UK car and motorcycle finance experts, Moneybarn have compiled a list of the best riding destinations in the world, and Canada made the list! Squeezing in to the top 10 at number 9, we made it in by a moose hair.
Each country was ranked based on road quality, congestion levels, number of motorcycle-friendly campsites, and the more sombre statistics of motorcycle rider mortality.
Unsurprisingly to anyone who has ridden there, Spain took the top spot in the rankings, with a total score of 8.4/10! It managed to achieve this number by having the lowest congestion levels, but also ranking among the top five for road quality. Spain also has one of the highest levels of motorbike ownership at 73 per 100,000.
The Netherlands took the second spot, scoring a total of 7.7/10. The best road quality can be found in the Netherlands, with roads kept in near-immaculate condition for the benefit of motorcyclists, as a result of high vehicle taxation. Denmark rounded out the top three, and was the highest-scoring Scandinavian country in the rankings. With an overall driving score of 6.3/10, Denmark is among the top 5 countries with the best road quality.
Sadly, Canada achieved low scores for road quality, congestion, and motorcycle-friendly campsites. On the bright side, it managed to eke up the rankings thanks to the comparatively low number of motorcycle fatalities in relation to other parts of the world.
Other interesting takeaways included:
– Italy was found to be the country with the highest motorbike usage – 114 per 100,000 people.
– The UK leads the way for motorcycle-friendly campsites – a total of 1052!
– Ireland has the safest roads for motorcycles – with the lowest number of registered fatalities per 1 million people.