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IMTBIKE was founded in 1997 in Madrid, Spain. Since then we have had the pleasure of showing the beauty of Spain, Portugal, Morocco, France and Italy to thousands of enthusiastic motorcyclists from more than 90 different countries. We are very proud of the reputation we’ve earned as one of the world’s leading motorcycle tour operators. It is our dedication to high quality, making sure that all tour members have an adventure of a lifetime, and our passion for motorcycling that make an IMTBIKE Tour such an outstanding vacation.

Managers & Staff

  • Scott Moreno

    Owner

  • Isabel Brochet

    Office Manager

  • Christophe Larrosa

    Chief Information Officer

  • Scott is originally from the United States but he has been living and riding in Spain since 1989.  Scott was first hooked on motorcycling at age ten when he purchased his first motorcycle: a third-hand Yamaha JT1 60cc mini-bike.  Since then Scott has been exclusively a two-wheel man and has never owned a car in his life! He has ridden a motorcycle in every continental US state and has also participated in two BMW Around the World Trips. He is fluent in English and Spanish, and takes pride in enjoying Spanish life to the fullest. Scott directs IMTBike´s office operations, but still finds time to lead a tour or two especially in Morocco.

    Isabel has a degree in Tourism Business Administration and she joined the IMTBike team in October 2002. Isabel's main job is to insure that all aspects of our tours are in order for a flawless vacation. Born in Madrid to a Spanish Mother and French father she was raised with two native languages and speaks English as well. When Isabel is not working she enjoys traveling, reading, going to the movies, and writing short stories.

    Christophe is originally from Bordeaux, France and joined IMTBike in 2005. When it comes to riding, Christophe was a late bloomer. He didn't get on a motorcycle until the age of 25, but it was "love at first ride". Christophe speaks French, English, German, Spanish and Portuguese. When he is not riding, Christophe wishes he was riding, but he also enjoys playing soccer and reading.

  • Paloma Martínez

    Marketing Director

  • María Pérez

    Reservation Director

  • Cristina Rodríguez

    Administration

  • Paloma was born in Madrid in 1986  and  works in IMTBIKE's since 2014. Paloma is an avid traveler who loves discovering new cultures and people. Her favourite city will always be San Francisco, California. In her spare time she enjoys hiking in the mountains with her dogs Max & Denver , watching TV Show, reading neverending books and everything related to "Game of Thrones."

    María was born on May 3rd 1984 in Madrid. She earned a degree in Tourism and joined the IMTBIKE family in December of 2015. In her free time she loves travelling, going to the movies, roller-skating, and spending time in nature. She’s has a fascination with ancient Egyptian and Roman history and also the Medieval Ages. She’s also a dog lover. At IMTBIKE, María is in charge of all restaurant and hotel reservations for our tours making sure all our tour members have the highest quality experience on every trip.

    Born in Madrid in 1983, Cristina earned a degree in Tourism and has ample experience working in vehicle rental, hotels, administration and customer service. She speaks Spanish, English, Italian and a bit of French. She’s spent most of her life in Spain and has also lived for a breif time in Monaco, where she loved the perfect climate and beautiful scenery of the area. In her free time she love being outside, travelling, reading, going to the movies, music, sports, seeing new places, trying new foods and experiencing new cultures. She’s a big fan of southeast Asia. She’s says that taking a ride on a motorcycle gives her an unequaled sense of freedom to explore new places, stopping wherever and meeting wonderful people.

  • Elisa Iglesias

    Rentals Manager

  • Marina Pacheco

    Administration

  • Elisa was born in Salamanca and grew up in a tiny town near the Portuguese border. Ever since she was little she loved travelling and learning about other cultures. She studied Tourism at the University of Salamanca and spent a few years studying in France. When she returned to Spain, she worked in the NH hotel chain in Salamanca and later in the tourist office in the Arribes del Duero Natural Park. In 2013 she moved to the UK to improve her English and she spent two years working and studying in the College of West Anglia. She joined IMTBIKE in April of 2017.

    Marina was born in Madrid in 1993. She loves to travel whether it’s a long trip or a weekend getaway to pretty much anywhere, although she has a soft spot for the US. She’s a huge sports fan and has always played sports. Her favorite is horseback riding. She learned English living in Ireland, England and Malta. She studied Tourism and began her professional career as an event organizer. But her passion for motorcycles eventually lead her to IMTBIKE. She also loves animals, writing, nighttime walks and going out to dinner.

Guides & Agents

  • Chano Lorenzo

    Head Guide

  • Martín “222” Cebrián

    Head Guide & Barcelona Office Director

  • Sergi "Slim" Besses

    Barcelona Agent & Head Guide

  • Chano is one of IMTBIKE's first head guides.  He joined the IMTBike family in 1998. Prior to that, Chano was a member of the Spanish King's Royal Escort for 18 years, riding a Harley Davidson in front of the Royal Family's processional carriage. Chano also took care of the King’s personal motorcycle fleet. Chano speaks Spanish, English, and French and when he is not guiding tours, Chano enjoys hiking the mountains, sailing and traveling with his family. Chano lives in the mountains outside of Avila with his wife and two children.    

    Known as “222” amongst the IMTBIKE family, Martín began leading tours in 1998. He’s been riding motorcycles for so long that he can’t even remember when his first ride was. Probably when he was just a kid, with his older friends’ Bultacos and Montesas. These experiences fascinated him so much that motorcycling became his passion and his profession. For more than a third of his life, Martín tested and reviewed new motorcycles and publishing articles in the most prestigious magazines and websites in Spain. Martín is also an experienced riding instructor and he has taught classes on the most famous MotoGP tracks in Spain. When “his girls” (he’s father of two girls) and his work obligations allow him, Martín likes to "take on the mountains" pedaling his mountain bike or playing Rock & Blues on one of his beloved guitars. He speaks Catalan, Spanish and English.

    Sergi, or “Slim” as he is known affectionately to everyone, joined IMTBike in 2010. He was born in Belgium but moved to Barcelona when he was 4. He speaks Catalan, Spanish, French and English.  Sergi has been riding motorcycles since he was 15 and got the first of his many bikes at 17.  Slim is passionate with sports like ski and above all mountain bike, and tries to stay in good shape so he can get the most out of his Ducati on the racetrack . He is a motorhead and is also interested in classic cars. In his spare time he tries to improve his skills as an amateur DJ.

  • Roger Falgás

    Head Guide

  • Ruben Mejias

    Barcelona Agent & Head Guide

  • Ryan Brunhaver

    Madrid Agent & Guide

  • Roger hails from Barcelona. His passion for travel leads him to study tourism. After completing his degree, Roger, received a scholarship to work in Northern France at the Tourism Office and of course he brought his motorcycle with him. Roger started riding when he was 3 years old and he has always been passionate about motorcycles, both enduro and street bikes. He has explored all corners of the Iberian Peninsula and numerous European countries and has toured extensively in Morocco. Roger also spent 6 months riding his BMW around Latin America and made it to Tierra del Fuego after a 15 day ride through Patagonia. Roger is also a riding and driving instructor and collaborates with Spanish motorcycle magazines. When Roger is not guiding tours for IMTBike he makes time for his other passion: sailing the Mediterranean.

    Ruben Mejias hails from Barcelona and has been crazy about motorcycles ever since his first ride at age five on the legendary Montesa Cota 25. By age seven he was already honing his skills on a Montesa Cota 123.  Since then many bikes have passed through his hands although few of them remained stock for long as his interest in mechanics meant he was always looking for a way to improve them. These experiences eventually lead to him to pursue a career in mechanics and for a decade he worked as an official BMW Motorrad mechanic. In his garage Ruben has a couple of classic motorcycles, a sports car and his beloved camper van, which he put together himself. In his free time he plays guitar, tinkers with his bikes and cars and co-pilots rally cars. As he puts it, he grew up around the smell of gasoline and burnt rubber. He joined the IMTBIKE family in 2013 and speaks English, Catalan and Spanish.

    Ryan hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States. His first ride on a motorcycle was a Royal Enfield in India at age 19. He hasn't stopped since! An avid traveler and photographer, Ryan has ridden extensively throughout the West coast of the U.S., Central America, Colombia and the Iberian Peninsula. He takes trips on his motorcycle every chance he gets. Ryan joined the IMTBike family in 2013 as a Madrid agent and guide. When not riding Ryan likes hiking in the mountains around Madrid, updating his photography blog and sampling Madrid's finest craft beers.

  • Josu Alberdi

    Madrid Agent & Guide

  • Óscar Sánchez

    Barcelona Agent & Guide

  • Juanan Martin

    Barcelona Agent & Guide

  • Josu is originally from Nottingham in the UK. Yet his adventurous life story brings him with great experiences after living in several places such as the Basque Country, Argentina, Peru and Brazil. Josu is fluent in Spanish and English, yet understands Basque and Portuguese perfectly and takes every opportunity to practice it! When not working, he always makes time to train and compete with his bicycle up the excellent riding routes in the mountains of Madrid.

    Born in Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Oscar’s interest in motorcycling began at a young age. When he was just 10 years old he attended MotoGP races with his older brothers and dreamed of racing motorcycles one day. He turned his dreams into reality when he started racing professionally some years later. He’s been involved in many types of races including 125cc, 250GP Supersport, he was a Wild-Card in the Thunderbike World Championships, the European Championships and the Supersport World Championships. He’s also participated in the Montemeló 24 hour Endurance race and the Bold d’Or 24 Hours race. He collaborates with Motociclismo Magazine as a test rider and teaches riding courses both on and off the track. He’s worked on the MotoGP teams and continues collaborating as the hospitality coordinator of MotoGP Avintia Racing in all four Spanish MotoGP races. When he’s not riding, Oscar loves to cook for his friends and girlfriend and go riding in the hills around Barcelona on his mountain bike.

    Juanan was born in Barcelona in late 1970s. He get a garduate degree in History and a master degree in Travel journalism. Working for Solo Moto magazine as “critic of motorbikes” (first testing and then writing) for more than ten years, Juanan travelled all around the world attending new models press launches, events and international motorbikes lounges... He loves BMW and considers boxer engine an absolutely masterpiece. Among his many hobbies, highlight writing, laughing and Italy. Juanan speaks English, Italian, Spanish and Catalan.

  • Paulo Oliveira

    Lisbon Agent & Guide

  • Javier Solano

    Madrid Agent

  • Miguel Arroyo

    Málaga Agent

  • Born and raised in Portugal, Paulo's interest for motorcycling came at a young age. His love for motorcycles led him to work on the MotoGP and Superbike World championships. Paulo lived in Barcelona for more than 7 years and during that time he rode many kilometers between both countries, before returning to his homeland Portugal and his family. Paulo is fluent in English, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese and PHP (yes, Paulo is also a computer engineer!). His love for riding, meeting new people and enjoying nature makes him a natural working as an IMTBIKE guide.When he's not riding his motorcycles, you can find Paulo driving 4x4 routes or sailing. He also likes music, a lot!

    Javier was born in Madrid, and he is fluent in both Spanish and English.  He started riding motorcycles at 4 years old and has not stopped since  and has traveled almost half the world on two wheels. Javier has participated in several Spanish motocross championships, and has worked his whole life in the motorcycle sector, most recently on a MotoGP World Championship team . Javier's main mission in IMTBIKE is to make sure that the motorcycle fleet in Madrid is always impeccable. When he is not riding a motorcycle, Javier enjoys sailing, skiing, and bicycling.

    Born and raised in Malaga, Miguel Arroyo studied Vehicular Electro mechanics and worked in BMW with both cars and motorcycles. He’s passionate about motorcycles, cars and mountain bikes. Of his many hobbies, he loves enduro, downhill biking, sports, driving, travelling and attending any kind of motorsports events. Miguel is in charge of the Málaga office and makes sure all bikes are in perfect shape for rentals and tours.

  • Nacho Sánchez

    Málaga Angent & Guide

  • Èrik Pujol

    Barcelona Agent & Guide

  • Originally from Granada Nacho now lives in Málaga. He spent the last few years living between the UK and South Africa where, in the heart of the Kalahari he was able to fully explore his passion for motorcycling at the reins of a BMW GS. Back in Spain he joined up with IMTBIKE to continue his love for motorcycle travel. He also loves going camping and being out in nature.

    Erik was born in Barcelona in 1987 and studied Marine Engineering Technology. He speaks English, Spanish and Catalan and his two passions in life are motorcycling and sailing. After working for a few years as a sail boat charter captain he decided to change direction and set new professional goals. He started riding when he was 14 with a Piaggio Vespino and later made the jump to a Yamaha DT80. In 2008, he bought a 750 Africa Twin, or an “Africota” as he liked to call it, and toured around Europe and Morocco. In his free time he loves to hang out with his friends, take trips into the mountains or to the sea, relax, go for a ride or go sailing and explore new places.

Collaborators

  • Montxo González

    Montxo González

    Collaborating Partner

  • José Coronado

    Collaborator

  • Mauricio Castro

    Brasil Agent

  • Montxo heads the motorcycle department of BMW Movilnorte, the largest BMW dealership in Spain. Montxo makes sure that IMTBIKE's BMW fleet is always updated with the latest models every year. He competed for 10 years in Enduro and raids on both national and international level. He’s a tireless traveler and has been to North and South America, Africa and all over Europe. He loves sports, especially mountain biking and skiing.

    Jose was born in Barcelona and has always been a sports enthusiast, including all motorsports. A consummate rider, Jose collaborated for several years with LA MOTO magazine as a test rider for comparative bike reviews. He has been collaborating with IMTBike since 2005 in all different aspects of the company. In 2007 he had a grave traffic accident and since then he has been just as active as before, only from a somewhat lower height, the height of his wheelchair. Jose constantly looks for new challenges like participating in the Spanish Tennis Championship where he is already ranked in the top 25…and he keeps improving! Jose is also an ambassador for the Step by Step Sports Foundation which develops training programs for people with spinal injuries. When Jose has some free time he enjoys reading, playing his bass guitar and driving his specially prepared go-kart.

    Born and raised in Brasil, Mauricio moved to Spain in 2015. His passion for motorcycles started at a young age working with 50cc scooters. He’s logged thousands of kilometers in South America, the USA and Europe. Mauricio is an expert in marketing and business development and joined IMTBIKE to help increase communication with the Brazilian market. He’s a lover of gastronomy and spends much of his free time trying new foods with family and friends. He also escapes every chance he gets with his mountain bike to explore the areas around the city of Ávila where he lives.  

  • Gustavo Cuervo

    Gustavo Cuervo

    Collaborating partner

  • Itziar González

    Collaborator

  • Ethan R. Grunstein

    Collaborator

  • Gustavo is a journalist and tireless motorcycle traveller that has published, over the past 30 years, the best routes of the Iberian Peninsula, Europe and Morocco, in some of the most prestigious magazines from Spain and South America. His knowledge of the roads, history and culture of each region is exceptional. He is the author of five books on motorcycling routes in Spain and Europe and one book of short stories from his travels.  He organized two BMW round the world trips and managed the TV motorcycle teams covering the Sydney, Athens and Peking Olympic games.

    Itziar was born in 1996 and is studying Advertising and Public Relations at the Complutense University in Madrid. She speaks Spanish, English and a bit of German. Her first ride was on a Trials bike when she was seven and ever since then she’s been in love with the world of motorcycles. Her favorite pilot is Valentino Rossi, she even named her scooter “Valentina.” She loves travelling, seeing new places, and motorcycle touring with her father. She’s also an excellent cook. In her free time she likes to draw, play guitar, exercise and go the theatre.

    Ethan hails from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a graduate of University of Denver, with a degree in International Business. Prior to graduating, Ethan spent time living and studying in Salamanca and Barcelona. An avid motorcycle enthusiast, Ethan was quickly engulfed by the thrill of two wheels the first time he got on a bike. Over the past few years he has logged many miles while exploring New Mexico, Colorado, and the incredible Pyrenees Mountains. When Ethan is not motorcycling he enjoys riding mountain bikes, skiing, and photography.

  • Rafa Quintanilla

    Collaborator

  • Tomás González

    Collaborator

  • Juan Pablo de Luelmo

    Juan Pablo de Luelmo

    Collaborator

  • Rafa is originally from Barcelona but he has strong links to La Mancha and Asturias. He has a passion for all motorized machines and motorcycles have been a part of his life since his first ride at 13.  Rafa is an expert motorcyclist and has been collaborating with IMTBike since 2009 in the exploration of new tours. When not on two wheels Rafa is a die hard rock and blues fan and he is known for getting on his bike and riding whatever distance necessary to see a good concert!

    Tomás González, better known as "Cirilo" or “Tommy” is originally from the Basque Country. He studied Engineering in Madrid and later moved to Malaga to enjoy Andalucia's sunshine. Cirilo, heads up the Malaga office and is in charge keeping our BMW fleet in perfect condition. Also participates as a guide in some tours. Cirilo also enjoys sailing, hang gliding, and photography.

    Juan Pablo was born in Madrid but moved to Barcelona in 2002. He started riding when he was 15 and has been hooked on motorcycling ever since. He speaks Spanish and English and collaborates with IMTBIKE in the Barcelona rental center and as a guide.  When not thinking about motorcycles he is a rock climbing instructor and loves jazz and Hi-Fi audio equipment.