North London Head off on their Hollybobs


North London visit France and Spain.

Between 2-11th September ten of our Branch enjoyed a great trip to France and Spain organised and booked for us by Global Motorcycle Tours.

The roads, hotels and weather were all very good with marvellous food and drink and swimming pools at almost all our hotels.

After the euro tunnel a day of motorways and dual carriageways took us to our first stop at Orleans where we enjoyed a night out in the Old City area.

Day 2 started with motorways but then we were going through the beautiful Auvergne area with nice sweeping bends before arriving at a lovely hotel in Peyre en Aubrac, the Chez Camillou, which had a Michelin starred restaurant, very good and priced okay.

The nest day took us over the Millau bridge and on to Carcassonne via nice roads. Again we had a nice night out and a look around the old Citadel.

Next it was the Pyrenees and through Andora to a two night stay in Vielha. Very nice here and on the spare day three of us enjoyed some fabulous riding that took in various Cols… Peyrosoud, D’Aspin and du Tourmalet.

Across the Pyrenees to Pamplona was next, superb roads and a great night out in the City. Our last hotel for two nights was probably our favourite, it was near Potes but I want to keep it a secret…. okay it is the hotel Del Oso, there we had great food and three of us did a fine ride out in the Picos National Park.

Next it was home via Santander. My brain was exhausted from a lot of great but demanding roads. Great company too! Only downsides were one of the bikes was not running too well, it was a Kawasaki though, and our Satnav downloaded routes caused us a few problems…