The central tribune of Mugello on our motorcycle tour of Italy with a MotoGP

Italy and MotoGP

Map of our motorcycle tour in Italy including a MotoGP
Motorcycle tour Italy and MotoGP

Alternatively, this can be run as a private guided 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!

Six Italian regions and obviously ... a motoGP !!

 
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)
  • from the 29th of May to the 9th of June 2019 to coincide with the Mugello MotoGP

  • from the 7th to the 18th of September 2019 to coincide with the Misano (San Marino & Rivieria di Rimini) 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 scenery dotted with medieval villages and castles and Apennine passes. Plus an enthusiastic visit of the Ferrari and Ducati realms near Bologna, a lunch in Valentino’s bar and the opportunity to attend thrilling international motorbike races. These are the major features of this exhilarating tour for the passionate of motoring. 

 

Start / end placeDurationRiding daysHotelsIncluded meals
Rome12 days
11 nights
10

4 stars
8 hotels

11 breakfasts
5 lunches
6 dinners
Rest dayTotal distanceMin-max /dayTour /dayRoute grading

5 in June
9 in September

1750 km
1090 mi.
140-260 km
90-165 mi.
6 – 8 hoursmoderate

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Dedicated to lovers of powerful engines with red bodyworks 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, …

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,  Ducati and Morbidelli and 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 a motoGP on the rest day: Mugello in June or Misano in September.

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 that we’ll tackle from various angulations.

The Apennines cross Italy lengthwise. Not as high as the Alps, though the highest peak with almost 3,000 m high is snow-capped the whole year long, they offer infinite thrilling routes and bewitching sceneries.

Umbria , the land of St Francis and St Claire, exudes spirituality and is still an ideal environment for seekers of tranquility and meditative moods. This ambience extends eastward into the Marche, mingling also 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 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 we’ll focus mainly on motors. A land of great motorcycling pedigree, it 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.

Tour program details

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 things, 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 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 countryside Val d’Orcia (Unesco world heritage) and its delightful villages and reach one of the most enchanting ever, the wine capital Montepulciano, for our night stop-over. We have lunch in a typical Tuscan trattoria whereas you can choose your own restaurant for dinner.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Val d’Orcia; included meals: B, L.

Day 3: 160 km
An absolute wow day! Today’s tour is entirely set in the amazing rolling valleys of Tuscany. Val d’Orcia first where an enchanting route amid hills and vineyards offers lots of most interesting places to see such as the amazing city of Siena where we’ll make a long stop during lunch time in order to let you visit its magnificent cathedral and renaissance palaces. The day concludes in the most sumptuous and romantic of all Italian cities: Florence. Time is a relative concept here, where every nook and byway takes you back to the court of the Medici with the Italian Renaissance in its glorious pomp.
Overnight in 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 as well the qualifications on Saturday and the races on Sunday.

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 centenarian 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 qualifications day of the Mugello grand prix, those who want to can attend this fantastic event on the track.

  • It is also possible to have a rest day in Florence for visits and shopping.

Overnight in 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, day off in Florence for visits and shopping.

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

Day 6: 200 km
Three further Unesco World Heritage sites are on our program today. 
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 via the Apennine mountains, treating ourselves to lots of great bends amid verdant 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 in 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.

  • In alternative, 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 in 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 centenarian forests: a monastery where Saint Francis has spent many years of his life and an 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 in 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
I
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 via the Apennine mountains, treating ourselves to lots of great bends amid verdant 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 in 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.

  • As today is the official qualifications day of the Misano grand prix, those who want to can attend this fantastic event on the track.

  • Alternatively, a 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 in 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, a 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 in 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 a route sprinkled with architectural jewels. We cross the Marche, where we’ll visit the fine town of Urbino (Unesco world heritage site) before entering Umbria where we’ll stop in 3 beautiful and unique places: Assisi, Gubbio and our final destination Spoleto. In a word, a feast for the eyes 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 in 4-star hotel in Spoleto; included meals: B, L.

Day 11: 200 km
More of magnificent Umbrian sites are ours to see during our last day in the saddle. We return to Latium and the capital city. For one last UNESCO World Heritage treat, we visit the beautiful renaissance Villa d’Este before w
inding our way back to the hotel in Rome where our odyssey began and taking the hire bikes back. A lavish lunch in the capital provides a fitting end to our adventure together.
Overnight in 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 of opportunities to continue your trip that we can help you planning!
Included meals: B.

Price per person for this 12-day and 11-night tour: 

FROM 2,898.00 Euro  with your own motorcycle
FROM 3,248.00 Euro  with a rental BMW G310GS or F650GS

Prices for minimum 3 motorcycles signed up by departure time. Yet we guarantee all departures, even for one person only.

All our Top Class tours are limited editions for a maximum of 6 bikes to guarantee a major pleasure in riding as well as the safety of the group. An Italian Tour Leader (who speaks English and French) will accompany you all along this TOP CLASS journey, thus granting you the carefreeness of a real holiday. Specifically, the personnel traveling with the group is:  

  • with even just 1 bike: tour leader on his own motorcycle who leads up the way 
  • with min. 5 bikes: luggage van 
  • with min. 7 bikes up to max.12: a second steward on his own motorcycle who brings up the rear

The price includes:

  • registration fees, branded tee-shirt, pictures and videos of the tour
  • basic assistance, medical and luggage insurance that covers both rider and passenger
  • typical Italian welcome aperitif
  • luggage van, with possibility to carry up to 2 passengers, with minimum 5 bikes

  furthermore:

  • 11 nights en-suite accommodation in classy 4-star hotels or prestigious locations picked up for their charms and position, with fantastic buffet breakfasts
  • 6 delicious dinners the which menu is specifically chosen to guide you through a voyage into the the authentic Italian cuisine, in hotel or external restaurant at walking distance
  • 5 super lunches in typical restaurants or trattoria renowned for their local specialties

The price does not include:

  • motorcycle operation costs
  • lunches and dinners unless specifically mentioned and drinks at meals but water
  • extras in hotels
  • entrance tickets in monuments/museums/natural sites, etc – all visits are always optional
  • transfer to the first hotel upon arrival and from the last hotel when departing – offer 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 


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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