In 1998:
Route Map
01 Extremadura
02 Cabo de Gata
03 Mallorca
04 Ronda
05 Madrid

In 1999:
06 Sevilla
07 Mojácar
08 Towards Norway

Rocinante the Tiger:
On the Road
An accident

And some more:
The Short Story
Bars in Andalusía
Nerja and Axarquía
Photo Gallery
The road home 2001

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WELCOME to a journey in Spain

Imagine waking up in a simple but nice room in a small hilltop village with sounds through the open window telling you the villagers are already gathered for their morning tapa and coffee. Imagine further that you join them, order a cup of fresh espresso with steamed milk, the café con leche, and chat for a little while before mounting your motorcycle. The villagers shouts "Hasta la vista!" and you drive into the daylight.....

The bike takes you through the most amazing scenery, from white sand and blue water, through green and lush hillsides dotted with white washed villages, to dry deserts framed by snow covered mountains.

That's driving a motorcycle in Andalusía.

We are a Norwegian couple who traveled 15000 km in southern Spain over four months in 1998 and 1999 on Rocinante, a Triumph Tiger dual sport motorcycle. The camera was always with us and as we traveled we wrote down our experiences. More than 80 photos were scanned for this page.

For the more impatient readers, there's an English and a Norwegian short version.

Choose from the menu below and have a nice journey!

PS; All photos in the stories can be viewed in full size by clicking on them

Before you start    
Introduction   who we are, why we created this page and who should read it
The travels 1998    
Route map   updated for the first five travels only
The first long trip   to the Atlantic coast and Extremadura
The second long trip   to Cabo de Gata, Las Alpujarras and Granada
The third long trip   to Sierra Cazorla, Valencia and Mallorca
The fourth and not so long trip   to Ronda and the sierras
The fifth long trip   to northern Andalusía and Madrid
The travels 1999    
The sixth long trip   to Jerez de la Frontera and Sevilla
The seventh long trip   to Almeria, Mojácar and Granada
The eight long trip   from Malaga to Stathelle, Norway
Rocinante the Tiger    
The slow process  

of getting Rocinante on the road 

Our first accident   why you chop of the centrestand once and for all!!!!!
The short versions    
Three months in Spain on a Triumph   Featured in the Motorcycle Vacation Guide, February 1999
Tre måneder i Spania på en Triumph   Norsk versjon, utgitt i MC-bladet våren 1999
And some more    
Bars in Andalusía   some thoughts to why and how
Nerja and Axarquía   The town and the area we spent most of our days
Photo Gallery   A collection of all photos on this site
The road home   Through Spain in 2001 on our way home from South America

E-mail: mail at dagjen.no
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