Ron Thomson is the founder of this motor touring business based in Southern Spain, especially in Granada Region, the beautiful Andalucia Spain. There, the motorcycle tour has virtually all year round riding in the temperate climate, nestled at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The base is in the small moorish village, Velez de Benaudalla. There, the tour accommodates 10 persons with all the comforts. Motorcycle Touring Spain also arranges the tour to other locations such as Portugal and Morocco as regular outings.
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A big thanks to Ron for the motorcycle ride of my life.
Having read the reviews here before I booked I was expecting the to tour to be really good.
BUT...I was just blown away by the beauty of this part of Spain. I have been to Andalucia before but it was more like the typical tourist approach, although it was great its light years away from the experience I got on this tour.
Thanks to Rons extensive local knowledge I got to see "the real Spain" with the hidden gems and introduction to the Spanish way of life.
Thinking back it was also a culinary roadtrip as Ron takes you to lovely places for coffee breaks and lunch and you get to try the Andalucian cuisine.
After each day of riding you go back to Home Base in Velez de Benaudalla and the accommodation is great with all the amenities you need to a high standard.
The village itself is a really cosy place with small shops and bars, great way to spend the end of the day.
The people are very friendly and the atmosphere is great and is a very nice place to stroll around since everything is well kept and you have a ancient Arabic fortress and gardens etc to explore (I´ll do that next time).
Coming from a sportsbike and streetfighter bikes background I wasn´t too sure about the adventure and dualsport typ of bikes. But now I can assure anyone who reads this that these bikes were a ton of fun and perfectly suited for the job with great comfort and handling. I had the 1200 GS for most of the days and its very confidence inspiring and you can really throw it around in the twisties. the boxer engine is smooth and has torque to move a house low down in rev range so basically you could ride all day in 3rd gear.
I also tried the 650GS one day which was very flickable and light. The single cylinder "thumper" engine was really nice and had tractable power along the rev range in a way which I´m now thinking must be almost a trademark BMW way. Anyway going from the 1200GS to the old 650GS I was expecting it to be a bit dull, but I had a great time on the smaller bike aswell and was just as much fun as the 1200GS.
Ron also let me have a go on one of his beloved classics, which was really nice. The engine sound was just amazing! A really nice bike actually.
Coming back from the tour I am feeling revitalized and grateful to have been able to do this trip.
To have been able to ride on this beautiful part of the world, ride great bikes and meet some truly wonderful people like Ron and his business partner Graham who really took great care of me even after the tours inviting me to dinner and drinks with their friends.
To the person reading this and thinking "BAH! I´ll rent a bike a ride around myself. How hard can it be?" (I was one of you myself):
If youre lucky you maybe could find yourself stumbling upon the some the amazing places I was taken to, if you´re on your own.
If you´re lucky you will have a good bike while you´re out there.
If you´re lucky you´ll find some of the amazing twisty roads that we´ve been riding on your own
If you´re lucky you´ll find some of the great places for breaks on your own.
If you´re lucky you´ll meet some great people along the journey and share some great conversations.
Or you could book this tour and get all the above in one package.
This tour is really more than the sum of its parts.
I am sure you will go back beaming with happiness as myself and the rest of the people that have commented before.
I´m already planning my next trip.
Paul Kenzitt United Kingdom
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Just had a fantastic seven days with motorcycle touring spain owned and run by Ron and Ana.
Excellent service from the first correspondence,collected from the airport as promised and taken to the lovely spotlessley clean ,modern apartment and a well stocked fridge.
Ron showed me around the well maintained ,clean bikes.The first two day's l used the BMW R100 and for three days used the BMW K75,great bikes to ride.I was given some fantastic mountain and coastal routes and suggested coffee stops.
Both Ron and Ana are very hospitable and nothing is to much trouble.I was invited to there home with some of their friends and enjoyed a delicious home made paella prepared by Ana.
Sunday morning I was invited by Ron on a lovely four hour ride through the local mountains,a great way to spend a Sunday morning!!
I would 100% highly recommend spending a long weekend or week on either a self guided or guided tour with Ron.
If your partner is not particularly in to bikes she can still join you and spend time relaxing and sunbathing on the nice terrace and garden taking in the mountain views.
I will definitely be returning in the near future....
Lynn Kirk United Kingdom
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Ron, Ana and Steve are the perfect hosts :) the routes were fantastic, brilliant views, great destinations would recommend to anyone, we had a mini heatwave in June phew! so would go again earlier in the year, the accommodation was lovely, spotlessly clean and had everything, home from home the village is lovely we hit on the festival, very interesting, Ron gave us lots of information on local restaurants etc. The bikes are well maintained, you could tell this was Rons passion, we had a fab time. :)
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