Belgium trip

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  1. Great Guy

    Great Guy Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I am going on my first motorcycle trip abroad early next month.
    We are going from Hull to Zeebrugge on North Sea Ferries. We are staying in Ghent and using it as a base, for 4 days in total.
    Basically, are there any do's and don'ts?
    Do I need to tell my insurance company etc?
    Thanks.
     
  2. nigelrb

    nigelrb Senior Member

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    Do you have a 'Gold Pass' for the ferry?:D:D
     
  3. Great Guy

    Great Guy Well-Known Member

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    No Sir, I need one of those!
     
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  4. Leem79

    Leem79 New Member

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    I done that crossing a few years back when going to Assen, great trip!

    As far as the ferry crossing goes only advice I’d give is learn the tie a decent knot as you’ll need to make sure your bike is secure before you leave it and head upstairs, from memory the deck hands give you rope to tie it down to cables that run along the deck.

    Be a great trip! Enjoy
     
  5. Ian E

    Ian E Active Member

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    They provide ratchet straps on the ferry now (used to be ropes) - so much easier.

    It's worth checking with your Insurance. Some have different rules - e.g. you are only covered 3rd party abroad unless you notify them of the trip etc.

    Make sure you have Euro breakdown recovery.

    Keep right!
     
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  6. bradt

    bradt Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget to take spare ignition key, most items can be bought if you loose them, but lost ignition key that's a nightmare.
     
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