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22 Dec 2012 20:18 by george364 Star rating. 2 posts Send private message

Hi all,

Never written on a forum before, so here goes.

I am starting the long and arduous research into the possibilities of moving to the Andulcia area and starting a small business facilitating motorcycling tours.  im not looking to make a fortune just enough to pay the bills as i will be a retired public servant with a pension. My girlfriend is also looking to relocate with me. She is considering starting a beauty/remedial therapy salon somewhere in the Malaga area.

I know this would have been asked a million times already, but it is really hard to know where to start.

I am thinking of renting a flat and also business premises to store the bikes etc.

Any advice would be gratefully recieved,

Kind regards,

George and Yvonne 

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22 Dec 2012 20:29 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5247 posts Send private message

Did I miss something,  2014 ?

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22 Dec 2012 20:32 by george364 Star rating. 2 posts Send private message

Johnzx we are planning to re-locate in 2014!!!

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22 Dec 2012 21:16 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6927 posts Send private message

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A LOT can happen in 12 months, especially in Spain, George & Yvonne.

Good luck!









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22 Dec 2012 22:49 by tamaraessex Star rating in Colmenar, Malaga. 508 posts Send private message

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I'd suggest you get in touch with some of the bike groups in the area that interests you. Either via bike forums in the UK, where someone might have a contact in Andalucia, or go on Facebook and search for bike groups in Spain. There's a group local to me, in the Axarquía region of Málaga province, who have a Facebook page (sorry can't remember the name, I'm not a biker). I've always found bikers to be extremely friendly and helpful, and I'm sure you'd be guided towards good bits of countryside to run this type of holiday / tour, and also about the storage. Good luck!


 Blog about settling into a village house in the Axarquía.

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23 Dec 2012 18:02 by Cove Robert Star rating. 214 posts Send private message

 As a motorbike fan you probably know about the race course in Jerez. Maybe something that can be tied in?

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23 Dec 2012 18:29 by rod Star rating in Uk and Spain. 469 posts Send private message

George what a fantastic idea I wish you the best of luck I am a Harley Owner and I know there is a local HOG chapter in Marbella who are able to help out the roads around this area are some of the best in southern Europe the road to Ronda is a classic winding through the Sierra Blanca mountains ,you can rent an apartment quite cheaply most come with storage rooms big enough for two or three bikes and if you need more space for your bikes a neighbour will always be available to rent there's at a reasonable price

And your partner could find work locally initially with the expat community before perhaps deciding which area suits you both with your new business

Good luck and ride safe


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24 Dec 2012 09:16 by tamaraessex Star rating in Colmenar, Malaga. 508 posts Send private message

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Here's someone doing it already so you can see current prices etc. Based near Ronda. 3 nights €435 or 4 nights €600 which includes full board at their villa all-inclusive, use of their bikes, and guides.


 Blog about settling into a village house in the Axarquía.

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25 Dec 2012 21:45 by fazeress Star rating. 74 posts Send private message

Hi George and Yvonne,  I would say research alot before you decide to make this your income as there are already a fair few similar businesses in the area.  We have friends who run off road tours in Andalucia and there are alot of these businesses too!  Over the last couple of years with the recession in the Uk they have found it harder for sure.  If you were able to aim it at those who if they had bought a certain make of bike that wasn't cheap, would always be able to afford this type of holiday then you could be onto a winner if you can offer the whole package thing rather than the odd day trip.  I am a biker and have many friends who quite happily arrange their own itinarys with their friends for between a week or two.  I understand your thinking as many miss some of the glorious roads and scenary but getting yourself out there and known would possibly the hardest bit.  Maybe a lot of prep before you went with getting leaflets into delaerships etc.. advertising on certain forums?

Good luck and I'll watch out for you!

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