Ride your own Bike
Here at GS Motorcycletours we appreciate that some of you may wish to ride your own motorcycle to discover the thrill of riding through Spain to the delights of Andalucia. Brittany Ferries have sailings from Portsmouth and Plymouth in the UK sailing to the Northern Spanish Ports of Santander and Bilbao.
Riding down to Andalucia from either Santander or Bilbao can cover the best part of 1000km and although a great riding experience it would require accommodation and planning, so for this reason we have teamed up with a couple of partners that can help you experience the thrill of discovering Spain on your own motorcycle.
Hugh Anderson owns Sierra Alma Motorcycle Touring, based in Salamanca, which is about 2 hours northwest of Madrid. Hugh has lived and worked in the area for some years now and knows the terrain extensively and sourced all the great motorcycle roads we dream to ride. Why not spend some time with him on your way down to Andalucia and explore this fantastic area of Spain. Contact Hugh at www.sierraalma.com and not only can he arrange your Ferry crossing, but he can meet you at either Santander or Bilbao as you disembark the ferry and start your holiday immediately as he leads you down towards Salamanca at the start of your adventure. After spending time with Hugh he can guide you to where Extremadura & Castilla-La Mancha meet Andalucia. That is also the southern border of Sierra Alma’s touring lands and where I can meet you to continue your adventure in Andalucia.
The benefits to you the customer are that you can now tour through two large regions of Spain with people who know their respective terrain inside out, without missing a beat. Sierra Alma can also offer a guide service, off motorway, from the northern ports to Andalucia if required, or alternatively I can offer a guide service to Hugh's touring area from Andalucia on your return journey. Check him out at www.sierraalma.com.
Rob Jones owns Fly and Ride based near Gatwick. Fly and Ride is a motorcycle haulage business. Rob has been professionally transporting motorcycles throughout Europe for more than 10 years. His trucks do regular runs into Spain nearly every month of the year. Fly and Ride’s prices are barely more than the ferry. Flying to Spain to meet your bike can cost as little as £50 return. They can carry up to 26 bikes at one time and they have depots for unloading in many of the main cities in Spain including Madrid, Salamanca and Malaga. The advantages of you using Fly and Ride are that the journey is more comfortable, less miles are spent in heavy traffic and often bad weather getting to the ports and that a lot of time is saved allowing you more of it where you want to tour.
Cost of Guided Tour using own Motorcycle
Price includes Tour Guide, Accommodation with breakfast
150 € per person per day
or 170 € with pillion per day
100 € pp (no accommodation)
N.B. Routes and itinerary may change due to weather