Motorcycle Camping Makes Your Tour
The Real Adventure!

If you ask non-motorcyclists they would say it’s impossible to go motorcycle camping. Imagine that you need to fit all the camping gear, something to cook on and eat on, things for your hygiene, non-riding cloths and other essential stuff onto your motorcycle. Now you want to take a pillion. Well…you’ve got to be kidding me. It’s awesome! Many motorcyclists do it with passion because they like to be outside day and night. No matter what it takes, sleeping under a tent is the real pleasure after a day of riding. Not every day you have to, but having the camping gear with you gives you the freedom of choice how you want to spend the night.

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Find the camping site! You’ll always find camping sites on your GPS but they would be rather the biggest, not necessary the nicest. Check for camping sites at home before going and make reservations if you know exactly your route. You can search for motorcycle camping sites but really any camping ground would be good as long as it’s not overcrowded. Personally I love places where I can hear a river in a background as I’m falling asleep.

You can improvise! But be careful.. If however you don’t know exactly your route you will look for them as you ride. Well you can always have a detailed map with you but if you travel long distances chances are that you don’t have a detailed map. Important as you ride is to start looking for the camping sites early, before you get too tired. Otherwise you may get very irritated when you feel exhausted, desperately looking for a place to sleep. That can be dangerous too.

Secure your motorcycle and your stuff! Having a chain lock is best but it's rather the heaviest option. I think a disc lock is good, preferably with an alarm. It takes much less space and weight but it gives you extra peace of mind, especially when you've got to leave your bike far from your tent. Personally I don't like that and honestly I have never stayed at a camping site where I didn't have my bike close. The reason is I keep things locked in on my bike in the hard luggage so I don’t have to keep them in a tent all the time. Also when you want to go for a walk (and you will, I promise) you can leave your valuable stuff secured in the hard luggage so one would have to break it (and it’ll be hard to break) if one was to steal anything. On camping grounds it is important to secure your bike from falling. You just need to make sure your stand will not sink in the ground even in wet. You can put something flat under the stand or lean your bike against a tree with a handlebar. Lastly you will need to eat and eat well. Check out my recommendations on how and what to eat on the camping food page.

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