Why Choose Andalucia as a Motorcycle Destination?
Easy to get there from the UK and Europe
Its certainly easy to get to and from numerous European airports to Malaga, Granada, Almeria or Sevilla. Alternatively if riding on your own motorcycle through Spain there are regular ferries from Portsmouth and Plymouth to both Santander and Bilbao.
What is Andalucia like for Motorcycles
Andalucia is a superb motorcycle country, even in high summer, the temperature is ideal in the mountains, and the Mediterranean Sea or Atlantic Ocean is close by. The Sierra Nevada and Alpujarras, the mountains around Ronda, and the mountains above Sevilla offer wonderful mountain roads.
You could go to the MotoGP circuit of Jerez, see the cliffs of Ronda, or wander through the desert of Cabo de Gata. You could spend weeks, months, years on a motorcycle, and never be bored.
Andalucia has a varied terrain, with its marshes and valleys, passing through meadows, rolling hills, forests and mountains, deserts and craggy peaks. It is all accessible from your motorcycle and paints an unrivalled, incredible scene.
As you wind through the surprising landscapes, secondary roads lead you from village to village, from region to region, introducing us to the most authentic aspects of the land, its customs, its culture and its people.
With mild temperatures most of the year, there is nothing like being seduced by a good route, and of course, a good stop where you can enjoy the culinary delicacies of Andalucia on a terrace, enjoying the light, sun and charm of the region.
Andalucia is a motorcycle rider's heaven and a relatively untapped and undiscovered area as far as motorcycling goes and the quality of Spanish roads is amongst the best in Europe. That said, Spain has the largest number of motorcycles in Europe which has helped make the roads extremely motorcycle friendly, with generally well designed curves and asphalt that typically is maintained in excellent condition.
Best time of year to go?
Generally the summer season lasts from April to November. Regular temperatures above 20°C begin as early as April and then begin to drop below 20°C in November. Winters in Andalucia are very mild. December, January and February are the coldest months with average temperatures around 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. March is a transitional month and temperatures often exceeded 20°C, but with an average of 320 days of sunshine per year you can be sure of an all year round biker friendly climate.
How's the food?
Food in Spain in packed with flavour and character. From tasty tapas to superb seafood. Spanish food is all about making the most of the best local produce. There's gazpacho, patatas bravas, tortilla, gambas al ajillo, paella, and, of course, jugs of sangria.
Things to see and do
Off the bikes there is plenty to see and do. There are many coastal towns and cities where you can enjoy the sunny beaches, shops, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and many water sport facilities and boat excursions, as well as a round of golf at the many golf courses in the region.
Andalucia is also delicious food and wine, cities with old castles, monasteries and churches, reminiscences of Celts, Romans, Moorish kings and architects, and catholic rulers, proud people who are very Spanish in the eyes of outsiders, and who are completely different from the Spaniards in the next village, according to themselves.
So if you wish to immerse yourself in culture and history here in Andalucia the most impressive Moorish buildings can be found, the most famous of which is the Alhambra in Granada, one of Spain’s most-visited monuments, this UNESCO-recognised wonderous complex of exquisite palaces, patios and fortresses dating back to Moorish times.
Cordoba with its Mezquita, and Sevilla with the Giralda are other examples of cities with stunning Moorish architecture.
But there are many more towns with an old Moorish inner centre, with ruins of Moorish castles, churches built on or around Moorish mezquita's, Moorish towers, etc.
So whatever your preferences are you could spend weeks, months, years on a motorcycle, and never be bored.
What are you waiting for, come and see for yourself you will not be disappointed.
WARNING : you will get hooked!