ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Europe
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-19-2013, 06:00 AM   #1
dnorton OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: 603istan
Oddometer: 82
Spain in November

Going to have 4 days to kill in Spain (Barcelona) during mid November this year. Never been to Spain before.

Would those familiar with the weather in Spain recommend renting a bike? If yes are the Pyrenees realistic or will snow be flying? If the Pyrenees aren't recommended any suggestions on where to go, what to see that time of year? Any recommendations on where to rent a bike?
dnorton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
Famous
Goin down hill fast
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Ireland
Oddometer: 210
The last few times that I've been in Spain around November the weather has been very hit and miss (mostly miss)
It seems to be the wettest part of the year
Can't help with bike hire as I've always been on my own bike
__________________
And miles to go before I sleep
Famous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 11:35 PM   #3
The Spanish Biker
The Invaluable Guide
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Catalonia, Spain
Oddometer: 322
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnorton View Post
Going to have 4 days to kill in Spain (Barcelona) during mid November this year. Never been to Spain before.

Would those familiar with the weather in Spain recommend renting a bike? If yes are the Pyrenees realistic or will snow be flying? If the Pyrenees aren't recommended any suggestions on where to go, what to see that time of year? Any recommendations on where to rent a bike?
Hi,

There are plenty of bike hires in Barcelona, check out other topics in this section for a few this year.

This is a good one that brings up most of the issues and suggests a few good routes around the Pyrenees: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=887785

Hit and Miss is right in November, but when it's good it's really good. Check the local weather station: http://www.meteo.cat/servmet/index.html

They have a very good short and medium term forecast but work up your geography of Catalonia's regions, called 'comarcas'.

If the Pyrenees are out try riding around the mountain inland from Tarragona - a natural park called the Montsant.

Enjoy!

Simon
__________________
Visit The Spanish Biker - the invaluable guide to motorcycling in Spain

The Spanish Biker screwed with this post 07-28-2013 at 11:43 PM
The Spanish Biker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 05:43 PM   #4
dnorton OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: 603istan
Oddometer: 82
Thanks for the info Famous & Spanish Biker. Hoping to ride, but wondering if I want to lug riding gear for two of us? Going riding isn't the main objective, but don't want to miss an opportunity.

Is the snow typically falling in the Pyrenees in mid-November?
dnorton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #5
The Spanish Biker
The Invaluable Guide
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Catalonia, Spain
Oddometer: 322
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnorton View Post
Thanks for the info Famous & Spanish Biker. Hoping to ride, but wondering if I want to lug riding gear for two of us? Going riding isn't the main objective, but don't want to miss an opportunity.

Is the snow typically falling in the Pyrenees in mid-November?
No, it snows sometimes but only for a few hours. But it will be very cold - in the Pyrenees you'll be riding over passes up to and over 2,000 metres.

But there are lost of places for a day's ride much nearer to Barcelona such as the Sierra de Montsant, or just ride along the Costa Brava 'cornische' from Blanes to Palamos for example, and then run back just inland through Banyoles and the Garrotxa natural park region, which is full of extinct volcanoes - on a good day, i.e. 90% of the time, these runs will be warm and sunny :)

Regs

Simon
__________________
Visit The Spanish Biker - the invaluable guide to motorcycling in Spain

The Spanish Biker screwed with this post 08-24-2013 at 09:52 AM
The Spanish Biker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 05:32 AM   #6
Motostrail
Adventurer
 
Motostrail's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Barcelona, Spain, Motorcycle Heaven
Oddometer: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnorton View Post
Going to have 4 days to kill in Spain (Barcelona) during mid November this year. Never been to Spain before.

Would those familiar with the weather in Spain recommend renting a bike? If yes are the Pyrenees realistic or will snow be flying? If the Pyrenees aren't recommended any suggestions on where to go, what to see that time of year? Any recommendations on where to rent a bike?
Hi
You can rent a Triumph Tiger HERE
__________________
www.motostrailadventure.com
Motorcycle tours in Spain
Motostrail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 11:19 AM   #7
Cameleer
Worldcrzer
 
Cameleer's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Dubai/Spain
Oddometer: 68
I can recommend www.hispaniatours.com
I found them very professional with new bikes and gear.
Weather should be ok but I would not go far up the Pyrennees, lots of places to go in Catalonia.
Good luck!
__________________
"People don't change... they just get older"
Cameleer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014