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El Torro

Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th September 2022

Spain
9 Days
1200 miles

1200 miles through Europe’s only desert and over the Pyrenees. From easy riding minor roads through canyons and deep valleys, the trail crosses the iconic Bardenas Reales desert, dropping down through the Rocha region onto climb the Pyrenees, skirting Andorra before conquering the 2,442m Pic Negre, and dropping down to Barcelona.

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Day 1

Arrival

You will be met at Heathrow airport by the Your Adventure team who will accompany you on the flight to Bilbao where we will transit to the hotel in dedicated transport.

You will then have a chance to settle in and relax, perhaps re-connect with your bike and ensure it is ready for your adventure before mixing with the rest of the group. Briefing in hotel at 18:30 followed by dinner.

Day 2

Bilbao to Logrono - 104 Miles

Leaving Bilbao, we cross the rolling hills and valleys dropping into the world-famous Rioja wine country. Things will start to warm up here as we pass through vineyards and wineries on our way to the historic town of Legrono at the heart of the region. Dinner is certain to include a sample of the local produce!

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Day 3

Logrono to Bardenas - 122 Miles

Today things will hot up as we head into the Bardenas Reales to the south-east of Navarre, the 41,845 hectares unfold that make up this Nature Park, were declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in the year 2000, and which includes three Nature Reserves. We stop at the visitor centre and take in the amazing vista that is a semi-arid desert right in the middle of northern Spain after which, we track through the desert up to our hotel at an amazing viewpoint and a well-earned beer.

Day 4

Bardenas to Huesca - 145 Miles

Open trails toying with the foothills of the Pyrenees offer a chance to explore the bike in its natural habitat with taking in amazing vistas where eagles fly. The Mallos de Agüero rock formations, popular with mountain climbers and abseilers, rise more than 200 m (660 ft) above the village of Agüero. From here, our route takes us down to the ancient city of Huesca that pre-dates the romans, a place that was once know as Bolskan.

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Day 5

Huesca to Ainsa - 105 Miles

Mid way through the adventure we start to move up into the Pyrenees skirting ski slopes and alpine lodges. An easy day gets us into the hotel early offing you an opportunity to relax and enjoy the spa.

Day 6

Ainsa to Llavorsi - 149 Miles

Now we are in the mountains. We take smugglers routes through the mountains over alpine pastures dotted with wild horses and through deserted villages. The weather cools as we climb the passes over heights in excess of 2,000 meters often in cloud and occasionally snow!

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Day 7

Llavorsi to La Seu d'Urgell - 104 Miles

Top of the Pyrenees today. The day warms us up nicely with mountain passes and smugglers tracks before we drop down into Andorra for lunch and fortifying coffee before we attack Pic Never, the highest peak in the Pyrenees!

Day 8

La Seu d'Urgell to Barcelona - 154 Miles

The last and longest day on the bike on this adventure as we descend out of the Pyrenees and into the foothills that lie behind our final destination, Barcelona. An easy day on the trails taking in some of the local view points and local sights of Catalonia before we arrive at our endpoint overlooking the city.

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Day 9

Relax and depart

A chance to relax and soak up the Catalan atmosphere before we depart to the airport for our flight back to the UK in the dedicated transport provided by Your Adventure Life.

Your Adventure ends at Heathrow airport.

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Trail adventure, suitable for off road solo riders.

What's included
  • Return flights from London Heathrow

  • Motorcycle transport to and from the UK to the start and end of the Adventure

  • 8 day guided adventure, riding your own motorcycle

  • 8 nights high quality accommodation with a room of your own

  • All meals and drink, Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • All fuel for your motorcycle

  • All tolls

A Typical Day
  • Breakfast from 07:30

  • Ride set off at 08:30

  • Lunch/coffee as available

  • Target time to hotel 17:30 (dependent on conditions, stops and breakdowns etc)

  • Boot beer immediately after arrival

  • Briefing 19:45

  • Dinner from 20:00

General Requirements
  • Minimum ability: intermediate level rider

  • Bike should be bigger than a 650 with a tank range of more than 100 miles.

  • You will need your own tool kit

  • You will be carrying your own luggage; ensure your luggage solutions are suitable for sustained off road

  • Require European breakdown and recovery

  • Require European travel insurance covering off road motorcycling

Eligibility

This adventure is both physically and technically challenging. Experience riding trails on a regular basis and general fitness will help you to relax on challenging days.

Off road training will be a benefit.

Join us on this adventure