Motorbike tours in Spain are our special expertise!
At Kokopeli we design trips of three to ten days along special routes well suited for motorbike riding: winding toads in the mountains and challenging paths. Our motorbike tours in Spain go through Catalonia, the Pyrenees – both the Spanish and the French sides – as well as the Basque country, and to one of the best kept secrets – the Picos de Europa in Asturias. The tours include staying at country hotels, meals from the best local delicacies, visits to interesting sites, and above all – breathtaking views from challenging mountain roads.
Our aim is to bring our riders to places well off the beaten track, which are impossible to find without a guide and to ensure the entire trip becomes an unforgettable personal experience.
We take care of motorbike rentals and provide all the necessary equipment needed along the way. All personal equipment and baggage can stay in the support vehicle which follows behind the bikes.
It is of course possible to combine other activities along the route, such as horseback riding, canyoning, kayaking or trekking as well as 4×4 tours etc.
Here is an example of an itinerary for a week-long motorbike tour (See expandable sections)
We will leave Barcelona on bikes, along with our support vehicle, and ride to Costa Brava on winding roads along the cliffs above the coast and then further inland towards Besalú – a medieval village in the Pre-Pyrenees, famous for its silhouette with an impressive stone bridge. Next the ride will take us through mountain roads which don’t appear on any map, towards the small town of Camprodon. We´ll wander around the historic center and proceed to a lovely renovated ancient farm house where we will dine and spend the night. This place is in a remote mountainous area at the foot of the Pyrenees.
We´ll heard out towards the town of La Seu d’Urgell and from there on to Andorra for a few hours. For those who like – Andorra is a shopping paradise for electronic goods, perfumes, liquors and tobacco. From this tiny principality we will move on to the village of Espot . This is a day with a lot of riding on winding mountain roads. Time permitting, we could ride along a challenging narrow way overhanging an abyss to the isolated hamlets in the area. We will spend the night at a hotel close to the Aiguestortes national park.
We will start the day off with a visit to the Aiguestortes national park, This is one of the most beautiful parks in the Pyrenees. We will hike there a bit and drive up to the height of about 2000 meters to witness the lagoons and glaciers. From this point on there should be a slightly more difficult ride along the winding mountains roads and passes with their many twists and turns! Our ride will take us through the gorgeous scenery of Vall d’Aran and from there via the mountain pass towards France at the other side of the Pyrenees, following sections of the “Tour de France”. We will spend the night in one of the French villages in the area.
We will set out to see one of the highlights of the Pyrenees – The Gavarnie waterfall and glacier. The place itself is of breathtaking beauty, and the route is no less so. From there we visit the Bigor summit. A cable car will take us to the station at the summit at a height of over 2800 meters to see the entire range of the high Pyrenees spread out before us. At the site itself we can either walk to the waterfall and glacier or ride on horseback but come what may, the monumental amphiteatre of mountain-walls and waterfalls Cirque de Gavarnie must be seen! Evening will be spent at the wild waterfalls of the Pont de Espangne park. From there it is a short drive down to the plains north of the Pyrenees. Our stop for today is at Pau. We´ll spend the night here and see the old town, might visit a bar and one of the many good restaurants.
At this point there are two options. We may take an easy morning to relax and visit the town – not a bad choice, as Pau is splendid and has a great deal to offer. You also might be tired after the previous days of riding.
The other option is to make the tour of one of the most amazing mountain roads – a route which takes you over several mountain passes, impressive landscapes and challenging riding ( I have a feeling what your choice would be…) No matter what is your decision – around noon we will proceed back to the Spanish border towards a small ancient Aragonese village where we will spend the night after having enjoyed a hearty meal at a great restaurant.
We will set out in the morning to visit the Monte Perdido National Park. The park surrouding of the legendary “Lost Mountain” is famous for being probably the most impressive of the whole Pyrenees. After the visit in the park, we will proceed along some curvy roads and some less winding roads. Those are not highways, but we will nevertheless be able to put on a bit of speed here. If you wish, we could visit the monastery of Sant Joan De La Pena (actually the monastery is only an excuse for driving some more…) Stage finish for today is the region of Alt Urgell. We will spend the night around here. But where there will a surprise!
From Alt Urgell we will start out and head towards the tradition-conscious town of Vic. From there it´s a short jorney to the volcanic region of La Garrotxa, taking secret short cuts on winding roads – some of which do not appear on any map and lead to ancient villages. It is definitely worth to take a short walk to see the cliffs and the abyss of a typical volcano-crater and to visit the waterfall of Salt de Sallent. Towards the evening we´ll continue on roads and highways where the traffic gets denser on every kilometer until we get back to bustling Barcelona. What a ride!