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Land of engines and good food

Starting from Milan and coming back to Milan, visiting museums and factories riding through the hill landscape, castles and historic villages.

Land of engines and good food
A new motorcycle touring has arrived: the ultimate Italian Factories Tour.
From a motorcyclist's point of view, Italy is among the best places in the world for riding a motorcycle. Twisty roads, close distances between lakes, hills and mountains - you only need to ride a few miles and the landscape changes completely. Excellent food, good weather and reasonable costs make Italy an attractive touring place for motorbike and car lovers. This tour is the embodiment of all the feelings mentioned above.
This tour will introduce you to Ducati, Guzzi, Ferrari and the historic Millemiglia musueum.
Completely renovated and now with more exhibition space, the Museo Ferrari in Maranello anticipates the museum of the future: not just a collection of the past, but an extraordinary experience of the world of Ferrari. The visit to Bologna, Bellagio,  Como Lake, Garda Lake will enrich the tour.

Prices per person with rented motorcycle

8 Day tour Couple in
double room
Couple in <br>double room
Rider
Twin Share
Rider <br>Twin Share
Riding solo in
single room
Riding solo in <br>single room
Band 1
BMW F 800 GS
2.860€ 3.364€ 3.690€
Band 2
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 RT
2.940€ 3.440€ 3.780€
Band 3
Guzzi California 1400 Touring
3.140€ 3.640€ 3.980€
Price per person with own motorcycle
Own moto
2.100€ 2.440€ 2.660€
Day Route KM MILES Hours*
1. Arrival in Milan - - 0
2. Milano - Castell'Arquato 240 148 3-4
3. Castell'Arquato - Castelnovo Monti 240 148 3-4
4. Castelnovo Monti - Bologna 230 142 3-4
5. Bologna - Ferrara 136 85 2-3
6. Ferrara - Iseo 204 127 3-4
7. Iseo - Milano 186 115 2-3
8. Departure from Milan - - 0
(*) Hours based on ride time, excludes break and activities
What is included

  • Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage, bike with side cases, locks and alarm, plus tubeless repair kit. The bike rental prices include costs for public-liability insurance and assistance in case of break-down. Vehicle insurance with deductible according to the booked motorcycle model
  • Extra insurances for the bikes can be added on
  • All overnights in comfortable hotels during the entire tour, breakfast every day
  • 8 Dinner, 2 picnics/lunches
  • Guide on motorcycle.The guide is there as a point of reference and to facilitate things during your trip. You can ride following him or decide to seek your own way. You will always be able to reach him on his mobile phone in case of need or get advice during riding breaks
  • Support van for luggage transportation (1 piece for person) and limited space for passengers who wish to take a rest during the tour
  • Map and Tour information package about the hotel, the sights and AIMTO Tips

What is not included

  • fuel for your motorcycle and motorway tolls and ferries
  • entrance to museums or other sites 
  • gratuities and tips
  • beverage with your dinners 
  • all services not mentioned as included and all items of personal nature

Day 1: Arrival in Milan
0 mi / 0 km

Arrival preferably by 12.00 noon. Transfer from the airport to the hotel is available, if needed. The first afternoon you are free to visit the city on your own. In the evening you will have a briefing of the trip and we will give you the travel pack - a detailed road book. The meeting will be a good opportunity to get to know each other before starting the motorcycle tour. Overnight in Milan.


Day 2: Milano - Castell'Arquato
148 mi / 240 km

From the metropolis of Lombardy to the Oltrepò Pavese and to the Apennine ridges of Piacenza. The Oltrepò Pavese is a maze of streets on the hill ridges and along the little valleys cultivated mostly with vines. The Piacenza area will be the background of the tour with its wonderful castles and its old historic villages.


Day 3: Castell'Arquato - Castelnovo Monti
148 mi / 240 km

The Emilian Apennine is a land between the provinces of Parma and Reggio Emilia, scattered with citadels, parishes and castles and rich in ancient history, where the good food tradition is very rooted. For you, bikers, here fun is guaranteed. In a day you will cross two mythical Apennine passes: the “Cisa”, an everyday pilgrimage destination of hundreds of bikers, and the “Cerreto” in the middle of woods and lakes with peak at 1250 mslm.


Day 4: Castelnovo Monti - Bologna
142 mi / 230 km

Historic routes of the Emilian Apennine where motorcycling lovers will enjoy riding into turns on the historic pathways of the moto-touring on the road. An unexplored and amazing environment surrounds the bikers.


Day 5: Bologna - Ferrara
85 mi / 136 km

This day is dedicated to those who love motorcycles and cars. You can enjoy guided tours to the Ducati and Ferrari factories and museums: a walk through the history of the two world-famous Italian brands, motorcycles, cars, myths and unforgettable champions. After that, a flat and relaxing pathway will lead you to the city of the Estensi Family: Ferrara.


Day 6: Ferrara - Iseo
127 mi / 204 km

You will ride on the road between Ferrara and Mantova along the Po Valley with its relaxing landscape, the nice center of Mantova, the Gonzaga’s city, the Nuvolari Museum “il Mito’’, then along the Mincio River between Valeggio and the shipping pier in the Garda Lake from Peschiera to Desenzano. The last stops of the day will be the Millemiglia Museum of Brescia and finally the stopover in Iseo.


Day 7: Iseo - Milano
115 mi / 186 km

We will ride on the way back, from Iseo lake to Lecco Lake through the Alps and the high Brianza. Roads pathways at the beginning, the gentle slopes of the Adda Valley up to Lecco, lakeside up to Onno and rise to the Ghisallo Pass. We will go along the lakeshore to get to Bellagio, the “Pearl of the Lake”, crossing by ferryboat up to Varenna and then to Mandello del Lario, the mythical ‘’GUZZI’’ native land, and visit its factory/museum. Finally, we will go toward the metropolis, where fashion meets business.


Day 8: Departure from Milan
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Departure day Transfer is available from the hotel to the airport, if needed. For those of you who want to extend the permanence in the city we are glad to arrange guided tours for individuals and groups.


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Tour Info

Start/Finish
Milan/Milan
Nearest airports
Milano Malpensa - Mlano Linate - Milano Orio al serio
Duration of tour
8 vacation days, 6 riding days
Overall distance and route
Total distance 780-840 miles (1250-1350 km). Good wide asphalt roads.
Accomodation
Comfortable middle class hotels
Highlights
Milan, Bologna, Ferrara, Apennine Mountains, Lake Como, Lake Garda, Lake Iseo, Ducati Factories, Ferrari Museum/Show, Moto Guzzi Museum, 1000 Miglia Museum
Notes: The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days for tour start and end. Depending on the country you start in, you may have to leave a day early, subsequently, you will arrive one day later back home.
Min. numbers of participants: 8

Tour grading
Moderate
Riding hours/day
3