That’s Amore: Italian Lakes Region
Self Guided Motorbike Tour Italy

Self guided motorcycle tour Italy:  One week of touring bliss. This self guided Motorcycle Tour Italy will take you across the Alps to the Italian Lake District.  Enjoy icon mountain passes in the French Alps & Swiss Alps, the beauty & charm of the Italian lake region, delicious Italian cuisine.

Visit the Moto Guzzi motorcycle museum, or check out places seen in Star Wars Prequels.  Visit Isola Bella on the Borromean Islands, a beautiful palace that will surely enchant you.

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Day 1 Self Guided Motorbike Tour Italy

Grenoble->Briancon

Distance: 280km Time: 7 hours

Today’s ride takes you over iconic mountain roads like the Alpe d’Huez, Col du Glandon, Telegraphe, Galibier and Lautaret before arriving in Briancon.

Day 2 Self Guided Motorbike Tour Italy

Briancon->Italian Lakes

Distance: 280 km Time: 7

Today’s ride takes you across the border via the Mont Genevre pass with lots of hairpins into Italy and to the Lake District. Enjoy the beauty of the lakes surrounded by towering mountains.

Day 3 Self Guided Motorbike Tour Italy

Orta->Domodossola

Distance:280km Time: 6-7 hours

Today’s ride takes you to Stresa where you can visit the Borromean Islands (Isola Bella), truly a magical place to see. From there to Domodossola to prepare for tomorrow’s ride…

Day 4 Self Guided Motorbike Tour Italy

Domodossola->Lake Maggiore

Distance:250km Time: 6-7hours

Today’s ride takes you into Switzerland for some mythical mountain passes, Grimsel & Furka. These are outstanding roads, and have been featured in James Bond films and on TV shows. Brilliant turns, views to die for, just marvelous riding.

Day 5 Self Guided Motorbike Tour Italy

Lake Maggiore->Griante

Distance: 280 km Time: 7

Today’s ride takes you back into Switzerland for the San Bernadino & Splugen passes. Featured on Top Gear and at the top of many riders' favorite lists.

Day 6 Self Guided Motorbike Tour Italy

Griante->Ivrea

Distance: 275km Time: 6-7

Today’s ride takes you to Ivrea for a night in a castle. You'll feel like king, at least for the night, in this special hotel. Take the tour and feel transported back to an earlier time.

Day 7 Self Guided Motorbike Tour Italy

Ivrea->Grenoble

Distance: 275km Time: 6

Today you'll head back to Grenoble, but not before hitting some top shelf Alpine passes.

Motorcycles

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 K1200R Sport

Displacement: 1157cc
Torque: 127.00Nm / 93.7 ft lbs. @ 8250 rpm
Weight: 217 kg
Seat Height:
Standard: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Setting: N/A
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,580mm / 62.2 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, tank bag

Review:

“I had forgotten just how much I’d enjoyed this engine.
I held on, grinning, as 163 horses threatened to wrench my fingers from the handlebars.
My knees dug into the tank’s recess, I knocked the Beemer into sixth and tucked in – this is way too easy.”

BMW K1300 GT

Displacement:  1293cc Torque: 135Nm / 99.6 ft lbs @ 8000 rpm
Weight:  255kg / 562.2 lbs
Seat Height: Standard: 840mm / 33.1 inches
Low Setting:  800mm / 31.5 inches
Low Seat Option:
Wheelbase: 1,572mm / 61.9 inches
Options: ESA suspension, heated grips, heated seats, cruise control, electric windscreen, luggage & topcase

Review:

The BMW K1300 GT is a Grand Tourer in the true sense of the words. It manages to combine massive performance with supreme practicality and comfort. There are so many bikes out there that don’t handle and ride as well as the BMW K1300GT that are supposed to be ‘sports-focussed’ bikes it’s simply astounding how easy the BMW K1300GT is to chuck around.

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.”
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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 K1600B

ENGINE TYPE: Liquid cooled, 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
CAPACITY: 1,649 cc
RATED OUTPUT: 160 hp (118 kW) at 7,750 rpm
MAX. TORQUE: 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) at 5,250 rpm
FUEL CONSUMPTION: 41 mpg (WMTC)
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
WET WEIGHT, FULLY FUELED: 741 lbs (336 kg)
SEAT HEIGHT: 30.7″
OPTIONAL SEAT HEIGHT: Low Seat: 29.5″
FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 7.0 gallons

Review:

The engine in the B is supposedly identical to the ones in the K1600 GT and GTL. So even if the Bagger design brief for most manufacturers is relaxed cruising, this bagger can do that, but it can also propel you from corner to corner on tight, twisty backroads, or fast flowing ones, in a way that will leave most baggers sucking its clean, Euro4 emissions as it disappears over the horizon.
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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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What’s Included

-Motorcycle & Insurance

-GPS & Roadbook

-7 nights accommodations

-Breakfasts

-Luggage Storage

Additional information

Participants

Solo, Duo

Preferred Motorcycle:

BMW F800 GT, BMW K1200R Sport, BMW K1300 GT, BMW R1200 RS, BMW R1200 RT, BMW R1200 GS, BMW K1600 GTL, BMW K1600 B, BMW S1000 XR

Occupancy

Shared Room, Private Room

3 reviews for That’s Amore: Italian Lakes Region
Self Guided Motorbike Tour Italy

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephanie R.

    “I took my husband on a surprise tour of the Italian Lakes as his ancestors come from that area. It was amazing. We couldn’t believe how beautiful the Alps, the Lakes, Como & Bellagio are. If you’ve never ridden in Europe, you have to do it. It’s just unbelievable. The roads, the mountain passes are just spectacular. If you like food like we do, you’ll love it.”

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Liz & Mitch B., New York

    Out of this world. I really wanted to visit this part of Italy and thought it’d be fun to do it on a motorcycle. The folks at M2 Mototours exceeded my expectations by far. We had the best time riding and hanging out in the evenings. The Italian Lakes are something to see. I was also amazed at our rides up into Switzerland for those unbelievable mountain passes. The hotels, food, service, everything was first class. We had such a good time, we already reserved for next season.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Greg C., Sydney

    I was in Europe on business and decided to do this tour in late Sept. I was surprised at how nice the weather was. The roads in France to cross the Alps are amazing. The Lakes are beautiful and impressive. One of the mountain passes in Switzerland was closed due to snow, but it didn’t really matter since there was a lot to see and do. Food=great, accommodations=great, service=great, the only downside was that I was by myself, and it’d have been nice to have a mate. All in all I really had a good time and plan on going on a group tour next season.

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