2024 Tuscan Hill Hopper Travel Training Tour

      53042 Chianciano Terme SI, Italy

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      Leod Escapes
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      23 reviews
      Oct 6 - 12, 2024
      Group size: 5 - 20
      2024 Tuscan Hill Hopper Travel Training Tour
      53042 Chianciano Terme SI, Italy

      Leod Escapes
      • Email address verified
      23 reviews

      Oct 6 - 12, 2024
      Group size: 5 - 20

      About this trip

      Everyone loves Italy. It's more than just the food, the culture, the people and the bikes, it's a whole package. If you are an intermediate or better skilled rider then no way in hell should you see the magic of Tuscany by car or bus. Italy is not that hard and we are going to show you how. The back roads of Tuscany unfold the real life of Italy before you. On a motorcycle in Italy you are not an observer, you become part of the story. The little plazas, the generations old shops, the delicious food made with love.Everything is rich in character because Italy is blessed and cursed with an over abundance of passion. The best way to see the world is on two wheels and the hills of Tuscany are a superb example. We show you why and more importantly HOW.


      How does this work?

      We arrive in Rome. We encourage you to come a day or two early to let your luggage catch up. Explore the "Eternal City". We have loads of tips on what to do in Rome. From how to do the must see sites right but more importantly learn how this modern city integrates it's epic past with modern life. Then we are off to Tuscany. You'll be placed in a group of 4 or 5 riders according to your desired pace. Everyone has com units and a GPS. No one will get left behind. Your squadron supports each other. Your instructors will keep track of everyone on What'sApp and we are ready to lend of hand if you need it... but you'll learn, you can do this. Our hotel in Tuscany is in a small resort town, not a tourist trap. You'll navigate Italian life and find the tasty spots. Each day in Tuscany there will be an array of routes for you to choose from. Will you dodge the tourists around the famous towers of San Gimignano? Don't worry we know where the hidden motorcycle only parking is located. Maybe you are a MotoGP fan and always wanted to visit Valentino Rossi's home town of Tavulia? We know where you can look down on his ranch and the VR46 training ground. Chase the curves of the Chianti region and walk the circuit of the Palio in Sienna. Grab an ice cream in the little plaza in Vinci and sit at the feet of one of Leonardo's greatest sculptures. We encourage you to create your own routes before we go. You'll have instruction and homework before you go that will allow you to create your own dream day. The hill towns of Anghari, Pienza, Volterra and Montalcino call, which ones will you go to? Leod Escapes has been doing tours in Italy since 2015, so we have some favorite spots. Our hidden lunch stop in Radicofani where no tourist bus can go. The local rider gathering spots like Passo del Muraglione or Lo Scoiattolo (The Squirrel) bar and gelato spot high above lake Trasimeno. Whenever we do tours in Italy people often come to "see" but they return home with memories of places, people and experiences they didn't expect. What will be yours? At the end of the week we'll return to Rome on another fun route before you fly home. You'll return with not only great memories of Italy but probably some new traveling skills and greater confidence in your own motorcycle travel abilities.


      Base Bikes

      BMW F900R

      Ducati Scrambler 800

      BMW F800GS

      Moto Guzzi V7

      Ducati Monster 797

      What’s included

      • 6 Nights 3&4 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 online course by Yamaha Champions Riding School is part of your tour. It normally costs $50. You Must show proof of completion to go.
      • Road Book
        Spiral Tank Bag sized guide with routes and way points for some great day rides. Learn how to make your own.
      • Base Model Bike
        The pricing starts with the base model bikes (BMW 750GS, BMW F800GT, BMW F900R, Ducati Scambler, Moto Guzzi V7). Other models available for an upgrade charge.

      What’s not included

      • 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
      Available until August 23, 20248 left
      $2,650
      Deposit: $750
      Single Rider Own Room
      Available until August 23, 20244 left
      $2,950
      Deposit: $840
      Couple Riding One Bike One Room
      Available until August 23, 2024only 2 left
      $3,550
      Deposit: $990

      Available options

      BMW F900XR
      $150
      Sold Out
      Moto Guzzi V85TT
      $150
      only 1 left
      Ducati Multistrada V2
      $200
      only 2 left
      Ducati Desert X
      $200
      only 2 left
      Moto Guzzi Stelvio
      $300
      Sold Out
      BMW R1300GS
      $400
      5 left
      Ducati Multistrada V4
      $400
      only 3 left


      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Welcome to Rome

      We always recommend you come a day or two early just to make sure your luggage catches up to you and to adapt to the time difference. Plus who can't use a few extra days in Rome. Grab a cab from the airport and we'll see you at the Hotel. Let us know if you want to come early and would like some extra night reserved for you. You'll get lots of local tips on Rome from us as well so don't worry. You'll have great ideas on how to walk off that jet lag... or maybe go Roma style and rent a scooter. Arrival day we'll meet for a riders meeting and get the com units sorted out. That night we'll head to one of our favorite local trattoria's that makes the best Cacio e Pepe.

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      Leod Escapes
      23 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

      For a rider like me, this was the trip of a lifetime. I am a 35+ year motorcycle rider, but have never ridden Europe before. In fact, I had never been outside the English-speaking world prior to this trip. This tour is the perfect introduction to international motorcycling. We traveled primarily in Germany and northern Italy and I was able to get by with English without any trouble, but picked up just enough German and Italian to feel a little more at home. While the point of this tour is to learn how to do it on your own, the tour guides are quick to help with anything you might need. The BMW motorcycles are excellent and extremely well maintained. The riding can be challenging, but is quite manageable for a rider with a few years experience, and an interest in improving their skills. Riding with folks with a similar mindset, I made some friendships that I will last for many years. I found the whole package to be excellent value for the money. If you are considering trying international moto-touring I can think of no better way to start.
      By Kenneth B for 2023 Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits on Jul 28, 2023
      What a wild ride! This was a fantastic trip. Motorcycles really are the best way to see the world. This is a very sporting tour, possibly not for the interstate rider. I am certainly a better rider now and I thoroughly enjoyed the back country riding that we were guided through. Although this was the first run of Castles and Curves our guides were flexible and were able to overcome the problems faced (invisible flying cucumbers one might say). This was a genuine adventure and I loved it all!
      By Dustin Z for 2023 Castles & Curves Training Tour on Jul 26, 2023
      This trip was exceptional value for the money. This was my first international motorcycling trip and I can't think of a better introduction to motorcycle travel; I feel I now know enough to do this myself someday. The accommodations were great, especially the hotel in Italy. The routes were appropriately challenging for my skill level and I know I'm a better rider as a result. The bikes were well-maintained and the process of picking up and returning them was seamless. My ideal vacation. I highly recommend!
      By Jeffrey K for 2023 Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits on Jul 19, 2023
      Leod escapes provided a wonderful dolomite training tour from providing invaluable travel trips to the motorcycle rentals, - exciting routes to explore, and comfortable accommodations, exposure to great local food and sights. They gave us the training to be able to come back on our own but we would love to do another tour with them.
      By Lynn B for 2023 Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits on Jul 18, 2023
      Amazing trip. great roads great guides and support crew were more than exceptional. we enjoyed all top notch accomodations. Cat and Nancy well planned every detail. The scenery was fantastic and the other participants and us quickly became friends. A lifetime experience. Tony and Kim Gioia
      By Tony G for 2023 Munich to Mugello on Jul 17, 2023
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