Badger’s Opinion on Spain.

GETTING THERE

Usually through France via one of the channel ports or the longer sea route to Bilbao/Santander. Click here for ferry details

ACCOMMODATION

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INSURANCE AND BREAKDOWN

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BADGER’S OPINION

A large and often mountainous country which has developed into an advanced 21st Century democracy. Decent weather and with the long sea journey to Satander/Bilbao, quite a popular option for bikers taking their own bikes and wanting to avoid the long ride through France. Santander and Bilbao are also convenient for South West France.

TOURING AND RIDES

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BORING BITS

Drinking and Driving

Level of alcohol in blood over 0.05% = severe penalties including fines and withdrawal of visitor’s driving licence – drivers with less than two years experience -= 0.03%.

Driving Licence

Motorcycle over 75cc = 18 years.

Fines

On-the-spot – official receipt should be obtained. Illegally parked vehicles may be towed away. Wheel clamps also in operation.

Fuel

Unleaded petrol (95 and 98 octane available). No leaded petrol (but lead substitute additive available). Credit cards accepted at most filling stations – check with card issuer for usage before travelling.

Lights

Dipped headlights during daytime compulsory, but use of full headlights in built up areas is prohibited (crash helmets compulsory only for motorcycles 125cc and over).

Insurance

Third party compulsory.

MOTORING ORGANISATION

Consult AA/RAC

TOURIST BOARD INFORMATION

22-23 Manchester Square, London W1M 5AP
Tel: 0171 486 8077
24-hour brochure request: 0891 669 920 calls cost 50 pence per minute (Within UK)
Fax: 0171 486 8034

BRITISH EMBASSY DETAILS

British Embassy
C/ Fernando el Santo, 16
28010 Madrid

Tel: (34) (91) 700 82 00

Fax: (34) (91) 700 8272
E-mail: madridconsulate@fco.gov.uk

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Winter: (Mon-Fri) 0700-1530

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(Friday) 0630-1230

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