Tuscany Self Guided Motorcycle Tour:

Two weeks of motorcycle touring Italy. This tour will literally take you away to the land of La Dolce Vita-pleasant countrysides, amazing coastal villages, excellent cuisine, wines.

Travel over the Alps to Piedmont. Visit beautiful Tuscany, Sienna, Cinque Terre, Elba, Milan, Florence, Modena & more.

Enjoy all the wonderful dishes & specialties of each region.  There's a whole culinary world to discover.

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Day 1 Tuscany Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Grenoble->Briancon

Distance: 280km Time: 7-8 hours

Head across the Alps to Briancon on the Italian border. You’ll have some thrilling renowned mountain passes such as the Galibier, Lautaret & Alpe d’Huez to cross.

Day 2 Tuscany Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Briancon->Alba

Distance: 280 km Time: 7-8

A relaxing ride around this agricultural province, famous for its white truffles and exceptional wines.

Day 3 Tuscany Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Alba

Distance:280km Time: 7

Today’s ride will reveal the hidden treasures of this region, its unique terroir that has given birth to hundreds of Italian wines. Spend the evening relaxing at a wine bar or other happening places that we can suggest.

Day 4 Tuscany Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Alba->Cinque Terre

Distance:250km Time: 6-7 hours

Cruise down the Italian coast and arrive in Cinque Terre, five outstanding villages classified world heritage sites by Unesco. You’ll marvel at these villages built into the mountain sides. You must try the local specialties, notably pesto & sciacchetra.

Day 5 Tuscany Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Cinque Terre->Arrive Marina di Pietrasanta

Distance: 270 Time: 6-7

Today is for visiting Cinque Terre either by boat or bike. Your destination is Pietrasanta. For the next 4 nights you can call it home.

Day 6 Tuscany Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

San Gimignano Ride Out

Distance:250 Time: 6-7

Today your ride will have you visiting San Gimignano in the Sienna province.

Day 7 Tuscany Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Marina di Pietrasanta

Distance: 250km Time: 5

Today your ride will take you fabulous Florence, city of art & home of the de Medicis.

Day 8 Tuscany Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Elba Ride Out

Distance: 250 km Time:5

Today you’ll visit Elba off the Tuscan coast.

Day 9 Tuscany Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Pietrasanta->Sestola

Distance: 250 km Time:5

Today you’ll ride to the Emilia-Romagna region between the Po river and the Arpennines, a breathtaking region between mountains and the sea. Renowned for its parmesan cheese, Prosciutto de Parma, Modena vinagre and other specialties. You’ll ascend the Monte Cimone and complete your ride in Sestola.

Day 10 Tuscany Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Sestola->Modena

Distance: 275 km Time:6-7

Today you’ll ride to Modena. Your ride takes you to Maranello, birthplace of automotive icon Enzo Ferrari.

Day 11

Modena->Lake Garda

Distance: 250 km Time:5

Today you'll get to visit the splendid Lake Garda.

Day 12 Tuscany Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Lake Garda->Milan

Distance: 250 km Time:6-7

Today you’ll ride to Bergamo before spending the night in Milan.

Day 13 Tuscany Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Milan->Ivrea

Distance:150km Time:4

Spend the day visiting Milan before a short ride to a genuine castle where you’ll spend a fairy tale evening.

Day 14

Ivrea->Grenoble

Distance: 280km Time:7-8

Today you’ll make your way back to Grenoble. Your itinerary will have you cross some exciting mountain passes along the way.

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

-Luggage Storage

-Accommodations 14 nights

-Breakfasts

Motorcycles

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

1 review for Self Guided Motorcycle Tour Italy Tuscany-Cinque Terre 2 week

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    M2 MotoTours

    New in 2018, this 2 week tour gives you time to fully explore and appreciate Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Florence. (If you’re looking for company we’ll be glad to join you)

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