Motorcycle Tours - White Rose Tours 2017
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 2017.
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 17th September 2017 - Tuesday 26th September 2017
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 225 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 we have had many requests to repeat the tour in 2017, This we will be doing, but are returning to a September date.
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 not to miss.
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 pass through the Montezinho and Peneda -Geres National parks.
The beautiful Douro Valley is next, its terraced river banks covered with vines that have made this 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.
Our next destination is an old favourite, as we head for the Serra da Estrela Mountains, the highest in the country; they offer not only stunning scenery, but traffic free roads that our customers tell us are some of the "best they have ridden".
Crossing back into Northern Spain we re-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. Our journey is completed as we take the Brittany ferry from Santander back to Portsmouth.
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.
For more information on this tour or to book go to
Or call Dave on 01423 770103