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Scenic Motorcycle Tour in Italy

Tuscany and Cinque Terre with its spectacular landscapes and roads are among the top classic motorcycle destination. This guided tour of Tuscany will take you from Bologna, the home town of Ducati to Rapello on the Italian Riviera on the best motorcycle roads of Tuscany and Liguria. You will discover the classic and emblematic monuments and towns like Sienne or Firenze Duomo but also its less-known sites like the Saturnia hot springs or the curvy roads of the Apuanes Mountain. You will be amazed by the colors of the dead-end village of the Cinque Terre National Park or the Ducati Museum, and will for sure enjoy the Italian gastronomy.

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (BMW models)
  • Mileage: 1,294 km / 804 miles
  • Daily rides: 158 - 246 kilometers / 98 - 153 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: helmet, jacket, gloves, etc.
  • Meals: daily breakfast, welcome and farewell dinners

Meet the guides

Laurent
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Highlights

  • Starts in Bologna and ends in Rapallo
  • Admire the views in San Gimignano, Montepulciano
  • Visit Ducati Museum, Pisa leaning tower, Sienna medieval center
  • Be amazed by the colors of the village of the Cinque Terre National Park
  • Discover Saturnia hot springs or the curvy roads of the Apuanes mountain
  • Ride on the Italian Riviera on the best motorcycle roads of Tuscany and Liguria
  • Ride along the Chianti wine road
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


6 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer included: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
17:00
Check-out Time:
09:00

During the tour, you will stay in various two and three-star hotels. They are family or independently-run hôtel with secure parking and a restaurant (or in a walking distance).

Program

Day 1, September 21: Arrival in Bologna

Arrival in Bologna. Hotel check-in.

Day 2, September 22: Bologna - Sienna (220 kilometers / 136 miles)

After a visit at the Ducati factory museum, you head towards Firenze through the curvy roads of northern Tuscany. You will stop and wander in the streets of Firenze to see its imposing Duomo. Then, you will reach Siena and its Palio square by the Chianti wine road.

Day 3, September 23: Sienna - Orvieto (198 kilometers / 123 miles)

When you leave Siena we will ride the gorgeous roads of the Crete Sienese so emblematic of the Tuscany landscape. You will visit some of the most beautiful villages in the region: Montepulciano, Pienza. Then, you will reach Orvieto perched on its rock.

Day 4, September 24: Orvieto - Monte Amiata (230 kilometers / 143 miles)

Start your day by the Civita di Bagnoregio, an imposing semi-abandoned Etruscan city perched on a rock. Then, you will ride along lake Bolsena towards the village of Pitigliano. In the afternoon, you will have a bath in the enchanting hot springs of Saturnia and then, reach the mountain of Monte Amiata.

Day 5, September 25: Monte Amiata - Pescia (246 kilometers / 153 miles)

Through the Orcia valley roads, you will reach San Gimignano, a preserved medieval village nicknamed the "Manhattan" of Tuscany due to its numerous towers. Then the rolling hills of Northern Tuscany will take us to Pisa where you will admire the leaning tower and cathedral.

Day 6, September 26: Pescia - Massa (242 kilometers / 150 miles)

Before you hit the Apuanes mountain, you stop at the village of Collodi, the hometown of Pinocchio; then, you will climb the roads of Apuanes to the Monte Cimone, the highest peak of the Apennine mountain. Then after Castelnuovo, you will ride one of the best motorcycle roads of Italy in the Apuanes to reach Carrara, so well known for its marble. You will be impressed by the size of the local quarries.

Day 7, September 27: Massa - Rapallo (158 kilometers / 98 miles)

On this short mileage day, there will be numerous stops in some enchanting villages of the Cinque Terre national park: Portovenere, Manarola, Vernazza and so much more. A gorgeous road between the cliff and the sea. Then, you will reach Rapallo and beautiful bay of Portofino one the Italian Riviera.

Day 8, September 28: Rapallo (departure)

This is the end of your Italian holiday.

Motorcycles available for this tour

On this tour, you can bring your own motorcycle or rent one from Ride in Tours. If you decide to rent, the price includes motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage and insurance. Ride in Tours is a French tourism authority licensed motorcycle travel operator (license No. IM037150002).

Category A

  • BMW LC 1200 GS
  • BMW R 1200 RT

Category B

  • BMW F700 GS
  • BMW F650 GS

All of the bikes comes with side panniers and top case box.

  • Lowered frame version available (F700 GS)
  • Low seat available

Skill level required for this tour: Beginners with experience or intermediate

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

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Guides

Laurent DOZIAS

Location

This motorcycle tour takes place in Italy. Starting in Bologna, you will head for various locations before ending in Rapallo.

Food

Daily continental breakfast is provided at the hotels, as well as welcome and farewell dinners.

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

  • Transfer from Bologna airport on arrival
  • Motorcycle with insurance and unlimited mileage (formula with rental bike)
  • A professional bilingual guide on a motorcycle leading the group
  • 7 nights in 2 & 3 stars hotels with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Visit of Ducati museum in Bologna and Carrara quarries
  • Information kit and roadbook and GPX files

What's not included

  • Any other meal than those included in the tour
  • Drink and personal expenses
  • Fuel, parking, and toll
  • Riding equipment (helmet, jacket, gloves)
  • All excursions not included in the package

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ). Transfer from this airport is included in the price. Ride in Tours will pick you up from the airport. On the departure day, you may return to your home country via Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA).

Airport: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Airport transfer included: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

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 30 days before arrival.

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Pricing information

Please note that a single supplement applies if you wish to have your own, private single room:

  • Personal bike: 310 EUR
  • BMW F650GS / BMW F700GS: 830 EUR
  • BMW R1200RT / BMW LC1200GS: 825 EUR
Monday September 27, 2021
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