The Pyrenees

Spain is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula. Its territory includes also the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. Due to its wide, sandy beaches and mild climate, Spain is one of the top holiday destinations. The eternally shining sun and warm sea are an ultimate invitation to relax. This charming country is not only full of friendly people, but also beautiful sandy beaches and mountains. Spain abounds in many kilometres od wonderful, winding mountain trails offering unforgettable landscapes and just excellent weather for the motorcycle ride.
France is the largest country in Western Europe. Te northern plains, the Pyrenees, Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines, alpine glaciers, azure lakes, and many other wonders of nature make this country one of the most diverse in the entire continent. There are many reasons why France is the world’s most popular tourist destination. Its monuments, culture, turbulent yet interesting history, museums and galleries, great cuisine and an even greater selection of wine, as well as the climate and stunning diversity of nature each year attract large numbers of visitors to France. If you are a big fan of riding, you will definitely not feel disappointed by this place – winding routes, wonderfully located passes, multi-kilometer roads leading among nature, the opportunity to admire amazing landscapes and many more, will make any riding fan ready for the adventure.

The Pyrenees stretches over 400 kilometers between the provinces of Navarre, Aragon and Catalonia. Running horizontally along the northern part of Spain, the range is called the “natural border” between this country and France. You can find three over 200 mountain peaks reaching over 3,000 meters above sea level. During our trip, we will admire many of the huge number of two- and three-thousand-meter peaks, but also amazing, green, wildlife, wonderfully situated lakes and river. The fresh mountain air can make you dizzy! There are also many charming towns on the foothills of the Pyrenees and some of them are included on our route.

Main attractions

● Beautiful, atmospheric, though underestimated, old town of Girona and other, smaller cities of the Pyrenees,

● Road N-260, also known as Pyrenaean Axis,

● The two highest passes on our way: Col du Tourmalet (2115 meters above sea level) and Port de la Bonaigua (2072 meters above sea level)

● During our 6 days of riding we will cross mountain passes 45 times!

● Ésera River Canyon – one of the most recognizable canyons in this region,

● Beautiful views of the Pyrenees peaks, including the highest Pico de Aneto (3404 meters above sea level), lakes and water reservoirs

trip formula

Our travel offer is a round trip, which means that, apart from the third and fourth day, staying in a different hotel every night. Overall, the route to cover is 1,550 km. It is planned in the way that we can feast our eyes with as many wonderful views offered by the Pyrenees as possible. It is the joy of admiring nature, using fantastic roads and breathing fresh mountain air in this trip that we focus on much more than visiting monuments and architectural wonders for many hours, which, of course, will also be present on our way.

During the trip, we provide the participants with the additional – a service car to carry their luggage. Participants will not have to get their hands dirty either – we will take care of the basic servicing of the motorcycles, making the necessary adjustments, checking tire pressure, or tensioning and lubricating the chain.
Moreover, we will be leaded by an experienced guide, familiar with the region, who also gets on with the participants really well.
Our accommodation are high-class three- or four-star hotels that will allow us to regenerate, relax and feel the atmosphere of the region. Whenever possible, we choose intimate places that the amenities for the motorcyclists.

ROUTE DETAILS

day 1.

Organizational and introductory day. The arrival from the airport to the hotel, getting familiar with the motorcycles, a guide, the trip plan and each other. We are getting ready for an adventure that starts the next day!

day 2.

Girona – Vielha

We start from Girona, leaving the surrounding buildings in the Olot direction. Going to a height of several hundred meters above sea level, heading west, we will be feeling the roads winding under our wheels. We will cover a huge number of corners, admire the amazing nature and make a few stops to capture our impressions in photos. Among others, we will pass through located 1120 meters above sea level Coll de Cannes, and then through known for the monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll from the 9th century Catalan city of Ripoll. Next, passing the picturesque Pantà de la Torrassa reservoir, we will take the C-13 road along the Noguera Pallaresa river valley, up to the breathtaking, located 2072 meters above sea level Port de la Bonaiguado pass. We will turn a high number of bends, admire the views and breath high mountain air. Our way will take us to the picturesque city of Vielha located on the Spanish-French border, where we will stop for the night.

Route: 315 km
Riding time: about 5.5 hours + stops

day 3.

Vielha – Jaca

The third day of our trip is the one during which we will be riding on average the highest above sea level throughout the whole tour. Firstly, we will head to the French side of the Pyrenees. There are plenty of spectacular mountain passes waiting for us there – from Col du Portillon at 1293 meters above sea level, through Col de Peyresourde at 1569 meters, we will reach the beautiful Col du Tourmalet. It is located at 2,150 meters above sea level, which makes it the highest pass through which we will pass on the entire route of the trip. On this day, our way will lead us through the high mountains and winding paths, perfect for the motorcycle sensations fans. The return to Spain will lead us through not any less wonderful natural circumstances. The town of Argeles – Gazost will welcome us with its stunning, postcard-like mountain landscape, while the Col d’Aubisque and Col du Portalet passes will provide us with the riding experience of the highest level. On the way back we will admire the water reservoir Embalse de Búbal, and then, riding through the area of ​​the commune of Sabiñánigo we will reach the hotel in Jaca.

Route: 280 km
Riding time: about 5.5 hours + stops

day 4.

Jaca – Jaca

This day differs from the others during our trip – will spend two nights in one hotel. Starting in the morning on Spanish sodę, from Jaca, our route will cover wider roads, giving us the opportunity to develop greater speed and have even greater fun from riding. In the afternoon, when we will be entering France, the route will be spectacularly scenic. At the end of this day, riding a narrow road through the forest, we will reach the beautiful Somport Pass, where we again will enter the teritory of Spain, returning through a fairly quick, but picturesque route back to Jaca.

Route: 340 km
Riding time: about 6.5 hours + stops

day 5.

Jaca – Vielha

After three very intense days of riding, on day 4 we will start a bit shorter and also a bit calmer second part of the trip. Of course, it doesn’t mean riding the “acess roads” in any case! The road will lead us mainly along the, known as the Axis of the Pyrenees, N-260 route. According to the Spanish side, it’s an easily accessible and very picturesque national road that allows you to feel the atmosphere of the mountains. Leaving Campo behind, we will enter the iconic, impressive Esera River canyon. At the end of the day, we will reach the charming, already known to us, mountain town of Vielha, admiring Pico de Aneto, the highest peak of the Pyrenees, measuring 3404 meters above sea level.

Route: 210 km
Riding time: about 4 hours+stops

day 6.

Vielha – Berga

Another day full of beautiful views, winding roads and time spent with nature. On the sixth day of our trip, we will cover the jest section of the N-260 road, from which, at some point, we will go down a fantastic mountain route, discovered by our team during one of our wandering sessions in this area. After leaving Vielha, heading towards the town of Tremp, we will pass the Pantà de Sant Antoni reservoir. The next route will lead through the Coll de Nargó commune located in the very center of the mountains, through the Coll de Jou pass to Sant Llorenc, where we will finish the route, reach the hotel and relax before our last day of riding.

Route: 250 km
Riding time: about 4 hours+stops

day 7.

Berga – Girona

The last day of the trip will be the shortest, but we will still experiemce plenty of excitement. The route, winding and noce, will lead us by the water reservoirs, including the beautifully situated Pantà de la Baells. The moment of rest in such a magical place will surely help us gain strength before the next sections. At the end of our adventure, a fairly easy road will lead us to Girona. We will reach the hotel early enough to finish a successful trip with a farewell dinner, prepare for departure and, of course, make some plans for the next trip!

Route: 160 km
Riding time: about 3.5 hours+stops

day 8.

The last day of the trip – check out from the hotel and the transfer to the airport.

Dates and prices

The dates: 

September 2022

Price list >>>

Yamaha Tracer 7

Yamaha Tracer 9

Yamaha Tracer 9 GT

A rider
in a double room

1450 euro

1550 euro

1600 euro

A rider
in a single room

1700 euro

1800 euro

1850 euro

A rider with a passenger
in a double room

2200 euro

2300 euro

2350 euro

The price includes: a transfer to and from the airport for a suggested flight, accommodation in good 3 or 4 star hotels with breakfast, Yamaha motorcycle rental, a guide leading the group on a motorcycle, assistance of a service bus for the luggage, Allianz Globetroter travel insurance, local tourist and parking fees.

The price does not include: plane tickets, meals other than breakfast, refundable deposit for motorcycle damage, motorcycle fuel and your own expenses.

fun facts

● The name of the country, España, is derived from the word “Ispania” which means “Land of the Rabbits.”

● Spanish language is one of the 5 top most spoken languages in the world.

● The Spaniards brought potatoes, tobacco, tomatoes, cocoa, corn and many more products to Europe.

● Spain is the biggest producer of olive oil in the whole world and produces on average about 44% of the world’s supply of olive oil each year.

● Madrid boasts an average of more than 300 days of sunshine per year. 

● Spanish is the official language in 23 countries in the world.

●  In general, a person born into a Spanish-speaking family is given a first name followed by two surnames, the first being the father’s family name and the second being the mother’s family name.

● In Spain, people greet each other and say goodbye with a kiss on each cheek. They usually touch their right cheeks together and make a kissing sound, then repeat the process on the left side.

● You can hear a whistled language in The Canary Islands! In 2009, the language was included in the UNESCO list.

● The iconic Chupa Chups lollipops come from Spain (the name comes from the Spanish verb “chupar” – “to suck”). They have been around for over 56 years!

● La Tomatina is a Spanish tomato battle. It takes place every year on the last Wednesday of August.

● Spain is the largest banana producer in Europe.

● The national delicacy of the Spaniards is paella, and they call tortilla … an omelette.

● France is the most visited tourist destination in the world, with over 75 million tourists a year in the country.

● The French got the largest number of Nobel Prizes in Literature.

● The symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, was to be dismantled and sold for scrap shortly after its construction.

● France is the location of the highest number of roundabouts in the world.

● More than 4,000 tons – that’s the number of tons of frogs consumed annually by the French!

● Currently, there are over 11,000 km of highways in France.

● 20% of French territory is outside Europe. They are located in 12 different time zones.

● The highest French mountain peak is Mont Blanc – it is located at 4,808 m above sea level. It is also the highest peak in Europe.

● “Bless you” was first spoken in France after someone sneezed during the plague epidemic in Europe.

● Just after Spain, it is the second most densely planted wine country in the world.

● Several hundred different types of cheese and wine come from France.

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