This is on another bike forum so if it looks familiar, you're not losing your mind So my sister has decided to get married and seeing as she lives in England (and has an insanely well paid job and is friggin' awesome), is flying me over for the wedding and a holiday with the bridal party on some Greek island for a week...all expenses paid. Now, seeing as this isn't until 2015 and I have more than 40 days of leave owing to me, I can save up some serious spending money and spend about a month travelling through Europe. And what better way to experience Europe than on a motorcycle Which leads me to the point of this thread... There are many, many bike tours that go all over Europe and to help me decide which one to choose, I was wondering what my fellow riders would choose if they had the option of doing a European bike tour. If you've been to Europe and done a bike tour, what company did you use, where did you go and did you hire or buy a bike? Also, what kind of licence do you need to ride around Europe? I'd need travel insurance and evacuation insurance too...for me and the bike if things go completely tits up To be honest, I've never been overseas before and am currently a bit clueless...but I have plenty of time to get it together and I want to do this right because I don't know if I'll ever be back. So here's a link to some of the tours offered by one company, who leave and return to London, with accommodation all booked in groups of up to a dozen or so. They do about 250 to 400 km a day and while they don't hire bikes themselves, there are plenty of companies who do. Bike hire in London seems to hover around the 350 to 600 pound mark per week ($590 to $1000) depending on the bike with 2013 BMW's the most expensive and an R1 costing about $600 a week to hire. But buying a bike when I'm there may be viable and selling it before I come back. My sister's fiancé is a rider so he may have some contacts/knowledge I can exploit if buying a bike for the tour is a better/cheaper option. There are some pretty amazing looking tours on offer...but from where I'm sitting, they all look too good to pass up! The Nurburgring, the French Alps, the Stelvio Pass (!), The Black Forest and tours to Croatia, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg ect ect all look bloody amazing. Here's the link to a company that seem to have their shit together more than others I've looked at and seem to cater for some serious riding action: http://www.horizonmotorcycletours.co...uropean-tours/ If anyone has done of these tours, any info, insight, advice, tips or recommendations would be most appreciated.