Motorcycle Tours - White Rose Tours 2018
White Rose Tour 10 Portugal & N.Spain
MapsMan have teamed up with fellow adventurers and motorcycle touring company White Rose Tours to provide a suggestion of maps and guides to accompany their tours for 2018.
To be expected from a quality tour operator, White Rose Tours provide detailed turn by turn instructions and GPS maps for the tour but we believe it is always useful to have a map or two as well.
Our suggestions for this tour are:
Michelin Regional Map 572 - Asturias,Cantabria
Michelin Regional Map 575 -Castilla y Leon Madrid
Michelin Regional Map 591 - Portugal, North
Michelin Zoom Map 143 -Cantabrian Coast, Costa de Cantabria
More Details of the Tour by White Rose Tours themselves.
Portugal & N.Spain
Dates: Sunday 16th September 2018 - Tuesday 25th September 2018
Duration: 9 Nights
Tour Area: Central & Northern Portugal, Northern Spain
Type: Escorted Tour (E)
Accommodation: Paradors, Pousadas & 3 star Hotel
Mileage: 100 - 200 miles per day (longest 205 miles)
Tour Mileage: 1500 miles
Roads: Combination of Motorway, A, B and Mountain Roads
Skills: Suitable for experienced rider who has ridden on the continent before
Fantastic roads and scenery in the Star Mountains of Portugal and the Picos de Europa
This tour is a firm favourite with our customers and at their request we will be repeating it again in 2018. We are staying with the September dates but tweaking the tour slightly to spend two days in the Penneda-Geres National park an area which we would like to explore further.
Our tour starts with an overnight ferry from Plymouth to Santander. On arrival, we head southwards into the Castilla y Leon region of Spain before turning westwards to spend two nights in the Peneda -Geres NP.
From here we pass through the beautiful Douro Valley. Reminiscent of the Mosel Valley, its terraced river banks are covered with vines, making it the Port wine capital of the world. Cockburns, Taylors, and Sandeman are just a few of the famous names you will see along the valley walls.
From the river valleys, we climb to an old favourite, the Serra da Estrela Mountains. Perhaps not as dramatic as the Alps, but the highest in Portugal offering stunning scenery, and traffic free roads that our customers tell us are some of the "best they have ridden".
More fantastic roads as we cross back into Northern Spain to enter the Picos De Europa. What this area lacks in size, it makes-up for with attitude, with its jagged peaks, mountain valleys and beautiful coastline. A 2 night stop allows us to explore further, before we must reluctantly take the Brittany ferry back from Santander to Portsmouth.
The combination of traffic free roads that endlessly twist and turn across landscapes that seem to go on for ever, and fantastic accommodation in the form of Spanish Paradors and Portuguese Pousadas make this one tour that books up quickly.
See previous years tour pictures on our website gallery.
This is an Escorted Tour which means that although the guide will be with you, you are responsible for doing your own navigation. We provide a Tour Pack which will include a full itinerary, suggested route directions, Gpx waypoints and hotel location. This system suits many people, as it allows them to ride at their own pace and style, either alone or in small groups. However, if it is your first time abroad, or you just prefer, you may ride with the guide, who will act as your escort throughout the tour.
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Or call Dave on 01423 770103