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!
A ride through six Italian regions to celebrate the glorious Italian motors, 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 26th of May to the 6th of June 2021 to coincide with the Mugello MotoGP (to be confirmed)
from the 4th to the 15th of September 2021 to coincide with the Misano (San Marino & Rivieria di Rimini) MotoGP (to be confirmed)
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 place||Duration||Riding days||Hotels||Included meals|
|Rest day||Total distance||Min-max /day||Tour /day||Route grading|
5 in June
|6 – 8 hours||moderate|
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|Tuscany||Marche||Umbria||Latium||Rep. of San Marino||MotoGP|
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.
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