Italy is place to visit at least once in your life. Beautiful Renaissance cities, tiny Medieval hamlets, rolling hills, snow-capped mountains, ancient volcanic lakes, sandy beaches, great food, skilled artisans who produce everything from fine wines to superb leathers. Can a vacation get any better?
Hear The Road – Motorcycle Tours Italy believes it can: add a motorcycle to the equation and the result is an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Hear The Road – Motorcycle Tours Italy offers small groups of motorcyclists a variety of itineraries along spectacular scenic roads, off the beaten track, that will allow you to explore Italy from a different point of view, where all your senses come alive.
Our experienced Tour Leaders will guide you along the quieter back roads, taking you through many of the less-known Italian villages, en route to visit famous art-cities such as Rome, Siena, Orvieto, Assisi, and Florence. On the way you will hear bells ringing from ancient churches, smell the earthiness of freshly cut hay, stop for a taste of local food or wine, a cooking class – why not? – a dip in the Mediterranean Sea, or simply to admire breathtaking views. And at night-time Hear The Road has chosen welcoming, family-run hotels in which to sleep, and great “Trattorie” where you’ll be able to taste the delicious Italian cuisine.
Hear The Road – Motorcycle Tours Italy can also provide Tailored Tours and Self-Guided Tours. Participants can be set up by us with our motorcycles, or – if they are coming from another European country – they can bring their own bike!
So, choose a different way to explore Italy:
Join Hear The Road – Motorcycle Tours Italy on a motorcycle, with gas, heart, and eyes wide open!
“You see things vacationing on a motorcycle in a way that is completely different from any other. In a car you’re always in a compartment, and because you’re used to it you don’t realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You’re a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame.
On a cycle the frame is gone. You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming. That concrete whizzing-by five inches below your foot is the real thing, the same stuff you walk on, it’s right there, so blurred you can’t focus on it, yet you can put your foot down and touch it anytime, and the whole thing, the whole experience, is never removed from immediate consciousness.”
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)
Robert M. Pirsig