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Motorbiking in Extremadura
Biking in threes side-by-side on a barely frequented and large asphalt road, with open scenery and driven by the summer wind, sounds like a movie scene, but it is nevertheless a reality in an area for hundreds kilometres between the Lake district of the Serena and the southern border of Extremadura.
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It is a fact: Extremadura is a paradise for motor bikers. Enthusiasts of this leisure activity will find in the border region in the west of Spain all they need to indulge in their passion: endless asphalt roads as well as serpentine mountain passes, a lot of sites worth seeing, pleasant weather and little traffic. Travellers from the north of Extremadura will at first pass through the romantic Jerte valley over a few kilometres. A transit across the region is especially recommendable in March or at the beginning of April because of the cherry blossom. The A-road N 110 is relatively narrow. Thus, anyone who wants to go faster will rather take the road through the wider Ambroz valley, westerly of the A-road. At the end of both valleys emerges the town Plasencia, a former bishop seat. It is a good place for resting and savouring a delicious café con leche with pieces of Iberian ham. It may be possible to progress rapidly through the recently enlarged motorway A 66 in the south of Plasencia, but it is not worth missing the national park of Monfragüe for that reason. The EX 208 road, a well enlarged asphalt road, leads through the park, a wonderful and mountainous forest area with breathtaking views. Each visitor must see the raptor rocks in the south of the park, which can be reached in a few minutes after passing across the Tajo. Dozens of griffon vultures nest on rocks above the river or fly in the air above the watchers. Bikers can relax at this stage before reaching the bendy part of the road. The southern exit of the park leads to a roughly ten kilometre long and serpentine road section that ends up just before Torrejon el Rubio. Fans of this kind of route will find full satisfaction in the connecting roads of the northern mountain valleys and in the Sierra de Guadalupe. It is also romantic to ride the whole route from Hervas via the pass of Honduras towards Jerte, or to take the way from Valdastillas towards Cuacos de Yuste. Anyone who does not only ride motorcycles but also wants to admire them must have a break and visit the motorcycle museum Hervas. Following the holm oak forest, you will reach the next town Trujillo, where the beloved vehicle can have its deserved break for a few hours and you can visit the town in the meantime. This can be repeated in the capital Merida featuring its ancient excavation sites and in the student town Caceres in the middle of the country.

In the south of Guadiana, one hour away from Trujillo, begins one of the sceneries that seems to be expressly made for motor biking. The Serena is made up of a steppe featuring endless, less bendy asphalt roads on which one can drive side-by-side, for they are wide and rarely frequented. On the left and right side of the road, shepherds with their dogs and herds of sheep trek along. White storks sit on trees. Air is clear and warm and invites bikers to enjoy life to the full in open spaces with reduced speed.
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Things to do before you travel to Spain
Extremadura’s Highlights| Art, Culture and popular Feats | Need a little bit Nature? | Extremadura’s Past | Extremadura, a country of savourers
A gift from the Gods The ancient Roman world in Extremadura | DThe vultures of Salto del Gitano. Natural and National Parks in Extremadura | Slowing down one’s Life The Felicity of Pilgrimage on the Silver Way through Extremadura | Guadiana’s good Wines Extremadura’s Wines and Gastronomy | What happens in Merida and Caceres, stays in Merida and Caceres Feasts and Festivals in Extremadura | Speaking like an Extremenian Spanish Courses in Extremadura | Putting near an Oak Tree Golf Courses and Wellness Offers in Extremadura | Over Hill and Dale. Hiking and Cycling in Extremadura | Flying through the air Ornithology in Extremadura | On the Fishing Path Angling in Extremadura | Canoeing in the town Rivers, Extremadura’s living arms | Palaces and pilgrim hostels Accommodation facilities in Extremadura | Farmers and Saints Religious tradition in Extremadura | Pork deluxe. The Iberian Pork of Extremadura | Do you know a better place to visit? Caceres has applied to be Europe’s Capital of Culture. | More than a word Sustainability and sustainable policy in Extremadura | The same sun is shining over all of us The odd fate of the small village Granadilla | They just call it “the line” Historical facts about the borderland between Spain and Portugal | Wandering through the Passage of Life The last Way of Emperor Charles V | The true life of the sword bearers Orders of knights in Extremadura | Jewish heritage must be preserved: Spanish Inquisition and its impact in Extremadura | The right behaviour in time of crisis. Learning from the Tartessos of Cancho Roano | Blossomy Treasures. Orchids in Extremadura. | The Wonder of Almendralejo Travelling Extremadura along the “wine trail” | Still moving Cheese and Sheep from Extremadura | Facing the enemies Castle complexes in Extremadura | The Holy Place of GuadalupeThe Monastery of Guadalupe and the Miraculous Image of the Virgin Mary | The short Trial between Jesus and Pilate Museums in Extremadura | Straightforward across the steppe Motorbiking in Extremadura | Exhibition instead of Defence Extremadura’s Congress Centres in Badajoz and Merida Exploring Extremadura, Spain
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