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5 Days Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour in Le Marche, Italy

Italy Motorcycle Tour

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Join Break in Italy on this thrilling motorcycle tour of Le Marche. This tour suits beginners and advanced riders who will ride from the sea coast throughout the countryside until the Apennine mountains discovering hamlets and traditional flavors. The land is the birthplace of renowned champions such as Valentino Rossi, Tonino Benelli, and Marco Simoncelli. Don't miss this opportunity to explore scenic Italy on a motorbike!

Highlights

  • Discover the Benelli Museum
  • Starts in Pesaro and ends in Bologna
  • Visit picturesque hamlets and local farms
  • Explore the old historical town of the Renaissance
  • Third party liability insurance
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 riding days in Italian
Spoken languages: English, Italian
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Accommodation

The base of the excursion is Hotel Perticari, a three-star hotel in Pesaro. The rooms are shared and private rooms are available for an additional cost. Kindly note that Perticari Hotel is an example of accommodation that Break in Italy uses in Pesaro. However, the availability might change depending on the season. Should there be no availability in Perticari Hotel, you will be accommodated in a similar hotel.

Break in Italy Le Marche Motorcycle Tours Itinerary

Overview

  • Bike: rental or personal bike
  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Mileage: 770 kilometers / 475 miles
  • Daily rides: 154 kilometers / 95 miles
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners

Day 1 - Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) to Pesaro (165 kilometers / 103 miles)

Arrive at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) and have a short transfer to the rental station. Get your motorbike and ride till Pesaro for your accommodation. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 2 - Benelli Museum (60 kilometers / 37 miles)

On this day, you will ride throughout the ancient villages of Foglia and Metauro Fano and enjoy the Moretta drink. Take your breakfast at the hotel. Visit the town in the morning which is historically bound to the world of motors, the Museum Benelli with over 150 old motorbikes displayed, and recall the history of the famous “house of the rampant lion.”

You will have an afternoon tour of the hinterland, Candelara, Novilara, Ginestreto, and Mombaroccio. Don’t miss a stop in Cartoceto for the free tasting of olive oil, cold cuts, and cheese. Then, head to the old roman Flaminia-street to Fano and taste the traditional fishers’ drink, the Moretta. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 3 - Città di Castello (280 kilometers / 174 miles)

On this day, you will ride between Marche and Umbria to enjoy the beautiful passes Bocca Trabaria and Bocca Serriola. You will have an excursion to Urbino riding along the nice Foglia-valley road. Arrive in Urbino and visit the famous old historical town of the Renaissance. Don’t miss tasting “crescia" and "casciotta” (flat bread and cheese) and ride the saddle to Urbania along the panoramic “Strada del Duca.”

Once there, the tour continues to Piobbico, Apecchio, and Bocca Trabaria, an amazing pass through the Apennine. Arrive in Umbria and visit the town of San Giustino and its Bufalini Castle with a garden and a labyrinth.

Continue riding to Città di Castello and Bocca Serriola which is another pass crossing the Apennine back to Marche region. You will ride back to Pesaro. Dinner is at the favorite inn of the local bikers, representing a meeting point, where the chopper theme plays an important role. You will be back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 4 - Morbidelli Museum (100 kilometers / 62 miles)

On this day, you will visit Morbidelli Museum, the birthplaces of Valentino Rossi and Simoncelli, Mount San Bartolo, and the old castles overlooking the sea. Take your breakfast at the hotel. Visit Morbidelli Museum, the product of the passion of Giancarlo Morbidelli, which hosts more than 350 historical motorbikes. This is a great opportunity to learn about the history of motorcycling.

Ride along panoramic roads leading to Fiorenzuola di Focara, Casteldimezzo, and Gradara, an exciting route from the land to the sea with curves rises and descends. Proceed to Coriano, the birthplace of Simoncelli and visit the museum dedicated to his life. After that, continue through hills and valley, Morciano di Romagna, and Saludecio. Arrive in Tavullia, the birthplace of Valentino Rossi and visit the official fans club, a place for aficionados where the bikers have their dinner at a local restaurant belonging to Valentino. You will be back to the hotel your overnight stay.

Day 5 - Bologna rental station (165 kilometers / 103 miles)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. You will ride to Bologna rental station and transfer to the airport.

Skill level

Beginner

  • Can ride for two to three hours
  • Minimal riding experience
  • Assistance required
  • Comfortable with curves and leans
  • Basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Short distance ascents and descents

Intermediate

  • Can ride for three to four hours
  • Average riding experience
  • Little assistance required
  • Comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • Average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Steep ascents and descents

Advanced

  • Can ride for five to six hours
  • Extensive riding experience
  • Assistance on demand (if required)
  • Experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • Comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

  • Drop by Cartoceto for the free tasting of olive oil, cold cuts, and cheese
  • Explore the Benelli motorbike museums
  • Visit the town of San Giustino and its Bufalini Castle with a garden and a labyrinth

Location

This motorbike tour will mostly take place in Le Marche located in the center of Italy. It offers astonishing seaside landscapes, Apennine roads, countryside views, traditional food, and Urbino, a UNESCO heritage site. Marche is a region of Central Italy, located between Adriatic sea and Apennines and known as the “beautiful land of sweet hills”.

Its history and culture, the ancient traditions which are still alive, its art cities and old villages, medieval fortresses and castles and Renaissance palaces invite to discover the land, characterized by picturesque hilly landscapes as well as 180 kilometers of Adriatic sandy coast: a graceful fusion of history, art, and nature.

For the purpose of enriching the proposed tours, best regional producer of typical products (olives, truffle, cheese, olive oil, local wines) are selected, offering the chance of tasting and experience flavors and fragrances of the region.

Features

Activities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Wireless internet

Food

Daily breakfasts and dinners are included in the price. You will have dinner at a moto pub and at Valentino Rossi Restaurant.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you have an option to enjoy a tasting of “crescia and casciotta” (flat bread and cheese) in Urbino and to visit the Morbidelli Museum for an additional fee.

What's included

  • 1 dinner at Moto Pub "Prima Hangar" and drinks (½ water and ¼ wine)
  • 1 dinner at Valentino Rossi Restaurant with drinks (½ water and ¼ wine)
  • 2 dinners at the hotel
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Bags
  • Daily breakfast
  • Third party liability insurance
  • Visit to Museo Officine Benelli

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Drinks at the hotel
  • Entrances to Morbidelli Museum (10 EUR) and Del Sic Museum (8 EUR)
  • Extra cover Insurance
  • Fuel
  • Tourist tax in Pesaro
  • Taxi transfer from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) to Bologna rental station and return
  • Visits and tastings

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 40 days before arrival.
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