2023 Italian Dream to Mugello

      50038 Scarperia, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

      13 reviews
      Sep 11 - 21, 2023
      Group size: 8 - 15
      2023 Italian Dream to Mugello
      50038 Scarperia, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

      13 reviews

      Sep 11 - 21, 2023
      Group size: 8 - 15

      About this trip

      Since 2015 Enrico of Hear the Road and Cat of Leod Escapes have partnered together to make this tour happen. It’s been a very popular tour and carefully refined year after year. Five days of riding the hidden curves of central Italy and three days riding our favorite European track. This year we are bringing someone special, YCRS Senior Instructor Eziah Davis will join the tour to help coach you on the twisty Italian roads. Passengers come along because while your rider is turning laps on Mugello, you can catch a taxi and see the wonders of Florence. You start and end in the eternal city of Rome. You’ll ride the back roads to Sienna. You’ll hit the same curves Ducati test riders do as you head over the mountains to Mugello. Three days on Mugello with two time WSBK champion Troy Corser riding a BMW S1000RR and you’ll understand why this is our favorite European circuit.  Take a rest day in Tuscany and then head over the mountains to Orvieto and stay at a wine resort. Finally we take the back roads back to Rome. All along the way you are guided to great local authentic places, curvy roads only the local riders know, outstanding food and great 3 and 4 star hotels. If you are a track rider and always wanted to visit Italy… this is the tour you want. This tour is more expensive because of the expense of Mugello but it is worth every penny. It's time to savor life and few destinations can do that like Italy.

      What’s included

      • 10 Nights Accommodations
        3 and 4 star hotels ranging from quaint villas to sumptuous resorts
      • 3 Days Track Instruction
        Work with your coach and lead coach 2 time WSBK Champion Troy Corser
      • 5 Days of Sport Touring
        Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria are laced with excellent backroads and we know them all.
      • Sport Touring Bike
        Base bike is Ducati Scrambler, Monster 797 Moto Guzzi V7, F900R, or F750GS. Upgrades across the BMW and Ducati lines.
      • Track Bike
        BMW S1000RR (Slicks Upgrade Available)
      • Italian Guide
        Your guide to Italian culture as well as great roads
      • Luggage Van
        Keeps you traveling light on the road. Pack your track gear in a separate bag.
      • Italian Breakfast
        Fresh and delicious the way Italians like it.
      • Airport Transfers
        Private Executive Car to and from Fiumicino Airport
      • Two Dinners
        Welcome and Farewell dinner is included. Enrico our partner is a Roman local, he wants to make sure you get two chances at eating like a local Roman.
      • Airfare
        We can give your lots of tips on getting good airfare values.
      • Lunch
        We want you to order what appeals to you rather than a fixed menu.
      • 8 Dinners
        We want you to order what appeals to you rather than a fixed menu.
      • Street bike fuel
        Guides are on hand to help decipher Italian fuel machines, positively the most confusing on the planet.

      Available Packages

      Single Rider Shared Room
      Available until July 30, 2023only 3 left
      Deposit: $2,820
      Single Rider OWN Room
      Available until July 30, 20235 left
      Deposit: $3,070
      Couple (Rider & Passenger)
      Available until July 30, 20235 left

      PRICE IS PER COUPLE. Passengers get the best seats on the tour and see more than riders ever do. Couple package includes a base bike proper for "two up" starting with Class 3 bikes with further upgrade available.

      Deposit: $3,940

      Available options


      Day 1
      Welcome to Rome

      Your private car meets you at the airport and takes you to your hotel where you meet your guides. We advise a late morning arrival. You’ll pick up your street bike that afternoon, then attend the welcome briefing before heading off to a nice trattoria off the beaten path to get some REAL Roman cuisine. If you have time we advise you arrive a day or two early. Rome has been attracting visitors for over 2000 years and it makes a wonderful place to walk off your jet lag

      Your Organizer

      Leod Escapes
      13 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.


      Epic. I watched the promo video at least 100 times and sent it to as many people. Everyone, myself included, thought it looked epic. Cat & Nancy did not disappoint. When I watch the video now, and recognize the places, roads, and corners on Motorland Aragon, my eyes well up. Not sure how much better you can get than that!
      By David J for 2022 Spanish Pyrenees to Aragón on 18 Oct, 2022
      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
      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
      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
      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
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