Small Batch Classic Spanish Tour

Guided Tour 10 Days / 9 Nights
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  • 1095.0 mi = 1752.0 km
  • Fall
  • 50.0 - 70.0°F = 10.0 - 21.1°C

Starting in the Northern Spanish city of Barcelona this tour takes you through the coastal mountains of Spain from the Pyrenees to the Sierra Nevada mountains. A diverse range of hotels is offered on this tour, ranging from a 7th century Castle, a convent, a 16th century palace, a monastery and a couple of modern 4 star hotels thrown in for good measure, most are in the centre of the cities and towns we stop in allowing you to explore the very heart of the destination. With rooms looking out over the Hanging Houses of Cuenca or the Sierra Nevada and Alhambra, they all offer superb comfort and convenience. Combine them with some world class roads and beautiful historic towns, and you have a Classic Spanish Tour.

Tour Itinerary

Arriving into the city centre we will meet up at our hotel and once you’ve checked in, as we have an early start to our first day, we’ll allocate your bike and get you signed on. After a route review and briefing of the following day, we will take you out to a local restaurant nearby to enjoy a welcome meal with the rest of the group.
Leaving the city first thing in the morning we will soon be riding through the coastal mountains and on into the high plains, typical of central Spain. Winding country roads lead us to the west and into rural Catalonia. Tonight’s 4-star hotel is perched at the top of the town with far reaching views and a restaurant that specialises in the local cuisine.
The day begins on remote back country roads with lunch in a 12-century walled town on the side of a deep river gorge. The day may be short on miles, but with a very high corner count, you will arrive in Castilla la Mancha and the UNESCO World Heritage City of Cuenca. Twisting, cobbled streets lead you from one small square to another and crossing a suspension bridge in the evening leads to the former monastery where our hotel is located, giving spectacular views of the hanging houses. The hotel, and the many restaurants and bars situated in the old town have kept us coming back for over 20 years.
High country and some of the best roads we have ever ridden! Enough said, tonight’s accommodation is a small bike friendly boutique hotel in the centre of town. We’ve used it for years and they really know how to look after us.
Today we ride into Andalucía. More great roads with a couple of castillas thrown in. Tonight, we sleep in a Renaissance Palace once again, a Parador right in the heart of the city. With an early arrival, you will have plenty of time to enjoy this, the second UNESCO World Heritage City of the tour.
A riding day through the olive groves of Andalucía, with the option to extend your day with a ride to the snowline of the tallest mountain on mainland Spain, the Mulhacen. If you choose to ride straight to the hotel you will be able to explore the city right out of the hotel as we’re based in prime location in the old town, an easy walk to the famous Alhambra Palace.
With the mountains as a backdrop, we will spend today visiting the Alhambra and old town of this beautiful city. We first came here in 1987 and have been returning ever since as we never cease to be captivated by the beauty of the setting. If you were to only visit one city in Spain, this should be it.
Leaving the Moorish city of Granada behind us, we head southwest into an arid Spanish agricultural landscape before enjoying twisty Andalucian mountain roads and scenery. We’ll stop for lunch on the fantastic Colmenar road which circles towards Malaga and after skirting the city by motorway, the group will then head northwest away from the coast, towards the ancient bullfighting town of Ronda. Split by a canyon, we’ll spend our penultimate night in a characterful hotel in the old town.
A morning spent in Ronda, then to Malaga via the famous Ronda to San Pedro road which takes you from the high mountains down to the shores of the Straits of Gibraltar. It’s then a quick motorway ride to our hotel in the heart of the port city of Malaga where you will hand your bike keys in and relax with a final meal with the group.
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