pyrenean mountains tour with moto gp Motorbike Holiday

Pyrenean Mountains Tour with Moto GP

Pyrenees, Spain
3 - 5 star hotels, dinner, bed and breakfast

An 11 day, 10 nights vacation with 2 days sightseeing in Barcelona, 5 days motorcycle riding across the Spanish and French Pyrenees plus 3 days Grandstand Passes to the Moto GP Catalunya

On this guided motorcycle tour you will ride some of the best motorcycle routes in Pyrenees

The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is a monumental church designed by Gaudi. Work began in 1982 and it is still under construction. The rooftops over Besalu with mountains in the distance Dinner at Besalu Near Coustouges French Pyrenees Pyrenees coll-de-montllobar Spain Coll de Boixols Group Photo Pyrenees lunch stop Pit Lane Entrance at Circuit de Catalunya

Available tour dates:

Tour 103/169 begins Friday 29 May 2020 and ends Monday 08 June 2020

Additional dates and tour variations available for groups of 3 or more riders

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This variation of our Pyrenean tour has been specifically devised to meet the needs of a group of Moto GP enthusiasts. It provides rental of a range of rental bikes to meet every riders preference. Quailty 3-5 star rated hotels have been chosen with dinner, bed and breakfast included together with a 3 day pass to one of the Grandstands at the Moto GP Circuit de Catalunya Barcelona-Montmeló.

We have ridden many roads in the Spanish and French Pyrenees regions in recent years and we have picked out some wonderful mountain roads for this motorcycle tour. We begin and end the tour in Barcelona and cross the Pyrenees to France and back giving riders a superb experience riding the roads of Southern France and Northern Spain.

Each day we visit different places of interest including Castles, religious sites and many old villages and towns. We take you to these places along relatively quiet backroads with outstanding scenery.

Daily distances differ from some of our other tours because this tour stops in a different town every night and you really want extra time to unpack and relax. The pattern will be the same format as usual riding in 90 minute blocks between each stop give or take 15 minutes.

Look at this itinerary and discover some of the most interesting motorcycle routes in spain

Day of arrival

Time to relax and recover from any jetlag because guests arrive at various times with some earlier than others nothing can be formally planned.

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Barcelona sightseeing

A thumbnail of the Gaudi house Casa Batllo in BarcelonaWe shall stay in one of the top hotels in Barcelona, such as the Sheraton, Hilton, Grand Central, Princess, Majestic, W (at the waterfront), etc. Usually the Hotel will be on or close to Avinguda Diagonal and ideally placed for those wishing to sightsee the city. There is a lot to see and do in Barcelona and so there will be something to interest everyone.

Selective Barcelona's highlights are shown on the map linkincluding Casa Batllo, La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Mercado de La Boqueria and Montjuïc Castle but there are many more places of interest and far too many to list.

You might wish to wander the streets admiring the architecture by Guidi (such as Casa Batllo pictured left) and others of the Catalan Modernism or you might like to do some shopping or visit the market.

Then again you may prefer to relax at the water be that the hotel pool or on the beach (Barcelona has several beaches), or visit the Port Vell or Port Olympic to admire the yachts.

We shall regroup for dinner at our hotel for formal introductions and to discuss the plan for the week ahead.

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Barcelona to Besalu - circa 230 km (142 miles) 4.5 hours riding

Thumbnail showing the bridge at Besalu in Cateloina SpainThose hiring bikes shall collect them the night before or first thing in the morning. One of the dealers is only a five minute walk from the hotel. 

We will depart soon after breakfast heading north on some highways at first before joining some great twisty mountain roads. This first day of riding is a relatively light journey heading north from Barcelona to Besalu. The route we shall take is indirect and traverses varied road types but all in all expect to spend about 4.5 hours in the saddle.

We break for morning coffee at a café close to Massís del Montseny which towers to just over 1700 meters and the route continues twist through the mountains to Les Guilleries park where we stop for lunch.

The final stretch takes us to the outskirts of Olot then east to Banyoles before turning north to Besalu. We rest for the night at a 3-star hotel in Besalu. It is a quaint old building with many of the bedrooms having mountain views or overlooking the old town bridge.

The name Besalu is derived from the Latin Bisuldunum, meaning a fort on a mountain between two rivers. The medieval walls and Romanesque bridge over the Fluvià river help emphasise the fortification that this ancient town commanded.

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Besalu to Mirepoix - circa 270km (169 miles) 6 hours riding

Old timer buildings in MirepoixDeparting Besalu we head north towards the Spanish/French border you will be on steep mountain roads. These roads can be twisty and narrow and so progress is never hasty. We Shall take a refreshment break at the border, if the café there has re-opened, otherwise we shall stop nearby. Regardless of coffee break we stop momentarily stop to admire the panoramic views at the border crossing into France before beginning our descent.

We pass through the village of Arles, not to be confused with the town near Parc Camargue, this Arles is a town of about 2,500 population and situated in the southernmost valley of France on the banks of the Tech river, and at Amelie-les-Bans-Palalda we alter course towards Montbolo and onwards to El Sarrat where we stop for lunch. As we continue our descent from the Pyrenees we visit Ille-sur-Tet where there is a rather dramatic rock formation 'Le Orgues', organ pipe shaped rocks.

The day ends at the interesting market town of Mirepoix. We should arrive early enough for you to relax by the pool or stretch your legs strolling through the town. Monday is the main market day in Mirepoix and so before we depart in the morning you might catch the open air town market.

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Mirepoix to Lourdes - circa 255 km (160 miles) 5 hours riding

Thumbnail of St Girons looking across the river to the townWe start the morning at the market in Mirepoix before sticking to the lesser travelled mountain roads on the French Pyrenees passing through many charming mountain villages making stops in Saint-Girons (pictured left) named after a fith centuary saint but with more ancient history having considerable Roman connections.

Our next stop is the French Spa town of Bagnères-de-Luchon where the rivers L'One and Pique converge.

We end the day in Lourdes one of the world's most famous pilgrimage sites in 4 spa star hotel created from a classical old river fronted town house. Riders might want to try the wellness centre, spa, sauna or get a massage. The hotel is also close to the Sanctuary of Notre Dame de Lourdes where Bernadette Soubirous has seen the Virgin Marys apparition. The sanctuary counts more than 60 miraculous cures registered by Lords.

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Lourdes to Boltana - circa 250 km (156 miles) 5 hours riding

Thumbnail near French Spanish BorderWetake some great twisty roads and we make our way towards the border with Spain.

The protograph to the right gives an insight to the fantastic scenery you see along this route.

Picking our way through more pretty mountain villages before stopping at Broto for lunch.

Later we shall spend time exploring Ainsa which was once the capital of the Kingdom of Sobrarbe and the birthplace of the Kingdom of Aragon. The Plaza Mayor which is surrounded by medieval arcaded buildings and Palace of the former kings of Aragon is also on the main square.

From Ainsa we double back slightly to our 5 star spa hotel resort located within a converted former monastery.

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Boltana to Barcelona - circa 345 km (215 miles) 6 hours riding

Thumbnail near Montserrat MonasteryWe begin today travelling just a few miles east past Ainsa along the N260 to El Pont de Suert where we take a refreshment break and from here there are many mountain passes we can take to end our Pyrenean trip but one of our favourites is the L511, Coll de Boixols to Coll de Nargo, which has good surface and superb views, so, you will want to stop and take pictures.

We break for lunch at Solsona where much of the old town fortifications remain. The town is about 10k population and makes a pleasant stop.

As we continue south towards Barcelona we pass Montserrat, not to be confused by the Caribbean Island the Christopher Columbus named after this location, this Montserrat is where you will find a Benedictine abbey (pictured right) and the backdrop is a multi-peaked range of mountains. Time permitting we shall take a break to view.

Our final section of the journey takes us to Montcada which is on the outskirts of Barcelona and close to the Circuit de Catalunya and ideally placed for the Moto GP in the following days.

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MotoGP Weekend 3 Day Tickets

You will have a 3 day pass (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) to the Circuit de Catalunya Barcelona-Montmeló on one of the Grandstands staying in a 4 star hotel about 5 minutes drive from the venue.

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has FIA Grade 1 license and features long straights and a variety of corners making it an all-rounder circuit. Built in 1991 in readiness for the 1992 Olympic Games when the European Motorcycle Grand Prix was held at the circuit. Last resurfaced in 2018 to offer more grip and minor track alterations to slow bike sthrough the chicane will ensure this will be an exciting spectator event.

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Day of departure

Homeward bound or onward travel. After breakfast you will checkout of the hotel and be transported to the airport or station for onward travel. Those who have come on their own bikes will ride off.

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Route Variation

Please note that maps are indicative because it is not always possible to enter all the waypoints and on the day of departure as we need to review our routes based upon the latest traffic and weather information available making changes as and when necessary.

Currency Euro €

The default currency for this tour is Euro €. Any price given in another currency is indicative and will be checked against exchange rate when paying. Once your tour package has been paid in full the price is locked and will not adjust regardless of what happens to exchange rates.

Pyrenean Mountains Tour with Moto GP from 29/05/20 until 08/06/20

Location: Pyrenees
Accommodation: 3 - 5 star hotels, dinner, bed and breakfast
Tour begins Friday 29 May 2020 and ends Monday 08 June 2020
Additional dates and tour variations available for groups of 3 or more riders
Motorcycle Hire Available: Yes (Riders can bring their own bike or hire one from the list of available bikes below.)
Typical Motorcycle Hire (all options below): Euro €826
Rider in private room (with en-suite): Euro €4,995
Rider and Pillion/Guest (sharing double or twin room): Euro €6,655
Two Riders sharing twin or double room: Euro €8,300 (Euro €4,150 each)
Rent a motorcycle from our range or bikes listed below.

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Motorcycles For Rent in Pyrenees, Spain, Available on this Tour

Most motorcycles available for hire are obtained directly from local mainstream dealers. We do not have exclusive access to these rental motorbikes and so availability must be confirmed. Prices and terms are set by the dealers who supply the machines.

  • BMW F700GS / F750GS Rent BMW F700GS / F750GS

    • Restrictions: Minimum 25 years old. 3 years exp an appropriate Driving License
    • Weekly Hire: Euro €810
  • Honda CB500X Rent Honda CB500X

    • Restrictions: 21-75
    • Weekly Hire: Euro €620
  • Honda NC750X Rent Honda NC750X

    • Restrictions: 25-75
    • Weekly Hire: Euro €640
  • Triumph Tiger 800XRx Rent Triumph Tiger 800XRx

    • Restrictions: 25-75
    • Weekly Hire: Euro €770
  • Triumph Tiger 800 XCx Rent Triumph Tiger 800 XCx

    • Restrictions: 25-75
    • Weekly Hire: Euro €770
  • Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Rent Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

    • Restrictions: 25-75
    • Weekly Hire: Euro €860
  • Ducati Multistrada 950 Rent Ducati Multistrada 950

    • Restrictions: 25-75
    • Weekly Hire: Euro €860
  • Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited Rent Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited

    • Harley Davidson Electra Glide. With the HD top class tourer, you will for sure never forget the ride. Great comfort, for both the pilot and passenger. Listen to your music, relax and enjoy the view !
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 1 year, Excess ?1000
    • Weekly Hire: Euro €880
  • Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic Softail Rent Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic Softail

    • The Heritage Classic Softail ® is rich with the nostalgia of days gone by, but the hidden suspension gives you the authentic look of a hardtail without the bone-shaking ride. You get the comfort of standard cruise control and a low center of gravity, plus standard ABS, and a Milwaukee-Eight ® 107 engine giving a classic look and smooth ride.
    • Up to 250 miles per day included, thereafter £0.15 per mile
    • Restrictions: Rider must be over 25 with a full motorcycle license.
    • Weekly Hire: Euro €880
  • Harley-Davidson Road King Rent Harley-Davidson Road King

    • The Road King® is where stripped down, nostalgic style meets the performance and versatility of a modern Harley-Davidson® touring machine. The Hiawatha headlamp and nacelle were born in the 1960's, when chrome ruled the streets. But the power of the all-new Milwaukee-Eight™ 107 engine brings it all into the here and now in a hurry. The all-new double bending valve front suspension and rear emulsion shocks put you in control for a plush ride. With cast aluminium Impeller wheels and one-touch opening saddlebags, this is the timeless classic built for today.
    • Up to 250 miles per day included, thereafter £0.15 per mile
    • Restrictions: Rider must be over 25 with a full motorcycle license .
    • Weekly Hire: Euro €880
  • BMW R1200GS / R1250GS Rent BMW R1200GS / R1250GS

    • Restrictions: Minimum 28 years old. 3 years exp an appropriate Driving License
    • Weekly Hire: Euro €1,120
  • Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Rent Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro

    • Restrictions: 25-75
    • Weekly Hire: Euro €1,120
  • BMW R1200RT / R1250RT Rent BMW R1200RT / R1250RT

    • Restrictions: Minimum 28 years old. 3 years exp an appropriate Driving License
    • Weekly Hire: Euro €1,150

Further details

Parties interested in this tour should get in touch now to intimate interest via our Enquiries Form or email @ or phone +44(0)141 416 0230

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