Dolomites and Tuscany Self-Guided Tour

Where you choose the date and set the pace
Start / Finish in UK

Tour Information

This is our new motorcycle tour.  It includes all new hotels and GPX routes. Here both the journey and destination are of the equal importance. This fantastic tour seizes the imagination with combining two major prospects. The spectacular alpine scenery. As well as the worm fragrant climate. Also the riding is not bad either.

The ragged Dolomites peaks harbour many alpine villages. Every view has tranquil forests and wildflower meadows. They are also home to the numerous flora and fauna species.  Wonderful and occasionally challenging mountain passes wind through. You will have the opportunity to ride many of them. These include the famous Sella Ronda as well as Valparola and Giau. In addition Falzarego and Passo di Castalunga are good choice too. If your aim is ticking the boxes. Then a longer day ride up the legendary Stelvio pass might appeal to you.

You might also opt for more relaxing day rides. They will take you through the surrounding valleys. Vineyards as well as fruit orchards characterize this region. There is also plenty of choice for a drink or lunch. Just pick one of many local eateries.

You will be staying in high quality hotels. Here you will have a chance to enjoy excellent mountain cuisine. Each day you will be presented with endless selection of exciting cable car rides. Also you can visit nearby ski resorts and various tourist attractions.

Popular day trip option is the visit to the highest museum in the Alps. Marmolada dates from the First Great War. It is also often referred to as the front line of the Dolomites. The museum is located on the highest peak in the Dolomites. In fact it can be reached only with a cable car.

And just as you get into the swing of things it is time for a change of the scenery. Time to move on to the next stage of this fantastic journey. Your next port of call is the perfect Tuscan post card type scenery.

Tuscany is a place where people conduct their lives in accordance to ancient traditions. They are fiercely proud of their rich history.

Located in tranquil parkland and a short walk from the town center. Your elegant four star Villa style hotel will set the tone for the holiday. The hotel has a swimming pool and leisure facilities. It also has a private car park as well as it’s own restaurant.

This is a region to be savoured. It has all the ingredients of a one in the lifetime holiday. Here you can visit Siena as well as Florence. Pop to Pisa to take a photo of the leaning tower. Continue to San Gimignano to see the famous seven towers.  And finally take a stroll around the narrow street in Lucca. Furthermore a visit to the famous Ducati or Ferrari factory is a must.

In addition to the factory visits there is also the superb ss64. It is a legendary mountain road often used by Ducati for testing their bikes. The route runs from Bologna over the mountains back to your hotel. You will ride a fabulous biking road that winds over the Apennines for over seventy miles.

Another round trip to San Gimignano, Pisa and Lucca will also take you via the famous Chianti wine region. As you ride across the nearby hills, you will have a spectacular view of the fourteen towers of the walled town of San Gimignano.  They rise up like medieval skyscrapers.

In the past Pisa was known as a rival to Genoa and Venice, now days it is best known for a building project gone terribly wrong. The leaning tower is in the charming town center. The numerous cafes and restaurants are also everywhere around it.

Lucca is a walled town with cobbled streets, bustling piazzas and busy promenades that make the town a perfect place to explore. Here it is also tempting to just sit down and people watch.

Sample delicious local cuisine. Embrace the rich culture. Immerse your self into fascinating history. Stay in charming hotels.

 

To extend this trip please have a look at Italian Dolomites and/or Tuscany tour.

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Tour Itinerary

DayEventApprox Daily Mileage
Day 1

Crossing from Folkestone to Calais
Combination of motorway and non-motorway roads to Walloon Region, Belgium
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

172
Day 2

Start towards Alsace Region, France
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

241
Day 3

Start towards Allgau Region, Germany
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

227
Day 4

Start towards Dolomites, Italy
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads - Timmelsjoch and Jaufen passes weather permitting
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

137
Day 5-6

Free days
Optional day ride around Dolomites famous mountain passes - Campolongo, Pordoi, Sella and Gardena
Evening meals arranged in the hotel

100
Day 7

Start towards Tuscany, Italy
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

280
Day 8-9

Free days
Optional visit to local tourist attractions or ride to Pisa, San Gimignano
Evening meals arranged in the hotel

100-150
Day 10

Start towards Lugano, Switzerland
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

250
Day 11

Start towards Black Forest region, Germany
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads
Evening meal arranged in the hotel

200
Day 12

Start towards Champagne region of France
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

250
Day 13

Start towards Calais
Crossing to Folkestone

280

Availability

  • Depart and return when it suits you

Tour Hightlights

  • 3*** and 4**** hotels
  • Gourmet evening meals
  • Chianti Region
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Romantic city of Siena
  • Historic city of Florence
  • Vinci birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci
  • Lucca – Pinocchio’s birth place
  • Visit to Ducati or Ferrari factory
  • San Gimignano
  • Timmelsjoch Pass
  • Ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • Ski resort of Arabba
  • Passo di Gardena
  • Passo di Sella, Passo Pardoi
  • Passo di Compolongo
  • Passo di Castalunga
  • Passo dello Stelvio

Tour Pricing

  • Rider & Pillion £1,445 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1,525 pp
  • Solo Rider single room £1,845 pp

Price Includes

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 12 breakfasts

  • 12 evening meals

  • GPX routes

  • Trip check list

  • Daily itinerary

  • Suggested tourist attractions

  • Emergency services numbers

Price Excludes

  • Petrol

  • Hotel parking

  • Motorway tolls

  • Admission Charges

  • Meals other than those specified

Pre-Trip Checklist

  • Make sure the tyres on your bike are going to last the duration of a trip.
  • Make sure that the bike is serviced for the duration of a trip.
  • Puncture repair kit recommended.
  • A good bike chain is also highly recommended.
  • Chain lubricant.
  • Spare bike keys.
  • Spare battery for the alarm fob (if you have an alarm).
  • Spare bulbs (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare fuses (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare spark plugs (in some countries required by law).
  • Some tools.
  • Some extra bike security device (padlock and chain, disc lock).
  • Torch.
  • Valid passport.
  • Valid riding licence.
  • European breakdown cover recommended.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Green card for European travel.
  • Check if your bike insurance covers (Green Card) all the countries will be passing through (e.g. Eastern Europe).
  • Copy of bike insurance policy.
  • Registration document.
  • E111 obtained from the Post Office (this guarantees you equivalent NHS treatment in EC countries only).
  • High viz vest/jacket.
  • Breathalizer.
  • Waterproofs.
  • Spare set of gloves.
  • Enough clothes to last you for a trip.
  • Some swimming gear.
  • Some casual clothes.
  • Some local currency.
  • A major credit card recommended.
  • Mini first aid kit (in some countries required by law).
  • Some basic pain killers and prescription drugs.
  • Note with your driving licence of any allergies in Latin.
  • Pack everything into plastic bags before putting it into the panniers.

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