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Motorcycle Tour of Tuscany

Central Essentials

24 September - 2 October 2022

This motorcycle tour covers the heart of Italy. It does not only cover Tuscany, but also the best of the central Italian locations and ties them together with some incredible riding. The best scenery, the best roads, the best sites, incredible food and wines. We ride the "you can't miss" roads of Tuscany, Umbria, Marche and Lazio. We stay in the historic towns of Orvieto, Siena and Cortona always for 2 nights, making it a very relaxed tour, but one that will arouse all of your senses. The best tour to start your love affair with Italy. Once you do this tour you'll be hooked. Nothing will ever quite match the riding, the scenery, the history, the food and wine like this tour.


On day 1 we shall ride out of Rome on a Sunday morning and ride to the volcanic lakes of Bracciano and Vico, visit the amphitheatre of Sutri and visit the dying village of Civita di Bagnoregio before reaching Orvieto as our first double night stopover in the historic centre right by the Duomo (cathedral), a real masterpiece!

Day 2 will see us ride to Assisi and back over Monte Peglia. Once we have visited the basilica of Saint Francis, we shall head to Montefalco and then back to Orvieto via Todi. 

We transfer to Siena on day 3, finally reaching Tuscany as soon as we pass the third volcanic lake north of Rome, lake Bolsena. We also manage stops in Pitigliano, Radicofano and Pienza before reaching Siena across the barren hills of the Crete Senesi. 

Day 4 offers a good opportunity to take some time off riding and visiting the splendid city of Siena and its monuments and treasures. For those who want to ride out of Siena you are spoilt for choice. We suggest a route to the south and west covering Montalcino, San Galgano and San Gimignano. Some truly amazing riding and the classic Tuscan rolling hills. 

On day 5 we ride Chianti as far as Florence and view it from Piazzale Michelangelo. We then ride south again into Chianti and reach our overnight stop in Cortona. 

Another opportunity to relax "Under the Tuscan Sun" in this interesting small Tuscan town on day 6. A loop ride will be available over two of the most amazing roads in central Italy on the way to Valentino Rossi's birth place, Urbino. These two roads are known as Bocca Serriola and Bocca Trabaria, and make up the Italian Nurnburg Ring. 

Day 7 has arrived and we must make our way back to Rome. But the fun isn't entirely over at least until we don't reach Narni and Calcata about 40km from our hotel. Before then we ride the SS71 and the SS205 to Amelia along the Tiber valley. Great roads to end one of the best weeks riding in Central Italy.


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Day 0: arrive in Rome, briefing and pick up bikes
Day 1: Rome - Orvieto
Day 2: Orvieto - Assisi - Orvieto

Day 3: Orvieto - Siena
Day 4: Loop ride out of Siena
Day 5: Siena - Firenze - Cortona
Day 6: Cortona - Urbino - Cortona
Day 7: Cortona - Rome
Day 8: depart for your next destination

total km 1650 average per day 200/225km



Prices for one rider, riding solo, sharing a double with another rider:

motorcycle euro
BMW F750GS 2730
Ducati Scrambler 800
Ducati Multistrada 950
Ducati Multistrada 1260
Alfa Spider
own bike 1895
single room +380
passenger sharing double +1485


Pricing example: 

a couple riding two up on a BMW R1250GS sharing a double room: 
2945 euro + 1485 euro = 4430 euro

a solo rider riding a BMW F750GS in a single room: 
2730 euro + 380 euro = 3110 euro

a solo rider coming with their own bike in a single room: 1895 euro + 380 euro = 2275 euro



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


closing date: 60 days prior to tour commencement

If minimum number of participants isn't reached the tour can be cancelled or run with different format.

Booking fee 10% of total to be paid on reserving a place on the tour.


what is included:

1) motorcycle rental of a touring prepared bike with side cases, top case, tank bag, locks and alarm, and tubeless puncture repair kit.

2) 8 nights accommodation in 3 or 4 star family run hotels with breakfast and safe parking for the bikes, especially selected for being located in the historical centre of each town: 2 nights Orvieto, 2 nights in Siena, 2 nights in Cortona, 2 nights in Rome

3) welcome and farewell dinners in Rome

4) Francesco (owner of CIMT) will be your motorcycle guide always on a motorcycle. He will be there as a point of reference and to facilitate things during your trip. You can ride following him or decide to seek your own way. You will always be able to reach him on his mobile phone in case of need or get advice during riding breaks. Think of him as your local source of information and a fellow traveller.

5) support van with second guide to carry your luggage from hotel to hotel, provide necessary assistance during the tour with tools and spares, and carry any purchases you have made along your way. It also has two extra seats for passengers who wish to take a rest from the pillion seat.

6) maps and road book of the tour


what is NOT included:

1) fuel for your motorcycle
2) motorway tolls and ferries
3) entrance to museums or other sites
4) gratuities and tips
5) all lunches and dinners except for welcome and farewell dinner
6) beverages with your dinner
7) airport transfers (we will give you all options - including a chauffer driven car if you wish)
8) flights to and from Rome



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