ANDALUCIA CHALLENGE BY MOTORBIKE
8 DAYS DRIVING 10 DAYS IN SPAIN
From the highest mountains of the Iberian Península to the great plains and from lush evergreen and deciduous forests to a semi-arid desert. Andalusia has a great variety of natural landscapes very different from each other and on this trip you will get to know them all.
You will experience 1,700 kilometers of asphalt, diverse landscapes, aquamarine lakes, night skies full of brilliant stars, colours, smells, flavours and a million other sensations along this challenging motorcycle route through Andalusia.
This motorcycle tour, through Spain’s most southerly autonimous region famous for its Moorish architecture and rich culture, is a mix between exploring new places, enjoying an adventure holiday and being in touch with nature. That’s why the trip includes 3 adventure activities: rafting (1), trekking and horse riding.
The group has a GPS with the marked route and has the comfort and security of an assistance vehicle during the entire motorcycle route, in order to provide support, information and take the lead only when necessary. Only then you will feel the freedom to discover this territory for yourself.
At the end of the day you will have a pleasant place to laugh with the group, share the best moments of the route and relax. The hotels and restaurants chosen offer a high quality service and preserve the traditional and environmental surroundings of the area.
Are you looking to travel by motorcycle or take an adventure trip? If you are looking for both, this is your chance.
Arrival day in Malaga
You can relax at the hotel until everybody is there or to visit Malaga, a beautiful city by the sea full of historical charm, culture, world class art galleries, fantastic restaurants and shops, and roof top bars with wonderful views of the city. In the afternoon we will give a safety talk and more details about the magnificent trip that awaits you.
Stage 1. Málaga – La Alpujarra
The first stage begins next to the Mediterranean Sea that allows you to have the first sensations with the bike. Brakes, clutch, acceleration … but do not settle too much, because we take a detour that leads to the grey, steep mountains which seem to be watching you as you climb a road of countless curves.
96% on-road – 4% off-road
Total distance: 1,708km – 1,061mi
Average distance: 214km/day – 133mi/day
Total time driving: 32 hours
Days driving: 8
Days in Spain: 10
At last you will see the objective of the first day, Sierra Nevada. However this does not mean that the day is over, we still have to go down the rapids by river rafting (1). It is pure adrenaline! In a few kilometers we arrive at Pampaneira, one of the typical villages of La Alpujarra with its flat roofs and chimneys with hats.
Stage 2. La Alpujarra – Baza
Here, the fresh morning air and the smell of the chimneys always makes the day start well. In the second stage we continue through the Alpujarra and cross the imposing Sierra Nevada by a peaceful route that takes us to a magical place. Of all the castles you will see, none will impress you as much as the castle of La Calahorra.
The active tourism activities are suitable for all kinds of people and are guided by specialized monitors to ensure the maximum safety conditions.
The tour includes
8 day driving lunches
All dinners (except the nights in Malaga)
There is something fascinating about this place. Perhaps it is its copper colour and its 4 round towers, or it may be the sound of the rooks that circle the imposing castle which is located at the top of a hill where without trees and cultivated lands, it gives the impression of being the guardian of the Sierra Nevada. Just looking at it makes you realize that the real journey lies also in these moments and not just the road.
9 nights hotel with breakfast included (from the day of arrival to Malaga until the day of return)
On our way to Baza we pass the most impressive road of the whole trip. Curves and more curves like on the Alpine roads of Switzerland, with a surprising scenery of contrasting colours between the dark stone and the yellow of the bushes. After an intense 300 kilometers we arrive at the “cave houses” typical of the area and inherited from our Arabic past.
3 adventure activities
Compulsory circulation insurance
Travel or accident insurance
Stage 3. Baza – Cazorla
From Baza we head north to the the altiplano, large, arid plains located about 1,000 meters above sea level. With long straights of up to 7 kilometers that are lost on the horizon, the only way to know where the end is to observe the distance of the far away mountains.
Tour does not include
Flights and trains
Lunch and dinner in Malaga.
Travel cancellation insurance
Equipment. For convenience to you, you must bring your own specific motorcycle equipment, ie helmet,
However when we enter the Natural Park of Cazorla everything changes completely. Lush Mediterranean forests and abundant water from fountains, rivers and lakes will accompany us for two days. A smooth curving road makes you feel like you’re flying through the trees as you climb to the top of the mountain with your bike. From the top, the feeling of calm and freedom is wonderful.
jacket, trousers, gloves, boots and raincoat, even protections if you have them. Jackets and helmets can be rented but we do not recommend it.
Stage 4. Trekking in Cazorla
(1)In September and October you can not do rafting because the river does not have enough water. In its place another sport of adventure is practiced.
(2)Couples always have a separate double room. Individual guests usually have a separate room but are subject to hotel availability.
We spend most of the day there so the next hotel is not far, giving us time to rest and relax because the next day will be a very demanding day. That night, while you sleep, you will only be able to dream about what awaits you the following day.
Stage 5. Cazorla – An unusual place
Stage 6. An unusual place – Ronda
Stage 7. Ronda – Grazalema – Ronda
We spend the afternoon in Ronda, the place where I was born, a small town separated by a canyon and linked by a large stone bridge that is the symbol of the town, El Tajo. On top of the motorbike you will feel strong and powerful as a medieval knight on his horse conquering the city while passing by its walls, its cobblestone streets and its churches… but its history and charm will conquer you.
Stage 8. Ronda – Málaga
Day back home
Someone once said that Andalusia is a small continent with the best of each of the continents of the planet. I hope you have the same feeling when you return home.