Picos de Europa and Beyond

Summary

This motorcycle tour is very popular and usually enjoys beautiful warm dry weather on good roads, This 11 Day tour takes in the dramatic scenery of the Picos de Europa, National Parks and some gorgeous Portugese Roads

Dates

May 13th to May 24th 2018
September 26th to October 6th 2018

Suitability

Grade: Easy 

Pillion Friendly and open to all riders. 

good surfaces  great corners

Stats

12 Days total
1600 miles

Itinerary

Day 1 

Meeting in Plymouth we take the overnight ferry to Santander, aboard you have the comfort of an ensuite cabin, have time get to know others on the tour and enjoy dinner in one of the restaurants on board - maybe even a couple of beers!


Day 2 / 150 miles 

Scenic ride towards the mountains, lakes and gorges of the area gives you your first taste of the Picos de Europa.


Day 3 / 160 miles

Our journey continues through this biking mecca as we wind through sleepy Spanish villages on well surfaced, empty roads and to our Hotel on the Pilgrim Trail.


Day 4 / 169 miles 

From here  sweeping and empty roads lead us through the National park and its forests towards Santiago de Compostela.


Day 5 

Take the day to this amazing cathedral city alternatively, for those who want more of the twisties we'll have a ride planned too (80 miles)


Day 6 / 170 miles 

Across the  smooth roads of the hills of  Galicia we cross the border through the Da Peneda-Gerês National Park before heading towards Guimaraes. Our Hotel is the perfect spot for us to relax and unwind in the evening.


Day 7 / 170miles 

We leave the Hotel and ride through the wine region of the Duoro and into the   Serra de Estrela national park taking in the mountain and valley views on the way to our hotel in the Cova de Beira Valley where we spend the next 2 nights.


Day 8 / 100 miles 

A well-earned day off enjoying the scenery and local walks or join us on the optional ride out through the national park to the Torre, the highest point in the Sierra da Estela mountain range 


Day 9 / 200 miles 

We're  back in Spain today through the Sierra de la Culebra  in the foothills of the Cantabrian Mountains,


Day 10 / 195 miles 

Heading  north through the twisties lunching beside Lake Riano with its stunning mountains. Continuing  north we journey up to our hotel back in the Picos de Europa.


Day 11 / 105 miles 

Breakfast and then on through the fantastic scenery to Santander to get our overnight ferry, a chance to have a final beer before a night sleep


Day 12 

Ferry Docks in Plymouth.


COSTS


We require a £200.00 deposit at the time of booking.  The balance payment is due 10 weeks before the commencement date.  


One person – One bike - Shared  room £1080 (total)

One person – One bike - Own room £1475 (total)


Two people – One bike - One room £1590 (total) 

Tour Highlights

  • Santiago de Compostela cathedral.
  • Sublime Roads
  • Fuente de  
  • Hills of  Gallicia
  • Pots and Pans Road
  • Da Peneda-Gerês National Park 
  • The wine  region of Duoro.
  • Serra de Estrela National Park.
  • Sierra de la Culebra.
  • Riano Lake
  • Comfortable well chosen accommodation