Spain – Pyrenees
Spain – Pyrenees
Top of the Roads
The Pyrenees range stretch from east to west and defines the natural border between France and Spain, between Europe and the Iberian Peninsula. It is a beautiful and diverse mountain range, covered by a net of paved roads… which are nothing less than “bikers paradise”!
It is one of the best-known areas for motorcyclists in the world, with any kind of roads you like – long sweepers, tight curves, adrenalin passes, scenic canyons… what not?! excellent surface, little traffic, and gorgeous scenery behind every corner.
Short hikes in nature reserves – Cirque du Gavarnie, Pont d’Espagne, Aiguastortes, Canyon Anisclo, the special pilgrimage and ceremony in Lourdes, Val d’Aran… and much more.
Day 1: Barcelona
Upon landing in Barcelona you will be transferred to the hotel in the center of the city. After check-in, there will be some free time to stroll around town. In the late afternoon we will head over to the motorcycle dealership in order sign for the motorcycles and save precious time the next morning. In the evening, we will have our welcome dinner at an excellent local Catalonian restaurant. Accommodations in Barcelona in the center of the city
Day 2 – Start your engines!
First thing in the morning we pull up on the ferry and take it back to the mainland, towards the Pilion peninsula where we will dedicate the day. This area is one of the most beautiful and visited in Greece, and provides plenty of interest, beauty and nature. A high ridge on both sides of the sea, stunning blue landscapes, the mountains covered with thick forests and winding narrow roads that rise and fall. The local villages and culture are unique to this area, and the architecture, food and atmosphere complement the picture. In the evening we will reach the village of Portaria where we will be spending the night.
Day 3: Deep into the mountains
Today we reach the heart of the Pyrenees. After amazing rides crossing more rare passage on the beautiful N260 road, it will take us to the Noguera Pallaresa Valley. We will ascend to the magnificent Aguas Tuertas Reserve for a hike around and between the many lakes it has. After we cross the good water passage in the late afternoon we will arrive at our destination, the town of Viella, located in the very special Aran Valley. Accommodations in Viella
Day 4: Riding to France
Today we cross into France, one of the most beautiful areas in the Pyrenees, the Midi-Pyrenees. At every turn on these mountain roads you will experience breathtaking green landscapes, snowy peaks, rivers and canyons. These mountain roads are nothing short of amazing, and will take you to the highest altitude on this trip (and the highest in France) – the famous Col du Tourmalet. During the course of the day we will visit one of the most impressive and beautiful sites in the Pyrenees, Cirque de Gavarnie, the beautiful glacial valley facing the high peaks. Accommodation in Lourdes.
Day 5: Spectacular rides, treasured reserves, and a single Rose
At the beginning of the day, we will embark on one of the most picturesque and popular sites in the Pyrenees – Le pont d’Aspen and Lake Gaube Reserve. Later in the day we will travel along some of the Tour de France routes and the most beautiful in the Pyrenees, including the Col du Soulor, Col d’Aubisque, and more. At the days end we’ll head back to Lena at Lourdes one of the largest pilgrimage sites and holiest cities in Europe and the world. In the evening we will get some great local culture and see spectacular plays. Accommodation in Lourdes.
Day 6: Return to Spain
Today we are crossing back into Spain. Which of course only means, more amazing mountain passes that cross the ridge back to the south, this time reaching the most western point on this trip – Col de Portet. Later in the day, we will ride to the Pantheon on the legendary N260 road and arrive at the entrance gate to the National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido (‘Lost Mountain’). Accommodation in Torla.
Day 7: Unforgettable N260
Did we already mention how ridiculously amazing and beautiful the riding is? What a spectacular road for the senses, the Anisclo Canyon with its maddening beauty and landscapes that change at every turn. Accommodation near Tremp
Day 8: Back to Barcelona and home
We will take our final ride back towards Barcelona where the roads open up beautifully for a slightly faster ride. Near the end of the day we will make the climb to Montserrat Moutain just a moment before entering Barcelona to return the motorcycles. We will have a toast and raise our glasses to end an unforgettable journey. Evening return flight home Evening return flight home
- Experienced tour leader on motorcycle
- Chase/support vehicle
- Breakfast and dinner
- Motorcycle rental
- 7 nights accommodations
- Entrance fees to scheduled sites along route
- Travelers Insurance
- All services not specified in the “included” section
- Tips ( 50 Euro per person)
- Personal expenses
Spain – Pyrenees
$3,150 – $5,925