Here at Adventure Bike Rider we find there’s nothing that gets us in the mood for riding more than browsing through motorcycle photography. Luckily for us, our readers regularly keep us updated with photos from their trips across the UK, Europe and the globe.
So, we decided to share some of that inspiration with you. Each Wednesday on Facebook we’ll choose a theme and ask our Facebook following for their favourite riding photos related to that theme. This week we wanted to see your favourite passes.
We were inundated with stunning photos, and below you’ll find a small selection from the many that make us want to jump in that saddle and get out on the road.
Paul Turner, Llanberis Pass, Wales
Paul: “This photo of one of my favourite passes, Llanberis Pass, through the beautiful Snowdon National Park. It was taken November 2019 after spending the night in my favourite campsite, Llyn Gwynant Campsite. It has a relaxed atmosphere and the ability to have a nice large wood fire to keep warm surrounded by the Snowdon mountains and a large lake.”
Matt Juchniewicz, Furka Pass, Alps
Matt: “The photo was taken in June, 2019 on our 3 week tour of the Alps. We covered around 5000 miles and visited 12 countries in the process. Travelling with full luggage and two-up, my wife Alannah in the pillion seat, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 performed flawlessly and was more than up to the task!
Our trip coincided with the heatwave in mainland Europe and we were blessed with the most beautiful weather for the entire three weeks. It was hard work at times but the whole experience was absolutely amazing. This was my first bike tour abroad and we’re going again this year! This time it will most likely be the Route of the Grand Alps!”
Rob Burden, Honister Pass, England
Rob: “This pic is at the top the Honister Pass in the Lake district. It’s only a three hour ride from my home. We camped at Bassenthwaite Lake and explored all the passes, including Honister, Hardknott, Kirkstone.”
Steve Normington, Beartooth Highway, USA
A great photo from Steve. You can see how the road has been carved into this rugged landscape, while the rider is just a spec sandwiched on the smooth tarmac between snow drifts and those rocky drop offs.
Alan McGuinness, Susten Pass, Swiss Alps
Alan: “The trip was in 2017, a lone journey through the Swiss Alps that was totally amazing.”
Another fantastic photo of the Alps, easily one of our favourite places to ride when the summer arrives!
Vaughan Secomb, Dolomites
Vaughan: “Coming from the West Coast of Australia we don’t get chances to ride mountain passes unless we travel and Europe is always a blast. We were doing a self guided tour out of Ljubljana using bikes from Adriatic Moto Tours which consisted of a lap of Slovenia and three days in the Dolomites. The day the pic was taken I was out on a solo ride guided by a GPS map supplied by AMT, enjoyed the run so much I did it twice. The run started and finished in Corvara.”
Eliot Forsey, Dades Gorge, Morocco
Eliot: “In 2007 a group of us went for a week long ride round Morocco on Honda Transalps. Starting in Marrakech we headed over the Atlas mountains to Ouarzazate and then east towards Dades Gorge.
After that we headed south to Zagora and then West to Foum Zguid, which was the highlight of the week as we got to watch the finish stage of one day and the start of the next days stage of the Dakar rally, we were even shown round the bivouac where all the riders were staying. Easy to get up close and see the action at the start of the stage. Little did we know at the time that would be the last time the Dakar was going to be in Africa!”
Want to get involved?
Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we’ll post up a different motorcycle photography theme each Wednesday for you to submit your best images. Ride safe and get snapping!