Basque Country Tour

Madrid, Spain to Madrid, Spain
11 day vacation


Tour Date (1 dates available)

Sep 01, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019
  • Sep 01, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019


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Basque Country Tour

     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.

Basque Country Tour     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"

11 Day Vacation

Day 1
Arrive Madrid
Day 2
Madrid to Logroño
Day 3
Logroño to Pamplona
Day 4
Pamplona to San Sebastian
Day 5
San Sebastian to Guernica
Day 6
Guernica to Bilbao
Day 7
Bilbao to Santander
Day 8
Santander to Leon
Day 9
Leon to San Esteban de Gormaz
Day 10
San Esteban de Gormaz to Madrid
Day 11
Day 12
Depart Madrid

Note: The final day in the tour itinerary is the departure day. No activities are planned unless otherwise specifically included at time of booking.

  • Professional Bilingual tour guide(s)
  • Support vehicle for spare bike and additional luggage storage
  • 10 nights, 3 star hotel accommodation, double occupancy
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Full coverage vehicle or motorcycle insurance
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Water and ice
  • Helmet for driver and passenger
  • Cable locks, tool kits, backrest, windshield, luggage rack
  • Parking
  • Entrance fees for included excursions
  • Taxes, surcharges, fees
  • Customer selects motorcycle or car for same tour price

What's Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Fuel and oil
  • Food, snacks, beverages, alcohol
  • Personal travel, accident and medical insurance
  • Gratuities, tips, personal spending money
  • Personal souvenirs, gifts, purchases
  • Delivery charges for participating vehicles
  • Cost for replacement of lost or stolen keys, personal items or equipment
  • Any items not specifically included in tour price
  • Non included excursions or extras
  • Note: Car and Motorcycle Selection Subject To Availability

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.