It’s important to make sure that you have the right cover before embarking on a motorcycle tour and this guide covers the basics to get you set. Full details on all the below are provided in the tour packs we send out before the trips.
All riders on tour must have valid insurance for themselves and their pillion riders in the countries that we ride through, most UK insurers cover you for short trips by default but please check before you depart. Many UK insurers will no longer provide a green card for Bosnia or Morocco although we know that Carole Nash and still Swinton will. If you can’t sort this beforehand then not to worry as you can buy border insurance on arrival and your guides will help you with this if you are on a Guided tour or we’ll talk you through it in your pack on a Self Guided tour.
We require that all customers have breakdown cover for their motorcycles, this must cover repatriation of both them and their motorcycle in case of accident or breakdown. Ideally it will also include replacement with a rental vehicle if not fixable within 24 hours so that you can continue your tour. If you are on the Croatia trip and are struggling to find cover then Call Assist Breakdown Cover provided by Start Rescue is the one we go for as at the time of writing its the only company to cover Bosnia. You can buy this direct from Start Rescue very reasonable too…
Travel / Medical Insurance
We also highly recommend that you take out travel insurance that covers cancellation of your holiday in case you can’t make the tour due to accident, illness or redundancy before departure. This should cover you for medical treatment in the countries you visit and must cover you whilst riding a motorcycle. Not all providers cover this so please check the small print. Our guides use travel insurance through either Holiday Safe and their excellent bike specific policy or the Post Office.
Our guides have all travelled extensively around the world and have a shared love for everything two wheels. Magellan guides are one of the reasons our customers travel with us again and again. Who’ll lead your next Magellan adventure?