Extremadura - The hidden perl Tour description

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                                                                                                                                                                          you with an unforgettable motorcycle tour. Perso-
                                                                                                                      Travelling, discovering new horizons, experien-     nal commitment and attention to detail will make
                                                                                                                      cing unusual, sometimes strange, but always         the tour a special experience for you.
                                          Inhalt                                                                      interesting cultures. Spending time on the          Camaraderie: The feeling of friendship defines our
           Welcome | Our fleet | Tour bus 3                                                                           best motorbikes in unique landscapes, off the       trips – together we are en route, together we disco-
                                                                                                                      beaten track, experiencing the freedom of 2         ver the country.
     Exclusive accommodation and meals 4                                                                              wheels in some of the most beautiful places.        Safety: Safety always comes first with Hispania
                                                                                                                      With our combined know-how and experience           Tours! Our main focus lies in the completion of an
                                      Tour                                                                            we are best equipped to accompany you on            incident-free trip. Our tour guides will brief you on
             Extremadura - The hidden perl 6                                                                          your journey, develop individual and inventive      stages of the trip where special attention is nee-
                          Course of events 8                                                                          routes and make your trip as memorable as           ded.
                      Prices and services 9                                                                           possible. We offer a perfect balance of beau-       Experienced tour guides: Our multilingual tour
                                                                                                                      tiful scenery, fantastic bike roads, and cities     guides are at your disposal with their motorcycle
                                                                                                                      worth seeing and unforgettable places. Our          and cultural experience. They will guide you safely
                                  Booking form 10                                                                     offers are completed with inviting hotels and       through the daily stages, and will show you the
                                                                                                                      culinary delights from the local cuisine.           history and culture of the country, as well as hid-
                                                                                                                                                                          den secrets along the road.
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way to make your reservation and to inform us                                                                                                                             of the tour you will get an extensive information
about your wishes. Of course you can also use                                                                                                                             package with a map, list of hotels and tour de-
the booking form on the back of this brochu-                                                                                                                              scription so you can become familiar with the tour
re and send it to HISPANIA MOTORCYCLE-                                                                                                                                    in your own time.
TOURS, S.L., C/Gonzalo Barbero 26, E-18697          Design your own tour                                           Our fleet of motorcycles at our station in Andalusia
                                                                                                                                                                          Small groups: Normally no more than eight motor-
La Herradura, Spain or send it by fax to the                                                                                                                              cycles per tour guide. This guarantees maximum
following number: +34 958 618 526.                  If you prefer to explore the Iberian
                                                                                                                                                                          personal freedom for each participant. Of course
                                                    Peninsula on your own, you can also
                                                                                                                                                                          you can also discover parts of the tour on your
                                                    experience our tours without a tour
We will send you an immediate confirmation          guide.
                                                                                                                                                                          Comfortable accommodation: After a whole day
with all the details you need to prepare for        You will receive an extensive informa-                                                                                riding we understand that comfortable accom-
your trip.                                          tion package with maps for the trip                                                                                   modation with authentic atmosphere is of great
                                                    and we will book all the hotels for                                                                                   importance. In each selected hotel you will find a
                                                    you.                                                                                                                  hospitable and cultivated atmosphere with lots of
                                                                                                                                                                          charm and comfort.
                                                    Naturally we will keep in contact
                                                    during your stay to assure the smooth                                       The tour bus – logistics and transport    Travelling without luggage: Upon your arrival at the
                                                    running of your tour.                                                                                                 hotel your luggage will be waiting for you in the
                                                                                                                                                                          room. During the daily legs you can ride with out
                                                    Just contact us by phone at                                                                                           worrying about heavy suitcases, as your luggage
                                                    +34 958 618 492 or send us an                                                                                         will be transported in the tour bus.
                                                    email to contact@hispania-tours.com                                                                                   The tour bus: Our tour bus will always accompany
                                                    and we will organise the hotels and                                                                                   our tours. Besides your luggage we also carry spare
                                                    tickets, inform you where to find the                                                                                 parts and a spare motorcycle. In case of an inci-
                                                    best motorcycling roads and every-                                                                                    dent, we have a spare motorcycle ready so we can
                                                    thing else that is needed to make it a                                                                                continue our tour without major delays. There is
                                                    unforgettable trip.                                                                                                   always a place for passengers in the tour bus.
                                                    With all the details taken care of,                             Our motorcycle tours are an adventure, a unique       BMW Motorcycles: Our fleet consists of new BMW
                                                    you can completely focus on your                                experience, and an unforgettable memory.              R 1200 GS and BMW F 650 GS motorcycles
                                                    motorcycle adventure.                                                                                                 which are ideal for our tours. All our motorcyc-
                                                                                                                                                                          les are maintained and serviced at BMW Service
                                                                                                                      We look forward to getting acquainted with you.     Centres and are equipped with side cases and tank
                                                       Hispania Tours is official travel partner of BMW Motorrad
                                                                                                                                Johannes Suppan, CEO and Founder          bags.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                For booking please call +34 958.618.492 or
Extremadura - The hidden perl. Exclusive accommodation and meals                                                                                                                                          visit www.hispania-tours.de for further information.

                                                                   Accommodation and meals                                                        Klosterhotel Parador Plasencia ****
                                                                                    knows, that after a long day riding, comfortable accom-       Ut placeat Deo et hominibus - To please God and Mankind. This
                                                                   modation with authentic atmosphere is of great importance. Therefore           saying was the inspiration for the creator of this 15th century hotel.
                                                                   we have selected the hotels we use during the tour with lots of care.          Now you are invited to experience this unique gothic environment,
                                                                   Besides the accommodation it is also important for us to offer you on a        simply by taking in the sun terraces, pool or suites that are available
                                                                   culinary level, a mixture of traditional dishes and comfortable places to      to you.
                                                                   eat.                                                                           Your suite comes, of course, with its own bathroom, Satellite TV and
                                                                   When you arrive with the motorcycles in the hotel, the tour bus is wai-        minibar.
                                                                   ting at the hotel, and the luggage is already brought up to the rooms. As
                                                                   this will be taken care of, you can easily relax at the bar or in front of
                                                                   the fireplace and let the day and the impressions pass by slowly. At the
                                                                   jointly diner we enjoy typical regional dishes. If you are vegetarian, or if
                                                                   you follow a special diet, we will find you the right alternative dishes.

                                                                   Hotel Huerta Honda ***                                                         Parador Guadalupe ****
                                                                                                                                                  In the village of Guadalupe, adjacent to the distinguished Unesco
                                                                   Accommodation in this 16th century palace offers you a unique
                                                                                                                                                  cultural heritage monastery, is this fantastic hotel, born in the
                                                                   journey into the history of great artists, important buildings, and
                                                                                                                                                  15th century. Explore the inviting hotel gardens, refresh in the
                                                                   the legends of armies. It welcomes you with an eclectic mix of
                                                                                                                                                  hotel pool or relax in your spacious room.
                                                                   Renaissence, Andalusian and Arabic styles.
                                                                                                                                                  Specialties of the region are served from the hotel restaurants kit-
                                                                   The restaurant offers a fine selection of local dishes and an inte-
                                                                                                                                                  chen. Monastery Cod, White garlic a la Extremadura, Lamb stew or
                                                                   resting assortment of Spanish wines. Your room comes equipped
                                                                                                                                                  St. Peters Chicken are just some of the secrets you can discover.
                                                                   with all the extras.

                                                                   Hotel Santa Marta ****                                                         Hotel Almijara ***
                                                                   The magical atmosphere of the setting, the beauty of the building,             The modern hotel Almijara in La Herradura was built in 2003 and is our
                                                                   the history and contemporary harmony of the establishment - wel-               local favourite. La Herradura is situated right between the Costa Tropical
                                                                   come to the palace of your dreams. The surroundings are designed               and the Costa del Sol. The hotel is only 150 meters away from the beach
                                                                   down to the finest detail, solely for the purpose of making your stay          and from the hotels’ roof terrace and rooms you can enjoy the extraordinary
                                                                   more beautiful.                                                                view over the bay.
                                                                   The rooms reflect the high standard; bathrooms with separate tub               Each room is equipped with own complete bathroom, telephone, satellite
                                                                   and shower, flatscreen TV and wireless Internet are just some of the           TV, mini bar and air-conditioning. The restaurant in the hotel has proven to
                                                                   features available for your pleasure.                                          be a specialist in paella at each tour farewell dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               For booking please call +34 958.618.492 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                         visit www.hispania-tours.de for further information.

Extremadura - The hidden perl. The Tour

                                                                                                                                                 Tour Highlights

                                                                   Caceres                                                                        Yuste Monastery
                                                                                     Guadalupe                                                    Yuste Monastery is hidden by the southern flank
                                                                                                                                                  of the Sierra de Gredos. Yuste Monastery, founded
                                                                                                                                                  by Iberian Hieronymites, was the last refuge of the
                                                                                                                                                  Emperor Charles V, who was at the time the most                                  k
                                                                                                                                                  powerful man in the world, Holy Roman Emperor                            Naturpar e
                                                                                                                                                  of German nations and King of the Spanish world                          Monfrag
                                                                                                                                                  empire in which the sun never set. He spent the
                                                        Zafra                                                                                     last years of life here from his arrival in November
                                                                                                                                                  1556 to his death in September 1558.

                                                                                                                                                  Like many other villages in Extremadura, Zafra
                                                                                                Cordoba                                           also contributed its share to the „conquest“ of the
                                                                                                                                                  American continent. We know the names of 221
                                                                                                                                                  people that were involved with Lope de Aguirre in
                                                                                                                                                  his Amazon campaign, that can trace their roots ,                         Yuste Mon
                                                                         Sevilla                                                                  via Zafra, to their Roman origins.

                                                                                                                                                  The Ibero-Celtic settlement was founded in about
                                                                                                                                                  54 BC by the Romans under the name of Norba
                                                                                                                 La Herradura                     Caesarina. In 1165 the city was made an inde-
                                                                                                                                                  pendent principality by Geraldo the Fearless, a
                                                                                                                                                  Portuguese adventurer.. Alfonso IX. finally pre-
                                          Extremadura - The hidden perl. Sparse wild and full of                  Keypoints of the Tour:          vailed in 1229, and took the city for the Kingdom
                                          bizarre beauty. An „off the beaten track“ region in the                                                 of León. Besides Istanbul, the Aljibe in Caceres                                   arE
                                          heart of Spain. Extremadura offers a wealth of typical                                                  is the largest rock-carved cistern in the world. In                      Town sques
                                          traditional delicacies, virtually unspoilt nature and valu-
                                                                                                                 Start / Finish:
                                                                                                                                                  1986 Caceres received the status of a UNESCO                              in Cace
                                                                                                                 La Herradura, Granada
                                                                                                                                                  World Heritage site.
                                          able cultural treasures.
                                                                                                                 Duration: 8 days
                                          Fascinating cities and palaces      thing awaits us - Extremadura,
                                          built by the Goths, the Romans      one of the last natural wonders                                     Alcocer (El Cid)
                                                                                                                 Total distance: 1500 km
                                          and not least the Arabs are         in Europe. Besides the fantastic                                    Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, el Cid, was a Castilian
                                          witnesses to the remarkable past    roads winding their way through    Tour character: Panoramic        knight from the time of the Reconquista and a
                                          of this primeval region of Spain.   this impressive and extremely      Roads and scenery                Spanish national hero. Just as the fabled Atlantis
                                                                              varied landscape, we visit                                          was never found, this place was discovered in the
                                          Riding through magnificent                                             Accommodation: Selected
                                                                              towns steeped in history and                                        80‘s to be was one of the sites of the „Cidliedes“ -
                                          scenery, our route takes us via                                        top-category hotels
                                                                              experience amazing wildlife.                                        the tradition of passing on stories by song.                          Pizarro mo
                                          Antequera to Seville, the capital                                                                                                                                                        n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in Trujilument
                                          city of Andalusia. Then only one                                       Highlights: Cáceres, Alcocer,                                                                                       lo
                                                                                                                 Naturpark Monfragüe, Zafra       Monfragüe
                                                                                                                                                  Monfragüe was made the 14th National Park
                                                                                                                                                  of Spain in 2007, and the first in the region of
                                                                                                                                                  Extremadura. The park is particularly well known
                                                                                                                                                  because of the many large birds of prey which nest
                                                                                                                                                  there. The park houses the largest colony of monk
                                                                                                                                                  vultures in Europe. In this park you can observe
                                                                                                                                                  the Spanish imperial eagle, black stork, griffon
                                                                                                                                                  vulture, eagle owl, golden eagle and Bonelli‘s
                                                                                                                   Rom                            eagle.
                                                              alupe                                              the Siean bridge in                                                                                        church
                                                     g to Guad                                                          rra Gua                                                                                 M onastery lupe
                                           Drivin                                    On the way                                 dalupe                                                                             in Guada
                                                                                     to Trujillo
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Extremadura - The hidden perl. The Tour                                                                                                                                                                          visit www.hispania-tours.de for further information.

                                            Day 1: Arrival in Málaga                             Day 3: Zafra – Sierra Morena – Trujillo               since 1979, boasts the largest and most              today its cultural heritage epitomizes Andalusia.
                                            Arrival at Málaga airport and transfer to La         Today we reach the Extremadura, a region of           representative Mediterranean forests. Impressive     Córdoba boasts the world-famous Mezquita that
                                            Herradura. Your motorbike will be waiting for        Spain where history was written. America‘s            breeding colonies of griffon vultures can be seen    originates from the 8th century and, covering
                                            you directly at the hotel. If there is still time    conquerors came from Extremadura. Hernán              on the rocky cliffs while the park is also home to   an area of 23,000 square metres, it is the third
                                            before dinner, La Herradura‘s superb beach           Cortez and Francisco Pizarro brought Inca and         peregrine falcons, hawk-eagles and eagle owls.       largest mosque in the world.
                                            is a great place for a stroll.                       Maya gold back to their homeland Spain, thus          Day 5: Plasencia - Guadalupe                         Day 7: Cordoba – La Herradura
                                            Introductions over dinner with Spanish wine          financing the construction of splendid palaces        From our hotel in Plasencia we ride towards the      We leave Córdoba and head in the direction
                                            while giving us an opportunity to discuss our        and impressive churches.                              Sierra de Gredos. Here we will find beautiful        of Granada, the home of the incomparable
                                            tour.                                                Our tour leads us to a town steeped in history;       small mountain roads with impressive views.          Alhambra, the only Moorish palace complex to
                                                                                                 Trujillo. Trujillo, the birthplace of the famous      Continuing our way down to Guadalupe we stop         be preserved in its entirety. We then cross the
                                            Day 2: La Herradura – Zafra
                                                                                                 conqueror Pizarro, is mainly renowned for its         for a moment to visit some old Romans ruins.         Sierra Nevada over a stunning mountain pass.
                                            On our first driving day we pass through wild        beautiful main square, the medieval fort and
                                            mountainous scenery and the gorges of the                                                                  In the evening we will spend the night in            From here the endless winding roads and unique
                                                                                                 city walls with seven gates.
                                            Sierra Margarita and the natural wonder of                                                                 Guadalupe, which is particularly famous for          landscape of the Alpujarras await us. Away from
                                                                                                 Day 4: Trujillo – Cáceres - Plasencia                 its „Black Madonna“, the patron saint of all         the traffic with the Mediterranean Sea in sight
                                            El Torcal, famous for its unusual and unique
                                            limestone formations.                                From Trujillo we go on the town of Cáceres. It is     Spanish-speaking countries.                          we start our descent along the steep winding
                                                                                                 a UNESCO world heritage site and considered           Day 6: Guadalupe – Cordoba                           roads to our starting point of the tour - La
                                            We continue following the road to Antequera,
                                                                                                 by many to be Spain‘s most beautiful city.                                                                 Herradura.
                                            one of the most beautiful white villages in                                                                On our way to Córdoba we pass through an area
                                                                                                 Indeed, the flair of this city is unique as Cáceres                                                        Over a farewell dinner we look back at some of
                                            Andalusia and pass through Morón de la                                                                     of particularly stunning scenery and crystal-
                                                                                                 offers an extremely well preserved old town with                                                           the fantastic impressions of the past week.
                                            Frontera. Our route takes us through the                                                                   clear lakes. Each of these once man-made lakes
                                                                                                 numerous palaces from the 14th century.
                                            Sierra Morena nature reserve. In this diverse                                                              captivates through its own unique character.         Day 8: Return journey
                                            mountainous and hilly landscape endless              Cáceres is definitely a city we could spend more      Nevertheless, many magnificent stretches of road     Note: We reserve the right to make minor
                                            fascinating roads wind through oak forests and       time in, however, there are still many more           and the fascinating Andalusian city of Córdoba       changes to the tour.
                                            pastures, past millions of flowers and magical       fascinating things waiting to be discovered           still await us. In the 11th century, Córdoba was
                                            lakes. Long-sweeping bends and smooth asphalt        on our tour such as the Parque Natural de             one of the largest capital cities in Europe and
                                            makes our hearts beat just that little bit faster.   Monfragüe.The Monfragüe reserve, protected

                                                                                                                                                             Your choice                       Price         Our service
                                                                                                                                                             Driver on BMW R 1200 GS           2.430 €       Transfer within Andalusia
                                                                                                                                                             Driver on BMW F 800 GS            2.270 €       Motorcycle rental inclusive all risks
                                                                                    Curves in the                                                                                                            insurance on vehicles
                                                                                  Natural Park Pass                                                          Driver on BMW F 650 GS*           2.170 €       Overnight accomodation in good,
                                                                                                                                                                                *twin engine
                                                                                                                                                                                                             usually 3* - 4* hotel
                                                                                                                                                             Driver on BMW F 650 GS            2.080 €
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Breakfast and dinner
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                                                   over the R ridge                                                                                          Driver on private bike            1.640 €       Support vehicle
                                                             io Tajo                                                                                                                                         Multilingual tour guide
                                                                                                                                                             Pillion                           1.550 €
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                                                                                                                          t ragüe                            Single room surcharge              300 €        Farewell gift

                                                                                                                                                             Tourdaten 2009: 10.10. - 17.10. 2009

                                                                                                                                                             Tourdaten 2010: 22.05. - 29.05. 2010
                                                                                                                                                                             16.10. - 23.10. 2010

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                                                          BMW R 1200 GS 2.430 €                                     Private Motorbike 1.640 €
                                                            BMW F 800 GS 2.270 €                                                   Pillion 1.550 €
                                                   BMW F 650 GS         twin engine
                                                                                      2.170 €                 Single room surcharge            300 €
                                                            BMW F 650 GS 2.080 €

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