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Tips for Motorcycle Trips in Austria

What do you have to take into consideration when traveling to Austria? Which documents do you have to take with you? Louis provides you with answers to the most important questions. No liability is accepted for errors – Louis does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of information.

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Documents you must have with you

  • Driving licence and vehicle registration certificate
  • ID card or passport (since 26.6.12 it has also been obligatory for children travelling within the EU to have their own identity document.)
  • International Motor Insurance Card (Green Card) is recommended.

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First-aid kit / Hi-vis vest

Motorcycles must carry a first-aid kit containing suitable wound dressings and in dustproof packaging. A high-visibility vest is not mandatory for motorcycle riders…

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Mandatory helmet

It is mandatory to wear a helmet! Only helmets which conform to the ECE 22-05 standard are approved.

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Motorcycles must have their headlight on even during the daytime.

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Speed limits

  • Within built-up areas: 50 km/h
  • Outside built-up areas: 100 km/h
  • Dual carriageways (expressways): 100 km/h
  • Motorways (freeways): 130 km/h

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Road tolls

A vignette (toll sticker) is required for most motorways (freeways) and dual carriageways (expressways) in Austria. A toll is also payable for using various tunnels and mountain roads.

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Emergency numbers

112 and 144

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Legal alcohol limit

0.05% (50 mg/100 ml blood)

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Further information

Tourism in Austria:

Motorcycle trips across the Austria borders

Here you will find country tips for motorcycle trips in Austria neighbouring countries.

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  1. Czech Republic
  2. Slovakia *
  3. Hungary *
  4. Slovenia
  5. Italy
  6. Switzerland
  7. Liechtenstein *
  8. Germany

* To provide you with even better support when you plan your next tour, we will shortly be adding still more countries.

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