Trans Euro Trail – TET

The Trans Euro Trail is an incredible GPS track that circumvents Europe. This amazing dirt road/trail goes through so many European countries and provides motorcycle adventure riders a true taste for ADV riding in Europe. The scope of scenery is literally all over the map. Some riders will do specific legs of the TET and others venture out to complete the entire route. The TET is over 21,000 miles long, over 4 times longer than the TAT.

TET ADV Motorcycle Trail – Trans Euro Trail

Countries the Trans Euro Trail will traverse:

  • Albania
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • UK
  • Ukraine

Check out the TET ADV riders website for more information on each country and they also have a forum as well. On their site you can download the GPS/X file for free. It i s 2.5Gb file, so have an SD card for it.

The TET project is supported by Adventure Spec, a great ADV resource for your riding needs in Europe.

This is a must for your bucket list and we are sincerely grateful for the selfless “linesman” (see website) who volunteered their time and put this great TET track together.

Now get out a ride the TET!

US National Park Entrance Fees are Increasing – May 2018

Acadia National Park, Maine (Bar Harbor)


There are a few things certain in this world, and one of those are prices are always going up. Sorry for the pessimistic view, but there are 17 National parks where the entrance fees are increasing in 2018 during peak seasons. It will now be $50 per motorcycle, $70 for cars, and $30 on bicycle or on foot. This is still a proposal but looks as if it will be going to happen. The funds will be used to improve the parks.

“The infrastructure of our national parks is aging and in need of renovation and restoration,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Some will get the increase in May 2018 and others in June and Joshua Tree is still undecided. 

The parks that are getting the increase are:

  1. Arches
  2. Bryce Canyon
  3. Canyonlands
  4. Denali
  5. Glacier
  6. Grand Canyon
  7. Grand Teton
  8. Olympic
  9. Sequoia & Kings Canyon
  10. Yellowstone
  11. Yosemite
  12. Zion National Parks
  13. Acadia
  14. Mount Rainier
  15. Rocky Mountain
  16. Shenandoah National Parks 
  17. Joshua Tree National Park

Riding your adventure motorcycle through the National Parks here in the US is a great joy to be had. Stay on designated legal dirt roads and enjoy all these great parks have to offer.

TCAT – Trans-Canada Adventure Trail

The Trans-Canada Adventure Trail (TCAT) is an amazing adventure motorcycle or dual sport GPS trek across the great land of Canada. It is over 9000 miles is you do the whole TCAT, that is approximately 15,000 Kilometers. It is not for the faint of heart.

Check out Gravel Travel’s website for more info and to get the GPS routes. graveltravel.ca

Ted Johnson, who was interviewed on Adventure Rider Radio, talks about the TCAT and the work that went into creating such a monumental trail that is a must do for and ADV traveler who has desire to tackle such a feat.

 


 

Cool TCAT stickers are now available. Click here to order yours today!

 

7 Amazing Places to ride your adventure motorcycle to in Goa, India

Goa is the heaven on Earth! The infinite and unlimited festive and active atmosphere, the affordable food and drinks along with the splendid and mesmerizing beaches, it’s not just one thing that sets Goa on the podium in India.

With an uncountable number of beaches, casinos, bars and eateries, Goa has put itself on the world map for one of the must visit tourist places, as well as a place for Adventure motorcycle travellers to explore. Many events, such as the Sunburn or the New Year’s Party, have skyrocketed Goa to one of the must visit destinations.

Being such an amazing and well known tourist destination, it is true that most of the town has been explored, and is a tourist haven. But for many of us Adventure riders we don’t want the standard crowded tourist destination. We seek areas and destinations less travelled should we say.  So, we decided to tell you about the amazing places which aren’t widely known, but awesome to hit in your travels!

All these destinations can be hit by riding the Calangute-Baga Road, which connects many of these great places, but remember to always use caution while traveling this road by motorcycle. You won’t hit big boulders, or deep muddy water crossings but you will hit a high energy hustle and bustle of Indian roadways, where the biggest vehicle has the right of way. Some consider it an “aggressive” driving environment, but once in the “flow” it is like riding in any city, you must be alert and careful at all times. Many world travelers are aware of the India method of driving, it can be a little crazy but at the same time exhilarating and adventurous.

 

  1. Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Photo by sarangib, CC0 1.0

 

Known for its milky white appearance, the Dudhsagar waterfalls being the largest of its kind and the fifth largest in the country, doesn’t cease to amuse the experienced of travellers with its mind-boggling beauty. Extremely popular for the trek around the falls and the amazingly crafted way of the falls across the greens of the mountain are a miracle in itself.

 

  1. Mobor Beach

Photo by Thangaraj Kumaravel, CC BY 2.0

 

Known for beaches, the Mobor beach in South Goa is one of the popularly known beaches for adventure sports. If you’re the person with a knack for getting your feet wet in the sea water, trying out some surfboarding or speed boating adventures, then you’re headed out to the right place! Make sure to clip on your life jackets as the waters are pretty rough!

 

  1. Vagator Beach

Photo by Zerohund, CC BY-SA 3.0

 

The Vagator beach, the northern most beach in Goa, is popularly known for its serenity coupled with beauty. Not very popular among Indian tourists, the beach is primarily filled with tourists from the west. With great cliffs that look down on the shore and some relaxing fresh water springs, the place is ideal for anyone looking to while away time in Goa.

 

  1. Netravalli Lake

Mysteriously producing bubbles, the Netravalli Lake, also called as the Bubbling Lake, is under the light for its weird behaviour. The bubbles are continuous and emerge to the surface of the lake. Local stories say that fairies have rendered the lake magical, so it’s your time to test! Clapping at the lake is said to increase the intensity of the bubbles and also bring to life the water springs.

 

  1. Carambolim Lake

Carambolim lake, in the Carambolim district of North Goa, is the heart of Goan birds. The lake is a habitat for the birds that are largely survival in the inland water bodies that contain fresh water. The lake helps irrigate the paddy fields in the surrounding which also develop the habitat of the birds and animals. Many migratory ducks, agile jacanas, kingfishers and numerous other species do come over to Goa for chilling and partying in their own style.

 

  1. Cabo De Rama

Photo by Aleksandr Zykov, CC BY-SA 2.0

 

Situated in one of the secret beaches of Goa, the Agonda beach, the Cabo De Rama fort is a silent getaway. The place is just perfect for any person looking to catch a break from the hustle and bustle of the Goa city and wishes to spend some time in isolation far away from the mundate Goan lifestyle. The fort is pristine to this date and has an amazing view of the seashore to gaze at.

 

  1. Querim Beach

Photo by Jo Kent, CC BY 2.0

 

Also, locally known as the Keri Beach, the Querim beach is one of the unique beaches you’d ever come across. Lying on the edge of the Arabian Sea, it catches the view of the Terekhol River subtly congregating into the sea. The opposite bank of the river houses the Terekhol fort which is accessible through a ferry ride and overlooks the river where one is allowed to try their luck at fishing.

 

It isn’t without reason that Goa is a popular tourist destination. Even though these are some of the lesser known locations they are so enthralling. No wonder it is Goa, let the adventure begin!

 

About the Author:

Rohit is an extensive traveller with an urge to explore the unexplored via foot, car and motorcycle. He does so by visiting the less travelled to places across the country and writes about them at http://www.transindiatravels.com/ for everyone who shares the same urge to benefit from.

Nevada – #7 – Backcountry Discovery Route

BDR announces its seventh route, the Nevada Backcountry Discovery Route (NVBDR), produced in partnership with the American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and TravelNevada, Nevada Division of Tourism. 

The NVBDR release includes free GPS tracks and route travel information on the BDR website, a waterproof map from Butler Motorcycle Maps, and expedition documentary DVD produced by ColorBlind, and BDR Documentary Films.

The NVBDR is a scenic ride across Nevada, beginning in Oatman, AZ, and finishing in Jarbidge, NV.  Created for dual-sport and adventure motorcyclists, this 900-mile south-to-north route primarily uses dirt roads to lead riders through Nevada’s expansive deserts, open sagebrush valleys, and seemingly endless mountain ranges.  

In rural Nevada, you’ll experience historic saloons and relics from it’s rich mining history. The state’s maverick spirit remains, and you’ll see ghost towns, artifacts, desert sculptures, murals, the world’s largest car forest, jackrabbits, antelope and even wild mustangs.

Most importantly, the film reveals miles of meandering two-track roads that are just perfect for spending time on an adventure motorcycle.

Check it out here!

Riding Morocco – Chasing the Dakar

Two adventure bikers take on the journey of a lifetime travelling through Morocco, North Africa, on the trail of the ultimate biking challenge, the Dakar Rally. One rider, Christophe Barriere-Varju, has competed in the Dakar Rally four times. The other, Laura Csortan, has never set a wheel off road before. Starting in Marrakech, Morocco, they must make their way through mountains, gorges, rivers and deserts to reach the Moroccan Sahara. Christophe will be sharing his knowledge of what it takes to be an off road adventurer whilst Laura will be pushing her biking skills to the limits and experiencing a journey like never before. Will they make it to their final destination of the Sahara Desert or will the journey of a lifetime be too much for an off road novice?

 

Check it out here on NatGeo TV.

 

 

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