RiDE Guide to Spain and Portugal

Routes for RiDE Guide to Spain and Portugal

This page contains all the electronic material to support the RiDE Guide to Spain and Portugal, published with the September 2018 issue of RiDE (if you don’t have a copy, please see the “Magazine issues” tab to order one).

 

To preview a route, click on the title – this will open a Google Maps preview of the route. Please note that the previews of some mountain routes may be automatically altered in winter, if Google is aware that the road is closed by snow. At other times, the previews may detour around temporary road closures.

 

To download a file, simply click the “Download GPX file” link. Please note that files are zipped for transfer and may need to be unpacked with a utility like WinZip or Stuffit Xpander before they can be used. GPX files can be loaded directly into TomTom Rider 400/500 series navs, or imported into Garmin’s free BaseCamp software for use with Garmin or BMW sat navs. If you have trouble downloading a route, please email the office at ride@ride.co.uk to request a route. Please note that we cannot send out EVERY route here – but we can send out ones needed for specific trips. But please allow a few days: don’t email on the Friday afternoon when your ferry is booked for the Sunday.

 

If you wish to edit a route (for instance, to go to a different hotel to the one suggested), this can be done in BaseCamp (Garmin/BMW) or by uploading it to www.myrouteapp.com (TomTom). The MyRouteApp site can also convert from GPX to ITN format (older TomToms) and to other formats such as KML, if you wish to try using the route in a phone app – but please note, we do not recommend this. The size and complexity of some of the routes means we have confidence only in dedicated sat navs to guide you accurately on the intended routes. We recommend using BaseCamp in the “motoring” (car icon) mode rather than the “motorcycling” (bike icon) mode. Set any sat nav to avoid unpaved roads, but not to avoid seasonally closed roads.

 

We quote a “riding time” estimate for all routes: please note that these exclude time spent on stops for fuel, lunch, coffee, calls of nature, taking photos, getting lost… It is purely an estimate of how much time will be spent in the saddle if you rode without pause from one end of the route to the other. In practice it’s best to allow another 1.5-2 hours over the quoted time for each day’s ride, for food and fuel stops: but note that long lunches will extend the day further… However, conditions in Spain and Portugal are frequently hot (that’s part of the appeal) so it is important to make regular stops to take on fluids – not just coffee: water is vital to avoid dehydration.

 

Finally, these routes are our best recommendations but shouldn’t be a straight-jacket. If you want to detour, do so. If you want to shorten, extend or otherwise alter one of our routes, please do so: it’s important for you to enjoy your ride, so adapt our routes to suit you. Please note that with the exception of the Bardenas Reales route, there are no unpaved roads at any point on any of our routes: if your sat nav leads you to an unpaved road, it’s having a moment… somewhere, you’ll have missed a turn and it will have recalculated to take you where the route was never intended to go. Check the settings (should be avoiding unpaved roads), turn around and get it to try again… but don’t get stressed. It’s exploring, not getting lost – and there’s no finer place to explore than Spain and Portugal.

 

Enjoy your rides in Spain and Portugal.

 

Routes on the North Coast

1 Potes triangle

Start/finish: Potes   Distance: 125 miles   Riding time: 4 hours   Download GPX file

 

2 Potes: coast and passes

Start/finish: Potes   Distance: 215 miles   Riding time: 6.5   Download GPX file

 

3 Laredo long loop

Start/finish: Laredo   Distance: 245 miles   Riding time: 7.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

4 Laredo loop 2

Start/finish: Laredo   Distance: 175 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

5 Laredo loop 3 – Wild Cantabria

Start/finish: Laredo   Distance: 155 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

6 Zarautz route 1

Start/finish: Zarautz   Distance: 155 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours  Download GPX file

 

7 Zarautz route 2

Start/finish: Zarautz   Distance: 145 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

8 Zarautz route 3 – wild Basque Country

Start/finish: Zarautz   Distance: 150 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

9 Oviedo hills – route 1

Start/finish: Cenera   Distance: 175 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

10 Oviedo hills – route 2

Start/finish: Cenera   Distance: 175 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

11 Luarca loop 1

Start/finish: Luarca   Distance: 160 miles    Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

12 Luarca loop 2

Start/finish: Luarca   Distance: 195 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

13 Ourense route 1

Start/finish: Ourense   Distance: 170 miles   Riding time: 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

14 Ourense route 2

Start/finish: Ourense   Distance: 215 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

15 Ponferrada to Portugal

Start/finish: Ponferrada   Distance: 240 miles   Riding time: 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

16 Ponferrada to Picos

Start/finish: Ponferrada   Distance: 190 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

17 Reinosa route

Start/finish: Reinosa   Distance: 175 miles  Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

18 Vintage Rioja

Start/finish: Logroño   Distance: 140 miles   Riding time: 4 hours   Download GPX file

 

19 Bilbao backroads

Start/finish: Laudio   Distance: 170 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

20 To the lighthouse

Start/finish: Vilalba   Distance: 215 miles   Riding time: 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

21 Santiago seas

Start/finish: Santiago de Compostela   Distance: 185 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

 

 

Routes in North-East Spain

22 Monserrat major

Start/finish: Terrassa   Distance: 170 miles   Riding time: 6 hours  

Morning route

Afternoon route   

Download GPX file

 

23 Monserrat minor

Start/finish: Terrassa   Distance: 150 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

24 West of Barcelona

Start/finish: Castelldefels   Distance: 155 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

25 Who gives a… Tossa de Mar

Start/finish: Tossa de Mar Distance: 160 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours  

Morning route

Afternoon route

Download GPX file

 

26 Colera

Start/finish: Colera   Distance: 200 miles   Riding time: 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

27 Reus route 1

Start/finish: Reus   Distance: 160 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

28 Reus route 2

Start/finish: Reus   Distance: 220 miles   Riding time: 7 hours  

Morning route

Afternoon route

Download GPX file

 

29 Pamplona to St Pierre-Martin

Start/finish: Pamplona   Distance: 195 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

30 Basque Pyrenees

Start/finish: Pamplona   Distance: 175 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

31 Ainsa 1

Start/finish: Ainsa   Distance: 165 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

32 Ainsa 2

Start/finish: Ainsa   Distance: 235 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

33 Ainsa 3 – wild mountains

Start/finish: Ainsa   Distance: 190 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

34 Ripoll route 1

Start/finish: Ripoll   Distance: 170 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

35 Ripoll route 2

Start/finish: Ripoll   Distance: 190 mile   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

36 Ripoll route 3

Start/finish: Ripoll   Distance: 195 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

37 Ripoll route 4 – French adventure

Start/finish: Ripoll   Distance: 220 miles   Riding time: 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

38 Sort-ed

Start/finish: Sort   Distance: 220 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

39 Jaca all trades

Start/finish: Jaca   Distance: 205 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

40 Two-castle loop

Start/finish: Sos del Rey Catòlico   Distance: 170 miles   Download the GPX file

 

41 Bardenas Reales

Start/finish: Tauste   Distance: 125 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

42 Igualda - done

Start/finish: Igualada   Distance: 165 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

 

 

Routes in Central Spain

43 Soria lakes

Start/finish: Soria   Distance: 205 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

44 Soria – more Demanda

Start/finish: Soria   Distance: 170 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

45 Albarracin – that’s Rah-Sin, not racin’

Start/finish: Albarracin   Distance: 165 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

46 Cuenca

Start/finish: Cuenca   Distance: 210 miles   Riding time: 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

47 Cuenca loop 2

Start/finish: Cuenca   Distance: 210 miles   Riding time: 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

48 Valencia route 1

Start/finish: Valencia   Distance: 210 miles   Riding time: 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

49 Valencia route 2

Start/finish: Valencia   Distance: 170 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

50 Segovia forests

Start/finish: Segovia   Distance: 175 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

51 Segovia sightseeing

Start/finish: Segovia   Distance: 200 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

52 Guadalupe lakes

Start/finish: Guadalupe    Distance: 226 miles   Riding time: 6 hours    Download GPX file

 

53 Guadalupe to Gredos

Start/finish: Guadalupe   Distance: 200 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

54 Extreme-Madura

Start/finish: Cuidad Rodrigo   Distance: 175 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

55 A taste of Douro

Start/finish: Cuidad Rodrigo   Distance: 210 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

56 Sierra de Gredos

Start/finish: El Barco de Avila   Distance: 195 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

57 Extra Extremadura

Start/finish: El Barco de Avila   Distance: 170 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

58 Too gorge-ous

Start/finish: Jalance   Distance: 180 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

59 Morella, cherry picked

Start/finish: Morella   Distance: 220 miles   Riding time: 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

60 Zoom-ora

Start/finish: Zamora   Distance: 245 miles   Riding time: 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

61 Keep it Real

Start/finish: Cuidad Real   Distance 210 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

62 Guadalajara

Start/finish: Guadalajara   Distance: 195 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

63 Toledo

Start/finish: Toledo   Distance: 215 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

 

 

Routes in Southern Spain

64 Granda and the Sierra Nevada

Start/finish: Granada   Distance: 190 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

65 Wild Sierra

Start/finish: Granada   Distance: 205 miles   Riding time: 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

66 Roquetas route 1

Start/finish: Roquetas de Mar   Distance: 160 miles   Riding time: 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

67 Roquetas route 2

Start/finish: Roquetas de Mar   Distance: 165 miles   Riding time: 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

68 Riopar route 1 – Devilishly good

Start/finish: Riopar   Distance: 160 miles   Riding time: 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

69 Riopar route 2

Start/finish: Riopar   Distance: 190 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

70 Riopar route 3

Start/finish: Riopar   Distance: 170 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

71 Sea to sky

Start/finish: Carboneras   Distance: 190 miles   Riding time: 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

72 Alter Velefique

Start/finish: Carboneras   Distance: 170 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

73 Not-so-plain Jaen

Start/finish: Jaen   Distance: 175 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

74 Jaen’s adventures

Start/finish: Jaen   Distance: 230 miles   Riding time: 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

75 Malaga to Montefrio

Start/finish: Malaga   Distance: 215 miles   Riding time: 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

76 Malaga to Ronda

Start/finish: Malaga   Distance: 210 miles   Riding time: 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

77 Ronda & Grazalema

Start/finish: Ronda   Distance: 175 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

78 Aracena and the Rio Tinto

Start/finish: Aracena   Distance: 155 miles   Riding time: 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

79 Aracena alternative

Start/finish: Aracena   Distance: 185 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

80 Arcos de la Frontera

Start/finish: Arcos de la Frontera   Distance: 220 miles   Riding time: 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

81 Costa Blanca

Start/finish: Alicante   Distance: 160 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

82 Cartagena Coastline

Start/finish: Cartagena   Distance: 160 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

83 Almeria Three-Sierra Loop

Start/finish: Almeria   Distance: 215 miles   Riding time: 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

84 Nerja Surf and Sierra

Start/finish: Nerja   Distance: 170 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

85 Seville & the route of 300 corners

Start/finish: Seville   Distance: 185 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

86 Cordoba

Start/finish: Cordoba   Distance: 195 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

 

 

Routes in Portugal

87 Chaves west loop

Start/finish: Chaves   Distance: 170 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

88 Chaves east loop

Start/finish: Chaves   Distance: 230 miles   Riding time: 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

89 Chaves third loop

Start/finish: Chaves   Distance: 140 miles   Riding time: 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

90 The Portuguese Stelvio

Start/finish: Covilha   Distance: 180 miles   Riding time: 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

91 A lap of the Serra da Estrela

Start/finish: Covilha   Distance: 145 miles   Riding time: 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

92 Serta long loop

Start/finish: Serta   Distance: 190 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

93 Serta short loop

Start/finish: Serta   Distance: 160 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

Morning route  Afternoon route   

 

94 Evora excursion

Start/finish: Evora   Distance: 200 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

95 Elvas (has left the building)

Start/finish: Elvas   Distance: 205 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

96 Mertola Major

Start/finish: Mertola   Distance: 195 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

97 Mertola Minor

Start/finish: Mertola   Distance: 110 miles   Riding time: 3 hours   Download GPX file

 

98 Algarve & inland

Start/finish: Luz   Distance: 170 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

99 Sines… qua non

Start/finish: Sines   Distance: 205 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

100 The Duoro Valley

Start/finish: Geres   Distance: 145 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

101 Geres

Start/finish: Vila Real   Distance: 185 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

102 Viseu views

Start/finish: Viseu   Distance: 200 miles   Riding time: 7 hours   Download GPX file

Morning route     Afternoon route  

 

103 Castelo Branco

Start/finish: Castelo Branco   Distance: 170 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

104 Want Moura?

Start/finish: Moura   Distance: 195 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

TOTAL TOURING

 

Picos de Europa – six-day relaxed tour

Plymouth/Santander out (Sunday)

Santander/Portsmount back (Saturday, evening)

Duration: six-days   Total distance: 1005 miles

 

Day One: Santiago to Panes, 100 miles/4 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Panes to Luarca, 190 miles/6 hours   Download GPX file

Morning route    Afternoon route

 

Day three: Luarca to Santiago de Compostela, 210 miles/6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Santiago de Compostela to Ourense, 95 miles/3 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day five: Ourense to Leon, 210 miles/6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day six: Leon to Santander, 200 miles/6 hours   Download GPX file

 

  

Spanish Pyrenees six-day high-mile tour

Plymouth/Santander out (Sunday)

Santander/Portsmount back (Saturday, evening)

Duration: six-days   Total distance: 1290 miles

 

Day one: Santander to Pamplona, 175 miles/4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Pamplona to Vielha, 245 miles/6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Vielha to Ripoll, 220 miles/6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Ripoll to Ainsa, 225 miles/6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day five: Ainsa to Olaberria, 230 miles/6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day six: Olaberria to Santander, 210 miles/7 hours   Download GPX file

 

  

French & Spanish Pyrenees eight-day relaxed tour

Plymouth/Santander out (Sunday)

Santander/Portsmount back (Monday)

Duration: eight-days   Total distance: 1380 miles

 

Day one: Santander to Zarautz, 150 miles/4.5 hours  Download GPX file

 

Day two: Zarautz to Argeles-Gazost, 185 miles/5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Argeles-Gazost to Foix, 170 miles/5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Foix to Carcassonne, 180 miles/5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day five: Carcassonne to La Seu d’Urgell, 180 miles, 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day six: La Seu d’Urgell to Jaca, 205 miles, 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day seven: Jaca to Olaberria, 180 miles/5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day eight: Olaberria to Santander, 135 miles/4 hours   Download GPX file

 

 

 Pyrenees & Picos eight-day high-mile tour

Plymouth/Santander out (Sunday)

Santander/Portsmount back (Monday)

Duration: eight days   Total distance: 1680

 

Day one: Santander to Olite, 170 miles, 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Olite to Cellers, 245 mile, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Cellers to Vielha, 250 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Vielha to Pamplona, 230 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day five: Pamplona to Potes, 240 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day six: Potes to Cangas de Narcea, 210 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day seven: Cangas de Narcea to Ribadasella, 215 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day eight: Ribadasella to Santander, 120 miles, 3.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

 

Portugal ten-day high-mile tour

Plymouth/Santander out (Sunday)

Santander/Plymouth back (Wednesday)

Duration: ten days   Total mileage: 1770

NB: schedule allows for one rest day

 

Day one: Santander to Sahagun, 140 miles, 3.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Sahagun to Vila Real, 245 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Vila Real to Serta, 205 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Serta to Luz, 265 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day five: Luz to Elvas, 245 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day six: Elvas to Covilha, 230 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day seven: Covilha to Chaves, 210 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day eight: Chaves to Astorga, 225 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day nine: Astorga to Santander, 230 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

 

Picos and Northern Portugal relaxed eight-day tour

Plymouth/Santander out (Sunday)

Santander/Portsmouth back (Monday)

Duration: Eight days   Total distance: 1345 miles

 

Day one: Santander to Cangas de Onis, 105 miles, 3 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Cangas de Onis to Cangas de Narcea, 165 miles, 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Cangas de Narcea to Chaves, 205 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 4: Chaves to Covilha, 190 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 5: Covilha to Vila Real, 175 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 6: Vila Real to Puebla de Sanabria, 190 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 7: Puebla de Sanabria to Potes, 190 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 8: Potes to Santander, 135 miles, 4 hours   Download GPX file

 

  

Central Spain and Portugal eight-day tour

Plymouth/Santander out (Sunday)

Santander/Portsmouth back (Monday)

Duration: Eight days   Total distance: 1495 miles

 

Day one: Santander to Burgos, 120 miles, 3.5 hours    Download GPX file

 

 Day two: Burgos to Segovia, 215 miles, 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

 Day three: Segovia to Guadalupe, 215 miles, 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Guadalupe to Castelo Branco, 210 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day five: Castelo Branco to Cuidad Rodrigo, 205 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day six: Cuidad Rodrigo to Bragança, 190 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day seven: Bragança to Potes, 210 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day eight: Potes to Santander, 120 miles, 4 hours   Download GPX file

 

 

Historic cities relaxed eight-day tour

Plymouth/Santander out (Sunday)

Santander/Portsmouth back (Monday)

Duration: Eight days   Total distance: 1275 miles

 

Day One Santander to Burgos, 120 miles, 3.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day Two Burgos to Segovia, 190 miles, 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day Three Segovia to Avila, 85 miles, 2.5 hours   Download GPX file

NB: short day for sightseeing

 

Day Four Avila to Toledo, 145 miles, 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 5 Toledo to Cuenca, 195 miles, 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 6 Cuenca to Morella, 185 miles, 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 7 Morella to Estella, 215 miles, 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 8 Estella to Santander, 145 miles, 4 hours   Download GPX file

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Eastern Spain and Pyrenees eight-day high-mile tour

Plymouth/Santander out (Sunday)

Santander/Portsmouth back (Monday)

Duration: Eight days   Total distance: 1845 miles

 

Day one: Santander to Logroño, 150 miles, 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Logroño to Albarracin, 270 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Albarracin to Riopar, 270 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Riopar to Requena, 230 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day five: Requena to Reus, 270 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day six: Reus to Sort, 230 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day seven: Sort to Estella, 270 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day eight: Estella to Santander, 150 miles, 4 hours   Download GPX file

 

 

East Spain eight-day tour

Plymouth/Santander out (Sunday)

Santander/Portsmouth back (Monday)

Duration: Eight days   Total distance: 1605 miles

 

Day one: Santander to Logrono, 150 miles, 4 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Logorono to Albarracin, 250 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: ALbarracin to Xativa, 190 miles, 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Xativa to Cartagena, 200 miles, 6 hours   Morning route   Afternoon route   Download GPX file

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Day five: Cartagena to Riopar, 205 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day six: Riopar to Guadalajara, 260 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day seven: Guadalajara to Burgos, 230 miles, 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day eight: Burgos to Santander, 130 miles, 3.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

 

Spanish forest relaxed six-day tour

Plymouth/Santander out (Sunday)

Santander/Portsmount back (Saturday, evening)

Duration: six-days   Total distance: 1150 miles

 

Day one: Santander to Logroño

150 miles   Riding time: 3.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Logroño to Segovia

200 miles   Riding time: 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Segovia forest daytrip

175 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Segovia optional daytrip

175 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day five: Segovia to Potes

220 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day six: Potes to Santander

230 miles   Riding time: 7 hours   Download GPX file

NB: Full-day’s route for evening sailing

 

  

Andalusia 10-day high-mile tour

Ferry out: Plymouth-Santander (Sunday)

Ferry back: Santander-Plymouth (Wednesday)

Duration: 10 days Total distance: 2305 miles

 

Day one: Santander to Burgos, 120 miles, 3.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Burgos to Cuenca, 270 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Cuenca to Baza, 280 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Baza to Roquetas de Mar, 230 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day five: Roquetas de Mar to Granada, 215 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day six: Granda to Ronda, 225 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day seven: Ronda to Aracena, 230 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day eight: Aracena to Oropesa, 250 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day nine: Oropesa to Soria, 270 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day ten: Soria to Santander (evening sailing), 235 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

NB: full day’s ride to meet Wednesday evening sailing

 

 

 

Andalucia seven-day fly-ride tour

Flight out: Malaga (Saturday or early Sunday)

Flight back: Malaga (Saturday night or Sunday)

Duration: seven days Total distance: 1370 miles

 

Day one: Malaga to Ronda, 130 miles, 3.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Ronda to Aracena, 240 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

 

Day three: Aracena to Antequerra, 235 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Antequerra to Granada, 225 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day five: Granada to Carboneras, 225 miles, 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day six: Carboneras to Salobreña, 220 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day seven: Salobreña to Malaga, 95 miles, 3.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

 

The Grand Tour

Plymouth/Santander out (Sunday)

Santander/Portsmouth back (Monday)

Duration: 19 days   Total distance: 3620 miles

NB: Schedule allows for three rest days

 

Day one: Santander to Pamplona, 175 miles, 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Pamplona to Vielha, 240 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Vielha to Igualada, 210 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Igualada to Morella, 220 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day five: Morella to Cuenca, 235 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day six: Cuenca to Xativa, 210 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day seven: Xativa to Riopar, 230 miles, 6.5 hours   Morning route   Afternoon route   Download GPX file

 

Day eight: Riopar to Carboneras, 225 miles, 6.5 hours    Download GPX file

 

Day nine: Carboneras to Granada, 225 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 10: Granada to Ronda, 200 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 11: Ronda to Mertola, 245 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 12: Mertola to Elvas, 225 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 13: Elvas to Covilha, 225 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 14: Covilha to Guadalupe, 240 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 15 Guadalupe to Cuidad Rodrigo. 235 miles, 6.5 hours    Download GPX file

 

Day 16 Cuidad Rodrigo to Chaves, 225 miles, 6.5 hours    Download GPX file

 

Day 17: Chaves to Ponferrada, 200 miles, 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 18: Ponferrada to Potes, 240 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day 19: Potes to Santander, 125 miless, 4 hours   Download GPX file

 

 

CROSS COUNTRY ROUTES TO MOTOGP CIRCUITS

Main routes are based on a Sunday Plymouth/Santander crossing, to arrive at the circuits on the Thursday evening, ready to watch Friday qualifying. To arrive at the circuit on Saturday night and see just the race-day, take a Tuesday Portsmouth/Bilbao crossing and download the alternative route.

 

Aragon

Day one: Santander to Potes, 120 miles, 4 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Potes to Segovia, 235 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Segovia to Cuenca, 220 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Cuenca to Aragon, 210 mile, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Alternative day one: Bilbao to Potes, 165 miles, 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Catalunya

Day one: Santander to Estella, 145 miles, 4 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Santander to Sort, 250 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Sort to Ripoll, 225 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Ripoll to Catalunya, 205 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Alternative day one: Bilbao to Estella, 145 miles, 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Jerez

Day one: Santander to Sahagun, 150 miles, 4 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Sahagun to Cuidad Rodrigo, 240 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Cuidad Rodrigo to Guadalupe, 225 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Guadalupe to Jerez de la Frontera, 280 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Alternative day one: Bilbao to Sahagun, 200 miles, 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Valencia

Day one: Santander to Zarauz, 140 miles, 4 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Zarauz to Ainsa, 220 miles, 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Ainsa to Tortosa, 235 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Tortosa to Valencia, 215 miles, 6.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Alternative day one: Bilbao to Zarauz, 130 miles, 4.5 hours   Download GPX file