MotoGP Jerez Tour
Apr. 30 — May. 09, 2018
Spain is the only country in the world to have four MotoGP races! Maybe it is because Spaniards love motorcycles so much; or maybe it is because of Spain’s perfect climate for motorcycling! This tour combines our Andalucia Southern Spain Tour which highlights the best of Andalucia with the adrenaline-filled excitement of the MotoGP races in Jerez de la Frontera. IMTBike always gets the best seats at the track! Come and join us for great Andalucia riding and Moto GP Jerez fun!
IMTBike ROUTE rating
It is essential to know the different skill levels needed to participate in the IMTBIKE TOURS that are offered to you. IMTBIKE makes sure that it offers different tours for all riding styles and levels. The IMTBIKE team always works diligently in designing our routes. This is a laborious process which entails reviewing all road choices before selecting the best option for an IMTBIKE tour.
The most experienced motorcyclists looks for roads that require technical skill; narrow twisty roads with little traffic and endless curves. But these same roads would be too difficult for a less experienced rider.
The local driving habits, the amount of traffic, the asphalt quality and the radius of the curves vary considerably from country to country and even in different regions of the same country. They will also vary depending on the season of the year. All of these factors have been studied by IMTBIKE and have been taken into consideration when rating our tours.
IMTBIKE thinks it is also important to know about the different types of roads you will be enjoying on your tour. To understand the road types easier, IMTBIKE has divided them into two categories, and we have calculated an approximate percentage of each on all of our tours.
- TOURING ROADS: These are wider roads comprised mainly of larger radius sweepers. They are still curvy roads but not tight mountainous twisty curves. Please remember that you will ride very few straight roads on IMTBIKE tours!
- CHALLENGING ROADS: These are roads that are tight twisty turns which require more technical skill. Many times they will be narrower roads without a shoulder and sometimes with steep inclines or descents. Normally they will be mountainous roads accompanied by spectacular sceneries.
If you have never ridden a motorcycle outside of your country, or if you have little experience riding on mountain roads with many curves, we recommend that you choose a tour rated moderate or intermediate. If you have any questions or doubts please do not hesitate to call or email us. We are always happy to answer your questions to make sure that you choose the best tour for your riding level.
This route offers wider sweeping turns that are easy to maneuver. This route may have some tighter turns in a few places but this will be the exception. Regardless, even on moderate tours you must be able to ride a large cylinder motorcycle in any condition. Never plan to learn how to ride a motorcycle on an IMTBIKE tour. We recommend having a minimum of 8.000 km (5.000 miles) of experience riding a large cylinder motorcycle to participate on a MODERATE rated IMTBIKE Tour and you should ride a motorcycle on a regular basis at home.
This route rating can have sections of very twisty curves on narrow roads with no center line to divide the road. There will also wider radius curves on these routes. Traffic conditions can be intense at times in some urban environments and the local driving habits may seem aggressive and unpredictable to you. It is imperative that you are an experienced motorcyclist. We recommend that you have a minimum of 12.000 km (7500 miles) of large cylinder motorcycle experience to participate on a INTERMEDIATE rated IMTBIKE Tour and you should ride a motorcycle on a regular basis at home.
This route rating has long sections of technical narrow twisty roads and sometimes single lane roads. These twisty roads will often be in mountains where steep inclines and descents will be commonplace. Some riding days can be long and challenging. Traffic conditions can be intense at times in some urban environments and the local driving habits may seem aggressive and unpredictable to you. It is imperative that you are a very experienced motorcyclist on a large cylinder motorcycle. We recommend that you have a minimum of 16.000 km (10.000 miles) of large cylinder motorcycle experience on an ADVANCE rated IMTBIKE Tour and of course you should ride a motorcycle on a regular basis at home.
IMTBIKE Average Daily Riding Hours
5 to 7 hours
6 to 8 hours
7 to 9 hours
How many hours a day you ride on a tour is important information in helping you decide on the right IMTBIKE tour for you. Some tour members want to ride as many hours as possible everyday, while others prefer to stop more frequently and dedicate more time to enjoying the scenery, visiting cultural sights and arrive at the hotel earlier to relax before dinner. The daily riding hours are calculated including the coffee breaks and photo stops but they do not include the time taken for lunch.
Normally we’ll start our riding day at 9:30am and we will take about a one hour lunch break sometime between 1pm and 2pm. So if the daily riding hours for a given tour are 5-7, then you will arrive at the hotel between 3:30pm- 5:30pm depending on the average speed of the group.
Start / End SevillaTotal Distance 1125 miles / 1800 kms.
Total Time 10 DaysRiding Days 8 Days
Rest Days 2 Granada, CadizBreakfast 9 Included Breakfasts
Dinners 7 DinnersDaily Mileage 160-220 miles / 250-350 kms.
Hotel Overnights 9 NightsRiding Season Spring
Highlights: First MotoGP race in Europe! Sevilla, Ronda, Granada, Cordoba, Cadiz. Excellent seats at MotoGP races!Accommodations: Amazing hotels. First-class historical Paradors and a few specially selected boutique hotels with local flair. Paradors are Castles, Palaces & Fortresses converted into motorcycle-friendly hotels.
*All IMTBIKE lodgings are hand-picked for their quality of service, local charm and strategic locations.
My husband and I have done two tours with IMTBike: one to Southern Spain for the Jerez MotoGP races and the second to Morocco. It goes without saying that both of these countries provide great riding opportunities, have beautiful scenery and offer wonderful cultural experiences. But more than all of that, I have to tell you, we had A BLAST. In between taking care of every detail of the trip, these guys know how to enjoy the ride. It’s obvious that the guides at IMTBike are passionate about motorcycling and that this is not just a job for them. Oh, to be so lucky as to call my motorcycle my office :-)
Heidi and Marty Paterno
MOTOGP Jerez Tour And Morocco Tour - what a bloot!
Meet our guides
We are very proud of the reputation we’ve earned as one of the world’s leading motorcycle tour operators, and it starts with our guides.
- Day 1: Arrival Sevilla
- Day 2: Sevilla - Arcos de la Frontera
- Day 3: Arcos de la Frontera - Ronda
- Day 4: Ronda-Málaga-Granada
- Day 5: Granada - Rest Day
- Day 6: Granada - Córdoba
- Day 7: Cordoba-Jerez Time Trials-Cádiz
- Day 8: Grand Prix Jerez Race Day
- Day 9: Cadiz - Sevilla
- Day 10: Flight home
Day 1: Arrival Sevilla, safety briefing and welcome dinner
Your guides will be waiting to welcome you at the airport and take you to the hotel in Sevilla. You will have some free time to relax or do some sightseeing before the welcome briefing. After the briefing we will enjoy a welcome dinner in a traditional Andalusian restaurant. The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days for your tour. Depending on the country you are flying from, you may have to leave a day early. Please book your flights accordingly!
Day 2: Sevilla - Jerez - Arcos de la Frontera
The first day of our journey begins by leaving the beautiful city of Sevilla and making our way to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for sherry, Andalucian horses, and home to the world famous Jerez Racetrack! Don’t worry, we’ll return at the end of the tour to watch the first European MotoGP race of the season. Today we will get used the bikes and enjoy some sweepers in verdant Andalucian hills. Your first over night will be spent in Arcos de la Frontera, one of the most famous “white towns” in Southern Spain.
Day 3: Arcos - Gilbraltar - Ronda
Today you will ride countless twisties through the Sierra de Cadiz Mountains. The breathtaking scenery will include forests of cork trees and bravo bull ranches. Numerous “white pueblos” are scattered throughout these mountains. We will overnight in Ronda home to the first bullring in Spain.
Day 4: Ronda-Málaga-Granada
Today you will awaken to the sight of Ronda’s beautiful 400 foot gorge. After a few photos in front of the bullring, your travels will bring you down to Marbella-International hot spot on the “Costa del Sol.” You’ll ride along the Mediterranean Coast where you’ll stop to enjoy a paella lunch on the beach. After lunch you will leave the coast and ride the famous “Goat Road” into the mountains to the enchanting and history- laden city of Granada, home to the mythical Alhambra Palace.
Day 5: Granada - Rest Day
Today is a rest day. We recommend you visit the Alhambra in the morning. In the afternoon you can ride the curves up to Pico Veleta, the highest mountain pass in mainland Spain, or relax and walk Granada’s cobblestone streets; it’s up to you!
Day 6: Granada - Jaén - Córdoba
Today’s ride will boast great motorcycle roads and natural beauty, oh and yes and a few olive trees! Your senses will be filled with the sight and scent of olives all the way to Cordoba. The mosque in Cordoba is a must see!
Day 7: Cordoba-Jerez MotoGP Time Trials-Cádiz
Today you’ll watch the MotoGP time trails! The sight, sound, and smell of the MotoGP bikes will come alive and whet your appetite for the big day tomorrow. After the time trials we will ride to Cadiz and our hotel located right on the Atlantic Coast.
Day 8: Cadiz - MotoGP Race Day - Cadiz
MotoGP Race Day in Jerez! Today you will join over 200,000 cheering fans as their favorite riders take to the track for the first European MotoGP race of the season.
Day 9: Cadiz - Sevilla
Today is the last riding day as we head back to Sevilla. There are plenty of curves left for us to ride and even time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing in Sevilla. In the evening we will enjoy a fantastic farewell dinner.
Day 10: Flight home
Today you will say your goodbyes to the guides and the other tour members (now your new friends) as you make your way to the airport to fly home. Until our next motorcycle adventure together! Hasta Luego!
The base price of every tour is calculated for a single rider on a BMW F700GS and sharing a double room
+ € 2156
Single Room Supplement
+ € 425
+ € 0
+ € 250
+ € 250
+ € 370
BMW R1200GS LC
+ € 370
BMW R1200GS ADV
+ € 460
+ € 460
BMW R1200RT LC
+ € 460
+ € 765
Ride your own motorcycle
+ € -575
Included in Tour:
- Airport pickup on the first day of the tour- your guide will be waiting to welcome you at the gate.
- Overnight accommodations in carefully selected 4 & 5 star hotels and Paradors/Pousadas (castles and palaces converted into “motorcycle friendly” boutique hotels).
- A delicious gourmet evening meal featuring Spanish and Portuguese specialties every night (except on rest days).
- Complete buffet breakfast every morning.
- New model BMW motorcycle fully equipped with 3 BMW cases.
- Tour handbook (normally about 70 pages-very comprehensive) and highlighted map.
- Expert multilingual guide on a motorcycle.
- Multilingual guide in support vehicle which will carry your luggage, any oversized purchases you make; or even a passenger or two.
- Tour souvenirs.
Not included in Tour:
- Air ticket, lunches, gasoline, drinks, tolls, personal spending and tips