Motorcycle Tour of Tuscany and Cinque Terre
and Cinque Terre
Dates: 1 - 12 May 2021 / 17 - 29 September 2021
This is a
11 day Motorcycle Tour of Tuscany and Cinque Terre. It starts and ends in
Rome and designs a loop to the Cinque Terre and back to Rome covering
all of the nice roads and Tuscan gems. We also spend some time in
Marche and Umbria, two other fascinating regions of Central Italy.
4 double night stopovers so this allows ample space to discover the
historical towns we stay in. Our support vehicle will follow the
route so the bikes will be free of luggage for maximum enjoyment.
We start by heading
to the amazing town of Orvieto. We stay the night in a hotel right by the cathedral and
enjoy stroll down the main street for shopping and our evening meal.
We then head north to Cortona (Under the Tuscan Sun), and visit the
famous towns of Assisi and Gubbio on the way. Out of Cortona we take
a loop into Marche and ride two amazing roads on the way to Urbino.
Our route then heads north into the mountains of the Appennino on the
historical pass of the Muraglione and a visit to the Mugello MotoGP
Circuit before reaching Florence for another two night stop. Enjoy a
day in Florence or ride Chianti. Tough one, but it's up to you.
From Florence we head for Lucca and reach the coast of Liguria over
the amazing Apuan Alps and its white marble quarries. Our base for
two nights is in Lerici. From here we take a full day to explore the Cinque Terre. Time to head back south and our route takes us to Pisa
and to San Gimignano before reaching our last double night stopover,
Siena. What a wonderful place Siena is. We have dinner in the main
square where the Palio is run. Another chance to visit an incredible
historical city, or ride to the abandoned Abbey with the sword in
Leaving Siena takes us through the most classic of all Tuscan
sceneries. We ride the Crete Senesi and the Val d'Orcia. We stop in
Pienza and Montalcino before stopping for the night in Bolsena, by
the biggest volcanic lake in Italy, lake Bolsena. It's the last day
and we return to Rome in the early hours of the afternoon to beat
rush hour traffic and get ready for our farewell dinner.
Join us for this
fascinating tour of Central Italy.
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 in the historic centre right by the Duomo
(cathedral), a real masterpiece!
On day 2
we shall ride from Orvieto to Assisi, to Gubbio and then reach the
"Under the Tuscan Sun" Etruscan town of Cortona via the
Trasimeno Lake. It's an amazing day with short twisty rides and
incredible towns to visit like Assisi and Gubbio. Lake Trasimeno is the largest natural lake
in Central Italy and we view it from the spot where the Romans lost a very important
battle to Hannibal the Carthaginian.
ride out of Cortona (day 3) will offer a run to Urbino in the Marche region over
two of the best Central Italian passes, Bocca Serriola and Bocca
Trabaria. On this ride, if you are a MotoGP fan, you'll also have the possibly
to visit Tavullia, Valentino Rossi home
town. It's just down the road from Urbino.
day 4 we continue north passing Arezzo and heading into the
Casentino forests of the Appenino mountain range. We enjoy some great
mountain passes, including the very famous "Muraglione
pass", and reach Florence via the Mugello area. We also have two
nights in Florence. This will give you a chance to take it
easy, potentially taking a day off to visit this magnificent
5, as mentioned, you can take the day off, or enjoy an
incredible ride around the amazing Chianti area. Rolling hills,
vineyards and olive groves, set the scene for some of the best riding
in Italy. We'll be back early, so that even the riders will have time
to enjoy some time in Florence. Dinner will be in the heart of
Florence right by the Uffizi gallery.
we head for the Cinque Terre. Along the way we shall visit Vinci,
Leonardo da Vinci's birthplace, and Lucca, the perfect Tuscan town.
After viewing the Devil's bridge just north of Lucca, we cross an amazing pass
Apuan Alps and witness where the White Marble of Carrara is still extracted. We reach the town of Lerici for the evening for another
double night stop. We'll be just across the bay from the Cinque Terre.
and we run the loop ride of the Cinque Terre. Anyone wanting to
take the day off the bike can use the small ferries that connect Lerici
to Cinque Terre and view the
coastline from the sea, hopping on and off the ferries in each of the
5 marine villages. The rest of the group will
ride the SS1 Via Aurelia to the top of the Passo del Bracco and then
reach Levanto for lunch. We then follow the Cinque Terre coastal road back to
Lerici admiring and riding this beautiful Liguria coastline.
8 we head back south to the heart of Tuscany, Siena. On the way there we shall stop
in Pisa to check the lean on the tower, and in San Gimignano to see if all
of its 13 medieval towers are still standing. We finish our day in Siena
just outside the ancient city walls. Thsi enables us a leisurely stroll
down to the heart of the city for an amazing evening meal right in the
Campo where twice a year they hold the famous and controversial Palio.
loop ride out of Siena (day 9) we'll explore the hills to the south towards
Maremma, visit the town of Volterra, famous for its alabaster crafts. We
have lunch in Massa Marittima and visit the place
where the myth of King Arthur's sword in the rock may have originated,
You can also take a rest and enjoy Siena. There is plenty to see in
this beautiful town.
10 we leave Siena heading south. Our first area to explore are the
Crete Senesi, a small area south east of Siena where the action of
time and of mankind have moulded the clay hills
and badlands into rolling hills. It's a spectacular
area that inspired many poets, photographers and painters. We also
visit two gems of Tuscany, Pienza, a Renaissance gem, and Montalcino,
the home of the Brunello red wine. We finish our day in Bolsena after
a tour of the Amiata ancient volcano and parts of Maremma stoping in
Saturnia, Pitigliano, Sovana and Sorano.
11 is our last day and we make our way back to Rome around
the Bolsena lake, Tuscania, Tarquinia (Etruscan site) and the Tolfa hills
before reaching our tour hotel well ahead of the rush hour in Rome.
This will give us an easy ride back and enough time to hand back the
bikes, and get ready for the farewell dinner.
Map of Itinerary:
Only for a
small group of riders: min 10 people - max 14 people
|| not included
days motorcycle rental with unlimited km equipped with side and
nights accommodation with breakfast
and farewell dinners in Rome
with your dinners
tour guide on bike at all times
fees to any museums or historical sites
roads (if necessary)
map of Central Italy (1:400.000)
vehicle for luggage
not expressly included
a Double room riding solo
own bike or from other
Ducati Scrambler 800
R1250GS, Multistrada 950S
Ducati Multistrada 1260S
sharing double room
in a single on a BMW F750GS = 4445 euro + 640 euro = 5085 euro
couple riding two-up on BMW R1250GS = 4770 euro + 2400 euro = 7170
look at our calendar on the tour page