Poland and Czech Republic

Discussion in 'Touring Issues' started by chanmenie, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. chanmenie

    chanmenie Registered User Read Only

    Hi do any of you have experience of motorcycling in Poland and Czech Republic,
    I'm planning to visit Auschwitz, then drive through the Czech Republic to get to Koblenz and the Moselle Valley.
    I've heard some horror stories about dodgy police and thefts.

    Any help and advice appreciated
  2. DonVulpes

    DonVulpes Registered User Read Only

    I rode through Czech Repulic and Poland in Summer 2013.

    The main motorways were fantastic ( probably due to them hosting Euro 2012 the year before ), but the trunk and minor roads were often shocking ( lumpy/missing tarmac the biggest issue ) and would just stop for roadworks with little or no warning. There scenery was much nicer and it was a much more interesting ride, stopping off in little villages for a coffee and a break.

    I didn't have an issue with theft, as I took the panniers and topbox off at night and the bike was chained to something solid with an Almax and Squire combo. Wasn't going anywhere in a hurry @tu*

    The worst problem I had ( and this seems to be the case the further east you go ) was with general shocking driving standards and more than a few drivers who were clearly pissed at the wheel. I was on a fully laden Tiger Explorer, well above the posted limit on an overtake and an impatient Polish rider squeezed between me and the armco at some silly speed, missing me by inches !! :eek:

    Auschwitz and Birkenhau were well worth a visit. It's an emotional rollercoaster, but something I think we should all witness.
    There is a salt mine nearby that's worth a visit too. Very interesting. @tu*
  3. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Worst problem we encountered was the state of the roads !
    Even a so called motorway was little better than cobbles !!!!
  4. chanmenie

    chanmenie Registered User Read Only

    When did you last go there John ?

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