Scott Moreno, the American-born proprietor of IMTBike, the motorbike tour and rental firm primarily based in Spain, has one of the infectious personalities of the many individuals I’ve met through the years within the motorbike business.
Born in New York Metropolis and raised in northern New Jersey, Moreno studied overseas in Spain. After getting his MBA, he made a superb dwelling as a foreign money dealer, however he was depressing. When a buddy requested him what he beloved to do, he mentioned “experience bikes and have adventures.” So, in 1997, Scott purchased eight BMW bikes and began Iberian Moto Excursions (IMTBike’s former identify) from his condominium in Madrid.
This yr, IMTBike is celebrating its twenty fifth anniversary. By means of the arduous work of Moreno and his workforce, the corporate has grown to incorporate greater than two dozen employees members, workplace places in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Málaga, and Lisbon, and the world’s largest fleet of BMW bikes – 200 ultimately rely (IMTBike is an Official Accomplice of BMW Motorrad). In 2021, IMTBike earned a coveted TripAdvisor Vacationers’ Alternative “Better of the Finest” award.
IMTBike makes a speciality of excursions of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal), nevertheless it additionally presents excursions in France, Italy, the Alps, and Morocco, in addition to MotoGP excursions (Catalunya, Jerez, and Valencia) and excursions in Turkey, Thailand, Japan, and New Zealand.
To assist IMTBike rejoice its “25 Years of Magic,” Rider’s Editor-in-Chief Greg Drevenstedt and his spouse Carrie will probably be becoming a member of Moreno on the Southern Spain Andalusia Tour this fall, October 15-23. The tour begins and ends in Málaga, on Spain’s well-known Costa del Sol (“Solar Coast”) on the Mediterranean Sea.
The 9-day tour consists of seven using days, one relaxation day (in Seville), and journey days on both finish. Right here’s the itinerary:
- Day 1: Arrival in Málaga
- Day 2: Málaga – Costa del Sol – Sierra Nevada – Granada
- Day 3: Granada – Córdoba
- Day 4: Córdoba – Seville
- Day 5: Seville – relaxation day
- Day 6: Seville – White Cities
- Day 7: White Cities – Ronda
- Day 8: Ronda – Serranía de Ronda – Málaga
- Day 9: Flight residence
We advocate arriving a few days early to get acclimated to the time zone and discover Málaga, one of many oldest cities in Europe, which is stuffed with historical past, tradition, and vitality. Stroll town streets and tour the Alcazaba, a Moorish palatial fortress constructed within the eleventh century.
The area of Andalusia is residence to a few of Spain’s most well-known cities, together with Seville, Córdoba, and Granada, all three of which comprise UNESCO World Heritage Websites. Keep in Spain’s well-known Paradors – castles, monasteries, fortresses, and different historic buildings transformed into luxurious motels. The Parador in Ronda stands on the sting of a cliff and is subsequent to the Plaza de Toros (bullfighting ring), and the city is surrounded by the Sierra de las Nieves Nationwide Park.
On this tour you’ll go to Spain’s iconic “White Cities,” villages stuffed with white-washed homes, and also you’ll take pleasure in Andalusian delicacies, well-known for its jamón Ibérico pata negra (black-footed Iberian ham) and scrumptious tapas. You’ll additionally get your fill of curves and twisties within the Grazalema and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges.
You don’t wish to miss this tour. Pricing begins at simply 3,225 euros (about $3,450), and consists of switch to/from the airport, motorbike rental (BMW G 310 R), lodging, eight breakfasts, and 7 dinners. Selecting a bigger motorbike, including a passenger, and a single-occupancy room provides to the worth.
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