Spain Antequera Andalucia pre season break

Andalucia pre season break

Antequera, Spain
4 Star Hotel, Dinner Bed and Breakfast

Designed for our Scottish clients to enjoy a pre season warn up with 3 days riding. Flights available from Prestwick, Glasgow or Edinburgh and transfers between Airport and Hotel are included.

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

Puente Nuevo Ronda Mirador Puerto De Las Palomas El Mirador Ardales Bikers at Serrato mountain view from Zahara The Road to Zahara

Available tour dates:

Tour 81/131 begins: Thursday 08 March 2018 and Ends: Sunday 11 March 2018
Other dates and tour variations availble for groups of 3 - 8 riders

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This tour was specifically designed for a group of Scottish riders as a pre-season warm up during March 2018. The tour visits many places of interest and quaint villages better still riding in Spain at this time of year usually means good weather that is not too hot or too cold for biking. Naturally we travel through wonderful countryside on roads with great curves and twists.

Daily routes are relatively relaxed and range in distance between 200 km / 120 miles and 320 km / 200 miles each day with about 4.5 to 6 hours spent in the saddle and the remainder of the day occupied eating and taking refreshments.

Cost Variations

The price listed asumes arrival on Thursday Evening returning Sunday night. Riding all day Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday. Persons arriving before Thursday and/or leaving after Sunday will incur additional nights stay at the hotel costing €120 per night single or €145 per couple

The average mororcycle hire is €119 per day. A range of bikes are available some lower price and some higher. The price will adjust accordingly. See list of available machines below.

Riding Format

One of our Guide's will lead the group and another Guide will tail the group. The Lead Guide will set a pace that is within the speed limit for the road and deemed appropriate. This guide will monitor as best as possible the riders following and will reduce the pace if the group is becoming dispersed. The Tail Guide will always be at the back of the group, so, matter who stops to take photographs etc. there will always be a guide there to point them in the right direction.

At junctions, we will endeavour to use a drop off system whereby the Lead Guide will gesture to the Second Rider in the group to stop at a safe that is visible for others approaching and near the junction and point the other riders in the group to the change in direction. When the dropped off riders sees the Tail Guide approaching the junction he should pull out in front of the Guide to become the Second Last Rider in the group. Some groups find this system easier than others but I’m sure you will quickly pick it up if you have not adopted this method before.

Look at this itineary and discover some of the most interesting motorcycle routes in Spain

Antequera, El Chorro, El Mirador, Campillos, Bobadilla 123 km (circa 77 miles and 3 hours riding)

Dining at El MiradorThis route is ideal for a first day because there can occasionally be delays is getting all the paperwork for motorcycle hire sorted and until this is complete for all riders in the group we cannot get under way. The short distance is none the less challenging in areas and there are several beauty spots along the way where riders will want to stop and take pictures so progress may be slow at times.

Leaving Antequera we head along mainly single-track roads to El Chorro (translated to English this means the Spurt). There is a small village here but the area is most famed among rock climbers who favour Desfiladero de los Gaitanes and the infamous walkway called Caminito del Rey which is the access route to a hydro-electric plant. Shortly after passing through the gorge at El Chorro we shall arrive at Restaurante El Mirador Ardales where we break for lunch. This picturesque spot is where three reservoirs meet and the food is good especially if you like chargrilled beef.

After lunch, we circle around one of the reservoirs by heading west then north and finally east to reach Huerta la Cueva where we deviate back towards Campillios and pass through the Lagunas de Campillios to Bobadilla-Estacion and back to the hotel in Antequera.

Please note we often extend this route depending on the progress being made and may run it in reverse or split onto groups where one heads in the direction describes and the other in reverse will all regrouping for lunch and again at the hotel.

View Route Guide (indicative only, actual may differ)

Antequera, Seratto, ElBurgo, Ronda, Zahara 283 km (about 177 miles and 5.5 hours riding)

AntequeraWe depart our hotel in Antequera destined for Seratto then take a great road with lots of twists and fantastic views as we head towards to El Burgo where we shall take a refreshment break.

The road to Ronda, where we break briefly for photographs at the Puente Nuevo and Bullring will not disappoint, but the next section of road as we ride to Grazalema and onward to our lunch break stop at Zahara will certainly impress all riders. The elevated position at Mirador Puerto De Las Palomas looking down to Embalse de Zahara el Gastor is outstanding and the view from Zahara isnt bad either.

We break for lunch at Zahara and make our return journey via La Muela, Olvera and Campillos where we deviate to the north riding past Laguna de Fuente de Piedra before turning south again to return to our hotel.

View Route Guide (indicative only, actual may differ)

Antequera, Embalse de la Vinuela, Embalse de los Bermejales, Granada, Loja 270 km (circa 170 miles and 4 hours riding)

AlhambraToday we head east visiting two reservoirs (Embalse de la Vinuela and Embalse de los Bermejales) en route to Granada. Depending upon the desires of the group and the weather we may make a visit to The Alhambra Palace. The queues can be large and so viewing the palace can to time consuming. This is particularly tiring in heat when wearing bike gear, added to that those flying home today may have time constraints and so this visit is not what some will want to do. For those who do the palace is well worth a visit.

The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by the Moors in 889 as a fortress upon an earlier Roman fortification. It was converted into a Royal Palace in 1333 by the Sultan of Granada. It was later commandeered by the Christians in 1492 and became the court of Ferdinand and Isabella. It continued to be adapted and extended by various royal families over the following centuries. It has been described as "a pearl set in emeralds" and "paradise on earth" so, as you might appreciate there is much to see and so a visit cannot be hurried.

The route back to Antequera is mainly along the A-92 a dual carrageway where rapid progress can be made back to the hotel.

Those who are staying longer or in no great rush to be back at the hotel will take the route via Zagra to Iznajar crossing another lake/reservoir and passing through pretty farmland or their return journey.

View Route Guide (indicative only, actual may differ)

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.

Andalucia pre season break from 08/03/18 until 11/03/18

Location: Antequera
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel, Dinner Bed and Breakfast
Tour begins: Thursday 08 March 2018 and ends: Sunday 11 March 2018
Motorcycle Hire Available: Yes (Riders can bring their own bike or hire one from the list of available bikes below.)
A typical Motorcycle Hire (where not included in the package): Euro €357
Rider in Double room (single occupancy) excluding motorcycle hire: Euro €489
Bring a Pillion/Guest (sharing room with rider): Euro €135 extra
Minimum possible cost: Rider sharing twin room with another rider and riding their own bike Euro €415
Maximum possible cost: Rider with guest/pillion in Double or Twin Room and including Typical Motorcycle Hire: Euro €956 (2.5% discount applied)

You cannot book this tour on these dates but we can offer a similar experience.

Provisionally Book This Tour Ask for more details about this Tour Learn about our group discounts

Other dates and tour variations availble for groups of 3 - 8 riders

Motorcycles available for hire on this tour

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

  • BMW F700GS Rent BMW F700GS

    • Restrictions: Riders must be over 25 years old and have a full bike licence
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €130
  • BMW F800GS Rent BMW F800GS

    • Restrictions: Riders must be over 25 years old and have a full bike licence
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €130
  • BMW F800GS Adventure Rent BMW F800GS Adventure

    • This 85 bhp machine is a reliable and robust companion for unbounded adventure
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 1 year, Excess €1500
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €140
  • BMW F800R Rent BMW F800R

    • From the 'Roadster' range, the F 800 R is an extremely capable motorcycle and makes an excellent touring bike.
    • Restrictions: Riders must be over 25 years old and have a full bike licence
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €130
  • BMW K1300GT SE Rent BMW K1300GT SE

    • Restrictions: Riders must be over 25 years old and have a full bike licence
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €140
  • BMW K1600GTLE Rent BMW K1600GTLE

    • Restrictions: Riders must be over 25 years old and have a full bike licence
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €210
  • BMW R1200GS LC Rent BMW R1200GS LC

    • There is no better Enduro bike. BMW created this class with the R 80 GS over 30 years ago and it's gone from strength to strength ever since.
    • Restrictions: Riders must be over 25 years old and have a full bike licence
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €149
  • BMW R1200GS TC Rent BMW R1200GS TC

    • There is no better Enduro bike. BMW created this class with the R 80 GS over 30 years ago and it's gone from strength to strength ever since.
    • Restrictions: Riders must be over 25 years old and have a full bike licence
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €130
  • BMW R1200RT SE Rent BMW R1200RT SE

    • The most accomplished touring motorcycle for many years and it remains the bike of choice for long distance touring.
    • Restrictions: Riders must be over 25 years old and have a full bike licence
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €155
  • BMW S1000XR Rent BMW S1000XR

    • The S100XR is a cross between an enduro and a sports bike with 160bhp.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 1 year, Excess €1500
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €170
  • Honda VFR800 Rent Honda VFR800

    • Restrictions: Riders must be over 25 years old and have a full bike licence
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €115
  • Triumph Tiger 800 XC Rent Triumph Tiger 800 XC

    • Restrictions: Riders must be over 25 years old and have a full bike licence
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €125
  • Triumph Tiger 800 XR Rent Triumph Tiger 800 XR

    • Restrictions: Riders must be over 25 years old and have a full bike licence
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €125

Further details

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