Motorcycle Tours - White Rose Tours 2020
White Rose Tour 8 Portugal and Central 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 2020.
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 suggestion for this tour are:
Michelin Regional Maps - 571,572,573,574,575,576,591
More Details of the Tour by White Rose Tours themselves.
Spain & Portugal
Dates: Sunday 13th September - Friday 25th September 2020
Duration: 12 Nights
Tour Area: Portugal and Central Spain
Type: Escorted Tour (E)
Accommodation: Paradors, Pousadas & 4 star Hotels
Mileage: 100 - 200 miles per day (longest 240 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 and excellent accomodation in Portugal and Central Spain
Portugal and Spain are a firm favourite with us and our customers alike, and we make no apologies for not only repeating it, but extending it to 12 nights. This gives us the opportunity to go further west to visit the historic city of Porto and Guimaraes before returning to Spain via Extremadura to visit Toldeo. We have some great roads for you, but have purposely kept the mileage down in order that you can arrive at your hotel in plenty of time to sightsee and enjoy the great facilities.
Our tour starts with an late afternoon overnight ferry from Plymouth to Santander. After a brief stop on the southern borders of Picos de Europa we head southwest to ride one of our favourite biking roads to an overnight stop in the Trás-os-Montes region of Portugal.
On departure we continue westwards to the vibrant city of Porto. A three night stop here gives us the opportunity to explore the city along with the historic towns of Guimaraes and Braga. On departure we take a cross country route 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..
More fantastic roads as we ride Southeast through the Monfrague NP for a one night stop in the Extremadura region of Spain. A 2 night stop in Toledo is next, before passing the walled city of Avilha to enter the Castilla Y Leon region. Our final day takes us north to catch our afternoon ferry from Bilbao back 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.
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 you prefer, you may ride with the guide, who will act as your escort throughout the tour.
For more information on this tour or to book go to
Or call Dave on 01423 770103