Ive been thinking of touring Europe a bit next summer.
As this had been on my mind recently, I thought I might as well make a thread here mostly for people to share experiences across Europe and for locals to give good tips on how things work where you are at.
Also if you know "No go zones" for motorcycles, especially with foregin plates (especially regarding theft), you are more than welcome to post them
Ill start off with some tips on Finland (as if anyone would be mad enough to visit here by choice )
Around mid-summer its fantastic to ride. Its rarely so hot that you wouldnt want to wear your gear. Daylight is very long, the sunsets are very relaxing, and even when the sun has set its still quite bright out for a while.
Crime is low, no need to worry about someone stealing your pride and joy or robbing you.
Id suggest to stick to the archipelago, the forests dont change in how they look the further you go. You can take small ferries and work your way along the islands in south west Finland all the way to Åland.
Filtering is a grey area (rarely needed though), and for your own safety, unless its a full on jam, its suggested to not do it. If you decide to anyway (i do in "larger" cities) be aware that some cars will try to block you and there are horror stories of people opening their door to knock a filtering biker off. Keep speed slow and remember to focus.
There are no tolls whatsoever, so no need to worry about what route to take. Be aware that speeding fines are harsh, and if you are speeding more than 20 km/h, the fine is based off of your income.
Otherwise, apart from animals crossing the roads, traffic in general is very safe and predictable.
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