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gteps 02-02-2013 11:43 AM

Picos De Europe May 2013
Two friends and I will be heading to Northern Spain (Picos De Europe) on the 9th May 2013 for seven days of fun in the mountains,this will be our first venture to this area, we have now booked our ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Bilbao and will be staying in Arenas De Cabrales, If anyone would like to join us or meet up once there please let me know, if you have previous experience of riding in the Picos De Europe even better.

We will be riding: BMW K1300s / BMW R1200GSA / BMW F800GS but dont hold this against us !



RTLover 02-04-2013 07:22 AM

Great place to ride. SWMBO and I were there in the Zed4 close to your dates and the weather was nice, could be a bit cool at the upper reaches.

yorkieterrier 02-09-2013 11:34 PM


I will be following this with interest as I'm currently planning a similar trip into Northen Spain and Portugal for 2014.

Be keen to swap notes with you.

tobuk 03-19-2013 02:28 PM

Picos 2013
Hi, will miss you by a day . Booked into hotel Nr. Potes - 1 May- 8 May.
Two Africa Twins & 1 F800GS.
First trip to the Picos, after sampling the Pyrrenees a couple of years ago. Boat to Santander, then make it up as we go along. Hoping to do some gravel travel ( I understand booklets are on sale in Potes showing Off- Road routes ).
Good luck on your trip.

regards .......................tobuk

Avispao 05-07-2013 01:46 AM

I live in Oviedo, 100km away of Arenas. I cannot join you, but if you need some info for routes or something pm me. (i don't think so cause all the roads are fine, even the C roads)

Eat cachopo, fabada and drink sidra, and it would be better if you make to spanish schedules (breakfast at 8-9h, lunching at 14h, dinner at 21h)


tobuk 05-13-2013 01:07 PM

further to my thread on March 19. re. vsiting the Picos.
Have just got back from a very satisfying 7 days & 10,000 hairpin bends ( a few of which I got right ! ).Varied weather, wet-2, v,hot/sunny-4, indifferent-2. On arrival the San Gloria pass was closed with snow but we rode it on day 4. Both the gorge roads were " interesting " waterfalls right across the roads, loose rocks & on one blind corner a wheelbarrow full of collected rocks in the middle of the road !!!!!!!!!!!
Stayed @ Pension La Pisa in Aniezo, 9kms south of Potes. Very comfortable, good food, drying room. English Ex- pats so no language probs.

Took the ferry to Santander (300-return ) one and a half houres into Potes. would recommend the area if your thinking of going to northern Spain.

Hope everybodys summer trips are as good...................regards, tobuk:D

Avispao 05-14-2013 01:32 AM

I made this route around Picos for a contest

I'd appreciate some votes :evil

RTLover 05-15-2013 05:58 AM


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I'd appreciate some votes :evil

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Avispao 05-15-2013 10:58 AM


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