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Women’s Motorcycle Tour in Spain: The Heart of Andalusia

Join the Big Little Rides women’s motorcycle tour in Spain – a gentle introduction to adventure riding in the very heart of Andalusia, one of our favorite destinations in the world!

Think twisty backroads, hidden gems, jaw-dropping landscapes, and the charms of Moorish history and Andalusian culture experienced through cuisine, Old Town wanders, and a sunset cruise on the Mediterranean Sea.

This tour is designed for women who mostly ride road, but are curious to try some easy cruising on meandering dirt trails and discover the allure of Southern Spain. We’ll ride beautiful backcountry roads and a trail or two, experience the magic of Ronda and Granada, see the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and visit the coastal town of Nerja where, on a clear day, you might just be able to make out the contours of Africa across the Mediterranean.

From rugged mountains and canyons to meandering coastal roads, the women’s motorcycle tour in Spain is all about the adventure, the twisties, and plenty of cultural experiences along the way combining the Andalusian food and wine scene, cozy Old Town stays, and Arabian Baths.

Experience level: beginner/ medium
Date: June 23 – 29
On Road/Off Road: 90/10
Bikes:​ Aprilia Tuareg 660/Yamaha Tenere 700
Guides: Eglė
Price: 2,750 €
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itinerary

June 23 | Arrival to Malaga
Welcome to Malaga, a charming coastal city of Andalusia where our adventure begins! We’ll pick you up from the airport, have a meet-and-greet dinner in a traditional Spanish restaurant, and go on a sunset cruise in the Mediterranean Sea in the evening. We’ll stay in a boutique hotel right at the heart of Malaga’s Old Town and have a tour briefing before sampling some tinto de verano at the Picasso Bar.
June 24 | Malaga-Ronda (110km)
Today, we’ll gear up, pack our bikes, and hit the road. This day is designed to be a gentle introduction to the Spanish backroads heading toward Ronda, one of our favorite towns in Andalusia famous for being built atop a massive gorge. We will ride little-known backroads enjoying. stunning mountain views and stopping for a tapas lunch, then end the day sampling local cheeses and wine in Ronda and staying in a cute Old Town hotel.

Ronda is a total gem – the gorge and the architecture are jaw-dropping, and this is the town Ernest Hemingway fell hopelessly in love with and wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls while he was here covering the Spanish Civil War.

June 25 | Ronda – Antequera (120km)

 

Today is all about those glorious mountain twisties, the turquoise blue lakes of El Chorro, and a visit to Torcal de Antequera  a place of ancient rock formations so strange you feel like you’re walking on the surface of the Moon.
June 26 | Antequera – Granada (165 km)
This day is jam – packed with beautiful, winding tarmac roads, dreamy whitewashed villages, and Andalusian backcountry charms. Our destination for the day is Granada, the old Moorish capital of Andalusia famous for its majestic Alhambra Palace, narrow cobblestone alleys, and the Moroccan Quarter – a colorful street of North African shops, eateries, and shisha lounges. Granada is where the Moorish history and influence merge with Andalusian heritage in a vibrant melting pot of culture, cuisine, and atmosphere. 
June 27 | Granada – Nerja (120km)
Leaving Granada behind, we will cross the Montes de Malaga National Park, ride incredible mountain backroads, and catch glimpses of the Mediterranean Sea from above. Today’s destination is Nerja, one of our favorite seaside towns boasting an ancient Moorish sea fortress, a charming cobblestone street Old Town, fresh seafood, and The Balcony of Europe – a spot where, on a clear day, you might see the contours of Africa across the Mediterranean.
June 28 | Nerja – Malaga (120km)
Enjoying a beautiful stretch along the coast, we will head back inland for some more of those epic twisties, stop for lunch to try gambas pil-pil, and ride the final section back to Malaga across a backcountry of rolling hills.

Back at our hotel, we’ll return the bikes, have a little rest, and head out to explore Malaga’s nightlife – or, as an additional option, we may choose to relax and unwind in Malaga’s famous Arabian Baths enjoying a hamam experience and a massage before dinner!

June 29 | Airport Transfer/Departure
Till we ride again!

The Nitty Gritty

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:

  • Motorcycle rental (Aprilia Tuareg/Yamaha Tenere 700) and luggage
  • Accommodation (twin share; a mix of cozy Old Town stays and traditional colonial-style hotels)
  • Fuel
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast meals
  • Malaga sunset cruise

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  •  Personal protective gear
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Lunch and dinner meals
  • Flights

TOUR ADD-ONS:

– Optional extra day in Malaga with a SPA/Hamam experience and dinner – EUR 350

– Chase vehicle – EUR 600

– Private single room option – 500 EUR

Motorcycle Damage Policy: 

● Damage deposit of 1,000 EUR per bike (credit card hold, fully refundable upon return) 

● Customer is liable for the cost of rectification of any damage to the bike during the tour

Payment terms:

– 450 EUR deposit upon each customer booking; non-refundable after April 23

– Balance due by May 15

Full tour terms and conditions can be found HERE.

All tour participants must hold a valid motorcycle license.