Alternative route avoiding motorway. A bit of everything on this route, some faster sweeping roads out some more twisty ones, my personal favourite part is from Yesa and the N-260 up into the mountains and all the way to Ainsa. Approximately 6 hours! Depending on how many times you stop to admire the scenery.
Beautiful route in the north of Spain (Soria area) around and through two natural parks and a the Paso Sta Ines
One of the best \'biking\' roads I have ever experienced...
A great sweeping route which has some nice elevation and scenery. My favourite section is north out of El Royo where you climb on a series of 80mph sweepers and then descend over the other side on some absolutely great corners. Just a shame my gear selector screw decided to snap near the main north-south road (didn\'t stop the fun for long though thanks to a brilliant local bike shop!)
Spectacular. Off road track that can be made with a Roadster. Better in july to september.
I like entering into the desert by north.
From Carcastillo take the NA-534. The road goes slightly up and some where before the top of the slope, turn right. Theres a sign indecating Bardenas Reales Enter. Its a track through 40 km.
Only one road possible. Cant get lost.
Places to visit around:
OLITE, the Castle ( touristic place, quite expensive)
You can sleep in TUDELA, NH HOTEL, have diner on the main city place.
Una ruta para gastar neumáticos mientras se disfruta de un buen paisaje. Y si se desea, buenos sitios para comer.
Es una ruta veraniega, ya que con mal tiempo no se llega a disfrutar de tanta curva
Would class this as 'exeptional' if it weren't for the traffic. If you can catch it on a clear day (as i have previously0 you can really get a move on. But, you need only one HGV to spoil it for you. Stunning through the gorge and partly why the N-260 is a favourite amongst us bkers. Enjoy the vids :)
Espectacular ruta que va de la costa cantábrica hasta la Rioja por el puerto de los Tornos, el pantano de Sobrón con su central nuclear de Garoña en un entorno espectacular, y vuelta por Oña. Comer en Cuzcurrita de rio Tirón no tiene precio.
A138 and N260 combined review from Ainsa to El Grado
Meet some other brit riders in Tafalla the night before who raved over this road, starts off going up into the mountains then the bends never seem to stop, at Ainsa take a right,you follow the most beautiful blue lake (Embalse de Mediana), recently resurfaced going by the condition of the tarmac this road is like a never ending Alton Towers ride, i was laughing out load because i couldn belive a road could be so fantastic, at the end of the lake past the dam we found a great little hotel Las Acacias, b&b & evening meal ( the rabbit was great !!) only 105 euros for 3 sharing.After two weeks riding in Spain that was my favorite after some brilliant roads, going back again this year 2010 on way down to Motogp in Catalunya
Head south out of Ainsa on the A138 and you'll be high on
adrenalin before the tyres are even warm. You'll soon
forget that you're hungover as you crank it right over
into long sweeping left after long sweeping right.
Repeat for 46k all the way to Barbastro.
Plenty of stopping places alongside Lake Mediano and then
Lake El Grado if you wish. Very light traffic is just a minor
annoyance on such a road where a quick pace is a must.
This is an absolute stunner and a real riders road.
No police, great surface, and good views Sportbike heaven.
Great fun but over too soon. No bad bits to mention and
unfortunately no photos this time around.
One of the best roads I have ever ridden. Great road surface, great corners, no traffic at all and spectacular scenery. What else can a biker ask for?
Did this route accidentally, cause some road works at N260. It's an open road with some great corners for fast driving.
Great road with marvelous scenery especially at the way from Laruns up to Col Du Purtalet where the France / Spain borders are. The Spain side has lot of great open corners for fast riding.
Good road which, in conjuction with the N110 and SO920(as a shortcut),makes a longish but worthwhile detour. The SO920 in itself is a fantastic road with tight hairpins, open straights, and the occasional village - well worth the effort while the N110 is more open, faster, and the scenery a little less exciting. Generally the surface is good and they are relaying sections as I write. If heading North/South, you can use this instead of the A1/E5 Autovia if you have the time.
About 30 miles of only tight turns rising through the forest ro the Puerto del Sarrablo. Really good road if you like successive tight twisties.
An average strip of road with a section of really good hairpin bends in the middle of it.
A very good road that offers some nice scenary, some great turns and a short tunnel section through the mountain. Can be busy around Broto (or at least in Spanis terms). Well worth a look.
A very varied section that climbs spectacularly up a mountain, then ducks into a 5k tunnel. After that it twists and turns like crazy before some higher speed corners on the way to Benabarre. Well worth a look. Pont de Suert and the excellent N260 cross this route at about the halfway point (perhaps the best road in Spain).