Leaving our hotel, we drive along the seafront to the old port of Tangier.
Having had our passports and the bike paperwork stamped it’s just a 45mins crossing to Tarifa.
Tarifa dates back to Roman times and is now a small, bustling, coastal port. Being on the southern tip of Europe it is frequently very windy and is now a major water sports destination. As a result, it has quite a hippy feel to the town with its narrow streets, white walls and ramparts.
We leave Tarifa and wind our way up the hill passing the wind farms and continue past Algeciras on to La Linea, the border town with Gibraltar, where we will meet Adrian who has kindly arranged this unique experience with which to finish our adventure – biking to the top of “The Rock”.
On a clear day, the views from here across the Straits are stunning, and North Africa looks as though it is very close. We are treated to a complimentary drink at the top then make our way back down and go for lunch in the town. Then the final 140kms back to the bike depot in Malaga, where the bikes are checked and you are then transferred to the hotel.
We meet up in the bar for a pre-dinner drink, and over dinner we are all discussing our experiences and thoughts about everything we’ve done and seen during the past two weeks.
If you are interested in a place on a full tour contact SU to be put on her waiting list & be advised if a place comes free.