Best of Northern Spain : Asturias & Picos de Europa

Dates 08/05 - 16/05 2021
Destination Spain
Category Guided or Self-guided
Duration 9 days 8 nights

Mileage :   1680 km / 1044 miles

Highlights : Picos de Europa, Cudillero fishing harbor, mirador del Fito, Basque county coastal road, Burgos old town, historical village of Frias, St  Juan de Gaztelugatxe chapel, Bilbao Guggenheim museum, Bufones of Pria, Bardenas Reales natural reserve,

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Dates & Prices
Departure date

Day 1 - Arrival in Hendaye
Day 1 - Arrival in Hendaye

Arrival in Hendaye. Check in at the hotel.
Dinner and group briefing.

Day 2 - Hendaye - Balmaseda
Day 2 - Hendaye - Balmaseda

We start along the coastal road of the Basco country. After a stop in Guernika, sadly knowned for its bombing we will reach the chapel of St Jean Gaztelugatxe perched on its rocky outcrop. Then we will cross Bilbao by the famous Unesco listed transporter bridge to reach our stopover in the mountains.

Day 3 - Balmaseda - Cangas de Onis
Day 3 - Balmaseda - Cangas de Onis

We’ll start by the mountains of Cantabria before we can reach the sea and the coast of Asturias considered as one of the most beautiful in Spain. If the sea and the wind are united we can admire the Bufones of Pria creating impressive geysers of sea. Then after riding in the cave of Cuevona de Cuevas del Agua. Then we will reach Cangas de Onis in the heart of the Picos of Europa.

Day 4 - Cangas de Onis
Day 4 - Cangas de Onis

We head towards the town of Oviedo to discover the countless historical monuments and then we will return to the coast and its beautiful harbors, such as Cudillero or Lastres. We’ll end the day with one of the most beautiful views on the Picos at the Mirador del Fito.

Day 5 - Cangas de Onis - Reinosa
Day 5 - Cangas de Onis - Reinosa

Today we go to the assault of the best roads of the Picos d'Europa and its many overlook points that will allow you to contemplate its majesty and beauty. We will cross the typical villages of Asturias and their granaries so emblematic of the region, like Carmona or Argueso.

Day 6 - Reinosa - Burgos
Day 6 - Reinosa - Burgos

We leave Asturias province for Castille and Leon and will reach Burgos by the most beautiful villages of the province: Frias or Orbaneja del Castillo. The rest of the afternoon will be spent discovering the historic center of Burgos and its imposing Cathedral housing the tomb of the Cid.

Day 7 - Burgos - Tudela
Day 7 - Burgos - Tudela

We cross the steep mountains of the Sierra of Demanda to reach the plains of Navarre and Aragon. We will take the opportunity to visit some isolated villages full of charm.

Day 8 - Tudela - Pampeluna
Day 8 - Tudela - Pampeluna

We start the day with the sunrise over the Bardenas Reales Natural Park. An arid desert with rocky spurs reminiscent of the American West. Then we take the direction of the medieval castle of Loarre and Los Mallos mountains and their impressive eroded rocks. It is along the lake of Yesa that we will reach Pampelona, the capital of Navarre province, an important stopover on the Santiago trail.

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The provinces of Northern Spain are far from the usual clichés of this country because their roots plunge more into the celtic culture than the iberian. For sure if the highlight of this trip are the majestic Picos de Europa, the highest Cantabrian mountain chain, this motorcycle trip will also take you to the most beautiful sites and motorcycle roads of these regions too little known: Asturias and its unspoiled nature and wild coasts reminiscent of Brittany, Cantabria and its peaks of the Picos National Park, Burgos and its medieval architecture, Euskadia, Spanish Basque Country, so attached to its culture and its traditions and finally Navarre and its famous Wild West landscapes of the Bardenas Reales. You will fall in love with the diversity and beauty of these regions so appropriate to to motorcycle tourism. You will close this motorcycle journey where it started, on the wild coasts of the French Basque Country.

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Day 1 ARRIVAL IN HENDAYE
Day 2 HENDAYE - BALMASEDA (230 km / 143 miles)
Day 3 BALMASEDA - CANGAS DE ONIS (260 km / 161 miles) 
Day 4 LOOP RIDE AROUND CANGAS DE ONIS (270 km / 167 miles)
Day 5 CANGAS DE ONIS - REINOSA (222 km / 138 miles)
Day 6 REINOSA - BURGOS (176 km / 109 miles)
Day 7 BURGOS - TUDELA (260 km / 161 miles)
Day 8 TUDELA - PAMPELUNA (263 km / 163 miles)
Day 8 DEPARTURE FROM PAMPELUNA

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Price (in € PP) :

Motorcycles / type of room
(price per person)

single room

chambre partagée

ride the alps with your bike 

€ 1 280

€ 970

€ 970

BMW R1200RT   BMW R1200GS € 2 340 € 1 515 € 1 880
BMW F650GS  BMW F700GS

€ 2 110

€ 1 280

€ 1 590

Our price of this motorcycle tour includes :

  • Transfer from San Sebastian or Biarritz airport on arrival
  • Motorcycle with insurance and unlimited mileage (formula with rental bike)
  • A professional bilingual guide on motorcycle leading the group
  • 8 nights in 3 stars hotels with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Information kit and road book and GPX files

Not included in the price of this motorcycle tour :

  • any other meal than those included in the tour
  • Drink and personal expenses
  • Fuel, parking and toll
  • Riding equipment (helmet, jacket, gloves)
  • All excursions not included in the package