MotoGP Valencia Tour
MotoGP & Mediterranean Sea
Nov. 12 — Nov. 21, 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 one way tour starts in Barcelona and weaves through the Maestrazgo Mountains before arriving in Valencia for MotoGP excitement! After the races we will have two more curve-filled riding days to Madrid. IMTBike always gets the best seats for the races! This tour really is a special way to watch the end of the MotoGP season!
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 Barcelona/MadridTotal Distance 1200 miles / 1920 kms.
Total Time 10 DaysRiding Days 8 Days
Rest Days 1, ValenciaBreakfast 9 Included Breakfasts
Dinners 7 DinnersDaily Mileage 160-220 miles / 250-350 kms.
Hotel Overnights 9 NightsRiding Season Autumn
Highlights: Last MotoGP race of the season, cities of Barcelona, Valencia, Cuenca, Alicante and Madrid. Mountains of Maestrazgo, Aitana and Cuenca. Some of the best and unknown roads in Spain. 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.
Thank you for another fabulous ride in Spain. Martin and OO found a variety of great roads for brisk rides and fantastic scenery. We enjoyed wonderful meals and lodgings at the Parador Hotels. The MOTOGP races at Valencia, the highlight of our ride, was a unique and breathtaking experience for me, Judd, and the others. Our group enjoyed each other’s company and seem to have similar riding comfort levels. Martin and OO were always professional, courteous, sensitive, respectful, and always in good humor. What good people you have in your organization ! Good luck in all your professional and personal endeavours. I remain eager to ride again with IMTBike and highly recommend your outfit to my riding friends.
MOTOGP Valencia Tour - Thank you for another fabulous ride
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 Barcelona
- Day 2: Barcelona - Tortosa
- Day 3: Tortosa - Oropesa
- Day 4: Oropesa - Alicante
- Day 5: Alicante - Valencia
- Day 6: Valencia Time Trials
- Day 7: MotoGP Valencia Race Day – Albacete
- Day 8: Albacete – Cuenca
- Day 9: Cuenca – Madrid
- Day 10: Flight home
Day 1: Arrival Barcelona, safety briefing and welcome dinner
Our guides will be waiting to welcome you at the airport and take you to the hotel in Barcelona. You will have time to relax or do some sightseeing before the safety briefing in the evening. After the briefing we will enjoy a welcome dinner in a traditional 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: Barcelona - Tortosa
Leaving Barcelona you will head towards the Montserrat Mountains, a favorite riding spot for local Catalan motorcyclists. From here you will ride through vineyards that produce famed Catalan Cava (Spanish Champagne). Then you will ride along the Ebro River to Tortosa.
Day 3: Tortosa - Oropesa
Today you will ride mountain roads that are even unknown to most Spanish motorcyclists! These countless chicanes will lead you inland and then bring to the Mediterranean Sea and our hotel for the night.
Day 4: Oropesa - Alicante
Today’s ride will weave you between the Mediterranean Sea and fields of orange and lemon trees. You will bypass Valencia (for now) and spend the night at the famous Mediterranean beach resort town of Alicante.
Day 5: Alicante - Valencia
Today you will head into the mountains north of Alicante and cross several mountain passes before arriving in Valencia, famous for Paella, oranges and the last MotoGP Race of the season!
Day 6: MotoGP Valencia Time Trials
Today are the MotoGP time trials. We will head to the Cheste Race track about 20 kilometers outside Valencia to see who will get pole position for tomorrow's big race.
Day 7: MotoGP Valencia Race Day – Albacete
Race Day! Are you ready to join over 100,000 other motorcycle fans for the last MotoGP race of the season? Who is going to take this years title! You will find out shortly! After the races we will ride to Albacete for the night.
Day 8: Albacete – Cuenca
It’s time to ride some more little known mountains in Spain. These two mountain ranges will have almost no traffic and the fall colors will be spectacular. Tonight you will sleep in Cuenca, famous for its gorges and hanging houses.
Day 9: Cuenca – Madrid
The Sierra Cuenca Mountains boast some of the best riding with perfect curves and asphalt and no traffic; the perfect way to end a great tour. These curves and mountain scenery will lead you back to Madrid. Tonight we will enjoy a delicious farewell dinner together in a local restaurant.
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