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Dr. Benny 17 Jun 2012 03:35

Insurance in Germany for foreign bike
 
Hey guys,
Nothing like a last minute adventure... On Monday I'm flying to Germany to borrow a friend's bike for 2 weeks of riding around the Alps and another week following the Tour de France. The bike is registered in the US but stored in Germany. I'm told I need to purchase liability insurance that will cover me throughout the EU. Any advice on where/how I can go about getting this? Thanks so much and pardon my ignorance!
-Ben

Walkabout 17 Jun 2012 10:44

I like your plan; last minute stuff suits me also. :thumbup1:

Take a look at the sticky threads in the forum "trip paperwork" - you don't have long to read them (!), but everything you could possibly want to know about "green card" insurance is in there.

Bon chance

Dr. Benny 17 Jun 2012 11:42

Sounds like the ADAC (automobile club in Germany) is the place to go. Will do so when I arrive, Thanks!

markharf 17 Jun 2012 19:08

If you get stuck on insurance for some reason, contact Stefan Knopf (Google). He makes it very convenient--higher prices, great service.

Mark

CourtFisher 18 Jun 2012 01:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Benny (Post 382826)
Sounds like the ADAC (automobile club in Germany) is the place to go. Will do so when I arrive, Thanks!

Yes, BUT there is recent information that
1. Euro "Green Card" insurance may no longer be available from any/ all
ADAC offices (as it has been in the past);
and
2. the insurance is still available--as markhaff says--from
Green Card

So, given your short timeframe, and depending on where you are
landing in Germany and picking up the bike, you may save yourself
time & hassle by contacting Stefan Knopf first, rather than any
ADAC office.

I would even suggest you email or tel Stefan directly before leaving the US if possible, as
there are still paperwork timeframes to deal with.

good luck

drmoto 27 Jun 2012 02:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Benny (Post 382802)
Hey guys,
Nothing like a last minute adventure... On Monday I'm flying to Germany to borrow a friend's bike for 2 weeks of riding around the Alps and another week following the Tour de France. The bike is registered in the US but stored in Germany. I'm told I need to purchase liability insurance that will cover me throughout the EU. Any advice on where/how I can go about getting this? Thanks so much and pardon my ignorance!
-Ben

EU Insurance (Green Card) is becoming increasingly expensive for bikes of foreign registry. I recently bought insurance from Arisa Assurance SA in Luxembourg for 105€ for 30 days. Their website URL is ARISA Assurances S.A.
The site is in French or German, but they speak excellent English. Not sure if they will insure a bike titled to a third party, but you can always ask.


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