This trip brings together some of the best classic sights of Tuscany including Siena, Lucca, Firenze, Pisa, hills covered with olive groves and the vineyards of the Chianti region. All of these typically Italian ingredients are combined together with one night in a 3-star hotel with swimming pool and one night in an agriturismo where you will discover the local culture. We also suggest you take a moment to dip your toes in the Mediterranean by staying two memorable nights in the Cinque Terre.
This is a complete tour with magnificent routes, ideal for the motorcyclist who wants to discover this beautiful region of Italy.
Your day by day program
Meet your guide and the rest of the group in the morning. Leaving Lucca in a southerly direction, you will quickly discover the typical landscapes and the luxurious panoramas that Tuscany has to offer. Enjoy a superb ride over hills and through medieval villages, stopping occasionally for a real Italian cappuccino. Do not arrive too late because you have a superb hotel with swimming pool awaiting you. You will also want time to discover the stunning city of San Gimignano, which has quite rightly earned its place as a UNESCO World Architectural Heritage site.
Night in 3-star hotel with swimming pool
Today you will leave San Gimignano and take the road to Siena. The city centre and the Piazza Del Campo are well worth seeing. After your visit to Siena, the second stage of today's ride, you will have a chance to discover the region of the Chianti, famous for its wines as well as its landscape sculpted by vineyards. With Florence only a short distance away from your accommodation, this is an opportunity for you to take an evening stroll in the town.
Approximately 145 km.
Night in 3-star hotel, specialising in Fiorentine cooking.
Leave the region of Firenze to reach the Apuan Alps.
Pass through Abetone, the point where snowboarders meet in the winter time.
This day leads you to Garfagnana. This beautiful mountainous region not only offers you wonderful views but also local culinary specialities.
Approximately 165Km (with a possible shorter alternative).
Night in hotel or agriturismo.
Having visited the most beautiful cities in the region, driven through vineyards and olives groves, enjoyed wines of the Chianti, you deserve the opportunity to relax!
That is why we suggest you spend two days by the sea in a charming small coastal village in the Cinque Terre. The day’s route is not very long so that you can take advantage of the evening.
Approximately 110 km.
Night in an apartment (3-star hotel also possible) in the centre of Riomaggiore.
This region takes its name from five small villages anchored to the rocks above the sea. Today is dedicated to exploring this magnificent region.
This area will charm you with its small romantic ports and its many restaurants proposing numerous local delicacies.
You have the choice to take your motorbike through the villages and then visit their centres on foot (no cars or motorbikes allowed due to the limited space and the steep inclines), or to spend the whole day on foot. Trains and boats assure a regular connection between villages. A camera will surely be handy on this particular day as the views of the villages and the surrounding area are not to be missed!
Night in an apartment in the centre of the village, near the port.
By now, you should be feeling well-rested and ready to get back on the road to visit the marble mountains of the Apuan Alps. Cross olive groves before climbing to Catselnuovo Di Garfagnana. Follow the Serchio to go down to the ancient walled city of Lucca. Its historic centre is a splendid testimony of the past. The local cook will be delighted to talk to you about the "tortelli alla Lucchese" and some other regional recipes.
Night in 2-star hotel in the centre of the city.
Your holiday ends after breakfast in your hotel (possible transfer to the airport if arranged at the time of booking).
Departures for groups formed on request
- 2- and 3-star hotels.
2 nights in an apartment located at the heart of the Cinque Terre.
- From 6 participants
- Distances from 100km to 180km a day.
- Supplement for a single room : 120€
- Accommodation, breakfast except in the Cinque Terre, dinners, road book, maps and local assistance, guide's services.
- Ferry crossings, flight tickets, transfers not included in the description of the tour, insurance, beverages, motorbike rental, fines and speed tickets, repair costs, meals, visits of tourist sites, optional activities and personal expenses.