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  • Member Since : October 9, 2007
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  • Region : South East England and London, United Kingdom
  • Motorcycle : Yamaha FZ6
  • Best Route Ever Ridden : to be confirmed

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Gi614 : Roses - Cadaques

Catalunya > Spain > Europe
April 28, 2007 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5

This is a great area that attracts a lot of visitors, even in April when we visited. Expect lots of cars and camper vans jostling for tarmac with plenty of bikes. It's an okay road until you enter Parc Natural de Cap De Creus where it really comes into it's own. It climbs through the hillside and will have you thinking you're heading inland instead of towards the coast. The surface is brilliant with loads of flowing bends and enough straights to get you past the tourists on the way up to the top of this coastal delight. It's more of the same as you wind down the other side towards the Whitewashed Cadaques which of course is famous for Salvador Dali. It's a favourite for many painters and you can see why as you breath in the sea air whilst enjoying the surroundings. Cadaques is well worth a stroll around but we didn't have time to explore. There were more pressing matters to deal with, like the return journey. The photo's really don't do it justice and I should have taken lots more. Maybe next time. Enjoy.


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N247 : Cascais - Cabo da Roca

Central Portugal > Portugal > Europe
March 2, 2006 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.2

Turn right outside Hotel Baia and head towards Guincho keeping to the Coastal road. Great road with Ocean on your left heading towards Guincho beach. Surface is good, with fast sweeping corners. Once you have passed the beach you enter a woody section which begins your ascent to village called Malveria da Serra surface is good but corners are tighter. As you enter village turn left and follow signs to Cabo da Roca. This section continues rising and as you leave the village the views are fantastic and the road has some great turns where you can put you sliders to good use if you dare! The local bikers all come out along this section to Cabo da Roca every Sunday morning and on sunny days in the summer kids line the road to watch all the bikes. After a few miles watch for left turn on a corner, caution! Proceed into Azoia village (avoid restaurants here as are tourist traps) then follow signs to Cabo da Roca which is the most Westernly point of mainland Europe for a coffee at the bar/restaurant. During the summer can be very busy at weekends so midweek morning best time to go as it is cooler too.


A1060 : Harlow - Chelmsford

South East England and Lo... > United Kingdom > Europe
June 26, 2008 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.7

the b1060 from old harlow to chelmsford one of my fav rides


A-4130 : Lanjaron - Trevelez

Andalucia > Spain > Europe
January 13, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

A trip to the highest village in Spain. Can be quite slow going due to the number of bends (and convoys of German motorhomes!), but worth it for the scenery!


A369 : Gaucín - Ronda

Andalucia > Spain > Europe
March 26, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

This route starts off a bit narrow at the A7 End on the coast (mostly solid white lines and armcos with not much run off), but the A369 gradually builds into a great twisting frenzy of open corners and mostly good road surface, that really gets you moving and is thoroughly recommended. Not much other traffic around and some great mountain views in places. You can really move on this stretch.


Ci601 / M601 / M614 : Segovia - San Ildefonso - El Escorial ( Segovia area to El Escorial via old road )

Madrid/Castilla-La Mancha... > Spain > Europe
July 8, 2008 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5

I think this is the highest mountain pass in the area, just over 1,900m and it gets quite cold at top, nice views when its not misty.

The road surface is good & wide, and as you can imagine with a mountain pass lots of corners. Was quite wet when i went along here in late May 08 but still worth it for scenery.

Places of interest on the way is (not sure of name, in English is something like Valley of the Dead) Church where Franco is burried (bit of a controversial place, in Spain, as Franco built it using soldiers captured during the civil war, a lot of whom died making the place) then onto El Escorial, burrial place of all Spanish royalty, impressive building.


SG612 / M637 / M604 : Navafría - Rascafría ( Rural mountain pass )

Madrid/Castilla-La Mancha... > Spain > Europe
July 8, 2008 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Very nice road for views and just a plesant ride amongst the forests as you climb higher and higher and then down opposite side of valley, was being resurfaced late May 08. Gets a bit chilly at top, think pass is about 1,700m (quite high).


N110 : Segovia - Pedraza

Madrid/Castilla-La Mancha... > Spain > Europe
July 8, 2008 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Pedraza is an interesting little place to visit, if you use the back roads north of the main road you get some very nice views plus the roads are very quiet with a decent surface.


CL-512 / SA-210 / SA-201 : Salamanca - La Alberca

Extremadura > Spain > Europe
July 8, 2008 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

The road initially out of Salamanca is pretty ordinary but as you get toward La Alberca you climb into the mountains, then just south of La Alberca there is a quick decent with lots of bends, lots of zig zags down, with great view from the top onto the road below (nice photo).

If you are heading south from Salamanca id recommend this as a diversion.


Pantano del Chorro to Villanueva de la Concepcion via El Torcal

Andalucia > Spain > Europe
July 8, 2008 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5

El Chorro is famous for its gorge, not visible from the road. Area has plesant views and road along edge of lakes and across top of dam.

Heading East toward El Torcal (national park) is some quite small and rural roads but its worth it to get to El Torcal which is really intersting and even if youve only got 30mins can have an interesting walk around there, there is an information centre at top of road, and even if you cannot stop for long its worth driving up the road just for views.

Road down Villanueva de la Concepcion is good fun with quite a lot of bends.


A366 : Ronda - Alhaurín De La Torre

Andalucia > Spain > Europe
July 27, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8

The first stretch of this route (A366) is incredible. The road has just been resurfaced (April 2005) and it's corner after corner after corner until you get to Tolox. It evens out after that, but is still superb. In fact so much so, that I turned round and went back to El Burgo so that I could ride the El Burgo to Tolox section again.


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CA531 : Grazalema - Zahara

Andalucia > Spain > Europe
January 5, 2008 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.6

From Grazalema take the stunning mountain road (CA531) to Zahara. Super fast cross country sweepers to narrow mountain passes with incredible views


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A374 : Ronda - Los Arenosos

Andalucia > Spain > Europe
July 8, 2008 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Quite a short strech into Ronda, a quite open road on which if you wanted to you could maintain silly amounts of corner speed.
Beware as you begin to climb into Ronda as traffic does que back sometimes out of town onto the road which is a looking sweeping bend!


A369 : Gaucín - Ronda

Andalucia > Spain > Europe
March 26, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

This route starts off a bit narrow at the A7 End on the coast (mostly solid white lines and armcos with not much run off), but the A369 gradually builds into a great twisting frenzy of open corners and mostly good road surface, that really gets you moving and is thoroughly recommended. Not much other traffic around and some great mountain views in places. You can really move on this stretch.


A397 : Ronda - San Pedro de Alcántara

Andalucia > Spain > Europe
March 26, 2005 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.7

A really exellent road and definitely one of the best in the area. Winding along at around 1000m through some low mountains, here lies a section of fast bend combinations that are hard to beat. A very rewarding stretch to ride fast, and mostly very good surface and good corners that give little in the way of nasty surprises. Highly recommended. Can be combined with the A396 from Ronda, a beautiful little city that makes a good stop.


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A7000 : Malaga - Colmenar ( The Road to Heaven )

Andalucia > Spain > Europe
December 10, 2007 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.4

Entire new road surface December 2007, totally flawless. Amazing view over Malaga for 1st quarter. Amazing views over mountains above Velez Malaga and down to the Med during middle section. Amazing views north over the Torcal Park limestone mountains during last quarter. Sharp switchbacks in first 3km and last 2km. Apart from 1 slow bend halfway the rest is perfectly balance twisters and winding straights. I rode an R1200GS Adventure but anything from an R6 to a Goldwing will work. Party trick is the twin corkscrew when you go over youself twice. Rode nearly 2000km in 5 days around Andalucia - its just incredible nearly everywhere but this road was just perfect. Went back 6 times!


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A395 : Granada - Sierra Nevada ski resort

Andalucia > Spain > Europe
July 8, 2008 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

There is a very good road up to the Sierra Nevada ski resort, wide, decent visability and good surface. Can get up plenty of speed through corners but beware when coming down that it can be pretty steep.

There is the odd cafe / restaurant open at the resort, even in summer. I am sure you get a great view from the top, unfotunately it was hazey when i went up.

Great bends, not much traffic (July 08), road goes to over 2,000m so i would not recommend road in the winter, as i am sure there will be lots of ice and snow.

BEWARE - its cold at ski resort, even in height of summer.


A377 : Guadix - Picena ( South across Sierra Nevada )

Andalucia > Spain > Europe
July 8, 2008 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

This route takes you from one side of the Sierra Nevada range to the other, over a mountain pass.

Both sides have sections which seem very new and quite wide but then all of a sudden it seems to turn into quite a rural road, getting narrower and a tighter corners.

Views are very good, not so much from the highest point of the pass but if you go a little further north there is a mirador (lookout) which looks out onto the massive flat land below.

From Guadix there are no really good driving roads to Granada, well not that i know of, but the motorway.


A1205 : Jaca - Triste

Vasco (Basque),Navarra/La... > Spain > Europe
July 8, 2008 - 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0

This seems to be quite popular with bikers, saw quite a few on the road (different nationalities), its a more direct route from Huesca to Jaca but the road surface is pretty poor, with some gravel in areas, so beware.

I would not recommend this road, the scenery is ok, but due to poor surface and lots of corners makes progress slow and it would probably be quicker to get to Jaca, sticking on the main roads.


A132 : Puente la Reina de Jaca - Ayerbe

Vasco (Basque),Navarra/La... > Spain > Europe
January 22, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8

Nice road worth a look at if the weather turns bad in the Pyrenees or you fancy some thing a bit more flowing rather than mountian passess.


A1141 : Lavenham - Hadleigh

East Anglia > United Kingdom > Europe
August 8, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5

Nice twisty road with not to much traffic and plenty of other road options at start and end.


B4405 : Bryncrug - Tal Y Llyn

North Wales > United Kingdom > Europe
January 9, 2008 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5

Turn left onto the B4405, heading East-ish. This is a nice road up a valley, and near the end there is a very pretty lake with some cafes on the edge.

At end of B4405, turn left onto A487 heading north toward Dolgellau.

When i took this route, around 11am in late July 07 it was practically deserted.


A493 : Barmouth - Bryncrug

North Wales > United Kingdom > Europe
January 9, 2008 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

From Barmouth, head south over the Barmouth Toll Bridge - its open to motorbikes and pedestrians but not cars. When i went over it was £1.40 return (July 07).

Some nice views from the bridge and something different. Surface of path to and from bridge is good (you do not need a trail bike) and once on bridge be sure to ride slowly as its a sleeper bridge and not very wide for you and pedestrians.

Once on the opposite side of the river, turn right onto the A493 toward Tywyn (away from Dolgellau). Some nice views from here over toward Barmouth and as far up to Portmerion.

Follow the road to the next major junction, with the B4405


A4086 : Capel Curig - Llanrug - Caernarfon

North Wales > United Kingdom > Europe
January 1, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.9

Fast sweeping route with great views but can be quite touristy at the wrong time.


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B4403 : Llanuwchllyn - Bala ( on the opposite side of Bala Lake )

North Wales > United Kingdom > Europe
January 8, 2008 - 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0

Took the B4403 as i thought it might be a nice scenic route to Bala but i would not recommend this route as you rarely get a decent view of the lake and the road is quite narrow with quite a few holiday caravans and the sort when i went down there in July 07.

Stick to the A494 if you are coming from the south toward Bala.


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