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7 Day Andalucian Countryside Guided BMW Motorcycle Tour in Spain

GSmotorcycletours Guesthouse, Calle Federico Garcia Lorca, 42, Vélez de Benaudalla, Granda, Andalucia, Spain

BMW Motorcycle Tour in Andalucian Countryside

Join this countryside tour which focuses on riding the best roads in Spain and immersing yourselves in the beautiful scenery and culture of Andalucia. Travel through many natural parks such as the Sierra de Grazalema, Sierra de Hornachuelos, and Sierra Nevada as well as stunning whitewashed towns and villages taking in all that the area has to offer. What are you waiting for? Come and see for yourself! You will not be disappointed!

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: rental bike (BMW R1200GS or F800GS)
  • Mileage: approximately 1,000 kilometers / 621 miles
  • Daily rides: 250 kilometers / 155 miles
  • Riding gear: available for rent: helmets, jackets, and gloves (10 EUR per person)
  • Meals: daily breakfast

Meet the guides

Graham
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Vélez de Benaudalla
  • Ride along many fantastic, winding roads
  • Ride through whitewashed towns and villages
  • Immerse in the beautiful scenery and culture of Andalucia
  • Enjoy the scenic and winding roads of the countryside
  • Travel through many national parks
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


5 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
The maximum participants in the group is 6
Airport transfer included: Federico García Lorca Airport
Airport transfer included: Málaga Airport
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Accommodation

On the first and the last night of the tour, you will be staying at the guesthouse in Velez de Benaudalla and along the route, you will be staying in various hotels depending on availability.

The guesthouse in Velez de Benaudalla is a self-catering guesthouse which can accommodate up to 10 guests and is inclusive of Wi-Fi and heating, and also includes a secure parking area and workshop. It has 2 levels with a roof terrace and has excellent views of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

On the ground floor, there is a bathroom, kitchen, sitting or dining room, and a double bedroom. On the second floor, there is a bathroom, kitchen, sitting or dining area, and four bedrooms. At the rear of the guesthouse, there is also a private patio with a barbecue and Jacuzzi.

Program

Day 1: Arrival

Airport transfer and check-in with accommodation at the guesthouse.

Day 2: Tour and accommodation at Grazamela

Leaving Velez, head west and through the Sierra de Tejeda passing lakes and wonderful scenery before entering the Parque Natural Montes de Málaga. Then still heading east, you will ride through the Sierra de las Nieves before passing Ronda and then along the CA-9104 from Zahara de la Sierra to Grazalema.

Day 3: Tour and accommodation at Campofrio

Leaving Grazamela, proceed west towards Arcos de la Frontera for a quick visit. From here, head for Seville, but avoid the city as you ride towards Jabugo and your overnight stop at Campofrio passing through Alajar, a small village tucked away in the valley towards Aracena along a fantastic winding road.

Day 4: Tour and accommodation at Villanueva del Rey

Leaving Campofrio, head south to the wonderful riding roads taking you to the Mirador de Minas de Riotintous and past the open mine pits of RioTinto before heading southwest to Carmona for lunch. You will then head north along the winding A432 towards Villanueva del Rey for your overnight stop.

Day 5: Tour and accommodation at Jaen

Leaving Villanueva del Rey we head south to Posadas along the scenic and winding A3075 before heading east passing through Cordoba on your way to your overnight stop at Jaen after riding through the beautiful Parque Natural de las Sierras Subbéticas.

Day 6: Tour and accommodation at a guesthouse

After leaving Jaen, head northeast to Ubeda before turning south towards Granada, via the most marvelous roads between Quesada and Pozo Alcon and further south to the Embalse de Negratin, one of the most beautiful places in Andalucía. After leaving Granada, head south for your last night in the guesthouse in Velez de Benaudalla.

Day 7: Departure

Airport transfer and check-out.

Bike rental deposit

On arrival at the guesthouse you are required to pay an accidental damage deposit of 300 EUR to cover damages to any of the motorcycles. This will be returned in full at the end of your tour, provided no damage has been caused.

Most of you must have dropped your bikes at some stage of your riding career and minor damage can sometimes be fixed easily in-house, but sometimes it cannot.

If any of the motorcycles are dropped or crashed causing damage which cannot be repaired in this manner, you are liable for the cost of the repair which will be deducted from your accidental damage deposit. Thankfully this is a rarity.

Road conditions

The quality of Spanish roads is amongst the best in Europe. Spain's elevation is 650-meter above sea level which is second only to Switzerland, in Europe. Andalucia and the surrounding areas is a relatively untapped and undiscovered area as far as motorcycling goes.

That said, Spain has the largest number of motorcycles in Europe. This has helped make the roads extremely motorcycle friendly, with generally well designed curves and asphalt that typically is maintained in excellent condition so none of the potholes you are so used to in the UK.

Required documents

All riders must be in possession of a valid (category A) motorcycle license for at least two years and be over 25 years of age. You are also advised to apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP). Please check if your passport is valid for the duration of your holiday. GS Motorcycle Tours do not accept responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport requirements.

Skill level: Intermediate

  • can ride for three to four hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Guides

Graham Swan

Location

This motorcycle tour starts and ends in Velez de Benaudalla, Spain.

Andalucia

Andalucia is a superb motorcycle country, even in high summer, the temperature is ideal in the mountains, and the Mediterranean Sea or Atlantic Ocean is close by. The Sierra Nevada and Alpujarras, the mountains around Ronda, and the mountains above Sevilla offer wonderful mountain roads.

You could go to the MotoGP circuit of Jerez, see the cliffs of Ronda, or wander through the desert of Cabo de Gata. You could spend weeks, months, years on a motorcycle, and never be bored.

Andalucia has a varied terrain, with its marshes and valleys, passing through meadows, rolling hills, forests and mountains, deserts and craggy peaks. It is all accessible from your motorcycle and paints an unrivalled, incredible scene.

As you wind through the surprising landscapes, secondary roads lead you from village to village, from region to region, introducing you to the most authentic aspects of the land, its customs, its culture and its people.

With mild temperatures most of the year, there is nothing like being seduced by a good route, and of course, a good stop where you can enjoy the culinary delicacies of Andalucia on a terrace, enjoying the light, sun, and charm of the region.

Andalucia is a motorcycle rider's heaven and a relatively untapped and undiscovered area as far as motorcycling goes and the quality of Spanish roads is amongst the best in Europe. That said, Spain has the largest number of motorcycles in Europe which has helped make the roads extremely motorcycle friendly, with generally well designed curves and asphalt that typically is maintained in excellent condition.

Food

Included in your package are daily breakfasts. Food in Spain in packed with flavor and character. From tasty tapas to superb seafood. Spanish food is all about making the most of the best local produce. There's gazpacho, patatas bravas, tortilla, gambas al ajillo, paella, and, of course, jugs of sangria.

While out on a tour there will be a few stops during the day for refreshments e.g. tea, coffee or non alcoholic cold beverages. Please respect the drink driving laws in Spain while out on a tour and limit your intake of alcohol to a glass of beer or wine with your lunch. After your tour for the day is over, your evenings are free to do as you like.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Off the bikes there is plenty to see and do. Nearby is the seaside town of Motril where you can enjoy the sunny beaches, exquisite tropical produce, and the cultural heritage of the region.

Motril is also a main shopping destination on the Costa Tropical and has excellent amenities including a hypermarket, shops, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and a pretty marina where you will find water sport facilities and boat excursions; you can even take a day trip to Morocco.

GSmotorcycletours can arrange trips to the historic city of Granada and visits to the Alhambra and Genera life gardens, one of Spain’s most-visited monuments, this UNESCO-recognized wondrous complex of exquisite palaces, patios and fortresses dating back to Moorish times. Unmissable.

Cordoba with its Mezquita, and Sevilla with the Giralda are other examples of cities with stunning Moorish architecture. But there are many more towns with an old Moorish inner centre, with ruins of Moorish castles, churches built on or around Moorish mezquita's, Moorish towers, etc.

Also, they can arrange ticket and visits to the amazing Caminito del Rey which is a walkway, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Ardales in the province of Málaga.

If you fancy a game of golf there is the Los Moriscos Golf Club which is about 10 minutes drive and is found on the Costa Granada and clubs can be hired from the clubhouse.

Alternatively, if you just want to relax by the beach there are many beaches scattered along the Costa Tropical from just 10 minutes drive away, or you can visit the beautiful town of Nerja with its 16 beaches which is just 25 minutes away and of course The Nerja Caves - Las Cuevas de Nerja one of the most popular attractions in Andalucia.

What's included

  • 5-day guided tour
  • Motorcycle rental
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Airport transfers

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Fuel
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Drinks and refreshments
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel / medical insurance
  • Motoring or traffic fines
  • Accidental damage deposit of 300 EUR (to be returned if no damage was caused)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Malaga International Airport (AGP) or Federico García Lorca Airport (GRX). Transfer from and to the airport is included. GSmotorcycletours will pick you up from the airport.

It's also certainly easy to get to and from numerous European airports to Malaga, Granada, Almeria, or Sevilla. Alternatively, if riding on your own motorcycle through Spain, there are regular ferries from Portsmouth and Plymouth to both Santander and Bilbao.

Airport: Federico García Lorca Airport Airport transfer included: Federico García Lorca Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Málaga Airport Airport transfer included: Málaga Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 24% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Tour information

This tour requires a minimum of two riders.

 
Availability

This vacation is available all year round, except on September 14 to 23, 2019 and December 24, 2019 to January 2, 2020.

Special discount

Booking for the tour starting on October 27th benefit of 10% discount. Please select this starting date when inquiring.

 

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