Tuscany Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

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

Tour Information

The Tuscany self guided motorcycle tour has a real sense of holiday. It includes great biking roads and panoramic views. You will experience Tuscan hospitality and regional gastronomy as well as some of the worlds finest wines. There is also time to visit the most famous cities and tourist attractions.

You will depart from Folkestone to your first overnight stop in France. It is a good quality three star hotel with safe bike parking.

The following morning you’ll continue your journey. It will take you to the Black Forest and your next overnight stop.

From here you will ride through Black Forest and into Switzerland. Your accommodation will be in a comfortable three star biker friendly hotel.

The next morning you’ll continue your journey towards Tuscany. Your base is a delightful thermal spa town. Here you will stay for the next four nights.

Located in tranquil parkland and a short walk from the town centre. 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.

Whilst here you’ll have a perfect opportunity to explore the area. There are many options to visit some of Tuscany’s most famous tourist sites. The city of culture Lucca as well as the birth place of Leonardo da Vinci are only a short ride away. In addition you may spend a day in Florence the city of art. Support the famous leaning tower of Pisa or stroll around the romantic city of Siena. Furthermore visit the famous Ducati factory is a must.

This is a land of great food tradition. You will have an opportunity to taste the dishes made of real Tuscan ingredients. Such as wild boar, wild mushrooms, chestnuts as well as truffles and of course the local olive oil.

Finally your return journey to UK will take you again through Switzerland and Germany as well as France.

This is a memorable motorcycle tour in one of Italy’s most fascinating regions. It is also a place of tradition, history, food, culture as well as rewarding biking roads.

Tour Itinerary

DayEventApprox Daily Mileage
Day 1

Combination of motorway and non-motorway roads towards the Champagne region of France

260
Day 2

09.00am start towards Black Forest – Germany.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

240
Day 3

09.00am start towards Switzerland.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

200
Day 4

09.00am start towards Tuscany – Italy
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

240
Day 5-7

Day off
Optional – visit to local tourist attractions

240
Day 8

09.00am start towards Switzerland.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

240
Day 9

09.00am start towards Germany.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

200
Day 10

09.00am start towards France
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

240
Day 11

09.00am start towards Calais.
17.20 crossing to Folkestone

260

Tour Hightlights

  • 3*** and 4**** hotels with leisure facilities
  • Lake Lugano
  • 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
  • Gourmet evening meals
  • Chianti wine

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £1195 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1295 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1495

Price Includes

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 10 nights b&b accommodation

  • 10 evening meals

  • Route pack for each day

Price Excludes

  • Hotel parking

  • Petrol

  • Toll charges (vignette)

  • 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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