CASTILE – VIVA ESPAÑA

No beach and no tourist bunkers, but magnificent canyons, the width of the Mancha and the mountain world of the Sierras apparently cut off from the outside world awaits you at our tour through a part of Spain, in which the time seems stopped. The novel heroes Don Quixote and Sancho Panza send their regards.

However, we stay only briefly in the Mancha with its windmills and move south into the rugged mountains of Sierra de Cuenca and Sierra de Albarracín. With an average of just 20 inhabitants per square kilometre, the province of Cuenca is one of the loneliest areas of the Iberian Peninsula. Passes and old, semi-ruined management ways we reach original villages which seem to remain in the past, unconnected to modern tarred roads. As for all Enduro trips, we go again to Roadbook.

Typical Inns and hotels are our food and overnight stations. Look forward to the tasty and diverse Castillian cuisine and Spanish flair.

So that you can master the long journey expeditiously and comfortably, we transport your motorcycle from Germany to Madrid if requested to the airport and back again. You are in Spain by plane in less than two hours.

TOUR COURSE

Day 1:
Individual arrival in the base hotel, if required pick-up at the airport in Madrid. Road triop to the hotel. Reception and common dinner.

Day 2: Priego – Villar de Olalla
From the edge of the mountain’s it goes in the direction of west down into the Mancha, then we will reach Cuenca in a wide curve on country lanes well to be driven on.

Day 3: Villar de Olalla – Frias de Albarracin
We enter the mountains up to 1,700 metres above sea level. Stone forests, gigantic views and plenty of solitude await us.

Day 4: Frias de Albarracin – Landete
Stones, stones and again stones. Deserted high plateaus, abandoned villages, and canyons with red rocks await us.

Day 5: Landete – Montalbo
The royal stage – we drive through rivers and across rocky passes. A tidbit for the eye, but some sections are as well very exhaustive.

Day 6: Montalbo – Priego
Once again we enjoy the wide of the Mancha. Liquidly to be driven country lanes alternate with forest passages. And at the end of the trip lies some rubble.

Day 7:
After breakfast journey to Madrid airport. Delivery of the motorbikes. Journey home

Subject to alterations

TOTAL DISTANCE

Approximately 1,000 kilometers, 80% off-road, day stages 140-210 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. The stages of this tour are not really short (150-230 kilometers) – up to seven hours of driving time per day. They do not involve very extreme driving difficulties. Nevertheless, the streets are almost entirely dirt roads. This means that you must be safe in dealing with your Enduro, and should have a good physical condition.

FLIGHT / TRANSPORT

If you do not want to arrive by car, hanger or axle, you can reach Spain the fastest and cheapest by plane (with an early booking for just over 100 euros!). At request we transport your motorbike from Stuttgart to Madrid airport and back. Delivery and collection point for the motorbikes is Stuttgart.

Important for your booking: Please choose time of arrival in Madrid on saturday between 10 am and 5 pm. We expect you on your arrival at the airport. Please don’t put the return flight to Germany not before noon.

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, but offer the more atmosphere and flair.

CUISINE

Other countries, other specialties. In Castile 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

Central Spain is characterised by a continental climate. 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 1,700 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

6-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

21.04. – 27.04.2018

COSTS

  • Roadbook Tour: € 960
  • Rental bike Yamaha WR 250 R:  € 570
  • Single-room supplement: € 240
  • Roadbook holder rental: € 20
  • Transporting your own motorcycle: € 280

Minimum number of participants

10 persons

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