Book by February 2023 and get a free night to use before or at the end of the tour!
Between the mountains and the sea! This is the motto of this 9-day horse riding tour: a perfect marriage between the rolling hills of Tuscany, the winding and challenging roads of Corsica, the beautiful roads that run along the slopes of the Sardinian coast.
And there will also be time to lie back on the curves of the mountains that cross these two astonishing Mediterranean islands.
A day at the beach, local life, great food and wine complete this tour created for all bikers who love riding hairpin bends!
As our guest, you will be in very capable hands during your days here in Central Italy. Tour leader Enrico Grassi, founder of Hear the Road Tours was born in Rome and has spent years traveling to every corner of the country that he is so proud to claim that he is his home.
Enrico spent many hours developing the routes to ride, cities to visit, sites to see, as well as the hotels and dining options critical to making this type of adventure something to remember and cherish.
This fabulous tour begins and ends in the beautiful “eternal” city of Rome.
We leave and we arrive
Day 1: Welcome to Rome
Day 2: from Rome to Siena − 282 Km /176 miles
Day 3: from Siena to Livorno − 279 Km /174 miles
Day 4: Ferry Livorno Bastia (Corsica Ferayola) − 206 Km /129 miles
Day 5: from Ferayola to Bonifacio (Ferry to Santa Teresa di Gallura) − 258 Km /161 miles
Day 6: from Santa Teresa di Gallura to Tresnuraghes – 295 Km / 184 miles
Day 7: free day in Tresnuraghes
Day 8: from Tresnuraghes to Cala Gonone − 249 Km /155 miles
Day 9: from Cala Gonone to Cagliari (overnight ferry to Civitavecchia) – 276 km / 172 miles
Day 10: Civitavecchia to Rome – 176 Km / 110 miles
Day 11: day of departure
motorbike rental with side cases, top case, locks and anti-theft device. (For rental bikes, a security deposit is required for theft and fire damage, between 1,250 and 3,000 euros 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.ferry ticket: Livorno to Bastia, Bonifacio to Santa Teresa di Gallura, Cagliari to Civitavecchia.
accommodation: 2 nights with breakfast in a 4-star hotel in Rome, 7 nights with breakfast in a 3/4-star hotel in the places where we will stop during the tour, and 1 night on the ferry from Cagliari to Civitavecchia.
welcome and farewell dinners in Rome.
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.
tips and tips.
all meals and drinks, with the exception of 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.