Missed Adventures Northern and Central Spain tour
The Northern and Central areas of Spain are a fascinating part of this wonderful and vibrant country. They offer the rich tapestry of the language, an excellent climate, a fabulous and elaborate diversity of architecture and deliciously tempting cuisine.
This country is what motorcycle touring is all about and our tour gives you a little bit of everything that the Northern and Central regions have to offer. There is the contrast between the open fertile plains and the mountain peaks offering wonderful panoramic views. The lush green fields and the coast with its sea fairing tradition of fishing villages, ports and golden beaches.
The vibrancy and diversity in the cities where we stay and the warm evening air as we stroll across each centre’s Plaza Mayor. The relaxed tranquility and awe-inspiring scenery of the Picos de Europa, along with the stunning architecture and history of the country’s buildings, they are all here waiting for you.
- 2022 pending
- 10 Days – 9 Nights
- Daily: 150 - 300
- Total Approx: 1850
- TOUR PRICE PER PERSON
- Two Persons
- One Bike Shared Room
- £pp - Double room
- One Person
- One Bike Single Room
- One Person
- One Bike Shared Room
- £pp - Twin beds
- Deposit £150.00 per person
- Principality of Asturias
- Cathedral city of Leon
- The open Spanish plains
- World heritage city of Salamanca
- Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor
- Sierra de Cebollera
- Rioja region
- Cantabrian Mountains
- San Sebastián
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- Outbound and return ferries (individual cabin allocated, unless booking the shared room option)
- 7 Nights en-suite accommodation, at 4 star hotels in Spain and a 3* hotel in France
- All breakfasts included with accommodation
- Detailed Daily itinerary
- Fully supported and Guided by Missed Adventures
- Route plans
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
- Toll charges
- Meals other than specified
- Garage Parking
Our Spanish motorcycle tour begins by taking the afternoon ferry from Plymouth to the port of Santander and you should make your way there for our mid afternoon crossing.
We follow the superb roads through Asturias in to Castilla y Leon, Rioja and then the Basque country, all of which offer fabulous scenery and exceptional motorcycling country. We will stay in the wonderful cities of Oviedo, Leon, Salamanca, Segovia, Logrono and San Sebastián using fabulous 4* hotels along the way. There are stunning roads and the beautiful scenery of the landscape as we pass through each different region.
We travel back through rural France after leaving The Basque Country in Spain, allowing us to spend a night on French soil as we break the journey northbound over two separate days.
Our Northern and Central Spain tour is one of the very best destinations for motorcycling and Missed Adventures gives you the opportunity to experience it with us.
Our Northern and Central Spain tour begins from Plymouth and you should make your way there for the afternoon ferry at 15.45 to Santander. Relaxing on board you can start your holiday and use the ships facilities that include, bars, restaurants and cafes or the seated viewing areas around the ship.
Welcoming you to its unique and diverse landscape, we travel through Cantabria and on into Asturias, with the coast on one side and mountains on the other. Our 4* hotel in the beautiful city of Oviedo has secure garage parking and gives us an ideal location, being very close to the centre, and its many restaurants and bars.
A stunning ride today with mountain roads and breathtaking scenery all the way as we travel south through Asturias with its lush green fields and an abundance of dairy cows. The beginning of the journey today is more reminiscent of Switzerland than Spain, with a wonderful backdrop of mountain peaks surrounding us. We cross these peaks and head away from the Picos de Europa eventually dropping down towards the open plains. Our location for tonight is the delightful city of Leon. Here we have secure garage parking at a lovely 4* hotel that is close to the old town with its many bars and restaurants.
This morning we make our way south across the panoramic open plains. We travel at a leisurely pace and allow everyone to see and feel the region, take in the aromatic smells that the landscape has to offer. We experience rural Spain at its best, a land that many tourists do not see when they visit this beautiful country.
Crossing the wide-open and fertile farming valley of the Vega de Toral, this really is big sky country with views that go on forever. We cross the Douro river, which has the Tierra del Pan (land of the bread) at its north and the Tierra del Vino (land of the wine) to its south. We press on south towards the vibrant University City of Salamanca. It is claimed that Spain’s most beautiful Plaza Mayor is in Salamanca and it definitely does not disappoint. You can watch the building facades change colour with the setting of the sun and marvel at the stunning architecture that surrounds you here. We have a beautiful 4* hotel, set in a wonderful location close to the city and its sights. Secure garage parking is also provided for comfort and peace of mind.
Today we head for Segovia a beautiful and historic city, famous for its magnificent and well-preserved Roman viaduct. On route we will travel via Avila ‘the walled city’ which also boasts a wealth of history down the ages. We avoid motorways and again follow national routes allowing you to experience the journey and take in the stunning countryside. In Segovia we have a well-appointed 4* hotel close to the attractions offering secure motorcycle parking and on site facilities.
From Segovia we have an excellent ride today as we head for Logrono. We travel through Castile y Leon and eventually on in to La Rioja, through the stunning Sierra de Cebollera national park. Rioja is world renowned for the quality of its wine and the rich soil here, along with the climate, help to make this region famous amongst wine connoisseurs. Logrono is a fabulous place to stay with the old world narrow back streets and tapas bars, mixing with the modern façade of the city. Here we have an excellent 4* hotel providing secure garage parking for your motorcycle and set close to the pedestrian only zone
Travelling north from Logrono we head through Rioja and in to the Basque country using minor roads and crossing national parks as head towards the Basque coast. A day of fabulous scenery and excellent roads, travelling extensively through rich green countryside. Our 4* hotel at the end of the day is situated close to la Concha bay in wonderful San Sebastián. For our final night in Spain we have a choice of visiting the old town or staying close to the hotel where there are numerous bars and different restaurant’s to choose from.
After breakfast we leave the hotel and head towards France using the motorway network. We use both motorway and National route today to cover the 300 miles as we head in to the Vienne region and our city centre hotel for the evening. This is our final hotel stay on the tour and there are plenty of bars and restaurants in which to unwind and enjoy the night together. After a leisurely breakfast the next morning, those that wish can enjoy a final stroll through the centre of the city on the paved zone and enjoy coffee as we will not be leaving until late morning.
Our ferry back to the UK does not leave until the evening, giving us a gentle cross country run to the port with plenty of opportunity for coffee stops and lunch. Following check in at the port and allocation of our overnight cabins, we can relax once on board and enjoy a drink together in the bar as our ship sails back towards the UK
Our ferry docks in Portsmouth at 07:15 leaving everyone refreshed to make their own arrangements for the onward journey home on Friday morning. There will soon be chance to look back through the many scenic pictures of your time away and choose your favourite ones of the holiday.