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Extremadura: Central Spain, in the Heart of Spain

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 8 people
Destination(s): Spain  
Specialty Categories: Motorcycle Tours   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1770 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2090 Euro (EUR)

Extremadura offers a wealth of typical traditional delicacies, virtually unspoilt nature and valuable cultural treasures. Fascinating cities and palaces built by the Goths, the Romans and not least the Arabs are witnesses to the remarkable past of this primeval region of Spain. Riding through magnificent scenery, our route takes us via Antequera to Seville, the capital city of Andalusia. Then only one thing awaits us - Extremadura, one of the last natural wonders in Europe. Besides the fantastic roads winding their way through this impressive and extremely varied landscape, we visit towns steeped in history and experience amazing wildlife.

Main features of the tour:
- Start/Finish: La Herradura, Malaga
- Duration: 8 days, 6 days riding
- Total distance: approximately 1,500 km
- Number of participants: 4-8 persons
- Tour character: panoramic roads

- Accommodation: selected 3*-4* hotels
- Highlights: historic cities, exquisite accommodation.

The tour offers complete motorcycling pleasure on small quiet roads through stunningly beautiful scenery. The roads throughout the entire route are asphalted. The comfort of a 3* to 4* hotel (Parador) awaits us after a day's riding.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Malaga. Arrival at Malaga airport and transfer to La Herradura. Your motorbike will be waiting for you directly at the hotel. Introductions over dinner with Spanish wine while giving us an opportunity to discuss our tour.

Day 2: La Herradura (Costa del Sol) – Seville. Our route takes us via Antequerra (El Torcal nature reserve), Moron de la Frontera and finally through the Guadalquivir river basin to Seville. Seville is the capital city and heart of Andalusian culture, the focal point of bullfighting and flamenco and is undoubtedly one of Spain's most exciting and fascinating cities. We will have sufficient time to explore and experience this beautiful city.

Day 3: Seville – Zafra. From Seville our route takes us through the Sierra Morena nature reserve. In this diverse mountainous and hilly landscape endless fascinating roads wind through oak forests and pastures, past millions of flowers and magical lakes. The road takes on the contours of the landscape so that long-drawn bends and smooth asphalt makes our hearts beat just that little bit faster. We soon reach Extremadura, a region of Spain where history was written. America's conquerors came from Extremadura. Hernán Cortez and Francisco Pizarro brought Inca and Maya gold back to their homeland Spain, thus financing the construction of splendid palaces and impressive churches.

Day 4: Zafra – Trujillo – Caceres. Today our tour leads us to two further towns steeped in history, Trujillo and Caceres (UNESCO world heritage site). Trujillo, the birthplace of the famous conqueror Pizarro, is mainly renowned for its beautiful main square, the medieval fortress and city walls with seven gates. Caceres boasts an extremely well preserved old town with numerous palaces from the 14th century. Many consider Caceres to be Spain's most beautiful city and indeed its flair is quite unique.

Day 5: Caceres – Placencia – Gualdalupe. Caceres is definitely a city we could spend more time in, however, there are still many more fascinating things waiting to be discovered on our tour such as the Parque Natural de Monfragüe on the way to Guadalupe. The Monfragüe reserve, protected since 1979, boasts the largest and most representative Mediterranean forests. Impressive breeding colonies of griffon vultures can be seen on the rocky cliffs while the park is also home to peregrine falcons, hawk-eagles and eagle owls. Our accommodation for tonight is the Parador in Guadalupe. Guadalupe is particularly famous for its "Black Madonna", the patron saint of all Spanish-speaking countries.

Day 6: Guadalupe – Cordoba. On our way to Cordoba we pass through an area of particularly stunning scenery and crystal-clear lakes. Each of these once man-made lakes captivates through its own unique character. The time has now come to say farewell to Extremadura and its diverse beauty. Nevertheless, many magnificent stretches of road and the fascinating Andalusian city of Cordoba still await us. In the 11th century, Cordoba was one of the largest capital cities in Europe and today its cultural heritage epitomizes Andalusia.

Day 7: La Herradura, Granada. From Cordoba our route takes us via Granada over a breathtaking mountain pass to the start point of our tour - La Herradura. Over a farewell dinner we look back at some of the fantastic impressions of the past week.

Day 8: Return journey.

- Tour dates: May 3–10, October 11–18
- We reserve the right to make minor changes to the tour.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Rider: 1770 Euro
- Pillion: 1180 Euro.

BMW R 1200 GS ABS:
- Rider: 2090 Euro
- Pillion: 1180 Euro.

Surcharge for single room: 250 Euro per person
Rider on private motorcycle staying in DR: 1300 Euro.

Price Includes:
- Transfer in Andalusia
- Rental bike including comprehensive insurance
- Accommodation in selected 3*-4* hotels
- Breakfast and dinner
- English/Spanish speaking tour guide
- Chase vehicle
- Information package/maps
- Souvenir.

Price Excludes:
- Flight, fuel (flat rate 50/75 Euro)
- Drinks
- Snacks.

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