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June 16, 2022

What Do I Need to Ride My Motorcycle in Spain?

Anyone who is looking to ride a motorcycle in Spain will need to familiarise themselves with the country's driving laws and regulations. In this blog post, we will outline some of the basic requirements motorcyclists must meet to drive in Spain. 

The most important thing to mention first is the license. You will need either an EU license or a UK license in order to ride in Spain. If you have a license from another country, you may need to get an international license in addition to your regular license. 

Remember this is for riding your own motorcycle in Spain. Dust Devils provides all the insurance and documentation you need so there’s nothing to worry about other than your driving licence and passport!

There are many other things that you should carry, so let us discuss the most important ones:

1- Passport (EU identity card)

This is another important thing that you will need in order to ride your motorcycle in Spain. Your passport should be valid for at least six months after the date of your planned arrival in Spain. Certainly, you will not be able to stay in the country for more than 90 days if your passport is not valid for that period of time.

2- Insurance

This is something that you absolutely need to have before riding your own motorcycle in Spain. You should make sure that your insurance policy covers you for riding in Spain (and any other countries you may pass through) and that it meets the minimum requirements for the country. 

According to the website you do not currently need an insurance green card to travel in Spain as all UK vehicle insurance provides the minimum third party cover to drive in the EU (including Spain). 

We highly recommend checking with your motorcycle insurance company prior to travelling as this may be subject to individual insurers and changes in the law. 

3- Registration certificate/ V5 Certificate

This is another very important document. You will need to carry your motorcycle's registration certificate with you at all times. This document proves that your motorcycle is registered and owned by you. 

If you don't have this document, you could be fined or even have your motorcycle confiscated. 

You should also make sure that your correct address is on the logbook. If you have moved recently,it’s best to update the address on the logbook to match your driving licence prior to travelling. 

5- License Plate & Country (UK,NL etc) sticker

You will need to display a valid license plate on your motorcycle. The license plate must be clearly visible and should be free of any obstruction. You will also need to display a country sticker on your motorcycle. The older EU or GB stickers are no longer valid, it must read UK. 

The country sticker should be placed on the rear of your motorcycle. If you are driving a motorcycle with a sidecar, the country sticker should be placed on the sidecar. 

6- Safety equipment

You will need to wear a helmet while riding your motorcycle in Spain. The helmet must be approved and meet the minimum safety requirements. You will also need to wear appropriate clothing while riding. This includes clothing that is made of durable and protective materials, whilst the weather may be warm the roads are just as abrasive over here!

Hi-vis reflective jackets are advisable in the event of a breakdown. You should also wear gloves, boots, and goggles to protect yourself from the elements.

7- Breakdown cover

Breakdown cover is advisable in case of a breakdown. Check your policy covers you for travel in Spain and understand what the policy covers in terms of getting you and the bike back home. 

If you're going on a road trip throughout Europe, the breakdown cover isn't required by law, but it might make things simpler and save you some money if your motorcycle breaks down. 

8 - What do I need to ride at Dust Devils?

We offer a complete turn-up and ride package, just bring along your driving licence with appropriate entitlement and your passport to ride one of our fleet of KTM enduro bikes! It’s that simple!

Contact us today to learn more about our packages.

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