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JULY 14TH – JULY 21ST 2019     8 DAYS FROM £1395

This tour will be led by Toby Best

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Escorted Motorcycle Tour of Spain: 8 day picos Tour is full of mountains, lush open countryside, lakes, rivers and great food. The Picos de Europa Loop and the trip across Northern Spain is famous in biking circles for traffic free, silky smooth roads winding through hundreds of miles of breath taking sun drenched scenery. No other location offers such a variety of brilliant roads, great weather and wonderful cuisine so close to home.

Our route takes us along the famous “pots and pans” route, through the ever changing scenery of northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela and then down to Zamora and across national parks before returning back up to the bottom of the Picos de Europa for a final taste of the rugged green motorcyclists paradise.

Motorcycle Tour of Spain, Highlights of the tour:

  • Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route and cathedral.
  • High Hills of western Gallicia.
  • The ancient walled city of Zamora

  • Lake of Riano.
  • Best roads and weather in Europe?
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Going on tour with a group of strangers was, for me, something of a leap into the unknown, but, on the basis that ‘you’ll never know until you try’ I paid my money and signed up for the Picos Tour of Northern Spain and Portugal. I have to say that I enjoyed the company of all of the other participants, I very much enjoyed the tour, the roads and chosen routes, the accommodation, the sights, the riding, the food and the camaraderie that was built up, with the others, over the eleven day outing. It was great fun, so much so that I’ve now booked for the Corsica trip in July & also the Croatia trip in September. I thoroughly, from my previous experience, recommend Magellan Motorcycle Tours…the guy who runs it and makes it all possible: Felix Billington is a top bloke, an excellent facilitator to make sure everything goes smoothly.
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Motorcycle Tour of Spain Itinerary

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Day 1 Starting in Plymouth we take the ferry to Santander, aboard you can relax in the comfort of an ensuite cabin, get to know your fellow riders and enjoy dinner in one of the restaurants on board.

Day 2 / 114 miles Scenic ride towards the mountains, lakes and gorges of the region gives you your first taste of the Picos de Europa.

Day 3 / 160 miles Continuing our journey through this biking mecca we wind via little sleepy Spanish towns along smooth ribbons of empty roads and onto our overnight stop on the Pilgrim Trail.

Day 4 / 169 miles From here unspoilt sweeping empty roads lead us through the National park and its scented forests towards the pilgrimage destination of Santiago de Compostela.

Day 5 / 198 miles We journey from Santiago through national parks and past the spa town of Ourense to the delightful walled city of Zamora.

Day 6 / 195 miles Heading back north we cruise through the ever changing countryside, meet up beside the lake of Riano with its stunning mountains providing the backdrop for our lunch stop. Continuing on north we journey up to our hotel back in the Picos de Europa.

Day 7 / 117 miles Hearty breakfast and then on through the rolling countryside towards Santander to get our overnight ferry for the final leg of the trip home…

Day 8 Arrive home safe and sound and make your friends jealous with your tales of the tour!

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Now done two tours and will be booking again. Think that says enough!

Friendly, laid back approach. Good value for money. Excellent choice of routes. Group size not too large. Leader knows his stuff, where to ride, where to stop and eat, where to refuel etc.

What’s included

  • Ferry crossings with cabins Plymouth – Santander on the way out and Santander – Portsmouth on the return leg

  • 7 Nights accommodation in good quality hotels (inc 2 nights ferry cabin accommodation) and 3 evening meals (We do this to allow you the flexibility to explore and choose where you eat on some of the evenings).

  • Excellent breakfast each morning in the hotels
  • Full use of all hotels’ leisure facilities
  • Detailed route plans and maps
  • GPS routes (Garmin / Tom Tom)
  • Detailed daily itinerary including sights and suggested coffee / lunch stops
  • Fully guided and supported by an experienced tour guide throughout

  • Professionally edited DVD of the tour

What’s not

  • Fuel (we will provide an estimate in the tour pack)
  • Toll charges
  • Admission charges
  • Occasional hotel parking charges
  • Meals and drinks other than specified above
  • Travel/Breakdown insurance covering repatriation back to the UK (see “before you go” section above)


  • We require a £295.00 deposit per person at the time of booking. The balance payment is due 10 weeks before the commencement date.
  • Two people – One bike shared room £1395pp

  • One person – One bike shared room £1595pp

  • One person – One bike single room £1895pp

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For more information on what to get prepared before your trip, what insurance to sort as well as the answers to many frequently asked questions see the “before you go” section at the top of the page.

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We frequently arrange motorcycle hire for our touring clients from abroad or those in the UK who don’t currently have their own bike or just fancy a change. We have access to a full range of modern Touring, Sports Touring and Adventure bikes as well as the full current Harley Davidson lineup through our rental partners in the South East.

Depending on provider we can arrange:

  • Airport transfers or Hotel delivery & pickup
  • Luggage storage facilities
  • Clothing, GPS, hard and soft luggage hire
  • Comprehensive breakdown and insurance
  • Unlimited mileage agreements

Let us know which trip takes your fancy, what type of bike you require and we’ll do the rest.


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