Dolomites and Tuscany Self-Guided Tour

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

Tour Information

This is a motorcycle holiday where both the journey and destination are of equal importance. What seizes the imagination of this fantastic tour is the prospect of combining the spectacular alpine scenery of the Dolomites with worm fragrant Mediterranean climate and timeless landscapes of Tuscany. And… the riding is not bad either.

Though geographically in northern Italy, ethnicity, gastronomy and culture of the Dolomites is very much Germanic.

The ragged peaks of the Dolomites harbour many traditional alpine villages. Tranquil forests and hidden wildflower meadows are home to the numerous species of flora and fauna. And through all this, wonderful and occasionally challenging mountain passes wind. You might also opt for more relaxing day rides through the surrounding valleys, characterised by vineyards and fruit orchards. There is plenty of choice to stop for lunch in one of many traditional eateries.

While staying in high-quality hotels and enjoying excellent authentic mountain cuisine, each day you will be presented with endless selection of exciting cable car rides, visits to 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 and is 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 only be reached with a cable car.

And just as you get into the swing of things it is time for a change of the scenery and move on to the next stage of this fantastic journey.

The picture-perfect Tuscan scenery of volcanic hillsides carpeted with green orchards, olive groves, vineyards and endless patchwork of wheat fields is what holiday dreams are made of.

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

This is a region to be savoured. It has all the ingredients of a one-in-the-lifetime holiday. From the romantic city of Siena, the historic city of Florence to the famous town of Pisa, medieval town of San Gimignano and the city of culture Lucca.

Sample delicious local cuisine, embrace the rich culture, immerse your self into fascinating history and stay in charming hotels.

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 Gimiano
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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