We’ve prepared up to fourteen different routes, covering over 2,500 miles, selecting the finest roads around Asturias. Climb steep slopes to the mountains, reach twisted high mountain passes, ride down winding roads towards the coast. All spread out withmany optional activities and visits, such as sightseeing, mining or Jurassic museums, bear reserves, roman paths, Pre-Romanesque architecture... Feel at home in our friendly hotels and restaurants and looked after by our team, dedicated to ensure your comfort throughout your stay.
Although Asturias still remains a hidden secret and may not be as famous in terms of motorcycling destination as Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France or Nepal, however, do seriously be prepared for one breathtaking surprise. Our landscape rivals that of parts of New Zealand, Switzerland and Ireland. With the greenest hills imaginable, unspoiled valleys and landscape, beautiful lakes and snow peaked mountains some reaching up to 8,700 ft. facing the deep blue ocean some within less than 9 miles between the peaks and the shores...The Royal site o... More info »
Have you heard of the renowned Picos de Europa? The most amazing area of the Cantabrian Mountains. Heights of 8,700 ft peaks combined with the sea equal a wonderful and unique natural contrast, offering a fantastic opportunity of enjoying views whilst on the road. At the heart of the Picos de Europa is the Fuente Dé cable car, which saves a difference of 753 meters, placing the traveler at 1,823 meters altitude in just 4 minutes at a speed of 10 m/s. From the upper station the visitor will be struck by the sight of a landscape filled with immense beauty. Experience the pleasure of ri... More info »
let your motorcycle guide you! throw away its horse bit and let it lead the way! let it ride nimbly twisting the intricate mountain bends and roads. Breath the fresh air with the fragrant scent of the woods. Feel completely free.
One of the historical periods that surprisingly united Asturias with the UK. During its peak time the industrial connection between both countries meant that lots of young Asturians crossed the ocean to study at British universities. Few of them brought back any wealth... But what they they did bring back was the British passion for football! Let us take a tour around coal mines, important industrial areas and meet some salt of the earth characters that will remind us of old times.
The central boroughs in Asturias have played a key role in looking after the unique Cantabrian Brown Bear repopulation. Its Foundation has a reserve where currently two females live in semi-captivity to ensure their well being.
There are nineteen charismatic costal villages in total, dotting the entire Asturian coast. They all have the appeal of typical fishing towns and villages with their quirky old quarters, restaurants and cider taverns serving fresh seafood overlooking their promenades, harbors, beaches and rugged cliffs. They offer up charming surprises at every turn along the Asturian coastal strip, providing many lasting memories. We can ride up the rivers passing right next to several villages, through the woods, to the springs, up in the mountains and back again.
Why not step into neighboring Galicia as we cross the western mountain passes and make a stop to try its renowned gastronomy? We’ll ride the western border in and out to sample a different, less challenging route.
The cultural and historic heritage of our region is quite condensed in the central area. Oviedo, its capital over a thousand years ago formed the foundations of the Asturian Monarchy and the expansion throughout the kingdom of Spain. This stages and hosts the Prince of Asturias rally and a mountain spine connects the rally down south to the Cantabrian Mountains.
South-western Asturias is a lush natural paradise. Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña e Ibias Nature Park, a UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve, has areas as emblematic and exclusive as Muniellos Reserve - the largest oak forest in Europe. Located in the southwest of Asturias, this corner of the Cantabrian Mountains covers the rugged slopes with incredible forests, where rivers run through offering freshness to the woody warm scents. An extensive network of rivers also run through the deep, winding valleys of Cangas del Narcea, Degaña and Ibias.
A softer landscape is typical to the western area, the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Its roads lead you into the very heart of the countryside and nature, over rivers, through green fields and predominant beech woods where you will see plenty of mills, farms and agriculture. Cool tarmac provides a smooth swift ride to many traditional restaurants where we’ll taste fabulous dishes passed down from Grandma! Whilst sampling some old homemade spirits... don’t just take our word for it, experience it!
Visiting both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we complete the last route of the tour. On our way back, we"ll visit Oviedo, the historic capital of Asturias, known as an outdoor living museum and famous in the Woody Allen film "Vicky, Cristina Barcelona." Its classical heritage is well worth a stop. The Altamira Cave is also a must see, the world’s first cave in which Paleolithic paintings were discovered in 1880. Many caves in the north of Spain conserve paintings, but not so complex nor as artistically intricate as Altamira’s work. The latest research date the paintings back previ... More info »
There was once an Asturian king, named Alfonso II 'The Chaste', who mounted his horse and made a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, where history/legend placed the tomb of the apostle St James the Great. This was during the 9th century and the Asturian monarch thus inaugurated what was to become one of the most important routes of spiritual and cultural peregrination in Europe, embarked upon by millions of pilgrims throughout history right through to the present day. That is why Asturias, more so than any other territory, literally lives up to the saying that 'all roads lead to Santiago'... More info »