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Motorrad Mekka Spanien?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | Stephan Weckschmied | News

Our tour guide Angela has been on numerous motorcycle tours in Spain. Her early scepticism about riding in Spain had turned into elation. In the following article she tells us why she now loves to travel with Edelweiss to the iberian peninsula.

Thinking back of the time before I started working for Edelweiss Bike Travel, I would have never dreamed of spending my holidays on the Iberic Peninsula. My mind was full of places I thought I would have to share with crowds of tourists rushing for the beaches on the Spanish coast, hungry for the sun and the ocean.

I am a very enthusiastic motorcyclist, and so I couldn’t believe that this was it. Where would I find the flamenco dancing, the delicious food, the spirited and hospitable Spaniards, those famous historical buildings and fantastic roads other motorcyclist were telling me about?

Some seven years later and after quite a number of tours I guided for Edelweiss Bike Travel, I got to know almost each corner of Spain, and I also learned a lot about the country.

It all began with the „Christopher Colombus Tour“. Starting and finishing in Malaga, this tour covers the south-west of Spain and the south of Portugal in a loop of 2200 kilometers. The mix of colourful impressions that I found in both countries during these 9 days on tour surprised me. Both types of bikers, those who want to enjoy a relaxed ride same as those who look for the challenge on extremely winding roads will find plenty of asphalt layed out for them.

Among the places we visit on the Christopher Columbus Tour, Seville, Cordoba and Lisbon are three of the most impressive places. You will find a wealth of remnants of past centuries, of historical buildings, and of famous pieces of art, each with its own charme.

Needless to say, that the Spanish cuisine has a great variety of food to offer. Your vacation in Spain wouldn’t be complete without an evening stroll through old town, enjoying a cerveza in one of the tapas bars along with the famous and typical tapas snacks. And the locals will be excited chatting with you in their typical, noisy way. Most certainly, it won’t become more authentic.

The only thing that will probably manage to top all these impressions is the performance of the Flamenco dancers. If you ever want to find out how powerful, passionate and effervescent the Spanish people are, I highly recommend visiting the little bar next door. Once you entered the place you thought of as a bar a minute ago, will turn out to be a flamenco performance stage. And before you even know it, you are under the spell of the flamenco dancers.

After my first tour in Spain, I was hooked. Edelweiss Bike Travel sent me back to do more tours in this destination. Next on the schedule was the „Andalusia Tour“ in the southern part of Spain. This area has some of the most winding roads you can find – they are great fun! My next opportunity to get to know more about the Iberic Peninsula was the „Pyrenees Ride-for-Fun Tour“ in the North-East of Spain. Similar to Andalusia, the Pyrenees are a rider’s paradise. One of the many special tours Edelweiss Bike Travel creates for their customers took me through some of the most beautiful and most remote areas in central and North Spain. 

Guess what was the consequence? Obviously, I changed from the once hesitant visitor into the enthusiastic traveller of Spain I am today.  

Not for all the money in the world would I want to miss navigating my motorcycle through the twisties between the seemingly never ending olive orchards, or trying to find my way out of those typical Spanish perched villages, which look like little white spots from the distance but can quickly turn into a tricky maze once you are trying to make your way through.

All this is Spain and there is a lot more to discover. Of course, I don't want to forestall too much. To discover the beauty of Spain, you will need to come on tour with us and find out by yourself – the best ride there is.

See you on tour.

Your tour guide

Angela

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Pablo
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 19:39

Wow Angela, es klingt super. Spanier sind immer nette Leute, die auf ihres Land immer stolz seid..... Wunderschön muss es sein dort jede Kurve zu genießen.......
Viele Grüße aus medellin
Pablo
Angela
Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 23:31

Hallo Pablo,
Ich freue mich von dir zu lesen!
Nicht nur die Spanier sind nette Leute.
Ich kenne da auch in Südamerika welche
Liebe Grüße von mir und ich wünsch dir viele tolle Touren mit deinem schönen Motorrad,
Angela
Monica
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 17:19

Hello Angela. Some day soon will book another tour with you. I'm still amazed at the memory of running into you in So America.
Best Regards.
Angela
Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 23:26

Hi Monica,
So did I A completely unexpected and wonderful moment when we met thousands of miles away from home. Please let me know about the details of your plans. It will be fantastic riding with you again.
Have a great time,
Angela
Wolfgang Alban
Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 17:03

Liebe Angela !
Du hast ja so Recht mit Deinem Lob der Touren in Spanien und Portugal, die ich
alle -teils mit Dir- gefahren bin, was auch schade ist, da ich jetzt keine mehr
übrig habe. Eine Tour war schöner als die andere in jeder Hinsicht (Strecken, Landschaft, Wetter, Hotels, Essen und eine angenehme Gruppe.
Herzliche Grüße
Angela
Monday, August 1, 2016 at 15:39

Hallo Alban,

wie schön, von dir zu lesen! Ja, das war eine sehr schöne Tour und ich denke sehr gern und schmunzelnd an den tollen Fahrtag von Zafra nach Cordoba und an die "After-tour-bike-service-zeiten" zurück Du warst eine große Hilfe!

Ganz herzliche Grüße,
Angela
Stevie Wonder
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10:09

I want to go to Spain now
Angela
Monday, August 1, 2016 at 15:45

Hey Stevie,

you're welcome anytime

Angela
paul kustermann
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10:07

Nice article Angela!
Angela
Monday, August 1, 2016 at 15:40

Hallo Paul,

danke für die Blumen

Bis bald und liebe Grüße,
Angela

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