The Spanish Pyrenees
Experience the beauty of the Aragonese and Catalan Pyrenees
The tour starts at Portsmouth where we will meet for introductions before boarding our late evening ferry, the Cap Finistere to Bilbao, finding time on board for the briefing. After two nights at sea our early morning arrival in Spain on day one means quick progress to our first hotel in the Sierra de Guara and Somontano region of Aragon, where riding will be the clear focus of the tour.
Here we will stay for three nights to enjoy our half board hospitality in this superior family run, biker friendly rural hotel. This is the perfect opportunity to explore the amazing roads and places in this incredibly beautiful, historic region of the Aragonese Pyrenees. The Valley of Benasque with the Ventamillo Gorge, rivalling the Gorges du Verdon in France, along the inspiring N-260. Not too far north is the border with France through the Tunnel Aragnouet-Bielsa, then just a short ride to the Col d’Aspin, an incredible ride out, if time permits!
On day 4 we have a short ride north east to our next accommodation which is a small four * hotel in the mountainous northwest of Catalonia in the Pallars Sobirà region. Again we have a three night half board stay, once again enjoying the hospitality of our hosts together with the stunning scenery and roads which run up into the Parc Naturel de l’Alt Pirineu. Andorra is just a short distance away along the familiar N-260 which will we pick up again on our ride into this small principality situated between France and Spain, in the high mountains of the Pyrenees.
Day seven sees us turning west for a relaxed but exciting ride back to our final overnight stop in Pamplona. Here we will spend our last night in Spain in a very comfortable four * hotel in the centre of town, with secure parking for the bikes, where we have booked half board accommodation.
Day 8 is an early start, after breakfast, for the short ride to Bilbao to re-board the Cap Finistere for our morning departure and overnight sailing back to Portsmouth.