Day 2: Route Sierra Norte
Day 3: Route Mertola (Portugal)
Day 4: Route Lagos (Portugal)
Day 5: Route Albufeira (Portugal)
Day 6: Route Rio Tinto
Day 7: Route Sierra Nievas
Sierra de la Nieves a nice start and a great natural park where the white villages are hidden as former robber caves. Villages as Alozaine, El Burgo, Serrato and Cañeta la Real you will arrive at a"mesa" which has to be crossed to end up in the Sierra Norte. The crossing will be a bit faster but definitely worth enjoying on the motorbikes. In the Sierra Norte every motorcyclist can indulge because this area is also called the park of the 1000 bends on the way to southern Portugal, but just take these beautiful control roads on tight asphalt to get into it.
Parque Vale do Guadiana: “hills to the end, bisected by the river Guadiana. Bare plains interspersed with characteristic “montadas” a park-like landscape with scattered holm oaks. The quietly flowing river Guadiana becomes a raging river in one place. At Pulo do Lobo, a rock formation surfaces. The river has to make its way here through a narrow shallow gorge, a spectacular sight.
Arrival today in the far south of Portugal, the Algarve with its beautiful beaches, the route goes through and through the nature reserves such as Serra Caldeirao and the historic town of Monchique to the fishing village of Lagos where you will also spend the night. Logos is known for its cozy old town with its many terraces and restaurants, but even more for its beaches around Ponta da Piedade.
Not great distances today but for a reason, in the middle of the Algarve you will find the most beautiful beaches, namely Praia de Benagil and Praia de Marinha. It is even seen by some as the most beautiful beaches and that is not surprising. These beaches are surrounded by huge rocks protruding from the water and high cliffs. The sea is also clear blue and the sandy beaches are extensive. A true paradise! When you arrive in Albufeira, there is certainly still time to enjoy the beach Praia da Oura.
In the far west of Andalusia just above the city of Huelva is a beautiful unknown nature reserve. Las Minas de Río Tinto, here nature was turned into a "moon landscape" by human hands. The slopes are completely excavated and have a deep red color. Because of this deep red colored ground, the area is known as the "red hill". History goes back 5,000 years when copper mines already operated here among the Hispanics and later the Romans. At that time, the village was home to more than 20,000 inhabitants who wanted to build a life in these mines.
The roads and asphalt on this route are perfect, nature is pristine and the curves are countless. The winding roads take you through authentic white villages where time seems to have stood still. Driving through a cork oak nature reserve, Grazalema awaits you in the mountains and the descent from Puerta las Palomas to Zahara de la Sierra is one to want to frame. A great day on the motorbike that the motorcyclist likes to enjoy the impressive surroundings in addition to riding.