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The Spain Grand Tour: Southern Sun and City Breaks is crammed full of all of the best things about bike touring in Spain. Sunny weather, tasty food, great hotels, interesting destinations and above all quiet, smooth, traffic free roads! You start the tour by spending a day exploring the Picos de Europa before heading down south to the Cathedral city of Salamanca. We have a ride out day from here planned or you are free to explore the city and then you continue down south via the Cazalla de la Sierra into Andalucia and the Moorish capital of Granada. Another ride out day here or you can visit the famous Alhambra and try the best tapas in Spain!

You move east from Granada stopping in Cuenca and Segovia amongst others with time to visit Franco’s tomb and explore some incredible hidden back roads on the journey back up northwards to your ferry home from Santander. You stay in luxurious Parador and Boutique hotels throughout the trip and with two days off in interesting city destinations this tour is ideal for pillions as well as single riders.


Motorcycle Grand Tour of Spain, Highlights of the tour:

  • Picos de Europa

  • Ancient celtic cathedral city of Salamanca

  • Granada, Alhambra and tapas

  • 7 different regions in Spain ridden through and explored

  • Franco’s tomb in Valle de los Caídos

  • Cazalla de la Sierra in the foothills of the Sierra Norte de Sevilla

  • Lake of Riano.
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Meticulously put together motorcycle tour, ensuring that it all came together perfectly on each of the eleven days. The planning, research, hard work, and lots and lots of effort pre-tour, and during the tour by the guide/owner made my holiday one that I will never forget. Amazing scenery, roads, routes, coffee stops, excellent hotels with marvellous food, at a very reasonable price.

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Motorcycle Grand Tour of Spain Itinerary

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

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

Day 3 / 140 miles Ride out around the Golden Triangle of the Picos de Europa, riding really doesn’t get much better than this!

Day 4 / 230 miles From here unspoilt sweeping empty roads lead you down through central Spain towards the cathedral city of Salamanca.

Day 5 / Day off to explore this famous cathedral city or we’ll have a rideout planned for those who want more saddle time!

Day 6 / 260 miles Today you continue further south through the foothills of the Sierra Norte de Sevilla to your overnight stop in Cazalla de la Sierra.

Day 7 / 174 miles A particularly scenic day today, with some leisurely stops on route before you arrive in Granada where you spend the next 2 nights.

Day 8 / Have a well-earned day off enjoying the scenery and food in this fantastic medieval city. We have a walking tour on offer to explore the Moorish Alhambra palace and more and as always there is a twisty rideout planned too for those wanting to keep their bikes happy!

Day 9 / 260 miles From Granada you ride east towards Cuenca in Castile–La Mancha set in the confluence of the deep gorges of the Júcar and Huécar rivers.

Day 10 / 165 miles You cruise north over Madrid visiting Franco’s tomb in the Valle de los Caídos before ending your last but one day in style in the heart of Segovia old town.

Day 11 / 220 miles Hearty breakfast and then on through the rolling countryside back up towards the Picos de Europa for a final play before making your way to Santander to get your overnight ferry for the last leg of the trip home…

Day 12 Arrive home safe and sound and make your friends jealous with your tales of the tour!

hotel in granada

A fantastically well planned and smoothly run holiday. It was so easy, just pack the bike, climb on, follow your sat-nav and check in! Having a knowledgeable and experienced guide available gives you the security to explore without worrying and the opportunity to see little known places that you wouldn’t find yourself. The social aspect of sharing the experience with a group doubles the enjoyment!

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What biker can resist the scenery and the bends of the Picos de Europa roads? Rumour has it that they were designed and built by a motorcyclist…I am mesmerised by the new views round every corner
Sue Dowle, The Telegraph

What’s included

  • Ferry return Plymouth – Santander with cabin (if Plymouth isn’t convenient for you do please get in touch as other crossings can be arranged).
  • 11 Nights accommodation in good quality hotels (inc 2 nights ferry cabin accommodation) and 5 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

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 £1499pp

  • One person – One bike shared room £1699pp

  • One person – One bike single room £1999pp

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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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