During our various travels in Spain, we encountered several great stretches of roads. Here, you find them.
It was sometimes difficult to make a choice: Spain has so many great roads. The roads you find here are outstanding because of their quality for motorcycle riding, or for the quality of the landscape, and most of the time for both.
When you ride on th A348, from east to west, through the eastern Alpujarras, there is a point where you can take the road (no number) that goes up to Ohanes (and back again): the AL-441.
This is a great road: corners that go on forever, in such a way that you will feel completely disorientated.
Great views on the vally below Ohanes, and on Ohanes itself, a white mountain village. But you will probably have to ride the road several times, or stop, before you can enjoy the views, because the road itself will take all your attention.
More pictures and descriptions of this road on the Dutch Day 7 nl of the trip to Cabo de Gata.
From Granada, there is not only the marvelous wide road, with very sticky tarmac to bring you up, but you can also choose (until about halfway) for the old tramway.
This is a tiny road, very steep at some places, very picturesque, and very fear-of-heights-inspiring.
The C3310 and the C345 between Antequera and Malaga is one of the many great roads in the mountains around Ronda.
As an extra attraction, this road leads to El Torcal, a landscape of white rocks, of amazing structure, in a setting with views until the Mediterranean.
More pictures and descriptions of this road on the Dutch Day 5 nl of the trip to Ronda.
There is a coastal road from Donostia (San Sebastian) to Bilbao.
Especially great is the stretch called BI 638, from Deba to Lekeitio.
After having rounded the Ria Guernika, through Gernika until Bermio, there is another great stretch toward Plentzia, the BI 3151.
Try to avoid the summer vacation (lots of cars, lots of caravans), and you will be able to enjoy the road (marvelous, realy marvelous) and the views (the same).
More pictures and descriptions of this road on the Dutch Day 9 nl of the trip to Bilbao.
There are more interesting looking roads on the map around Guadaloupe (very interesting monastery!), but we took the EX102 and the CN411.
This is one of those roads that should go on for ever. Narrow at some places, broader at other places, curves that you can overlook, and blind curves to stay awake. Superb tarmac and stretches that might be called unpaved.
The setting of Guadaloupe is great: high, overlooking its surroundings. The road will take you down, and up into the mountains again. Desolated Spain at its best.
More pictures and descriptions of this road on the Dutch Day 9 nl of the trip to Spain.
The Sierra Margarita and the Sierra Ubrique, at the western side of Ronda, are perfect motorcycle countru.
The picture shows the ascending CA153, climbing from Algodonales to Zahara de la Sierra, and on towards the Puerto del Boyar.
You can't go wrong here: every road is another treasure, to which you can add the Serrania de Ronda.
More pictures and descriptions of this road on the Dutch Day 14 nl of the trip to Spain.
The A15, between Zujar and Cuevas del Campo, will lead you through one of the strangest landscapes to be found in Spain.
Rocks in every imaginable colour: blue, red, orange, yellow. Of every imaginable for too.
We rode from south to north. You ride onto the embalsa, and already see the colours at the other side, with the blue-green of the embalsa as a background.
You can also do it the other way around. In that case, you will arrive from the green trees of the Sierra the Cazorla, and will be taken by surprise by the warm, nude, coloured rocks of the A315.
More pictures and descriptions of this road on the Dutch Day 16 nl of the trip to Spain.