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Spain Motorcycle Tour

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The main idea and the attraction of this trip are to travel in the field, on the gravel roads away from asphalt (only 15% of the entire route are the asphalt roads) and civilization. The areas you will drive through offer beautiful, breathtaking, mountainous views and a unique opportunity to enjoy the Spanish wildlife. You will visit the surrounding cities to refuel your motorcycles, eat, and get some sleep.

Key information

  • Bike: rental (Honda CRF250L)
  • Terrain: mix of 15% asphalt and 85% off-road
  • Mileage: 1225 kilometers / 761 miles
  • Daily rides: 7.5 hours
  • Riding gear: Not included: helmet
  • Meals: All breakfasts

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Calpe
  • Enjoy a very diverse planned route
  • Riding that leads mainly through the mountain sections
  • Full of riding through the olive groves, vineyards, or riverbeds
  • Ride through short sections leading along the beach
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


6 riding days
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Accommodation

During the trip, you will often spend the night in one of the most important pilgrimage cities in the world, located in the western part of the Murcia Caracava de la Cruz. Pilgrims from around the world come here to see the amazing relics, which are supposed to protect them against threats and ensure peace throughout their lives. Shared twin rooms are available.

This region of Spain has sufficient infrastructure. In the worst case, you will be forced to ride the last couple of kilometers by standard road to an available hotel. The first and last night will be booked in Calpe. They would recommend to you “Port Europa” which is the base, where Mptofiesta keeps motorcycles. Unfortunately, one-night reservations aren’t always possible.

  • Night 1: Calpe
  • Night 2: Villena
  • Night 3: Moratalla
  • Night 4: Lorca
  • Night 5: Cartagena
  • Night 6: Yecla
  • Night 7: Calpe

Program

The main attractions of an off-road trip are simply the fact of being away from the paved roads and having a chance of close contact with nature and the ever-changing landscape. Off-road riding gives you a big thrill and can be described as a certain challenge, impossible to experience on the asphalt roads. Each overcome obstacle on the road fills a rider with great satisfaction.

Moreover, the expedition is full of beautiful views, emotions, and adventure which will make each participant remember it for a long time. The planned route is very diverse. It leads mainly through the mountain sections, but it is also full of riding through the olive groves, vineyards, or riverbeds with even short sections leading along the beach.

The trip is circular, which means that you'll sleep in a different place every day and eat your meals in bars and restaurants along the way. Guests decide which of these places to choose, Motofiesta only provides recommendations. They carry your luggage on motorbikes with you.

The route is about 1250 kilometers long. In 85%, it runs off the asphalt, so it is not constant and there may some of the sections may be temporarily closed, e.g. due to hunting or impassable after heavy rains. However, it is not a problem, since they can quickly set the optimal detours.

About 15% of the route is a paved surface, asphalt, or concrete slabs. The rest are the gravel, rocky, or clay roads. They will make sure that each day of the trip is varied and full of excitement. You will travel between the many vineyards for which the region is famous, along the rivers (and even the riverbeds) and mountain valleys. You will also climb the peaks and ride through the mountain passes.

The difficulty level of the trip can be described as moderate. The route runs on the loose stones mostly and requires the ability to move the motorcycle freely in a standing position. Motofiesta tries to make the trip as attractive as possible and available to a wide range of motorcyclists at the same time. However, the most important thing is safety. Therefore, they reserve the right to verify the skills of each participant on the first 40 kilometers of the route.

If Motofiesta thinks that the level of difficulty is too high for someone, they will ask them to return to the hotel base. If the availability of the bikes allows, there will be the opportunity to exchange the motorcycle for another one from the road fleet (free of charge). You can use it to explore Spain on your own from the perspective of the fantastic surrounding asphalt roads. It will allow Motofiesta to ensure the comfort and safety of the whole group and each individual.

Day 1

On the first day of the trip, arrive at Alicante. Meet at the airport and head to the nearby beach to get to know each other and celebrate the start of your adventure with a glass of champagne. If the time permits, you can either go on a quick tour to visit St. Barbara castle in Alicante or have a walk along the promenade. After that, go to Calpe and check-in at the hotel.

On this day, the team provides the participants with soft bags that will be used while riding and puts the suitcases in the office to keep them safe. They will also try to sign all the documents and assign the motorcycles immediately in order to avoid wasting time the next day.

Day 2: Calpe - Villena (215 kilometers/133 miles, 9 hours of riding)

Your adventure starts quite early, around 9:30 a.m., right after breakfast, and packing the motorcycles. Around the first dozen kilometers, go along the access route to the charming town of Altea, characterized by the low-rise buildings and its traditional architecture. Turning right, go to Guadalest, a place full of beautiful corners, filled with an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

Pass the valley of the river of the same name. This section of the route is a test of the participants’ skills. It is a little more difficult compared to the rest of the route, and due to the river valley ride, it has also the most variable character. After heavy rains, the rough water can take up road fragments and force you to search for the detours.

Next, after visiting the Guadalest dam, enter the mountain roads with a beautiful view of the neighboring peaks, the azure water reservoir at the dam, and a slightly more distant sea. Go across the Sierra de Aitana mountain range.

Then, riding mainly along the mountain roads between the rocky peaks, you have to switch to the asphalt road here and there, although not for the long sections of the route. Closer to the finish line of this section, the terrain flattens out a bit, but the route is still as attractive as before.

Day 3: Villena - Moratalla (220 kilometers/137 miles, 9 hours of riding)

At the beginning of the day, enter the Sierra de Salinas, admiring the wonderful panorama of the characteristic of this particular region landscape. You can see the short, single mountain ranges located several kilometers away from each other and the contrasting, flat as a plank, terrain between them there. This hugely impressive landscape will accompany you for most of the day.

In the meantime, you will have a delicious lunch in Jumilla, one of the oldest and most famous Spanish Denominación de Origen Protegida for wines. After lunch, visit St. Anna’s Mountain to see one of the most beautiful landscape sections of the entire trip. For several kilometers, the route leads through a well-maintained, winding gravel road situated on the slope of two mountain ranges.

You will also pass through two seasonal streams. Near the town of Calasparra, where wheat, olives, and almonds grow among the vineyards, the terrain flattens out and provides the riders with a little respite, but that is definitely not the end of the attractions.

Before the night, return to the mountains, to Sierra de Moratalla this time, where you will experience being a bit shaken by the exceptionally numerous stones lying on the road. Crossing the nameless pass at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, under the upcoming sunset, get to your accommodation base by a long descent.

Day 4: Moratalla - Lorca (250 kilometers/155 miles, 9 hours of riding)

Another long day of riding. There are long mountain sections, between the numerous rocky peaks alternate with passes through the flat valleys covered with numerous orchards and crops. Far away from civilization, visiting wonderfully situated towns in the middle of nowhere, with lost cellular signals, have a taste of a fantastic steak for a reasonable price.

Coming closer to the other towns on your way, enter about a dozen kilometers of the asphalt road and finally go down to the team’s favorite part of the entire route. The area you'll enter is full of low, sharp hills stretching to the horizon which surrounds you on all sides. Many incredibly twisted gravel roads were marked out along them.

You can simply forget about straight sections when entering this area, the road will turn, rise or fall all the time. Therefore, the ride is highly demanding, but the views you can enjoy along the way are fantastic. After some time, you will enter a dry riverbed and ride through it for several kilometers.

The flat, rocky bottom meandering between the rocks, among the richer vegetation than seen before, guarantees to make a huge impression. Next, return to the hills, where, after the hundreds of exciting twists and turns, you'll suddenly arrive at the historic city of Lorca to have some rest at a good hotel.

Day 5: Lorca - Cartagena (100 kilometers/62 miles, 5 hours of riding)

Usually, the fourth day of riding is the time when the fatigue crisis happens to the riders the most often. That is why the route planned for that day is really short but distinguished not only by its length but also by its terrain. Starting from Lorca, ride through the mountain range. This short section leads mainly through the asphalt road, so you'll say goodbye to the mountains for a brief moment.

Entering the temporary riverbed again, reach a beautiful beach, where, surrounded by the soothing sound of the waves, you can relax. Going along the shore, you get to probably the most photogenic place on the entire route. The path leads to the fragment of the wall of the unidentified properties which is crossing a picturesque bay.

The wonderful view from the top of the bay surrounded by cliffs and your motorbikes standing on the narrow wall is a memory that can definitely stay with you for a long time. Although the place is beautiful, it is also quite scary due to its great height and the small width of the wall, and not every participant is able to pose for a photo there.

Next, through another small, but picturesque mountain range, begin to return to the north. The accommodation will be chosen from the available places with the possibility to wash your things.

Day 6: Cartagena - Yecla (240 kilometers/149 miles, 7 hours of riding)

After the previous regeneration day, you'll have another long distance to cover, but the planned route is not as tiring as those at the beginning of your trip. Most of the day will be spent on the relatively flat, wavy terrain. The expressways will lead you through the countless olive groves, vineyards, and solar farms.

The average speed will be significantly higher, and the ride itself is going to be extremely easy and pleasant. Of course, you will not skip the mountain riding completely, because, after all, this is what you came for, but those sections of the trail will be far less numerous and rather short this time.

Day 8: Yecla - Calpe (200 kilometers/124 miles, 6 hours of riding)

The last day of riding is once again a little shorter than before. Although you'll mostly go around the same towns as on the first day of the trip, the chosen route is a different one, a little easier and faster. The ride continues through the mountains, parks, and the Spanish forests, but you will often experience the pure pleasure of riding on the well-maintained roads.

The part of the route near Guadalest stays the same as the previous one, but the landscape around the area is so beautiful that Motofiesta is almost sure that no one is going to complain. After all, the same distance traveled the other way creates a different riding experience. According to the plan, you'll arrive in Calpe at around 4 p.m. and go straight to the car wash.

After tidying up the motorcycles, head to the hotel, where Motofiesta will deliver your suitcases and take your bags. Later that day, you'll all meet at the farewell evening during which you can plan more trips with Motofiesta!

Day 8

Meet in front of the hotel a few hours before the departure. After that, a comfortable bus takes the participants to the airport, where the Spanish off-road tour with Motofiesta officially finishes.

Motorcycles

For this trip, you'll use Honda CRF250L motorcycles. Each of them is equipped with an engine cover, crash bars, and hand bars. Every machine has also attached traveling bags to store your luggage.

Luggage

After the arrival at your starting point, you will be able to repack your stuff into traveling bags, meanwhile, your suitcases are going to be safely stored. There is a travel bag for your disposition, a waterproof rollbag attached to the rear carrier (approximately 60 liters of capacity). Because of that, there won’t be any service car. Motofiesta recommends you pack your stuff lightly, preferably with spare space. Too much luggage can hinder offroad riding.

Skill level required for this tour: intermediate

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Location

Spain is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula. Its territory includes also the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. Due to its wide, sandy beaches and mild climate, Spain is one of the top holiday destinations. The eternally shining sun and warm sea are an ultimate invitation to relax.

The Spaniards always amaze others with their cultural diversity and open attitude when interacting with the tourists, they are energetic, friendly, and full of optimism. This charming country is not only full of friendly people but also beautiful sandy beaches and mountains. Spain abounds in many kilometers of wonderful, winding mountain trails offering unforgettable landscapes and just excellent weather for riding a motorcycle.

The history and culture of Spain are as fascinating as their nature. Eight centuries of the presence of Arab-Muslim culture on the Iberian Peninsula changed the face of this part of Europe. When visiting this country, you also need to taste its traditional cuisine. Spanish cuisine consists of culinary traditions from as many as 6 different regions. Each of them is characterized by the use of slightly different ingredients and has been influenced by other parts of the world.

Costa Blanca, which is a unique combination of the mountainous areas of Sierra Aitana, picturesquely contrasting with the covered green lowlands and the cliff coasts, is the dream come true for every motorcycle expedition lover. During the day, you can traverse hundreds of turns in mountain passes and enjoy breathtaking views. You'll also pass Costa Calida (“The Hot Coast”) during the trip.

It is a region of contrasts, mountains and plains, beaches and wooded areas, arable fields, citrus orchards, oranges and lemon trees, huge olive crops, and almond plantations.

In the past, Murcia was inhabited by numerous ancient civilizations. The most famous building in the city is the mighty Gothic cathedral of Santa Maria (Catedral de Santa María). Its tower is 92 meters high and, together with the Seville tower (96 meters), it is the highest tower in Spain.

Fun facts about Spain

  • The name of the country, España, is derived from the word “Ispania” which means “Land of the Rabbits.”
  • The Spanish language is one of the 5 topmost spoken languages in the world.
  • The Spaniards brought potatoes, tobacco, tomatoes, cocoa, corn, and many more products to Europe.
  • Spain is the biggest producer of olive oil in the whole world and produces on average about 44% of the world’s supply of olive oil each year.
  • Madrid boasts an average of more than 300 days of sunshine per year.
  • Spanish is the official language in 23 countries in the world.
  • In general, a person born into a Spanish-speaking family is given a first name followed by two surnames, the first being the father’s family name and the second being the mother’s family name.
  • In Spain, people greet each other and say goodbye with a kiss on each cheek. They usually touch their right cheeks together and make a kissing sound, then repeat the process on the left side.
  • You can hear a whistled language in The Canary Islands! In 2009, the language was included in the UNESCO list.
  • The iconic Chupa Chups lollipops come from Spain (the name comes from the Spanish verb “chupar” - “to suck”). They have been around for over 56 years!
  • La Tomatina is a Spanish tomato battle. It takes place every year on the last Wednesday of August.
  • Spain is the largest banana producer in Europe.
  • The national delicacy of the Spaniards is paella, and they call tortilla an "omelette".

Food

Daily breakfast is included on this tour.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • 6 days of motorcycle riding
  • Guide on a motorcycle
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Motorcycle with luggage bags rental
  • Airport transfer for the suggested flight
  • Planned route
  • Motorcycle with luggage bags rental
  • Travel insurance

What's not included

  • Bike deposit - 700 EUR
  • Airfare
  • All lunches, dinner, and snack
  • Motorcycle fuel
  • Personal expenses
  • Riding gear (Please bring your own riding gear, a helmet is mandatory.)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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