Paul (Sunday, 10 February 2019 12:11)
I have just returned from a fantastic week, touring the mountains and coastal areas in Southern Spain with Steve Percy at ECMT. The tricky part of writing this review is where to start, as it was
such a great all-round experience, but here goes, anyway...
The area is incredibly diverse. High alpine scenery one day, tropical the next - and everything in between. Amazing in such a relatively small area.
The roads are excellent. Mile after mile of twisty mountain roads, sweeping coastal routes and the occasional dual carriageway or bit of motorway. Mostly very well surfaced and relatively free of
The RE bikes are perfect for the area. Bags of torque, light, manoeuvrable, full of character and very well maintained. I enjoyed the bike I rode so much that I'm thinking of buying one myself.
The accommodation is very comfortable, well maintained, spacious and perfectly placed for access to the local town and amenities.
If you're into food and wine (who isn't) this area doesn't disappoint. Great local food at various bodegas, restaurants and cafes on the routes - and lots of choice of bars etc near the guesthouse
All good so far then - but what really made the holiday so memorable for me was having a guide that knows his stuff, loves the area and is genuinely committed to ensuring a great experience for
people on the tours. Steve is a thoroughly likeable bloke with immense local knowledge (not just roads - also flora & fauna, local customs, landmarks, agriculture, architecture, etc etc. Note:
Ask Steve about the zigzag lines on mountain roads - you'll love the answer!).
I was also impressed by his very professional approach to safety - briefing on, and/or pointing out potential hazards en route and gauging the pace of the rides perfectly.
So to sum up: this was more than just a great biking experience. It was an adventure - experiencing 'the real' Spain and having a laugh at the same time. 100 percent recommended. Thanks again Steve,
you haven't seen the last of me and I will try to remember turning my indicators off more frequently on the next tour!
Christine Holmwood (Wednesday, 17 October 2018 05:33)
We did the 8 day tour and what a fantastic time!! First time riding an Enfield and it was perfect for the roads we were on. Steve has loads of knowledge
on the areas history, great eating places, interesting things to see & roads
with every type of bend you can think of..sweeping.. tight..hairpin...elbow!
Andalucia has beautiful scenery and found the roads & ( the nearly roads) great. The guest house was perfect in a cool little town with everthing you need close by. Would love to go back for
John Crompton (Friday, 12 October 2018 16:45)
Just back from a 7 day Classic Local Tour with Steve in the lead. Absolutely fantastic, great company and the Bullet 500 Electra trials version I used ran like a dream. Steve paced it just right,
gradually increasing speed as the week went on. The 'road of a thousand curves' we rode on the last day was awesome, sweeping curve after after curve with a few hairpin bends thrown in, all on smooth
new tarmac with no potholes! It's not just a bike ride it's a tour of one of the prettiest and most dramatic parts of Spain. Quaint mountain villages for coffee breaks and excellent lunch stops. Lots
of interesting places to visit - wine tasting (sips) in a Bodega and chocolate samples in a tiny chocolate factory! I'm booking again for next year.
Richard Souter (Tuesday, 14 August 2018 11:29)
What a fantastic 3 days with Steve Martyn and Dave. Bikes were great ideal for the roads (which were excellent). Had a smile on my face from the start of the tour untill the end, which came too soon.
Steve took us to some great places no tourists just Spain as it should be. Accommodation great, food amazing (some fantastic fish dishes). All in all a wonderful time many thanks to Dave and Martyn
for there great company and Steve for making everything run smoothly. cant wait for the next one!
Len & Jo Thompson (Friday, 03 August 2018 22:53)
Four amazing days of riding in the Siera Nevada mountains. With Steve. on the lovely Enfield, just right for the job in hand riding leisurely, on these superb roads. Fantastic scenery and Steve is a
top bloke very knowledgeable about the area and life in general.
Dave Cullen (Friday, 03 August 2018 11:03)
Just back from 3 days riding with Steve, Martyn and Richard in what was a fantastic experience.
Firstly thanks again Steve for showing me this beautiful part of Spain and looking after us so well, the mountain roads and scenery were truly out of this world, and I couldn't believe how good the
roads were, only very very rarely was there anything that resembled our pot hole strewn excuses for an infrastructure.
The Enfields were a revelation to me, they really were perfect for this tour, not too heavy, nice and torquey and able to keep up a 100kph cruise for the very short part we were on the autovia, sorry
I blew the exhaust gasket, must have been these backfires I was trying to achieve through the villages!
Due to the guesthouse being full, Steve had us booked into a small hotel in Salobrena not far from him, it was spotless, and close to all the bars etc, there were lovely restaurants up the hill
towards the Moorish castle, a lot easier coming down with a few beers inside you.
Thank you Richard and Martyn for being such good company, sorry Martyn but we Scots like a beer or six, hope you are back on the straight and narrow.
A wonderful break, I definitely hope to be back next year, thank you
Andreas Liese, Claudia Hartung (Thursday, 28 June 2018 17:36)
We had booked a week in early June 2018 with EnfieldClassicMototours. Steve picked us up from the airport. From the minute we started talking 'Bullets' we were friends. Every morning we could not
wait to hear the sound of his bike. Riding a bike in the Sierra Nevada is pure bliss. Maneuvering hair-bend curves grinning like an idiot, lunching at remote mountain village tapa bars and listening
to Steve's stories.... I could do it all again, tomorrow. Highly recommended!
Markus (Monday, 25 June 2018 09:35)
Beginning of June, my friend Andi and me enjoyed a trip of 3 days riding with Steve and we both were really overwhelmed by this experience and outstanding impressions. Although being familiar with
biking in the mountains from at home in Austria, it felt completely different by offering this variety from the tropical Costa del Sol to the snow-covered top of the Sierra Nevada, touching areas
that most probably you would never discover as a tourist.
Thanks to Steve it felt like spending time together with a local friend and also the accommodation in Velez made us feel being at home.
Looking forward to coming back for another trip!
Karen & Tony (Friday, 22 June 2018 19:07)
A MUST DO TRIP FOR ALL BIKE ENTHUSIASTS! Delighted that we booked with E.C.M.T. Steve and the team are professional, friendly and very knowledgable of the area, catering for everything you need to
make your experience the very best it can be. Accommodation, airport transfers, Royal Enfields, touring routes on superb roads-all top class. A real authentic experience of the Andalucian area
includes dining out in traditional restaurants. Steve speaks fluent Spanish so you don’t have to worry about being ‘lost in translation.’ The cost of local produce is extremely cheap. Stunning
scenery accompanied by a professional team, with the ability to make your trip a personal experience-priceless. Whether Male/Female or pillion rider you are guaranteed to have an amazing, safe,
hassle free trip. My husband and myself cannot wait to get back! Thank-you team. Tony and Karen, N. Ireland
Mike (Monday, 18 June 2018 09:06)
June 11 to 17 Trip
I did the 5 day ride in Spain. It was exactly what I was looking for. Steve is a great guide and is able to understand your needs and accommodate you as best as possible. He knows the area very well
and takes you on roads and parts of Spain only locals know about. The scenery is amazing and the roads are perfect. I wish I had a go pro camera for the ride to experience it over and over.
The stop in Granada is a great break from the riding. The Al-Hambra palace was nice to visit and Steve does his best to get you entrance early morning to avoid the large buses of tourist that show up
later. After that you get to experience an Arabic bath. It was one of the best Spa experiences I've had.
The Bikes are well maintained and are just the right size and power for the roads. The guest house is clean and located perfectly in the town. Its a quick 5 minutes walk to everything you would
100% recommend this to anyone who enjoys winding roads and switchbacks for a challenge. It is the best way to see Spain as it really is.
Alex (Friday, 01 June 2018 08:09)
Myself and my Dad went for 5 days and what a fantastic 5 days we had! A great balance between off road and on road riding on excellent bikes. Steve was a very friendly and easy to get along with
guide who was very knowledgeable of the area and very responsive to our ability and what sort of riding we wanted to do. The accommodation provided was a lovely place, very clean and walking distance
to local bars for a well deserved cold beer and tapas after a long riding day. Spain has some of the most interesting rides with views that will leave you breathless. 100% would recommend this to
anyone and would love to come back to do this again!!
Brian (Monday, 28 May 2018 08:56)
This has to be the best way to spend, what was a much needed holiday, a great tour of the incredibly interesting and beautiful Sierra Nevada, and wider Andalusian region of southern Spain, with a
great guide like Steve, you can maximise your time, by not missing a lot of the hidden gems this area has to offer.
The 500cc Royal Enfields motorcycles still have the character of an old British Single, with the perfect power/weight ratio for the mountain roads, and I found them very comfortable.
For me this was my first time on any type of organised bike tour, but it was so hassle free and enjoyable, from airport transfers, to the accommodation and the bikes, I now hope to make it on Steves
Moroccan tour sometime soon.
This has to be the best way to treat yourself to something a bit special.
Thanks for a great holiday Steve, until the next time.
Daryl, UK (Sunday, 27 May 2018 10:18)
I decided to do something memorable for my 40th birthday and like the 5 stars I rated this experience it surely ticked all the boxes. I would encourage anyone who is considering it to give it a go.
Steve is a brilliant guide and a proper biker, who has the experience to select routes that suit the riders capabilities. Personally I have been riding bikes for 23 yrs now and have rode in Europe
but this is ideal, fly to Spain and get more time to do the miles in the stunning mountains of Andalucia and surounding areas. I'll definetly go back to try another tour!
Stig Soerensen (Sunday, 29 April 2018 10:41)
Thank you Steve for guiding us around on a day-tour in the beautiful Andalusia. All our wishes came true. Steve asked us how we wanted the tour, and he could deliver a tour with great scenery and
stops whenever we needed something to eat and drink. The Enfield brought us 250 km around the good Spanish roads up and down, through hundreds of sharp curves. We visited the 2.000 meter point,
chocolate factory and many nice viewpoints. Steve is a good guide and we can strongly recommend this tour.
Doug (Sunday, 25 March 2018 21:44)
Thanks Steve and Monica for a great classic aventura. The winding tarmac was a joy to ride on, virtually free of traffic and combined with miles of goat tracks gave me the opportunity to explore the
hidden beauty of Spain.
The bikes were ideal for the terrain being powerful enough to easily cope with anything the mountains could ask of them, yet light enough to be ridden all day with ease and Steve's local knowledge of
roads, tracks and places to eat certainly added to the experience
Mike (Monday, 26 February 2018 15:47)
Mile after mile of winding mountain roads with a symphony of Enfields thudding uphill, purring downhill. Dramatic cloudscapes, not a drop of rain in 5 days, mucho sol even in February. Hillsides of
almond trees with striking pink blossom, a heavily-loaded mule being led through narrow streets in a village high in the mountains. Stopped at the roadside to allow three hundred goats to pass on
their way to milking. Rode to Alpujarras region, bought “Thousand Wild Flowers” honey & goat’s milk cheese in Trevelez, highest village in Spain. Sampled chocolate made on the premises. Crusty
bread, freshly squeezed orange juice, fried patatas, gourmet menus, chicken ‘n chips was good, too. Cork trees, turpentine tree plantations, rough track to a restaurant known only to the locals. Ride
to ski slopes in bright sunshine. Snow-capped mountains, Roman bridge, Arabic history
……and thudding, purring Enfields
Muchas gracias Steve!
Brian Middleton (Thursday, 01 February 2018 14:35)
Steve and Monica - Thank you both for a wonderful stay and two brilliant days of touring the most beautiful places. The waterfalls, mountain springs and long winding roads through the beautiful
mountains were just perfect. It is really amazing how many smiles per hour those Enfields can go and I really look forward to doing it again soon. - Regards Brian
Robert (Wednesday, 15 November 2017 10:14)
A BIG THANK YOU to you, i thoroughly enjoyed our trip round Morocco and the Atlas mountains and the short time spent in Andalucia. Its taking me longer than usual to get my head back into work after
such a great holiday and i must say i would never have had that experience without ya and really do mean THANKS!! I will certainly recommend you to anyone who fancies a tour.
Bye for now, Bob
Marcin (Thursday, 09 November 2017 11:17)
I spent four superb days with Steve riding in Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada and along the coast. Steve knows all the best roads, most beautiful villages, best spots to take photos and best places to eat.
He is professional, competent and most of all a great guy. And Andalusia turns out to be a biker's paradise: little traffic, amazing roads, stunning views, I'm looking forward to coming back next
Graham (Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:58)
I had another three days riding with ECMT, covered many kilometres and had a thoroughly enjoyable time in a beautiful part of Spain fantastic roads with no traffic, got home feeling fully refreshed
and ready to plan my next visit to ECMT.
Graham, West Sussex
Alan (Thursday, 17 August 2017 21:38)
Went out with Steve on Monday 11th August. What a great day out, Steve asked what type of day I would like, I said I would like a day of on and off road riding on the trail Enfields. He asked what
speed I would like the pace to be, I told him if you don't see me in your mirror, you are going too fast. I'm pretty sure I kept in his mirror all day, on and off road. What a hoot we had, it was
fantastic, it was like riding with an old buddy who knew my limits implicitly. Steve's approach was totally professional on all aspects off the day, bikes, paper work and listening to my requests and
putting together a perfect day of me.
I would recommend ECMT without reservation to anyone who is thinking of using them for 1 day tour or any of their other packages. Many thanks Steve for a day I shall always remember.
I think my wife is bored of me prattling on about the day, as soon as I mention some part of the day her eyes glaze over, ho-hum.
MACIEK (Monday, 17 July 2017 23:25)
Nasza jednodniowa wycieczka do ‘la Alpujarra’ byla odlotowa, fantastyczne drogi, ciekawe male wioski i przede wszytskim plenery jak z bajki. Na lunch zatrzymalismy sie w Capilleira, podano 3 daniowa
uczte z pysznym lokalnym winem. Jesli lubicie krete drogi na prawde polecamy ta wycieczke. Enfield Classic Moto Tours spisal sie na medal, polecamy wszystkim zainteresowanym motorami
Graham (Friday, 19 May 2017 19:07)
Fantastic week riding with Steve on well maintained bikes, can highly recommended this activity and this company, accommodation was superb, superb tours and knowledgeable guide. Checking calender to
book my next visit.
Roger (Friday, 05 May 2017 13:43)
What an incredible tour! I just wanted to say thanks to you all for such a fab time. The company, riding, scenery and food made it all and gave me the most fun I have had on a bike ever. Your effort
to ensure all went smoothly was very much appreciated. I will be back.
Andy Collins (Thursday, 27 April 2017 21:52)
Hello Steve, Just a quick note to thank you for organising another superb tour. It all ran very smoothly, all the B&B's were excellent and the routes you chose gave us a great mix of stunning
scenery (El Torcal was out of this world). We loved it as much as the first tour we did with you and definitely plan to come back at some point and maybe even go on one of your Moroccan Tours. Every
day was dry and sunny and not too hot. Also the roads were still quiet in terms of tourists. All in all an amazing week, wow!
Thanks again to all the crew at ECMT.
Andy and Dave
Drew (Sunday, 16 April 2017 09:28)
Just letting you all know what an absolutely wonderful holiday I have just had. Due in no small part to the way Enfield Tours organised and planned it. Every aspect of the tour went like clockwork
and I would have no hesitation in booking one of your tours again. I am already recommending it to all my friends.
All that remains is for me to send a very big thank you to ECM Tours for providing me with one of the best holidays I've ever had, and a special thanks goes to you Steve, for having patience with me
to sit at 60kmh every day (I do like to take in the stunning views)
Drew, New Zealand
Gavin Dempster (Tuesday, 04 April 2017 09:50)
I'm a 73 year young Australian who, in the past 12 months,has completed 3 Enfield rides in India.
Whilst based in the U.K. I decided to have a go at riding an Enfield in Spain - oh wow ! What an amazing 5 day experience riding with Steve on Local Tours.If anything,it was better than India -
amazing roads,minimal traffic,great scenery,riding at a pace that was very comfortable,hidden little villages and great coffee stop conversations.
Steve,with great backup from Ron,Monica and Anna,made my week an absolute delight - he knows routes through the mountains that leave the whole world behind.
I'm now trying to re-arrange my schedule for a return visit before returning to Oz.
Thanks again mate.
Marty (Friday, 10 March 2017 23:23)
Last week my friend and myself were staying in Almuñecar on the Costa Tropical and seen Enfield Classic's 1 day tour advertised and decided to give it a try. All I can say is absolutely amazing!! Our
guide Steve was a pleasure to ride with and rode at a enjoyable pace. The motorcycles provided ran perfect and were mechanically sound. Our day was filled with adventure, fun, laughs (thanks, Steve)
and some of the most breath-taking scenery imaginable. I haven’t stop talking about the ride since I got back home. I’m already planning on coming back to Andalucia later this year with another 2
friends to partake in one of their 7 day distance tours. I highly recommend this ride to anyone looking to experience riding in the south of Spain. Thank you, Steve, and your terrific staff for
providing such outstanding service!
Natalia, Granada (Friday, 24 February 2017)
Hola Stephen y Monica, Nos gustaria agradeceros por estos tres dias de aventura que organizastes. Nos lo pasamos genial! Martina está muy contenta y agradecida por tu paciencia con ella. Fue su
primera experiencia en moto fuera del asfalto y dice que no va a ser la última ( no paró de sonreir en una semana). Todas nosotras tuvimos una experiencia fantástica llevando las motos por la sierra
. Y dormir en el tipi fue de lo más auténtico!! Muchas gracias Steven y Mónica , nos veremos de nuevo.
Natalia, Cris y Martina
Robert and Jenny (Friday, 17 February 2017 10:15)
Hello Steve. Many thanks to you and Ron for arranging and leading a fabulous trip. We were a bit apprehensive as we had not been on a bike trip for many years and are rebuilding our 2 wheels
experience again now our children have left home. Also we have not been to the South of Spain before and were very pleased with the experience.
Regarding ECMT - you enabled us to enjoy the trip at the pace we were comfortable with and no one was under pressure to keep up. You also cared for us well ensuring we got to where we had to in good
Thank you and kind regards.
Rob and Jenny, London
Fred Dawson (Sunday, 12 February 2017 23:39)
Thank you for 3 great days touring in Granada. It was a ride I’ll never forget. Steve and his team did a perfect job in organizing and realization the tour. He is a great tour guide with a good
feeling for his guests and knows Granada and all locations of interest very well. It was like riding with a good friend. The varied tour we made is perfect We had everything Twisty mountain roads,
coastal roads and trail sections in fantastic nature. I’m sure this was not my last tour with Steve and his team.
Paul (Monday, 06 February 2017 11:35)
Paul, East Anglia,
The Classic Local Tour with Steve was my first experience in an organized tour. It was well planned & managed and exceeded my expectations. The bikes & accommodation were very good. Highly
recommend it & the price was more than competitive.
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