Andalusia & Algarve
Take advantage of this opportunity and embrace all the best that Spain and Portugal have to offer. We’ll cross the impressive regions of Andalusia and Algarve, we’ll be visiting amazing places and we’ll be enjoying the Atlantic Coast. It’s a tour where we’ll enjoy the ride, but we’ll also do much more than that. We’ll take in some of the places we visit, we’ll interact with the tradition, the culture and the cuisine of Spain and Portugal.
13 days / 2 free days / 9 riding days
Approximately 2750 km
The tour starts and ends in:
Malaga / Spain
National Park Sierra de Tejeda, Setinel de las Bodegas, Grazalema National Park, Ronda, Arcos de la Frontera, Sierra de las Nieves National Park, Sevillia, Algarve, Atlantic Ocean costal road, Lisbon, Cabo de Sao Vicente, Cabo da Roca, Gibraltar
4**** hotels and traditional guest houses
29.10.2022 – 10.11.2022
PRICE / PERSON:
» Staying in a single room and ride:
|BMW F750GS||– 4490, -EURO|
|BMW F850GS||– 4590, -EURO|
|BMW S1000XR||– 4990, -EURO|
|BMW R1250GS||– 4990, -EURO|
|BMW R1250GS ADV||– 5090, -EURO|
» Sharing a double room and ride:
|BMW F750GS||– 3990, -EURO|
|BMW F850GS||– 4090, -EURO|
|BMW S1000XR||– 4490, -EURO|
|BMW R1250GS||– 4490, -EURO|
|BMW R1250GS ADV||– 4590, -EURO|
» Staying in a single room and ride your own motorcycle – 3990, -EURO
» Sharing a double room and ride your own motorcycle – 3290, -EURO
» Pillion – 2390, -EURO
The price includes:
- 12 nights accommodation in 4* hotels with safe parking for motorcycles
- 10 dinners including welcome and farewell dinners
- 12 breakfast meals
- Airport transfer on arrival and departure
- Experienced motorcycle guide
- Motorcycle (all motorcycles are insured with Third party liability insurance and Comprehensive vehicle insurance), equipped with side cases and top case
- » 24 hours technical support
- Detailed map of the region we will be riding across
- Motorcycle transfer Bucharest – Malaga – Bucharest
The price does not include:
- fuel for the motorcycle
- admission fees at museums and tourist locations
- other meals than those specified
- plane tickets
Day by day program:
Day 1: Arrival in Malaga
Landing in Malaga airport and transfer to the hotel. With a glass of Spanish wine in front of us, we’ll talk about what we’re about to experience in the following days.
Day 2: Malaga – Antequera – 280km
We start our experience heading North, to the Montes de Malaga National Park, through pine forests, before coming back towards the Mediterranean Sea, on the famous Costa del Sol. We’ll enjoy the coastal road and the sea breeze, after which we’ll go on the steep climb that separate the tourist area from the mountains. We’ll cross the Sierra Arana mountains with an eye to the Sierra Nevada mountains, which include the highest peak in Continental Spain, at 3,842 meters high. The day concludes with a descent to fertile lands as we travel to a more densely populated area, a land pockmarked by farms as we reach Antequera, in the heart of Andalusia.
Day 3: Antequera – Donana – Mazagon – 320km
Destination: The Atlantic Ocean! We ride the backroads of rural Andalusia, an area where we’ll be taking the road less travelled through mountainous and hilly areas. The Guadalquivir river valley, the second longest river in Spain, will carry us through to the suburbs of Seville and then to the Donana National Park. There, in a very important area for the European part of the migratory birds’ journey South, we’ll be spending the night right on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 4: Mazagon – Serra de Monchque – Lagos – 320km
A night in the strong Atlantic air gives us the energy for another exciting day in the saddle. Once again we make our way through the mountains, on curvy roads, this time toward the coast of Portugal and to the Algarve, one of the richest areas of the country in the Monchique Mountains, then we come back to the Atlantic shores, to the sandy beaches of the Algarve, toward Lagos, one of the reasons that apps like Instagram were invented.
Day 5: Lagos – Costa Vicentina – Lisbon – 350 km
North doesn’t have to mean cold. This is the day that we’ll do a relaxed climb up the coastal road, with the Atlantic to our left, looking for the mouth of the Tajo River, the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula. Until we cross the bridge that take us to Lisbon, our host for the evening, we’ll experience a mix between the rural and the coastal Portuguese environments, with villages built around activities that have something to do with fishing.
Day 6: Lisbon
So far, we haven’t heard of anyone who became bored on a day trip to Lisbon. A vibrant city that mixes the modern ways with a rich past, Lisbon awaits with its impressive churches, remarkable palaces and neighbourhoods build on seven hills. The nightlife in Lisbon would deserve its own chapter.
Day 7: Lisbon – Cabo de Roca – Evora – 310 km
After the long night that just passed, we have a day that’s mercifully shorter. Toward Cascais, an former modest port, evolved into what passes now for a Monaco of Portugal, then to the Westernmost point of Continental Europe, Cabo da Roca. Instagram, here we come! The coastal road that we’ll be riding is one favoured by riders from the Iberian Peninsula because it offers a perfect view to the beaches populated by surfers. We’ll reach the Sintra National Palace, the former holiday residence for Portuguese royalty for centuries. In the evening, we dine in Evora, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Day 8: Evora – Aranceta Mountains – Seville – 330 km
Today we take pictures and buy souvenirs because we’re leaving Portugal. Tyres will tread Andalusian asphalt again, in the hilly Sierra Morena and Sierra de Aracena, where everything seems to have been designed to offer maximum riding pleasure. In the Riotinto mining area, we can find what locals call the best “jamon” of the entire Iberian Peninsula. Actually, the best jamon in the world: Jabugo Jamon.
Day 9: Seville
Many things have been said and written about Seville and we’ll have the opportunity to live it all during a rest day. Flamenco, good food, relaxation and impressive architecture, almost as exciting as a day of riding the bike.
Day 10: Seville – Grazalema Mountains – Arcos de la Frontera – 200 km
We leave one of the most important landmarks of Andalusia in all its beauty and we head South, through a rural landscape of far reaching plains, only to ride up Grazalema Mountains, where we’ll find one of the most spectacular mountain passes from that area. The day ends in Arcos de la Frontera, a white city, specific to Andalusia, not at all recommended to people who are scared of heights.
Day 11: Arcos de la Frontera – Gibraltar – Ronda – 240 km
We again put the edges of our tyres to work, because we have a day that starts off with very curvy roads. We’ll ride on roads that go across cork oak forests and we’ll understand why almost a quarter of global cork production comes from Spain. We resist the temptation to stop in every white town along our route, but we are repaid for our strength by Ronda, our destination for the day. This is a town that was built in a manner that kind of defies the laws of physics, full of life an tourist landmarks.
Day 12: Ronda – Malaga – 130 km
We don’t spare our tyres at all and we keep having fun on the mountainous curvy road that leads us to Malaga. Our destination awaits with a farewell dinner and with the opportunity to do some shopping for some Iberian supplies for the winter that is to come.
Day 13: Malaga departure
Fully loaded with unforgettable experiences and with memories just ripe for storytelling, it’s time to head for the airport. We’ll see each other again on our next tour!