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Classic Tuscany 7 days

for dates look at our calendar on the tour page

This is a 7 day Motorcycle Tour of Tuscany and Central Italy. Join us for a simple but amazing tour of the Classic Tuscan Countryside. In 7 riding days you will explore the finest and most classic off-the-beaten path motorcycle roads of the Central Part of Tuscany, Umbria and Marche. 

It's a very simple tour. Three nights in Siena, two nights in Cortona and one night in Orvieto. We visit sites such as Pienza, Montalcino, San Gimignano, the Chianti Classico area, Gubbio, Assisi and Orvieto. All connected with the nicest curviest motorcycle roads available in the area, which are practically everywhere. 

One of our guests defined the riding here as an ongoing "Tail of the Dragon" : ))!
   

Only for a small group of riders: min 10 people - max 14 people 

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Day by day

Day 1: We ride out of Rome on a Sunday morning when the traffic is quiet and Romans are still sleeping or drinking cappuccino at home. We head north and ride along the northern Lazio volcanic lakes of Vico and Bolsena before entering Tuscany. Our lunch stop will be in Radicofani, a small village perched on a hill dominated by a tower that can be seen from most places in southern Tuscany. From Radicofani we enter the amazing Val d'Orcia, the valley carved by the Orcia river, painted and photographed by so many famous artists. We stop to admire the small towns of Pienza and Montalcino, and pay homage to the mystic Abbey of Sant'Antimo, inhabited by 5 monks who only pray in Gregorian chants. Our final destination is a hotel within walking distance of the historical piazza of Siena, il Campo. We have dinner on this square, where twice a year the famous and controversial horse race known as Palio di Siena is held. Amazing atmosphere and great food. 

crete senesi strada

Day 2: The loop ride out of Siena takes us to another fascinating Abbey, the Abbey of San Galgano and its sword in the rock. The riding is amazing and traffic absent. We run through the Mettallifere hills and its forests back to Volterra, probably our lunch stop, before visiting San Gimignano for coffee and gelato. If we have time on the way back to Siena, we take a short stop in Monteriggioni, the fortress built by Siena to defend itself from Florence. A fortress without a moat, but armed with the lethal carbonaie, ditches filled with coal that was set alight in the event of an attack. 

san gimignano filari vigna

Day 3: A full free day in Siena. You can visit the town or do some more riding around Tuscany. Ride to Pisa and Lucca, or reach Florence for a full day there. If you wish you can ride with the guide or on your own. 

Day 4: Cortona is not at all far from Siena, but why take the direct route if we can explore some amazing areas such as Chianti and Crete Senesi? We take one of the most beautiful roads in Italy, the SR222, in direction Florence, visit Castellina, Greve and Gaiole in Chianti before we visit the Brolio castle on the southern boundary of Chianti. From here the scenery changes rapidly into the Crete Senesi. The landscape in just a few miles changes from vineyards and forests to barren yet soft rolling hills, fluorescent green in May and golden brown in fall. Finally, we reach Val di Chiana and our next two nights in Cortona. 

Day 5: We head east towards Marche reaching the town of Urbino along two very famous central Italian roads, Bocca Serriola and Bocca Trabaria. It is possible to reach Tavullia, home town of Valentino Rossi, if you are a fan of Moto GP. 

Day 6: We transfer to Orvieto via the shores of Lake Trasimeno with a short stop to view the battlefield where Hannibal beat the Romans in an epic battle in 217bC. After this we cut across the mountains reaching Sansepolcro and then heading for Gubbio and Assisi, two immensely famous Umbrian historical towns.  

lago trasimento tramonto

Day 7: Time to return to Rome along the Tiber valley. From Orvieto we reach Civita di Bagnoregio, known as the dying village, because of its fragile status. It's built on soft tufa stone which is slowly eroding away. The setting is really amazing and a good spot for coffee. From here we aim for Lake Vico and return to Rome via Lake Bracciano and the Via Aurelia SS1. It's a Saturday so traffic won't be too busy when we return to Rome. This will make for an easy ride into town to drop off the bikes and get ready for our arrivederci dinner. 

civita bagnoregio panorama

  

included:

not included

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

fuel for bike

8 nights accommodation (2 in Rome, 3 in Siena and 2 in Cortona, 1 Orvieto)

dinners, lunches and snacks

welcome and farewell dinners in Rome

beverages apart from water with your dinners

1 tour guide on bike at all times

entrance fees to any museums or historical sites

1 tour handbook

toll roads (if necessary)

1 map of Central Italy (1:400.000)

anything not expressly included
support vehicle for luggage

 

Bike Sharing a Double room riding solo
F700GS, V7, Bonneville, Ducati Scrambler    2605 euro
F800GS, F800GT    2680 euro
R1200GS, R1200RS, R1200R, Africa Twin, Multistrada 950    2765 euro
R1200RT, R1200GSA, S1000XR, Ducati Multistrada 1200    2795 euro
Honda Goldwing GL1800    2905 euro
   
single room supplement    +295 euro
passenger sharing double room    +1435 euro

  

for dates look at our calendar on the tour page