7-Day Classic Distancia Tour North - (Cazorla)


This tour is scheduled for Monday 1st - Sunday 7th June 2020

 

The following are just some of the highlights;

  • Gorafe, famous for its various Dolmens and cave houses as well as its impressive natural environment (Los Colorados).
  • Segura de la Sierra, dominated by a huge Mudéjar castle placed on top of the town and surrounded by ancient walls. Built in the 12th centuary by the Almohads on the remains of an ancient Roman watchtower, it's an impressive sight when approaching the village from any direction.
  •  Cazorla, Segura y las Villas Natural Park, characterised by its towering rock walls and deep valleys covered in Corsican pine. Covering an area of over 2,099.2 square kilometres (810.5 sq miles) it was designated a Unesco biosphere reserve in 1983 and is now Spain's largest protected area.
  • Guadix, well off the beaten path, the most interesting feature of this area is that many of the inhabitants still live underground in Cave Houses, "Barrio Troglodyte".
  • La Contraviesa, mountain range well known for its Vineyards and Bodegas. Little has changed here over the centuries, many of the vinyards still use mule or ox to pull the plough and the horse and mule still provide the transport from the land to the Bodegas.

 

The itinerary;

 

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive at either Málaga Airport (AGP) or Granada Airport (GRX), where you will be met by one of our team and transported to the guesthouse in Vélez de Benaudalla.

Day 2: Velez – Laroles – Gorafe - Baza 
After having breakfast, your tour will begin. Leaving the guesthouse around 9:00 we start making our way east through the lower Alpujaras before turning north through Laroles, Puerto De La Ragua  and into “Parque
Megalitico de Gorafe”. After our visit to this stunning place, we shall then head to Baza, our final destination for the day and where we shall be staying this evening.

Day 3: Baza - Huescar - Segura de la Sierra
This morning, we'll set off north through Huescar, Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas and eventually onto Segura de la Sierra, where we shall be spending the night.

Day 4: Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas
Following breakfast, we shall be spending today exploring this area on our motos. The National Park covers an area of 2140sq km and is the largest protected area in Spain so hopefully we shall be seeing some amazing scenery. This evening we shall be staying in a rural hotel near Coto Rios.

Day 5: Coto Rios -  Cazorla - Guadix
Today we travel down the western side of the National Park and El Tranco, passing through Cazorla village before leaving the national park and making our way to Guadix. This area is famous for it’s cave houses and we shall be sleeping in one of these tonight.

Day 6: Guadix –Turon - Velez
Today will see us continuing south before heading west and into La Contraviesa  (one of the major wine producing areas of Andalucia). We’ll then travel south before making our way along the Mediteranean coast line and back to the headquarters in Vélez de Benaudalla, arriving around 18:00.

Day 7: Departure
You are leaving today, and will be transported back to the airport for your flight home. Hopefully, you will have had an unforgettable experience.

  Please be aware that this itinerary is a guide only and may need to change due to weather, road conditions or other factors. Please be flexible, but rest assured your Tour Leader will make the final day-to-day decisions only after consultation with our group members.

 


 Getting to Malaga International Airport is easy with regular flights from many European cities. We will be offering one airport transfer on the day of arrival and the day of departure. The recommended arrival date for this tour is Monday 1st June 2020. Please allow enough time for administration, bike allocation and commissioning.

 

   You are more than welcome to arrive and/or depart a day or two earlier/later but there is a possibility you will have to make your own travel arrangements to get to/from our guesthouse as airport transfers may not be available.

 

 We will be covering a distance of around 200 kms per day and spending an average of six hours in the saddle.

 

   The total cost of this tour will be 1290€ per person and is based on four riders sharing two rooms. If you prefer to stay in a private room for the duration of the tour, this may be possible and single room supplement of aprox. 240€ will be added on to the tour price above to cover the additional costs.

There will also be an additional charge of 300€ for pillions.

 

A deposit of 300€ is required to secure your place on this tour with the remainder of the balance being paid on arrival.

 

   We will keep you updated on a regularly basis regarding the bookings received and you will be given the opportunity to cancel your trip up to twenty one days before the commencement date.

 

  Please read our Terms & Conditions for this tour.


 

 

The skill level on this tour will be classed as INTERMEDIATE. The emphasis of this tour is about riding on fantastic roads through stunning scenery. Although we take a fairly laid back approach, stopping for breaks and lunch, you can still expect to be on your bike between 6 to 8 hours a day. You should be a confident rider, able to tackle twisty roads with ease and your pillion (if applicable) should be comfortable covering a distance of around 200 kms per-day.

 

 The cost will include, airport transfers, six nights shared accommodation, motorcycle rental with third party liability insurance and fuel.

 

Flights, food and drinks are not included. We also advise anyone interested in participating in this tour, that they arrange travel/medical insurance (we can help you arrange this if needed) through an insurance company in the UK. The cost for 7 days is around £20.

 

 


Please contact us for more information