Before you go scrambling to type in those coordinates, it’s Brussels Airport in Belgium.
A few weeks ago Zac made a post about Air Canada service to fly bikes to Europe but where to ride, once you land?
Here are a few suggestions, riding season is coming, if Europe is calling there are so many options, so much to see it’ll make your head spin.
Depending on what sort of rider you are – all street, mostly street, some dirt, a lot of dirt, it’s all there you just need to know where to look
If you read that last paragraph and said to yourself I want dirt! Then there is an option, its called the Trans Euro Trail and will take you primarily offroad thru 31 countries.
If this sounds like your idea of adventure, everything is free, download the GPS tracks country by country and do some research.
The main header page shows its 38,000kms, it gets updated a lot and that distance is growing, it is now closer to 45,000km/ 28,000miles or FIVE TIMES longer than the TAT.
There is a forum specifically for the TET you can join and a very active Facebook page where you can find almost every answer to every question.
One thing you need to be aware of if you plan to do this and will arrive in Europe on a non-EU passport is the length of time you are allowed to stay in the EU legally. The UK allows 180 days, the remainder only allows 90 days out of every 180, so plan accordingly, maybe do it over two seasons, and store your bike to come back again.
Why? Well there is this regulation called Schengen and it covers the area shown below
The short version of what Schengen is, is what I described above but for more details read HERE. Be warned that if you overstay the penalties can be harsh!
From the Airport in 120km/ 75 miles you will be on the TET and can choose which direction to head. Weather can play a big factor so do a little research of the best times to make it to each country.