€2,250 using a F700GS | Model upgrade possible | 8 Days of Adventure | 6 Days of Riding/8 Days of Adventure /
The Delights of Green Spain
The Unforgettable Journey Around Northern Spain
This tour starts in Santiago de Compostela, a Galician city famous for the “Camino de Santiago” (St. James Way) pilgrimage. Galicia is famous for its verdant rolling mountains and seafood rich coast. You will ride through the provinces of Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country and experience the perfect blend of Northern Spain’s rugged coastline and the majestic “Pico de Europa” Mountains. Every night in Paradors or elegant boutique hotels will give you opportunity to enjoy your holidays to maximum with either pintxos and Txakoli (Basque tapas and white wine) or other delights of local cuisine. Beautiful scenery and amazing biking roads are just an add-on´s for this in every sense premium tour.
Day 1. Arrival day
We collect you at the airport and take you to the hotel, where you can relax by the pool until our evening briefing with introduction to other tour participants, we finish the paperwork, allocate bikes and go for dinner together to discuss the details of the days to come.
Day 2. Santiago de Compostela – Corias
We head north direction La Coruña through green rolling hills. Hugging the rocky coast with steep cliffs and quaint of fishing villages of northern Galicia, we continue to our destination, the beautifful Parador placed in the anciant monastery of Corias.
Day 3. Corias – Santillana del Mar
Today we explore Asturias, known as Spain´s natural paradise. We start the day on incredible curve-filled roads through the Asturian´s mountains. We turn towards the coast and head for Santillana del Mar, known as the jewel of Cantabria, another autonomous community of norther Spain, that we visit on this tour. Santillana del Mar, one of the highlights of this tour, is an “alive museum” of a medieval village developed around the “Santa Juliana” collegiate church, although most of the houses were built between the XIV century and the XVIII century. The whole Santillana can only be visited on foot.
Day 4. Santillana del Mar – Picos de Europa
Today we spend a day discovering the natural beauty of the Picos de Europa.You will need to divide your attention between the breathtaking scenery and narrow twisty mountain roads.If you are lucky, you might spot one of the biggest habitant of the Picos, the brown bear. If you feel adventurous, you can catch a cable car up to the Aliva viewing point.Make sure you are back on time for a lovely dinner in the Parador.
Day 5. Picos de Europa – Ponferrada
We can still see the Picos in our mirror, as we head south west. Today is another bikers dream day on both twisty mountain and sweeping country roads, with hills and lakes and beautiful scenery along the day. We stop for lunch in Ponferrada and make a quick visit to the old Templar castle, and then continue to Villafranca del Bierzo, town of churches, monasteries, convents and fine buildings, to our Parador, surrounded by mountains covered with cherry and fig trees, slopes dotted with chestnuts, poplars and small farms. The building is clad in stone and slate, in the vernacular style of the region.
Day 6. Ponferrada– Santo Estevo
Today we head to one of the highlight destinations of this tour.In the heart of the Ribeira Sacra region, a uniquely beautiful natural area in inland Galicia that is home to the Miño and Sil rivers, concealed within a great cloak of green woods, stands Santo Estevo Monastery, which has been converted into a beautiful Parador. The monastery’s origins are believed to date back to the 6th and 7th centuries. It is easy to distinguish elements of the baroque and romanesque styles and the building has three incredible cloisters: one Romanesque, one Gothic and the third Renaissance, where you can spend a peaceful evening in a subdued atmosphere . Its beauty and historical features led the building to be declared a historic-artistic site in 1923.We will arrive early enough to have enough time to enjoy this wonderful place.
Day 7. Santo Estevo – Santiago de Compostela
It´s hard to believe that today is the last day of the tour.We head west to the coast, for a visit and lunch in the beautiful fishing port of Cambados. The town is widely famous for it´s fish and seafood and also Albariño white wine , also called“the wine of the sea”, because of its coastal vineyards and its compatibility with seafood . From there we take very enjoyable ride back to Santiago de Compostela for last night and a good-bye dinner.
Day 8. Santiago de Compostela
Unless you booked some extra nights in Santiago, after a lovely breakfast in the hotel, we arrange a transfer to the airport for you and your new touring friends.
Day 9. Departure day
Should you require additional info or didn’t find suitable date, please, contact us!
Whats in Your Package
- Accommodation in high quality hotels, Riads & Paradors
- Rental of a BMW motorcycle
- Motorcycle insurance
- All Breakfasts
- All Dinners (apart of rest days)
- Ferries – when applicable
- Airport collection and drop off
- Multilingual Guide on a motorcycle
- Support vehicle if group of more than 4 motorbikes
- Personal Expenses
- Medical and accident insurance
- Anything else not listed as included