One of the surprising aspects of areas such as the Costa del Sol is that a few kilometers from the busy city lie untouched nature reserves. An example of this is the nature park "Sierra de Ronda" that´s start just five kilometers north of the city. In this area you will find many white villages that have remained fairly authentic and where life seems to stand still. Take the time to enjoy this peaceful life for a cup of coffee and or an afternoon meal.
The fortified town of Marvão in Portugal is also called the eagle's nest. It is spectacularly situated at an altitude of 856 meters on a granite wall, on one of the peaks of the Serra de São de Mamede. It is precisely this nature park that makes this route so special. The imposing fortress walls of Marvão are made of granite and fit perfectly into the landscape to merge with the rocky ridge. Marvão is full of radiant white houses and is an ideal place to enjoy an extraordinary panorama of the plain and the mountains.
The largest mountain range on the Portuguese mainland, the Serra da Estrela, makes us small due to the enormous size of its imposing valleys, characterized by the white ice of glaciers formed round boulders. Discover the beauty of this overwhelming nature, experience the extraordinary hospitality of the Portuguese, taste the culture and enjoy the motorbike. If the scenery is breathtaking ... then it makes no sense to hurry on the motorcycle. With the Serra da Estrela, time takes on a different meaning and does not seem to be important anymore. Driving along the winding mountain roads surrounded by its boulders that seem to be hanging in the air, you will be taken into this breathtaking spectacle.
The Jerte Valley in the north of Extremadura is famous for the cherry blossoms and part of the well-known special motorcycle route that is driven in the spring. According to an age-old family use, cherries are grown in the traditional way on terraces carved into the high mountain slopes of the Jerte Valley, between crystal clear springs and pure air. Only such a unique place with a privileged microclimate can grow the best cherries in Spain. An incredibly unknown nature reserve with surprising variety, great motorways, overwhelming nature with its typical mountain villages that are located in this region.
Although Estremadura is a relatively poor and unknown region, it has long been the agricultural capital of Spain. With a large share of production of olives, wines and jamon based in this large open and mostly empty region. Typical of this region is that the yard has built partitions with the natural stone walls that you will encounter everywhere along the way. After the bend in the Serra da Estrela and Valle Jerte you will come across more straightforward roads with beautiful landscapes and colors but it is necessary to bridge this area to arrive in the Sierra Norte where you can indulge again what the engine is made for.
The last day and from the village of Peñaroyyo you will cross the Sierra Norte, also known as the nature reserve with the thousand turns, by bridging the valley between this Sierra Norte and Sierrania de Ronda you will arrive in the Sierra de las Nievas also called the snow mountains because in the winter months there can be snow on the tops of this mountain range. All in all a nice route with good roads where you will not be bored in what to see and the pleasure of driving your motorcycle.