2024 Core of Catalunya

      Montmeló, Barcelona, Spain

      LE
      Leod Escapes
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      23 reviews
      Oct 17 - 26, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 16
      2024 Core of Catalunya
      Montmeló, Barcelona, Spain

      Leod Escapes
      • Email address verified
      23 reviews

      Oct 17 - 26, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 16

      About this trip

      We've put a special tour together and only YCRS Grads get to experience it first. So join us again on another adventure with fellow Yamaha Champions Riding School  Senior Coach Michael Henao on a tour that celebrates a special part of the world for riders. There's one small region  that produces more MotoGP riders and Champions than any other, Catalunya. Leod Escapes has enlisted the help of local enthusiasts to show you the roads, the cantinas, the views, the food, and most importantly the curves that make this an ideal place to be a rider. We've taken our tradition of authenticity and gone full throttle here so get ready for some surprises. You stay in resort towns where locals riders go to escape the busy streets of Barcelona. You ride the same mountain and coastal roads local racers have ridden for generations. You'll feast on local meat and drink local Cava and Vi Negre wine. Your hotels will grace your eyes with views of the mountains, the sea and an amazing circuit. Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is our favorite track in Spain and you've got three days to learn what locals call "Montmeló". Enjoy the precise feel of a new BMW S1000RR on the track, and as usual, upgrades to slicks and warmers are available. Our guides are local riders and have packed this tour with the best roads, food, views and everything else riders love so you will understand the core of what it means to be a Catalan rider.

      What’s included

      • 9 Nights Hotels
        4 star hotels
      • 6 Days Sport Touring
        Off the beaten path twisties put together by local guides
      • 3 Days on Track
        Catalunya Circuit is our favorite track in Spain. This is more than just a track day you get professional Video Coaching and Classroom Theory
      • S1000RR Track Bike
        New Bike mounted with Metzler sport tires. Upgrade to slicks and warmers available. Onsite mechanics keep your machine in top shape.
      • Street Bike
        Base bike is an F750GS. Upgrades available like the new R1300GS
      • Great Breakfasts
        EU Hotels do breakfast right. Be sure to sample Spanish style pasties and in particular enjoy the fresh local fruit
      • First and Last Dinner
        We've got a special place near the track where food and fun will be on us. It's pretty special.
      • Local Guides
        Multilingual locals give you a window into the culture and great experiences
      • Support & Luggage Van
        The luggage/support van is never far behind
      • Hotel & Airport Transfer
        Need a pickup from the Airport on arrival day or transport from your Barcelona Hotel to our Circuit Hotel? We got ya.
      • Fun with Track Riders
        This is our secret sauce...YOU. A vacation with nothing but track lunatics like yourself makes for a special time.

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        We can give you lots of tips on airfare
      • Lunch
        Order what you want with local advice from your guides, Don't miss the ham!
      • Fuel for your bike
        Group fuel fund or fuel wingman often makes stops go faster
      • Dinners
        Again just like with lunch take some tips from our local guides and order what you want. NO TOURIST FOOD.

      Available Packages

      Single Rider Shared Room
      Available until August 1, 20244 left
      $8,800
      Deposit: $2,640
      Single Rider Own Room
      Available until August 1, 2024only 1 left
      $9,800
      Deposit: $2,940
      Couple on One Bike
      Available until August 1, 2024only 2 left
      $10,500
      Deposit: $3,450

      Available options



      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Welcome to Montmeló

      If you've taken our advice you've already arrived early and spent a few days in Barcelona, our favorite city in Spain. It's vibrant and with loads to see and do but now, it's time to get started. We'll come pick you up from your hotel in Barcelona or if you're running it tight we'll, ee might be able to pick you up from there to it just depends on everyone's schedule. Starting around 3pm we'll start doing rental bike check in and pick up so we can have all the bikes assembled in front of the hotel ready to go tomorrow. We'll do an initial briefing there at the hotel and then we've got a real treat for you. We are taking you somewhere every MotoGP fan should see but for some reason, only locals know about it and they have great food. 

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      LE
      Leod Escapes
      23 reviews
      Leod Escapes specializes in International tours with “Track Time”. That means sport touring the best curvy roads for week and riding a proper sport bike on a famous race course. Leod Escapes pioneered the concept of “Track & Tour” and each year we seek to add a new destination to keeps things fresh and exciting. Since we are located in the best place for motorcycle sport touring the USA we also do GPS self guided and custom tours in Northern California.

      Reviews

      For a rider like me, this was the trip of a lifetime. I am a 35+ year motorcycle rider, but have never ridden Europe before. In fact, I had never been outside the English-speaking world prior to this trip. This tour is the perfect introduction to international motorcycling. We traveled primarily in Germany and northern Italy and I was able to get by with English without any trouble, but picked up just enough German and Italian to feel a little more at home. While the point of this tour is to learn how to do it on your own, the tour guides are quick to help with anything you might need. The BMW motorcycles are excellent and extremely well maintained. The riding can be challenging, but is quite manageable for a rider with a few years experience, and an interest in improving their skills. Riding with folks with a similar mindset, I made some friendships that I will last for many years. I found the whole package to be excellent value for the money. If you are considering trying international moto-touring I can think of no better way to start.
      By Kenneth B for 2023 Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits on Jul 28, 2023
      What a wild ride! This was a fantastic trip. Motorcycles really are the best way to see the world. This is a very sporting tour, possibly not for the interstate rider. I am certainly a better rider now and I thoroughly enjoyed the back country riding that we were guided through. Although this was the first run of Castles and Curves our guides were flexible and were able to overcome the problems faced (invisible flying cucumbers one might say). This was a genuine adventure and I loved it all!
      By Dustin Z for 2023 Castles & Curves Training Tour on Jul 26, 2023
      This trip was exceptional value for the money. This was my first international motorcycling trip and I can't think of a better introduction to motorcycle travel; I feel I now know enough to do this myself someday. The accommodations were great, especially the hotel in Italy. The routes were appropriately challenging for my skill level and I know I'm a better rider as a result. The bikes were well-maintained and the process of picking up and returning them was seamless. My ideal vacation. I highly recommend!
      By Jeffrey K for 2023 Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits on Jul 19, 2023
      Leod escapes provided a wonderful dolomite training tour from providing invaluable travel trips to the motorcycle rentals, - exciting routes to explore, and comfortable accommodations, exposure to great local food and sights. They gave us the training to be able to come back on our own but we would love to do another tour with them.
      By Lynn B for 2023 Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits on Jul 18, 2023
      Amazing trip. great roads great guides and support crew were more than exceptional. we enjoyed all top notch accomodations. Cat and Nancy well planned every detail. The scenery was fantastic and the other participants and us quickly became friends. A lifetime experience. Tony and Kim Gioia
      By Tony G for 2023 Munich to Mugello on Jul 17, 2023
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