be one of the oldest threads out there lol
wildrover 98 | 4,451
29 Jun 2008 #18
Hey rover, have you seen the date on the start of the thread mate

ERR..no ..but i have now.......ooooppppssssss
ukpolska
29 Jun 2008 #19
Still doesn't take away the gent in you though, helping a guy out :O)
miranda
29 Jun 2008 #20
Mr Rover,
maybe is it time to organize a bike tour for likeminded people and you will the guide and collect some cash while having fun.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
29 Jun 2008 #21
helping a guy out

I do my best....lots of peeps have helped me here in Poland...i try to return the favour....As for organising bike tours...its on the cards ....My plan is ultimatly to have a bunch of Harley,s and take people on organised tours of the pretty parts of Poland...and beyond....
Guest
26 Aug 2008 #22
Hi...

Can you help me out? Will be visiting Krakow in September and Oct. I am looking to rent a bike for a couple of days for touring S. Poland. I can't seem to find a dealer or shop to rent a bike. Do you know of a rental company? Any other suggestions?

Thanks-
Cary Young
cary.young@ipaper.com
bugster
28 Sep 2008 #24
I'm looking at doing a trip across Europe
say from Poland to UK or the other way around

I'm not sure if I should buy or hire?

has any one here done something like this?

any help would be great

Cheers,

Konrad.
benszymanski 8 | 465
29 Sep 2008 #25
I rode from London to Krakow and back in 2004. Motorway all the way to the German/Poland border at which point the motorway simply stopped (although they have built it now).

My only advice is do it in summer time because wet and cold on a bike for so many hours isn't fun. Plus choose something comfy rather than sporty.

Hiring vehicles in Europe is generally very expensive (relative to the US from what I have seen). If you have the time to buy something before you start and sell at the end that would be most economical, but you will have to jump through a few hoops to be able to register your motorbike if you want to register it in somewhere such as Poland or Germany.
bugster
29 Sep 2008 #26
Yeh I'll be doing it during summer
have already done enough trips to know what it's like ride in cold and especially wet :)

I'm not looking for a a to b ride either
I want to zig zag a bit and actually ride through some fun winding roads rather then highway

I'm thinking of doing it over two weeks
maddog26
23 Jan 2009 #27
you can hire bikes there

www,bikers-tours.com [i][/i]
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
23 Jan 2009 #28
you can hire bikes there

Edit:
Not so nice site. Those rental bikes look good though.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510
23 Jan 2009 #29
Nice site. Those rental bikes look good.

dude, are you plugging the site or in 4 minutes of looking at it you decided it was kosher, got back to the forum and posted about it...?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
23 Jan 2009 #30
you decided it was kosher, got back to the forum and posted about it...?

BubbaWoo is right. The deeper you go into the site, the more 404s crop up.


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