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8 Day Italian Lakes and Dolomites Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour

Orta, Italy

Motorcycle Tour Italy

You are invited to challenge this tour under the sign of wilderness and history. Among the lakes and the mountains, you will discover the charms of the Italian lakes and the vertigo of the alpine pass such as the mythic Stelvio, the highest road pass in Europe. Once you have finished conquering all the Dolomites pass with your own bikes, you will reach Venice, the serenissima, where its renaissance treasures will blow your mind away.

Key information

  • Bike: personal bike
  • Mileage: 912 kilometers / 567 miles
  • Daily rides: 120 - 280 kilometers / 75 - 174 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: helmet, jacket, gloves
  • Meals: all breakfasts

Highlights

  • Ride through Stelvio pass
  • VIsit the Moto Guzzi museum
  • Starts in Orta and ends in Venice
  • Drive on the alpine road of the Dolomites
  • Discover Lake Maggiore, Lake Cômo, and Lake Lugano
  • Explore the villages of Bellagio and Klausen
  • Enjoy the view from the Balcony of Italy
  • Stop at Trévise and see the canals
  • See Venice and its Lagoon
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 riding days
Group size: Maximum of 14 participants
Airport transfer included: Milan–Malpensa Airport
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Accommodation

You will have a choice whether to stay in standard or superior accommodations. The standard accommodations comprise of two and three-star hotels, while the superior accommodation comprise of three and four-star hotels.

Program

Day 1: Orta

Today is the day of arrival of the participants in Orta. There will be a transfer to Orta from Milano Airport (MXP). There will be a briefing and dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Orta - Lake Como (195 kilometers / 121 miles)

You will have a nice ride to start the day. You'll leave the plains of Lombardy to head to the alpine peaks with Mount Rosso in the backdrop. You will follow Lake Maggiore then Lake Lugano and its beautiful lake front. You can enjoy the funicular Monte Bre. Then, ride along the lake and take a detour through the Balcony of Italy, one of the most beautiful panoramas of the Lake District. You will reach Lake Como and its famous villas.

Day 3: Lake Como - Chiavenna (130 kiolmeters / 81 miles)

You will start your day by following Lake Como at sunrise to reach one of its most beautiful and famous villages: Bellagio. Then, passing through the peninsula, you will visit the museum of the motorcycle factory: Moto Guzzi in Mandello del Lario. You will then leave the lake to head towards the foothills of the Italian Alps.

Day 4: Chiavenna - Dolomites (280 kiolmeters / 174 miles)

Today, you will climb the legendary Stelvio, the highest mountain pass in Europe from where the panorama is breathtaking; while you enjoy the pleasure of riding. Then, you will discover the charm of the region of Trente Alto Adige, an Italian region with a strong cultural identity. You will ride your bike between orchards and vineyards perched on the slopes of the mountain to Mendola pass. Welcome to Italy's South Tyrol.

Day 5: Dolomites - Cortina d'Ampezzo (180 kiolmeters / 112 miles)

The Dolomites Mountains and valleys await you for this stage rich in turns and pass: Gardena, Sella, Pordoi, and Falzarego. The Dolomites offers unique landscapes in the Alps. Stop in its typical villages where high mountain life seems so harsh and out of time. Then, you will reach the famous resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Day 6: Cortina d'Ampezzo - Venice (190 kiolmeters / 118 miles)

You cannot leave the Dolomites Mountains without making a detour to Tre Croci Pass to admire the famous Tre Cime di Lavaredo mountains, so emblematic of the region. Then, you will start your descent on the south and Veneto province, not without enjoying the historic center of Treviso. It is finally on your arrival in Venice that you will leave your motorcycle to visit the city.

Day 7: Venice (rest day)

For your last day, you will wander the little streets and alleys of this magical city. Your guide will take you to some itineraries were the Venetian people use to go to get away from tourists flow.

Day 8: Departure from Venice

Today is the day of your departure from Venice.

Skill levels required:

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

Location

This tour will take you to the many beautiful lakes and mountains in Italy.

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

  • Transfer from / to Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP) on arrival and in Venice on departure
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Visit of the Moto guzzi museum in Mandello del Lario
  • Information kit and road-book

What's not included

  • Flights to France or Italy
  • Any other meals not included in the tour
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Fuel
  • Riding equipment (helmet, jacket, and gloves)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP). Transfers from and to this airport on departure and arrival are included.

Airport: Milan–Malpensa Airport Airport transfer included: Milan–Malpensa 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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Availability

Start: Sunday September 12, 2021
End: Sunday September 19, 2021

Tour information
  • Standard: 2 and 3-star accommodations
  • Superior: 3 and 4-star accommodations

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