Isn’t Spain too far away for a biking holiday?
Answered by Simon Weir, Ride Magazine Travel Expert Andalucia may be a long way from the UK but it is easy to ride there. You don’t have to ride to Spain: you could take a ferry to Santander. Easier still is shipping your bike direct to Malaga and then getting a budget airline flight out. Or you can just take a cheap flight and then hire a bike. Like many, I was a bit sceptical about fly-ride trips, too. That scepticism lasted precisely until I had the key for a tidy BMW R1200GS Adventure in my hand, courtesy of www. bmwmotohire.com. Spain is good value, budget around £70-£100 a day, plus flights and bike hire. You need to head to southern Spain. Fabulous weather, spectacular scenery, immaculate road surfaces and brilliant corners… the only thing they don’t have is traffic. Make sure you ride the A397 from Marbella to Ronda, the A366 from Coin to Ronda, the A2300 around Lake Zahara. It’s a fairly short road – barely 10 miles long – but has more corners than all of Holland and one of the best roads I’ve ever ridden. You’ll love it!
For bends, lakes and perfect weather, head to southern Spain