Picos and Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour

Summary

Our most popular motorcycle tour. This 12 day tour includes riding on some of the best roads Europe has to offer with the dramatic backdrop of the Picos de Europa, Navarra and the French and Spanish Pyrenees.  This is a  very 'Ride Focussed" Tour so expect Twisty mountain roads, good hotels and amazing views on this tour which takes 2 days to explore some of the Picos de Europa then onto the French and Spanish Pyrenees crossing the border several times

Suitability

Grade: Moderate 

suitable for pillions and open to all riders. 

good surfaces  great corners. tight turns Steep inclines and some unfenced roads

Stats

12 Days total
1650 miles

Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour

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 / 110 miles 

Leaving the ship early afternoon we take a twisty scenic ride towards the mountains, lakes and gorges of the area and view some sights of  the Picos de Europa.


Day 3 / 150 miles Our journey continues through this biking mecca as we wind through gorges  on sweeping well surfaced, roads then onto tighter twisty roads  up & across a dam towards our 4* hotel overlooking the beach and Picos mountains


Day 4 / 200 miles 

Today is about getting from the Cantabria Region to Navarra region..So we can have some Pyrenean fun tomorrow -  across country on progressive sweeping roads to Pamplona and our 3* Hotel right next to the historic old town


Day 5 / 190 miles
Views and Tight mountain Roads.
Todays plan is to head north  from the foothills of Spain to the old Basque Capital of St Jean Pied de Port After a coffee we head SE - Up and back into Spain then following a border road Back into France toward our 3* Hotel


Day 6 / 170 miles
Tour de France.
Twisty mountains today with lots of "cols"  Tourmalet, Aspin, Mente, Portet d Aspet to name some well known ones
We will rest in a super hotel with great restaurant tonight ready for a shorter day tomorrow to enjoy Carcassonne


Day 7 / 110 miles
Back roads to Carcassonne
An easy day today - we take balconied roads and tight gorges to our hotel the heart of the city where we can leave our bikes secured and enjoy some time off the road to enjoy this UNESCO world heritage site (maybe sample the local wine too!)


Day 8 / 150 miles
Back  into Spain
One of our favourite days
We have plenty of time to stop (due to French/Spanish mealtimes) and take a look at some POI en-route and stopping for lunch in Amelie les-Bains
Varied roads from deep narrow gorges, narrow country lanes and faster roads. Its amazing how the landscape changes as we cross into Spain. We rest near Campdevànol tonight and a decent Hotel with a reasonable restaurant and secure parking


Day 9 / 200 miles
Superb Twisties today -  exhilarating road, corners and sights today on not commonly known roads.  A decent 3* Hotel tonight with a good restaurant near Castejón de Sos


Day 10 / 195 miles 

We leave our Hotel and enjoy more of the super mountain roads of Spain  some tight roads and some open Tonight we will Stay in a 3* hotel in the heart of Logrono to enjoy a night of "Pinchos" and maybe some local Rioja wine!


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 swap numbers and share memories before a nights sleep


Day 12 

Ferry Docks in Plymouth and we head to home wherever that may be.


COSTS


We require a £300.00 deposit at the time of booking.  The balance payment is due 10 weeks before the commencement date.  


One person – One bike - Shared  room £1375 (total)

One person – One bike - Own room £1595 (total)


Two people – One bike - One room £1750 (total)

Tour Highlights

  • Picos de Europa
  • Sublime Roads
  • Navarre lanscape
  • Pots and Pans Road
  • Sanctuary of Covadonga
  • Night in Carcassonne 
  • N260.
  • Col de tourmalet 
  • Tour de France mountain passes.
  • No chain Hotels
  • Riano Lake
  • Comfortable well chosen accommodation
  • deep gorge roads



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