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8 Day Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour around the Dolomites and Veneto, Italy

Verona, Provincia di Verona, Veneto, Italy

Breathtaking Northeastern Italy Motorcycle Tour

This tour will take you on fantastic bikers’ roads through the unspoiled nature, a pure pleasure for eyes, mind, and soul that everyone should reward oneself with to recover from daily stress. You will go on a sublime scenic route with some superb attractions to visit to experience Italy at its best! With a hint of melancholy but bags of romance, elegance, and sophistication, northeastern Italy is a land that grabs your heart. An ideal combination of exhilarating bikers’ roads amid breathtaking mountains sceneries and a series of unique, magnificent historical cities turn this itinerary into an unforgettable, magic holiday.

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (available at an extra cost)
  • Total mileage: 1,435 kilometers / 892 miles
  • Daily rides: 239 kilometers / 149 miles
  • Meals: Daily breakfast

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Verona
  • A visit to Roman ruins of Grottoes of Catullus
  • Go on a splendid tour across Cortina's mountain villages
  • Ride along the stunning nature of the Dolomites
  • A navigation system in Sygic and GPS format
  • Assistance, medical, and luggage insurance
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


6 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: French
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Accommodation

During the tour, you have the options of staying in hand-picked three-star charming hotels and various accommodations, a mixed of two-star hotels and a B&B. You will stay in Verona on your first night. Then, you will spend a night in Trento, before moving forward to Cortina d'Ampezzo to stay for two nights. Your fifth and sixth nights will be spent in Udine and Asiago respectively. Lastly, you will go back to Verona to spend your last night of the tour there.

Program

Day 1: Meeting in Verona

Today is dedicated to the individual arrival of all participants in Verona (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Italy on Motorbike recommends you to dedicate at least one day before or after the tour for a self-contained visit.

Day 2: Trento (185 kilometers)

The tour starts with a visit of the splendid and ancient small fortified city of Sirmione on Lake Garda and a visit of the Roman ruins of Grottoes of Catullus. You'll continue along the lake to then travel some of the most fascinating roads of Italy in a deep canyon before you reach an ancient mountain village with marvelous houses of stone and a profusion of flowers. Finally, you'll arrive in the enchanting city of Trento, founded by the ancient Romans but now featuring all the fascination of the contemporaneous Mittel-European towns, where you'll stop for the night.

Day 3: Cortina d'Ampezzo (225 kilometers)

You will leave Trento to follow a splendid and breathtaking itinerary. You'll see the pyramids of Segonzano along the road towards the first passes of the Dolomites like the Rolle pass with San Martino di Castrozza, and later the splendid Giau pass which will bring you to Cortina d'Ampezzo, one of the most famous ski station, where you'll spend two nights.

Day 4: Cortina d'Ampezzo (245 kilometers)

You will go on a splendid tour in the middle of the most spectacular nature, surrounded by the most beautiful landscapes and enjoying the most famous passes of the Dolomites. You'll see the delightful mountain villages of Ortisei and Canazei with Sassolungo, the Sella group, and the Marmolada massif as well as two beautiful lakes. It's definitely a wow program! You will stay overnight in Cortina.

Day 5: Udine (310 kilometers)

You will leave Cortina to go and see the very symbol of the Dolomites, the “Tre Cime di Lavaredo” (three peaks of Lavaredo) and another very suggestive lake. A breathtaking ride along the roof of the Dolomites will be followed with a foray in Slovenia wherefrom you descend back to Italy and the Friuli Dolomites to visit the amazing Renaissance fine town of Cividale (XV century). Finally, you head for the enchanting Udine, and open-air salon with delightful ancient palaces and squares with Venetian charm mixed to an elegant Austro-Hungarian atmosphere, reign of aperitifs, and pubs.

Day 6: Asiago (230 kilometers)

After a first stop in the historic city of cured ham San Daniele, along with the Dolomite of Belluno, you'll go and see the beautiful lakes Barcis and Vajont with its dike now in disuse and sadly known for the disaster of 1963 that caused 1,917 victims. You'll continue in the land of Prosecco (sparkling wine) and finally reach Asiago on the “Sette Comuni” (7 municipalities) plateau, where you'll spend the night.

Day 7: Verona (240 kilometers)

You start our ride roaming around the splendid landscapes of the plateau of Asiago to then dive in the Middle Ages through a visit of the greatest fortification from Trentino and continue along the charming panoramas of the cliffs towards our final destination, the awesome Verona, where you'll drop off the rented motorbikes before returning to your initial hotel.

Day 8: Farewell in Verona

After breakfast, you will be free to go home or explore further the magic of Italy on your own. Italy on Motorbike is at your complete disposal to help you planning your remaining days in this awesome region, for instance a visit of Venice (Venezia, Unesco world heritage site, 120 kilometers), a stay in some warm water spa around Padua (Padova, Unesco world heritage site, 90 kilometers), or in some holiday resort on Lake Garda.

Navigation

You will get a thoroughly designed daily itineraries from hotel to hotel packed with exhilarating bikers’ roads and spectacular / interesting places to see. They come in Sygic format (the most performing navigation system presently available that works on any smartphone without the Internet connection) and in GPS format.

Motorbike rental details

If you choose the rental bike (Kawasaki Z650) package, it will come with a third liability insurance, top case, and two side panniers. You shall be in possession of a valid driver’s license for the rented vehicle (usually old type A or new type A3) and be at least 21 years old. Travelers from non-Schengen countries are usually not allowed to tour in Italy with their national driver’s license and will, therefore, need to have an International Driver’s License issued by the local authorities. Please check this out with the local Italian Consulate.

It is the traveler’s responsibility to present a valid, appropriate driver’s license to take over the rental motorcycle. If that is not fulfilled, the rented vehicle will not be handed over and they shall exclude the participant from the tour and be exempted from further contract fulfillment. In such a case, neither the rental company nor Italy On Motorbike shall refund any payment nor be liable for the additional costs hence arising for the traveler.

Notes

Italy on Motorbike reserves the right to change the itinerary and consequently overnight accommodation venues or other services as necessary in reason of seasonal circumstances and current weather conditions. When doing that, they shall endeavor not to change the character of the tour and to provide similar services.

The tours are scheduled so to be performed in the best season and most favorable weather conditions for the relevant area, yet they do not assume any responsibility for poor weather conditions (being bad or even too hot) that may occur. Participants cannot claim any right to reimbursement of the tour price or the vehicle rental fee due to bad weather and subsequent program change.

Skill level(s) required for this tour: beginner

Beginner:

  • can ride for 2-3 hours
  • minimal riding experience
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Location

During the tour, you will explore the northeastern part of Italy through the Dolomites. With their exceptional beauty and magnificence, the Dolomites are the ideal scenery for a pleasure tour. The variety of landscapes offers new perspectives every few kilometers, passing from beautiful forests to flowered meadows, from green lakes to rocky peaks nearly touching the sky, heart-moving lakes, and breathtaking peaks, alternating colors, and materials, thus granting you endless emotions.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • 6 days of riding
  • A navigation system in Sygic and GPS format
  • Assistance, medical, and luggage insurance
  • Registration fees and branded tee-shirt
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast

What's not included

  • Motorcycle rental cost
  • Entrance fees in museums, natural sites, and monuments (all visits are optional)
  • Lunches and dinners (half-board on request)
  • Tourist taxes and extras in hotels
  • Transfers (available upon request)
  • Motorcycle operation costs (petrol, parking fees, tolls, and all personal expenses)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), Linate Airport (LIN), Milan–Malpensa Airport (MXP), or Verona Villafranca Airport (VRN).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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ON REQUEST vast choice of motorbikes for hire of brands Ducati, BMW, Harley Davidson, Moto Guzzi, etc … with top case and 2 side cases. For more information, please send an inquiry.

This tour is available from May 1 until October 10. Please note that May and the last 30 days until October 10 could be rainy, while in August it will be very crowded and expensive. The best time to book is in June, July, and September 1 to 15.

Pricing information

Prices displayed are flexible, depending on the accommodation availability and the season. Please send an inquiry for the exact quote.

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