Under the Tuscan Sun

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Always dreamed of a Motorcycle tour “under the Tuscan sun”? Dream no more. On this Club Class 9-day adventure, you will experience the kind of Italian scenery typically found in picturesque coffee table books: rolling hills, cypress trees shading long driveways, villas in the midst of olive plantations, monasteries and churches, Italian street life and some of the most beautiful cities and villages you can imagine.



Features of this exciting Adventure include:

  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Assisi – birthplace of St. Francis and home to the Basilica of St. Francis
  • San Gimigiano with its ancient “skyscrapers”
  • The tiny municipality of San Marino
  • Tavullia – hometown of Moto GP world champion, Valentinos Rossi
  • Siena and it’s wonderful main plaza, which hosts the El Palio, a famous horse race twice a year
  • Orvieto – location of the famous Duomo in Orvieto, a prime example of Italian Gothic style.

This tour begins and ends in Florence, Italy, a city so full of history and culture that you may want to extend your stay to more fully absorb it.

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Under the Tuscan Sun Welcome under the Tuscan Sun! On the official arrival day we will pick you up from the airport Florence and transfer you to the hotel in a village in the surrounding area. You will have a good connection to Florence downtown by public transport. Walk around and get the “Italian feeling”, before we meet for the motorcycle handover in the later afternoon. We’ll have a kickoff meeting in the evening, followed by our first dinner together!
Under the Tuscan Sun After circumnavigating Florence we head west to Pisa – once in the Tuscany, the leaning tower of Pisa is a must-see! On small roads we head back east; on our way is San Gimignano – with its famous skyline of a good dozen tower houses another highlight of today and the perfect place to have lunch. Some attractive and twisty roads finally lead us to Siena, today’s destination.
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Go for a loop on your motorcycle on the twisty roads around Siena, spend your time in the wonderful old town visiting the cathedral, the Piazza del Campo and the Salimbeni Palace – or get up early and go for both! The surrounding area is a motorcyclist’s paradise and in Siena most attractions are within walking distance. The perfect place to spend the day!

Under the Tuscan Sun It’s only 74 miles direct way to our next destination, but then you would miss spectacular roads through perfect Tuscan scenery! Medieval villages like the Renaissance hill town Montepulciano invite us for a break and about half way we can circle around Monte Amiata, with 1738m the largest of the lava domes in the Amiata lava dome complex. Our hotel is located at Lake Bolsena, a crater lake of volcanic origin – and we will enjoy the view across it!

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Just like on yesterday’s riding day to Bolsena, the “scenic route” is highly recommendable! Enjoying the small and twisty roads, we can make stopovers in Orvieto with its famous Dome – striped in white travertine and greenish-black basalt -, or in the world’s “most livable city” Todi – according to the legend built by Hercules. We pass by Perugia, well-known for its culture, art – and chocolate!
Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, is our destination today and we will spend two nights in this little gem. We are now in the region of Umbria, the only Italian region having neither a coastline nor a border with other countries.

Under the Tuscan Sun Dominated by two medieval castles, Assisi’s numerous churches as well as the Roman amphitheatre attract many visitors, but it’s also a major pilgrimage destination for many groups coming to enjoy the simple peace of St. Francis.
The surrounding area of the city features Lake Trasimene and the city of Perugia as well as many roads that lead us through a scenic landscape with hills and mountains around 1000 m elevation. Again you can dedicate your day to a series of activities in and around Assisi and enjoy the free evening in a typical local restaurant.

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Today we head for the Adriatic Sea! Passing through ancient Gubbio and the walled medieval city of Urbino, we approach another one of the highlights of this tour: Tavullia, home town of the legendary nine-time world motorcycle champion Valentino Rossi. His ranch and merchandising headquarter are located close by and the magic number 46 is omnipresent here – even on a cappuccino in the “Café Sport”!
A short ride brings us to today’s destination Gabicce Mare, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Romagna Adriatic Coast. Lean back and enjoy the evening ocean breeze with a glass of fine Italian wine…

Under the Tuscan Sun You won’t forget this riding day for sure! Soon after takeoff we ride through “the Most Serene Republic” of San Marino, which is with only about 24 sq mi an enclaved microstate, claiming to be the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world. After San Marino fun starts and we find ourselves on some of the twistiest roads that central Italy has to offer! Crossing the central Appenine Mountains we are surrounded by peaks up to 4500 ft high and with a smile on our face we return to where we started from a week ago. This was Italy from its most attractive side! During our farewell dinner we remember the highlights of this trip, some of us wearing a T-shirt or cap with the number “46” on it…

Under the Tuscan Sun After breakfast we will shuttle you to the airport. We hope to see you on another Adventure soon!

The roads are mostly paved.


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  • Includes BMW F700GS
  • Additional charge of $100 for a BMW F800GS
  • Additional charge of $100 for a BMW F800R
  • Additional charge of $100 for a BMW F800GT
  • Additional charge of $150 for a BMW F800GS Adv
  • Additional charge of $530 for a BMW R nineT (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $300 for a BMW R1200GS LC
  • Additional charge of $400 for a BMW R1200GS Adv LC
  • Additional charge of $150 for a BMW R1200R LC
  • Additional charge of $400 for a BMW R1200RT LC
  • Additional charge of $450 for a BMW S1000R
  • Additional charge of $600 for a BMW S1000XR
  • Additional charge of $600 for a BMW R1200RS LC (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $600 for a BMW K1300R (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $600 for a BMW K1300S (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $1,290 for a BMW S1000RR (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $1,290 for a BMW K1600GT (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $1,290 for a BMW K1600GTL (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $100 for a Ducati Monster 700 (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $300 for a Ducati Multistrata 1200 (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $100 for a Ducati Hyperstrada 800 (limited number – on special request)
  • Own motorcycle: deduct $700 from the rider price.
  • All breakfasts and 6 dinners.
  • Airport transfers on the official arrival and departure days.
  • Luggage transport and support van on tour.
  • 2 tour leaders on motorcycle and in support van.
  • Tour information package & map.
  • Single room supplement – $735
2017 Schedule
Date2017 AdventuresLengthPrice(USD)Co-riderNotes
Apr 29 - May 7Under the Tuscan Sun 9 Days$4,950$3,950
May 6 - 14Under the Tuscan Sun 9 Days$4,950$3,950
2018 Schedule
Date2018 AdventuresLengthPrice(USD)Co-riderNotes
Apr 28 - May 6Under the Tuscan Sun 9 Days$4,950$3,950
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