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The Pyrenees with Los Picos

Motorcycle tour to Spain
Pyrenees route map
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This unforgettable adventure through the Pyrenees covers 1,650 miles across Spain, France, and Andorra. You'll experience the breathtaking beauty of 8 national parks and nature reserves. Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of this incredible region.

Tour Highlights
2024

Sunday June 16th - Fri June 28th

Day 1 and 2

Sunday: We use a very convenient ferry departure from Plymouth, which leaves in the afternoon. This allows for a leisurely ride down over the weekend from wherever you are in the country.

The modern ferry boasts live music, quizzes, choice of dining, seasonal swimming pool, cinema and whale watching. 

Monday: Setting off from the ferry, we have a half day's ride to our campsite near Vitoria, in the Basque country, crossing some relatively flat plains, before warming up nicely with some lively little twisties and some extra special views to get you in the mood for a good ride tomorrow to cross into France.

Day 5 and 6

Thursday:  102 miles, allowing time to visit an Animal Park with native species of Wolves, deer, lynx and vultures, just on the border of France & Spain. Dropping into the district of Aran, we are treated to stunning forested passes which lead us ever so prettily to our next campsite, set alongside the river.

Friday: Today is a day of mountain bends, forest lined passes and viewpoints to remember for a lifetime. We link up with the legendary N-260 bend after bend after bend! Hope you've had your Weetabix!! Our campsite stay is for 2 nights, so tomorrow is LUGGAGE-FREE Wahay! This could also be an optional rest day.

Day 9 and 10

Monday: We stay on the stunning N260 for a good part of the day as we follow natural winding paths of rivers through the valleys of several national parks of outstanding beauty. We explore a small village full of curiosities, then some little-used back roads today, but also some long, open straights. A little bit of everything!

Tuesday: Today, we briefly leave the mountains behind and swap for fields, rivers and towns. Passing to the south of Pamplona, we ride up to an iconic iron structure depicting the pilgrims through time as they tread the path of the Santiago de Camino. From here we get a unique panoramic view of the French Way. Then we follow the river Ega to our next campsite and a refreshing swimming pool.

Day 13

Friday: Santander to Plymouth.

Arrive in Plymouth and head home :-(

Day 3 and 4

Tuesday: 165 mile ride, passing Pamplona, following alongside the Camino de Santiago for a large part, eventually climbing a 5,000ft peak into France, dropping sharply down to our little campsite in the clear, mountain air. Lots of variety today, from switchbacks to fast open roads, to viewpoints on the twisties.

Wednesday: We make the best of the roads in the mountains, with 160 miles of a mix of open straights and plenty of bends. We go through 3 tunnels, may visit some caves for those who want to, and the viewpoints along the way are spectacular.

Day 7 and 8

Saturday: No luggage today and we climb, in the first hour, to almost 8,000 feet on some of the bendiest roads we've ever ridden!! That's higher than Ben Nevis with Snowdon on top!!! We are treated to waterfalls, jaw-dropping views and some of the best riding in the world. We finish back at our base campsite. 

Sunday: Today we ride peaks and valleys, following the N260 as we head west across beautiful Andorra into Lleida. Stopping for some delightful viewpoints, some more hidden than others, we trace the border of Catalonia and Aragon and are taken North to our tucked away little campsite near the river.

Day 11 and 12

Wednesday: 160 Miles today, following the pretty Ebro river for a large part and skirting the Ebro lake. We will stop for some 'miradors' along the way, but this road is just *one big fantastic view*, so we will be stopping once in a while purely to take it all in and reflect.  On our way to Potes we will say hello to the first of the iconic deer statues and ride the wonderful Hermida Gorge. It's a fabulous cliff-walled road of sweeping bends and twisties.

Thursday: Packing up camp for the final time, we leave Potes, stopping for a quick goodbye to the famous deer statue and its beautiful vista. We follow the Hermida Gorge, some lovely twisty roads, a secret view point and then head for the ferry.

Price Guide

 

Mid season tour for 2024

13 Days. 11 Days riding

1 Bike, 1 Rider from  £1.655

Pillion rider from £490

 

 

 

(All our prices include return Ferry costs, shared cabin both ways, all campsite costs, GPX files, PDF road book, 24/7 tour guide support, morning pre-ride brief)

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