If you want to experience adventure, learning, freedom and enjoy the world of “Motorcycle Tourism” to its full extent, join us on a BillyGoatGarage® weekend .
We offer you a weekend dedicated to Trail, where you will learn pilotage and navigation techniques, guided by professional first level instructors (Dakar riders). We will explore the possibilities that one the most technologically advanced maxitrails on the market has to offer, from mountain roads to tracks. All of this while based near the awesome Cabo de Gata, in the BillyGoatGarage® boutique hotel, where we have our operations base, complete with all facilities and only 500 meters away from one of the wildest beaches on the Mediterranean coast, AND which makes it the perfect place to start ur motorcycle routes, and for visiting the incredible local beaches and enjoying the area´s incredible culture and food.
We are aware that not all travelers go alone, so that is why we have created an activity program for a pillion. There are two different ways to enjoy the experience, either as a rider or as a pillion.
- Riding and navigation lessons provided by Gerard Farrés / Jordi Arcarons.
- Routes led by Gerard Farrés / Jordi Arcarons (Saturdays and Sundays).
- 24 hour roadside assistance.
- Luggage storage.
- Comprehensive insurance. (excess 1.200€).
- Complete KTM Rally gear.
- 2 Nights Half Board accommodation for rider. (check rates for pillion rider on half board).
- Transfers from/to Almería Airport (check conditions).
Experience the possibilities that one of the most technologically advanced maxitrails on the market (the KTM 1090 Adventure R) has to offer - Road and Off-Road - and discover and use official world Raid navigation instruments while enjoying thrilling landscapes, delicious food and good company in Almeria.
Current Passport/ID, motorcycle driving licence (A) and credit card.
International driving licence for non-members of the European Union.
Being at least 25 years old.
Having your driving licence for at least 2 years.
Minimum group size: 5 people (check extra charge in case of sets of 3 or 4 people).
Set of 5 or 6 people: extra charge of 100€ per person.
Maximum 7 people.
Training: BillyGoatGarage® has a training classroom equipped with all the necessary audiovisual tools for comprehensive explanations of aspects of riding, as well as a fully equipped garage for the teaching of mechanics. We also have an extensive training area with all kinds of surfaces and obstacles.
Motorcycles: We have seven KTM 1090 Adventure R 2018. We will be using the new Pirelli Scorpion STR tires.
Riders: All riders will have KTM Rally 2017 gear at their disposal.
Media: Please ask us if you are interested in producing a report of one of our trips.
Let us know beforehand if you want to bring a pillion rider.
BillyGoatGarage® training is led by Jordi Arcarons, one of the great experts in the Raid world, with whom we will encompass various subjects such as:
- Trail Initiation.
- Pilotage techniques.
- GPS and Road Book navigation (The official Dakar instrumentation).
- Practical mechanics.
The Billy Goat Garage® routes are thoroughly designed by professionals and in great detail. They are then constantly inspected and revised to ensure that we always have the best motorcycle roads available in order to enjoy the best possible rides.
Our guides Jordi Arcarons, Gerard Farrés or Marc Solá, besides being expert motorcyclists, are passionate, fun and trustworthy people with a clear goal: making sure that you achieve maximum enjoyment, in a totally safe and secure environment.
- International and national flights and other transfers are not included.
- VISA or fees required to enter Spain.
- Lunch and foods in this package.
- Optional excursions.
- Gasoline 95.
- Any activity not specified in the “Included” section.
- Travel insurance.
12.00 pm. Arrival and check-in to BillyGoatGarage® boutique hotel.
Transfer from Almería Airport is also available from 6.00 pm (check conditions).
8.30 pm. Welcome briefing from BillyGoatGarage® technical staff.
The team will provide you with information for the weekend lessons and routes.
9.00 pm. Dinner in the BillyGoatGarage® boutique hotel restaurant, with all participants.
Our goal is to create the best environment inside and outside the Trail activities.
8:00 am. Breakfast in the BillyGoatGarage®boutique hotel restaurant in Rodalquilar.
9:00 am. Start of the motorcycle training course. After Breakfast, we will prepare the gear and start the course.
1.30 pm. Route on Cabo de Gata and other areas of Almería in the afternoon. (Lunch on route (not included))
Time to recover and rest a bit.
4:00 pm. Guided route. Time to put everything we have learned into practice. Riding and navigation techniques with official Dakar instruments. 200 Km route approximately, combining mountain roads, highways and back roads.
7.00 pm. Resting and wrapping up the day. After an intense day, we return to the Hotel to rest.
9.00 pm. Dinner in the BillyGoatGarage® boutique hotel restaurant.
It’s time to chat, discuss our achievements and relax while having dinner. It is also possible to enjoy our swimming pool and bar.
08:00 am. Breakfast in the BillyGoatGarage®boutique hotel restaurant.
10:00 am. Start of the guided route. After breakfast we will begin our second journey where we will continue to put into practice what we learned; navigation techniques, more curves, more roads and more curves
2:00 pm. It is time to return to our base and recover energy. A good way to wrap up an; excellent weekend full of emotions. Lunch (not included) It is possible to have it at the hotel restaurant or in the Cabo de Gata area)
4:00 pm. Parting. End the weekend with all your objectives accomplished.