IN SEARCH OFTHE BEST ROADS
Andalucía is a region in Southern Spain that most people associate with blue skies, crowded beaches, flamenco and olive trees. However, that is not what Motorcycle Diaries wanted to see. It was their goal to stay clear of the tourist traps and discover the best motorcycle roads this region has to offer: a Grand Tour of Andalucía.
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RAIN OR SHINE?
Because of time constraints, they only had five days to explore this famous region of Spain; not leaving much wiggle room in terms of anything else other than riding, filming and taking photos. They rented a BMW R1200GS in the city of Coin near Malaga, which meant they had to return the bike to the same spot after an 1,800 kilometer loop.
There were, however, concerns about the weather as last March didn’t churn out the most favorable results as they had hoped for. I mean, isn’t Andalucía known for sunshine and high temperatures?! Yes and no. A large part of Andalucía it is above the 1,000m altitude mark, making weather unpredictable and sometimes cold.
Additionally, the mountains of Grazalema have the highest rainfall in southern Spain, and the Sierra Nevada mountains – which can reach up to of 3,400 meters in elevation - always have snow on them.
This meant that their decision to partake in such an adventure at the end of a very wet March may not have been the smartest. Rain, clouds and low temperatures were forecasted for the whole week. But did that stop them?! We don’t think so.
Watch the video to find out.
Read the full blog and download the entire Grand tour of Andalucía route on Motorcycle Diaries.
WE WANT TO INSPIRE YOU TO RIDE
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Many of you have the dream: “One day, I’ll just hop on my bike and travel the world.” Many of you are already living the dream or preparing to start the journey of a lifetime. That said, beautiful roads and fantastic scenery are probably nearer than you think.
To inspire you to get out and ride, and show you that your next adventure might be just around the corner, we’ve partnered with Motorcycle Diaries.
Motorcycle Diaries is an online rider-community platform that allows you to create and download the most amazing short and long-distance trips straight onto your GPS. We are contributing our resources via our worldwide network of brand ambassadors.
Our REV’IT! ambassadors upload their favorite routes and epic travel stories to Motorcycle Diaries to inspire you to pack your bags, grab your bike and go on your own adventures.
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