What to visit in Sotogrande
Here we propose an easy tour with which you will make the most of your visit to Sotogrande. This is a 12 km (7.4 mile) route.
We'll start from the impressive marina in Sotogrande, then the chapel "Capilla de Santa María del Mar", we'll continue to the church "Santuario de la Divina Misericordia", we'll return thorugh the marina to "El Trocadero to have a good lunch, and we'll finish our tour with a nice drink in "The Bunker Beach Club".
More information about the stops along our route:
1st stop: Sotogrande Marina
One of the most beautiful marinas of the Spanish coast, and one of the most exclusive too: it has a heliport and 1382 posts, it can accommodate yachts up to 70 metres in length, and it offers all type of services - to the point of making the port look like the center of a city (it has restaurants, cafes, clinics, banks, shops, luxurious apartments, hotels...) and of course: a cark park for cars and motorcycles.
It is built in the estuary of the Guadiaro River, and there are luxurious housing developments along the banks of the river and on artificial islands.
The port is recently created, it was inaugurated in 1987, but it is already one of the top marinas in all of Spain.For more information visit the marina's website.
2nd stop: "Capilla de Santa María del Mar" chapel
Located in Torreguadiaro, a suburb of San Roque, the chapel is very close to the marina. It is a lovely chapel that is well worth a quick visit.
3rd stop: Church in "Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro"
The "Santuario de la Divina Misericordia" is located in "Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro", another suburb of San Roque. Despite the fact that it is very modern (it was inaugurated in 2010), it is a beautiful church that you must visit. It is very easy to arrive by motorbike and park near the church.
4th stop: Trocadero
A well-known beach club specialising in mediterranean cuisine. It is also known for its signature cocktails. Its rice and fish dishes merit special mention - all their fish and seafood apparently sourced from the Spanish coast. The Trocadero restaurant is one of the most chic places in Sotogrande. It was decorated by Lorenzo Queipo del Llano in an african colonial style, with palm trees, tents, hammocks... It is the perfect place for a relaxed afternoon with friends and family, given the space and armchairs that it offers.
With a great location and a large amount of hammocks, is the perfect place for a day at the beach.
It very easy to arrive by bike or scooter and has ample parking for either motorcycles or cars.For more information visit Trocadero's website.
5th stop: Bunker Beach Club
The Bunker Beach Club is more a Beach Bar than a Beach Club. It is located in the quiet "Playa de Guadalquitón" beach. It is smaller than the Trocadero restaurant, but equally calm and cozy. Its name derives from the fact that it's located next to a WWII bunker, one of the bunkers built by Franco in this area in preparation for the eventuality of an Allied invasion from Gibraltar.
It is specialized in cocktails and mediterranean cuisine too. The value for money is surprising, and equally astonishing are the views: in a cloudless day you can see all the way to Africa and Gibraltar.For more information visit Bunker Beach Club's website.
Recommended bikes for this route
For riding this route we recommend our Peugeot Tweet 125cc, there's no more comfortable bike. Agile, light and powerful at the same time, it will allow you to ride from one place to the other very easily.
In case you only have a moped driver's license or you're not 21 years old yet, we recommend the Piaggio Zip 49cc. This motorbike is small and light, and you can drive it from 14 years old with a moped driver's license.