Tourinfo - New Years Tour - Waltz of the curves
Even during the winter months Andalusia can offer perfect riding conditions, warm sun and mild temperatures of around 20 °C are to be expected.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Andalusia on one of the many serpentine roads which weave their way between mountains and sea. In the surrounding regions of Málaga you can find some of the best biking roads around, fantastic mountain passes and costal roads are begging to be explored.
No matter if it’s the Sierra Nevada, Sierra de Chaparral, Sierra de Contraviesa, Sierra Tejada, Sierra de Gator or the Alpujaras they all have one thing in common, they all seem like they are tailor made for motorcyclists. Time and time again we will be reminded of the Moorish culture which is still evidently present in this part of Andalusia.
We’ll spend 4 nights in very good and comfortable 4 star hotels in the surroundings of Málaga and 3 nights in an exquisite 4 star hotel in the Cabo de Gata nature reserve.
My wife Galina and I waltzed the curves in Andalucia with Johannes and Eva through the change of year 2012/2013. Regarding the riding, I have travelled Europe heavily, and also some Latin American countries, but what I found in Andalucia made me owed. Seemed that extra-terrestrial motorcycle fans :) had come to Earth specifically to build all that beautiful and empty from cars roads. You are doing 2-3 thousand curves in a day and never stop wanting mooooore :). People who think that you have seen it all,- come to Andalucia and you will be surprised how much more you can still see!).
Following Johannes was a pleasure and a great help in avoiding unexpectable slippery parts of the road. All-in-all, that was a rare case in life when I could say that the tour was really exclusive from all viewpoints.
Johannes, Eva, thanks for the great tour and for your company, it was great to be with you and also one of the nicest New Years in my life in the warm and sunny Andalucia far from haste and stupid crowds. Will sure come back!
Main features of the tour:
Duration: 8 days, 6 days riding
Total distance: Approx. 1400 km
Tour character: Winding mountain and panoramic roads
Accommodation: Selected 4* hotels
Highlights: Granada, Sierra Nevada, Cabo de Gata
Course of events
Day 1: Arrival in Malaga
Arrival at Malaga airport and transfer to the hotel. Introductions over dinner with Spanish wine while giving us an opportunity to discuss our tour.
Day 2: Day trip to El Torcal and El Chorro
Today is all about the exhilaration of riding. On our way to Antequera we’ll pas through various nature reserves each offering its own unique riding experience. We shall head on to the gorge of El Choro and then on to the strange Sandstone formations of El Torcal. In the evening we’ll have a chance to relax with a cold drink in one of the many beach bars of Malaga.
Day 3: Granada, the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada
Today we shall spend a whole day in Granada, to allow us to properly enjoy the magnificent Alhambra and many small tapa bars. The approximately 80 km to Granada will simply fly by as we weave our way along the scenic country roads. After a tour of the world famous Moorish palace (the Alhambra) we’ll have plenty of time to explore the many narrow alleys and cosy tapas bars. Before heading back to the coast, we’ll mount the highest peak of Spain, the almost always snow covered Mulhacen (3.487m).
Day 4: Malaga – Sierra Contraviesa – Cabo de Gata
Today we’ll make our way through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada (the Sierra de Contraviesa, Sierra de Gator). Endless curves and magnificent motorcycling routes await us as we head into the Cabo de Gata nature reserve where we shall spend the night in a beautiful 4 star Hotel. This region is defined by its mild climate and year long temperatures of approx. 25 -28 °C, which is good news for all you sun lovers.
Day 5: Roundtrip (Sierra del Filabres – Desert of Tabernas)
On today’s roundtrip we shall discover the diverse beauty of this ancient Spanish region. Here “off the beaten track” other road users are few and far between as we make our way up the twisty serpentine roads of the Sierra des Filabres. As we pass sleepy little villages and marble quarries you could be forgiven for thinking that we are the only people on the road.
Day 6: Cabo de Gata - The white washed villages of the Alpujaras – Cabo de Gata
Today we shall discover the breathtaking beauty of the Alpujara Mountains. The excellent mountain roads take us up into the foothills and past countless mountain villages that time forgot. In Trevelez (the highest village in Spain) we can try the famous Jamon (ham). Well rested and with full stomachs we’ll ride back to the comfort of our Hotel at Cabo de Gata.
Day 7: Caves and Corners
Today’s trip starts off in Nerja famous for its caves. After we’ve had our fill of Stalagmites and enjoyed lunch, we’ll head to the idyllic Spanish village of Frigiliana where every photo looks like a postcard. The next stage of the day is the road to Comares and Colmenar. The way back to Malaga takes us through the Sierra de Almijara which promises tight twistys and long sweeping bends.
Day 8: Return journey
We reserve the right to make minor changes to the tour.
Videos Antequera | Cabo de Gata | Almeria | Granada
Prices and services
|Driver||€ 1.650||Pillion||€ 1.550||Single room surcharge||€ 250|
YOUR MOTORCYCLE ON TOUR
|Your own bike||€ 0|
|BMW F700GS||€ 570|
|BMW F800GS||€ 630|
|BMW R1200GS||€ 720|
|BMW R1200GS 2013||€ 810|
|BMW R1200R||€ 720|
|BMW R1200RT||€ 870|
Transfer in Malaga
Rental bike incl. comprehensive insurance
Accommodation in first class 4* Hotels
Breakfast and Dinner
English/Spanish speaking tour guide
Information package / Maps
Flight, Fuel, Drinks, Snacks