Misano MotoGP and The Italian Ride
Motorcycle Tours Italy
4 - 12 September, 2018
DATES WILL BE CONFIRMED AT THE END OF JANUARY 2018, WHEN DORNA WILL ANNOUNCE THE 2018 CALENDAR OF THE MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
Arrive in Rome, pick-up your Ducati, BMW or Moto Guzzi motorcycle and then spend 6 fantastic days riding the twisty roads in the heart of Italy, 1 free day in the beautiful medieval town of Orvieto, and 2 days at the Misano Marco Simoncelli World MotoGP circuit to watch Vale and his MotoGP competitors put on a stunning show of speed, talent and craziness to make this tour the ultimate experience!
The endless curves, the historic small towns, the high mountain passes, the quaint little hotels, the food & wine, and watching MotoGP action at Misano.
Top it off with a visit to the Ferrari Museum and Ducati Museum and Factory makes this the motorcycle tour for MotoGP fans dream package. Yes, This is Italy!
The passion of Italy is what makes this tour sexy. The food, the cars, the motorcycles, the people are all made with a passion for life. Enrico Grassi, founder of Hear the Road Tours works to make this tour unforgettable for our style of riders and MotoGP fans. Like, so many great Italian things, it turned out authentic, curvy, exciting, and delicious.
This fabulous tour starts and ends in the Eternal City of Rome.
|MISANO MOTO GP AND THE ITALIAN RIDE IN A GLANCE|
Where We Ride – What We See – What We Hear
Day 1 – “Welcome to Roma!” – (Late morning/early afternoon arrival is recommended.)
A private car will transfer you from the airport to the hotel where you will find Enrico, waiting to give you a warm Italian welcome.
After you’ve put your luggage in the room and taken a refreshing shower, we convene in the bar of the hotel for a “Meet and Greet” with your fellow tour colleagues. Then we are ready to go to pick up the bikes and bring them to the hotel garage.
Back to the hotel Enrico gives you a general briefing of the tour and will be very glad to answer to all your questions.
Then, we all go for our first taste of true Roman cuisine at the “Welcome Dinner”, where you’ll learn more about what to expect for the next exciting week.
Overnight is in Roma.
HIGHLIGHTS: Meet your motorcycle, Meet your guide, meet your fellow riders, Welcome Dinner.
Day 2 – Rome to Siena (278 km / 173 miles)
Leaving Roma, we head North towards Tuscia, an area once inhabited by the Etruscans. This is also one of Italy’s biggest hazelnut groves, the small nut that Ferrero magically transforms into the famous Nutella spread.
After a short break for your first good shot of Italian espresso in Ronciglione, we get back on the bikes and ride, first the beautiful coastline roads that run along the shores of Lake Vico and Lake Bolsena, and then the scenic back roads of Val D’Orcia – an UNESCO World Heritage site.
We arrive in Radicofani where we stop for lunch. Radicofani is a stunning Orange Flag awarded town. (The Orange Flag Award was an idea formed by the Italian Touring Club in 1998 with the aim of promoting tourism in lesser known places in Italy) This quaint town surrounds the base of a hill on which a majestic fortress has stood since 973AD.
On the way to Siena we stop to visit Pienza, considered to be the incarnation of a Renaissance utopian city. Today it continues to show to the world its refined and sophisticated Renaissance urban plan: its spaces and perspective onto its 15th-Century “piazza and palazzo” are organized according to the era’s ideals of rationality and humanism.
Back on the bikes we ride the sweeping roads that cross the Crete Senesi, famous for its stunning moonscape.
For your first dinner in Siena, you will be pampered by the delicious dinner that Ms. Letizia, the owner of our lovely 16th century Inn, has prepared for you. With views of Siena and nestled in olive groves, this is how we celebrate your first riding day Italy.
Overnight is in Siena. (The Inn has a swimming pool)
HIGHLIGHTS: Tuscia Viterbese, Ronciglione, Val D’Orcia, Radicofani, Pienza, Crete Senesi, Homemade Dinner.
Day 3 – Siena to Borgo Panigale (295 km / 183 miles)
From Siena we take the Strada Statale Cassia, where to this very day you can still hear the echoes of the Mille Miglia race engines roar! A short break at San Casciano Val di Pesa and then we ride the winding roads that will take us through the mountains between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna.
As we cross the Abetone Pass we’ll give our right hands a workout! On the way to Borgo Panigale we will stop in Maranello to visit one of the greatest car brands in the world: Ferrari.
As the sun begins to set, we will reach Borgo Panigale: the city of the speed…the city of Ducati!
Overnight is in Borgo Panigale.
HIGHLIGHTS: San Casciano Val di Pesa, Vinci, Abetone Pass, Ferrari Museum.
Day 4 – Visit to Ducati Factory / Borgo Panigale to Riccione (283 km / 176 miles)
In the morning we will be visiting the Ducati Factory and Museum, to see and hear the exciting red engines of Borgo Panigale. Ducati has always represented the unique motorcycle philosophy that fuses Italian genius to contemporary and avant-garde technology. They make a damn sexy bike!
With our eyes and heart full of so much beauty, we get back on the motorcycle to challenge the endless curves of the Tosco-Emiliano Pennine. Then it’s time to ride! We take on the Raticosa Pass, Futa Pass, and Giogo Pass: 3 of Italy’s most famous motorcycling roads!
On the way to Riccione we stop in Coriano birthplace of Marco Simoncelli, where we will visit the museum dedicated to him.
Overnight is in Riccione.
HIGHLIGHTS: Ducati Factory, Raticosa Pass, Futa Pass, Giogo Pass, Marco Simoncelli Museum.
Day 5 – Free Practice and Qualifying at Misano & Coastal ride (57 km / 35 miles)
Welcome to Misano…today is just a little aperitif of one of the best shows in the world! We spend the morning watching the free practices and qualifying of all the classes: Moto3, Moto 2 and Moto GP.
In the afternoon we ride the scenic coastline road from Gabicce to Pesaro. Hey, this is not a normal road…it is where Valentino Rossi grew up and learned how to break, lean and open the throttle!
Overnight is in Riccione
HIGHLIGHTS: Watch Free Practice and Qualifying at Misano, ride “Valentino Rossi’s” coastline road.
Day 6 – Moto 3, Moto 2 and Moto GP races at Misano
This is it! Nothing compares to the excitement of watching MotoGP live!
The gasps, groans, and wild cheering as the champions battle it out on this amazing track. The surge of adrenaline as you join hundreds of thousands of fans cheer on your rider to the podium.
This is a track designed for maximum excitement. With plenty of places to pass, crash, and throttle on made this track a fixture on the MotoGP and World Superbike circuit since redesigned in 1970. Set by the sea, the heat and humid air turns the rubber coated track into a high speed circuit that tests skills, bravery and wisdom in tire choices.
As you cheer in the stands you realize, nothing compares to watching the drama unfold in person. Join the wild party as the track opens up to the fans at the end of the race and experience the excitement.
Overnight is in Riccione
HIGHLIGHTS: Moto 3, Moto 2 and Moto GP races at Misano
Day 7 – Misano to Orvieto (km 264 / 164 miles)
We leave Misano heading towards Tavullia, home of the great Valentino Rossi! Just enough time to get some souvenirs of the Doctor and then we get back on the bikes to ride up and down on the roads of the Marchigiano Pennine, where we challenge the twisty Bocca Trabaria Pass.
And the day is not over yet! On the way to Orvieto we stop at a bar faced on the beautiful Lake Trasimeno. Dad and son, owners of the bar, are two enthusiast riders, so they will be happy to make the best coffee of Umbria for you!
Then we join the scenic SS71, plunging towards Orvieto.
Overnight is in Orvieto.
HIGHLIGHTS: Tavullia, Bocca Trabaria Pass, Lake Trasimeno, SS71.
Day 8 – Orvieto to Roma (193 km / 120 miles)
Today we finish in style. We leave Orvieto heading East on the exciting Strada Provinciale 79, a stretch of road called, by the locals, ‘La Strada delle Mille Curve’ (the road of 1000 curves). It’s true that the world is too big to ride the same road twice… but with ‘La Strada delle Mille Curve’ we do an exception! Yes, we will challenge the road twice: uphill from Orvieto to Colonetta di Prodo and downhill from Colonetta to Orvieto… 20 km of pure adrenaline is calling to you!
On the way to Rome we stop to take pictures of Civita di Bagnoregio, an enchanting town, perched as if by magic on a rock of tufo.
Our last lunch on the road is a picnic. Yes, we stop on the shores of Lake Vico surrounded by the Cimini Mountains, to devour panini loaded with local prosciutto and cheese!
Then it’s time to mount up again to join the Strada Statale FlaminIa, our last twisty road that brings us to Roma where we return the bikes. A quick shower at our Rome hotel and then we get together for our last dinner to celebrate this wonderful Italian experience.
Overnight is in Roma
HIGHLIGHTS: Strada Provinciale 79, Picnic at lake Vico, Farewell Dinner, Rome.
Day 9 – Departure day
Time to say “Goodbye”, shop for any last minute souvenirs, and pack your bags. After breakfast, guests will be transferred to the airport. Please let us know your flight schedule and arrangements will be made for your car or van.
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|* Motorcycle Models|
|Rider in Shared Room||Rider in Single Room||Couple|
Motorcycle Class 1
BMW G650 GS – BMW F700 GS – BMW F800 R
MOTO GUZZI V7
|€ 3.750||€ 4.180||€ 6.390|
Motorcycle Class 2
BMW F800 GS – BMW F800 GT - DUCATI SCRAMBLER
|€ 3.840||€ 4.270||€ 6.480|
Motorcycle Class 3
BMW R1200GS – BMW NINET – BMW R1200R
BMW R1200 RS – DUCATI HYPERSTRADA
|€ 3.940||€ 4.370||€ 6.580|
Motorcycle Class 4
BMW R1200 RT - BMW R1200 GS ADV - BMW S1000 R
DUCATI MONSTER 1200
|€ 4.050||€ 4.480||€ 6.690|
Motorcycle Class 5
BMW S1000 XR – DUCATI MULTISTRADA - DUCATI DIAVEL
|€ 4.100||€ 4.540||€ 6.750|
Motorcycle Class 6
BMW K1600 GLT
|€ 4.180||€ 4.610||€ 6.820|
||€ 3.130||€ 3.560||€ 5.770|
*Rented Motorcycle Subject to Availability
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Creation of the tour: Associazione Culturale Hear The Road.
Organization and marketing: Hear The Road srl.