9 vacation days, 7 riding days
9 vacation days/7 riding days – Tuscany is a dream holiday destination for all tourists; a prestigious location that boasts a splendid mixture of awesome landscapes and unrivalled artistic heritage. This fabulous territory encompasses all the beauties of Italian Fine Arts and Southern Europe’s panorama. It displays the Mediterranean sun-infused with a mountainous backdrop, imposing magnificent cities of Florence and Sienna, and the discreet fascination of smaller medieval towns, citadels, and hamlets.
Tuscany is also famous for being one of the leading locations in the world to ride a motorbike: the landscape changes from kilometre to kilometre and in a short drive, you will reach hills and valleys, seaside and mountains.
We offer a unique opportunity to explore this mythical territory in the saddle of a motorbike and venture out on roads less-travelled to discover true Tuscany – a one-of-a-kind experience that you’ll never forget.
We start and end of the tour in Florence, the world capital of Fine Arts, with its magnificent monuments, churches, and palaces. The entire city is an open-air museum and therefore suggest considering Florence as a possible extension of your journey.
This extraordinary tour sees you travelling along mixed tarmac and dirt roads, to discover the evocative beauties of Tuscany, one of the most beautiful regions in Italy and richest sites declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
You will gain the opportunity to admire the incredible cultural and artistic heritage of this region and come to know the beautiful landscapes and scenery that compose the nature of this land. You will also relish in the wide array of delicious Tuscan cuisine. You will become familiar with parts of Umbria, another magnificent Italian region as you meander down lesser-explored routes surrounded by nature.
Nearest Airports: Florence Peretola/Pisa International Airport
Overall Distance and Route:
A total distance of ± 1400 km;
Average km per day: 200km,
50-70% dirt roads.
This can vary depending on the weather conditions and the route taken.
Characteristic hotels and farmhouses
Minimum Number of Participants: 8
Tour Grading: Moderate with off-road sections
upcoming tour dates
Join one of our upcoming scheduled tours or depart any day with a minimum of 2 people.
- Jul 7, 2019
- HAMA tour leader
- 2 Italian guides/mechanics on motorbikes
- Support van.The van carries a tool-kit for small repairs. *
- Driving instructors of the FMI (Italian Motorcycling Federation)
- All overnight stays in a double room, 3–4-star hotel or farmhouse (amazing areas, with excellent Italian dinners), single rooms available on request at a surcharge
- All breakfasts and dinners during the ride
- Picnic lunches during the tour
- Entrance fees to sites and monuments
- Departure/arrival assistance with shuttle transport to and from airport to hotels
- Official team T-Shirt, map, and guide of Tuscany
- Fuel for motorcycles and support vehicles
- Motorbike rental including insurance and hard bags – BMW F750GS or upgrade to a F850GS (optional, or you can bring your own bike)
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
You’ll be able to leave your luggage in the van, as well as any souvenirs you pick up along the way.
The van also has a couple of seats that passengers may use if they feel they need a little rest from the bikes
- Gratuities and tips
- Flights to and from Florence
- Any services not mentioned as included and all items of personal nature
- Travel insurance
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN FLORENCE
“Welcome to Florence!”
A late morning arrival is recommended.
You will be transferred to your hotel from the airport and given time to put your luggage in your room and have a refreshing shower. We’ll then convene in the bar of the hotel for a “meet and greet” with your tour colleagues… and your motorcycle!
You’ll receive a general briefing about the tour and we’ll gladly answer any your questions. On the first afternoon we’ll guide you through a short tour of the city.
Finally, we’ll all have a “welcome drink”, and learn more about what to expect from the exciting week ahead. You’ll receive a travel pack consisting of a detailed road book and documents for the bikes. The meeting will serve as a good opportunity to get to know each other before starting the motorcycle tour
DAY 2: FLORENCE & THE CHIANTI HILLS
We’ll kick off the tour by exploring the Mugello Hills, touching on the ancient villages of Borgo San Lorenzo, Scarperia, Vicchio, and Firenzuola. We will cross many famous passes of the Apennine Mountains, a estination for many motorcyclists. In the afternoon we’ll arrive in the Chianti Hills area, one of the most beautiful in Tuscany, where some of the best wines in Italy are produced.
DAY 3: CHIANTI – SIENA
Day 3 sees you on an extraordinary route through Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti Volpaia, Castello di Brolio and San Gusmè. There are charming villages and ancient abbeys to be seen here,
surrounded by an extraordinary nature. We’ll then head to Siena, one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany, where the famous Palio, (the ancient horse race in the central square of the city) takes place
DAY 4: SIENA – CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO
We continue our magnificent tour through the medieval villages and towns of Aretino, Gargonza, Arezzo, Castiglion Fiorentino and Cortona, until you reach the scenic Lake Trasimeno. Arrival near Castiglione del Lago.
DAY 5: CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO – ORVIETO
The emotions continue! Today we will drive magnificent routes to discover the villages of Montepulciano, Pienza, Cetona, Monte Cetona, San Casciano dei Bagni, and Radicofani. We will have the opportunity to visit the Sulphur Springs and the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve. We’ll end the day by reaching the Umbria region where we’ll stay overnight.
DAY 6: ORVIETO – ARCIDOSSO
We travel in the direction of the beautiful Lake Bolsena on Day 6, to reach the incredible villages, perched in the mountains of Sorano and Sovana, until we reach Saturnia for a swim in the beautiful waterfalls. We then continue our mixed asphalt route via dirt roads on the edges of the villages of Semproniano, Roccalbegna, and Santa Fiora, until you reach Arcidosso.
DAY 7: ARCIDOSSO – ASCIANO
Another incredible day awaits you! Day 7 leads us to the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, and then to one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Montalcino, where we will have the opportunity to visit one of the most famous wineries, the Cantina Frescobaldi. We then move in the direction of Murlo, Buonconvento, Abbazia Monte Oliveto, Chiusure and end the day near Asciano.
DAY 8: ASCIANO – FLORENCE
Our tour ends in a glorious fashion, as we travel through magnificent routes and beautiful scenery, viewing More di Cuna, Radi, Brenna, Chiusdino, Massa Marittima, the incredible Volterra, and the amazing medieval village of San Gimignano, (the country from 16 towers, also UNESCO heritage site).
We conclude the tour by arriving back in Florence.
DAY 9: DEPARTURE
You will have time to make any last purchases you’d like and see some more of Florence. You’ll then be transferred the airport in time for your departure.
- Per rider: 3,800.00 EUR
- Per pillion: 2,820.00 EUR
- Own bike: 2,960.00 EUR
- Single sup: 280.00 EUR
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