Leading, Exceeding, Experiencing, Riding
Taking you on your holiday of a life time
Your motorcycle tour holiday
Riding with Freedom
If you love roads that twist, turn, and are sometimes technically challenging then you have come to the right place. Stopping along the way to smell the roses, as they say, or just to refuel both you and your bike, together you will have yourself a holiday to remember.
Guided European Motorcycle Tours
Why Choose Freedom?
We care about your holiday.
We respect and care that this isnt just a motorcycle tour, it is your holiday. Our aim is to make your holiday with us as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.
Experienced guide on hand for the duration of your holiday.
The tour guide is not just there to lead your tour but they are on hand to guide you to all the best coffee and lunch stops as well as all the best entertainment and eateries around your hotels each evening.
Drop off marker system.
We welcome all levels of riding experience and the drop off marker system allows everyone to have a good time while travelling at their pace. This is a motorcycling touring holiday, it is not a race to the finish. This system allows you to travel throughout the day at the pace you are comfortable with.
Frequent breaks are important.
We stop around every hour and half for either coffee, fuel, photos or just a little walk. Every biker will know that concentration and comfort are paramount when riding, frequent breaks even if it is a fuel stop is an opportunity just to take a break and stretch the legs, even if for a moment. It can make all the difference.
Its not just about motorcycles and roads
You never know who you might meet on a motorcycle tour.
Nothing like a hearty meal in the evening after a great days riding
Fuels stops dont just mean motorcycles
Sometimes the pictures just dont do it justice
The faces behind freedom
Come and meet the team. We are a family run business that love taking people on holiday throughout Europe.
With a lot of help from my older brother Steve I rode my first motorcycle at the age of six and have never looked back. For my seventh birthday Steve had made me my own motorcycle and some 45 years later I still love biking with a passion.
I started racing grass track at the age of eleven and had a career lasting 20 years including being a race engineer with teams winning 3 British titles.
Throughout most of this time and to the present day I have had road bikes, enjoying track days and travelling whenever the opportunity has risen.
Having toured all over Europe with friends and with tour companies I decided to join all my passions together and formed Freedom Motorcycle Tours.
I am committed to helping fellow motorcycling enthusiasts find brilliant roads to travel. It is not just about being on the bike it is about exploring new countries and see what they have to offer, it’s about spending time with like-minded people. It’s about having fun.
I am continually trying to find new places to go, new places to stay and new things to see. Don’t stress though, I am very happy to repeat those trips that just seem to have it all. As a fellow enthusiast I find following the motorways a chore most of the time so where possible these are avoided.
Having grown up on a farm in rural New Zealand I never thought for one minute that one day I would be touring Europe on an MT10. Honda 175 was my mode of transport everywhere for years. After leaving home and going to University it was some 20 year till I got back to biking. Struggling with the concept of riding on the English roads, let alone European, I took a little Back to Biking Course. Feeling re-empowered I brought a MT09 Tracer. Big as it felt I was definitely more than comfortable spending long hours riding around seeing the world. To sharpen up my skills I enrolled in the local IAM group and passed my Advanced Motorcyclist Test. I dont think that you ever stop learning things and bike riding for me and seeing the world has definitely been an education. Over the last 5 years I have not only seen some amazing places but I have met new people that have developed into old friends. To me, that is biking.
Bike riding is that adventure for us. Whether it is new or old places, new or familiar faces, it is all about the journey along the way.
Now riding the XR900 BMW:
Comfort - 10/10
Zippy - 10/10
Pretty - 10/10
All important things covered in my humble opinion. I have to say that after riding the MT-10 this bike is lovely and smooth as against the pure power of the MT10. Much more me.
An odd night out for us.
A little bit of Trail Riding never hurt....that much
You can take the girl out of the country but you cant take the country out of the girl. Born in rural South Island New Zealand, I grew on a farm in the middle of nowhere, bikes were the only way we were getting around. Now, although I love my MT10 and touring Europe, there is nothing like getting a little down and dirty on a trail ride.
Buying my first bike, a 50cc Gilera at 16 was my entry into the big world of biking. A year later, I moved onto a Honda 250XL, and although I only had a few years of riding, this ignited a lifelong passion into the world of motorcycles.
I joined the army 1977 only intending to do 6 years, 22 years later I left, having had some amazing experiences along the way! My time in the army taught me a variety of skills, and these skills I brought into my post army career, and still use today.
I came back to biking in 1991 through need to commute to and from home and wherever I was posted, which meant bigger bike and greater opportunities for me. After leaving the army I trained as motorcycle instructor and worked as a part time instructor, teaching CBT/DAS, a career change ended this, but opened my desire to further improve my riding skills so I signed up to do RoSPA advance motorcycle training, achieving 3 successive gold awards.
My first naïve attempt at touring Europe started in 1996 with my wife, and eventually progressing onto group riding with Horizon Tours where I first met Face, and then toured with Face from his inception of FMT and from then on I have toured with him every year since.
Being part of FMT is a culmination of a lifelong passion for bikes, helping people into the biking world as an instructor, and now as part of the FMT team helping other people’s passion to explore further afield in the knowledge of having the best roads and experience ahead of them, along with the backup of FMT.
"Ticked all the Boxes. Back from another great tour with Freedom Motorcycles, through the sweeping and winding roads of France, to the Millau Viaduct. Led by Michael (AKA Face) and supported by Dee back in the office or, as sometimes happens, from the rear of the group, FMT Tours are well organised and never fail to disappoint - I’ve been on a few and have more booked. Face always seems to find roads to challenge riders of all abilities with a suitable balance of great riding, scenery, fuel, lunch and coffee stops. Hotels are always to a good standard and in locations close to suitable eateries allowing the group banter to continue well into the evening. I will be back again soon"
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