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  Motorcycle adventure tours through Spain & off-road training centre near the Parque de Cazorla
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After exploring mainland Spain for a suitable area to set up a base in which to prepare for the Dakar, the Jaen region ticked all the boxes, it made such an impression on us that we didn't want to leave.

After organising and guiding many ski holidays to the nearby Sierra Nevada for friends and family we drew on this experience to set up the motorcycle tour company. Having attended numerous sailing, skiing and motorcycle training courses throughout our lives we considered it was time to impart some of this knowledge and experience to others, so the training centre concept was created.

 
touratrail - about us
     
 
  The Team 22
 
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STEVE GODDARD
     
 

Steve grew up in the flatlands of Norfolk, started racing club MX in the early 80’s on an ancient RM400 before progressing somehow to the British Championship MX and enduro scene in the early 90’s riding a 510cc Husqvarna. A change of career from a motorcycle mechanic and race car fabricator through to a welding inspector with the subsequent worldwide travel meant that bike racing was on permanent hold. However winning his class in the British enduro championship in 93 and racing in the support class at the 250 MXGP at Foxhills rank as the highlights. Another unexpected highlight came in 2002 whilst working for Jordan Grand Prix, Steve assisted them by navigating a power boat in a race at Les Sable d’Olonne, before graduating to driver for the remainder of the season.

 
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  Early Husky days club racing a CR430
  British mx champs onboard a Husqvarna 510
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SHIRLEY BAYFIELD
     
 

Shirley was born and bred in Norfolk, took up Netball from the early age of 8 and participated in this sport for the next 30 years, playing for her county on several occasions. After a couple of small injuries and a family to care for (plus washing Steve’s dirty race gear), she decided to call it a day and spent the next couple of years knitting, playing chess and dominoes. Boredom soon set in and with the children now more independent she became a qualified yachtswoman, piloting her yacht around the med, in her late thirties she finally decided to take her motorcycle test and learn to ski.

 
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  Golden days of Netball
  I don't do ICE!
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DEAN COSTON
     
 

Dean was born in Gorleston, Norfolk but emigrated to Adelaide, Australia with his parents in his early childhood before returning back to Norfolk some years later. Dean started riding motorbikes at the age of 12 and as his father was clueless about bikes he had to start learning mechanics for himself. In 1995 he then got a job in a motorcycle shop as a mechanic at which point he started racing enduros which progressed into off-road training for novices. He then worked for a Suzuki/Yamaha franchise to gain his full qualifications as a mechanic and then he moved to Honda as senior mechanic. In 2006 he then started up his own Motorcycle Repair/Servicing workshop which he subsidises as a motorcycle courier. He has been a Run Leader for TRF, is IAM qualified, a trained First Aider as well as a fully qualified DAS and Post Test instructor.

 
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  Road racing at Snetterton
  Club enduro BMW GS1000
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  Cazorla Natural Park
  The Bikes
 
 
     
  This is the largest park of its kind in Spain, measuring some 850 square miles, and one of the premier wilderness recreation zones in Western Europe, renowned throughout the continent through the many nature documentaries that have been made here. This range is the experienced hikers and mountain bikers paradise. Reaching about 2,200 metres (7,000 feet) in height, it is criss-crossed with hundreds of kilometres of trails that climb in and out of the lush pine forest. Originally, they evolved as the mule and donkey roads and were the economic lifeblood of the sierra for thousands of years. Abundant in the forest, and regularly sighted once away from populated areas, are Red Squirrel, Mountain Goats, Mountain Sheep, wild Boar and two species of Deer, the cliff faces are home to several species of Eagle, Falcon and Vulture. And the range, because of its unusual microclimate, supports a wide variety of flora that is distinct to the area. You can locate this one-of-a-kind natural wonder on your map of Spain by following the Guadalquivir River valley up from its mouth at Cádiz, at the extreme southwest corner of the Iberian peninsula, past Sevilla, Córdoba and Jaén and through the towns of Cazorla and La Iruela to its source, which is at the heart of the Parque Natural de las Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas.

 
     
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  Cazorla Town
     
  Situated below the Pena de los Halcones, the village's narrow and steep rising streets form an environment of beautiful architecture which creates a sight to behold. Two castles of Muslim origin sit perched above the city. The town is home to approximately 10,000 residents. Beer, cured ham and tapas (small plates of food) are predominant here, expect to enjoy the local cuisine in the form of an ever changing variety of tapas washed down with a little beer.

 
       
  We run a fleet of 2010 model Husqvarna 310TE enduro bikes, we modify the standard bike by replacing the fuel tanks with IMS long range units so we are free to explore. Also added are Acerbis handguards, fork protectors, Adtek sump guards and Kriega tool packs.   Guided motorcycle tours spain, Motocross spain, Motocross training spain, Offroad, Offroad spain, Offroad tuition
  Support Vehicle
       
  We run a Landrover defender 4x4 which tows our purpose built bike transporter, with this combination we can transport all our equipment as well as your personal baggage to each hotel on the tour, as well as covering any remote refuelling and repairs needed.   Guided motorcycle tours spain, Motocross spain, Motocross training spain, Offroad, Offroad spain, Offroad tuition
  Riding Equipment
       
  Our staff at Touratrail are riders themselves and like to use quality clothing and equipment so we apply the same standards when purchasing for the company. Therefore expect to find top quality brands available for your use should you require them, amongst our collection we use Scott, Acerbis, Sinisalo, Camelbak, Kriega.   Guided motorcycle tours spain, Motocross spain, Motocross training spain, Offroad, Offroad spain, Offroad tuition
  Touratrail HQ
       
  We are situated 2Km (a 5 min ride/drive) from the town of Quesada in the foothills of the Sierra Cazorla park, we can ride the trails from the door!   Guided motorcycle tours spain, Motocross spain, Motocross training spain, Offroad, Offroad spain, Offroad tuition
 
 
touratrail | Apartado Correos 42, Quesada, 23480, Jaén, Andalucia, Spain | Tel: +34 693 220796 | email: info@touratrail.com