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October 15, 2015

Motorbike Tour Tuscany from Milan, 8 days (2)

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A fairy-tale journey to discover the Middle Ages charm and delights in Tuscany, amid medieval burgs, ancient tastes and fragrances, up and down between on the legendary Tuscan hills with their hundredths of shades …

Tuscany is probably the Italian region that is most famous around the world. The reason is simple: it is enchanting! A land of history and gastronomy, with its beautiful scenery of castles and fortresses, huge farms, green hills, vineyards, and cypress trees … every corner of Tuscany is a postcard picture.
A tour in Tuscany is a must-do experience for your eyes, your spirit, and your palate! This region will also bewitch you with its rich flavors: wines, olive oils, mushrooms, exquisite meats and cold cuts, not forgetting excellent sea food that combine in extraordinary dishes bursting with tastes, fragrances and personality.
A real pleasure tour. On a motorbike, it is pure joy for all your senses!

In a nutshell  

Start /end place Duration Riding days Hotels Included meals
Milan 8 days
7 nights
6 4 stars
5 changes
7 breakfasts
3 lunches
4 dinners
Rest day Total distance Min-max / day Daily ride Route grading
possible day 6
in Florence
1600 km
995 miles
190-350 km
120-215 miles
6 – 8 hours moderate

8 Unesco world heritage sites on our itinerary:  Historic Centre of FlorenceHistoric Centre of San GimignanoHistoric Centre of SienaHistoric Centre of PienzaMedici Villas and Gardens in TuscanyMilan: Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, Piazza del Duomo (Pisa), Val d’Orcia

Price for this 8-day, 7-night tour: 

  • Rider + pillion in double room, from                                        1,581.00 Euro per person
  • Solo rider in shared double room, from                                    1,860.00 Euro per person
  • Solo rider in single room, from                                               2,139.00 Euro per person 

Dates

  • from August 07th till 14th, 2015

Motorbike hire for the whole tour (6 days), from                                620.00 Euro
including unlimited kms, full insurance (with deductible), 3 cases, 1 Nolan helmet

Program details

Intended as a real pleasure tour for real moto-tourists, this tour is our technically easiest and physically lightest proposal, while granting lots of treats and unforgettable emotions. Special highlight is given to gastronomy with the possibility to choose every two evenings the little restaurant where to have dinner, for a taste of the most authentic Italian cuisine in often very impressive and romantic settings.

Day 1: Meeting in Milan (Milano)
We meet up in the afternoon at our hotel in Milan and pick up the rental bikes. We all meet up before dinner and get to know each other through a welcome aperitif and a short but important briefing, the time to explain a few simple rules for organizing and synchronizing things, thus ensuring that everyone has a safe holiday that is unforgettable for all the right reasons. Overnight in 4-star hotel in Milan; included meals: D.

Day 2: 310 km
We start our tour crossing region Emilia-Romagna and subsequently the Apennines through the very suggestive Cisa pass before arriving in the charming northern area of Tuscany called Garfagnana with its beautiful natural park and finally reach one of the most enchanting and fine towns in Tuscany: Lucca,  Unesco World Heritage site. We have lunch in a typical trattoria on our way whereas you can choose your own restaurant for a romantic and probably exquisite dinner in Lucca. Overnight in 4-star hotel in Lucca; included meals: B,L.

Day 3: 200 km
Two more Unesco World Heritage sites are on our program today and in the middle an enchanting rider’s route up and down on the Tuscan hills. First stop today: Pisa, with its magnificent Renaissance testimonies. After an accurate visit of the world famous Piazza dei Miracoli (Unesco World Heritage site) with the impressive Duomo (cathedral), Baptistery and Leaning Tower, we skip back into the Middle-Ages  in the most famous, enthralling little towns of San Gimignano and Volterra, the last one being also the magical setting of our night stay… Overnight in 4-star hotel in Volterra; included meals: B, D.

Day 4: 190 km
A marvelous day tour amid the enchanting scenery of vineyards and medieval burgs that is the symbol par excellence of Tuscany.  Gliding through the verdant, gently rolling Tuscan Val d’Orcia (Unesco World Heritage site) and Chianti(shire) countryside, we go and visit, among others, the impressive unroofed San Gargano Abbey and the wine capital Montalcino before we finally reach the splendid Renaissance-styled town of  Pienza (Unesco World Heritage). Typical Tuscan lunch included,  dine where you please in Pienza. Overnight in 4-star hotel in Pienza; included meals: B, L.

Day 5: 220 km
More vineyard hills await…  and another great wine town: Montepulciano. A visit of beautiful Siena could not be missing on our way to Tuscany’s most majestic, romantic and charming town:  Florence (Firenze), where we’ll stay for two nights. I can guarantee that if you will be able to surrender to its magic and forget about time and realty, this spellbinding place will transport you back to the time of the Renaissance and the magnificent court of the Medici family… Overnight in 4-star hotel in Florence; included meals: B, D.

Day 6: 240 km
A great ride on the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine mountains awaits today together with the visit of two very suggestive, spiritual places hidden in the  green of these centenarian forests: a monastery where Saint Francis has spent many years of his life and the Camaldoli Hermitage, both permeated with a stilling peaceful atmosphere that will fill up your spirit. But since our flesh needs nutriment too, a sound mountain lunch based on game and mushrooms shall bring balance between body and mind back. Dine where you please in Florence. Overnight in 4-star hotel in Florence; included meals: B, L.

Day 7: 350 km
The Abetone pass is our route to cross the Apennines and get back to the flat land Emilia where we shall visit the fine town of Modena, last Unesco World Heritage site of the tour. In the late afternoon we finally ride back to our initial hotel in Milan where we drop off the rental bikes. An opulent farewell dinner at the hotel is the only appropriate happy ending we could think of for this great adventure together. Overnight in 4-star hotel in Milan; included meals: B, D.

Day 8: Farewells in Milan
We say our goodbyes after breakfast, leaving you free to go home or explore further the magic of Italy on your own. There are plenty of opportunities to continue your trip that we can help you planning! Included meals: B.

Pricing details

Our variable price policy allows us to guarantee all departures.
In case only 1 or 2 crews have enrolled on a tour, with a minimum of 2 people, a supplement applies or participants may renounce completely free of charge.
All tours are limited editions for a maximum of 12 bikes/crews.

Price in Euro per person for this 8-day, 7-night tour: 

from € 1,581.00 with your own bike – € 1,876.00 with rental bike

Included staff: 1 to 4 bikes: tour leader on bike
5 to 6 bikes: tour leader on bike + luggage van
7 to 12 bikes: tour leader on bike + rear tutor on bike + luggage van

The price includes:

  • registration fee, branded tee-shirt, road maps, photo album of the tour
  • assistance, medical and luggage insurance that covers both rider and passenger for all medical expenses in Italy and repatriation assistance costs in case of accident or illness during the tour and luggage theft or loss
  • welcome aperitif
  • 7 nights en-suite accommodation and buffet breakfast in  classy and charming first class hotels
  • 4 dinners in hotel
  • 3 lunches in typical restaurants
  • luggage van (with possibility of transport for 1/2 passengers) for groups of minimum 5 bikes
  • to ensure the utmost attention to each traveler as well as the safety of the group and a good pace, we proudly offer fully escorted tours only. Specifically, each group of up to 6 bikes is captained by a tour leader whereas groups made up of 7 to 12 bikes are always escorted by 2 staff members: a tour leader who opens the convey and a broom biker at its rear end. All our tutors speak English whereas other languages are available on request.

The price does not include:

 

  • any extra, lunches and dinners unless specifically mentioned
  • room upgrade or suite accommodation – extra charge on request
  • petrol, any parking fees (while touring), entrance fees in museums, natural sites, optional visits
  • transfer to the Milan hotel upon arrival and from the Milan hotel when departing
  • luggage van for groups up to 4 bikes
  • anything not specified in “The price includes”
Additional Info
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy
City: Milan, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Montalcino, Chianti, Volterra, Pienza
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