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The Silver Route by motorbike

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Spain’s own Route 66


An itinerary over 800 kilometres long, on the A-66 and the N-630. Originally, it connected Roman Hispania with the northern coast of Spain. Today the route is lined with interesting places and is perfect for motorbikes. Although you can complete the route in three days with sightseeing stops included, you can always extend it or take side trips along the way.

Historic route

This was Spain’s main communications route during the Roman Empire, and now the A-66 and N-630 roads enable us to follow it by motorcycle. The route runs from Seville (in Andalusia, Southern Spain) to Gijón (Asturias, in the north). You can take your own motorbike, hire one in Spain, or book an organised trip with a guide.

Contrast in landscapes

Nature is one of the main attractions of the route. The southern landscape is dominated by olive groves, Extremadura by wooded pastures, and the centre of Spain by the meseta (plateau). When it reaches the north, the route goes through green valleys and over scenic mountain passes.The A-66 and N-630 are the fastest and most modern roads. The side roads lead further into the surroundings, and are great if you want to enjoy the huge variety of landscapes along the route.

The Silver Route map

Culture and heritage

Art and culture are always present on the Silver Route. Its Roman origin combines with the memory of the different civilisations which have settled here in towns like Seville, Zafra, Plasencia, Hervás, Baños de Montemayor, Béjar, Zamora, León and Gijón. You can also visit two World Heritage Cities on the route: Mérida (with some of the world’s best-conserved Roman sites) and Cáceres (with its historic Jewish quarter and Roman, Monument and Renaissance buildings).

Motorcyclist passport

The route is especially attractive for motorcyclists because its landscapes enhance the sense of freedom, and all the services you might need are available along the way. If you like motor sports and you’re going to be in Gijón, you could visit the Fernando Alonso Museum. And if you take this route in August, remember that La Bañeza (in León province) hosts a popular race for classic motorbikes on its streets this month.

Motorcyclist on the road

Special accommodation

You’ll find unique places to stay, like a 14th century Arab fortress (Parador de Carmona), a 15th century castle (Parador de Zafra), a 16th century monastery (Parador de León), a 15th century convent (Parador de Plasencia), a Renaissance palace (Parador de Cáceres), and more.

First-person view of a motorbike on the road