One of the best ways to discover the unique landscape of the Arribes del Duero.
Motorbike tours are a unique experience for lovers of adventure and freedom. Motorbikes are the perfect way to explore scenic roads, enjoy beautiful landscapes and feel the breeze on your face while enjoying the speed and thrill that this means of transport provides.
As you may already know, one of the most popular routes for bikers is Route 66 in the United States. But you may also know that riding it is an expensive luxury available only to a select few. But don't worry, here I bring you an alternative that won't disappoint you, where you can discover the Arribes del Duero (Zamora) while you ride through its spectacular landscapes full of history, enjoy various dishes from the gastronomy of Castilla y León, taste its best wines and meet people with the same interests as you, with whom you can plan your next getaway.
Los Arribes del Duero is an impressive region in north-western Spain, on the border with Portugal. This area has a wealth of scenic roads and spectacular landscapes, making it an ideal destination for a motorbike tour.
The motorbike route through the Arribes del Duero covers 200 kilometres and the estimated time is 3.5 hours without stops. But I recommend that you take your time to enjoy the most emblematic and marvellous spots along the route.
You can choose between different starting points; Madrid, Zamora, Salamanca... But in this post, we are going to focus on the one that runs through the region of Castilla y León.
Our starting point is Zamora, a city bathed by the Duero River. An obligatory stop in this city are its numerous Romanesque churches and its cathedral, which receive hundreds of tourists every year. And to start the journey with energy, I can't think of a better plan than taking a seat in a restaurant or bar in the area to enjoy some typical dishes from the Zamora recipe book; Zamora-style rice, garlic soup or "cañas zamoranas" (Zamora-style beer). This is a great way to start your trip on the right foot.
And now you are ready to start. Take the CL-527 towards Fermoselle, which you will find across the river, and remember, so that you don't get caught unawares, there is a petrol station in this area where you can fill up your tank.
The road that connects Zamora with Fermoselle is quiet, with hardly any bends and surrounded by large holm oak groves.
When you reach Fermoselle, turn off the Trabada ZA-316 road to see the Bemposta dam, which forms the border with Portugal. Returning to the marked route, there are some sections of hairpin bends ahead of you, so be careful and don't press the accelerator. Take your time to do it safely, at a pace that allows you to contemplate the landscape.
And don't forget that the main objective of this trip, apart from enjoying your motorbike, is to discover the gastronomy of Castile-Leon. In this town they have a gastronomy with its own character, made with local products. Enjoy delicious dishes with cod from Portugal or veal from Sayago, cooked with unique olive oil and accompanied by home-produced wines.
You want to find all this in one place? Then stay at the Posada de Doña Urraca, located in the Arribes del Duero, Fermoselle. A four-star inn where you can relax in the different environments that compose it, enjoy unbeatable views of the town of Fermoselle from its outdoor terrace and taste quality products in its restaurant.