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When travelling on two-wheels,  protecting a motorcycle from theft is a continuous source of stress,  especially when venturing far from home, perhaps to a different  continent.

The choice of either a hotel, motel, guest house, camp site,  farmhouse, B&B or Airbnb … sensitive to the needs of two-wheel  travellers can provide a restful night’s sleep. The  internet features dozens of websites that specialise in offering  accommodation especially aimed at motorcyclists and we took some time to  take a look at just a few of those on offer.

Online, motorcyclists can find a multitude of guides and facility lists aimed at the motorcycling market.
Many are located near race circuits or are convenient for regular  gatherings … but more generally the majority of them combine the  standard solution of accommodation and meals with the facility of being  able to store a motorcycle inside a garage; some even go further by  offering technical assistance through direct contacts with workshops,  mechanics, dealerships, motorcycle rentals, etc.
We have analysed some of the websites and we present our findings but  don’t stop there though, as with a little patience it is possible to  find “biker friendly” accommodation in every corner of the world.

Moho Motorrad Hotels

Austrian website which is available in three languages, well-structured  and even certified by TUV. It is aimed at motorcyclists who love the  alpine passes and therefore mainly lists hotels dotted around the most  beautiful regions of the Alps within Germany, Austria, Italy and  Switzerland including Istria (Croatia). MoHo – Motorbike Hotels, place  great emphasis on service and advice. Staff know the best tours of the  region and can provide useful tips and information on the most scenic  photographic stops. Within the hotel search facility, there are 3  categories, not distinguished by stars but by icons in the shape of a  helmet in numbers of 5, 4, and 3 which indicate the level of service  offered to motorcyclists ie superior, standard or basic.

Motor – Hotels

There are four languages available,French, English, German and Dutch, to  help visitors to the site choose from 442 biker-friendly hotels located  throughout Europe. Its strength is the structure of the website which  is based on a database continually updated with the help of  motorcyclists. Currently, the list is a little unbalanced (for example,  there are 177 hotels in Germany and there is only one single  establishment in Albania, Andorra, Hungary, Romania, Denmark …) but we  trust that with time the administrators will be able to increase  coverage for the least popular areas. A section of the website features a  European map showing the location of major automotive museums (cars and  motorcycles). A series of links lead to useful websites useful covering  tours, itineraries, traveller tales and general hints and tips.

Bike-stay Worldwide Accomodation for Motorcyclists

 The title of the website would lead visitors to think they have  discovered the Holy Grail of “biker-friendly” accommodation websites but  unfortunately that is not quite the case. Intentions are good but  various indicated areas (including Italy), are assigned pages that do  not open, which is frustrating. Where the website functions properly and  does so well and in detail, are the six areas defined by the menu:  U.K., Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. There is no  direct reference to Africa, Asia and South America but in the sub-menus  there are some establishments located in India and Argentina.
The menu heading “‘EUROPEAN TOURING ADVICE” should also be noted, which  details the differences between countries from the point of view of  personal and vehicle documents such as the drive-through carnets (carnet  du passage)and helpful tips such as ferry departure points etc …


The website is designed to take advantage of Google’s automatic translation in every language.
There are 3 areas of interest for motorcyclists: Accommodation, Events & Rallies, Biker information
The latter consists of a series of items including forums, tour  companies, shops, dealerships and more. The contents of the  accommodation, which focuses heavily on B&B and camping, offers  establishments in four different areas of the world: Europe, UK /  Ireland, USA and Canada, Australia and New Zealand. However, there are  few countries covered in a significant manner ie USA, France and the UK.
Kudos for the presentation profiles of the establishments with a photo gallery, services offered, map, etc.

The Biker Guide (accomodation)

A generic motorcycle website with contents similar to those of an online  magazine and with a menu that is rich in items related to various  aspects of the two-wheeled world, some of which are directly linked to  motorcycle tourism. Amongst the latter stands “Accommodation”. The  creators of the website consider themselves specialists in  “Biker-Friendly Accommodation”, particularly on the European continent …  but a more in-depth analysis leads to the belief that coverage is  somewhat restricted to the United Kingdom (the website is English after  all).


The number of websites specialising in “biker friendly” accommodation  located in the UK make it clear how much this territory is a land of  conquest for European travellers.
MOTOGOLOCO offers an excellent graphical interface, useful and easy to  use services and a good number of accommodation facilities located  mainly in England and Scotland. Wales and the Republic of Ireland are  included within the geographical areas proposed but with few proposals  of accommodation. The website has earned a space in our brief review for  its fantastic inclusive mapping service that can be used to create  personal itineraries with the help of interesting ideas from routes  recommended by the most popular English motorcycling magazines. The  staff is reliable: Clint Smith (aka Mr. Fix It) reiterates that he has  personally checked every hotel and that those included on the list have  fully exceeded the required criteria.

Motor Bike Hotels

Precious but few. Visitors to this website quickly build an impression  that the selected accommodation is subject to meticulous inspection  (even hoteliers must be motorcyclists). The countries taken into  consideration are Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France and  Luxembourg. The website is well constructed and correctly “readable” in 5  languages. The website features a fantastic planning system which  enables riders to arrive at their hotel by selecting their preferred  winding route.


This is a historic Italian website, available in 5 languages, well known  to motorcycle enthusiasts from all over Europe. There is a wide choice  of accommodation available: Hotel, Motel, Camping, Apartment,
B & B, Farms, Houses, Hostel … Its main feature is its database with  hundreds of places to stay all located in Italy. But the influence of  this community goes far beyond boundaries, thanks to the proposal of  accommodation scattered throughout the 22 counties of the Old Continent.
In the profiles of the individual establishments there is no mention of  information that confirm the presence of a secure garage or parking  space for motorcycles, at least not for those that we randomly viewed,  but it is assumed such a requirement is essential.
The updated list of motorcycle-meetings is one of its strong points,  along with suggested motorcycle itineraries and the ability to download a  hotel guide for each country in a PDF format.