Iberian System + Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour

Dates

2017, May the 28th
2018, May the 27th

Tour Details

11 night accommodation
10 days holiday
8 riding days
Begins/Ends: Madrid
Hotel Nights Included: 11
Breakfast: 11
Dinners included: 9 (not included on rest days)
Season for riders: late Spring & late Summer
Rest Days: 2 (Barcelona, Pamplona)
Special activities:
  • Sacred Family cathedral in Barcelona (day 5)
Distance: 1,570 miles ( 2.520 km)
Distance average per day ride: 200 miles (315 km)
Comfortable Middle-Class Hotels

 

Services Included

11 night accomodation with 8 riding days, 2 rest day, Arrival & departure days
11 Nights in comfortable Middle-Class hotels including breakfast
9 Dinner included (not included on rest days)
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

This motorcycling tour runs far and wide along two of the main systems of mountain ranges in Spain, the Iberian System and the Pyrenees. The Iberian Mountain System on the way to the Pyrenees is the ideal backdrop for motorcycle touring due to its breathtaking scenery, its mountains (not excessively high) and its valleys and gorges which have been forged by Spain's 3 largest rivers (the Ebro, the Duero and the Tagus) and their tributaries. Forests are an important part of the landscape here, consisting typically of Holm-oaks growing in the Mediterranean area in the southern part and pines in the northern part. The Pyrenees is the mountain range which forms the natural border between France and Spain along 491 km (305 ml) and it is composed by peaks of high altitude, with more than 7 peaks over 3,000 meters. In the Pyrenees we will all be thrilled by the endless bends and the extraordinary landscapes, valleys, gorges, rapids and the infinite viewpoints.

We will spend nights and pass through the cities of Alcala de Henares, Cuenca, Teruel, Tarragona, Barcelona, Vall de Boí and San Millan, declared a World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. 

Routing Map

 

Daily itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival to 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, visit the town or take a short introductory ride with the guide to get used to the bike (starts at 5 PM, takes about 2 hrs). In the evening we will meet for a welcome dinner and afterwards we will present the format of our tour.
  • Day 2: Madrid - Alcalá de Henares - Cuenca 243km (around 3h 45 min) +

    It takes not long to reach Alcala de Henares, but we will have the chance to admire on our way the impressive architecture of this World Heritage city. The route to Cuenca is a lovely ride full of sweeping bends between extraordinarily shaped and coloured mountains which were created by the water in the limestone. Cuenca is a striking urban reality which somehow unexplainably links past and present. In this city, cultural and natural heritage complement each other, and you can discover the most formidable watchtowers ever built in Spanish history.
  • Day 3: Cuenca - Teruel - Alcañiz 370km (around 4h 15 min) +

    We continue our ride to Teruel cutting through a landscape similar to the previous days riding, cruising along a breathtaking scenery, the mountain range of “Sierra de Albarracín” and ride over to one of the most beautiful cities in Spain with a long and checkered history, the City of Albarracin.Teruel is regarded as the "town of mudéjar" due to its numerous buildings designed in this style; all of them have been built influenced by the Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The route to Alcañiz is full of lovely winding roads between The “Sierra de Gúdar” Mountains. After the ride we will rest in a Castle of the XI - XII century.
  • Day 4: Alcañiz - Tarragona - Barcelona 270km (around 4h ) +

    From Alcañiz to Tarragona we will ride along the Natural Park of “Els Ports”, one of the most significant natural spaces in Catalonia, where the mountain landscape is filled with pine trees and brightly coloured ochre fields. The real founding date of Tarragona is unknown, it’s said that Tarragona is named after a Pharaoh in the 7th century BC. The city may have begun as an Iberic town, but was probably founded by the Phoenicians, who called it 'Tarchon, that name likely derived from its situation on a high rock, between 250 and 300 feet above the sea; In Romans times it was fortified, much enlarged and converted into a fortress and arsenal against the Carthagenians. The route to Barcelona twists and turns through a winding road between mountains and coast, where the view of mountains merging the sea is amazingly beautiful.
  • Day 5: Rest day in Barcelona +

    Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination, its architectural works have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Day 6: Barcelona - Andorra 222km (around 3h 45 min) +

    Leaving Barcelona, the Pyrenees soon start to become a reality. Riding through the natural park of Montserrat and the Mountain Ranges of Castelltallat and Cadí, we cross the French border and continue to Andorra. The roads we are lucky enough to be on with our motorcycles now pass through very high mountain ranges set in a landscape of incomparable beauty. Andorra is a small country situated in the Pyrenees between Spain & France, with a highly mountainous geography. Andorra is the highest capital city in Europe.
  • Day 7: Andorra - Broto 260km (around 4h 10 min) +

    As we head to the village of Broto, we will yet again be thrilled by the endless bends and the extraordinary landscapes, valleys, gorges, rapids, and the almost infinite viewpoints in which enjoy the views as well as the ride. We pass the Romanesque Style Churches Nominated World Heritage Sites, in the valley of “Vall de Boi”.
  • Day 8: Broto - Pamplona 240km (around 4h 15min) +

    We are excited by the riding towards Pamplona, because once again this roads are made for motorcycling. There are many beautiful mountain villages all very well maintained, we will be accompanied by the rivers running beside us into the deep valleys.
  • Day 9: Rest day in Pamplona +

    Pamplona is worldwide famous for the “San Fermin” Festival. Its history began with the Roman Empire; the mix of cultures in Pamplona makes the city an extremely interesting and friendly place to visit.
  • Day 10: Pamplona - Logroño - Soria 223km (around 4h) +

    From Pamplona to Logroño we will have some easy riding in the Valley of “The Ebro” River and soon after we will merge again with the IBERIC SYSTEM in the mountain range of “Sierra de la Demanda” where the pine woodland will share with us its marvelous winding roads towards Soria. The area of Soria was inhabited by the Iberians, who merged with the Celts to form the Celtiberians around the 4th century BC. Then the Romans, the Arab, and back again to the Chistians, it became one of the most important cities of the reconquering period with its impressive fortifications.
  • Day 11: Soria - Madrid 300km (around 4h 30min) +

    We leave Soria between Pine woods and we afterwards pass the beautiful Natural Park of "Cañón de Río Lobos", amazing gorge diged in the limestone by rivers erosion. We head back to Madrid through the beautiful scenery of the Central Mountain Range, a great biking fun is assured as we travel along those lovely winding roads.
  • Day 12: Back Home +

    Depending on your return flight you may have some time to stroll the city of Madrid visiting the Historical Center; the Opera and the Royal Palace or the “Puerta de Alcala”, “ Cibeles” fountain or maybe museums such as “El Prado” or “Thyssen” or even the “Retiro” park, “Gran Vía”, etc. The possibilities are endless.
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