The MSL Spanish ‘Pico’s’ Classic
Sensational, twisty, smooth mountain roads, stunning views!
Opportunity to experience the ‘Moto Club Classic Indianos Rally’.
This exceptionally priced Tour starts at Portsmouth where we will meet before boarding our late afternoon ferry, the Pont –Aven to Santander, finding time on board for introductions. Our late evening arrival on Day One in Spain leaves us sufficient time for our short journey to reach Suances and our four star (half board) Tour hotel before dark. This will be our comfortable and familiar base for the next five nights, just a short ride from the heart of the Pico’s de Europa, with the ability to enjoy an all-inclusive buffet meal with wine each evening and a good breakfast to start each days ride out!
This Tour is undoubtedly about riding the roads, stunning scenery, wonderful roadside restaurants and great company! Those with an interest in classic bikes will be interested in the Moto Club Classic Indianos Rally event based in and around the town of Colmbres, the ferry times have been specifically scheduled to co-inside with the final weekend of the rally! On Saturday the ‘Bustio-Colombres 12+1 Hill Climb’ for classic racing bikes takes place on a closed road with four classes: the smoking two strokes, the thundering four strokes, the two-cylinder and the exhibition models, with the ‘Classic Motocross Race’ held on the Sunday. Be advised that MSL Tours has no association with or any registration included in the Tour for the Colombres Rally.
The Picos de Europa makes up the central range of the Cantabrian Mountains and without doubt some of the best biking roads in Europe! If you do nothing else just take the N-621 south from Unquera, take a right at Panes and track upwards along the AS-114 towards Cangas de Onis, bend after sweeping bend. Or go further south through Potes and take a right on the CA-185 which takes you up to the cable car at Fuente De in some style with flowing bend after flowing bend as you climb higher along this incredible road!
You have to experience these roads and many more amazing endless routes which twist and turn through stunning mountain vistas to feel the real heart of the Picos and a lasting passion for the region when on a bike! Our return journey to Portsmouth on Day Six leaves Spain in the afternoon, so a relaxed breakfast is in order followed by a coffee or two near the lighthouse in Suances, before making our way back to Santander. Here we re-board Brittany Ferries Pont-Aven for our overnight crossing back home to Portsmouth. Plenty of time then to catch up with some banter, reflecting on our shared experiences on the highlights of the Colombres Rally and riding around the fabulous mountainous routes of the Europa de Picos!