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Old 01-05-2013, 05:29 AM   #16
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some comments

a couple of years ago we did a trip 3 motorbikes from Barcelona we stayed at a little hotel in Garralda (medium price & very good food)http://www.auniak.com/
trip Garralda Garralda http://goo.gl/maps/AjbcI
visit Irati forest few miles from Garralda
our trip http://goo.gl/maps/6SA7q
I would also recomment Cañon de Añisclo
http://goo.gl/maps/QNmZG
by the way closed at winter , only 1 way traffic, as indicated .
If I was you I would like to drive down through Bretagne
next to Garranda starts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way_of_St._James
If I can be of any other help let me know
pd expect hot weather
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:38 PM   #17
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Thanks for reply and links coes, good stuff, hope your right when you say expect hot weather, i've spent the last few summer holidays in the British Isles and finally got fed up that massive rain cloud that's followed me about. I'm coming South!!

Cheers.

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Old 01-19-2013, 01:34 AM   #18
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Have a look at "spanishbiker's" web site lots of info on there I will dig out the link for you

http://thespanishbiker.wordpress.com...rans-pyrenees/

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Old 01-19-2013, 07:46 AM   #19
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Have a look at "spanishbiker's" web site lots of info on there I will dig out the link for you

http://thespanishbiker.wordpress.com...rans-pyrenees/

cheers Spud

Cheers Spud,

I have already had a good look at the spanish bikers website via horizons unlimited and good stuff it is too.

Thanks again mate.

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:54 AM   #20
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Any area of the Catalan Pyrenees, Basque and Aragonese in precious
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:12 PM   #21
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Northern Spain Rocks

We had a fab time last summer in Northern Spain - took the Plymouth ferry to Santander- spent a couple of days around San Sebastian (catching much needed rays) and then headed for Pamploma area. We had been told that the N260 was an unmissable ride - so we set off heading east expecting to take days to get across to Andorra - but the ride was so amazing that we kept going until we hit just shy of Andorra - by then were still having too much fun to stop - so we dropped down to Barcelona. It was a long but thoroughly enjoyable day (600km -11 hours start to finish) - and the long day on the fabulous N260 meant an extra night chilling in the BIG city.

One warning - all that Spanish you are learning right now wont get you far - Basque is as different to Spanish as Welsh is to English. And once you hit Barcelona it's all Catalan - (the place names may look french - but are pronounced with a Spanish accent - which is useful if you need to ask directions - saves mucho confusion!!):

This year we are heading for Salmanca as I have been promised that the ride through the mountains will take my breath away. It will take a lot to beat the N260 - so expectations are high!!

Have an awesome time.

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:43 AM   #22
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Hi,

More on the Western Pyrenees here: http://thespanishbiker.wordpress.com...ack-to-plan-a/

That day's ride is by no means all - I was back in the region in late October, when it was far too cold to lurk in the mountains themselves so this time staying at the municipal camping at Syt. Pierre Pied de Port. Nice camping but the town is very touristy and full of pilgrims on the Road to Santiago.

I love the camp site at Ochagavia - it's a great chill out place run by young people from the village, and a good hideout from the rain - the western Pyrenees is wet If you want higher mountains go to the camping at Izaba - nowhere near the village though - where it'0s bloomin' cold at night even in August!

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Old 02-06-2013, 03:09 PM   #23
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I stayed here for two week. Booked through a UK travel agent. Brilliant place to stay and lot's to see.

http://goo.gl/maps/IXBTk

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Old 02-14-2013, 12:31 AM   #24
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Hi Keith
Hope you've had a nice trip.
Any sights in France or Spain that you'd absolutely recommend to someone who's going to be riding this region in june?

Thanks!
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:22 AM   #25
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You can check here for photos and maps. The Pyrenees are absolutely magnificent!

http://www.moto.gr/forums/showthread.php?t=89262

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:32 AM   #26
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Navarra desert aka Bardenas Reales. If you are planning off road I have some gps routes of the area but also getting there off road from France Spain border and back up towards bilbao.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:29 AM   #27
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Hi Keith
Hope you've had a nice trip.
Any sights in France or Spain that you'd absolutely recommend to someone who's going to be riding this region in june?

Thanks!
Hi Tommy,

There's so much to see and do in Spain - have you any special interest in mind, e.g. history, architecture, etc.?

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:36 AM   #28
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Hi Tommy,

There's so much to see and do in Spain - have you any special interest in mind, e.g. history, architecture, etc.?

Simon
time limits us to the absolute north of Spain. we'll be crossing France through "le massive centrale". we'll be in the Pyrenees mainly to soak up the natural beauty and to enjoy some nice roads. but the occasional monument would be great.

I'm amazed by bardenas reales!
is that place open to motorcycles?

I'm a kid in a candy store reading about the Pyrenees and the places that surround it. but trying to tell the must-visit places from the less-wow ones is hard for someone who's never visited the area.

as stated. we're limited in time and want to soak up as much as possible while keeping the pace low. it's supposed to be a holiday so rushing from place to place won't be an option.

thanks for any advice!
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:21 AM   #29
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time limits us to the absolute north of Spain. we'll be crossing France through "le massive centrale". we'll be in the Pyrenees mainly to soak up the natural beauty and to enjoy some nice roads. but the occasional monument would be great.

I'm amazed by bardenas reales!
is that place open to motorcycles?

I'm a kid in a candy store reading about the Pyrenees and the places that surround it. but trying to tell the must-visit places from the less-wow ones is hard for someone who's never visited the area.

as stated. we're limited in time and want to soak up as much as possible while keeping the pace low. it's supposed to be a holiday so rushing from place to place won't be an option.

thanks for any advice!
Hi Tommy,

The Bardena Blanca - part of a larger region called the Bardenas Reales - is indeed very open to bikes. There's a trail, of about 80 kms that forns a round trip. It's best to approach from the north, roughly via Sos de Reyes Catolicos. If time's limited and you want to go to the Bardena than Navarre is for you. Take a look at my few days there this summer for some ideas.

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