GLOBAL MOTORCYCLE TOURS
17 Millfield Road
Phone: 01257 410686
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Global Motorcycle Tours ©
Company No. 05714224
Close your eyes and think of Italy and you will picture Tuscany. The climate, the people and the wine more than anywhere else are all so typically Italian. It is no coincidence that Ducati, Aprilia and MV motorcycles are all designed and built here.
Add the forested splendour of Slovenia and the towering Dolomite Mountains and you have a recipe for an unforgettable motorcycle tour.
Join us as we travel to some of the most fascinating and exciting areas in Europe.
Saturday 7th - Saturday 21st September 2019
14 Nights 15 Days
INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
Euro Tunnel Outbound & Return
14 Nights accommodation - 3 & 4 star hotels
All breakfasts included with accommodation
9 Evening Meals
Detailed Route Plans and Maps
Comprehensive tour manual
GPS coordinates (Garmin Mapsource file)
Detailed Daily itinerary
Guided and supported by Tom & Susan
MILEAGE - not including ride outs
Daily 145 - 306
NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
Toll charges & Vignettes
Meals other than specified
Pfalzer Saar Hunsruck
Passo di Giau
Passo San Pellegrino
Passo di Falzarego
Triglavski National Park
Lake Bohinj, Julian Alps
Bastogne - Venice – Siena - Troyes
Piazza del Campo
Leaning tower of Pisa
Petite St Bernard, Bauges
Day 1 – Saturday 7th September - 251 Miles
Following an early morning Euro tunnel crossing we begin our day by quickly transiting the industrial areas of France. Clear of the motorway system we begin to enjoy some fabulous rural roads as we enter the Avesnois regional park before eventually crossing the border into Belgium. Our onward journey continues through the Ardennes national park as we follow the Meuse and Semois Rivers to our first overnight stay in the historic town of Bastogne.
Day 2: Sunday 8th September - 270 Miles
Today we continue through the Pfalzer and Saar Hunsruck National Parks. These parks are probably one of Germany’s best kept secrets as the almost traffic free roads twist and turn through the forest, it is little wonder that this area is such a favourite with local bikers.
Day 3: Monday 9th September – 260 Miles
Mixing rural roads and Autoroutes we arrive in Austria and the Timmelsjoch Pass. This spectacular pass rises to over 2500 meters and joins the impressive glaciers of the Oetz Valley with the Passeier Valley vineyards of Italy. Our destination today is the magnificent Dolomite Mountains which are characterised by their flat-crested vertically monolithic appearance. The outstanding mountain passes in the area are interconnected with superb roads which run in every direction. Our hotel for the next three nights is one of the most popular biker hotels in the area and has now become our main base when visiting the Dolomites. Here you will enjoy Italian style cooking in a fabulous family owned hotel with indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna.
Day 4: Tuesday 10th September - 87 Miles
Our organised ride-out today will include some of the main passes in the area including the brilliant Passo di Giau, Passo San Pellegrino, Passo di Falzarego and more.
Day 5: Wednesday 11th September
Today is an official rest day where you are able to choose your own itinerary.
Day 6: Thursday 12th September – 195 Miles
A fantastic days riding lies ahead as we leave the Dolomites behind and head for the Triglavski National Park in Slovenia. The park is named after the highest mountain in Slovenia, Mount Triglav, which rises to an elevation of over 2860 metres. Known for its clear blue waters our hotel is locates on the banks of the glacial Lake Bohinj.
Day 7: Friday 13th September - 130 Miles
Our superb ride-out today takes us on a circular route around the Julian Alps and to the challenging pass at Kranjska Gora with its 24 cobbled hairpin bends. If you prefer to relax you will find lots of activities around the hotel such as a walk to the Mostnica Gorge or the Devils Bridge. Other suggestions would be a journey on the cable car to the top of Mount Vogel for some incredible views of the lake and the Julian Alps. Alternatively, visit Lake Bled or ride a little further to the Caves at Postojna or the remarkable castle at Predjama.
Day 8: Saturday 14th September – 145 Miles
Today is a relatively short riding day as we head out of the mountains and join the Italian Autoroute system to our hotel on the outskirts of Venice. Set in a lush garden the hotel offers elegant rooms decorated in a classic Venetian style and an outdoor swimming pool.
Day 9: Sunday 15th September
Today is an official rest day giving you the opportunity to visit Venice which is only a short bus ride away or alternately choose your own individual itinerary.
Day 10: Monday 16th September – 200 Miles
After a few miles on the Autoroute we pass Bologna before continuing south towards Florence and the fabulous Sp65. This superb road is used by Ducati when testing their latest model. Crossing into Tuscany we ride through the stunning Chianti countryside to the city of Siena. This unique Italian city is steeped in history and with the Piazza del Campo at its heart it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany.
Day 11: Tuesday 17th September – 130 Miles
Our organised ride out today takes us deep into the rolling Tuscan countryside and to the hilltop town of Montepulciano. You are of course free to choose your own itinerary.
Day 12: Wednesday 18th September – 190 Miles
Leaving Siena behind we again take to the long sweeping roads and spectacular scenery which is so typical of this region of Italy. We quickly make our way across country to Pisa and its famous leaning tower. As this is our lunch stop today you will have plenty of time to take photos, buy souvenirs and explore the tower and cathedral. From here we take the twisty SS62 to our hotel on the outskirts of Parma.
Day 13: Thursday 19th September – 300 Miles
Sometimes we have to unfortunately take to the Autoroute system to cover the miles to our destination and today is one of those days. It is not all bad news however as later in the day and free of the Autoroutes we ride the Petite St Bernard’s pass and cross the Bauges Du Massif national park on our way to the lake side town of Annecy.
Day 14: Friday 20th September - 293 Miles
Our day starts as we ride into the Franche comté region which is acclaimed for its rolling fields, dense forests and of course the Jura Mountains. We are now in real biking country and our route takes us through the sweeping roads of the Jura and into Burgundy. Continuing north we enter the champagne region of France and arrive at our hotel located in the centre of Troyes.
Day 15: Saturday 21st September - 230 Miles
Following breakfast we take a leisurely route through the Champagne vineyards before joining the motorway system to Calais and our afternoon euro tunnel crossing to Folkestone..
This tour does contain some reasonably high mileage days and some challenging roads in the Mountains. Therefore this tour would be suitable for riders who are used to covering long distances and understand and accept the above. Although some of the days are quite long we stop at four of the destinations for more than one night so there is ample opportunity to rest and relax along the way.
I had a great time and thought your choice of hotels were very good quality and the food excellent. I won't forget this trip and hope to return to your tour another year. Thanks for your hard work and meticulous planning it was a great holiday.
I would just like to thank you both again for the exemplary way that you operate your tours. We enjoyed ourselves very much and in no small way thanks to the company and good humour. Having Susan at the hotel desks with room keys in hand as we arrive was a nice touch - I have been used to a mad rush at the desk and every man for himself as with a certain other tour company.
TOUR PRICES ARE PER PERSON
DEPOSIT: £120.00 PER PERSON