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Italy Tuscan Tour 8 day Motorcycle Tour

Tuscany Emilia-Romagna and Umbria, Italy
Bed Breakfast and Dinner at 4 star Hotel in Florence

Located on the outskirts of Florence to ensure ease of access to the surrounding countryside. Full details being prepared

On this guided motorcycle tour you will ride some of the best motorcycle routes in Tuscany Emilia-Romagna and Umbria

Hotel Villa Gabriele D'Annunzio Firenze Piazza Anfiteatro Lucca Duomo and leaning tower at Pisa Italy Republic of San Marino Lago di Montedoglio Italy

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This tour is based at a 4 star hotel on the outskirts of Florence from where we shall take a different circuit each day. These daily circuits will take us to the west to Lucca and Pisa, North to Bologna, East to San Marino and South towards Perugia. At the end of the tour riders will have traversed some of the most technically challenging roads in Tuscany, Umbria, Marche and ventured into Lazio and Emilia-Romagna regions of Italy.

Those with non biking partners will be pleased to note that as we return to the same hotel each night so that there partners can make their own plans to visit the sights and attractions in the area. There is an abundance of things to do and see in Florence and of course they can take bus trips to some of the places that we shall visit by bike. Non biking and biking members shall regroup in the evening for dinner at the hotel.

Transport to and from airports in Florence, Perugia and Pisa are included in the cost. Those arriving at airports further afield such as Rome will be given guidance on how to make the onward journey to Florence and we shall arrange to collect you on arrival in the city to be taken to the hotel.

This is an 8 day tour with 7 nights accommodation and 6 days riding. You arrive day 1, ride days 2 to 7 inclusive and depart day 8. As most will have traveled long distances we accept that they might not want to ride that day. However, bikes will be available on the 1st and 8th day of this tour for those who want to take a short run around the area.

Look at this itinerary and discover some of the most interesting motorcycle routes in italy

Florence Sightseeing

With clients arriving at different times of day this will be a non riding day. Most will want to visit the tourist attractions of Florence and city sightseeing is best done on foot.

Florence waterfront at sunsetFlorence is a facinating and busteling city. Each person will have differing interests whether that be visiting places of worship, museums, markets and shops or just wanting to absorbe the architecture Florence will have something that shall appeal to each and everyone.

The hotel is located to about two miles from central Florence which makes it ideal to escape by bike into the surrounding Tuscan countryside. There is a bus stop at the door and the journey into town can take about 20 minutes at the busier times. Those interested in walking can reach the historic centre in under an hour and for a more scenic walk you can stick to parkland and the riverside which adds about a further 15 minutes to the journey.

Popular tourist attractions in Florence include; The Historic Centre with it's Piazzas (Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza del Duomo etc.) famous statues (Statue of David, Perseus Statue etc.) and art galleries such as the Uffizi, places of learning (Galleria dell'Accademia, Bargello Museum) beautiful churches (The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore) and an abundance of lovely buildings such as the Cupola del Brunelleschi. So, there will be no shortage of things to do and see. Some of the highlighs are marked on the map.

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Florence, Pistoia, Lucca, Castelfranco di Sotto (146 miles)

We depart Florence heading north west skirting along the lower mountain roads to arrive at the medieval town of Pistoia where we take our first break of the day.

The tree lined avenue Viale Carlo del Prete in Lucca Italy

As we depart Pistoia we head north climbing up the mountain roads as they twist and turn and pass through many villages before turning to the south west and making our way to our lunch time stop at Lucca. These roads can be technicall challenging at times but are great fun.

Lucca is another ancient city. It was founded by the Etruscans around 180BC. Lucca's walls and Piazza Anfiteatro are among the city's many attractions.

We depart Lucca heading south and into mountainous roads to give riders another spate of multiple hairpin bends and technical curves then we deviate to the east to Castelfranco di Sotto, another ancient medieval village, where we take or refreshment break of the day.

The final leg of the journey brings largely follows the course of the Arno river to take us back to our hotel in Florence. This journey will involve about 6 hours in the saddle.

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Florence, Rocca San Casiano, San Marino, Pieve Santo Stefano (210 miles)

This trip takes us from Florence up into the Apennine Mountains and through another national park, Parc Nazionale della Foreste Casentinesi beyond which we reach the village of Rocca San Casiano. The village is host to a Pagan festival "Festa dei Falò" around late April each year where two competing teams light huge bonfires on each side of the river bank. The festival end in a fireworks display and street party. Click here to learn more

View of Monte TitanoAfter our morning break we continue our journey to the world’s oldest constitutional democracy; the Republic of San Marino. Try to ignore the abundance of tacky souvenir shops and businesses selling counterfeit goods and experience the wonderful views especially from the battlements. It makes a convenient lunch break stop.

After lunch we make our way back to Florence via Pieve Santo Stefano a small village whose main claim to fame was that the Virgin Mary appeared to a Shepherd her in the 14th century. I wonder how he knew it was her? Anyway the road there is great and it makes a convenient stop for out afternoon refreshment.

The relatively traffic free road west to Bibbiena is another filled with twists and turns but from there we pick up a more major road to continue our journey back to the hotel

Although one of our longest day trips the time in the saddle will be about 7 hours.

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Florence, Castel del Rio, Bologna, Parco del Laghi Suviaia (174 miles)

Heading north from Florence we first pass through Borgo San Lorenzo where we make a brief stop before continuing to Castel del Rio. The 16th century castle with a WWII plan parked to the side is of course interesting but it is the road through the mountains we take to get there that is very scenic with some great bends along the route that we want you to enjoy.

Lago di SuvianaItalian city traffic is notoriously difficult and so the next stage in this route may be altered depending upon the ability of the riders in the group. We plan to travel into the city of Bologna, famed for its food, for our lunch time break. With a population close to 400k Bologna is a sizeable city and in modern times is famed for high tech and light engineering but there remains a plethora of magnificent buildings and monuments making it one of the most attractive cities in the region.

We depart bologna and continue our journey back across the mountains stopping at Lago di Suviana in the Parco del laghi di Suviana (National Park). The lake is manmade and used to power the hydroelectric power station. The campsite of the western shore of the lake is a picturesque and convenient point to stop for a rest break.

The traverse through the park to Lago di Brasimore is a narrow road but not as challenging as some we will have experienced so far in this journey. As we leave the park we completee our return journey returning to Florence. This journey will involve about 7 hours in the saddle.

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Florence, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Casciana Terme , Pisa (173 miles)

Colle di Val D'Elsa to the left winding road aheadToday we head south from Florence travelling mainly on minor roads to Colle di Val d'Elsa which in English is “Hill of Elsa Valley”. The town has ruins dating back to the pre Christian times and makes a lovely stopping point for our first break of the day.

We then head west almost to the coast before deviating into the mountains to Casciana Terme famed for the thermal lime-sulphur waters that constant flow at 37 °C (99 °F). This pleasant village makes an ideal lunch break stop.

We then take a relatively short 25 mile (40km) journey (about one hour riding) into central Pisa for a look around the leaning tower and other city sights.

The final leg of the journey brings us back to our hotel in Florence via the major road the sS67. This journey will involve about 6 hours in the saddle.

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Florence, Siena, Lago Trasimeno, Arezzo (200 miles)

Although 200 miles this is a more relaxing route that some of the mountain roads we ride on this tour. We begin by riding south to Siena. Behind the medieval walls you will find the semi-circular Il Compo piazza where bareback horse racing takes place. This featured on a Bond movie Quantum of Solice and arriving early in the city gives a chance to wander the back streets and appreciate what Siena has to offer.

Siena bareback horse racingOur next stop in this journey is at Lago Trasimeno where we stop at Castiglione del Lago for lunch. The peninsula that the town rests upon was once an island but over the years the land between island and mainland was filled in. There is an unusual shaped 12th century castle. The lake is quite picturesque and depending upon how long we spend in Siena or taking lunch we can circumnavigate the lake as indicated on the route plan or take a 25 mile short cut following only part of the northern shoreline.

On the return journey we pass the hilltop town of Cortona on our way to Arezzo where the frescos are the town’s main tourist attraction. The town has long been a trading post with many roads through the Apennines converging at the town and to this day you will find Arezzo host to many antique fares.

The final leg of this route skirts along the edge of the mountains and passes through vineyards and several villages and towns as we make our way back to our Florence base.

Despite a 175 -200 mile route the time in the saddle will probably be under 6 hours because these roads are much straighter and wider than others on this tour.

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Florence, Volterra, Follonica, Castellina in Chianti (200 miles)

You cannot have a holiday in Italy and not visit the beach and so today we head for the Med. Enroute our first stop of the day is at Volterra, home of the Roman Poet Persius. We shall pay a visit to the ruins of the Roman theatre.

The Beach at FollonicaAfter a short break we continue toward the coast meeting the Mediterranean at Cecina where we head south down the coast to Follonica which is in a natural bay with additional breakwater and shelters created to help perfect the beach. We will stop here for lunch and let those who wish have a paddle or a swim before beginning the return journey.

As we cross the hills we reach the famous Chianti wine region. We shall stop at Castellina in Chianti for a short rest break before completing our trip back in Florence.

This will be about 6 and half hours riding time.

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Route Variation

Please note that maps are indicative because it is not always possible to enter all the waypoints and on the day of departure as we need to review our routes based upon the latest traffic and weather information available making changes as and when necessary.

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Motorcycles For Rent in Tuscany Emilia Romagna And Umbria, Italy, Available on this Tour

Most motorcycles available for hire are obtained directly from local mainstream dealers. We do not have exclusive access to these rental motorbikes and so availability must be confirmed. Prices and terms are set by the dealers who supply the machines.

  • BMW F700GS Rent BMW F700GS

    • Restrictions: Theft-Damage deposit 1500,00 (credit card authorization only)
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €130
  • BMW F800GT Rent BMW F800GT

    • Successor to the ST
    • Restrictions: Theft-Damage deposit 2.000,00 (credit card authorization only)
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €160
  • BMW F800R Rent BMW F800R

    • From the 'Roadster' range, the F 800 R is an extremely capable motorcycle and makes an excellent touring bike.
    • Restrictions: Theft-Damage deposit 1500,00 (credit card authorization only)
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €130
  • BMW K1600GT Rent BMW K1600GT

    • The first six cylinder BMW motorcycle and winner of multiple motorcycling awards
    • Restrictions: Theft-Damage deposit 2.500,00 (credit card authorization only)
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €210
  • BMW R1200RT Rent BMW R1200RT

    • The most accomplished touring motorcycle for many years and it remains the bike of choice for long distance touring.
    • Restrictions: heft-Damage deposit 2.000,00 (credit card authorization only)
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €190
  • Ducati Diavel Rent Ducati Diavel

    • The intoxicating design, with innovative LED headlight, and refined rider comfort of the new Diavel may imply "cruiser," but the brute force of its 162 hp Testastretta engine and its razor sharp handling prove otherwise.
    • Restrictions: full insurance with deductible of 3000,00 euro
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €200
  • Ducati Hyperstrada Rent Ducati Hyperstrada

    • The Hyperstrada extends the hypermotard concept to fascinating new horizons. ABS, DTC, windshield, side bags, dedicated ergonomics and a series of touring features offering a new riding experience for everyone who loves curves, even when they're far away from home. Hyperstrada: broaden the horizons of your emotions.
    • Restrictions: full insurance with deductible of 2000,00 euro
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €160
  • Ducati Monster Rent Ducati Monster

    • The performance and fluidity of the new Testastretta 11° DS engine, the versatility of the three Riding Modes, the comfort of the adjustable seat and passenger handles make the Monster 1200 a bike that is capable of adapting to any occasion, so that you can follow your instincts in every situation. The unmistakeable Monster design is truly iconic and means there is no limit to your enjoyment.
    • Restrictions: full insurance with deductible of 3000,00 euro
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €200
  • Ducati Multistrada Rent Ducati Multistrada

    • The new Multistrada 1200 transforms every road into an unending thrill-fest. Skyhook suspension, which ensures the best set-up every inch of the way, and the stunningly smooth Testastretta 11° DS engine merge with unmistakable Ducati appeal to provide the ride of your life.
    • Restrictions: full insurance with deductible of 3000,00 euro
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €200
  • Harley-Davidson Electra Rent Harley-Davidson Electra

    • Classic 1580cc
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 2 years, Excess €2500
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €210
  • Harley-Davidson Streetglide Rent Harley-Davidson Streetglide

    • FLHX
    • Restrictions: full insurance with deductible of 3000,00 euro
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €229

Further details

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