Motorbike tour Northern Spain – The Mountains all the way tour passes through the Picos de Europa national park along the “Pots and Pans route”, the Cantabrian mountains and the Pyrenees! Offering some of the best biking roads with hundreds of miles of smooth twisty roads. Including many of the high mountain passes of the Pyrenees. With breath-taking scenery, fast sweepers, hairpin bends, technical twisty sections and not to mention spectacular panoramic vistas!
We’ll pass through numerous gorges, villages & valleys offering fantastic views, with time to relax and experience some of Spain’s famous hospitality, weather, food and culture.
Motorbike tour Northern Spain – Itinerary
Day 1 – Plymouth to Santander At Plymouth a member of our team will meet you at the port before boarding the ferry for our overnight cruise to northern Spain. Everyone is provided with a cabin. The Brittany Ferries ship has excellent facilities including bars and restaurants, and evening entertainment! Time to relax and enjoy the crossing.
Day 2 – Santander to Aguilar de Campo After arriving at Santander our route kicks off with a climb up into the Picos de Europa national park and along the Famous “Pots and Pans route” an impressive road with every type of bend possible. Winding up through a deep gorge high up over the mountains and twisting back down the other side. The scenery is simply awesome! In the evening we’ll head into the old town for a bite to eat. 151 miles / 243 km
Day 3 – Aguilar de Campo to Beasain After breakfast we’ll follow the twisty road back up into the mountains passing Montana Oriental and the Urkiola national park stopping along the way for a drink or bite to eat. Later we’ll Pass through the Gorbeiako natural park. Stopping at our hotel in time for a cold beer and tapas. 224 miles / 360 km
Day 4 – Beasain – Tolosa to Jaca Our journey today continues along more stunning twisty mountain roads through the Pyrenees Mountains. We’ll stop on route for coffee and a bite to eat, before arriving in Jaca and our hotel for the night. Time to explore Jaca castle and the old town, or just relax with a cold one and tapas! before heading out for dinner. 194 miles / 312 km
Day 5 – Jaca to Sort After breakfast, we’ll ride some of the best biking roads through the mountains. With many interesting things to see along the way including deep gorges, castles, abandoned villages. Plus ride more perfect, smooth twisty roads with stunning views as we cross from Aragon into Catalonia. 179 miles / 288 km
Day 6 – Sort – Ribes de Fraser A couple of optional routes to choose from today or a ride into Andorra or just relax in Sort. Its also possible to ride one of the old smuggler’s routes into Andorra – Ask your guide for advice + route.
Day 7 – Sort to Lourdes Today we’ll follow some of the best biking roads Up and over Pyrenees mountains, crossing many mountain passes. Before crossing the border into France and stopping overnight at our hotel. 178 miles / 264 km
Day 8 – Lourdes to Beasain Continuing back into the Cantabrian mountains today and along some brilliant biking roads, as we ride through valleys, and up and over more high mountain passes. Stopping for a bite to eat along the way, before winding our way back to our hotel in the mountains. Tonight we’ll be able to enjoy our last meal together and a few drinks as a group. 195 miles / 315 km
Day 9 – Beasain – Tolosa to Santander After breakfast its time to say goodbye to your tour guide or guides before heading to the port. We normally offer a choice of a short route or twisty route back to the port, depending what time you would like to leave the hotel. Once on board, it’s time to relax, have a beer and exchange details with new friends. 2 h 12 min 110 miles / 177 km
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