Bardenas Realas -Advice

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Bardenas Realas -Advice

Post by Spike941 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:40 am

Planning on riding across the Bardenas Realas NP next month, and wondered if a fully laden, well, overloaded actually, Triumph Explorer on 30/70 road tyres is advisable? I’m not an off roader by any stretch of the imagination, so may just have to stick to the black top. Photos of the unmade roads look ok, but first hand knowledge would be appreciated?

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Re: Bardenas Realas -Advice

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:10 pm

Easy peasy mate , there maybe some loose stoney patches but you'll bump into camper vans down there but worth seeing

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Re: Bardenas Realas -Advice

Post by chunky butt » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:49 pm

Yeah you'll do that no probs, just take it easy......have seen Harleys down there, even a bulle, no worries , .....enjoy :D

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Re: Bardenas Realas -Advice

Post by WillS » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:04 pm

No problem, a well graded road.
Just follow the signs and stick to the main route around, it gets more rough if you go on the trails off the main one.
Sports bikes, cars, camper vans, they are all on there.
But a great little trip, a nice visitor centre with cold drinks and a clean WC :D

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Re: Bardenas Realas -Advice

Post by Scott_rider » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:16 pm

I rode round it on my Fazer 1000 in 2016, and did a few off piste tracks for an hour or so. It’s very do’able on a road bike as long as you keep the speed down. I didn’t go much above 25mph as the Fazer got squirrely on the gravel tracks and of course the suspension wasn’t up to coping with a holes or rocks on the tracks, not that there were many. We spent about 3 hours in it and saw all the landmarks in that short time. Well worth a visit for a few hours on any bike 8-)
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