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.
Ducati Scrambler 800
Moto Guzzi V7
Ducati Monster 797
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.