It’s now a week since we arrived back home from the trip to Italy, and iv’e had time to reflect on what was a unique and fantastic trip, which not only met, but exceeded my expectations.
I had only ridden outside the UK once before, and that was around 18 years ago in the southwest of the USA on an independent trip with a friend, so I didn’t really have anything to compare the Italy trip with.
For me, what made this trip unique was the eclectic mix of people coming from different countries, Italy, India the USA ,with myself and my pal Ian from the UK, and sharing a common love of riding motorcycles.
What made it fantastic was the country, Italy is a beautiful country and the route’s ridden were spectacular ‘just like being back in North Yorkshire”. Also the organisation was really slick all the way from pick up at the airport to leaving at the end of the tour. The hotels were great and just the kind of place I would choose if I was travelling with my wife, so that is a compliment!
I suppose the main focus of the trip was the Ducati factory visit and the Moto GP at Misano,” wow" what an experience’. The bikes also deserve a mention too, all were recent models, in very good condition, and I think for me the choice of the Ducati 950 Multistrada was spot on, easy to ride, ample power and comfortable riding position for the distances covered.
Both Enrico and Cat guided and entertained us throughout the trip with knowledge and humour, much appreciated and many many thanks to both of them.
I have and will continue to tell my family and friends how great the trip was, and would suggest to anyone who has ever thrown a leg over a motorcycle to get on one of these tours “Now" and enjoy the ride in what is in my opinion the natural home of motorcycling, and of course, North Yorkshire being a close second!
And the cost, well if you love life and motorcycle it’s the best value for money I can think of. Also, don't let your age put you off, I am 68, the oldest on the trip and the riding pace was just right, it was great to feel 21 again!
Finally, thank you Nancy for all the work you did leading up to the trip, it was a real pleasure. A very satisfied customer.