North Coast And Gastronomic Motorcycle Tour

Dates

2017, July the 8th
2018, July the 7th

Tour Details

8 night accommodation (one week-off work)
6 riding days
1 Rest Day in Vivero
Begins/Ends: Santander
Hotel Nights Included: 8
Breakfast: 8
7 Dinners included (not on rest day)
Season for riders: Summer
Distance: 780 miles ( 1.292 km)
Distance average per day ride: 130 miles (215 km)
Comfortable Middle-Class Hotels

 

Other Services Included

8 night accomodation with 6 riding days, 1 rest day, Arrival & departure days
8 Nights in comfortable Middle-Class hotels including Breakfast
7 Dinner included (not included on rest day)
Experienced guide on a motorcycle  spoken
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: Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art; Monuments of Oviedo; Vizcaya Bridge

Other cultural attractions: Guggenheim Museum; Teixido Village.

Natural Attractions on the way: The Cantabrian Sea Coast; Natural Park “Las Marismas de Santoña”; National Park of "Picos de Europa"; Fitu pass; "Las Catedrales" beach; Ortegal Cape; The Cantabrian Massif along the coast.

Routing Map

 

 

Daily itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival to Bilbao +

    Your tour guide will pick you up from the airport and bring you to your hotel in Bilbao. After we get you settled in 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 to brief you about the format of our tour, describe in detail the route of Day 2.
  • Day 2: Bilbao - Suances: 165km (around 3h 30 min) +

    We soon find ourselves riding westbound with the sea on our right and the mountains on our left. We start admiring the views of white sandy beaches between rocky mountains and lush vegetation, and begin to understand the magic of ride along the north of Spain. Crossing the Natural Park “Las Marismas de Santoña” we get deeper into the mountain range to enjoy the leafy valleys and wind through the beautiful village Santillana del Mar. We reach Suances where we can relax on its marvelous beach, with its simple architecture and its friendly atmosphere.
  • Day 3: Suances - Oviedo: 200km (around 4h) +

    We start our day visiting the incomparable Cave of Altamira. We continue our ride crossing some beautiful coast villages ( Comillas, San Vicente de la Barquera) and now our way takes us inland around the majestic mountains the National Park of “Picos de Europa” on a marvelous road along a gorge. We traverse the mountain pass Fitu from where we enjoy an excellent view of the coast. The center of the town Oviedo captivates with its aesthetic architecture.
  • Day 4: Oviedo-Vivero: 232km (around 3h 45 min) +

    From Oviedo we wind our way cruising on inland roads full of amazing bends and surrounded by a pacifying landscape of valleys and green mountains, until we reach the coast again. Along the coast we pass through small charming villages and we visit spectacular beaches like “Las Catedrales”. In the last part of our trip we visit a Cetarea, a place where the incomparable Galicien seafood is cultivated.
  • Day 5: Rest Day in Vivero or 4h Ride Out +

    Day off in the small and charming town of Vivero. However, for those who want to ride, we have a 4 hour and 163 km ride out with spectacular views cutting through cliffs and capes that make this area so beautiful and fun to ride in.
  • Day 6: Vivero - Cangas de Narcea: 190km (around 4h) +

    We turn our bikes east and begin our return, leaving the coast and entering the mountain massif. We enjoy the ride on well paved roads and landscapes amazing us after each curve.
  • Day 7: Cangas de Narcea - Potes: 260km (around 4h 30min) +

    Today is the longest day, but it promises to be one of the greatest riding day along the south face of the Cantabrien mountain range, winding through valleys and gorges between less green mountains than the previous one of the north face but impressive for its height and colours. Our ride takes us around the Natural Park “Picos de Europa” on the South and East until we reach the peaceful and cosy village of Potes.
  • Day 8: Potes - Bilbao: 245km (around 4h) +

    We keep heading east along the south face of the mountain massif and continue enjoying the marvelous landscapes full of high mountains, valleys, curves, dense vegetation, rivers and dams. We roll into Bilbao where we enjoy a farewell dinner and raise a glass to the wonderful moments lived in this motorbike holidays.
  • Day 9: Back Home +

    Back home, we thank you for your assistance to this tour, we wish you have enjoyed a wonderful motorcycle vacation, and hope to meet you again on another of our tours along Spain and Morocco.
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