A typical street view from our classic motorcycle tour of Tuscany

Classic Tour Tuscany

Map of our motorcycle tour in Tuscany
Tuscany tour

SELF-GUIDED TOUR
All our Classic tours can be made in self-ride mode. In this case you choose the dates, the hotel category and the meals included, and may add some rest days.

Tuscany: poetry, landscapes, history, food … at their best 

A tour in Tuscany is a must-do experience for your eyes, your spirit, and your palate! Indeed this region will also bewitch you with its rich flavors: wines, olive oils, mushrooms, exquisite meats and cold cuts, not forgetting excellent sea food that combine in extraordinary dishes bursting with tastes, fragrances and personality.
A land of history and gastronomy, with its beautiful scenery of castles and fortresses, huge farms, green hills, vineyards, and cypress trees … every corner of Tuscany is a postcard picture.


ESCORTED TOUR

  • from the 4th to the 11th of June 2019
  • from the 21st to the 28th of September 2019

Alternatively, this can be run as a private tour, in which case you choose your own dates, as well as the levels of hotels and number of meals included. Ask us for a quote!

Start /end placeDurationRiding daysHotels
Florence8 days
7 nights
63 stars
Included mealsTotal distanceMin-max / dayRoute grading

7 breakfasts
1 dinner

1150 km
720 mi.
170-225 km
105-140 mi.

easy

More about the tour

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Tuscany motorcycle tour Florence Siena Chianti

Tuscany

A fairy-tale journey to discover the Middle Ages charm and delights in Tuscany and Umbria, this tours intends to offer a complete overview of Tuscany, including as many various aspects as possible gathered in such a short time: a little of Etruscan and Roman history, medieval burgs, Renaissance fine towns, sea-side, hills, forests … and obviously a vast choice of beautiful, twisty and panoramic roads, up and down on the legendary Tuscan hills with their hundredths of shades, for your maximum fun in the saddle since this is, first of all, a motorcycle tour!

The cradle of the Italian Renaissance, Tuscany has a unique, spectacular appeal. It enshrines thousands of artworks, marvelous villas once owned by the Medici family, perfectly preserved burgs (such as San Gimignano, Volterra, Montalcino and many others) and seemingly impossible constructions like the town of Pitigliano, as well as important remains of bygone ages, specifically the Etruscan and Roman civilizations. All in all, it has a wealth of history and picture-perfect landscapes unrivaled anywhere in the world.

It almost seems that time has stood still in the many medieval villages, ancient jewels that lend this breathtaking region the atmosphere and artistic beauty of a past now remote.
Each old palazzo, cathedral, or church bears the mark of some major artist from the Middle Ages or the Renaissance.
The richness of the artistic heritage gathered in the most important cities, primarily Florence (not forgetting Siena, Pisa, Lucca and many more), but also scattered all over the territory, makes Tuscany an undisputed highlight of the worldwide travel scene. And when it comes to the landscape and the natural environment – whether it’s the Siena Crests, the Val d’Orcia, the Garfagnana area, the Chianti Hills or the Maremma – their spectacular beauty cannot fail to enthrall.
In this area, nature has many faces, starting from the elegant Tuscan seaside up to the unspoiled Apuan Alps. Yet the most characteristic scenery, for us, is a harmonious blend of natural beauty with the enchanting view of some medieval burg, rural chapel, or impressive monastery.

Tour program details

Day 1: meeting in Florence (Firenze)

Individual arrival of all participants in Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world (Unesco world heritage site) for the self-contained visit of which we recommend you to dedicate AT LEAST one complete day before or after the tour.
We all meet up at our hotel in the afternoon. Around 7:30 – 6:00 PM we go and pick up the rental bikes (if any) and have a short but important briefing, the time to explain a few simple rules for organizing and synchronizing things, thus ensuring that everyone has a safe holiday.
A typical Italian welcome aperitif will be the right occasion to get to know each other.

Day 2: 225 km

Amazing roads? Check. Fantastic landscape? Check. Exhilaration guaranteed? You bet. Let’s go!
We leave Florence at 09:00 AM heading for the enchanting woods of the charming northern area of Tuscany called Garfagnana with its beautiful natural park. Visit of the delightful village of Castelnuovo. Then we cross the Apuan Alps to reach our hotel in the area of
Massa Carrara.

Day 3: 170 km

Today is simply packed with enjoyment and variety. We begin by exploring the famous quarries of Carrara marble, the medium of choice for the finest sculptors in history, before sampling the joys of the palate in nearby Colonnata and then heading for the coast. Our first port of call is lovely Lerici, on the edge of the Cinque Terre National Park, where you can clamber up to the castle to admire the view. From there we continue our rambling towards the most renowned Tuscan sea resort Forte dei Marmi before heading for one of the most enchanting, romantic and enthralling fine towns in Tuscany: Lucca (Unesco World Heritage site).

Day 4: 200 km

Today is all about the grandeur of man’s contribution to the landscape. An enchanting riders’ route up and down on the Tuscan hills. First stop: Pisa, with its magnificent Renaissance testimonies. After an accurate visit of the world famous Piazza dei Miracoli (Unesco World Heritage site) with the impressive Duomo (cathedral), Baptistery and Leaning Tower, we skip back into the Middle-Ages in the enthralling little town of Massa Marittima where we’ll spend the night.

Day 5: 210 km

Here comes another enthralling day with amazing scenery and superb roads to motor along. Our first stop will be the impressive roofless remains of San Galgano Abbey and nearby Montesiepi hermitage with the sword in the stone. We wind our way around Mount Amiata southward bound for the incredible little cliff top town of Pitigliano, a living mediaeval relic that will be our home for the night.

Day 6: 200 km

We visit two of Tuscany’s finest towns – the world-famous wine centre of Montepulciano and the beautiful renaissance gem that is Pienza (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The gorgeous Val d’Orcia (another UNESCO A-lister) with its rolling vine-clad hills festooned with cypresses is simply picture-perfect. To round off the day in style, we hang up our helmets in the fine UNESCO city of Siena where you cannot miss to visit the extraordinary cathedral and the famous square of the Palio horse race.

Day 7: 220 km

The final day of the tour, like all the others, is bursting with great art and roads to savour.
This superb ride brings us to the implausibly lovely walled town of Monteriggioni and the historical charms of Volterra – a delectable mediaeval town, former Etruscan capital and, even before that, a Roman settlement. The archaeological remains are well worth a visit.
We’ll then cross the amazing Elsa valley, an enchanting route on the famous rolling hills of Tuscany that brings us first in the marvelous medieval San Gimignano (Unesco world heritage site) also called the town with 100 towers. After a last but not least great ride, in the late afternoon we’ll be back in Florence where we drop off the rental bikes before gaining our hotel, the same as the first night. A lavish farewell dinner is the perfect conclusion for this great adventure together.

Day 8: Farewell in Florence

We say our goodbyes after breakfast, leaving you free to explore further the magic of Florence on your own. We are at your complete disposal to give you all indications ad tips to enjoy your visit at best and help you planning your remaining days in Italy!


NB: The green parts apply to guided tours only!

Price per person for this 8-day and 7-night tour:

FROM 1,240.00 Euro   with your own motorcycle
FROM 1,540.00 Euro   with a rental BMW G310GS/R

Minimum number of participants to confirm the group tour: 5 people
All our guided tours are limited editions for a maximum of 12 motorcycles

The price includes:

  • registration fees, branded tee-shirt, pictures and videos of the tour
  • basic assistance, medical and luggage insurance for riders and pillions
  • Italian tour leader on his own motorcycle
  • transfer hotel/rental point/hotel for those who need to rent a bike
  • luggage van with a minimum of 10 participants

furthermore:

  • 7 nights en-suite accommodation in standard room with breakfast, in hand-picked charming hotels and agriturismi of medium-high category (3 stars)
  • 1 super farewell dinner

The price does not include:

  • motorcycle operation costs
  • all not specifically mentioned meals and drinks at meals but water
  • extras and tourist tax in hotels
  • entrance tickets in monuments/natural sites, etc – all visits are optional
  • transfer to the first hotel upon arrival and from the last hotel when departing – available on request
  • anything not specified in “The price includes”

ON REQUEST vast choice of motorbikes for hire of brands Ducati, BMW, Harley Davidson, Moto Guzzi, etc … with top case + 2 side cases

ON REQUEST shipment of luggage via express forwarder 

Price per person for this 8-day and 7-night tour:

FROM     800.00 Euro   with your own motorcycle
FROM 1,100.00 Euro   with a rental BMW G310GS/R

The price includes:

  • registration fees, branded tee-shirt
  • basic assistance, medical and luggage insurance that covers both rider and passenger
  • daily itineraries from hotel to hotel packed with exhilarating bikers’ roads and  spectacular / interesting places to see. They come in Sygic format (navigation system that works on any smart phone without Internet connection) or in GPS format·     

furthermore:

  • 7 nights en-suite accommodation in standard room with breakfast, in hotels/agriturismi/B&Bs of the chosen category (always hand-picked, charming and with top amenities for their category) 

The price does not include:

  • motorcycle rental, if needed – offer on request
  • entrance tickets in monuments/museums/natural sites, etc – all visits are always optional
  • all main meals – half-board on request
  • transfers – offer on request
  • motorcycle operation costs, extras in hotels, all personal expenses
  • anything not specified in “The price includes”

 

ON REQUEST vast choice of motorbikes for hire of brands Ducati, BMW, Harley Davidson, Moto Guzzi, etc … with top case + 2 side cases

ON REQUEST shipment of luggage via express forwarder 


Technical direction: Lab Travel Srl – Corso di Santarosa, 19 – 12100 CUNEO – I

VAT code IT03795120108 – licensed under Decree No. 21 of 26 July 2004 in Cuneo

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