ANDALUSIA – SIERRAS Y RAMBLAS

Grandiose canyons, the so-called Ramblas, plateaus, which actually remind more of North Africa than on the old continent, await you on our tour through a part of Spain, where pleasant temperatures prevail when it is still or already snowing here in Germany …

However, we will only briefly stay close to the Mediterranean coast and then enter the mountains through the drained valleys of Andalusia. Endless landscapes, bizarre rock formations and some challenging non-asphalted farm track ensure that there is no time for boredom on our journey. A section on a disused railway line (including sleepers and tunnels!) is missing as little as well as one or the other river passage. Some of the parts were already on the program with the “Dakar” and the “Transpaña” and was interwoven to a completely conclusive enduro tour. We are very happy to offer these driving pleasures. As with all of our events, we are going here for the special kind of route recommendation, the roadbook.

Country-specific guesthouses and hotels are our dining and overnight stops. Enjoy the delicious and varied Andalusian cuisine and Spanish flair.

In order to avoid the extremely long and cost-intensive journey by road, we can transport your motorbike from Stuttgart to the destination area and back again. By plane you are in just two hours in Spain.

TOUR COURSE

DAY 1:
Individual arrival in the base hotel, if required pick-up at the airport in Almeria. Reception and dinner together.

DAY 2: San José – Velez Rubio
From the coast we head north. At the beginning we cross Europe’s vegetable cultivation area number one. First intensive acquaintance with the Ramblas.

DAY 3: Velez Rubio round trip
A circuit with Ramblas of any color. Olive groves and desert-like landscapes await us between Cullar and Baza.

DAY 4:
Velez Rubio – Guadix

Passing the Sierra Maria, we’re heading to the highlands. An old sheep herders way leads us to Beaumaurel. Then there would be this disused railway line…

DAY 5: Guadix – round trip 1
We will not meet all the holidaymakers today, although we are planning to have lunch at a railway station. But this station has already seen better times. Country trails, uphill and downhill runs and grandiose canyons determine our route.

DAY 6: Guadix – round trip 2
Has the night been restful enough? Ramblas, river passages, stony passes. A treat for the eye. Hopefully the condition for the entire course of our crowning stage is enough!

DAY 7: Guadix – San José
Another change. We begin gently following a seemingly endless path through the Sierra de los Filabres. Assault on the summit at Calar Alto at 2150 m and then only a few height meters down to the sea. If only there were not these Ramblas …

DAY 8:
Last breakfast together. Transfer to Almeria airport if necessary. Individual journey home.

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TOTAL DISTANCE

Approximately 1,300 kilometers, 90% off-road, day stages 190-280 kilometers.

ROADBOOK

This tour we will drive accordingly to Roadbook, which you will carry in a holder provided for this purpose on the handlebars. The advantage of this system: you drive in small groups, do not have to swallow the dust of your forerunners, and you determine your pace and when to pause by yourselves. Roadbook holders can be rented from us for the duration of the tour (rental price: € 20 / tour).

DRIVING SKILLS

We are on the move touristically, even if parts of our route originate from the former Transpaña and Dakar Rally. The stages of this tour are not really short (200-280 kilometers) – up to seven hours of driving time per day. They do not involve very extreme driving difficulties, but a good part of concentration while driving is necessary. This means that you must be safe in dealing with your Enduro, and should have a good physical condition. It is through the itinerary of this tour, however, the possibility to pause some day or another. We do not change the accommodation every day. No beginner’s tour!

FLIGHT / TRANSPORT

If you do not want to arrive by car, hanger or axle, you can reach Spain the fastest and cheapest (with an early booking for just over 200 euros!) by plane. At request we transport your motorbike from Stuttgart to the base hotel and back. Delivery and collection point for motorbikes is Stuttgart. Important for your booking: Please choose time of arrival in Almeria so that you are in the hotel in San José in time for your first dinner at around 8:00 pm. And don’t put the return flight to Germany one week later not too early – the last evening can last a bit longer … Unfortunately, it is in the meanwhile hard to find any flights to Almeria. Please also consider the airports of Malaga and Alicante in your flight search. You will get a rental car for a complete week from just about Euro 70,00!

SERVICE

Our service vehicle, equipped with compressor, tools, spare parts and lubricants, accompanies the tour and transports luggage from hotel to hotel.

CLOTHING

Complete Enduro protective clothing. We recommend Enduro boots, pants and jackets with elbow or chest armor, knee protectors made of hard plastic, Enduro helmet, shatter-proof glasses.

OVERNIGHT STAY

The hotels we stay in have the character of the country and a good standard. We are staying in areas that are not geared towards mass tourism.

CUISINE

Other countries, other specialties. In Andalucia like everywhere in Spain you cook with plenty of garlic and olive oil. We do not have an extensive lunch, because a full stomach is bad for Enduro driving. But then there would still be one or the other bar along the way …

CLIMATE

Despite the proximity to the sea there is a continental climate in our trip area. When the sun is shining – and it almost always does – it can still be over 30 degrees in the early or late season. However, on our tour we reach over 2,000 meters heights – so it can get cold up there. A fleece sweater and a warm jacket are recommended. And to make sure it does not rain, you should take the raincoat with you 😉

SERVICES

7-night hotel stay in double rooms, half board, table drinks, roadbooks, tour guide, luggage transport, technical support, service vehicle, travel security note.

IF REQUESTED

Motorcycle transport, single room, roadbook holder.

NOT INCLUDED

Gasoline, beverages, lunch, travel cancellation insurance.

DATES

17.03. – 24.03.2018
19.10. – 26.10.2018

COSTS

  • Roadbook Tour: € 980
  • Rental bike Yamaha WR 250 R:  € 570
  • Single-room supplement: € 240
  • Roadbook holder rental: € 20
  • Transporting your own motorcycle: € 300

Minimum number of participants

10 persons

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