2023 Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits (DRAFT DATES)

Canazei TN, Italy

LE
12 reviews
Jul 23 - 29, 2023
Group size: 5 - 19
2023 Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits (DRAFT DATES)
Canazei TN, Italy

12 reviews

$NaN
Jul 23 - 29, 2023
Group size: 5 - 19

About this trip

THESE DATES ARE TENTATIVE UNTIL WE GET THE FULL SCHEDULE BUT YOU CAN STILL RESERVE YOUR SPOT. (If the actual dates don't work for your schedule you can get your deposit refunded)

A week long trip to the Italian Alps to show you how to create your own EU riding adventures. If you want to explore the EU by motorcycle on your own but are a little nervous about how to go about it then this tour is for you. You'll learn about routing, rentals, what to pack, where to stay, how to eat, cultural barriers, cameras, traffic norms, and of course how to get by when you don't speak the language. You should be an intermediate to advanced skilled rider and who views obstacles as a chance for adventure. This event is created and run by 10 year tour operator veteran. Cat will step out of his role as a guide to be your teacher and engage you in some hands one real world training. Miss Emma from Motorcycles & Misfits podcast will join us and give you some valuable motorcycle mechanic tips as well. If you want to see the world on two wheels this is your first step. 

What’s included

  • 6 Nights 3 Star Hotels
    These hotels are all about clean comfort in the right location.
  • Breakfast Everyday
    Hotels in EU do included breakfast well and you should take advantage of it.
  • Use of Radio Com Unit
    Leod Escapes wil provide you with a Chatterbox X2 Slim Radio. Our preferred method of group rider communication.
  • YCRS ChampU Course
    This is an online course offered by Yamaha Champions Riding School. It normally costs $50 and it's worth every penny. You'll ride safer and faster in the EU because of it. Do it.
  • Road Book
    Spiral Tank Bag sized guide with routes and way points for some great day rides. Learn how to make your own.
  • Airfare
    Leod Escapes can pass on their tips and principles for getting good deals on flights.
  • Lunch
    You'll learn to eat like a local not like a tourist
  • Dinner
    Pull out the phone and translate the menu and order what you want. It's a low cost adventure.
  • Fuel
    Partner up with a fuel buddy and learn the ins and outs of automated gas machines in the EU
  • Airport Transfers
    Learn how to use cabs and subways like a local to save money.

Available Packages

Single Rider Shared Room
only 3 left
$2,500
Deposit: $750
Single Rider Own Room
5 left
$2,800
Deposit: $840
Couple Riding One Bike One Room
only 3 left
$3,300
Deposit: $990

Available options

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Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Munich

Munich Airport is organized and efficient with lots of local services. Take a 45min train ride to your hotel or partner with another fellow rider and take a cab. This is the capital of the wealthy region of Bavaria, home to BMW, great beer and a fiercely good football team (soccer). If you have the time we encourage you to arrive a day or two early to walk/eat/drink off that jet lag before you ride. Your hotel is near all things motorcycle with plenty of gear shops. There's grocery, pharmacy and some restaurants nearby our hotel but most importantly it's next to a subway station so getting around Munich will be easy and cheap. In the afternoon attend the riders briefing and get your helmet com unit installed. Tonight join your teacher Cat MacLeod for a Döner or walk down to the local Beer Garden.

Your Organizer


LE
Leod Escapes
12 reviews
Leod Escapes specializes in International tours with “Track Time”. That means sport touring the best curvy roads for week and riding a proper sport bike on a famous race course. Leod Escapes pioneered the concept of “Track & Tour” and each year we seek to add a new destination to keeps things fresh and exciting. Since we are located in the best place for motorcycle sport touring the USA we also do GPS self guided and custom tours in Northern California.

Reviews

Hear the Road was expert and made for a wonderful experience in Italy! Would like to ride with Enrico in Sardinia in 2024.
By William David J for Misano MotoGP & the Italian Ride on 19 Sep, 2022
MD
This was a trip of a lifetime. Thoroughly enjoyed every single minute of the trip. Enrico our guide was simply amazing, fun, entertaining, insightful, etc. The ride was fantastic, the scenic vistas breathtaking, food delicious, wine incredible. I hated to leave and have dreaming about the trip since I left. Scheming a way to return as soon as possible for another adventure.
By Matthew D for Misano MotoGP & the Italian Ride on 16 Sep, 2022
CS
In my opinion, the 2022 Corsica/Sardinia tour was overly ambitious in design, which left me feeling rushed each day, and did not allow for any time to relax and enjoy what we were driving through. There were too many miles per day planned on winding & challenging coastal roads. As a result, there was very little time to stop and enjoy the scenery. Several of us arrived at our hotels late in the evening worn out. In addition, while curves are a motorcyclist’s nirvana, there is a point at which there can be too much of a good thing. Poor judgment can creep in after several hours of twisties in high temperatures. We experienced highs from 82-93 degree F temps (27-33 C). We traveled though some very scenic coastal towns and seascape, but because the main goal was to get from Point A to Point B as fast as possible, we missed out on the beauty of the islands. This is not a tour designed for site-seeing; it is all about the curves, and how to traverse them quickly, despite the unexpected obstacles around some corners: rock/sand debris, a random cow or goat, locals and tourists driving in the opposite direction. While speed and corners dominated this tour, there were other elements that were very positive. The Mugello Ducati Riding Experience track day was well-done. Mugello is a beautiful track and the 1 instructor/ 4 student instruction was insightful for all levels. The hotels that were chosen were awesome; a few even stunning in location and history. The ferry rides were all memorable - even the 18 hour overnighter from Obia to Livorno. The planning for all this was impeccable and without issue…. no small deed! In summary, this tour, as it stands, is for adrenaline junkies. It is not for sightseeing - even at a moderate pace. If the tour can make the following changes, it would be 5 stars (for me): fewer daily miles, two nights on Corsica, allowance for riders to ride at their skill level and pace. At the very least, divide up into two riding groups.
By Chris S for Italian Dream Islands Edition on 16 Sep, 2022
You are totally correct Chris. This was the first running of this tour and I've talked with Enrico a lot about the route. It's too much. Also if I had been on the tour rather than getting Covid (Ick), I would have broken the group up into two and had the more leisurely paced riders go in one group and the sport touring guys go in another. Franco was stuck trying the run a tour his own for the first time and was hesitant to make such decisions. The route has been redesigned to feature just Corsica and allow for a wider variance in speed and free time.
By Leod Escapes on 16 Sep, 2022
LE
A great trip that was incredibly well-organized and curated. Perfect roads, delicious food, reliable bike, and great hotels. What more do you need?
By Krista C for Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits on 19 Aug, 2022
Amazing trip! Unbelievable views, fantastic roads, great people, great food! I couldn't have asked for a better experience and can't wait to do it again!!
By Matthew M for Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits on 08 Aug, 2022
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