Italian Lakes, Lombardy, Piedmont Motorcycle Tour
[April 27-May 4, 2019]

Short in duration but there’s no shortage of amazing things to see, ride & eat during your visit to the Italian Lakes Region.

To get there you’ll cross the French Alps and have fun on mountain roads. You’ll marvel at the beauty of the lakes & surrounding towns. The added bonus of some day rides up into Switzerland for some excellent mountain passes.

Of course we didn’t forget the food, you’ll experience distinct & delicious cuisines of Italy, France & Switzerland.

Starting at €3,000 Solo Participant, shared room.

Calculate your price by selecting participants, motorcycle, room occupancy & dates.

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Description

Tour Summary

Total Distance: 2000 km
Daily Ride Time: 5-7
Skill Level: Intermediate
Solo Prices from: € 3,000
Couple Prices From: € 3,400

Tour Schedule

Day 0 Italy Motorcycle Tour

Grenoble

April 27

Tonight we'll meet a review of the Italy Motorcycle Tour and safety briefing. Welcome dinner to follow.

Day 1 Italy Motorcycle Tour

Grenoble to Briancon

Distance: 240KM Time: 6

Today’s ride takes us to the strategic fortified town of Briancon. You'll ride the Galibier & Lautaret mountain passes. (Bucket list material)

Day 2 Italy Motorcycle Tour

Briancon->Italian Lakes

Distance: 280 KM Time: 6

Today’s ride takes us over the Mont Genevre into Italy. We'll visit the Sacra de San Michele monastery. Our day ends arriving at the Italian Lake region.

Day 3 Italy Motorcycle Tour

Italian Lakes->Domodossola

Distance: 150 KM Time: 3

Today we'll stop in Stresa so you can visit the Borromean Islands (Isola Bella). The palace is spectacular and visiting the islands is a must-do.

Day 4 Italy Motorcycle Tour

Domodossola->Lugano

Distance: 275 km Time: 7

Today youll ride the Furka & Grimsel passes in Switzerland. These two passes are some of the most outstanding in the world.

Day 5

Lugano->Arrive Griante

Distance: 275 km Time: 6

Today we'll ride the San Bernadino & Splugen Pass in Switzerland before descending back into Italy on the shores of Lake Como.

Day 6 Italy Motorcycle Tour

Griante-> Ivrea

Distance: 300 km Time: 6

Today we'll visit Como en route to Ivrea for a special night in a castle.

Day 7 Italy Motorcycle Tour

Ivrea->Grenoble

Distance: 280 km Time: 7

Our big finale. We'll ride the Galibier & Lautaret passes along with the Ornon pass and Route Napoleon before arriving in Grenoble. Of course a celebration is in order in the evening.

Day 8 Italy Motorcycle Tour

May 4 Departure Day

Today we say au revoir and bon voyage. See you again next year for another epic tour.

bikes

BMW f800 GT

Displacement: 798cc Torque: 63Nm /46.5 ft lbs. @5800 rpm
Weight: 213.2 (wet)
Seat Height: Standard: 800mm / 31.5 inches
Low Setting: N/A
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,514mm / 59.6 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, luggage & top case.

Review:

BMW appears to have got the balance right with the F800GT. It has just the right blend of sport and tourer for a motorcycle of this size and type.
It also makes a sensible proposition for anyone considering taking up motorcycling for the first time and it even has appeal for the more experienced rider who wants a light, but robust sports tourer that will happily eat up the miles in a no nonsense sort of way.
And where this BMW really scores is you’ll have a lot of fun doing that and just getting out there and riding it.

BMW R1200 RT

Displacement: 1170cc Torque: 120Nm / 88.5ft lbs @6000rpm
Weight: 229kg / 504.9lbs
Seat Height:
Standard: 840mm / 33 inches
Low Setting: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Seat Option: 780-800mm /30.7 inches
Wheelbase: 1485mm / 58.4 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips & seats, electric windscreen, cruise control, luggage, topcase & tank bag.

Review:

“the BMW R 1200 RT has long been sport touring’s standard-bearer. Designed, built and refined in the shadow of the Alps, the RT name is synonymous with tractable power, intuitive handling and first-rate comfort and wind protection. Its trademark air/oil-cooled boxer twin with shaft drive represents 90 years of BMW design tradition, a setup that has proven to be reliable and popular.”
Read full article here

BMW R1200 RS

YEAR 2015-

Displacement: 1170cc Torque: 125Nm /92 ft lbs. @6500 rpm
Weight: 231kg (wet) 502 lbs
Seat Height: Standard: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Setting: 760mm
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,514mm / 59.6 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, shift assist pro, heated grips, luggage & top case.

Review:

“The beauty of this boxer is the feel of immediate torque. After thumbing the starter and feeling the left-to-right rattle that harmonizes into a continuous melody, the R1200RS’ engine presents hefty torque from the first crack of throttle to the maximum 92 ft/lbs at 6500 rpm.” Read the full review here:

BMW R1200 GS LC

Engine size: 1170
Cylinders: 2
hp/kW: 125/ 92
Vehicle weight (kg): 238
Seat height (mm): 850

Review:

The result has improved the already class leading GS in almost every aspect. The engine is a measurable step forward right through the rev range yet retains its boxer character. It looks cleaner and neater, is more comfortable and sophisticated and handles better too.
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BMW K1600 GT

Displacement: 1649cc Torque: 175Nm /129 ft lbs. @7750 rpm
Weight: 319kg (wet)
Seat Height:
Standard: 810mm / 31.9 inches
Low Setting: 780mm/30.7 inches
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,680mm / 66.1 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, heated seat, electric windscreen, luggage & top case.

Review:

In my opinion, these two bikes are by far the most dynamic and full-featured touring motorcycles ever produced. I have always said, often to the surprise of many, that my dream shed of bikes would certainly include a Gold Wing among its numbers. That dream shed often changes, once upon a time there wasn’t a single BMW in it, but now the K 1600 GT joins its Bavarian brothers the R 1200 GS and K 1300 R in the list of machinery that’s managed to steal my heart since BMW has dramatically upped their game in the past few years.
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BMW S1000XR

Engine|Liquid-cooled inline-four
Displacement|999cc
Horsepower|160 hp @ 11,000 rpm
Torque|83.0 lb-ft @ 9,250 rpm
Gearbox|Six-speed
Final Drive|Chain

Clutch|Wet slipper, hydraulic, multiplate
Dry Weight|357 lb.
Wet Weight|228 kg /502 lb.
Seat Height|840mm/33.1 in.
Low Seat Option: 790mm/31.1 in

Review:

The S1000XR is an exciting new offering from BMW. The S1000RR Superbike has helped transform the marque from its stodgy, pipes-and-slippers trope to a more robust, high-performance bike brand, and the S1000XR builds on this momentum.
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Motorcycle & Insurance
8 Nights Accommodations
All Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
Secure Luggage Storage
Really Cool Tour Guides
Luggage Van (min 6 participants)

Additional information

Participants

Solo, Duo

Preferred Motorcycle:

BMW F800 GT, BMW R1200 RS, BMW R1200 RT, BMW R1200 GS, BMW S1000 XR, BMW K1600 GTL

Occupancy

Shared Room, Private Room

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