Italian Factories Tour
This is the ultimate riding experience for motorcycle and car lovers. A tour of Northern Italy visiting the Ducati Museum in Bologna, the Ferrari Galleria in Maranello, the Moto Guzzi Museum in Mandello, tghe Piaggio museum in Pontedera, the Morbidelli collection and the Benelli museum in Pesaro. Between each stop there are hundreds of twisties, kilometres of curves as we cross the Appennini mountain chain where racing champions like Valentino Rossi learned to ride. Our tour takes us along the foothills of the Dolomites, next to the shores of Lake Garda, and through the Tuscan countryside.
Day 1 - Sunday - Arrive in Milan
Free transfer to the hotel where you will meet with the guide and collect your rental bike. Welcome dinner and briefing with your tour leader.
Day 2 - Monday - Milano - Maranello - Futa Pass - (240 kms)
Depart from Milan and travel to Maranello, 180 kilometers, to visit the first of this tour’s highlights: the Ferrari Gallery. After our visit and lunch we will continue on one of the most enjoyable roads that crosses the Appennini mountain chain, towards the Futa Pass for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 - Tuesday - Passo della Futa - Pontedera - Florence - (180 kms)
After breakfast we will ride to Pontedera for the visit to the Piaggio museum, do not think is just a vespa museum, is a piece of the Italian history, beautiful and very interesting. Dinner and overnight in Firenze.
Day 4 - Wednesday - Fiesole - Pesaro – The Morbidelli Museum - ( 200 kms)
Morning ride to Pesaro, on the road through the Consuma Pass, another famous road for Italian riders and “Sunday racers". We will then visit the Morbidelli Museum, a private collection of more than 300 wonderfully restored bikes, in a new building near the Benelli plant. Dinner with Benelli Club friends and a visit to the Benelli Museum.
Day 5 - Thursday - Pesaro - The Ducati Factory and Museum - Bassano – ( 350 kms)
Today is the longest day of the tour. We will travel from Pesaro to Bologna, the home of the Ducati museum and factory. We will have lunch at the factory worker’s restaurant and then depart to the Veneto region through the Delta of the Po, Italy’s main river. Dinner and overnight in Bassano del Grappa, a beautiful medieval town and World War II historical battlefield.
Day 6 - Friday - Bassano - Canazei – ( 200 kms)
A couple of fantastic days over the Dolomites, an unforgettable experience with dinner and overnight in a nice tipical village.
Day 6 - Saturday - Ride the Dolomites ! – ( kms at leasure !)
Day 7 - Sunday - Canazei - Lovere ( 250 kms)
From the Dolomite region around Trento we will travel along sweeping roads to Lake of Garda. After a coffee break along the largest Italian lake we will continue along the Iseo Lake for dinner and overnight in Lovere.
Day 8 - Monday - Lovere - Lake of Como – The Moto Guzzi Factory - Milan ( 250 kms)
The roads leading through the Italian Alps to Lake Como are a rider’s paradise. We will have lunch on the shores of Lake Como and make an afternoon visit to the historical Moto Guzzi factory in Mandello del Lario to admire the collection of this prestigious motorcycle company. The final ride back to Milan to return the bikes, followed by a farewell dinner in a typical Milanese restaurant.
Day 9 - Tuesday - Departure
Spend free time in Milan, the most cosmopolitan Italian city, before your return flight. Free transfer available to the airport.
Dates and Cost
Dates: From Saturday 6 to Sunday 14 September
(the date of arrival is the day of meeting and overnight in Milan, the date of departure is the departure from Milan, please make sure your flight matches these dates)
Price per person with a minimum of 8 participants: Pilote: Euro 2.750
Passenger/Own bike pilote: Euro 1.950
- 3/4 star hotel accommodation in a double room, breakfast and dinner
- English speaking guide with van for baggage transport and basic bike assistance
- Entrance fees to all museums or/and factories
- Class 2 motorcycle rental
Fuel and tolls
Beverages and tips
Transfer to/from airport
Personal travel insurance
Single room supplement: Euro 500