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If you are looking to spend your next motorcycle touring holiday on some of the very best roads in Europe, both over mountains and through valleys and gorges, then this motorbike tour will provide you with everything!

We take an overnight mini cruise to Spain arriving in the afternoon so that we can enjoy our riding route through lush countryside to our FOUR STAR Parador Hotel at Cangas de Onis on the fringes of the Picos de Europa national park. The Picos is one of the truly unspoiled areas of Spain still unaffected by large numbers of tourists. Traffic free roads through the mountains - yes please! The contrasts within these 300 square miles of spectacular natural beauty linking Cantabria and Asturias are amazing. Looking up you will see dramatic rocky mountain peaks rising up to over 8000 feet, small isolated mountain villages are tucked away in the higher mountain slopes almost completely isolated, deep gorges plunge down vertically into deep river valleys, sparkling lakes and magical forests make this an adventure playground just waiting to be explored. And your motorcycle is the perfect instrument upon which to play!

In the evening you will stay in the luxurious surroundings of our four star Hotel - one of the best Paradors in Spain located in the former San Pedro de Villanueva Monastery, a beautiful building where the decor is warm but traditional and the cuisine is local. We include complimentary local wine with each dinner here to celebrate our return to this splendid location. Yes, we are very fond of this hotel that we first patronised in the last century as the first motorcycle touring company to discover this whole area of scenic splendour! Our ride out routes are based upon our prodigious knowledge of the Picos from many successful tours in years gone by...

After three nights exploring the best roads in the Picos de Europa we continue our motorcycle tour in Portugal to ride the verdant wine-growing area of the Douro Valley. Our base for three nights is another FOUR STAR hotel near the Douro river and a great place from which to explore the unspoilt countryside of this beautiful part of northern Portugal appropriately described by writer Miguel Torga as "geological poetry". Our hotel is located in Lamego, and has three hectares of vineyard, olive groves and gardens and a lovely outdoor pool and panoramic views.  Whilst based here we ride out following curves along the river, through undulating terrain, past Moorish castles to the UNESCO heritage site of Porto, where tall-masted ships still anchor at the dockside with their traditional cargo of Port oaken barrels. Our prepared routes will take you out on uncluttered roads where you are more likely to encounter cows and sheep rather than oncoming traffic - enjoy the views, enjoy the ride and enjoy the friendly hospitality of the locals for this is really what this tour is all about!

After enjoying the beautful Douro Valley we head back into Spain to the historic, university city of Burgos.  We stay in a centrally located FOUR STAR hotel with swimming pool and included garage parking.

Our final day in Spain is an enjoyable ride through super countryside as we head back to Santander for the return mini cruise back to the UK

Quality hotels, quality riding. Come and join us for a real FOUR STAR experience...

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E2112 - Spain & Portugal

29th August 2021 to

7th September 2021

Picos & Douro Valley - NEW DATES

White ArrowHIGHLIGHTS...
  • 4* Hotels throughout
  • Wine included with 4 evening meals
  • Swimming pools at two hotels (Douro & Burgos)
  • Ride the Picos de Europa!
  • Ride the stunning Douro Valley
  • Visit World Heritage Sight Porto
  • Tour pack including Ride Out Routes
  • Includes Brittany Ferries with cabins
  • Fully Escorted tour
  • Brittany Ferries shared cabin, overnight crossing outward/return
  • Seven nights in 4* hotels with buffet breakfast
  • Including three nights in a Parador - a converted former monastery in the Picos
  • SEVEN evening meals
  • Wine included with 4 evening meals
  • Motorcycle parking at all hotels
  • Routes, itinerary, check lists and GPX file of routes for Garmin or TomTom
  • Accompanied by MCi Tour Manager
White ArrowEXTRAS...
  • Brittany Ferries Cabin upgrades (Single/Seaview) upon request
White ArrowPRICE per person...
1 person, 1 bike, single room
1 person, 1 bike, shared room
2 people, 1 bike, shared room
Deposit payable at time of booking:
£0 per person