11 Days Guided Motorcycle Tour in Tuscany, Sardinia, and Corsica

Motorbike Tour Tuscany, Sardinia, and Corsica

This 8-day riding tour is a perfect combination between the gentle hills of the Tuscan region, the twisty and challenging roads of Corsica, as well as the beautiful roads that run along the slopes of the coast of Sardinia. There will also be time to lie down on mountain curves that pass through these 2 astonishing islands in the Mediterranean Sea. One day on the beach, local life, superb food, and wine complete this tour created for all riders who love riding the twisties!

Key Information

  • Bike: rental bike or personal bike
  • Mileage: 2,005 kilometers / 1,247 miles
  • Daily rides: approximately 198 - 288 kilometers / 123 - 179 miles
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 dinners


  • Starts and ends in Rome
  • Enjoy riding on twisty mountain roads
  • Ride on coastline roads with their dramatic cliffs in Tuscany
  • Ride along the scenic backroads of Val D’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Indulge in authentic Italian cuisine
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Hear The Road T-shirt
  • Airport transfers


8 riding days in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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During this tour, you will stay in a single or double room, depending on your choice. The accommodations for 9 nights will be several 3 to 4-star hotels. You will also stay on a ferry for an overnight stay, while departing from Cagliari to Civitavecchia.

Hear The Road Motorcycle Tours Tuscany, Sardinia, Corsica Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Rome

A private car will transfer you from the airport to the hotel where you will find your Hear The Road host, Enrico, waiting for you to give you a warm Italian welcome. Enjoy your first day in Rome by visiting the city or just relaxing from the journey. You will convene in the late afternoon in the bar of the hotel for a “meet and greet” with your tour colleagues. Enrico will give you a general briefing of the tour and he will also be very glad to answer to all your questions.

Finally, you're are ready to go to pick up the bikes and bring them to the hotel garage. One of Enrico’s favorite restaurants is chosen for a fabulous welcome dinner. During your first dinner, together you will learn more about what to expect for the exciting days ahead. The overnight will be in Rome.

  • Highlights: Meet your motorcycle, meet your guide, meet your fellow riders, welcome dinner

Day 2: Rome to Siena (278 kilometers / 173 miles)

You'll leave Rome heading north towards Tuscia, an area once inhabited by the Etruscans. Tuscia is home to Italy’s largest hazelnut grove areas, the small nut that Ferrero magically transforms into the famous Nutella spread. After a short break for your first good Italian coffee on the road in Ronciglione, you'll ride towards the beautiful coastline roads that run along the shores of Lake Vico and Lake Bolsena, and then the scenic backroads of Val D’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

You'll arrive in Radicofani where you stop for lunch. Radicofani is a stunning Orange Flag awarded town (The Orange Flag Award was an idea formed by the Italian Touring Club in 1998 with the aim of promoting tourism in lesser known places in Italy) which surrounds the base of a hill on which the majestic fortress has stood since 973 AD.

On the way to Siena, you'll stop to visit Pienza, considered to be the incarnation of a Renaissance utopia and an ideal city. Having obtained recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, today, it continues to show off to the world its refined and sophisticated Renaissance urban plan. Its spaces and perspective onto its 15th-century “piazze and palazzo” are organized according to the era’s ideals of rationality and humanism.

Back on the bikes, you'll ride the sweeping road that crosses the Crete Senesi, famous for its stunning moonscape. For your first dinner in Siena, you will be pampered by the delicious dinner that Ms. Letizia, proprietor of a lovely 16th-century inn, nestled in the quiet of ancient olive trees, prepared for you to celebrate your first riding day in Italy. You will stay overnight in Siena. The hotel has a swimming pool.

  • Highlights: Tuscia Viterbese, Ronciglione, Val D’Orcia, Radicofani, Pienza, Crete Senesi

Day 3: Siena to Livorno (258 kilometers / 160 miles)

This is a great day with endless curves, one after the other, on the roads of the Tuscany Academy of the Motorcyclist. In the first part of the morning, you'll ride the back roads that bring you to the Abbey of San Galgano, where you will visit its stunning abbey without the ceiling and the little church of Montesiepi, home to the “sword in the rock".

Back on the bikes, you'll challenge the sweeping road towards Volterra before plunging into the scenic roads of the Colline Metallifere, a little-known but fascinating part of Tuscany. After a short stop in the beautiful hamlet of Bolgheri, you'll reach the town of Livorno where you'll spend your second night. Your overnight will be in Livorno.

  • Highlights: San Galgano Abbey, Colline Metallifere, Bolgheri

Day 4: Livorno to Ferayola (198 kilometers / 123 miles)

In the early morning, you'll board the ferry to cross the Mediterranean Sea for a 4-hour ride to Bastia on the NE coast of Corsica. So, big thumbs up! Yes, because from Bastia, traveling on the fabulous roads of this rugged island, you head north following the coastline around the thumb of Corsica before heading south to Ferayola. Today’s riding is always a most unforgettable motorcycle experience; a perfect mix between coastline roads with their dramatic cliffs, desolate areas like the Desert des Agriates, and twisty mountain roads. The overnight stay will be in Ferayola.

  • Highlights: Cap Corse, Nonza, Desert des Agriates, Calvi

Day 5: Ferayola to Santa Teresa di Gallura (288 kilometers / 179 miles)

Everything is surreal. You are in hell or if you prefer, you are in paradise! The coastline road from Ferayola to Cargese is something impossible to describe. It's narrow, challenging roads, and spectacular landscapes with the mountains reflected in the sea.

The scenery of Les Calanche is simply stunning. Once you get Cargese, the fun continues! Riding the mountain road to Bonifacio is both breathtaking and scenic, arriving in Bonifacio in plenty of time to catch the ferry to Santa Teresa di Gallura on the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia, ending another day of fabulous riding. You'll stay overnight in Santa Teresa di Gallura.

  • Highlights: Col de la Croix, Les Calanche, Bonifacio

Day 6: Santa Teresa di Gallura to Tresnuraghes (288 kilometers / 179 miles)

You'll leave Santa Teresa di Gallura heading south challenging the beautiful roads of the Gallura. After a nice coffee break, you're off to Tempio Pausania at the foot of Monte Limbara; a charming town famous for its cork products and the production of granite. You'll ride further before reaching the Roccia dell’Elefante, “The Elephant Rock”; a striking dark trachyte rock sculpted by the wind to resemble an elephant.

After a nice lunch with the elephant, you'll be on the bikes once again towards Alghero, an ancient Catalan town on the Mediterranean Sea. After a short visit to the town, you will be challenged again by the scenic coastline from Alghero to Bosa. Leaving Bosa, you'll climb up towards Tresnuraghes, your destination for the next 2 nights. Your overnight stay will be in Tresnuraghes.

  • Highlights: Tempio Pausania, Charamonti, Elephant Rock, Alghero

Day 7: Free day in Tresnuraghes

Relax! It will be a whole day at the sea to do what a typical Italian does! Spread out on the beach and swim in the warm water. For those who prefer riding today, there are many roads to ride returning easily to Bosa. Hear The Road Motorcycle Tours Italy definitely doesn’t want you to lose the riding habit. You'll stay overnight in Tresnuraghes.

  • Highlights: Relax by the beach!

Day 8: Tresnuraghes to Cala Gonone (249 kilometers / 155 miles)

You'll head southeast towards the rugged yet scenic roads of the Monti del Gennargentu, a vast wild area, crossed by deep gorges and canyons. This land is totally unspoiled and known to be home to rare species of wildlife. After a short break in Fonni, you'll get back on the bikes and head northeast and reach the Gulf of Orosei, completing your “coast to coast” ride of the entire island. Your overnight stay will be in Cala Gonone.

  • Highlights: Boreneddu, Fonni, Gennargentu National Park, Gulf of Orosei

Day 9: Cala Gonone to Cagliari (241 kilometers / 150 miles)

Today, you finish in style riding the dramatic coastal road that run along the west side of Sardinia. For sure, you will stop on the way to Cagliari for taking pictures to immortalize your unforgettable ride on this fabulous Italian island. Viilasimius is your last stop in Sardinia and Hear The Road Motorcycle Tours wants it to be an unforgettable moment… so, this morning, please dress up your swimsuits, because before lunch on the beach, you will swim again in the warm water of the Mediterranean sea!

Back again, you will open the throttle of your motorbikes along the curves of the road that lead you to Caglairi, where the ferry to Civitavecchia is waiting for you! Overnight on the ferry from Cagliari to Civitavecchia.

  • Highlights: Bay of Orosei, Villasimius, lunch on the beach, last swim into the Mediterranean Sea

Day 10: Civitavecchia to Rome (236 kilometers / 147 miles)

From Civitavecchia, you'll ride the fantastic climb towards Tolfa. After short stops in Tolfa, just to give you more chances to sip a good Italian Espresso, you'll reach the volcanic lake of Bracciano. You'll stop for lunch at Trevignano Romano before riding the beautiful coastline road around the lake back to Rome. You'll return the bikes before heading to the hotel to relax momentarily; freshen up for your last dinner together to “celebrate” your wonderful Italian adventure. Your overnight will be in Rome.

  • Highlights: Tolfa, Lake Bracciano, Trevignano Romano, farewell dinner

Day 11: Departure from Rome

It's time to say ‘Arrivederci’ to your new friends. Pack the bags and collect the souvenirs and cameras in preparation for your trip home. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport per their flight schedule.


Those who have decided to rent the bike will use a motorcycle with side cases, top case, locks, and alarm. For rented bikes, a deposit between 1500 EUR and 3000 EUR for damage, theft, and fire is requested depending on the chosen model. Each motorcycle has a damage deposit. This amount will be frozen on your credit card, but not cashed. The deposit is your maximum liability for theft or damage to the vehicle. Please ensure that you have enough funds to cover the damage deposit on your cards.

Rental motorcycle options

  • Class 1: BMW G650 GS, BMW F700 GS,BMW F800 R, MOTO GUZZI V7
  • Class 2: BMW F800 GS, BMW F800 GT, Ducati Scrambler
  • Class 3: BMW R1200GS, BMW NINET, BMW R1200R, BMW R1200 RS, Ducati Hyperstrada
  • Class 4: BMW R1200 RT, BMW R1200 GS ADV, BMW S1000 R, Ducati Monster 1200
  • Class 5: BMW S1000 XR, Ducati Multistrada, Ducati Diavel
  • Class 6: BMW K1600 GLT


Enrico Grassi
Enrico Grassi, the founder of Hear The Road Motorcycle Tours Italy, is a native of Rome. Spending years traveling every corner of the country, he is so proud to claim to be his home. Enrico has spent many hours developing the routes to ride, the cities to visit, the sites to see as well as the hotels and food options key to making this kind of adventure something to remember and cherish.


This tour will start and end in Rome. Your journey will cover several places in Italy including Siena, Livorno, Ferayola, Santa Teresa di Gallura, Tresnuraghes, Cala Gonone, Cagliari, and Civitavecchia.


All the hotels you will be staying in will offer breakfast (9 breakfasts in total). You will also enjoy a welcome and a farewell dinner.

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

What's included

  • 1 night's accommodation on a ferry
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 9 nights' accommodation at 3-4 stars hotels
  • Courtesy mobile phone with 10 EUR of credit
  • Courtesy van to pick up and leave the bikes
  • Detailed road-book
  • Ferry tickets
  • Hear the Road T-shirt
  • Insurance covering most any medical issue including doctors, ambulance, hospital, and any appropriate family travel
  • Italian tour leader
  • Map of Italy
  • Public liability insurance and insurance for any road assistance in case of breakdown (only for those who rent a bike)
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Wordless Travel Book

What's not included

  • All beverages
  • Entrance fees to museums or other sites
  • Flights to and from Rome
  • Fuel for your motorcycle
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Other meals than the mentioned ones
  • Tolls on motorways
  • Travel insurance
  • Van for luggage transportation

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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Start: Tuesday September 18, 2018
End: Friday September 28, 2018

Tour information

This tour requires minimum 8 participants to run. If the minimum number of participants isn’t reached, the tour may be cancelled or run with a different format. Kindly send an inquiry for updated number of riders.


Pricing information

Listed price packages are for Class 1 motorcycle. If you wish to choose any of the options below or any other class of motorcycle, kindly send an inquiry and specify your requirement.

  • Pillion price is 2,690 EUR
  • Price for rider with own motorcycle is 3,780 EUR in a private single room, 3,120 EUR in a shared room
  • If you wish to share a room with another rider, the cost will be reduced with 660 EUR per person
  • Bike rental is subject to availability

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