Motorcycletour Pyrenees - Selfguided
The perfect combination of a weekend city break and an unforgetable motorcycle week is in Barcelona and the Pyrenees at your disposal. It couldn't be easier - you come to Barcelona and we will be waiting for you at the airport, bring you to the hotel and you´ll enjoy this marvolouse cultural capital.
After the days in the city you will be enjoying sun, sea and the magnificent mountain and coastal roads of the motorcycle paradise that is Catalonia, you will receive an extensive information package and comprehensive route map of the tour and we will organize the hotels for you.
Of course you will always have a direct contact line to Hispania-Tours.
We will organise the logistics and everything else you need to have an unforgettable riding experience, so all you have to do is concentrate on enjoying the open road.
Just returned from an 8 day self guided tour of the Pyrenees. I really appreciated Eva's help and instruction on departure day.She knows her stuff. Volker set up an amazing route through Spain and France.The accomodations that they set up were well beyond my expectations (The hospitality and quality of food in the hotels far surpassed anything that I experienced on the trip). Hispania Tours' professionalism and concern for customer experience is #1. I will definitely return for another tour in the near future.
Thank you for organising such a fantastic trip for our honeymoon! Excellent selection of routes, destinations, accommodation and restaurant suggestions throughout the 6 days of self-guided touring around the Pyrenees. Seamless online planning from the start with Eva, to easy pick-up and return of the bike with Volker.
We have great memories of our time in the Pyrenees.
Having loved our trip to Barcelona in 2006. My wife and I planned to return again, bring friends and rent motorcycles. Being from Chicago USA we made all our reservations through the website and continued our conversation through email. Volker and Eva were very helpful throughout the entire process.
We picked up the bikes on a beautiful Sunday and Volker spent time going through each bike and then we discussed recommended places and roads to visit. As it turns out, the house we rented was right in the area Volker suggested has great roads.
We had a wonderful week of riding two up on the 1200GS's in various places all over Catalonia. The GPS was invaluable in helping get from one place to another - although there is not substitute for asking direction from a local! Some of the roads we were on were not even on the GPS.
The return process was easy and quick. I would definitely recommend Hispania Tours to anyone coming to Spain.
Main features of the tour :
Duration: 8 days, 6 days riding
Total distance: like e.g. Pyrenees - Rock ´n Roll
Tour character: Winding mountain and panoramic roads
Accommodation: Selected 3* 4* hotels
Highlights: Depending on Tour
Barcelona, the cultural metropolis at the mediterranean
Set on a plain rising gently from the sea to a range of wooded hills, Barcelona is Spain's most cosmopolitan city and one of the Mediterranean's busiest ports. Restaurants, bars and clubs are always packed, as is the seaside in summer. The city's avant-garde chefs whip up a storm that has even the French reaching for superlatives.
You might get the impression it's dedicated exclusively to hedonism, but it's a hard-working, dynamic place hoping to place itself in the vanguard of 21st-century Europe.
It regards its long past with pride. From Roman town it passed to medieval trade juggernaut, and its old centre constitutes one of the greatest concentrations of Gothic architecture in Europe. Beyond this core are some of the world's more bizarre buildings: surreal spectacles capped by Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família church.
Barcelona has been breaking ground in art, architecture and style since the late 19th century. From the marvels of Modernisme to the modern wonders of today, from Picasso to the likes of Susana Solano, the racing heart of Barcelona has barely skipped a beat.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region with its own language, character and history – many Catalans think of their home as a separate country. The city itself could keep you occupied for weeks but just outside it are sandy beaches, Sitges and the Montserrat mountain range - so be sure to make time for a few day trips during your stay.
Day 1 Arrival
Arrival to Barcelona and check in at the hotel in the city of Barcelona.
Day 2 Barcelona - Puigcerdà
You ride into the Montseny nature reserve and ascend through the Guilleries-Savona nature reserve to the 16th century town of Rupit before you travel through the la Garrotxa region. The hilltops in the landscape around you were formed by volcanoes and you zig zag in between their crater cones. In Olot you turn onto the N-260, the axis along the Spanish side of the Pyrenees from East to West and internationally famous as a veritable motorcycling paradise. You ride it until you finish the day in the mountain town of Puigcerda on the French border.
Day 3 Puigcerda - Aran valley
You cross into Andorra over the highest paved mountain pass from valley to valley in the entire Pyrenees mountain, Port d'en Valira. On the descent, you can visit a motorcycle museum or explore the roads of the old smuggler trail between France and Spain while you absorb the breathtaking vistas of this rugged mountain paradise. Back in Spain, you head west to follow the Noguera Pallaresa and Bonaigua rivers on a wonderful curvy mountain road up to Port de la Bonaigua from where you will roll to your hotel farther down in the Aran valley.
Day 4 Aran Valley - Tena valley
On this epic riding day, you conquer the famous mountain passes of the 'Tour de France' cycling race, each beginning with "Col" in its name, to tell you that it is time to climb up. The day starts with crossing Col du Portillon before you visit Bagnères de Luchon for a coffee on the village square. Via Col de Peyresourde, and perhaps a pancake or two, you continue towards Col du Tourmalet. From there you progress toward the breathtaking section taking you from Col du Soulor to Col d'Aubisque. At the end of the day you ride through charming Laruns before you return to Spain via Col du Pourtalet and rest in the Tena valley.
Day 5 Tena Valley - Ainsa
You ride down from your hotel in the Tena valley towards Biescas and then follow the N-260 to the Cañón de Añisclo, a narrow gorge cut through the mountains by the river Bellos. The canyon is part of the Ordesa and Monte Perdido national park. From here you ride back to Aínsa and down to Alquézar, both listed by National Geographic in its list of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Turning back north you cross the Sierra de Guara Nature reserve and watch the buzzards soar the ridge of the river Vero canyon.
Day 6 Ainsa - Peramola
The protagonists for today's ride are the spectacular road and landscapes that you ride through. You will ride on the N-260 and west to east going over mountain passes and through forests. At the end of the day you will ride around the Rialb reservoir before you arrive in Peramola.
Day 7 Peramola - Barcelona
You start out riding along the Oliana reservoir and leave the main road across the bridge over the Segre river to enter one of the nicest sections of your Tour: The road around the south face of the Pedraforca mountain is an absolute highlight for motorcyclists. You ride it and continue on through the Cadí-Moixeró national park and on to the Montserrat Nature reserve and the monastery on the southeast side of the mountain, the most important pilgrimage destination in Spain after Santiago de Compostela. The last curvy section of this tour leads you into and over the Collserola hills to the Tibidabo viewpoint. From there you have a magnificent view of the city of Barcelona before you return to Hispania Tours.
Day 8 Departure
Note: We reserve the right to make minor changes to the tour.
Prices and Services
|Driver||€ 990||Pillion||€ 690||Single room surcharge||€ 350|
YOUR MOTORCYCLE ON TOUR
|Your own bike||€ 0|
|BMW F700GS||€ 570|
|BMW F800GS F800GS ADV||€ 630|
|BMW R1200GS R1200GS ADV||€ 720|
|BMW R1200R||€ 720|
|BMW R1200RT||€ 870|
Rental bike incl. comprehensive insurance
GPS with daily intinerary
Accommodation in selected 3* - 4* Hotels
Information packege / Maps
Not included :
Dinner, Flight, Fuel, Drinks, Snacks