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Italy and MotoGP

Five Italian regions and obviously … a MotoGP !!


Tuscany above all, a nice slice of Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and the Republic of San Marino and a hint of Marche and Latium: the roads that have inspired our big champions and the Italian legendary motoring culture… enthralling bucolic sceneries dotted with medieval villages and castles and Apennine passes. Plus an enthusiastic visit of the Ferrari realm in Modena, a drink in Valentino’s bar and the opportunity to attend thrilling motorbike races. These are the major features of this exhilirating tour for the motoring passionate. 

Dedicated to lovers of powerful engines with red bodywork and to motorcycle racing fans, this tour is focused on the roads that have been the playground of Italy’s biggest champions such as Valentino Rossi, Marco Simoncelli, Andrea Dovizioso, Alex de Angelis

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Amongst mountains, gorges and rolling hills, woods, lakes and rivers, vineyards and olive groves, we’ll have 10 days going from one amazing spot to another, including the unique experience of visiting the museums of Ferrari, Simoncelli and Morbidelli, as well as their respective souvenir shops. There will be a meal at Valentino’s own restaurant, with the inevitable visit to his fan club shop on the same premises.

In both editions of the tour, you will have the opportunity to attend an important racing event on the rest day: the Italy MotoGP on the Mugello track in May/June or the San Marino MotoGP on the Misano track in September.

  • Italy and MotoGP motorcycle tour pack

    Start /end place

    Duration

    Riding days

    Hotels

    Included meals

    Rome

    12 days
    11 nights

    10

     3 – 4 stars
    8 hotels

    11 breakfasts
    4 lunches
    7 dinners

    Rest day

    Total distance

    Min-max /day

    Tour /day

    Route grading

    5 in June
    9 in Sept.

    1750 km
    1090 mi.

    140-260 km
    90-165 mi.

    6 – 8 hours

    moderate

    13 Unesco world heritage sites on our itinerary: Assisi, Florence, Modena, Pisa, Pienza, Rome, San Gimignano, San Marino, Siena, Spoleto, Urbino, Val d’Orcia, Villa d’Este (Tivoli)

    Price of this 12-day and 11-night tour:

    • from 2,898.00 Euro per person
    Inclusive of beautiful 4-star accommodation and one super meal per day.
     
  • Italy and MotoGP motorcycle tour program details

    A well-balanced tour between great riding on the enthralling winding Apennine roads and a fascinating touristic itinerary dotted with enchanting places worth the visit… with a juicy cherry on the cake: a special attention for the Italian world of engines and motorcycle racing!

    Day 1: Meeting in Rome (Roma)
    We meet in the afternoon in our hotel in Rome and go together to pick up the rental bikes. We all meet up before dinner for a short but important briefing, the time to explain a few simple rules for organizing and synchronizing everything, thus ensuring that everyone has a safe holiday that is unforgettable for all the right reasons. Then we’ll break the ice and start forging some group spirit over a classic Italian pre-dinner aperitif.
    Overnight in a 4-star hotel in Rome; included meals: D.

    Day 2: 220 km
    We start our tour heading to Tuscany with a beautiful stretch along Lake Bracciano and the visit of a beautiful dying city before arriving in the enchanting wine country of Val d’Orcia (Unesco world heritage) with its delightful villages, of which, the wine capital Montepulciano, for our night stop-over. We have lunch in a typical Tuscan trattoria, in the evening, you will have some free time in this beautiful medieval village.
    Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Val d’Orcia; included meals: B, L.

    Day 3: 160 km
    A wonderful tour in the middle of the beautiful vineyards and medieval villages, symbols of Tuscany, awaits us. Sailing through the green and beautiful lands of the Val d’Orcia (Unesco heritage) we join and visit the world-famous pearl and Unesco heritage site of Siena before reaching, through the spectacular Chianti Valley, the superb Tuscan capital, Florence (Firenze), one of the three most beautiful cities of Italy and of course Unesco heritage site
    Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Florence; included meals: B, L, D.

    From day 4 to 9 there are some differences between the May/June edition scheduled during the Mugello MotoGP and the September edition scheduled during the Misano MotoGP in order to allow those who want to live this fantastic event to attend the qualifications on Saturday as well as the races on Sunday.

    MAY/JUNE EDITION, MUGELLO MOTOGP
    Day 4: 0 – 240 km

    Participants can choose between:

    • 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 century old forests: a monastery where Saint Francis has spent many years of his life and a hermitage, both permeated with a stilling peaceful atmosphere that will fill up your spirit.
    •  Since today is the official qualification day of the Mugello grand prix, those who want to can attend this fantastic event at the track.
    •  It is also possible to have a rest day in Florence for visits and/or shopping.

    Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Florence; included meals: B.

    Day 5: 0 – 80 km
    You choose:

    • Today is the Italy MotoGP race day on the Mugello track and all those who want can go and enjoy this adrenaline filled day
    • Alternatively, a day off in Florence for visits and/or shopping.

    Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Florence; included meals: B.  No main meal is included to leave you completely free on this rest day.

    Day 6: 200 km
    Three further Unesco World Heritage sites are on our program today, and it goes without saying it is within a motorcycle context. First stop today: San Gimignano and its 100 towers, then Pisa with its magnificent Renaissance testimonial. After a comprehensive visit of Piazza dei Miracoli and the famous Leaning Tower, we skip back into the Middle-Ages in another magnificent town: Lucca, where you are free to have dinner where you fancy in a breathtaking scenery.
    Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Lucca; included meals: B, L.

    Day 7: 185 km
    It’s time for a change of scenery, a day dedicated to Italy’s best when it comes to engines. We cross the Apennines through one of the pass most loved by bikers and drop in the region of Emilia-Romagna heading for the Ferrari home town Maranello before gaining Modena (Unesco world heritage). Choice of possible (optional) activities in Maranello among which the visit of the factory and museum or a lap in none other than a Ferrari. After the rumbling of powerful engines some lyrical music for our ears with a visit to the Pavarotti museum. Or how about ravishing our taste buds with a visit to the oldest balsamic vinegar maker in the world? Going out for dinner will be the right opportunity for a stroll in the enchanting historic centre of Modena.
    Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Modena; included meals: B, D.

    Day 8: 260 km
    Straight roads being totally banned from our program – we’re bikers, aren’t we? – we reach the sea resort Cattolica on the Adriatic coast via the Apennine mountains, treating ourselves to a lot of great bends amid green forests. We have chosen our comfortable 3-star hotel for it is soaked with adrenaline, the right place to meet famous (Italian) people in the environment of motorcycle racing. Both lunch and dinner are included today.
    Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Cattolica; included meals: B, L, D.

    Day 9: 20 – 180 km
    You choose:

    • A ride in the footsteps of the lords of Rimini, the Malatesta family, taking in two of their most interesting medieval castles: the fort that imprisoned the Count of Cagliostro (a famous alchemist, born Giuseppe Balsamo, whose story has been dramatized in several adventure movies) and the little fortified town of Gradara, the setting for the classic love story between Paolo and Francesca immortalized in canto 5 of Dante’s Inferno, part of the great poet’s epic Divine Comedy. Great happy ending of the day, the visit of the most interesting motorcycle museum in Italy.
    • Alternatively, day off in Cattolica/Riccione with lots of possible activities: beach, shopping, thermal baths. Or just a short ride to see the Republic of San Marino. This is also the right day for a visit to Tavullia (Valentino Rossi’s home town) and Coriano (where Marco Simoncelli hailed from).

    Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Cattolica; included meals: B, D.

    SEPTEMBER EDITION, MISANO MOTOGP
    Day 4: 0 – 240 km
    You choose:

    • 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 century old forests: a monastery where Saint Francis has spent many years of his life and a hermitage, both permeated with a stilling peaceful atmosphere that will fill up your spirit.
    •  It is also possible to have a rest day in Florence for visits and shopping.

    Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Florence; included meals: B.

    Day 5: 200 km
    Three further Unesco World Heritage sites are on our program today, and it goes without saying it is within a motorcycle context. First stop today: San Gimignano and its 100 towers, then Pisa with its magnificent Renaissance testimonial. After a comprehensive visit of Piazza dei Miracoli and the famous Leaning Tower, we skip back into the Middle-Ages in another magnificent town: Lucca, where you are free to have dinner where you fancy in a breathtaking scenery.
    Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Lucca; included meals: B, L.

    Day 6: 185 km
    It’s time for a change of scenery, a day dedicated to Italy’s best when it comes to engines. We cross the Apennines through one of the pass most loved by bikers and drop in the region of Emilia-Romagna heading for the Ferrari home town Maranello before gaining Modena (Unesco world heritage). Choice of possible (optional) activities in Maranello among which the visit of the factory and museum or a lap in none other than a Ferrari. After the rumbling of powerful engines some lyrical music for our ears with a visit to the Pavarotti museum. Or how about ravishing our taste buds with a visit to the oldest balsamic vinegar maker in the world? Going out for dinner will be the right opportunity for a stroll in the enchanting historic centre of Modena.
    Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Modena; included meals: B, D.

    Day 7: 260 km
    Straight roads being totally banned from our program – we’re bikers, aren’t we? – we reach the sea resort Cattolica on the Adriatic coast via the Apennine mountains, treating ourselves to a lot of great bends amid green forests. We have chosen our comfortable 3-star hotel for it is soaked with adrenaline, the right place to meet famous (Italian) people in the environment of motorcycle racing. Both lunch and dinner are included today.
    Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Cattolica; included meals: B, L, D.

    Day 8: 20 – 180 km
    Participants can choose between:

    •  A ride in the footsteps of the lords of Rimini, the Malatesta family, taking in two of their most interesting medieval castles: the fort that imprisoned the Count of Cagliostro (a famous alchemist, born Giuseppe Balsamo, whose story has been dramatized in several adventure movies) and the little fortified town of Gradara, the setting for the classic love story between Paolo and Francesca immortalized in canto 5 of Dante’s Inferno, part of the great poet’s epic Divine Comedy. Great happy ending of the day, the visit of the most interesting motorcycle museum in Italy.
    • Since today is the official qualifications day of the Misano grand prix, those who want to can attend this fantastic event at the track.
    • Alternatively, day off in Cattolica/Riccione with lots of possible activities: beach, shopping, thermal baths. Or just a short ride to see the Republic of San Marino. This is also the right day for a visit to Tavullia (Valentino Rossi’s home town) and Coriano (where Marco Simoncelli hailed from).

    Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Cattolica; included meals: B, D.

    Day 9: 0 – 20 km
    You choose:

    • Today is the San Marino MotoGP race day on the Misano track and all those who want can go and enjoy this adrenaline filled day
    • Alternatively, day off in Cattolica/Riccione with lots of possible activities: beach, shopping, thermal baths. Or just a short ride to see the Republic of San Marino. This is also the right day for a visit to Tavullia (Valentino Rossi’s home town) and Coriano (where Marco Simoncelli hailed from).

    Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Cattolica; included meals: B. No main meal is included to leave you completely bound-free on this rest day.

    From day 10 the program is again the same for both editions.

    Day 10: 230 km
    We start our way back to Rome along an itinerary full of architectural jewels. We cross the Marche, where we’ll visit the fine town of Urbino (Unesco world heritage site) before entering Umbria where, through perfect motorcycle roads, we’ll discover 3 beautiful and unique places: Assisi, Gubbio and our final destination Spoleto. In a word, a real treat for the whole day! We’ll have a typical Umbran lunch in a nice trattoria on the way while you are free to dine where you fancy in amazing Spoleto.
    Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Spoleto; included meals: B, L.

    Day 11: 200 km
    Another feast for eyes and wheels for our last day of riding. We return to Latium and the capital city. For one last UNESCO World Heritage treat, we visit the beautiful renaissance Villa d’Este before making our way back to the hotel in Rome where our tour began and taking the hire bikes back. A farewell dinner in the capital provides a fitting end to our adventure together.
    Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Rome; included meals: B, D.

    Day 12: Farewells in Rome
    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 more to do and see, we would be more than happy to help you plan an extended trip, with or without a motorcycle!
    Included meals: B.

  • Italy and MotoGP motorcycle tour pricing details

    All our tours are limited editions for a maximum of 12 bike teams.
    We guarantee all departures, even with one person only.

    Services and staff included in the price vary according to the final total number of participants.


    Price in Euro per person for this 12-day, 11-night tour: 

    Rider in shared double/twin room
    (reference price)

    3,220.00

    Pillion in shared double/twin room
    reference price minus 20%

    € 2,576.00

    Rider in single room
    reference price plus 15%

    € 3,703.00

    The above prices refer to a minimum of 3 motorcycles (or bike teams) enrolled by departure time.

    In case only 1 or 2 bikes should have enrolled on a tour, then booking is not binding and participants will autonomously decide whether they confirm their participation against payment of a supplement, or they renounce completely free of charge, in which case all sums already paid are entirely refunded.


    Included staff:

    To ensure the utmost attention to each traveler as well as the safety of the group we proudly offer fully escorted tours only. Specifically, the personnel traveling with the group is:

    • with 1 to 4 bikes:
      • tour leader on his own motorcycle who opens the motorcycle line
    • with 5 to 6 bikes:
      • tour leader on his own motorcycle who opens the motorcycle line
      • luggage van with chauffeur
    • with 7 to 12 bikes:
      • tour leader on his own motorcycle who opens the motorcycle line
      • rearguard steward on his own motorcycle who brings up the rear
      • luggage van with chauffeur
    All our staff speaks English.


    Other services included:

    • registration fee, branded tee-shirt, itineraries, pictures 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
    • typical Italian welcome aperitif
    • 11 nights en-suite accommodation and buffet breakfast in hand-picked, well-rated classy and charming first class hotels (mostly 4 stars)
    • 7 super dinners in hotel or external restaurant at walking distance (drinks excluded)
    • 4 super lunches in typical restaurants (drinks excluded)
    • luggage van (with possibility of transport for 2 passengers) if the final number of participants is 5 bikes or more
    • vouchers of value comprised between 200 € and 400 € to be used to buy additional services (fuel, drinks at meals, entrance tickets, further meals, etc) if the final number of participants is 8 bikes or more


    The price does not include:

    • rental motorcycle – available on request
    • not mentioned lunches and dinners, drinks at meals but water
    • extras in hotels, room upgrade or suite accommodation – available on request
    • fuel, any parking fees while touring, entrance tickets in monuments/natural sites, etc – all visits are always optional
    • transfer to the Rome/Milan hotel upon arrival and from the Rome/Milan hotel when departing – available on request
    • anything not specified as “included”


    ON REQUEST vast choice of motorbikes for hire
    FROM 490.00 Euro + 0.20/km for the whole tour (10 days)

    on a BMW G650GS with top case + 2 side cases, third liability insurance, transfer hotel/rental point when picking up the motorcycle and transfer rental point/hotel after dropping the motorcycle


    ON REQUEST shipment of luggage via express forwarder

    (when luggage van is not supplied)

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    Tuscany Marche Umbria Latium Rep. of San Marino MotoGP

    Two are the guiding themes of this tour: motors, from the most famous brand of dream super cars to powerful racing bikes, and the Apennine mountains as the main location, that we’ll tackle from various angulations.

    The Apennine mountains, the chain that crosses central Italy lengthwise. Not as high as the Alps, though the highest peak (called Gran Sasso, 2.912 m above sea level,  in region Abruzzi, piece de resistance of another of our tours) is often snow-capped the whole year long, they offer infinite thrilling routes and bewitching sceneries.

    The land of St Francis and St Claire, Umbria exudes spirituality and is still an ideal environment for seekers of tranquility and meditative moods. This ambience extends eastward into the Marche, mingling in addition with the joys and typical fragrances of the seaside.
    Both regions are covered with swathes of dense woodland and expanses of vines and olive trees. These are lands of strong flavors. Wines, oils, truffles and charcuterie, all of supreme quality, create extraordinary dishes wreathed in aromas, fragrances and personality that permeate our tour amid the natural beauty of the Apennine mountains.

    We counterpoint all this with visits to delightful medieval towns in Tuscany, gothic-style jewels in Umbria and the Malatesta castles in Marche and Romagna, gliding through historic centers steeped in otherworldly charm. Not forgetting the gorgeous serpentine roads that lead us to the splendid monasteries and hermitages that arose in the heart of these mountains at the start of the Middle Ages.
    With an impressive collection of churches and fine palazzi, Tuscany, Umbria and the Marche also have some high-powered heritage from the Renaissance – for here is where it all began.

    In Emilia-Romagna we’ll focus mainly on motors. A land of great motorcycling pedigree, Romagna is home to the Misano Adriatico track, well known to MotoGP aficionados. No trip to the area would be complete without a “pilgrimage” to its heart, at Coriano, hometown of the late Marco Simoncelli (58 Sic), and Tavullia, where Valentino Rossi (46) hails from.
    Character-wise, this area is a permanent contrast between the rustic hinterland, whose natural, historical, cultural and gourmet delights span the Apennines, the Montefeltro area (with San Leo) and the panoply of Malatesta castles, and the Adriatic Riviera, with well-equipped beaches, tempting nightspots and famous discos. Whatever you like, you can enjoy it here.

    And there is San Marino, a tiny independent enclave within Romagna. San Marino’s history can be traced all the way back to the 3rd century ad, and its proud people have lived it every step of the way. Legend has it that, in ad 257, the stonemason Marino climbed up Monte Titano and founded a small Christian community there, at a time when Roman Emperor Diocletian was persecuting them for their faith.
    The first Republic crystallized around Marino in ad 301, and San Marino’s history had begun.

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