Northern Spain

Again and again this Jacob, who literally runs into you everywhere and again and again. Even today, it is he who continues to bring an entire region into the media, making it a tourist magnet for the whole world.

Pricing

Price
Rider in double room €2,790.00 $3,103.76 ?
pillion passenger €1,990.00 $2,213.79 ?
Single room surcharge €690.00 $767.60 ?

Features

Features
13 nights in a double room
Half board (breakfast and dinner)
Tour guide on the motorcycle
Entrance fees for various joint visits
Not included features
Everything that is not listed under services
Motorcycle
Gasoline
Lunch / drinks / coffee breaks
Travel cancellation and return transport insurance
personal issues
Entrance fees for individual day arrangements

More details

More details
Total distance: approx. 3,500 km (without arrival/departure)
Group size: minimum 6 riders, maximum 10 motorcycles per guide. If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the tour up to 28 days before the tour starts.
Riding licence: Participation in the tour requires a valid riding licence of class A or A1 (with the appropriate motorcycle).
Road condition: Always asphalted, many winding mountain roads
Riding skills: The motorcycle should be safely controlled on winding roads and narrow mountain roads
Climate: The Atlantic Ocean provides cool temperatures north of the Cantabrian mountains. South of the mountain range it can get very hot due to the Spanish inland climate
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Thousands and thousands of pilgrims make their way to Compostela every year on the rocky road. Piquantly, however, Jacob made this journey as a relic of his mortal remains.

For us motorcyclists, there are wonderful alternatives between Pamplona and Santiago on the right and left of the Way of St. James, especially in this day and age, that are well worth experiencing.

Tour progress

Day 1: Individual arrival in Pau

For those arriving by car and trailer, it is advisable to leave the vehicle in the starting hotel, where the tour ends.

Stage of the day: individual

Day 2: Into the Basque Country and the coast

From the French Basque Country over the main ridge of the Pyrenees into the Spanish Euskadi. One has the impression that just over the border everything looks a little more rustic, although the architectural style is the same on both sides. Also here the Basque language is gradually asserting itself again, you can see it on the bilingual signs. Over curved roads it goes by always green hill country up to the Basque coast at the Gulf of Biscay. For us inland Europeans it is always an uplifting moment to reach the sea.

Stage for the day: about 300 km

Day 3: Through North Castile and the province of Burgos

From the coast it goes immediately southwards into the middle of the Euskadi. And via the small provincial town of Orduna right back out into the largest Spanish province, Castilla-Leon. Here are some wonderful routes waiting to be discovered. Along the southern foothills of the Cantabrian mountains we surf further and further west. We are here in the deepest province, and that is good. Hardly any traffic, even less tourism, and yet at the end of the tour, wonderful views of the Cantabrian mountain range. Our hotel is located on the other side of the main ridge, which is over 2000 meters high. So let's go.

Stage for the day: about 340 km

Day 4: Right in the heart of the Cordillera Cantabrica

Today we start at dawn. And it's getting wilder and wilder. We stay on the south side of the Cordillera, ride alongside big reservoirs, which were mostly built by the dictator Franco in his time, further and further westwards. To the caves of Valporquero, where this karstic mountain shows us its innermost being.

A short hike into this underground "highlight" seems like the world of trolls from the film "Lord of the Rings". To our hotel in the middle of a small village, it is not far from here.

Stage for the day: about 270 km

Day 5: Out of the mountains to Lugo

The Cantabrian mountains still have a lot to offer, above all the wonderful roads that rise higher and higher and lead to veritable passes.

In between, such narrow gorges that there is hardly any room for the road. The journey to Lugo then is already a small flight of fancy for itself. It is unique how one winds down from the mountains over the ridge road towards the lowlands. Lugo as a completely preserved fortress city is also worth seeing.

Stage for the day: about 340 km

Day 6: From Lugo to Santiago de Compostela

It is only a short ride from Lugo to Santiago. If you take the time to do some of these on the original Way of St. James, it is once again really interesting. Of course, you always have to watch out for the many pilgrims, who are naturally on foot. The early arrival gives the opportunity to go for a stroll on your own in the early evening. Dinner is in a restaurant near the hotel. In Santiago we will stay two nights.

Stage for the day: about 120 km

Day 7: To the Cabo Finisterre

Actually, it is only a good 80 to 90 kilometres to Cabo Finisterre, the cap at the end of the world. But as long as one is already there, one can make the outward trip a little more curvy and explore the Atlantic coast a little more. The views are certainly worth the effort - and when do you come here again? In the evening, Santiago is enticing again, which we get to know a bit better on an organized city tour than the day before. Dinner is taken today in a typical tapa bar in the form of pinchos. Everyone can eat small mini-dishes as they please. Typically Spanish, of course, a robust red wine goes well with it.

Stage for the day: about 180 to over 250 km

Day 8: The long stroke to the Cantabrian Sea

Today we have to make kilometres, therefore we ride from Compostela to Lugo simply on the main road, so that we can get to Puente Nueve.

little into the Cantabrian coastal mountain range and to crown it all follow the road to Cudillero directly on the beach. Cudillero

is a very well known and appreciated coastal resort and the destination of many Spaniards during the holiday season or for the weekend. Glad we're here.

Stage for the day: about 400 km

Day 9: To the gate of the Picos de Europa - to Cangas de Onis

It is not quite so far to the next stage goal, but since the Cantabrian mountains always tempt us, we get into winding terrain again and again.

After all, we are not looking for the shortcut. With a few little detours over passes that are really unknown to most participants, these are

then nevertheless nearly 300 km - to the beautiful, original mountain town of Cangas de Onis, which by the way was once the capital of Spain and still is

gateway to the Picos de Europa. We move into our beautiful hotel with a view of the city and the valley for the next two days.

Stage for the day: about 280 km

Day 10: From Cangas to Cangas

or once around the Picos de Europa

An absolute must. The Picos de Europa are not only the highest elevations, but simply the highlight of the Cantabrian mountains. With

the necessary turns and detours, which always bring you back to the heart of this wonderful mountain range, you are good in untouched nature and

likes to be out and about all day. An excursion with the tele-cabin to the 1526-metre-high Mirador del Cable is the crowning highlight of this day trip. Not to mention the wonderful winding roads that take us once around this unique rock massif. Alpine flair in the north of Iberia.

Stage for the day: about 340 km

Day 11: From Cangas de Onis to the Basque province

Once again along the Picos, but this time on the north side. Always between coast and mountains we ride on winding mountain roads, the busy and rather busy coastal strip we finally turn the tail light to ride on small, winding roads in the hinterland. You will be amazed at the landscapes and panoramas that the coastal mountain range offers here once again.

Stage for the day: about 330 to 390 km

Day 12: From the Basque province to the Basque Rioja

The region of Rioja is only a few blocks away from Orduna. From high above, the balcony of Rioja offers a magnificent view of this world famous landscape on the left and right of the Ebro.

But the main ridge of the Cordillera Cantabrica still offers a lot of possibilities to ride repeatedely in a south-north zigzag over its heights until one does not like it anymore. Views and insights included.

This charming stage finally leads to LaGuardia, a well-preserved wine-growing town within well-maintained city walls.

The sightseeing tour before dinner can sometimes take longer due to the beauty and location of the town.

Stage for the day: about 270 km

Day 13: Along the Pyrenees and right through the middle - back to Pau

From the wine-soaked Rioja into the hills of Navarre and just past the region's infamous capital: Pamplona. On this last stage we have to cross the Pyrenees once again. If the weather and your physical condition are good enough, you will see some of the notorious Vuelta de Espana passes or on the other side those of the Tour de France.

Along the entire route, south and north of the main ridge of this mighty mountain range - which also forms the border with France - we experience the Pyrenees in all their splendour. Before we return to our starting hotel in Pau and have our last communion together.

Stage for the day: about 300 km

Day 14: Individual departure