motorbike holidays from TrailbikeTours
- Andorra to Portugal
Tour - 1,800 km from Andorra to Portugal
hotels we have chosen are all a little bit special - either for their
location or their characteristics.
1: First night you stay in our regular, the 4 star Hotel Delfos,
set in the middle of the capital of Andorra, Andorra-La-Vella.
All rooms are spacious twins with own full en-suite bathroom, satellite
TV, phone and air-conditioning. For those keen to get a feel for the
Andorran nightlife, there are plenty cafes, bars and nightclubs within
a few minutes walk.
2: Our second night is spent in Oliana at a small family-run
hotel owned by the family of Isidre Esteve Pujol, 8 times Spanish
National Enduro champion, as well as a regular participant in the
Paris - Dakar.
3: The next night is spent in Zaragoza, a city established
nearly 2000 years ago, and set on the River Ebro. Again we have chosen
a small hotel for it's breathtaking view across the main square of
St Pilar to the Basilica St Pilar, a fantastic baroque construction
built in the 17th century with 11 domes, dedicated to Spain's patron
4: The 4th night is in Soria, an old Spanish town built
on a hillside. Here we have decided to use a local old Meson hotel
for it's character and charm. Located within the town, the rooms are
comfy with views across the Duero valley.
5: The fifth night we stay at a Parador Hotel in Tordesillas,
west of Valladolid. The parador was originally an old ancestral home,
and sits amongst pine groves. Valuable antiques can be found in some
of the rooms. A spectacular blue swimming pool dominates the garden.
On the 7th June 1494 the Spanish and Portuguese signed the Treaty
of Tordesillas which was established to define their future areas
6: The sixth and last night in Spain is spent at the Parador
of Ciudad Rodrigo, a 14th century bastion built by Enrique
de Trastamara. Again valuable antiques can be found in certain rooms.
This old walled city is known to have existed since the 6th century
BC, though has been destroyed and rebuilt many times since then. Most
of the main historic buildings date from XV and XVI centuries. In
the beginning of the 19th century there was a French invasion which
destroyed quite a lot of the city, but in 1812 the British, lead by
Wellington, broke their siege and freed it. It was declared a national
monument in 1944.
7: Our first night in Portugal will be spent at a Pousada (Portugal's
equivalent to a Spanish Parador) situated in the central region of
the country, high in the Serra de Estrela (Star Mountains).
It is an impressively positioned mountainside hotel, once a hunting
lodge with spectacular views across the valleys. In the cosy lounge/bar
area a large fire burns on cooler evenings and a game of billiards
can be organised after dinner.
8: The final night will be spent in the coastal town of Figueira
da Foz, near Coimbra. We stay in a family owned hotel with
views out across the sea and the wide estuary of the river Mondego.
The hotel is ordinary looking, but the rooms are pleasant, the staff
very helpful and friendly, and it is located within 50m of the old
town centre where the casino is!
will endeavour to maintain this itinerary as printed, but if it necessary
to change accommodation due to hotels being full etc. then we will
always try to substitute with something of equal quality).
us for availability.
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