Rideout Choose A Motorcycle Campsite For Beginner – Top 10 Tips

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  1. cafebikerpro

    cafebikerpro New Member

    Dec 14, 2023
    Elevate, Baby, Elevate!
    The first tip when it comes to choosing a motorcycle campsite is to elevate your tent. This means finding a spot that is slightly higher than the surrounding area. Why is this important? Well, if it happens to rain during your trip, you don’t want to wake up in a puddle. By elevating your tent, you are ensuring that any water will flow away from your sleeping area.


    Be Smooth
    When looking for an elevated spot, make sure the ground is smooth and free of rocks, roots, or other debris. You don’t want to wake up with a sore back because you slept on a lumpy surface. It’s also important to check for any sharp objects that could puncture your tent. Take the time to clear the area before setting up camp.

    The Importance of a Good Sleeping Pad
    Even if you find a smooth and elevated spot, the ground can still be hard and uncomfortable. That’s why investing in a good sleeping pad is essential for a comfortable night’s sleep while camping. There are many options available, from inflatable pads to foam pads. Do some research and find one that suits your needs and budget.


    On the Level
    Another crucial factor to consider when choosing a motorcycle campsite is finding a level spot. This means the ground should not be sloping or uneven. Setting up camp on a slope can result in an uncomfortable and even dangerous sleeping situation. Your tent could potentially slide down the hill, or you could roll off your sleeping pad during the night.

    Choosing the right motorcycle campsite is crucial for a safe and enjoyable camping experience. By following these top 10 tips, you can ensure that you find the perfect spot for your next trip. Remember to elevate your tent, find a level and solid surface, and consider shade and water availability. Always practice proper fire safety and respect the wildlife and their habitat. And lastly, make sure the campsite is the right size for your needs. With these tips in mind, you can hit the open road with confidence and enjoy all that motorcycle camping has to offer.

  2. MoreT

    MoreT Noble Member

    Jun 12, 2022
    This is obviously a continental post (ref bears). Good luck finding a wild spot for camping in the UK. You need to go stealthy as landowners are none too keen due to years of littering oiks ruining it for the best of us. There will be spots and if your in luck an undisturbed sleep, however be prepared to move at a moment's notice. If you don't ride something that can get into the woods then options can be limiting. The Highlands have plenty of open ground, Snowdonia, New Forrest, Pennines etc are more densely populated. Exmoor and Dartmoor have specific rules you have to follow. There is a nice ride between 3 Lochs that can include a overnight camp if you take your time. Three Lochs Forest Drive - Forestry and Land Scotland. Anyhow there is a high density of campsites for £10 a night, some with good views, some allow campfires, just do your homework. The key is don't be an oik. Leave the place as you found it.

    Keep an eye out for bears if your caught short in the woods...apparently they often do too.
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