All our Free Rider 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.
Poetry, landscapes, history, food … and a profusion of corners !
A tour in Tuscany is a must-do experience for your eyes, your spirit, and your palate!
Imagine the pleasure you will feel on your bike, up and down, left and right, riding on the twisting roads that cross of the famous Tuscan hills ! A land of history with beautiful sceneries of castles and fortresses, huge farms, green hills, vineyards, and cypress trees … every corner of Tuscany is a postcard picture.
Tuscany 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.
All this on a motorbike ! What else?
Only available self-guided or as a private guided tour, where you choose your own dates as well as the levels of hotels and number of meals included. Ask us for a quote!
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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!
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