Voyager en et vers l’Espagne


• Les routes espagnoles sont-elles bonnes pour rouler ?
L’Espagne possède un incroyable réseau de bonnes routes de montagne isolées parmi lesquelles nous ne choisissons que les plus pittoresques.

• Comment est la qualité de l’hébergement choisie par Riders In Spain

Nous choisissons principalement une gamme spéciale d’hôtels 4 *, de vieux palais rénovés, de forteresses et d’abbayes, où le cavalier peut ressentir l’histoire de l’Espagne et passer un très bon repos des journées fatigantes mais passionnées. Pour les jours de repos, nous choisissons principalement les hôtels Spa pour passer un séjour des plus agréables.

• De quels documents ai-je besoin ?

Si vous n’êtes pas citoyen de l’UE, veuillez vérifier auprès de votre ambassade. Votre carte de crédit, requise pour la franchise d’assurance, votre permis de conduire, votre permis de conduire international et votre passeport peuvent devoir être présentés le premier jour de la visite.

• Pouvez-vous organiser des réservations d’avion?

Normalement, nous ne réservons pas de billets d’avion car nous constatons que de nombreuses personnes préfèrent utiliser des programmes de kilométrage ou acheter des tarifs compétitifs sur divers sites Web de voyage.

• Vous venez nous chercher et nous déposez à l’aéroport ?

Nous viendrons vous chercher et vous déposerons à l’aéroport si vous faites partie d’une visite guidée ou autoguidée et que vous arrivez ou partez le premier ou le dernier jour de la visite. Pour tous les invités arrivant un ou plusieurs jours avant le début de la visite, nous organiserons une navette (payée par nos soins), qui vous conduira à votre hébergement. Idem pour le départ.

• Quelle est la meilleure période de l’année pour que je vienne ?

Nous programmons nos visites guidées pendant ce que nous considérons comme la meilleure période de l’année pour rouler dans les régions incluses dans cette visite. Bien sûr, nous ne pouvons pas toujours garantir la météo. Nous vous invitons également à rechercher les conditions climatiques et les histoires sur des sites Web informatifs avant de prendre vos décisions de date.

Riders in Spain Tours takes great pride in the level of service we provide our guests. We would like for you to feel comfortable and well-rested overnight, so you can enjoy every day of riding to its fullest. On every stop where it is possible, we choose well-appointed 4 stars Hotels, all of course with en-suite facilities. Almost all of them have internet access.

The philosophy about accommodation is to chose mainly central hotels in the cities where the cultural interest is high &  idyllic green and peaceful settings, mountain and valley views in the rest. In warmer climates, our hotels will have a pool and an outdoor restaurant or café. 

Buffet-style breakfast will be served each morning in the hotel. Dinner can either be enjoyed at the hotel or at a restaurant we’ve personally frequented over the years for its extraordinary regional or unique cuisine and its setting.

All tour members will be provided with the hotel names, address and contact numbers about one month before the beginning of the tour.

We will happily arrange any additional overnight stays pre and post tour. Please let us know in advance.

If you have any questions or special requests regarding accommodation, please call or email us. We’ll be happy to give you more information.

The tours

• Are dinners included in the cost of the tour?

To check if lunch and dinner are included in the price, please check the « included services » section on each tour. In group tours they are generally included. In the case in which they are not included, in the tour booklet you will find our recommendations.

• How far do we ride per day?

We ride anywhere from 200 to 450 kilometers per day (125 to 280 miles), depending on the road. There is usually a scenic, long route and a short, fast route choice for most days. Riders can choose their route. If an especially long or challenging route is one of the two choices, the route will be described fully with maps, so tour participants can decide whether or not to take it. The guide will go with the wishes of the group. All routes, even the long ones, make time for breakfast, lunch, a few coffee breaks, and some sightseeing. We usually arrive at the hotel around 4:00 pm.

• How much riding experience do I need?

You should feel comfortable doing several 300 km days in a row. All participants need a valid motorcycle license.
• Do I have to stay with the guide?

No, you can go at your own pace and choose your own riding companions. The route directions and GPS, if you opt for one, detail all routes, sights, hotels, restaurants, and cafes.

Are support vehicles used and how much luggage can I bring?

A support van accompanies most of the tours (please check the « included services » section on each tour), and in that cases, guests can bring one large suitcase per person. Nevertheless, the goup of a tour where van is not included, can ask to include it.

• Can my non-riding partner ride in the support van?

Yes, the van can accommodate 2 non-riders comfortably. Please, check with us before that there is free space available.
• What else do you we do besides ride?

In most of the tours there is always something interesting to see and do on every day of our tours. We make suggestions for museums, archaeological sites, and activities that will enrich your travel experience.

• Are there rest days?

Yes, usually every third or fourth day we have a rest day. You can ride, sightsee or rest on the rest days.

• How many riders will be in the group? 

In order to provide our best personal service to each guest, we limit the size of our tours to Ten motorcycles.

Other questions

• Are helmets required, and what is the alcohol limit in Spain?

Helmets are required, and the alcohol tolerance in Spain is 0.3. If you are stopped with alcohol in your blood, the authorities will not allow you to continue the tour and your motorcycle will be confiscated. The policy of Riders in Spain Tours is not to allow alcohol consumption before or during riding to keep the group in safe conditions. We will have enough time to enjoy very good drinks when we arrive safely at our destination!

• What should I bring?

It is important to layer your clothing for different climates, as our tours may go through cool high mountain passes on one day and warm valley lowlands on the next. Rain in the mountains can occur unexpectedly, so you should bring a rain suit. Information on what to pack will be sent to you in your tour information packet.

• What kind of information is provided before the tour?

Our tour information packet will be sent to you approximately one month before your tour departure. In it you will find packing information, country descriptions including essential travel facts, day-by-day road and route information, sights, hotel, and restaurant information, and a full-size highlighted route map. Our tour booklet has a lot of good information in it, but if you really want to delve into the histories and sights of the regions we visit, we highly recommend the Lonely Planet guide book depending on the area of your tour.

• Can my motorcycle club custom design their own guided tour?

Of course! we are able to design your customised tour. Our tours are specially designed to make both the motorcycling and the rest time interesting. But we realise that some customers have some specific ideas and we are able to create bespoke leisure tours according to your desires.