Discover Álava by motorbike - arabaturismo
Want to discover Álava in a unique way? Today we’ve got four different routes for motorbike riders to enjoy magnificent natural landscapes and gain a deep understanding of the culture and cuisine of our province.
These four routes are designed for motorbike riders and they mostly follow well-paved country roads with little traffic and amazing views. Read on for the details on these itineraries, totalling 700 kilometres and a whole lot of curves.
To the south at a leisurely pace
Starting in the town of Egino and ending on the provincial border with Burgos at Miranda de Ebro. With a total of 104 kilometres passing through places of interest like Aizkorri-Aratz Natural Park, Ullíbarri-Gamboa reservoir and its interior beaches, the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz with all of its marvels (Green Route, Medieval quarter, Santa María Cathedral, palaces, etc.), the Añana Salt Valley, where you can discover one of the oldest salt mines in the world.
To the north at a leisurely pace
Totalling 152 kilometres, this route starts in southern Álava and ends in Llodio. Along it you’ll have the opportunity to visit spots like Rioja Alavesa and its Medieval towns, enjoy the winding roads and views of Herrera pass, admire the walled town of Peñacerrada and discover the green valley of Ayala.
Valleys, Plains and Mountains
This is the longest route with a total of 261 kilometres. It starts and ends in Vitoria-Gasteiz and runs through the Santa Catalina botanical garden, Varona Tower, Nervión falls, Gorbeia and Izki natural parks and the towns of Agurain and San Vicente de Arana. A route surrounded by nature that is sure to delight.
Castles and wine
Finally, we’ve got a 181-kilometre circular route starting and ending in the capital of Álava, Vitoria-Gasteiz. This route delves into the Mountains of Vitoria, allowing you to discover Ocio and Portilla castles, follow the Water Route, which snakes along the Inglares river, past Herrerías falls, and then arrive at the wineries and vineyards of Rioja Alavesa. It is a place to enjoy the renowned wineries of Marqués de Riscal and Bodegas Ysios, designed by Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava. After finishing the route, you can return to Vitoria-Gasteiz via the Bernedo pass and Labraza.
A great way to see Álava on a motorbike and take in all its natural and cultural wonders.