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

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This motorcycle tour in Spain 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 itinerary 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.

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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
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 €354
Rider in Double room (single occupancy): Euro €570
Rider and Pillion/Guest (sharing double or twin room): Euro €710
Two Riders sharing twin room: Euro €900 (Euro €450 each)
Rent a motorcycle from our range or bikes listed below.

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

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Motorcycles For Rent in Antequera, 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 Rent BMW F700GS

    • Restrictions: Riders must be over 25 years old and have a full bike licence
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €115
  • 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 €115
  • BMW G650GS Rent BMW G650GS

    • The G 650 GS is robust, powerful and yet still extremely light, weighing just 430 lbs (195 kg) with a full tank.
    • Restrictions: Theft-Damage deposit 1500,00 (credit card authorization only)
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €100
  • 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 Africa Twin Rent Honda Africa Twin

    • The new Africa Twin boasts true globe-trotting credentials both on and off-road.
    • Restrictions:
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €130
  • Honda VFR800 Rent Honda VFR800

    • €1500 security deposit required
    • Restrictions: Riders must be over 25 years old and have a full bike licence
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €115
  • Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport Rent Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport

    • The new Triumph Tiger Sport is the perfect all-rounder, delivering a ride that isn’t only sporty, agile and precise but also incredibly comfortable. €1500 Security deposit
    • Restrictions:
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €125
  • Triumph Tiger 800 XC Rent Triumph Tiger 800 XC

    • €1500 security deposit required
    • Restrictions: Riders must be over 25 years old and have a full bike licence
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €120
  • 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 €120
  • Yamaha Fazer FZ8S Rent Yamaha Fazer FZ8S

    • At the heart of the FZ8 is a flexible and powerful 779cc engine with instant drive and torque at low revs, and a trademark Yamaha rush of horsepower as you approach the red line. Light, easy handling and roomy ergonomics round out the ultimate everyday sports machine
    • Restrictions: Security deposit €1000
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €90
  • Yamaha FJR1300 Rent Yamaha FJR1300

    • With electronically-adjustable suspension and upside-down forks, the FJR1300AE offers a superior ride. Its new 6-speed transmission gives faster acceleration and more relaxed high speed cruising - and the latest A&S clutch ensures smoother downshifting.
    • Restrictions: Security deposit €1000
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €130
  • Yamaha MT-07 Rent Yamaha MT-07

    • The MT-07 is a new kind of motorcycle that is designed to bring fun, affordability and enjoyment back to the street. And just about everything about this versatile new naked bike - from its deep torque through to the agile chassis and outstanding economy.
    • Restrictions: Security deposit €1000
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €90
  • Yamaha MT-09 Rent Yamaha MT-09

    • The motorcycle that changed everything has evolved into an even sharper and more technologically advanced Hyper Naked - and this dynamic MT-09 is built to inspire today's generation of thrill seeking riders like no other bike in its class.
    • Restrictions: Security deposit €1000
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €100
  • Yamaha Tracer 700 Rent Yamaha Tracer 700

    • The MT-07 is a new kind of motorcycle that is designed to bring fun, affordability and enjoyment back to the street. And just about everything about this versatile new naked bike - from its deep torque through to the agile chassis and outstanding economy
    • Restrictions: Security deposit €1000
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €90
  • Yamaha Tracer 900 Rent Yamaha Tracer 900

    • The original MT-09 was a game changer. Now we're taking the concept one step further with an action tourer that combines an aggressive character with serious long distance potential. Introducing the uncompromising new Yamaha Tracer 900.
    • Restrictions: Security deposit €1000
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €100
  • Yamaha XSR700 Rent Yamaha XSR700

    • The XSR700 makes a serious statement. Designed to take a timeless feel built on historical icons, matched with tomorrow's technology for a pure, entertaining riding experience.
    • Restrictions: Security deposit €1000
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €90
  • Yamaha XSR900 Rent Yamaha XSR900

    • The XSR900 is the real deal. An exhilarating riding experience delivered by cutting edge technology and influenced by an unrivalled racing heritage. The best of Yamaha's latest engineering is wrapped in a retro design, paying tribute to timeless classic machines.
    • Restrictions: Security deposit €1000
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €100
  • Yamaha XT1200ZE Rent Yamaha XT1200ZE

    • Inside every one of us there is a spirit of adventure that's just waiting to be set free. And when the urge to break out of the daily routine becomes irresistible, this high-tech explorer is ready to take you wherever you want to go. The latest XT1200ZE Super Ténéré is built to satisfy your desire to see what lies beyond the horizon.
    • Restrictions: Security deposit €1000
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €130
  • Yamaha XT660 Rent Yamaha XT660

    • At the heart of this tough cross-country explorer is a liquid-cooled, 4-valve, 4-stroke SOHC single-cylinder engine that produces plenty of power across a wide rpm range, allowing you to master just about any riding situation.
    • Restrictions: Security deposit €1000
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €90

Further details

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