The few bucks you pay a local guide are well worth it!

 David and Wendy – Late August tour 2018 I have toured Spain a couple of times with Wendy sitting stoically on the pillion. We normally just go where the whim takes us and get by with my 6 words of Spanish and a lot of pointing. This year I decided to find out what I … Read More

It was epic!

October tour 2018  On a Triumph Bonneville Pre journey ‘phone call… Excellent advice re hotels including where not to book! Advice on basic Spanish road law. Give the man honest answers to his questions about what you want to do, see, speed, time in the saddle etc. Once he knew, he was able to give … Read More

Hugh’s routes made the Picos feel like a dawdle up the M1. What a trip!

I have done a few tours now of the usual “try a different hotel every night”. Then travel at lightning speed through umpteen amazing sights without understanding where or what they are. This has become tiresome and unenenjoyable. Hugh Anderson of Sierra Alma Touring offers something completely different to the normal bike tour.     … Read More

The Bus, the Taxi & the Lone Ranger

  Thinking outside the box… There really are only 3 ways to go motorcycle touring. You can tour alone or with some mates or tour with a company. In any event someone has to ride in front. Some riders love them, others don’t and some don’t know because they’ve never tried it. The basic formula … Read More

Packing some sense! How to pack for a motorcycle holiday

Recently there have been several people seeking advice on Facebook re packing for a bike trip. This advice comes from somebody who has spent most of his working life and leisure time travelling by road. More than 400,000 miles by motorbike and countless nights out. Let’s take an average example. You’re going for a maximum … Read More

Autumn Tour 2017

My first trip to Spain (Los Picos de Europa) was in the autumn of 2016. I had immediately been overwhelmed by northern Spain so much so that I did a three week tour of the North West going on into Portugal in the early summer of this year. However during this trip, due mainly to … Read More

Pip and John on roads that Brits can only dream of

Hugh I just wanted to thank you so much for our recent trip.  The experience, both on and off the road, surpassed our expectations. The daily routes, without exception, were superb (roads that Brits can only dream of!) Your local knowledge was invaluable – it gave so much more to the package – it was amazing! Salamanca, its’ … Read More

Steve Pullen – a fantastic experience

Steve Pullen Hi Hugh, Well my adventure is over and I am safe and sound, back home after a horrendous journey on the motorways yesterday. I arrived back at 7pm, cold and damp, but otherwise OK. So, my thoughts about the tour ….. Overall, it was a fantastic experience. It was a great way for a … Read More

Danny & Anne Perry with the utterly engaging Hugh Anderson.

Danny & Anne Perry We have just returned from a few days riding in and around Salamanca with the utterly engaging Hugh Anderson. My wife and I hooked up with the tour for the four days they were based in Salamanca, we met up with the two other guys that were doing the big tour. It became … Read More

Mike Exeter – really good guide!

Mike Exeter Two others were finishing their tour when I arrived in Salamanca and we had 2 days riding together. We did the river boat trip and visited the bike museum which was great. I’m not a  lover of visiting old churches and museums but I like to make sure they’re there and most of … Read More