ITALY & DOLOMITES
An amazing 14 days of riding through some of the finest Alpine passes and lakes in Italy. This is a tour full of magnificent scenery and some of the best roads in all of Europe. Come and join us for a fun filled thrilling tour.
14 day lakes and mountains tour of the Italian Alps. Including dozens of Mountains Passes!
Due to popular demand, we have produced a thrilling, exciting, fun and a visually incredible motorcycle tour through the Alps Italy. You will love this!
Our 14 day Italian Alps motorcycle tour is a fantastic experience. The tour covers some of the most popular and incredible famous biker alpine passes in Italy as well as stunning lakes. This is a seriously scenic tour with snow peaked mountains, crystal clear lakes and impressive mountain landscapes with plenty of hairpins, long sweeping bends, switchbacks and alpine roads that will impress, no matter how many times you may have seen it!
|Duration||13 nights – 14 days|
|Tour type||Fully Escorted Tour by a professional guide|
|Mileage (miles)||Average 200 – 250 p/day|
|Total miles for the tour||Approx 2,500|
|Road types||Motorway, A roads, B roads, mountain passes|
|Pace||Ride at your own pace (we use a drop-off system!)|
|Suitable for pillions||Yes|
|Group size||Max of 15|
|Fun Factor||Awesome scenery and plenty of twisties|
DAY 1 - FRANCE
Distance: 187 miles
DAY 2 - VOSGES MOUNTAINS
Twists, turns, hairpins and beautiful roads lined with tall pine trees that open up to a stunning landscape view across mountain ranges are just some of the delights you’ll experience today, albeit briefly as we are heading for the Alps.
Distance: 223 miles approx
DAY 3 - TRANSIT DAY TO BORMIO ITALY
We have a transit day today to reach Bormio in Italy, so we will be riding on motorways until we reach Italy. No one likes motorways but it gets us to the heart of the stunning locations we will be riding over the next few days and the bonus is that we have one hotel for the next two nights. so NO luggage needs to be carried on the bikes tomorrow, ride free, be light and get your pegs down! Oh yes.
Distance: 246 miles
DAY 4 - STELVIO PASS / GAVIA PASS
Staying in the same hotel again tonight, we can dump our bags in our room and not have to worry about weight as we navigate our way over Stelvio Pass and route around to then come back over to Bormio via Gavia Pass. What a treat you have today!
Distance: 151 miles
DAY 5 - DAY 5 - LAKE GARDA
We head for Lake Garda today and stay in our hotel again for two nights, there is an optional ride out tomorrow or just sit back and relax and take a stroll around the lake
Distance: 141 miles
DAY 6 - LAKE GARDA REST DAY OR RIDE OUT
Rest near the lake, or take an optional ride out today
DAY 7 - PASSO ROLLE / SAN PELLEGRINO
We begin with a gorgeous ride through the hills that overlook Lake Garda and then head to Passo Rolle finishing off near San Pellegrino where we stay for two nights
Distance: 172 miles
DAY 8 - DOLOMITES
Staying in the same hotel again tonight, allowing you to leave your bags in the room we head off on a dizzying tour around the Dolomites today, with many twists and bends, plenty of stunning scenery and alpine vistas
DAY 9 - LAKE COMO
Still in Italy we make our way across many alpine passes, some with steep drops but impressive nonetheless to Lake Como, where we sty here for two nights and tomorrow is a day off the bikes
Distance: 227 miles
DAY 10 - DAY OFF
We all take a break from riding and enjoy the serenity of lake Como
DAY 11 - BLACK FOREST
Distance: 218 miles
DAY 12 - B500 - FRANCE
Distance: 151 miles
DAY 13 - Ardennes Valley
Distance: 193 miles
DAY 14 - CALAIS
Distance: 152 miles
Itinerary may change slightly due to varying factors or to improve our customers experience
- 29th August 2020
PRICES FOR AUGUST 2020 (Holiday Season)
- Single rider sharing a twin room – £1699
- Rider & Pillion sharing a double or twin room – £2899
- Rider with single room – £2499
- Euro tunnel return fares
- Good quality hotels
- Breakfast each morning
- Fully escorted tour
- Support from a professional tour guide 24/7
- Daily GPS Route Maps for reference/guide
- Full Itinerary
- Comprehensive Tour Guide Pack (Info)
- Trusted, established and reputable company with support and backup from start to finish
- Meals other than stated
- Room Service
- Entry Fees
- Parking fees
Is the Italian Escorted Motorcycle Tour suitable for new or experienced riders?
Due to the nature of some of the mountain passes (tight bends, hairpins and switchbacks), new or inexperienced riders may find it challenging in places. However, we all have to start somewhere, so if you are a competent rider we are on hand to help out and support you by offering valuable riding tips and advice, so that you can get the most enjoyment out of the riding
How do you keep everyone together, I am worried I may get lost?
Have no worries. We use a drop-off system. It’s a simple system whereby everyone works as a team, not only looking out for each other but it also means you are very unlikely to get lost from the group. We don’t guarantee we will keep the group together as we have no influence over other riders but we do our best. You are also free to ride the route solo and meet the rest in the evening
Do I need a Sat Nav?
Yes, it is important that you have the ability to get to the hotel each day of your own accord and navigate the route. This is in case of a number reasons, such as; losing the group (although we make every effort to keep the group together, it can happen, although rare!) or in case you experience bike trouble. Although we will do all we can to get you going again and ensure you are safe, we do have other customers who need to push on with the tour. It may be that a recovery vehicle is called out and they can repair the bike there and then, so you will need to get to the hotel. A smartphone is usually adequate if you have a map app installed. All hotel details are provided before the tour.
I have special dietary needs, can you cater for this?
Yes, of course. Just let us know in advance and we will inform the hotels for you
Do you offer a discount for more than two riders booking at the same time?
Yes, we do offer a discount for more than two riders booking on the same tour. Please send us an email or give us a call for details as the discount is dependent on the number of riders in the group.
How much will fuel cost?
It is difficult to say. If you rag your bike throughout the tour the fuel costs will be considerable more. It also depends on the bike, a sports bike will use more fuel than an adventure bike for example. We usually base fuel costs as follows – £1 per 10 miles, therefore on a 2,000 mile tour, you’d expect to pay on average £200 in fuel.
Is there secure parking at night?
Most hotels have either a secure compound, underground car park or secure area for us to park. It is good practice to secure two bikes together during the evening. We have never had a bike stolen on our tours.
How often do you stop for breaks?
We understand on our tours that different people have different needs and some have stronger needs than others! We aim to stop either every 100 – 130 miles (transit days) or every hour for refreshments or just a stretch. On the days we are touring through scenic regions, we will stop more frequently to capture photos and take in the beautiful surroundings etc
Have any other questions?
Give us a call (0330 111 0112) or send us an email, we’re a friendly bunch and are happy to offer our time to explain anything you are unsure of.