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GRAND TOUR OF ITALY

8 - 21 June 2019 
(sold out)
31 Aug. - 15 Sept. 2019* 
13 - 28 June 2020 29 Aug. - 13 Sept. 2020

This is a 14 full riding day motorcycle tour of Italy: the ultimate Italian Motorcycle Grand Tour. The concept is incredibly simple. Take the most important sites in Italy and put them all in a two week tour. Then connect everything with the best roads available and there you have it. A masterpiece!

We start in Rome and end in Venice in the June tour, and *start in Venice and finish in Rome on the September run. We cover the Amalfi Coast, Classic Tuscany, Cinque Terre, visit the Ferrari, Lamborghini and Ducati museums and ride the Dolomites and Stelvio pass. It doesn't get much better than this. 

Day by day:

Day 1: An easy day riding the southern region of Lazio, getting acquainted with the new bikes and road conditions. We reach the small fishing village of Sperlonga for our first night. 

Day 2: Within a couple of hours we are in Pompei for a guided visit of this amazing Roman archeological site. In the afternoon we reach Amalfi and make base here for two nights. 

Day 3: We spend a full day in the Amalfi coast enjoying the sites (Ravello and Positano) and the views this amazing coastline has to offer.

Day 4: We back track on the autostrada to Cassino and, after a short visit to the Abbey of Montecassino, we ride the foothills of the Abruzzo mountains via Avezzano and Rieti, aiming for the historical town of Orvieto in the Umbria region. We spend the night right in the center by the cathedral. 

Day 5: We transfer to Siena via Lake Bolsena and southern Tuscany. Along the way we shall stop in towns such as Radicofani, Pienza, Montalcino and reach Siena riding the amazing rolling hills of the Crete Senesi. 

Day 6: You can take a rest day in this ancient Tuscan town with lots to see and to do, or take a loop ride around the areas of Chianti and the Metallifere hills, visiting sites such as Volterra and San Galgano. 

Day 7: We ride north west across Tuscany with stops in San Gimignano, Pisa (leaning tower) and Lucca. We then reach Lerici by the Mediterranean sea across the mountains of Garfagnana. 

Day 8: Loop ride of the Cinque Terre with visit to Portovenere and lunch in Vernazza. These 5 villages of the Ligurian coast rival the charm of the Amalfi Coast from their northern location. 

Day 9: We leave the coast and head north across the Appennino mountain range along some very twisty roads. Whilst entering Modena coming from the Passo del Cerreto we pay visit to a Maserati private collection leaving Ferrari, Lamborghini and Ducati for the following day. 

Day 10: We spend the day visiting the motor museums of the area and riding a quick loop to the top of the Abetone pass SS12. The SS12 was often used as testing ground for the motor producers of the area. 

Day 11: We head north across the great plain known as the Pianura Padana and reach Lake Garda for our lunch stop. In the afternoon we witness the first Dolomites, those of the Brenta Group by lake Molveno and then make our base near Bolzano for the next 3 nights. 

Day 12: We take the classic Dolomite loop ride over the most famous and beautiful passes like the Pordoi, the Giau, the Falzarego, the Valparola, the Gardena and the Sella passes.

Day 13: We take on the BIG ONE! the one and only Stelvio pass with its 96 switchbacks. We ride up the Merano side and down the other side to Bormio.  Then do it again and head back to Bolzano the way we came. By the end of the day you'll have mastered 192 switch backs : )!

Day 14: After a few more Dolomite passes we ride south to Monte Grappa, and then reach our final destination in Venice/Mestre.  

 

 

in summary:

Copia di MAP_GT14.jpg (56486 byte)Day 1: Rome - Sperlonga
Day 2: Sperlonga - Amalfi 
Day 3: Amalfi loop ride
Day 4: Amalfi - Orvieto
Day 5: Orvieto - Siena
Day 6: Siena loop
Day 7: Siena - Lerici
Day 8: Cinque Terre loop
Day 9: Lerici - Modena
Day 10: motor museums loop
Day 11: Modena - Bolzano
Day 12: loop ride of the Dolomites
Day 13: loop ride of Stelvio 
Day 14: Monte Grappa - Venice

 

 

testimonial:

We participated in the Grand Tour of Italy from Sept 22nd to Oct 5th. It was a fantastic tour!! Not only did Francesco lead us through the best riding experience I've ever had, but also showed us the most interesting parts of Italy along the way. He pointed out the historical significance of the areas, as well as the food and wine specialties of each region. He brought us to "out of the way" attractions that are real gems to see and experience. There's no way that we could have possibly seen and experienced this much on our own. Francesco had planned out a detailed tour for every day, however, he was very flexible to our individual wishes and capabilities on modified the tour as required for our group. Through this tour, the four participating couples developed friendships that will continue into the future. A truly awesome experience that I will never forget.

Burk and Cheryl Schmidt from Canada, Grand Tour of Italy 2018

 

 

included:

not included

14 days motorcycle rental with unlimited km equipped with side and top cases

entrance fees to any museums or historical sites

15 nights accommodation with breakfast

beverages apart from water with included dinners

welcome and farewell dinners in Rome and Venice/Mestre

dinners, lunches and snacks

1 tour guide on bike at all times

fuel for bike

1 tour guide in support vehicle for luggage with spare bike

toll roads (if necessary)

1 tour handbook

anything not expressly included

1 map of South, Central & Northern Italy (1:400.000)

tips and gratuities

 

motorcycles

sharing a double room riding solo

F750GS, F800GT, Scrambler, Monster 797 5275 euro
F850GS, Multistrada 950 5390 euro
R1250GS, S1000XR 5540 euro
R1250RT, Ducati Multistrada 1260 5680 euro
passenger supplement +1950 euro single room supplement +575 euro

 

minimum number of participants: 10 people
maximum number of participants:
14 people

 

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