Tours to Spain have been a favourite with World of BMW riders for many years. For 2024 we are adding a new tour concentrating on the picturesque Sierras of the north, and on three major centres, giving you the opportunity to explore this fascinating region at your leisure.
HIGH SIERRAS AND HIGH CITIES: SPAIN
The mileages have been kept short, making this a relaxing tour which will appeal to couples and solos, giving you the opportunity to explore this fascinating region at your leisure.
Arriving in Spain we will head south across Cantabria, seeking out some excellent riding roads towards the city of Burgos on the edge of the Iberian Plateau. Founded in 884AD and was home to El Cid, whose tomb lies in the UNESCO listed Gothic cathedral. The city is an important cross roads on the Camino de Santiago and the guide books are abounding with sights to see. You’ll have two nights to soak up the atmosphere and a free day to explore or join one of our ride outs.
We continue our ride south, seeking out more great riding roads. Our base for the next two nights will be the city of Segovia to the north of Madrid. It is probably best known for its lofty Roman aqueduct and ship-shaped Alcazar. Today you will have the choice of taking a half day guided walking tour or exploring the local countryside. As well as the ancient Roman aqueduct Segovia is home to one of the last Gothic Castles built in Europe, which is said to have inspired Walt Disney in the design of his cartoon castles. Alternatively your Tour Leader will take you riding in the surrounding countryside and to explore the Sierra de Guadarrama which lies between Segovia and the capital, Madrid.
Leaving Segovia, you’ll enjoy either a short ride or a longer adventure through the lesser known Sierra De Gredos, a favourite destination of our Tour Director. The choice is yours, either way you are on your way to the remarkable city of Salamanca with its incredible main square, used many times in films it may feel familiar. Enjoy strolling around the cobbled streets of the historic quarter and watch the sun setting on the stone buildings which give off an amazing golden hue. The short option means an early arrival and plenty of time to sightsee.
Time to head back north, past Valladolid and on to the city of Leon, south of the Picos de Europa. The two principal reasons most people come to Leon are to see the stained glass cathedral windows and the frescoes of the Basilica of San Isidoro, both of which will take your breath away. However it has so much more. Gaudi’s Casa Botines pseudo Gothic Fortress, the Convento de Sam Marcos and the contemporary Art Museum to name but a few. Leon was once the base of the Roman Vll Legion, from which it gets its name. You have a free day to explore remarkable Leon or join us on an optional ride-out to the Sierra de Cabrera in the south-west, towards the Portuguese border, before returning to Leon for the evening. As this is the last night in Spain, we will enjoy a farewell dinner together.
Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW’s complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.
|Price option||Solo Shared Single Room||Solo Single Room||*Rider and passenger|
|Riding Your Own Motorcycle||2395||2895||3395|
|Including an F800GS, F900GS or F900XR Hire Bike||3445||3945||4445|
|Including an R1300GS, R1250RS or R1250RT Hire Bike||3645||4145||4645|
|Including an S1000XR Hire Bike||3695||4195||4695|
|Including an R1250GS Adventure Hire Bike||3795||4295||4795|
|Including a K1600 Grand America Hire Bike||3845||4345||4845|
If you wish to make your own way to the first night of the tour then at the point of booking you can choose to remove the UK - Spain - UK ferry. The costs saving will be £500. Please Note This option cannot be used in conjunction with a hire bike booking.
HIRE BIKES: If you are booking with a hire bike we will hand your bike over on the afternoon prior to the first tour day. This will give you a chance to get familiar with the bike, make any adjustments, arrange your packing and not waste any time on the first day riding.
Day 1 Your ferry departs from Plymouth late afternoon arriving in Santander early afternoon.
Day 2 You have a short ride south to Burgos, meaning you'll have time for a short walking tour of the city before the first of the Spanish bars and restaurants open
Day 3 A day off to enjoy the city which was founded in 884AD and was home to El Cid, whose tomb lies in the UNESCO listed Gothic cathedral. we've also organised a ride out, should you wish to explore further.
Day 4 Heading south towards Madrid we are high on the Northern Sierras. The weather should be warm and cross country rising route lots of fun.
Day 5 Romanesque churches, a former royal palace and a Gothic cathedral, plus the ancient Roman aqueduct of more than 160 arches stands above Plaza Azoguejo in the heart of the city.
Day 6 Two options today - either a shorter route and more time in Salamanca or come a play in the Sierra de Gredos Mountains
Day 7 Heading back north from one high city to another over the sierras among the sun flowers to Leon and our final two night stop awaits
- Explore the UNESCO listed Burgos Cathedral
- Ride the Cantabrian Mountains
- Marvel at the UNESCO listed Roman Aqueduct in Segovia
- Amazing riding though the Picos Mountains
- Explore the UNESCO listed Leon Cathedral
- Discover the little known Sierra de Gredos
- Wander the UNESCO listed old town of Salamanca
- Relaxed riding days with lower mileages
- Pre tour pack including tour information, Michelin maps, route notes and GPS routes in Garmin/BMW format
- Electronic copy of the World of BMW Touring Essentials Book
- Commemorative polo shirt for all riders and pillions
- Nine nights accommodation as listed in the itinerary
- All breakfasts
- Welcome and farewell dinners in Burgos and Leon (excludes beverages)
- Dinner one night each in Segovia and Salamanca (excludes beverages)
- Motorrad Tours Tour Leader throughout the Tour
- Overnight ferry crossing from UK and back including cabins and breakfast
- Expert advice and support throughout
- The protection of booking with a fully bonded tour operator
- Dinners other than those listed
- Travel Insurance
- Anything not listed as included
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