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Spain is undoubtedly one of the most diverse Countries in Europe with every region possessing its own culture, traditions and history. It is also home to some of the best biking roads anywhere. From long sweeping roads which cross arid plains to the tight challenging passes of the Pyrenees Spain really is a ‘must do’ for any motorcyclist.  


Join us as we ride the plains of Castilla y León and Navarro and cross the mountains of Aragon and the Pyrenees.

Two Persons  

One Bike

Double Room

£1115 PP

One Person

One Bike

Single Room

£1495 *

One Person

One Bike

Shared Room

 £1275 PP

Tour Price

Tour prices are per person

Single price based on shared cabin on ferry *

Deposit: £95.00 per person

Day one: Our tour begins as we board the flagship of the Brittany ferries fleet, the Pont Aven. With la carte restaurant, cocktail and lounge bars with full entertainment this is a perfect place to relax before the tour. For your comfort we have secured larger cabins on the crossings.


Day two: Our lunch time arrival in Santander allows us plenty of time to enjoy today’s route. With the Picos Mountains visible in the distance we are soon passing through the Mampodre regional hunting reserve. This mountainous area is still home to the Cantabrian brown bear. Clear of the mountains the route now continues through the open plains of the Castilla Y Leon region. Passing through numerous small Spanish towns we soon arrive at our hotel which is a former monastery located on the Santiago pilgrimage route.


Day three and the riding is more relaxed as we weave our way across the arid landscape which so characterises this region of Spain. Crossing La Yecla and the more forested Hoces del Río Riaza national parks we take our afternoon break in the Romanesque town of Segovia.

The Roman aqueduct which dominates the centre of the town has stood for over 2000 years. With photographs taken we cover the short distance to our next hotel in the medieval walled city of Ávila. This luxury hotel set in a 16th century palace is the first of four Parador hotels we use on this tour.

The Parador hotels are a chain of Spanish luxury hotels which were founded by Alfonso XIII as a means to promote tourism in Spain. Owned by the state the hotels are mostly located in adapted castles, palaces, fortresses, convents, monasteries and other historic buildings.

Day ten and as we travel further west through the Ordesa National Park to the plains of Navarro the landscape changes dramatically. The towering mountains now give way to valley roads with sweeping bends and open vistas.

Our final Parador hotel located in the charming medieval town of Sos del Rey Católico was once an Aragonese mansion. The open-air terrace offers views over the town and the distant Pyrenees Mountains.


Day eleven: Although we only have one more riding day before reaching the ferry at Santander this is anything but a dash. The scenery and great roads just keep coming as we cross the province of León and head north back towards the Cantabrian Mountains and our overnight ferry back to Plymouth.


This tour contains no particularly high mileage days and therefore would be suitable for anyone. The riding as always can be challenging but If you are an experienced rider or it is your first time on the continent this tour should not present a problem. Filled with amazing biking roads, incredible scenery and superb accommodation this tour offers a really unique touring experience.

The Tour

Day six is an official rest day where you can choose your own itinerary.


Day seven: The adventure continues and the scenery becomes increasingly more dramatic and mountainous as we enter the El Hosquillo national park. The twisty roads keep coming as we head into the Iberian Peninsula and the Gudar Mountains of Aragon. Located only five miles from the Motorland Aragon race circuit and set on a hilltop our third Parador hotel is a 12th century castle which affords magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.


Day eight: Our route continues north as we finally arrive in the Catalan Pyrenees. This spectacular National Park is a wild and untouched region and contains some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in all of Europe. The Pyrenees are some 300 miles long and form one of the world’s great mountain chains, stretching from the Mediterranean in the south to the Atlantic in the north. Our four star hotel is surrounded by the magnificent landscapes of the Pyrenees and will be our home for the next two nights. From this base high in the mountains we will experience not just the Spanish but venture over the incredible Col de Aspin, Peyresourde and Tourmalet in the French Pyrenees.

Day four: Today you are free to join our organised ride-out which takes us into the many national parks in the area or just relax and enjoy the historical city of Ávila. The city is one of the best-preserved medieval bastions in Spain with the imposing walls comprising of eight monumental gates, 88 watchtowers and more than 2500 turrets.


Day five and the route becomes steadily more twisty and involved as we ride through the Cuenca Alta Del Manzanares national park and cross into the more scenic region of Castilla-La-Mancha. Set in the mountain of east-central Spain our destination today is the walled town of Cuenca. Perched on a limestone spur high above the Júcar and Huécar rivers, it is most famous for its well-preserved "casas colgadas," or hanging houses. Cantilevered over the Huécar gorge, they seemingly cling to the cliffs’ edges. Set at the edge of the Gorge our second Parador is located in a 16th-century monastery just five minutes walk from the hanging houses and offers an outdoor pool and tennis court.

Central Spain & Pyrenees

Tour Details

DURATION

Sunday 2nd - Thursday 13th July

12 Days - 11 Nights


INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

Plymouth - Santander Outbound

Santander - Plymouth Return

2 night on ferry (cabin only - food not included) *

9 Nights en-suite accommodation at 3 & 4 star hotels

All breakfasts included with accommodation

6 Evening Meals

Detailed Route Plans and Maps

Comprehensive tour manual

GPS coordinates (Garmin Mapsource file)

Detailed Daily itinerary

Hotel Parking

Guided and supported by Tom & Susan


MILEAGE

Daily 130 – 246 (not including ride outs)

Total 1420


NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

Fuel

Toll charges

Admission charges

Meals other than specified

Insurance

Bike Hire

Drinks


HIGHLIGHTS

Mountains of Aragon & Pyrennes

Segovia Roman Aqueduct

Ávila Castle

Parador Hotels

Cuenca Hanging Houses

Alta Del Manzanares National Park

Gudar Mountains

Col de Aspin

Col de Peyresourde

Col de Tourmalet

Ordesa National Park

Mampodre Regional Hunting Reserve

Castilla y León

Plains of Navarro

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FERRY - CABIN INFORMATION

Couples

4 berth

Inside en-suite cabin

Singles

Shared 4 berth

Inside en-suite cabin

Shared

Shared 4 berth

Inside en-suite cabin

Other cabin configurations available on request

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