For those that visit the Basque Country, a small region in the north of Spain, they never forget it. The Basque region entices travelers with quaint and cultural attractions, scrumptious foods to taste and people embued with a rich culture like no other in Spain. The Basque Country is known as a destination for those who want to be immersed in historic locales, drive scenic roads and visit unique locations. Too many visitors take the highway rather than locally known roads that offer adventure, great riding and exquisite views. Our Basque Country Tour is for those that want to absorb themselves in the charming culture and historic significance of northern Spain.
Roads across Spain are extraordinary for cruising and enjoyed by motorcycle enthusiasts. The northern route in Spain is appreciated by experts but not easy to follow as narrow valleys and medium-sized mountains are everywhere. You will have the opportunity to ride them and many more on this tour. The Basque Country is known for amazing food no matter where you go. Imagine gastronomic delicacies enjoyed with a glass of grappa, outside of a bistro in the candlelight with the conversation of good friends. All common and waiting for you in Norte Espana. View interactive map
For those wishing to be inspired and see the thirlling parts of the Basque region, you'll have your chance. We pass through the town of Pamplona, Spain which hosts the annual Festival of San Fermin, otherwise known as "The Running Of The Bulls". The festival is held each year in July and you can see where it all happens minus the crowds (and the bulls!). We also ride a famous european road which hosts the international auto cross event called the Jaizkibel Rally. This road offers some fantastic riding up and down the valley while challenging your riding skills.
On every tour there is riding and relaxing. We do both with gusto. After a fun day of riding you will have the chance to take in a show, enjoy a beverage, swim in the ocean, visit the museums or relax with your local and bilingual Spanish guides. The tour is designed to let you ride and rest with comfort and style. The tour is fully supported with a chase vehicle to carry all of your luggage and ensure you have a vacation where riding and having fun is your only focus.
Join River Pilot Tours in exploring the Basque Country. Our experienced local guide team will take you through the heart of the country and ensure you see and experience northern Spain. If you have been planning a cultural tour that is filled with good times, then this is it. River Pilot Tours - "Come Along For The Ride"
Note: The final day in the tour itinerary is the departure day. No activities are planned unless otherwise specifically included at time of booking.
Approximate Total Miles: 1,380
Average Miles Per Day: 120, longest is 213
Riding Conditions: Paved, gentle sweeps, mild mountain riding
Riding Difficulty: Easy
Highlights: Piqueras pass near Logroño, Urbasa Natural Park, Pamplona, Baztan Valley in the Pyrenees, Jaizkibel rally road, cliffs between Zarautz and Guetaria, Zaragoza, Yesa Lake, pass through (3) Basque country provinces, St. Maria Cathedral, Roman aqueduct of Segovia, Santander Bay
Planned activities: Winery visit, cathedral visit
Motorcycle Licensing: Operator must have current motorcycle license in home state or country
Minimum Departure: Tour departs with a minimum of 5 persons
Climate: Climate conditions are consistent during the season. Expect temperatures from 50-95 degrees fahrenheit. Summer to Fall gear recommended. Minimal chance of precipitation. Download the River Pilot Gear Pack Checklist for gear preparation information.