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Chorley

Lancashire

PR7 1RF


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25 million years ago the Iberian plate collided with the European plate and created a paradise for motorcycles, the Pyrenees and Cantabrian Mountains.


This tour takes in the best of both to offer one exceptional motorcycling experience. Ride through France to the Pyrenees and cross the plains of Navarro to the Cantabrian Mountains.

Two Persons  

One Bike

Double Room

£850 PP

One Person

One Bike

Single Room

£1280

One Person

One Bike

Shared Room

 £990 PP

TOUR PRICE

TOUR PRICES ARE PER PERSON


DEPOSIT: £120.00 PER PERSON


NOTE:

Dependent on time of booking and/or hotel availability details and price may vary. We will always advise you of any change to the published itinerary.

TOUR ITINERARY

French & Spanish Pyrenees & Picos Self Guided TourTour SG-11Book This Tour

FERRY - CABIN INFORMATION

Couples

4 berth

Inside en-suite cabin

Singles

Single 2 berth

Inside en-suite cabin

Shared

Shared 4 berth

Inside en-suite cabin

OTHER CABIN CONFIGURATIONS AND UPGRADES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Nine Nights - Ten Days BACK TO TOP

Tour Details

DURATION

9 Nights - 10 Days


INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

Euro Tunnel Outbound

Santander - Portsmouth Return

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

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

All breakfasts included with accommodation

3 Evening Meals

Detailed Route Plans and Maps

Comprehensive tour manual

GPS coordinates (Garmin Mapsource file)

Detailed Daily itinerary


MILEAGE

Daily 165 – 285 (not including ride outs)

Total 2020


NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

Fuel

Toll charges

Admission charges

Hotel Parking

Meals other than specified

Insurance

Bike Hire

Drinks

Local taxes if applicable


HIGHLIGHTS

Orleans

Auverge National Park

Millau Bridge

Haut Languedoc national park

Carcassonne

Catalan Pyrenees

Col de Aspin, Peyresourde and Tourmalet

Ordesa National Park

The Picos de Europa - Cantabrian Mountains

TOUR DETAILS

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Day 1: 264 miles

Your tour starts as you cross the English Channel via the Euro Tunnel and make your way to the capital of the Loire Valley, Orleans. Your hotel sits directly on the banks of the River and is only a short walk to the town centre. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to keep you occupied and of course if you want to take in a few sights there is the Sainte Croix cathedral and the Joan of Arc statue overlooking the Martroi plaza.


Day 2: 290 miles

Your onward journey now continues through the Auvergne region which is the largest regional nature park in France. This Volcanic area contains no less than four chains of extinct volcanoes. This region is regularly used for the Tour de France and today you will ride a major section of the route as your journey continues to the hotel.


Day 3: 170 miles

Continuing south you get your first glimpse of the Pyrenees but not before you cross the Gorges Du Tarn via the famous Millau Bridge. This British designed bridge towers over the gorge and attracts thousands of visitors a year. It is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world with the supports rising over a thousand feet from the valley floor. Continuing on through the Haut Languedoc national park you ride the same mountain passes used by many top bike manufacturers for testing their latest machines. Your destination today is Carcassonne which is one of the most impressive fortress towns in the world. Built on an outcrop of rock on the east bank of the Aude this historic walled city was completely restored in the 19th century and now stands proudly as the once impregnable stronghold of the Middle Ages. The hotel is just a short distance from the main gates so you are free to explore the castle and town with its many bars and restaurants.


Day 4: 205 miles

Today you pass through the Principality of Andorra and enter 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. Your four star hotel is surrounded by the magnificent landscapes of the Pyrenees and will be your base for the next two nights.


Day 5: (supplied ride-outs 135 -180)

From this base high in the mountains your carefully planned ride-out will enable you to experience not just the Spanish Pyrenees but venture over the incredible Col de Aspin, Peyresourde and Tourmalet in the French Pyrenees.


Day 6: 210 miles

Today as you continue your journey through the Ordesa National Park you arrive on the plains of Navarro and the landscape changes dramatically. The towering mountains now give way to valley roads with sweeping bends and open vistas.

Famous for the yearly ‘Running of the Bulls’ your destination is the historic city of Pamplona. Your hotel for the night is a converted medieval convent which is located approximately half a mile from the buzzing Plaza del Castillo, a meeting point for locals and visitors alike.


Day 7: 240 miles

Your onward journey continues as you now move to another Regional National Park, the Picos de Europa. The ‘Peaks of Europe’ are a range of mountains approximately 20 miles inland from the northern coast of Spain and form part of the Cantabrian Mountains. The most widely accepted origin for the name is that they were the first sight of Europe for ships arriving from the Americas. With soaring jagged peaks and deep glacial gorges the scenery and riding is fantastic. Your hotel is situated in the heart of the Liébana valley. With fabulous food and an outdoor swimming pool this is a perfect place to unwind and relax.


Day 8: (supplied ride-out 140 miles)

Your supplied ride-out today guides you around the famous ‘Pot’s and Pan’s’ route which surrounds the Picos du Europa National Park. With incredible scenery and almost traffic free roads  the Picos de Europa will reward you with a truly exceptional riding experience.


Day 9: 80 miles

Your final day in Spain sees you leave the Picos and head for the overnight ferry back to Portsmouth. You will be returning to Portsmouth aboard the Pont Aven which is Brittany Ferries flagship and the largest within its fleet. The ship features leisure areas plus an a la carte restaurant, cocktail piano bar and 2-storey lounge bar and entertainment area.


With detailed route maps and GPS coordinates guiding you every step of the way this could just be the self guided tour you have been looking for. The riding in the mountains can as always be challenging but if you are an experienced rider or a competent first timer this tour would be suitable.





Rhiana Lake Tourmalet - Tour de France Col de Tourmalet

INSURANCE

It is recommended that all clients take out appropriate Personal Travel, Accident and Breakdown cover. This is essential for repatriation of yourself and your motorcycle in the event of an accident or medical emergency.