The Cooperation Network of Towns on the Ruta de la Plata has created a MOTORBIKE FRIENDLY CLUB to publicize the leisure and accommodation possibilities available to motorcycle touring enthusiasts along the Vía de la Plata Route.
It is a logo that identifies hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions that provide special protocols and services for bikers.
In addition to providing complete information on enjoying the Vía de la Plata Route on your motorbike or scooter, the partner establishments of the MOTORBIKE FRIENDLY CLUB will make tracks available to bikers for use on GPS devices and direct links for navigation on smartphones. Information on roads of interest and biking routes are likewise provided, with an indication of nearby service stations, specialized stores and possible guided tours, in addition to information on the main tourist resources in the area.
Moreover, the establishments providing accommodation will offer users a secure place where they can park their motorcycles safely at night, as well as an updated weather forecast that helps travellers establish an optimal road map with the aim of improving their safety and the planning of their trips.
The affiliated establishments will also offer additional free services, promotions and special discounts or complementary gifts to bikers staying overnight who are holders of the Vía de la Plata Passport.
In the case of restaurants, these will facilitate picnic packs or takeaways, which are very practical for many bikers who prefer to eat en route and minimize lost time, gaining hours on the road while, at the same time, making lunch stops at designated places on the journey. They will also have parking areas near the establishment and lockers or secure places to store biker clothing and equipment. These two aspects also form part of the MOTORBIKE FRIENDLY protocol of tourist information centres. They will also have parking areas close to the property and lockers or safe spaces to store the clothes and equipment of the motorcyclist; these two aspects are also incorporated into the MOTORBIKE FRIENDLY protocol of the tourist information centres.