The Pyrenees and Picos Mountains all the way!

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Pyrenees and Picos Mountains all the way tour – passes through the Picos de Europa national park, the Cantabrian mountains, and the Pyrenees! Offering some of the best motorcycle riding with hundreds of miles of smooth stunning 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.

  • GuidedFully Guided or Self Guided supported by our experienced guide
  • Rider experienceNovice, first European tour to experienced rider
  • DistanceAverage daily mileage 180 miles – 288 km
  • Group sizeSmall group 12 to 14 riders per guide
  • WiFi Free hotel WiFi
  • Road type99% Sealed roads
  • PillionPillion friendly route
  • AccommodationQuality on suite B+B hotels
Tour Detail
What's included ?
What's not included

Ferry crossing from the UK to Spain plus cabin (return)

Quality hotel/ B+B accommodation

Local accommodation tax charges

Professional Tour Guide 24/7 (Guided tour)

Breakfast each morning in hotels

Gpx files for your sat nav

Guidance on installing route files to your satnav

Full itinerary + tour info

Unique routes and locations visited

WiFi in most hotels Spain, France + Andorra 

  • Parking fees /toll charges
  • Green card
  • Admission to tourist sites
  • Food / Drinks- Evening meals or lunch
  • Travel insurance or repatriation
  • Room service or minibar usage / Premium hotel services
  • Fuel, Oil, and other consumables (chain oil, etc)
FAQ

Tour Route

Our route has been designed by tour manager and Guide Jay, who spends the season working in Spain. And has spent many years working and riding with local riders in the Pyrenees Mountains and will be on hand to help with any questions.

Starting from the UK

For both the guided or Self-guided tours you can either start from the Uk (which includes return ferry crossing with cabin) or start from the first hotel in Spain.

If you wish to ride down through France and meet us at the first hotel just drop us an email and we will adjust the price accordingly.

Riding conditions:

Riding conditions are normally excellent throughout the Pyrenees with good quality road surfaces and little traffic, which suits novice to experienced riders, many riders even prefer to ride abroad.

This is a 99% sealed roads tour, there might be the odd car park or layby which is unsealed.

We ride many of the famous high mountain passes and would recommend that you have a good head for heights. 

Riding experience

Riding experience for the Pyrenees: 

This is a great tour for novice and experienced riders.

For the guided tour we operate the drop-off system which means that everyone can ride at their own pace without being dragged along.

For more info on the drop-off, system read more HERE

What type of bike is suitable?

Most types of bikes are suitable for this tour from sports to cruisers as its 99% sealed roads.

As long as it can go around corners, and can maintain 70mph or 120kmph on larger roads / dual carriage ways.

If you are unsure and would like more info please just drop us an email.

Self-guided route

Your hotels and crossing are pre-booked in advance, we also provide you with our route to follow and also the Tour PDF and tour info.

Were also on hand to answer any questions and contactable via telephone and Whatsapp.

Fly-Ride

Fly-ride
If you want to fly-in or start from Barcelona and use one of our hire bikes just drop us an email.

Total price (British Pound) - Self- Guided
Starting at Plymouth on any Sunday, March to November and finishing at Portsmouth- Includes overnight cruise return, 2 nights inc cabin with en-suite 9 days 7 nights B+B hotel en-suite accommodation.
Single rider twin room
£ 1095
Single rider own room
+ £ 345
Rider + pillion private room
£ 1695
Deposit
£ 400

If you would like us, to Guide a tour for yourself or your group or would like us, to customize a tour for you by adding extra days, or fancy riding through France instead of using the ferry – please just send us an email.

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Itinerary

Day 1Plymouth to Santander

Everyone is provided with a cabin. The Brittany Ferries ship has excellent facilities including bars, restaurants, and evening entertainment! Time to relax.

Day 2Santander

Arriving at Santander after lunch our route kicks off with a climb up into the Cantabrian mountains along scenic twisty roads, 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 Pamplona for the night, famous for its architecture and bull-running. Time for a cold beer and tapas in the old center. 140 miles / 224 km

Day 3Pyrenees mountains

After breakfast, we’ll follow the twisty roads through the mountains crossing the border from Spain into France, and into the Pyrenees mountain range. Stopping overnight in Lourdes France. 211 miles / 339 km

Day 4Lourdes to Andorra

Today we’ll continue through the mountains following some of the “Classic Climbs of the Tour de France“. Up and over many mountain passes before crossing the border into Andorra. Stopping for the night at our hotel in the small city with its many good bars and restaurants. 153 miles / 285 km

Day 5Andorra to Girona

Leaving Andorra we’ll continue through the mountains and down towards the coast, and into Cataluña. Our hotel for the night is located near the old historic center of Girona. Great for a walk around in the evening, plus plenty of good tapas bars and restaurants to choose from. 200 miles / 323 km

Day 6Girona to Sort

leaving the coast behind we’ll head back up into the Pyrenees mountains, winding our way through valleys, gorges, and villages. Stopping at Cardona castle and a bite to eat. After a rest we’ll continue through the mountains, stopping at our hotel in time for a cold beer! 194 miles / 312 km

Day 7Sort to Jaca

After breakfast our route zigzags through the mountains with many interesting things to see along the way including deep gorges, castles, abandoned villages. Plus more perfect, smooth twisty roads with stunning views as we cross from Cataluña into Aragon. 216 miles / 344 km

Day 8Jaca

Today after a look around Jaca castle we’ll continue on towards the Valles Occidentales natural park and into the Cantabrian mountains along some of the best twisty mountain roads! Stopping for the evening at our hotel in the mountains and our final night in Spain. 204 miles / 328 km

Day 9To Santander

After breakfast it’s 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 on what time you would like to leave the hotel. Once onboard, it’s time to relax, have a beer, and exchange details with new friends.

Notes.Route direction

Please note this is a rough guide as we have many brilliant routes to choose from and also sometimes reverse the direction of the route.

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Rick + Mary

Couple Traveller

Our tour guide, Jay, made our trip memorable. We had a wonderful time. We rode a wide variety of routes with breathtaking scenery, fun and challenging roads. The selection of restaurants for our daily lunch stops was excellent. The food was great and very reasonably priced. Our nightly accommodations were all in great locations and met all of our needs. We stopped at a variety of interesting places during the tour which enhanced our experience and increased understanding of the region. Jay has done considerable research on the region, its roads and places to visit. We highly recommend this tour!

2 October 2019

John

Solo Traveller

Overland Motorcycle Tours met us at the outgoing ferry and guided us along the best roads the Pyrenees have to offer. All the hotels were excellent with consideration for secure parking. GPS routes are provided so you can find your own way if you prefer. Lunch stops away from tourist areas and interesting visits along the way enhanced the experience. You do need to be ready for some fairly long days in the saddle but it is well worth the effort. Thanks to Jay and Alan. Recommended.

29 September 2019

Phill

Couple Traveller

Fantastic tour organised by Jay. Excellent coordination and planning resulted in a thoroughly enjoyable 8 days riding through the Pyrenees across numerous, beautiful mountain passes and flowing valley roads. All the hotels we stayed in were excellent with secure parking for our bikes.
Two of our group (including myself) opted to go via Brittany Ferries on our own bikes, which worked really well with a relaxing night in a comfotable cabin. Fly & ride also an option.
By far the best and easiest way to enjoy the best roads in the Pyrenees thanks to Overland’s choice of routes, which Jay has gone to great efforts to perfect!
Many thanks, Phill

28 September 2019

Marc

Group Traveller

Mountains All The Way
My friend Marc and I just returned from this tour. We went for the self guide option.
We both ride Harley-Davidson’s.
Everything is said in the title of the tour and when Jay says ‘mountains all the way’ he isn’t kidding. Every day you are treated to amazing roads, peaks and spectacular views.
If you love riding your machine you will love the switchbacks, gradients, mountain passes and summits.
The selection of hotels was good and we enjoyed a comfortable stay in each location.
Best of all is Jay’s attention to detail. In advance of the trip he prepared bespoke Sat Nav routes for us using the Harley-Davidson online ride planner and these routes worked flawlessly. From point A to point B each day and never missed a beat.
At any point during the trip when we had a question Jay was there on WhatsApp within minutes to provide immediate assistance, it was like the ultimate ‘Phone a friend’ ?.
We both thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would definitely book again with Jay without hesitation.

2 July 2019