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Sunny beaches and arts towns – Tuscany on a motorbike

8 days / 7 nights
Tuscany - Elba - With a road-book
Without guide

price from
~473 £ [519 €]

This trip has been designed especially for bikers who wish to make the most out Italy’s sandy beaches and its wonderful arts towns and historical cities!

Your day by day program

1
Between land and sea

Starting from Lucca or Pisa, you will make your way to the Piazza del Duomo. Soak up the exciting atmosphere around you and admire the famous leaning Tower of Pisa. Next, you will head southwards and ride along a countryside road in the direction of Volterra. Why not take a break and visit this enchanting little town, perched atop a rocky promontory culminating at 500m? Finally, you will end today’s journey by riding through Salina di Volterra, Bibbona, and San Vincenzo before reaching Piombino.

Night in a 3 star hotel in Piombino.

Distance: approximately 145km.

2
The island of Elba

Head to the port of Piombino, which is 5 minutes away from your hotel. You will then take the ferry to the island of Elba (duration: 1 hour).
Once in Portoferraio, your motorbike adventure in Elba will begin with a ride along a slightly hilly piece of road, and then along the coastline, which is dotted with charming little villages. When the weather is bright, it is possible to see the other islands of the Tuscan archipelago, such as Pianosa, Capraia and Monte Cristo as well as the French island of Corsica. If you’re lucky, you might even see the Apennine Mountains in the distance. A wonderful and truly magical experience!

Night in a 2 star hotel, which is 10 minutes away from Portoferraio. Please note that bad weather conditions may prevent you from taking the ferry to the island of Elba.

Distance: 115km.

3
Exploring Elba

After breakfast, you will have the entire day to ride off on new adventures. Elba is a small island which abounds with treasures of rich flora, fauna and aquatic species. During your stay, you will have the possibility to sail to another island, go trekking along beautiful crests, go scuba diving and explore seabeds, play golf, find the most beautiful cove on the island, or otherwise have a relaxing swim in the sea.

Night in a 2 star hotel.

4
Meravigliosa Siena

After breakfast, you will ride to the port of Portoferraio and take the ferry back to the continent (duration: 1 hour).
Once you arrive in Piombino, it will only take you 20 minutes to speed off to the peaceful and beautiful hills of Tuscany. The road winds through the woods up to the city gates of Sienna. Park your motorbike in the hotel’s parking lot and explore the historical sites of this marvellous city.

Night in a 3 star hotel in Siena.

Distance: approximately 150km.

5
Florence and the Chianti

Today’s motorbike journey will lead you to ride to Florence, otherwise known as the ‘cradle of the Renaissance’. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Florence is a magnificent city and a must-see while in Italy. However, before visiting Florence, you will also be able to enjoy the sumptuous countryside landscapes of the Chianti, with olive trees glistening in the sun. Today’s itinerary is slightly shorter so as to enable you to make the most out of your visit to Florence.

Night in a 2 star hotel.

Distance: approximately 100km.

6
Volterra via San Gimignano

Did you think that, after admiring the beauty of Florence and the leaning tower of Pisa, strolling down the beaches of the Island of Elba and experiencing the magical Sienna and Chianti wine region, you had seen everything that Italy has to offer?
Start by riding to Volterra in the morning via Certaldo and San Gimignano, which are two wonderful architectural jewels from the Middle Ages.

Night in Volterra.
Distance 90km.

7
Lucca

Enjoy your last day of motorcycling by heading to Lucca and riding its wonderful twisting little roads. The historical centre of this enchanting town is a wonderful piece of Italian heritage. The local restaurant owners will be more than pleased to introduce you to their Tordelli alla Lucchese and their other regional products.

Night in a 2 star hotel.
Distance: 75km.

8
The end

Your trip ends after breakfast.
Depending on your time of departure, you will be able to do a last motorbike ride around Lucca’s hilltops.

Departure board

From the beginning of April to the end of October.

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Pisa or Lucca.
End
  • Lucca.
Accommodation
  • 7 nights in 2 and 3 star hotels - double bedrooms. (Possible option: nights in single bedrooms only).
Number of people
  • From 2.
Options
  • Supplement for nights in single bedrooms : 125€
  • Supplement for July and August departures : 70€
  • GPS tracks on USB stick : 25€
Included
  • Accommodation (2 and 3 star hotels), breakfasts from day 1 to day 7, ferry crossing to and from the island of Elba (for 2 people and 1 motorbike), information package (map + roadbook).
Not included
  • Transport options to the meeting point and from the point of dispersal, transfers which are not included in the tour, insurance, meals and beeverages, motorbike rental, visits of tourist sites, optional activities which are not included in the tour, personal expenses.
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