Spain - Extremadura selfguided

Extremadura - an "off the beaten track" region in the heart of Spain. Extremadura offers a wealth of typical traditional delicacies, virtually unspoilt nature and valuable cultural treasures.

Pricing

Price
Price per rider with own motorcycle €990.00
Price per pillion €450.00
Single room (surcharge) €300.00
Rental motorcycle: BMW F700GS (surcharge) €570.00
Rental motorcycle: BMW F800GS, BMW F800GS ADVENTURE (surcharge) €630.00
Rental motorcycle: BMW R1200GS, BMW R1200GS ADVENTURE (surcharge) €720.00
Rental motorcycle: BMW R1200R (surcharge) €720.00
Rental motorcycle: BMW R1200RT (surcharge) €870.00

Features

Features
Rental bike incl. comprehensive insurance
GPS with daily intinerary
Accommodation in selected 3* - 4* Hotels
Breakfast
Airport Transfer
Information packege / Maps
Not included features
Flight, Fuel

More details

More details
Start/Finish: Malaga
Duration: 8 days, 6 days riding
Total distance: Approx. 1,500 km
Tour character: Panoramic roads
Accommodation: Selected 4* hotels
Highlights: Cáceres, Alcocer, Naturpark Monfragüe, Zafra
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

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.

If you prefer the tranquillity and freedom of a self guided tour and want to discover the beauty of Extremadura at your own pace, then you can do this tour without a tour guide. You will receive an extensive information package and comprehensive route map of the tour together with a GPS and we will organise the hotels for you. Of course you will always have a direct contact line to Hispania-Tours.

We will organise the logistics and everything else you need to have an unforgettable riding experience, so all you have to do is concentrate on enjoying the open road.

Tour:

Day 1: Arrival in Málaga

Arrival at Málaga airport and transfer to the Hotel. Introductions over dinner with Spanish wine while giving us an opportunity to discuss our tour.

Day 2: Malaga – Zafra

On our first riding day we pass through wild mountainous scenery and the gorges of the Sierra Margarita and the natural wonder of El Torcal, famous for its unusual and unique limestone formations.

We continue following the road to Antequera, one of the most beautiful white villages in Andalusia and pass through Morón de la Frontera. 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. Long-sweeping bends and smooth asphalt makes our hearts beat just that little bit faster.

Day 3: Zafra – Sierra Morena – Trujillo

Today we 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.

Our tour leads us to a town steeped in history; Trujillo. Trujillo, the birthplace of the famous conqueror Pizarro, is mainly renowned for its beautiful main square, the medieval fort and city walls with seven gates.

Day 4: Trujillo – Cáceres - Plasencia

From Trujillo we go on the town of Cáceres. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and considered by many to be Spain‘s most beautiful city. Indeed, the flair of this city is unique as Cáceres offers an extremely well preserved old town with numerous palaces from the 14th century.

Cáceres 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.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.

Day 5: Plasencia - Guadalupe

From our hotel in Plasencia we ride towards the Sierra de Gredos. Here we will find beautiful small mountain roads with impressive views. Continuing our way down to Guadalupe we stop for a moment to visit some old Romans ruins.

In the evening we will spend the night in Guadalupe, which is particularly famous for its „Black Madonna“, the patron saint of all Spanish-speaking countries.

Day 6: Guadalupe – Cordoba

On our way to Córdoba 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. Nevertheless, many magnificent stretches of road and the fascinating Andalusian city of Córdoba still await us. In the 11th century, Córdoba was one of the largest capital cities in Europe and today its cultural heritage epitomizes Andalusia.Córdoba boasts the world-famous Mezquita that originates from the 8th century and, covering an area of 23,000 square metres, it is the third largest mosque in the world.

Day 7: Cordoba – Malaga

We leave Córdoba and head in the direction of Granada, the home of the incomparable Alhambra, the only Moorish palace complex to be preserved in its entirety. We then cross the Sierra Nevada over a stunning mountain pass.

From here the endless winding roads and unique landscape of the Alpujarras await us. Away from the traffic with the Mediterranean Sea in sight we start our descent along the steep winding roads to our starting point of the tour.

Over a farewell dinner we look back at some of the fantastic impressions of the past week.

Day 8: Return journey

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