Real Adventure deep in the Pyrenees…
This is an authentic multi-day adventure ride which is suitable for big adventure bikes, for experienced riders, and combines incredible natural scenery with a thoroughly enjoyable riding experience. It’s never been easier to take that step into real motorcycle adventure on trails that take you away from population into empty valleys, up windswept hills and mountains, through beautiful nature along empty sinuous country roads and tracks.
Background Info – Adventure Country Tracks (ACT) takes the classic Backcountry Discovery Route (BDR) concept of a border-to-border route and so follows a north-south path down the east side of Portugal – only it doesn’t run arrow straight, instead curving east and west as it picks out places of interest or tags onto trails of exceptional interest or beauty. It is inspired in the Backcountry Discovery Routes successfully implemented by Touratech USA in the past. The goal of ACT is to guide adventure motorcyclists to routes that are legal to ride and are environmentally and socially compatible and to create a mutually beneficial relationship between adventure motorcyclists and the rural communities and businesses of Europe. This is what adventure motorcycles were created for.
2016 saw the launch of Adventure Country Tracks and the first track in Portugal. The ACT concept has been a huge hit and become very popular. Our first ACT Portugal Tour was completed in May 2016. In succession to Portugal; the Greek ACT was released in the Autumn of 2017 followed by Romania in 2018 and most recently; Italy (as the fourth in the ACT series) in late 2019. 2021 will see the addition of ACT Pyrenees – originally planned to be released in 2020 but rescheduled due to pandemic. Our tour scheduled for late May 2020 (the week directly after the official filming) means we will be amoung the very first to ride the route.
WARNING: The Pyrenees ACT is an adventure tour of medium difficulty. While it may be considered one of the easiest tracks in the ACT series and least prone to weather influences, we strongly advise off road training and recent experience in advance of the trip. As we’ll be crossing the most remotes tracks of the Pyrenees mountain range, it’s important to pay attention to every detail and to be prepared for all the possible situations! The route crosses some areas of environmental interest where it is not allowed to travel in groups of more than 6 motorcycles and transiting outside the streets (gravel or tarmac) is forbidden.
General Route information: ACT Pyrenees is a spectacular long trip crossing all the Pyrenees Mountain range, from the Mediterranean Sea, to the Atlantic ocean. The official starting point is Cap de Creus, the easternmost point of mainland Spain and the Iberian Peninsula. The finish is in San Sebastian on the Atlantic coast, after 5 stages and 1160 km of adventure roads. What you can expect from this trip: one mix of nice tarmac curving roads and amazing dirt roads with infinite landscapes on the top of the mountains. On these five stages, you will cross the country borders eight times between Spain, France, and Andorra.