Tips for Motorcycle Trips in Spain

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What do you have to take into consideration when traveling to Spain? Which documents do you have to take with you? Louis provides you with answers to the most important questions. No liability is accepted for errors – Louis does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of information.

Documents you must have with you

  • Driving licence and vehicle registration certificate
  • ID card or passport (since 26.6.12 it has also been obligatory for children under 16 travelling within the EU to have their own identity document.)
  • International Motor Insurance Card (Green Card) is recommended.

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Please note: If you drive a vehicle of which you are not the owner, you require written authorisation from the registered vehicle keeper.

First-aid kit / Hi-vis vest

It is not mandatory for motorcycle riders to carry a first-aid kit or high-visibility vest. However, we recommend you always carry both.

Mandatory helmet

It is mandatory to wear a helmet! Only helmets which conform to the ECE 22 standard are approved.

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Motorcycles must have their headlight on even during the daytime.

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Speed limits

  • Within built-up areas: 50 km/h
  • Outside built-up areas: 90 km/h
  • Dual carriageways (expressways): 100 km/h
  • Motorways (freeways): 120 km/h

Road tolls

A toll is charged on most motorways (freeways) and dual carriageways (expressways) in Portugal.

Emergency numbers


Legal alcohol limit

0.05% (50 mg/100 ml blood)

Further information

Tourism in Spain:

Motorcycle trips across the Spain borders

Here you will find country tips for motorcycle trips in Spain neighbouring countries.

[IMAGE - The neighboring countries of Spain.]

1. France

2. Andorra * 

3. Portugal

* To provide you with even better support when you plan your next tour, we will shortly be adding still more countries.

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