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Sierra Nevada: New Year's Twister

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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: December - January
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1550 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1870 Euro (EUR)

Even during the winter months Andalusia can offer perfect riding conditions, warm sun and mild temperatures of around 20°C are to be expected. In the surrounding regions of La Herradura you can find some of the best biking roads around, fantastic mountain passes and coastal roads are begging to be explored. No matter if it’s the Sierra Nevada, Sierra de Chaparral, Sierra de Contraviesa, Sierra Tejada, Sierra de Gator or the Alpujaras they all have one thing in common, they all seem like they are tailor made for motorcyclists. Time and time again we will be reminded of the Moorish culture which is still evidently present in this part of Andalusia. We’ll spend 5 nights in a cozy 3 star Hotel in La Herradura (Costa Tropical) and 2 nights in an exquisite 4 star Hotel in the Cabo de Gata nature reserve.

Main features of the tour:
- Start/Finish: La Herradura, Malaga
- Duration: 8 days, 6 days riding
- Total distance: approximately 1400 km
- Number of participants: 4-8 persons
- Tour character: winding mountain and panoramic roads
- Accommodation: selected 3* 4* hotels
- Highlights: Granada, Sierra Nevada, Cabo de Gata.

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: Day trip to El Torcal and El Chorro. Today is all about the exhilaration of riding. On our way to Antequera we’ll pas through various nature reserves each offering its own unique riding experience. We shall head on to the gorge of El Choro and then on to the strange Sandstone formations of El Torcal. In the evening we’ll have a chance to relax with a cold drink in one of the many beach bars of La Herradura.

Day 3: Granada, the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada. Today we shall spend a whole day in Granada, to allow us to properly enjoy the magnificent Alhambra and many small tapa bars. The approximately 80 km to Granada will simply fly by as we weave our way along the scenic country roads. After a tour of the world famous Moorish palace (the Alhambra) we’ll have plenty of time to explore the many narrow alleys and cozy tapas bars. Before heading back to the coast, we’ll mount the highest peak of Spain, the almost always snow covered Mulhacen (3487 m).

Day 4: La Herradura–Sierra Contraviesa–Cabo de Gata. Today we’ll make our way through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada (the Sierra de Contraviesa, Sierra de Gator). Endless curves and magnificent motorcycling routes await us as we head into the Cabo de Gata nature reserve where we shall spend the night in a beautiful 4 star Hotel. This region is defined by its mild climate and year long temperatures of approximately 25-28°C, which is good news for all you sun lovers.

Day 5: Round trip (Sierra del Filabres–Desert of Tabernas). On today’s round trip we shall discover the diverse beauty of this ancient Spanish region. Here “off the beaten track” other road users are few and far between as we make our way up the twisty serpentine roads of the Sierra des Filabres. As we pass sleepy little villages and marble quarries you could be forgiven for thinking that we are the only people on the road.

Day 6: Cabo de Gata-The white wash villages of the Alpujaras–La Herradura. Today we shall discover the breathtaking beauty of the Alpujara Mountains. The excellent mountain roads take us up into the foothills and past countless mountain villages that time forgot. In Trevelez (the highest village in Spain) we can try the famous Jamon (ham). Well rested and with full stomachs we’ll ride on past Capileira, Orgiva and finally back to the comfort of our Hotel in La Herradura.

Day 7: Caves and Corners. Today’s trip starts off in Nerja famous for its caves. After we’ve had our fill of Stalagmites and enjoyed lunch, we’ll head to the idyllic Spanish village of Frigiliana where every photo looks like a postcard. The next stage of the day is the road to Comares and Colmenar. The way back to La Herradura takes us through the Sierra de Almijara which promises tight twistys and long sweeping bends.

Day 8: Return journey.

We reserve the right to make minor changes to the tour.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Rider: 1550 Euro
- Pillion: 860 Euro.

BMW R 1200 GS ABS:
- Rider: 1870 Euro
- Pillion: 860 Euro.

- Surcharge for single room: 150 Euro per person
- Rider on private motorcycle staying in DR: 980 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
- Various admissions
- Information package/maps
- Souvenir.

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

About This Supplier
Location: Spain
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2007

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