Mugello MotoGP Motorcycle Tour

May 25 - June 2, 2020

WELCOME RIDERS!

Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance and the capital of Tuscany, becomes your motorcycling home for 7 nights.

Take twisty day trips to visit the Ducati factory, the Chianti Region and the mountain passes where new Ducati models are tested.

Take a day off and explore the wonders of Florence itself.

Your trip culminates in the ultimate Italian celebration of two wheeled passion. You’ll experience two days at Mugello MotoGP with seats in the Ducati Grandstand.

You will savor authentic food of Tuscany. You will smell the wild flowers in bloom as you ride up to yet another Tuscan hill town. You will hear the roar of engines and the crowd as yellow smoke for Vale fills the air.

Enrico Grassi, of Hear the Road Tours and Cat MacLeod of Leod Escapes have carefully crafted this tour to make it an unforgettable experience. Like, so many great Italian things, the tour is authentic, curvy, exciting, and delicious. For serious motorcycle enthusiasts, this IS Italy!

 

Roads

    

Landscape

    

Art / History

    

Food / Wine

    

MUGELLO MOTO GP AND THE ITALIAN RIDE IN A GLANCE
> Date/s: May 25 - June 2, 2020
> Tour Grading:     
> Total Distance: 929 km / 577 miles
> Riding Days: 4
> Riding Hours per day: 4 - 6
> Longest riding day: 243 km / 151 miles
> Shortest riding day: 64 km / 40 miles
> Free Day: Florence
> Support Vehicle: No
> 8 days / 7 nights (4 riding days)
> Day 1 − “Welcome to Florence”
> Day 2 − Chianti Loop (228 km / 141 miles)
> Day 3 − Ducati Factory Loop (243 km / 151 miles)
> Day 4 − Free day in Florence
> Day 5 − Mugello Loop (188 km / 117 miles) > MotoGP Qualifying
> Day 6 − MOTO GP RACES (Moto 2 - Moto 3 - MotoGP)
> Day 7 − National Park Loop (206 km / 128 miles)
> Day 8 − Departure day

Where We Ride – What We See – What We Hear

DAY 1:
 “WELCOME TO FLORENCE”

A private car will transfer you from the airport to the hotel. Here you will find Enrico and Cat, waiting for you to give you a warm Italian welcome.
Late morning/early afternoon arrival is recommended.

Check in and take a refreshing shower, then convene in the bar of the hotel where you can meet the crew and your fellow riders. From there we’ll go to the fleet garage and pick up our selected bikes and ride them back to the hotel.

Enrico and Cat will give you a general briefing of the tour and answer any of your questions.

Then we all go together for our first taste of true Italian cuisine. Over bottles of local Tuscan wine you’ll learn more about what to expect and the riders who will be enjoying it with you.

OVERNIGHT IS IN FLORENCE.

HIGHLIGHTS: Meet your motorcycle, Meet your guides, Meet your fellow riders, Welcome Dinner.

DAY 2: CHIANTI LOOP (228 km / 141 miles)

Are you ready to be blown away by the roads of Tuscany? Today we ride the Chianti region on roads that are a true paradise for motorcyclists. Throttle along curves in the hills, miles of vineyards, and dozens of stately villas.

Our first stop is Greve in Chianti, the birthplace of Giovanni da Verrazzano, the Italian explorer who was the first to sail into New York Bay.

Then we ride the curves to the gorgeous hilltown of San Gimignano. This splendorous “la città delle torri” (the city of towers) is wrapped by a 13th century wall and is a unique testimony to a past civilization. It was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1990.

Then we slither north on the backroads back to Florence.
OVERNIGHT IS IN FLORENCE.

 HIGHLIGHTS: Chianti region, Greve in Chianti, San Gimignano.

DAY 3: DUCATI LOOP (243 km / 151 miles)

This day is completely dedicated to Ducati!

We start the day heading north and challenge The Futa Pass and the Raticosa Pass. These two beautiful mountain passes in the Tosco-Emiliano Pennine are part of the Ducati test circuit where new bikes are developed.

Then we will visit the Ducati Factory and Museum, to see and hear the exciting red machines of Borgo Panigale. Ducati has always represented a unique motorcycle philosophy that fuses Italian genius to contemporary design and avant-garde technology. They make a damn sexy bike!

We leave the red two wheeled beauties behind to give our right hands a workout on the Porrettana Road on our way back to Florence.
OVERNIGHT IS IN FLORENCE.

HIGHLIGHTS: The Futa Pass, The Raticosa Pass, Ducati Factory and Museum, Porrettana Road.

DAY 4: FREE DAY IN FIRENZE

Explore Florence on your own. Our hotel is an easy walk to many of the great sights.

The museums, palaces and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures of the world.

The Uffizi, the Duomo, the Baptistry, the Bargello and the Academia alone could easily fill your day.

The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo’s architectural genius.

Wander the old streets of the city until you reach the Arno River and cross the Ponte Vecchio.

Enjoy the vast and varied art housed in the Pitti Palace or leave the enclosed halls behind and walk in the Bobboli Gardens.

There are lots of options. We will give you the resources you need to plan a day just right for you.
OVERNIGHT IS IN FLORENCE.

 HIGHLIGHTS: Florence on your own

DAY 5: QUALIFYING LOOP AND MOTOGP QUALIFYING (188 km – 117 miles)

After a day spent being “good tourists” it is time again to unleash our passion for motorcycles!

Before we arrive at Mugello we tackle the Gioco Pass and Sambuca Pass. These two passes are well known to Italian riders and Sambuca in particular has seen many new Ducati test bikes.

We take a short break in Palazzolo Sul Sieno before arrive at Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello to attend the MotoGP qualifying.

There’s massive crowds here even on qualifying day and you begin to understand this isn’t just a race, it’s a giant party. Thanks to careful research we avoid much of the traffic when we leave and take a little known route back to Florence.

OVERNIGHT IS IN FLORENCE.

HIGHLIGHTS: The Giogo Pass, The Sambuca Pass, MotoGP Qualifying at the Mugello.

DAY 6: MOTO 3, MOTO 2 AND MOTO GP RACES AT MUGELLO (64 km / 40 miles)

Today you learn why there are a hundred thousand fans are here at Mugello. Nothing compares to watching the drama live, especially in Italy.

Set in the rolling farmland hills outside Florence, this is THE race that defines Italian motorsport. This is battleground track with multiple fast lines, elevation changes and sweeping turns that make it a favorite with riders and spectators. These are the ultimate bikes, on the ultimate circuit with the ultimate crowd.

There’s no language barrier today because everyone is a MotoGP fan. The cheers and jeers of your fellow fans are clearly understood no matter what language they speak. The environment is infectiously passionate.

At the culmination of the race, join the party as the track officials open the circuit gates. Get onto the track itself and take your photos on the way to watch the podium award ceremony. If you leave early enough, you might be get close enough to get sprayed with champagne.

This is why MotoGP fans from all over travel here. A true fan doesn’t just watch MotoGP, you want to be part of MotoGP and today you are.
OVERNIGHT IS IN FLORENCE.

HIGHLIGHTS: Moto 3, Moto 2 and Moto GP races at Mugello.

DAY 7: THE NATIONAL PARK LOOP (206 km / 128 miles)

It’s our last day on the scenic Tuscan backroads so we must finish in style.

We leave Florence heading towards the Muraglione Pass, another sacred place for the Italian motorcyclist.

We ride like Italians now, so we must take a break for that perfect espresso before we challenge La Calla Pass and Consuma Pass.
Riding down from the hills we will see Florence in the afternoon sun as we head to return our bikes.

A quick shower and then we get together for our last dinner to celebrate this wonderful Italian experience.
OVERNIGHT IS IN FLORENCE.

HIGHLIGHTS: Parco Nazionale Foreste Casentinesi, Muraglione Pass, La Calla Pass, Consuma Pass, Farewell dinner.

DAY 8: 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. 

20120 Prices

* Motorcycle Models Rider in Shared Room Rider in Single Room Couple
Rider in Shared Room Rider in Single Room Couple
Motorcycle Class 1
BMW F700 GS – BMW F800 R
MOTO GUZZI V7
€ 3.980 € 4.650 € 6.660
Motorcycle Class 2
BMW F750 GS - BMW F800 GT - BMW F800 GS
DUCATI SCRAMBLER 800 - DUCATI MONSTER 797
€ 4.090 € 4.760 € 6.770
Motorcycle Class 3
BMW F850 GS
DUCATI MULTISTRADA 950 - DUCATI SUPERSPORT
€ 4.110 € 4.780 € 6.790
Motorcycle Class 4
BMW R1200 GS –BMW R1250 GS - BMW NINET
BMW R1200R - BMW R1250 R - BMW R1200 RS - BMW R1250 RS
DUCATI SCRAMBLER 1100
€ 4.190 € 4.860 € 6.870
Motorcycle Class 5
BMW R1200 GS ADV - BMW R1250 GS ADV
BMW R1200 RT - BMW R1250 RT
€ 4.250 € 4.920 € 6.930
Motorcycle Class 6
BMW S1000 XR
DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1260 - DUCATI DIAVEL
€ 4.310 € 4.980 € 6.990
Motorcycle Class 7
BMW K1600 GLT
€ 4.430 € 5.100 € 7.110
Own Motorcycle
€ 3.230 € 3.900 € 5.910

*Rented Motorcycle Subject to Availability

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Testimonials

Ann & john Cirner

Enrico is an excellent tour guide. Knows where to stay, what to eat, history of everywhere you travel and most importantly he knows what roads to ride! Can’t thank him enough for guiding my ride!

Tori M.

Enrico, will make sure you have a fantastic experience. I hope to have many more tours with him.

Creation of the tour: Associazione Culturale Hear The Road.
Organization and marketing: Hear The Road srl.

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Minimum number of participants: 8

If the minimum number of participants isn’t reached the tour may be cancelled or run with a different format.

What is included:

  • only for those who have decided to rent their bike through usmotorcycle rental with side cases, top case, locks and alarm.
    (For rented bikes a deposit for damage, theft, and fire, between of € 1.250 is requested)
    WHAT IS THE DAMAGE SECURITY DEPOSIT ? Each motorcycle has a damage deposit. This amount will be frozen on your credit card, but not cashed. The deposit is your maximum liability for theft or damage to the vehicle. Please ensure that you have enough funds to cover  the damage deposit on your cards.
  • the bike rental prices include costs for public-liability insurance and insurance for any road assistance in case of break-down.
  • welcome and farewell dinners in Florence.
  • accomodation: 7 nights including breakfast in 3-star hotel in Florence.
  • transfer from and to the airport
  • Italian and American tour leaders.
  • courtesy van to pick up and leave the bikes.
  • entrance ticket Ducati Factory and Museum in Borgo Panigale.
  • entrance tickets to Mugello Circuit to attend the qualifying and the races (Ducati Grandstand on Saturday and Sunday).
  • a detailed Road-book with all the information you’ll need; a map with the route well maked; the “Wordless Travel Book”, and a Hear the Road T-shirt.
  • Insurance covering most any medical issue during the trip including, doctors, ambulance, hospital and any appropriate family travel.

What is not included:

  • fuel for your motorcycle.
  • tolls on motorways.
  • luggage transportation
  • entrance fees to museums or other sites, except for the Ducati Factory and Museums.
  • gratuities and tips.
  • all meals except for the welcome and farewell dinners.
  • all beverages.
  • flights to and from Florence.

We also suggest that anyone traveling abroad for one of our Tours consider purchasing  “Travel Insurance”. It can take the worry out of the unexpected situations that can arise in any travel plan.

Terms of payment:

  • 800 € Deposit, to be paid, on reserving a place on the tour.
    (The deposit is totally refundable in case we don’t reach the minimum number of participants).
  • Balance, to be paid 60 days before the starting date when you get confirmation from HEAR THE ROAD.

In case of cancellation:

If you decide to cancel the tour for whatever reason that does not depend on HEAR THE ROAD, these are the penalties that will incur:

  • up to 60 days prior to the starting date, HTR holds the deposit, that you can use for another tour in the same or in the following year;
  • between 59 and 10 days prior to the starting date you lose the deposit. HTR holds the balance that you can use for another tour in the same or in the following year.
  • from 9 days prior to the starting date you lose 50% of the total amount. HTR holds the remaining 50% that you can use for another tour in the same or in the following year.

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