This trip brings together some of the best classic sights of Tuscany including Siena, Lucca, Firenze, Pisa, hills of olive groves and Chianti vineyards. All of these typically Italian ingredients are combined together with one night in a 3 star hotel including swimming pool and one night in an "agriturismo" where you will discover the local culture. We also suggest you take a moment to dip your toes in the Mediterranean by staying two memorable nights in the Cinque Terre.
This is a complete tour with magnificent routes, ideal for the motorcyclist who wants to discover this beautiful region of Italy.
Your day by day program
Leaving Lucca in a southerly direction, you will quickly discover the typical landscapes and the luxurious panoramas that Tuscany has to offer. Enjoy a superb ride over hills and through medieval villages, stopping occasionally for a real Italian cappuccino. Do not arrive too late because you have a superb hotel with swimming pool awaiting you. You will also want time to discover the stunning city of San Gimignano, which has quite rightly earned its place as a UNESCO World Architectural Heritage site.
Night in 3*** hotel with swimming pool
Today you will leave San Gimignano and take the road to Siena. The city centre, Piazza Del Campo is well worth seeing. After your visit to Siena, the second stage of the day's ride is a chance to discover the region of Chianti, famous for its wines as well as the landscape sculpted by its vineyards. With Florence only a short distance away from your accommodation, this is an opportunity for you to take an evening stroll in the town.
Approximately 145 km
Night in 3*** hotel, specialising in Fiorentine cooking.
Leave the region of Firenze to reach the Apuan Alps.
Pass through Abetone, the point where snowboarders meet in the winter time.
This day leads you to an agriturismo in Garfagnana. This beautiful mountainous region not only offers you wonderful views but also local culinary specialities.
Approximately 165Km (with a possible shorter alternative)
Night in Agriturismo
Having visited the most beautiful cities in the region, driven through vineyards and olives groves, enjoyed wines of the Chianti, you deserve the opportunity to relax!
That is why we suggest you spend two days by the sea in a charming small coastal village in the Cinque Terre. The day’s route is not very long so that you can take advantage of the evening.
Approximately 110 km
Night in Apartment (3*** hotel also possible), centre of the village of Riomaggiore.
This region takes its name from five small villages anchored to the rocks above the sea. Today is dedicated to exploring this magnificent region.
This area will charm you with its small romantic ports and its many restaurants proposing numerous local specialities.
You have the choice to take your motorbike between villages and then visit their centres on foot (no cars or motorbikes allowed due to the limited space and the steep inclines), or to spend the whole day on foot. Trains and boats assure a regular connection between villages. Have a camera handy today as the views of the villages and the surrounding area are not to be missed!
Night in apartment in the centre of the village, near the marina.
By now you should be feeling well rested and ready to get back on the road to visit the marble mountains of the Apuan Alps. Cross olive groves before climbing to Catselnuovo Di Garfagnana. Follow the Serchio to go down to the ancient walled city of Lucca. Its historic centre is a splendid testimony of the past. The local cook will be delighted to talk to you about the "tortelli alla Lucchese" and some other regional recipies.
Night in 2** hotel in centre of the city
Your holiday ends after breakfast in your hotel (transfer to the airport possible if arranged when booking the trip)
Departure every day from April to the end of October
- Starts from Lucca but you can also start from Pisa with a rental motorbike delivered to you at the airport.
- Lucca or Pisa.
- 2 or 3 star hotels, one night in "agriturismo" on double room basis with ensuite facilities. Two nights in apartment in the heart of the Cinque Terre.
- Minimum of 1 person
- Distances from 100kms to 180kms a day.
- Supplement for a single room : 140€
- Supplement for 3 dinners : 60€
- GPS tracks on USB stick : 25€
- Accommodation, breakfast except in the Cinque Terre, road book, maps and local assistance.
- Ferry transportation, flight ticket, transfers not included in the program, insurance, drinks, motorbike, repares, fines, meals, site visits, optional activities and personal expenses.