On this tour you will take some of the best roads down through France, have two days riding the Spanish side of the Pyrenees, five days on the Spanish Costa Brava before returning, via a different route, back through France. Great roads, scenery, mountains and two, two-night stops on the beautiful Mediterranean coastline with sea view rooms.
This tour will be accompanied by a support van to carry your luggage, so you don’t have to worry about securing it on your bike and riding with it for the duration of the tour.
If you wish to join the tour at a later date or leave early, this is possible providing a minimum of five consecutive nights are booked. Prices will be adjusted accordingly.
Day 1. Saturday September 4. Calais to Evreux (approx. 175 miles)
After arriving in Calais we start with a selection of main and country roads to get us to Montreuil for lunch. From here we cut through the beautiful forests and rolling hills of Normandy, stopping in Lyons- la-Foret, a picturesque Norman village with a covered market dating from the 17th century. We then cross the Seine and continue onto our first night's hotel, a 4-star in Evreux where dinner with wine is included.
Day 2. Sunday September 5. Evreux to Chateauroux (approx. 175 miles)
South today on country roads to Chateaudun with its hilltop castle and old town. Continuing south to the lovely old town of Blois which stands on the river Loire and whose chateau was once home to Louis XII. South again and via Selles Sur Cher (known for its goats’ cheese) and the hillside town of Valencay, which overlooks the river Nahon. Our overnight’s stay is in Chateauroux which stands on the river Indre and tonight you will be free to explore the town and eat out.
Day 3. Monday September 6. Chateauroux to Villeneuve-Sur-Lot (approx. 200 miles)
This morning we pick up the motorway to crunch a few miles as we make our way south to Bellac, the Monts de Blond and the memorial village of Oradour-Sur- Glane. We continue via picturesque Brantome and then on to Bergerac with its pretty half-timbered houses. From here we make our way to Villeneuve-Sur-Lot, where our 4-star hotel overlooks the River Lot. Tonight dinner with wine is included.
Day 4. Tuesday September 7. Villeneuve-Sur-Lot to Vielha (approx. 150 miles)
Today we make our way to Agen and Condom and then into the Pyrenees and to Lannemezan, set in the foothills of the mountainous divide between France and Spain. We cross into Spain at Pont du Roi and then head to our 4-star hotel at Vielha in the Aran valley, Caltaluna. Dinner with wine is included tonight.
Day 5. Wednesday September 8. Vielha to Cardona (approx. 130 miles)
Today we make the most of the mountains, valleys and high passes of the beautiful Pyrenees with our first stop in the old town of Pont de Suert. Over the Perves pass at 1,340m and continuing on the sweeps and curves towards Sort, a town at 692m. After a break we cross the Canto Pass at 1,725m. Continuing through the pretty towns and villages towards the Congost de Trespont canyons and on to our hotel in Cardona. This historic, 4-star, castle hotel offers panoramic views over the town and fertile lands around the Cardoner valley. Dinner with wine is included tonight.
Day 6. Thursday September 9. Cardona to Tossa de Mar (approx. 120 miles)
Off to the Mediterranean and the beautiful Costa Brava. He head to Moya in Catalonia and then Tona on the Plain of Vic and to Montseny and the highest mountains in the area south of the Pyrenees. Our final stop is Sant Celoni and we then follow the main road to Tossa de Mar, where your 4-star, beach-side hotel awaits you. All rooms overlook the sea and tonight dinner with wine is included.
Day 7. Friday September 10. Day off in Tossa de Mar
Day off to relax on the beach, by the pool or have a wander into Tossa to explore the back streets and castle. You are free to eat out again tonight.
Day 8. Saturday September 11. Tossa de Mar to Roses (approx. 100 miles)
We start the day with a dramatic cliff top ride to Canyet de Mar, Sant Feliu and along the coast to Platja d’Oro and Palamos. From here we cut inland via La Brisbal – one of the leading pottery centres of Catalonia. Continuing north through sleepy villages we then cross the River Ter and on to La Escala – an important fishing port. Onward north to our next two-night stop in Roses. Once again the 4-star hotel is beach-side and all rooms have sea views. Tonight you are free to eat out.
Day 9. Sunday September 12. Day off in Roses
Day off to relax on the beach, by the pool or have an wander around to explore Roses – a fishing port, popular tourist destination and former home of El Bulli, once rated as the world’s best restaurant. Tonight you are free to eat out…but not at El Bulli!
Day 10. Monday September 13. Roses to Sete (approx. 150 miles)
Hugging the coast as much as possible, we head north and cross the border into France at Cap Cerbere in the Department Pyrenees Orientales. We continue along the French coastline to Argeles-Sur-Mer and Canet. Sticking to the coast roads as much as possible we pick up a 35 miles stretch of motorway to avoid Narbonne and Beziers before heading back to the coast and Sete. The hotel tonight overlooks the port and has panoramic sea-views. Tonight you are free to eat out.
Day 11. Tuesday September 14. Sete to Valence (approx. 150 miles)
This morning we head towards Montpellier and turn back to the coast for a stop in La Grand Motte. Leaving the Mediterranean coast for the last time we go via Nimes towards the Ardeche and the historic Roman town of Bagnols-sur-Ceze. Then through the hills and ravines to the old town of Viviers. Finally we cross the Rhone to Valence where dinner with wine is included tonight.
Day 12. Wednesday September 15. Valence to Vichy (approx. 145 miles)
Leaving Valence we follow the Rhone, skirting around St. Etienne to a stop in Montbrison – known for its’ blue cheese! From here we head to the medieval village of Chateldon which is known for its naturally carbonated spring water, a favourite of Louis XIV. We end the day in Vichy where you are free to eat out.
Day 13. Thursday September 16. Vichy to Troyes (approx. 170 miles)
Directly north today, crossing the Loire at Decize, then via Clamecy with its’ old centre of 13th-16th century houses. To Chablis and then to Troyes where tonight’s 4-star hotel sits in the old town of cobbled streets and half-timbered houses. You are free to eat out.
Day 14. Friday September 187. Troyes to Chamouille (approx.110 miles)
After leaving Troyes our first stop is Vertus and then to Epernay, a famous Champagne town standing on the River Marne. We then make a stop in Hautvilliers, where Dom Perignon invented champagne. Then via Fismes and the Chemin de Dames until we reach our favourite hotel in Chamouille. Dinner with wine is included on your last night.
Day 15. Saturday September 18. Chamouille to Calais (approx. 150 miles)
Motorway and main roads today to get you back to Calais in time for a late afternoon crossing back to Dover.
Total tour mileage approx. 1,930
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N.B. If you do not require the ferry crossing, deduct £100 per motorcycle.
Thank you for an amazing tour, fantastic scenery and some of the best motorcycling we have ever done.