Andalusia: A long weekend adventure in the Spanish sun.


Andalusia: A long weekend adventure in the Spanish sun.


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Andalusia: A long weekend adventure in the Spanish sun.

In just three days away why not treat yourself and explore stunning southern Spain on your rental bike of choice.

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3 Day Self-Guided Tour

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In just three days away why not treat yourself and explore stunning southern Spain on your rental bike of choice.
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This area of Spain, blessed with a great climate all year round is the perfect place to get away from the cold wet weather of the UK for some riding under the winter sun. In just three days choose from a selection of epic rides on roads voted as the best by Spanish bikers around your base in Malaga. Fancy more than 3 days away? Just let us know and we can tailor the length of the trip to suit your needs. We include a range of motorcycle hire options in the price of this trip that suit the local riding conditions perfectly, if you would prefer a larger adventure or touring bike these can also be arranged for a small daily supplement.
  • Self Guided Tour
  • 3 Days
  • 390 miles
  • Malaga, Spain

Perfect all year round

After a short flight into Malaga airport and transferring to your 4* hotel your rental bike will be there to greet you. Take a half-day acclimatisation ride on the traffic free mountain roads to the Parc El Torcal with its amazing limestone rock formations. This area is a real biking Nirvana after the traffic clogged, cold and wet roads of the UK!

From here it’s up to you how you spend your time, our routes take you to some of the hidden gems of Southern Spain and can be taken at your pace so you can cover as many or as few miles as you like. You stay at the same Luxury 4* hotel with rooftop pool each night so there’s no need to repack each day and have full use of all the facilities and relaxation options for the entire stay.

Explore the Malaga Natural park which is right on your doorstep with its empty mountain roads, turquoise lakes and reservoirs, forests and even a unique ‘figure-of-eight’ section involving a pair of curved tunnels for the crossover sections. Ride around the many beautiful lakes in the mountains behind Malaga, some natural and some formed by man. Many of these lakes have unusual turquoise water due to the minerals present in surrounding rocks.

Take a full day out on terrific mountain roads recommended by Spanish bikers to the amazing Roman city of Ronda, which claims to be the birthplace of bullfighting in Spain. Founded by Julius Caesar 2000 years ago, this spectacular city is built on a rocky outcrop above a deep ravine and was heavily fortified by the Moors during the Islamic occupation of Andalucía from the 8th century AD. Hanging gardens, city walls, Moorish fortifications and a Roman amphitheatre near-by make for a fascinating visit.

Visit Gibraltar for the day to explore the famous rock and meet the Barbary apes. Explore the old town, the extensive network of tunnels dating from the great siege in the 1780s. Then visits St Michael's cave below the rock, a cave system so extensive it was once believed to lead across the straits to Africa. Gibraltar can easily be reached on a mixture of twisty mountain roads and a short motorway blast in 3 hrs or you can do the whole run on the motorway in less than 2 hours if you want to get back and enjoy a glass of wine in the sun!

Visit the beautiful city of Granada for the day and explore the fabulous world-famous Alhambra fortified Moorish palace. Granada is 3 hrs away from base on some beautiful winding mountain roads and through two National Parks, or you can shorten the ride to 2 hrs on a mixture of mountain roads and motorways. Either way, the rideout is not to be missed! The city has so much to see and so much culture to offer.

We can’t think of a better way to spend your weekend!

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Tour highlights

Based from a single luxury hotel for the entire trip there’s no need to pack and unpack each day.

Rapid access to the heart of this wonderful motorcycling area. No long journey on ferries or roads, no need to bring your own bike. Just fly in and ride from the very first day with a choice of new machines.

One of the few destinations in Europe that can be done year round, even in late December and early January this region is a delight.

``With just three days to play with this trip was exactly what we were looking for, a wide selection of rideouts that could justify a week or more in the area were on the menu and we loved the freedom to pick and choose what we wanted from our trip``
Natalie S

A selection of full day and half day rideouts planned.

Visit Gibraltar and explore the British rock with its famous simian inhabitants.

Visit the classical city of Granada and the beautiful Alhambra fortified palace.

Ride roads voted as the best in Spain by local bikers themselves.

Explore deserted mountain roads, national parks, and even a figure-of-eight hill climb.

99.7 % Overall
100 % Would recommend

Tour Map / Itinerary

Full Itinerary

Pick and choose from the options below to create your own unique tour:

Rideout option 1 80 Miles

A short half-day rideout to Antequera, ideal on day 1 to get accustomed to your bike, while taking in some of the best mountain roads around Malaga. Visit the amazing limestone rock formations in the El Torcal National Park.

Rideout option 2 190 Miles

Full day excursion to the rock of Gibraltar using some great mountain roads and a short motorway blast, to allow half a day to explore the rock.

Rideout option 3 180 Miles

Full day excursion to the city of Granada following minor roads recommended by local bikers.

Rideout option 4 100 Miles

This half day rideout is all about the twisties! Visiting the town of Colmenar and the Malaga natural park, there is even a ‘figure-of-eight’ on the route through the mountains.

Rideout option 5 80 Miles

Terrific mountain roads and a series of picturesque lakes on today’s half day rideout to Ardales.

Rideout option 6 140 Miles

A full day rideout to Ronda, exploring the area to the west of Malaga, which includes two of the best biking roads in Spain.

Rideout option 7 150 Miles

A full day exploring the mountains and lakes to the north of Malaga. The ride back through the Malaga natural park, includes a ‘figure-of-eight’ on the route through the mountains.

What's included
Airport transfer.
2 Nights accommodation in a luxury hotel.
3 days motorcycle hire with insurance.
Excellent breakfast each morning.
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
Spa treatments.
Admission charges to sights.
Meals and drinks other than specified above.
Travel insurance.
Sat Nav rental, available for £10 per day.

Common questions about this trip

Where should I fly into?

The closest airport is Malaga and an airport transfer is included direct to your hotel.

Do I get a choice of bike and are they any good?

Yes, we offer a range of well serviced, nearly new motorcycles that suit the local roads in the package. You can also upgrade to other larger machines if you prefer, just let us know when you book.

What is included in the motorcycle hire?

Bike, recovery, full luggage and insurance are all included.

Can I swap between bikes if I’m with friends?

Yes, with just a little paperwork.

What will the weather be like on this tour?

Nice and warm and generally dry in the summer and even in the winter and spring months you’ll enjoy daytime temperatures between 12 and 16C. This tour is suitable for riding all year round!

Do I need to bring my own bike gear?

Yes, please bring your own motorcycle gear with you for the trip.

Should I bring my own SatNav?

Feel free to bring your own if you prefer or use a hired unit. Just make sure to let us now when you book. If you bring your own, please remember to bring the mount and a lead to connect into a USB socket (all hire bikes have these).

Can I do this tour on my own bike?

Of course, you can either ride to the start point or we can arrange for your motorcycle to be collected and transported there and then returned to you after your holiday, just drop us an email and we’ll price one of these options up for you.

More information
For general information on planning and preparing for motorcycle trips including what to pack please see our Prepare for your trip section.
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