Mega Mediterranean Motorcycle Tour: Moto GP Italy, Monaco GP, Corsica, France [May 22-June 6]

This Mega Tour packs two Grand Prix races, the Alps, Riviera, Corsica, Sardinia & Tuscany. You’ll see race action at the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, Moto GP action at the Gran Premio d’Italia with nothing but fabulous riding for the duration of the tour.

Take to the Alps and ride across the historic Route des Grandes Alpes all the way to Monaco. After you’ll discover Corsica, the best riding in the Med, and beautiful Tuscany.

When you’re not having a blast on the bike, you’ll be savoring some of the best cuisine in France & Italy. If that doesn’t do it for you, there’s plenty of race action to take in, as well as vintage wines to sample.

In one tour, you’ll tick so many boxes on your bucket list.

Tentative dates are May 22-June 6, 2019. Itinerary and dates will be finalized when final GP dates are announced. (Q4 2018)

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Description

Tour Summary

Total Distance: 3.700 km
Daily Ride Time: 5-7
Skill Level: Experienced
Solo Prices from: € 5,000
Couple Prices From: € 6,100

Tour Schedule

Day 1 Best Motorcycle Tour Italy

Meeting

Mega Mediterranean Motorcycle Tour evening meeting, cocktails & dinner.

Day 2 Best Motorcycle Tour Italy

Grenoble -> Barcelonette

Distance: 280 km Time: 6-7 Date:

Today’s ride takes us to Barcelonnette over famous Alpine passes such as Alpe d'Huez, Galibier & Lautaret. These challenging passes have been featured numerous times on the Tour de France. Luckily we don't have to pedal our way to the tops. You'll be rewarded with amazing views of surrounding alpine peaks & valleys.

Day 3 Best Motorcycle Tour Italy

Barcelonnette->French Riviera

Distance: 275 km Time: 6-7 Date:

Today’s ride takes us to the Riviera over passes like the Col de la Bonnette (highest paved alpine road) & Col de Turini (regular on the Rally de Monte Carlo). As if these passes weren't reward enough we'll finish the day on the French Riviera.

Day 4

Monaco Grand Prix

Today you'll get to see Monaco Grand Prix practice & qualifying. Not much of a fan, then try your luck at the classy casino, or people watch on the Riviera. In the evening we'll board a ferry and head to Corsica.

Day 5

Calvi->Ajaccio

Distance: 240KM Time: 5 Date:

Today, we'll disembark and begin our Corsican adventure,. Our destination Ajaccio is the birthplace of the Emperor himself, Napoleon Bonaparte. Rich in history dating back to the Genoese in the Middle Ages and Antiquity, over the next few days you'll understand why Corsica was a highly disputed island.

Day 6 CorsicaMotorcycle Tour

Ajaccio->Bonifacio

Distance: 160 km Time: 6 Date:

You'll admire the geographic diversity the island has to offer. Corsica has been spared from over development that has wrecked other Mediterranean coasts. Much of what you see hasn't changed for centuries. Certainly you'll enjoy the ride as we pass from coast to forest to mountain to canyon. There's a good reason it's known as 'ile de la beaute' (the island of beauty).

Day 7 Corsica Motorcycle Tour

Bonifacio->Arrive Corte

Distance: 200 km Time: 6-7 Date:

Perched on a rocky outcrop, the citadel of Corte is something to behold. If you like twisties and turns, you'll definitely love the riding in Corsica.

Day 8

Corte-Bastia-Livorno

Distance: 260 km Time: 7 Date:

Today you'll ride around the Cap Corse (the cape of Corsica), the ride is spectacular. Views of the sea, beaches, coastline, medieval guard towers all the way to Bastia the other major city of Corsica. From Bastia you'll take a ferry to Livorno, Italy.

Day 9 Tuscany Motorcycle Tour

Sienna

Distance: 240km Time: 6 Date:

Today you can visit beautiful Siena. Loaded with history & charm, you'll marvel at the architecture, the piazzas, get lost in the pedestrian streets. Enjoy some fantastic food and a gelato.

Day 10

Florence

Distance: 180 km Time: 3.5 Date:

Spend some time visiting Florence. Admire the beauty in the buildings, fountains, cathedrals & shops.

Day 11 Tuscany Motorcycle Tour

Moto GP Qualifying

Distance: 180 km Time: 3 Date:

Today you can watch qualifying or go sightseeing or do a ride out.

Day 12 Tuscany Motorcycle Tour

Moto GP Race Day

Distance: 200 km Time: 4.5 Date:

Today is race day. Check out the excitement of Moto GP race action. Following the race, we'll ride to Pietrasanta on the Mediterranean Coast.

Day 13 Best Italy Motorcycle Tour

Pietrasanta-Cinque Terre-

Today you'll get to visit the storied coastal villages of Cinque Terre. These villages built into the mountains are a testament to human ingenuity, natural beauty, exquisite gastronomy & respect for the environment. Plenty of time to relax and take in these magnificient wonders. You'll stare amazed at each village, having their own distince charm & character. Surely you'll want to try the local specialties: "pesto" & "sciacchetrà" extracted from the cliffs that plunge perilously into the transparent & colorful waters of the Mediterranean.

Day 14

Cinque Terre->Cuneo

Distance: 240KM Time: 5 Date:

Today you'll enter the rugged Piedmont region of Italy at the foot of the Alps.

Day 15

Cuneo->Grenoble

For the finale, a trip over the Alps back into France.

Day 16

Departure Day

Wow, what an adventure that was. Sadly we must say good-bye, or rather see you next year for another epic ride.

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 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 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
15 Nights Accommodations
Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
Luggage Van (min 6 riders)
Ferry Tickets

Additional information

Participants

Solo, Duo

Preferred Motorcycle:

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

Occupancy

Shared Room, Private Room

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