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Picos

A chance to ride the Picos mountains of Northern Spain, the Pyrénées and the Central Massif volcanic region of France. See the reviews of previous tours under Testimonials European Tours.

This will be a fully escorted bike trip from the moment you arrive at the port of Santander, Spain and will be run at a progressive pace. The routes have been extensively researched and as we use a tried & tested “drop-off” marker system with a tail-end rider there is no need for you to refer to road books or maps.

Upon your mid-day arrival in Santander we have a pre-tour briefing before setting off into the Picos Mountains of Northern Spain taking in some fabulous roads before arriving at our hotel. Dinner this evening is included.

The next day we continue to ride through the Picos Mountains and stay a second night in Spain in Logrono, the capital of the Rioja wine region. The evening here is at your leisure and our hotel is ideally placed to enjoy the numerous tapas bars on hand.

We then ride through the Pyrénées, over the Col D’Aubisque, staying overnight in Lourdes, the destination for over 5 million visitors each year, believing its’ sanctuaries to have healing properties. This evening is at your leisure.

Day four takes us into the Dordogne region of France, to Rocamadour, the spectacular town built into a cliffside. We stay here this night and dinner is included.

We then ride on to the Central Massif region of France staying two nights in same hotel near the Puy de Dome. Dinner is included this night.

The next day you can either accompany us riding the fantastic roads of the Auvergne with its spectacular views or explore this region on your own. The area contains over 80 volcanoes, Puy Mary having a height of nearly 6000 ft. Having ridden the twisty route to the top the fittest of us may attempt the climb to the summit (approx. 25 minutes). This evening is at your leisure.

On our penultimate day we ride to Le Mans, along the famous Mulsanne Strait, to our hotel where your final dinner is served in its’ superb restaurant.

The last day we ride through the Alpes Mancelles to the port of Caen (or other agreed departure point) for your early evening return crossing to the UK.

This tour will be run at a progressive pace and with a maximum of fourteen bikes. All routes have been fully researched and we always stop every hour & a half for coffee, lunch or fuel so any pillions will not be too long in the saddle.

We will stay in small, mainly 3* independent hotels.

Please contact us for more details – remember there are limited places on this motorbike holiday.

Approx riding stats: Total 1375 miles; longest day 260 miles; motorways 30 miles

chance to ride the Picos mountains of Northern Spain, the Pyrénées and the Central Massif volcanic region of France. See the reviews of previous tours under Testimonials European Tours.

This will be a fully escorted bike trip from the moment you arrive at the port of Santander, Spain and will be run at a progressive pace. The routes have been extensively researched and as we use a tried & tested “drop-off” marker system with a tail-end rider there is no need for you to refer to road books or maps.

Upon your mid-day arrival in Santander we have a pre-tour briefing before setting off into the Picos Mountains of Northern Spain taking in some fabulous roads before arriving at our hotel. Dinner this evening is included.

The next day we continue to ride through the Picos Mountains and stay a second night in Spain in Logrono, the capital of the Rioja wine region. The evening here