What is the TET?

MCN - - DREAM RIDE -

In­spired by the Trans Amer­ica Trail, the TET (Trans Euro Trail) is a 23,000-mile pre­dom­i­nantly off-road ride across Europe.

It’s a com­mu­nity de­rived route pulled to­gether by ex­perts called Li­nes­men who are rich with lo­cal knowl­edge.

The idea is that it is 100% le­gal with the sim­ple ethos of en­cour­ag­ing re­spect­ful mo­tor­cy­clists to em­bark on a ride or an ad­ven­ture of a life­time. Typ­i­cally aimed at smaller bikes, the TET is also tack­led by many on big ad­ven­ture bikes. It’s not a race or a com­pe­ti­tion so if the go­ing gets too tough, you can sim­ply find an al­ter­na­tive route. You can ei­ther stay in ho­tels, B&Bs, camp­sites or, where per­mit­ted, wild camp.

All the in­for­ma­tion you need in­clud­ing down­load­able GPX maps that can be put straight into your sat­nav can be found at www. transeu­ro­trail.org. An­other great re­source is the very ac­tive TET Face­book page where peo­ple share their trips in real time.

And it’s a free, non profit mak­ing re­source sim­ply aimed at cel­e­brat­ing mo­tor­cy­cle ad­ven­ture. How re­fresh­ing!

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