Book by January 2023 and get a free night to use before or at the end of the tour!
This is definitely a tour that can be described as “Completely Made in Italy”, where you will experience the authenticity, traditions, culture, history and great food and wine that Italy has to offer.
You will discover Tuscany and its rolling hills crowded with vineyards and centuries-old olive trees; Pisa and its Leaning Tower; the quarries of Carrara where Michelangelo extracted the blocks of marble which he transformed into masterpieces; the Cinque Terre and its small villages overlooking the sea; Modena, land of engines and tortellini; Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance; Orvieto with its majestic Cathedral perched on top of a tuff rock.
A perfect tour for couples, designed for bikers who have a passion for twists and turns and breathtaking views against incredible scenery; but also for those of you who want to visit historical sites; and of course for anyone who wants to delight in all the delicious regional dishes that Italian cuisine has to offer.
The tour starts and ends in Rome, which allows for easy planning to extend your visit to this fabulous city if you wish, and includes 10 days / 9 nights, 7 days of driving and a free day in Florence.
Enrico Grassi, Tour Leader and Founder of Hear the Road, has spent many hours exploring the horse trails and the extraordinary hospitality of these beautiful Italian regions, to give you an adventure holiday that you will always remember with a smile.
We leave and we arrive
Day 1: Welcome to Rome
Day 2: from Rome to Siena − 282 Km /176 miles
Day 3: The ring of Tuscany − 274 Km /171 miles
Day 4: from Siena to Lerici − 296 Km /184 miles
Day 5: from Lerici to Modena − 243 Km /151 miles
Day 6: from Modena to Florence – 161 Km /101 miles
Day 7: free day in Florence
Day 8: From Florence to Orvieto − 276 Km /172 miles
Day 9: from Orvieto to Rome – 209 km /130 miles
Day 10: day of departure
motorbike rental with side cases, top case, locks and anti-theft device. (A security deposit for damage, theft and fire is required for rental bikes, between €2,000 and €3,000, depending on the model chosen).
WHAT IS THE DAMAGE SECURITY DEPOSIT? Each motorcycle has a security deposit. This amount will be blocked on your credit card, but not cashed. The deposit is your maximum liability for theft or damage to the vehicle. Make sure you have sufficient funds to cover the security deposit on your cards.
the bike rental prices include the costs for civil liability insurance and insurance for any roadside assistance in the event of a breakdown.
welcome and farewell dinners in Rome.
accommodation: 2 nights with breakfast in a 4-star hotel in Rome, and 7 nights with breakfast in a 3 or 4-star hotel in the cities where we will stop during the tour.
transfers to and from the airport.
Italian tour leader.
courtesy van to collect and leave the bikes.
support van driven by Enrico’s assistant. The van will carry a tool kit for minor repairs. You will be able to leave your suitcases (1 suitcase + 1 handbag per person) in the van, as well as any souvenirs you pick up along the way. The van also has a couple of seats that passengers might want to use if they feel they need some rest from the bikes!
a detailed Road-book with all the information you will need; a map with the well-signposted route; the “Wordless Travel Book” and a Hear the Road T-Shirt.
Insurance that covers almost all medical problems during the trip, including doctors, ambulance, hospital and any appropriate family trips.
What is not included
fuel for your bike.
tolls on highways.
entrance tickets to museums or other sites.
tips and tips.
all meals except welcome and farewell dinners in Rome.
flights to and from Rome.
We also suggest that anyone traveling abroad on one of our Tours consider purchasing ‘Travel Insurance’. It can take the worry out of unforeseen situations that may arise in any travel plan.
The tour without any payment and we will immediately check availability of seats and motorbike!
TERMS OF PAYMENT
Only after receiving confirmation emails of tour places and availability of the chosen vehicle will the following be requested: € 800 deposit to be paid. (The deposit is fully refundable if the minimum number of participants is not reached). Balance payable, 60 days before start date when you receive confirmation from us.
IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION
If you decide to cancel the tour for any reason beyond La Duchessa’s control, these are the penalties you will incur:
Up to 60 days before the start date, we keep the deposit, which you can use for another tour in the same year or in the following year.
Between 59 and 10 days before the start date the deposit is lost. We keep the balance that you can use for another tour in the same year or in the following year.
From 9 days before the start date you lose 50% of the total amount. We keep the remaining 50% which you can use for another tour in the same year or the following year.