Epirus, northwestern Greece, is among the candidate destinations to host the Mototour of Nations 2017, a motorbike gathering – mototourism event organised under the auspices of the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM).
The Mototour of Nations takes place every year in mid September and is addressed to bikers and riders from all over the world. The aim of the event is to show participants the roads, history, culture and gastronomic specialties of the countries the route passes through. The Mototour of Nations usually attracts high-end travelers that reside at the host destination for five days and four nights.
The representative for tourism issues of the Greek Motorcycle Federation (ΜΟΤΟΕ) recently visited Ioannina and — in collaboration with the Epirus Palace Hotel — met with local bodies to discuss the event.
In 2015 the Mototour of Nations took place in San Remo and Monte Carlo and in 2016 the event was hosted by Porto, Portugal.
Destinations that host the event usually receive high publicity as well as a boost in tourist arrivals.
The FIM represents the interests of Motorcyclists from 107 National Motorcycle Federations, divided in 6 Continental Unions (Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Oceania).