Medieval Cities in Central Spain Motorcycle Tour

Dates

2017, May the 13th // September the 9th
2018, May the 12th //  September the 15th

Tour Details

8 night accommodation (one week-off work)
6 riding days
Rest Days: 1 – Salamanca
Begins/Ends: Madrid
Hotel Nights Included: 8
Breakfast: 8
Dinners included: 7(not included on rest day)
Season for riders: Spring, Autumn
Distance: 760 miles (1,265 km)
Distance average per day ride: 125 ml (210 km)
Hotels: 4 stars
Special activities:
  • Visits at Caves, Palaces, Wineries, Monasteries, food industries (cured ham, etc)

 

Services Included

8 night accomodation with 6 riding days, 1 rest day, Arrival & departure days
8 Nights in 4 star hotels including Breakfast
7 Dinners included (not included on rest day)
Experienced guide on a motorcycle.  spoken
Support van for luggage with driver
Airport transfers on arrival and departure
Welcome Pack: Reflective vest, T-Shirt, Patch and Pin
All maps with marked routes for the region being toured
Extensive tour booklet
100 digital pictures of the tour

Services Not Included

Air ticket, Motorcycle, dinners on rest days, lunches, drinks, gasoline, tolls, personal spending, tips, fines, and all not listed as included.

Motorcycle Rental if you need it

Special Conditions

  • Minimum: 10 people.
  • Maximum: 15 bikes (contact us for groups)

Tour Overview (Click on the right arrow to read more)

Attractions

World Heritage Sites of: The Old Town of Segovia with is Roman Accueduct;  the Monastery and Site of the Escurial; the Old Town of Avila; the Old City of Salamanca; the Old Town of Caceres; the Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe; the Old City of Toledo; the Aranjuez Cultural Landscape; and the University City of Alcala de Henares.
Natural Attractions on the way: The Natural Park of "Peñalara"; The Natural Park of "Las Batuecas"; "Sierra de Gredos"; "Montes de Toledo".
Special Activities: In day 4th, we have the taste of the real Iberic cured products,  visiting one of the most relevant factories in Salamanca.

Routing Map

 

Daily itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Madrid +

    Your tour guide will pick you up from the airport and bring you to your hotel in Madrid the capital of Spain. After we get you settled into the hotel and you become acquainted with your bike, just take it easy - rest in the hotel, see the town or take a short introductory ride with the guide to get accustomed to the bike (starts at 5 PM, takes about 2 hrs) In the evening we will meet for a welcome dinner and then we will present the format of the tour and describe in detail the route of Day 2.
  • Day 2: Madrid – Segovia: 180km (around 3h 30 min) +

    We leave Madrid and very soon we start to enjoy the exciting bendy roads and the beautiful scenery that is just a taste of what is to come throughout the tour. We will pass the mountains of “Guadarrama” to reach the Old Town of Segovia (WHS) with is Roman Accueduct where you will be welcomed by the views of “Peñalara”.Forest of pine trees & oak trees will be our partners for much of the day.
  • Day 3: Segovia –“El Escorial” - Avila: 145km (around 2h 45min) +

    On the journey from Segovia to Ávila, we head back towards the Madrid area to stop for a while to take in the breathtaking views of the Monastery and Site of the Escurial(WHS). The riding is guaranteed to be fun because of the wicked and well maintained roads with their amazing sights. The Old Town of Avila(WHS) It’s sometimes called the City of Stones and Saints, and it claims that it is one of the cities with the highest number of Romanesque and Gothic churches (and bars and restaurants) per capita in Spain. It is notable for having complete and prominent medieval city walls, built in the Romanesque style. All the way from Segovia to Ávila we ride on nice maintained bending roads in the range of mountains of Central System.
  • Day 4: Ávila – Salamanca: 230km (around 3h 30min) +

    On the way from Avila to Salamanca we will pass along the Range of Gredos which has the highest peak of all the Central System, the Peak Almanzor (2,592 mts high). You will find yourselves having a great deal of motorcycling amusement with the challenging bends along the day. Close to Salamanca , we are riding across one of the most famous area of the well known Spanish cured ham. We will stop in one of their factories to test some of their products!
  • Day 5: Rest Day in Salamanca +

    We are now in one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. The Old City of Salamanca(WHS) was voted as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, and it's known for its monuments and its university which is the oldest in the country, and supplies 16% of Spain's market for the teaching of the Spanish language. Salamanca attracts thousands of international students, generating a diverse environment.Salamanca is the home of good Iberian cured ham and other exquisite delicacies.
  • Day 6: Salamanca – Plasencia – Caceres: 240km (around 3h 45min) +

    Close to Salamanca we will go deep into the Holm-oak wood of Béjar and Peña de Francia which is as most of the trip blessed with beautiful bendy roads. After that we will pass the Valley of Jerte, where the view of all the cherry-trees is unrivalled. Plasencia a NobleCity founded in 1186 is well worth viewing, especially the wall and the strengthening of the Barbican with its 78 towers and cathedral.If you take in the history of Caceres you will have a very good insight into the history of Spain itself. This land inhabited since Palaeolithic times recounts the various stages through which man has passed, Romans, Almohads, Jewish, Portuguese, Castellanos, each with their own culture and religion but melted in theOld Town of Caceres(WHS) to bequeath to the world their unique cultural and historical heritage.
  • Day 7: Caceres - Guadalupe – Toledo: 300km (around 4h 30min) +

    We start the trip today with an easy ride to the city of Trujillo and then we enjoy the unforgettable riding experience of the Toledo Range of Mountains, they are not very high but have a really great landscape of stone, olive and Holm-oak woods. We stop on the way to visit the Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe(WHS). Once in the Old City of Toledo(WHS), you feel it as an absolute maze of history which dates back to the year 192 BC when it was conquered by the Roman legions and the history is rife between then and the sixteenth century. All architectural styles and all cultures have left their unique sample presence in Toledo.
  • Day 8: Toledo – Aranjuez – Alcalá de Henares - Madrid: 170km (around 3h) +

    Some more enjoyable easy riding to reach the Aranjuez Cultural Landscape (WHS), where the royal palace & gardens are unavoidable, and then ride along the "Valleys Route" to reach the University City of Alcala de Henares (WHS)
  • Day 9: Madrid - Back Home +

    Depending on the time of your return flight you may have some time to stroll the city of Madrid visiting the Historical Center with the Opera and the Royal Palace, or the Alcala Gate, The Circus of “La Cibeles”, The Main Square "Plaza Mayor", or maybe museums such as “The Prado” or “Thyssen”, or even the “Retiro” Park, Gran Vía Street, etc
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