Missed Adventures Northern Spain and Portugal Motorcycle Tour
Friday 6th October - Tuesday 17th October 2023
The Northern Spain and Portugal Motorcycle Tour including the Picos de Europa offers you the chance to visit wonderful cities and experience beautiful cuisine in lovely weather conditions.
We have fabulous scenery throughout this tour, along with excellent traffic free biking roads and stunning mountain-top panoramic views. The overnight accommodation in some of Europe’s best known and historic cities is of an extremely high quality and will only add to your enjoyment of the trip.
The tour begins by taking the afternoon ferry from Plymouth to Santander and the first overnight stay is on board. There are excellent locations throughout the trip including two, 2-night stop overs, one in Northern Portugal and the other in the beautiful Picos de Europa region. You will experience the stunning and breathtaking scenery throughout this trip and there are some fabulous roads awaiting you.
Crossing back in to Spain after Portugal and head North towards the coast for a beach front stay before crossing beautiful mountain roads towards the cider capital of Asturias, Oviedo. In all of the locations there is the opportunity to sample the local cuisine at some of the favourite restaurants and bars used during many visits over the years.
The Northern Spain and Portugal Motorcycle Tour offers some of Europe’s best roads for motorcycle touring and it is a fabulous trip at any time of the touring year. Missed Adventures gives you the opportunity to experience this and see for yourself why it is rated so highly. Click here to view the full itinerary.
- Friday 6th October - Tuesday 17th October 2023
- 12 Days – 11 Nights, 3 of which are on the ferry)
- Daily: 110 - 260
- Total Approx: 1600
- TOUR PRICE PER PERSON
- Two Persons
- One Bike Shared Room
- £ pp - Double room
- One Person
- One Bike Single Room
- £ pp
- One Person
- One Bike Shared Room
- £ pp - Twin beds
- Deposit £150.00 per person
- Sierra de Estrela national park
- Northern Portugal
- Picos de Europa
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- Ferry outbound and return from Plymouth to Santander (individual cabin allocated unless booking the shared room option)
- 8 nights accommodation at 3 & 4* hotels
- All breakfasts included with accommodation
- Daily itinerary
- Single room accommodation applies to both the hotels and the ferry outbound and return
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
- Any road toll charges
- Meals other than specified
Today you should make your way to Portsmouth in time to catch the evening ferry to Santander. Relaxing on board you can start your holiday and use the ships facilities that include, bars, restaurants, cafes and the cinema, or the seated viewing areas around the ship.
Arriving just after lunch in Santander you journey down to Burgos for the first overnight stay. The hotel here has been used by Missed Adventures over many years and has secure overnight parking. It is also well positioned for the centre and is within easy walking distance of it’s many bars and restaurants.
Following a relaxed breakfast, you leave Burgos behind and make your way south over the open plains towards the Segovia region. The route covers toll free motorway for the first hour of the journey to the first coffee stop, but after this the use of motorways will end. On route you will travel via Segovia, which boasts probably the best-preserved Roman aqueduct in Europe. This is a stunning site and well worth a visit and it was in daily use until only a few years ago. Ending the day in the Castile and León region, you have a wonderful hotel for the evening.
A fabulous ride today through the Sierra’s west of Madrid and a route that everyone enjoys. No description or picture can give any justice to the wonderful panoramic views afforded this morning. The quality of the roads and the number of switchbacks and turns make this an absolute must do for any motorcyclist. You end your day in the extremadura region and a beautiful hotel used by Missed Adventures for many years now.
Leaving the hotel today and heading west towards Portugal with more stunning scenery and excellent routes. You have a regular lake side coffee stop on route for lunch, before eventually crossing the border and climbing to the hotel at the foot of the mountainous, Serra Estrela national park.
Today is a free day and for those that wish, you can travel light on the bike for the provided ride out and leave all your luggage behind at the hotel.
For those wanting a day off the bike, you have time to savour the surroundings after breakfast and watch the world go by. You can take a relaxing wander around the town and there is easy access to coffee shops, bars and restaurants which are situated right on the doorstep of your hotel.
Today you head through the wonderful Serra da Estrela National Park with it’s mind blowing roads and beautiful scenery. You finally descend to the beautiful Duoro river valley, before continuing across country to Braga and your lovely hotel for the evening. The ride today covers areas with some of northern Portugal’s most beautiful scenery and it will certainly not disappoint you.
Your journey today takes you north towards the port city of Vigo. After crossing the ‘Rande river bridge’ and the border back in to Spain, you continue on towards Vigo. Using national routes after Vigo and heading on past Santiago, you have a final run towards the Galician coastline, where you have a lovely 3* hotel set close to the beach for your overnight stay.
A truly stunning ride today will see you heading south and then east through magnificent scenery, in fabulous mountain terrain. Heading in to Asturias and it’s capital Oviedo for your hotel. There is a fabulous mix of the old town area and state of the art new buildings and this university-city is a great place for an overnight stay. Cider is a well renowned and popular drink here and it is also used in many recipes from the region. There is also a very unique way of pouring it from the bottle, which has to be seen. Oviedo is a lovely city and it will definitely not disappoint you.
Remaining on national routes today you head for the beautiful Picos De Europa and it’s wonderful biking roads. The majority of the day is spent riding in the national park and will finish just outside Potes, where you have another wonderful hotel for the second, two night stay of the trip.
As a free day, those that wish can travel light on the bike during the provided ride out route and leave the luggage behind at the hotel. For those wanting a day off the bike, the hotel has a wonderful tranquil environment to relax in. It is very peaceful, has it’s own swimming pool and is within 10 minutes of the centre of Potes for anyone wanting to explore.
Leaving the Picos after breakfast your journey begins on national routes before joining the motorway and a final run in to Santander for the afternoon ferry home.
The ferry docks back in Plymouth by mid afternoon leaving everyone refreshed for their journey home and a chance to look back on the photographs after a truly memorable holiday tour.