About Motorcycle- Diaries
This site is all about discovering amazing roads, endless landscapes, hidden places, distant horizons and meeting kindred spirits. We’ll add a dash of motorcycle romance to your quests. And discoveries.
This site is a true inspiration haven, a cool starting-point to organize your journeys, trips and life-changing motorcycle adventures. We provide you with an in-house developed itinerary-app that allows you to save your favourite journeys, stops and create your personal motorcycle-diary. Here you can connect with other members, share your roads and find inspiration for future road quests. Go!
The Motorcycle-Diaries-idea goes back to 2008 and is based on two fundaments: Firstly, our job: photo and video productions for the automotive industry and roaming the roads of Europe to find the most amazing roads for the latest car and motorcycle commercials; for many years we have come across many amazing roads, but were unable to ride them ourselves. Frustration seeped it. We wanted to ride these roads! By 2008 we had a personal road library filled with enough roads to map out the most amazing road trip through Europe we could imagine. We thought it would be gentlemanlike to share these roads with people that do have time to ride them…
Secondly: a little annoyance. In times where we had the time to ride Europe’s great roads, the internet did not provide us with what we were looking for. We did not find anything that would match our dreams and help us to plan our trips. Routes and GPX-files, yes, but scarcely documented and most of the time not in the direction that we were aiming for…
Combining these 2 led to this great database, a rider’s haven, with the best riding roads; an inspiration for people who seek free riding based on peer-to-peer road sharing.
So here we are.
We have searched our archives, made several trips and tried to document these in such a way one image will suffice to pack your gear and go. We have provided a user-friendly navigation: images, icons… there is no language barrier.
Of course, we don’t know everything. What we do know is that local knowledge is the best source. That is why we invite everyone who owns a bike and knows about some great roads to share these. Sharing is caring, remember.
As most of you know the title comes from the Diarios de Motocycletta, the famous book by Ernesto Che Gevara. He wrote it before he was a revolutionary, soon after a trip to discover the country he lived in. We reckon that riding a motorbike is the best way to discover new places, people and open your mind. Hence, the title. As he who travels learns, but he who travels on a bike smiles and learns the ways of life as he dances with the roads