Motorbike touring in Spain

Stunning coastal highways, breathtaking mountain rides and truly delightful hotels in which to unwind – motorbike touring in Spain is truly a world-class experience. And it’s just a ferry away! Sail from Portsmouth or Plymouth to Santander or Bilbao and ride straight into the Picos de Europa or the Pyrenees or even Portugal!

ferry map new with Ireland
Photo of motorbike Picos de Europa - By kind courtesy of Luciano Brag
Nine crossings a week

Brittany Ferries now offer seven ferries a week from the UK and two crossings a week from Ireland to northern Spain, where you’ll find some of the best riding to be had anywhere. Dip into the Picos de Europa or head into the Pyrenees. Jump on your bike and ride the Camino de Santiago, or call us for bespoke motorbike touring in Spain.

  • Travel at your own pace
  • Touring advice from the experts
  • Recommended rides and routes
  • Clear regional guides
  • Geo-located hotels and POIs

Motorbike tours

Lastres, Asturias
Map of Cantabria - Asturias tour

3 stops - Asturias, Cantabria, Picos de Europa

The heart of northern Spain. The spectacular coastline & Picos de Europa steal the show but you will find so much more

7 days (flexible)

Compact 7 day tour, easily extended to include Bilbao or La Rioja.

Ferry-bike tour from £450 to £800 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 7 nights bed & breakfast
  • ferry travel based on two people + bike
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
La Rioja - Dolmen
Map of Cantabria - Rioja - Bilbao driving tour

3 stops - Bilbao, Rioja, and coastal Cantabria

A shorter route with gastronomy, wine, culture, architecture, mountains and sea – why not indulge yourself!

7 days (flexible)

7 day tour – easily adapted to include La Rioja or Bilbao

Ferry-bike tour from £550 to £800 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 7 nights bed & breakfast
  • ferry travel based on two people + bike
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Burgos Cathedral
Map of Grand Tour of North Spain

6 stops - Northern coast, mountains and interior

A circular tour full of contrasts; monumental cities, the coast, mountains and high plains, wonderful wine and food.

14 days at least

14 days minimum but extra nights can be added in many places – please consult

Ferry-bike tour from £900 to £1250 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 14 nights bed & breakfast
  • ferry travel based on two people + bike
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Cudillero
Map of Santiago circular tour

6 stops - Bilbao - Santiago, coastal, interleaved

The Camino del Norte – out-and-back – to combine with ferry travel or flights to Bilbao and Santander

12-14 days (flexible)

Best at 14 days but can be adapted to 12 nights in Spain (to allow for 2 nights on the ferry)

Ferry-bike tour from £900 - £1200 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 14 nights bed & breakfast
  • ferry travel based on two people + bike
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Photo of Porto - Dom Luis I Bridge
Photo of Santander to Porto - Circular Tour

7 stops - Round trip Santander to Porto & return by coast

An epic adventure! Bring your own car or motorbike to Santander and cut a swathe right through the heart of Spain to Porto on the Atlantic coast.

14 days

14 days minimum but extra nights can be added as required

From £1150 to £1450 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

14 nights bed & breakfast
Ferry travel or 4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
Bardenas Reales, Navarra
Map of west Pyrenees circular tour

5 stops - Navarra, Aragon, Basque Country

Rolling Navarran hills to the Alpine peaks of Huesca – from the Atlantic coast to the very heart of the Pyrenees.

7 - 10 days

We recommend 10 days – can easily be made into a one week tour

Ferry-bike tour from £650 to £850 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 10 nights bed & breakfast
  • ferry travel based on two people + bike
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...
Photo of San Juan de la Peña
map of Wine and Mountains driving tour Spain

5 stops - Pyrenees, Rioja and Basque Country

Culture, vineyards and mountain scenery. Amazing architecture, wonderful walking and a gastronomic tour-de-force

10 days (flexible)

10 day tour – can easily be reduced to a week or extended to two.

Ferry-bike tour from £700 to £900 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

  • 10 nights bed & breakfast
  • ferry travel based on two people + bike
  • guide book and touring map
  • travel app & doc manager
more details...

Our expert team will help you plan your trip – adapting the route to fit with ferry crossings, taking into account your parking concerns and picking the best places to stay with riding in mind. We can advise on circular rides, road conditions, the best time to come and driving regulations in Spain.

As shown above our motorbike tours are designed to combine with Brittany Ferries services to Santander and Bilbao – heading from there west into Cantabria, Asturias, the Picos de Europa, east towards the Pyrenees and perhaps south towards Castilla y León, La Rioja or even Portugal. Please call to consult.

For small groups we can make special arrangements please call us to discuss your requirements.

Timetable - all UK to Spain ferries

Combined timetable - UK to Spain crossings 2018

Timetable - Ireland to Spain ferries

Ferry timetable - Eire to Spain crossings 2018