HANOVER, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Summer - the world's most beautiful travel destinations are full of people on motorized two-wheelers. But what places exactly attract Europe's bikers? And how many miles do they cover with their machines in order to reach the destinations of their dreams?
“They conquer the world on two wheels. Some of them even plan an extended European or world trip by motorcycle. In all countries there are motorcyclists with destinations overseas, from India to the U.S. to Kenya or Mexico.”
This was what the team from moto-tyres.co.uk - the tyre specialist for two-wheelers belonging to Europe's leading online tyre retailer Delticom - wanted to find out, and so in June and July with the "Biker Summer Promotion", they called up motorcyclists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom to get them to reveal what they had planned for their summer tours.
Europe's motorbike enthusiasts are cosmopolitan: Facts & Figures for Biker Summer 2013
85 times around the globe: The 1,234 motorcycle riders from seven countries surveyed by moto-tyres.co.uk intend to cover a total of approximately 3.4 million kilometres in the course of summer 2013.
No ride is too long: 2,729 kilometres is how far each of the bikers surveyed plans to average this summer.
Way ahead: Motorcyclists from the Netherlands. The survey revealed that the Dutch are very much on the move on their beloved "Motorfiets": With an average of 3,018 kilometres, they top the list of most distant travellers. Among the most distant destinations named by the Dutch are Ghana, Russia and the United States. British bikers take 2nd place: they come up to an average of 2,956 km with destinations such as Kenya and Portugal. German motorcycle enthusiasts cover 2,858 kilometres each to rank 3rd on the distance list. They will be setting out to discover dream destinations such as Indonesia, India and Chile on 2 wheels.
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Numerous exotic destinations such as Chile, Ghana, Indonesia and South Africa are on the tour list. "Motorcyclists are true globetrotters", said Andreas Faulstich, motorcycle tyre specialist at Delticom, Europe's leading internet tyre retailer. "They conquer the world on two wheels. Some of them even plan an extended European or world trip by motorcycle. In all countries there are motorcyclists with destinations overseas, from India to the U.S. to Kenya or Mexico. "
Top 10 most popular motorcycle travel destinations:
1. Germany (23%)
2. Italy (21%)
3. France (16%)
4. Austria (9%)
5. United Kingdom (4%)
6. The Netherlands (4%)
7. Croatia (4%)
8. Spain (3%)
9. Switzerland (3%)
10. Belgium (2%)
The most popular motorcycle destinations by country:
Motorcyclists from Germany like to discover their own country or sunny Italy, while the Swiss are particularly attracted, along with Italy, to their western neighbour, France. Here are the top 3 of the respective countries:
Germany: 1st Germany (29%), 2nd Italy (24%), 3rd France and
Austria (11% each)
Austria: 1st Italy (36%), 2nd Austria (33%), 3rd Croatia (12%)
Switzerland: 1st Italy and France (29% each), 2nd Switzerland & Germany (10%), 3rd Austria and Spain (6%)
Netherlands: 1st Germany (35%), 2nd France (13%), 3rd Netherlands (12%)
France 1st France (74%), 2nd Spain (6%), 3rd Germany and Italy (4% each)
Italy: 1st Italy (60%), 2nd Spain and Greece (7%), 3rd Croatia (6%)
UK: 1st United Kingdom / Northern Ireland (52%), France (22%), 3rd Germany (6%)
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