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Will my US motorcycle license translate via International Driving Permit in Vietnam and Philippines?

I see on Wikipedia that both Vietnam and Philippines honor an IDP. However I cannot find specific information on whether my motorcycle license would translate and allow me to rent and drive ...
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Get an international driving license in Indonesia

I am in Bali (Indonesia) and I have a Swiss driving license. Is it possible for me to get an international driving license? For those wondering: I want an international driving license because ...
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Is permit required in Rohtang Pass when coming from Keylong to Manali with your own motorbike?

We are travelling from Leh to Manali by motorbike, so we will be crossing the Rohtang pass on AUG 7, 2015 Friday. Please let us know do we need any permit or should we wait in the pass. I heard a ...
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Labuan Bajo to Ruteng to Bajawa by motorcycle, possible?

I'm in Indonesia, in Flores island, and I want to go from Labuan Bajo to Ruteng and then to Bajawa by motorcycle but I'm unsure of the state of the road. If you can provide the following details ...
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Where can I drive motorcycles in Europe with the Chinese driving license (C1)?

I have a Schengen visa (the type is student, not travelling) and a Chinese driving license (C1). I expect to take a motorcycle trip. My friend told me that they drove the motorcycle in 'Las Palmas ...
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Bribing Indonesian police for missing motorbike license

I really hate to do this, but it seems like I most likely will have to bribe the police at some point because I do not have a motorbike license and I'm driving a scooter in Indonesia for several ...
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What warm clothes should I take when traveling in southeast Asia? [closed]

While it's mostly very hot in southeast Asia, I plan to do some hikes that can go up and above 3000m. Considering some of these hikes will be at night in order to catch the sun rise, it'll be pretty ...
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Ride a 125cc scooter in Indonesia if I only have a European car licence?

I have a European car licence. But I don't have any motorcycle licence. Am I allowed to ride a 125cc scooter in Indonesia?
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Rent a motorbike vs taking an organized ride/tour in Indonesia? [closed]

In Indonesia, there is often a not-advertised way of visiting places. Whether it's about visiting a famous temple, go to a volcano, visit a few local craftsmen, and so on. It's often possible to ...
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Rent a scooter in Probolinggo, possible?

Where can I rent a scooter in Probolinggo? I tried several hotels, one guesthouse, and the tourism information (opposite Probolinggo's train station entrance) but I couldn't find anyone renting out a ...
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Rent a scooter for 2 weeks in Bali

I want to rent a scooter for 2 weeks in Bali. What kind of price should I expect? I have been told that the daily price is usually 50'000 IDR. So I expect a discount when renting for 14 days. I ...
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Renting a motorbike from a private person in Indonesia?

I would like to rent a motorbike (scooter) from a private person in Indonesia. What are the things I should watch out for regarding paperwork? For instance, I have been told the scooter must be ...
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Yogyakarta to mount Merapi by scooter, possible?

I would like to avoid the packaged tours, and go to mount Metapi (Selo village) from Yogyakarta by motorbike (scooter). I read Selo village, where the hike to the top of Merapi starts, is about 3h ...
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Probolinggo to Bromo by motorbike, possible?

I would like to avoid the packaged tours, and go to Bromo (Cemoro Lawang) from Probolinggo by motorbike (scooter). This looks not only cheaper but also nicer and more fun. My only concern is the ...
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Banyuwangi to Kawa Ijen by motorbike, possible?

I would like to avoid the packaged tours, and go to Kawa Ijen (Sempol) from Banyuwangi by motorbike (scooter). This looks not only cheaper but also nicer and more fun. My only concern is the state ...
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Can I really finance a Silk Road trip, from India to the UK, by importing and selling the motorcycle?

Recently I've heard a friend of mine talking about doing a silk route trip from South India all the way to the U.K. on a Royal Enfield motorcycle. The way he explained it, people purchase a brand new ...
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Is it safe to park a motorbike on the street at night Spain? [closed]

To be quick: Can I leave my motorcycle (mine in a brend new Triumph tiger 800) unattended in the street at night in Spain? Or is it better to hide it in a garage ? Is a big-lock recommended ? This ...
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Cheap accommodation in Spain

I am traveling to Spain (especially Andalusia) next month by motorcycle and I am looking for a means of cheap accommodation for over-nights (one night at time). Of course there are the Youth Hostels, ...
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Is a driving licence needed to drive a scooter in Ibiza?

I will be visiting Ibiza soon. I found that scooters there are available for tourists on a daily basis. I do not have a driving licence of any kind. I could not find any information whether driving ...
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Is it safe to drive a motorcycle in Bali without IDP? [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to Bali during the month of July. I have a driving license of India, but I don't have an International Driving Permit. Is it fine to drive a motorcycle in Bali with out it? ...
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Can I legally drive a motorcycle in California with a New Zealand motorcycle license?

A friend of mine is travelling to the states and wants to tour around SoCal on a motorbike. He has his motorcycle license in New Zealand. Is it legal for him to ride in California? Are there any ...
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Motorcycle tour of Sweden and Norway [closed]

A friend and I are in the early stage of planning a two week motorcycle tour of Sweden and Norway next summer. Our main consideration is the availability and cost of renting two motorcycles for the ...
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Where and how to get a Carnet de Passage for a Pakistani Vehicle?

I am planning to travel to Europe on my Suzuki jeep. Where and how can I get a Carnet de Passage in Pakistan? I might even decide to do it on a motorbike if the Carnet turns out to be super ...
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Is it possible to motorcycle through Southeast Asia? [closed]

I would like to motorcycle through all of Southeast Asia over the course of a few months. I would buy a bike over there and travel as cheaply as possible. I would like to see all 11 countries of ...
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Going from Chandigarh to Leh

I am planning a road trip to Leh, Himachal Pradesh India, that's quite a place for motorcycle enthusiasts. However, due to some time constraint, I may not be starting my trip from Delhi. I checked ...
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Motorbike rental in Japan

Where and what price to rent a motorbike in Japan to travel around independently. What are normal prices? Based on the price I am thinking either a 5 to 20 day period. I have no special expectation ...
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Thai drivers license in Costa Rica

I have a Thai Drivers license and Motorcycle license. Is this valid to rent a car / motorcycle in Costa Rica?
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Shipping motorcycles from Russia to USA

A friend and I are thinking of doing a motorcycle trip around the world (Long Way Round). I know the airport in Magadan is now closed. Does anyone know of an airline which would ship two motorbikes ...
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Do motorbikes in Vietnam have room to carry a large backpacking backpack?

If you buy/rent a motorbike in Vietnam do they have ones with the abilities to strap on a large backpacking backpack? I've seen just regular motorbikes without any attachments for carrying luggage, ...
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Are there any countries in South-East Asia that don't require a motorcycle licence to ride one?

I only have an European car drivers licence and I'm wondering if it is possible to rent/buy a motorcycle somewhere in South-East Asia and ride it. Is it allowed in some countries in that area? Or are ...
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Do I need a motorcycle licence to ride a motorcycle in Bolivia?

I have a type B European drivers licence with which I'm allowed to drive a car in my home country (i.e. not a motorcycle). Am I allowed to buy/rent a motorcycle in Bolivia and drive it? If not, ...
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Motorcycle ride to Malaysia from Singapore avoiding expressways

I am planning to get a cruiser bike in Singapore and I have a valid Singapore license. I want to go visit the Malaysian towns and villages on my motorcycle. I want to do it alone. But I heard some ...
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Is it possible to drive your own motorbike in/around Siem Reap?

According to this site: Tourists are no longer allowed to rent motorcycles or cars, or drive a vehicle in Siem Reap. I have read several blog posts about Angkor Wat and that's the first time I ...
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Is my US Driver's License valid in Costa Rica for Motorcycles?

I will be in Costa Rica for an extended period — long enough that it would make sense for me to rent a vehicle for the duration rather than rely on taxis. Based on what I've observed of the traffic ...
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Free parking for motorbikes in Paris

I was wondering if motorbike parking is free in Paris as it happens to be in, for example, Madrid. I also read about parking on the pavement on this page: "Parking of two-wheeled vehicles on the ...
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How to avoid letting a rental business hold my passport in Thailand?

I'm considering renting a motorcycle in Thailand, and the terms on the rental company's website state they will hold my passport for the duration of the rental. While I do not intend to leave the ...
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What are the offroad regulations in UK?

May I ride a motorbike through a non strictly forbidden trail? Do I need some specific permission?
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Motorcycle rentals in Spain, licence restrictions

I'm planning a 3 day motorcycling trip around Seville, Spain. I'm from EU, and have had a full motorcycle licence for less than a year. The rentals I've found on internet so far seem to require that ...
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Carnet insurance for driving into Iran?

I'm thinking of driving my motorbike to Iran. I've heard you need a 500% Carnet de Passages en Douane (CPD) to get into Iran, which would cost ~ €10,000 → €15,000. However I don't have that kind of ...
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Motorbikes in Thailand and Laos

Does anyone know of a place to hire motorbikes in Thailand, say Bangkok or Chiang Mai, and ride them into Laos and back? The trip will be self-guided and should take no longer than two weeks.
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What measures can one take to keep a motorcycle safe during a road trip?

I'm mostly thinking in terms of theft prevention. I have heard solutions from, "Keep her chained in the parking lot," all the way up to, "Get a ground floor hotel room and ride/push the bike inside ...