Day 6: North-West of Tineo & Bay of Biscay
Great ocean view at Punta la Encoronada in Luarca
Ricardo checking out the Museo Etnogràfico Grandas Salime
Climbing up to Alto de Valvaler
Perfectly smooth and deserted mountain roads
Day 5 - South-East of Tineo
Today we met some fellow-motorbike enthusiasts in the Monestario de Corias
Attention: Bears on the road!
After lunch we hit a little drizzle, so let's get the rain gear out!
Day 4 - Cangas de Onìs to Tineo
Day 3 - Picos de Europa - the ride east of Cangas de Onís
Passing by the scenic Embalse de Cervera-Ruesga
Jose passing by on his Ducati Multistrada 1200
Santuario de Covadonga: morning view from the cave
Santuario de Covadonga
Day 2 - Sierras - the ride west of Cangas de Onís
We end the day in style in this historical Parador hotel.
About today's ride there is almost not much more to say than that it was an unbelievably relaxing ride, because there was no traffic at all and the only thing to be seen was all this green mountain scenery.
Central-American spirited rides - meaning that there is always a smile and good mood One of the stipulations for the design of this special tour was to ride in the Picos de Europa - there you are, guys
And tomorrow we will get to see even more of it
Day 1 - From Bilbao to Cangas de Onís
Bilbao, also home of the impressive Guggenheim museum.
Prep work for the riders meeting is in full swing. Looks a bit like a comfy classroom, doesn't it?
Everybody has arrived and is listening to Wouter's welcome briefing
The hotel's dinner room was great - watching whats going on while enjoying the delicious food
Out of the hotel's garage we turned right, and then out of Bilbao city traffic.
For quite a distance of our morning ride we were following the valleys and gorges of the river Ebro.
The scenery along the river, again and again, tempted us to stop for a picture
Spring water is gushing down through the village of Orbaneja del Castillo. It is remarkably clear and turquoise.
The Monasterio de Montesclaros was one of our highlights today
Everyone was paying attention to the stories the monk told us about the history of the monastery
Beautiful roads through the mountainous province of Cantabria.
This elevated map shows the area of the Cantabrian mountains. They will keep us busy riding for the upcoming five days of our tour.
After a truly fantastic riding day on remote roads without traffic but with perfect asphalt, nice sweeping curves, and lots of sunshine, the group arrived happy at the Parador hotel in Cangas de Onís