What's included

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners (including wine)<br />
3 breakfasts, 3 dinners (including wine)
  • 3 night’s based on sharing twin rooms 3 night’s based on sharing twin rooms
  • All activities with a local Flash Pack guide & driver throughout the tour All activities with a local Flash Pack guide & driver throughout the tour
  • Max 12 Max 12
  • Vespa 125 CC scooter rental, back up vehicle throughout & airport pickup no matter what time you arrive! Vespa 125 CC scooter rental, back up vehicle throughout & airport pickup no matter what time you arrive!

Forget overpriced rental cars. Forget stuffy buses. Forget crowded trains. Allow us to introduce you to a 125cc Vespa, the BEST way to travel across rural Spain and all its sunbaked beauty. Picture this: you’re zooming along golden country lanes on your retro Vespa, breeze in your hair, dust in your wake. Canyons laced with fields of sunflowers to your left and hazy mountains to your right. But hold up, there’s a medieval village up on that hill, a tapas bar and oh yes, a jug of sangria with your name on it. If that sounds truly perfecto, we’ve got just the ticket – a four-day Spanish escapade complete with training, delicious pitstops and luxury accommodation (plus a newfound Vespa obsession…)

  • Learn to ride an iconic Vespa
  • Zoom through rural countryside with magnificent mountain views
  • Visit the stunning medieval villages of Riaza, Sepulveda and Pedraza
  • Ride through epic panoramas in Duratón Canyon Nature Reserve
  • Stay in charming, family-run posadas
  • Sample authentic local cuisine paired with Spanish wines
  • You wont see another tourist all weekend
  • You will need a clean driving licence for 3 years and the ability to ride a bicycle!
  • You'll be picked up & dropped off at the airport!

Itinerary

Day 1: Your first flavour of vespa life

Today you’ll touch down in Madrid, where you’ll meet your guide and fellow Flashpackers before hopping into a private car for the hour and a half journey to Tamajón. Here, you’ll enjoy your first taste of Guadalajaran cuisine in a local restaurant, before meeting your new retro companion: a 125cc automatic Vespa. Your bilingual tutor will go through a safety briefing and teach you how to drive a Vespa, so you’ll soon be zipping down quiet country roads on your cult classic bike. Now you’ve got the Vespa vibes in hand, it’s time to refuel over dinner with a smooth glass of Rioja, before settling into your authentic abode for the night.

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Vespa Vacation

We will learn everything about driving these awesome Vespa's

Get to know your Vespa with an expert guide

Tamajón is the perfect place for driving practice

We will be taking it easy around sleepy villages on day 1

Day 2: Scenery fresh from a Spanish postcard

You’ll be feeling like a Vespa pro by now so today heralds a 115km trip with spectacular scenery. With the help of your speedy Vespa, you’ll be slaloming through thick beech forests, past rivers and jagged peaks as we work our way towards the medieval town of Riaza. We’ll then veer west in search of Castilla’s sunflower-strewn plains and wind our way through the typical ‘pueblos rojos’ (red villages) enroute to Sepúlveda. This charming hilltop town is bursting with golden fields and striking canyons, and its medieval core features Romanesque architecture and quaint cobbled streets. You’ve earned a break, so we’re pitching up at Sepúlveda for the night and spoiling you with another traditional Spanish dinner, followed by a night at one of our all time favourite hotels.

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Drive in a convoy of Vespa's

Pose for a selfie at the top of the Sierra Mountains

Cruise around the Duratón Canyon

The medieval town of Sepúlveda

Day 3: Rev along the un-beaten track

Rise and shine, it’s your last full day on the road and it’s going to be a 110km showstopper. Fuel up on breakfast – we’re revving off in search of a special Spanish secret, the Duratón Canyon Nature Reserve. This staggeringly beautiful park is well off the beaten track, complete with emerald forests and a glittering river that snakes through sheer cliffs and castles. A quick pitstop sees us investigate the ruins of an ancient monastery, the Ermita de San Frutos, which is characterised by griffon carvings with huge 2m wingspans. From up here, you’ll find yourself in one picturesque panorama of the canyon. Come afternoon, we’ll arrive at Pedraza, a charming walled medieval town. It’s then time to spruce up your helmet hair with a decadent dinner with your Pedraza pals.

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Walk around the stunning Duratón Canyon

Drive through sunflower fields

Spain countryside

Get ready for spectacular views

Flash Pack's Vespa road trip to rural Spain.

The landscape views are stunning!

The best way to get around Pedraza is by Vespa

Tonight's stop is the medieval town of Pedraza

Important notes

You do not need any previous Vespa experience to zoom off on this weekend adventure. However, you do need to have held a driving license for 3 years and must be able to ride a normal bicycle! We have also included your Vespa insurance in the cost of your trip so there are no sneaky hidden costs when you arrive! Give us a ring or email if you have any questions.

Flashpacker reviews

Really excellent. Maybe a little more guidance on where exactly we had to meet in Madrid airport i.e which terminal would have been helpful!

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Lucy Dinsdale

Brilliant from booking to the end of the holiday

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