Sardinia / Corsica / Tuscany

from May 15, 2024 to May 28, 2024

Roads (curves per mile)

5 / 5


5 / 5

Culture / Architecture

4 / 5

Hotels / Food

5 / 5



  • combination of great mountain and coastal roads

  • The towns of Bosa and Castelsardo


  • probably the most exciting coastal roads in the Mediterranean

  • remote mountain roads

  • the highlight of Bonifacio

  • St. Florent


  • the cities of Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena, Montepulciano

  • the Tuscan and Chianti landscapes

  • Italian food

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Day 1, Departure from your home country

Day 2, Arrival Rome

Depending on your arrival time there is the option to see some of the highlights of one of Europe’s most exciting capitals. Vatican City with St. Peter, the Colosseum or the Spanish Steps are just a few of the sights. Of course you could look any time at pictures of those. For the real feeling of the ancient city you still have to come by yourself. To complete the day we will have dinner together with some great Italian food.

Day 3, Rome - Olbia

171 km / 110 miles

We leave Rome in the morning towards the north. Soon we will pass two volcanic crater lakes, Lago di Bracciano and Lago di Vico. Even if we are not in high mountains yet the landscape already is very eclectic. Small towns look very inviting, one of them we will use for a Cappuccino break at a lakes beach. The third body of water will be the Mediterranean coast where we will have a rest in the afternoon before embarking on our overnight ferry from Civitavecchia to Olbia. Checking into our private rooms and having a drink on deck while being driven towards Sardinia will be the perfect end of our first riding day.

Overnight on the ferry in a comfortable cabin

Day 4, Olbia - Ogliastra

200 km / 130 miles

The first day in Sardinia will be already full of excitement. It takes us along Sardinias East coast south. We stop for lunch in Cala Gonone, a beach town tugged between 2500 high vertical cliffs. The road enters a tunnel before climbing down to the water via some switchbacks, quite a spectacle. Right after lunch one of the most impressive mountain roads of Sardinia starts from Dorgali. High above the river Flumineddu with vineyards and the occasional farm the route leads past the impressive Gennargentu- and Supramonte Mountains. After a day in the mountains we will arrive again at Sardinias biggest gem, the coast in the Ogliastra.

Day 5, Ogliastra roundtrip

150km / 90 miles

The region is to pretty to leave it after one day already. Ogliastra, the province which is stretching from the summits of the Gennargentu to the Tyrrhenian sea, is one of Sardinia’s most charming areas. The region often is referred as an amphitheater on the sea. Villages stick to the steep mountain slopes, all connected via exciting roads, offering spectacular views. Below the vineyards stretch towards the sea. The loop into the mountains can be extended according to our spirit.

Alternative: Rest day with a boat trip to secluded beaches and caves between coastal cliffs,

Day 6, Ogliastra – Bosa

220 km / 130 miles

A ride across the centre of the island will take us onto it’s western side. We start out on the fabulous Strada 198 and ride past the Gennargentu Mountains, at 6000 feet the highest in Sardinia. The remote feeling far away from beaches and tourism will be the theme of the day. We will see sheep herders and farmers working on their small scale fields in the mountains. Nevertheless we will end up in the most beautiful small town of Sardinia in Bosa. Right trough town runs the Temo river lined by palm trees. It ends at the local beach. Above the town towers the gigantic fortress Malaspina, narrow alleys invite for a walk up to it.

Day 7, Bosa (Sardinia) – Bonifacio (Corsica)

195 km / 130 miles

Out of Bosa one of the most beautiful coastal roads of Italy commences. Because of it’s views it often is compared to Highway 1 at Big Sur in California. First stop of the day will be Castelsardo. It doesn’t matter from which side you arrive, the town always is a great sight. A high rock, surrounded on 3 sides by the sea, on top a castle from the 12th century, on the slope below the pastel colored houses of the town. An hour later we arrive at Capo Testa, the northern edge of Sardinia. Beautiful granite rock formations make this corner of the island special. A 50 minute ferry ride brings us onto a different island, into a different country. Corsica is about one third of the size of Sardinia but at least as exciting a destination. Already the welcome at it’s southernmost tip promises a lot. The town and fortress of Bonifacio sits on top of a cliff. The setup is so pretty that you want to explore the place immediately. Which we will do by staying there overnight.

Day 8, Bonifacio - Corte

210 km / 135 miles

Today the mountainous backbone of Corsica will be our playground. Right out of Bonifacio we climb from zero up to the 1218 meter high Col de Bavella. The Bavella Range with it’s needle like rocks are probably the most beautiful mountains on the island. But the fun is not over yet. Via 3 more passes we reach Corte, the historical capital of the island. The impressive castle high above the small city emphasizes the former importance of the place. Corte sits strategically at the conjunction of several valleys. We will stay in the Restonica Valley one of the most beautiful of the island. Right in front of our hotel rooms a romantic river has carved out rock pools that invite for swimming.

Day 9, Corte - Piana

170 km / 105 miles

After a ride through an exciting gorge and across an important pass past one of Corsicas small ski areas we continue our way west across the mountains to the coast. The downhill will be even more spectacular. Just above Porto’s harbor, we travel through the red granite cliffs of the Calanches di Piana. They are inspiring at any time, but facing westward they provide the most beautiful sunset on the island. But the daily dose of beauty isn’t completely over yet. Piana located high above the ocean is one of the prettiest villages of Corsica. We will sleep here. At dinner we will enjoy the magic view from 1300 feet altitude down into the Bay of Porto.

Day 10, Piana - Saint Florent

165 km / 100 miles

Between the cities of Calvi and Porto the scenery is as fabulous as it can get. You just wonder how empty a road of 50 miles could be. The traffic takes a faster inland route. The coast seems to be forgotten and reserved for maximum fun on a motorcycle. Our great riding day continues across the Desert de Agriates, a landscape completely devoid of people. But it’s not what someone would normally think of a desert. Up to 1,200-foot-high, granite rocks stick out of the evergreen macchia vegetation. In the afternoon we will arrive at the pretty old fishing port of St. Florent. We can have a walk up to the castle, take a boat ride or just relax at the beautifully located beach hotel for the afternoon.

Day 11, Saint Florent - Bastia - Pisa (Ferry)

100 km / 70 miles

Today you either can relax, enjoy the calm bay and visit the pretty town of Saint Florent just a short walk along the water away in the morning. Or you take an exciting 70 mile loop around the endless corners of Cape Corse, the northern tip of the island. Old fishing villages, spectacular views and a ride between mountains and sea are the reward. In the afternoon the ferry takes us back to the mainland to Livorno. From the harbor it is just a 30 minute ride to Pisa where we will use the evening to visit the famous leaning tower and the pretty sights around it.

Day 12, Pisa - Siena

180 km / 120 miles

After we leave the plains of the Arno river at Pisa we will head the typical tuscan mixture of rolling hills and decent mountains. Those beautiful roads combine 3 of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany: Volterra, San Gimignano and Siena. Volterra sits on top of a hill with beautiful 360 degree views. Apart from the exciting location it is known for it’s Alabaster art work. Still about 200 small manufacturers carve the pretty stone. Volterra will be our lunch. An hour of riding later we arrive in San Gimignano, the town with the distinctive skyline. Because it’s 15 stone towers it is known as the medieval Manhattan – Cappuccino or one of the best gelato of Italy here. Finally we will arrive in Siena, the Tuscan town with the most beautiful square in the country.

Day 13, Siena - Montepulciano

150 km / 95 miles

If there wasn’t enough time yesterday afternoon, in the cool morning we still have the chance to visit the famous dome of Siena. Our ride starts up the SR 222 which cuts through the Chianti. It is one of the most beautiful roads of Tuscany and often used by the local riders going from Florence to Siena. Heading south from there we will pass through the pretty Orcia Valley with the typical Tuscan landscape of rolling hills. Along the way we will see the 6000 feet high non active volcano Monte Amiata. Not far away we will sleep in one of the most spectacular settings of a town in Tuscany. Montepulciano sits like a fortress on top of a long hill, great views included. A famous wine is produced there as well, but the town still is not overrun by tourism.

Day 14, Montepulciano - Rome

200 km / 130 miles

The last day, we don’t want to rush. We use the morning to relax or explore a bit more the unique setting of Montepulciano. Starting from our eagles nest Montepulciano the countryside will impress with it’s unique landscape again. We will stop for lunch at the relaxed Bolsena Lake, with 9 miles diameter and a depth of 500 feet the largest of Italy’s volcanic lakes. The shape of the crater is still very well visible, especially when we follow the old Roman Via Cassia up to Montefiascone, which sits at the highest point of the craters rim. Several popes came here to relax in this town with the beautiful and strategic (high up) setting.

Day 15


Available extras

ExtraCost (Difference to the base price of $ 6850.00)
Single Rider BMW F750 / Honda NC 750$ 0.00
Single Rider Honda Africa Twin / BMW 850 GS$ 290.00
Single Rider BMW 1250 GS / Ducati Multistrada V2$ 610.00
Single Rider BMW 1250 RT$ 810.00
Single Rider Ducati Multistrada V4$ 1630.00
Pillion Rider$ 3900.00
Single room surcharge$ 950.00

More information

This tour is culturally and geographically highly interesting and diverse, even if we only touch two countries. First of all the islands have a very different feeling with the lesser amount of traffic compared to the mainland. In Tuscany (mainland) we will have the greatest architectural sites compared to the – in the old days – poorer islands, where everything is more built down to earth style. Don’t be fooled by short distances on some riding days! There is so much to see and stop for along the way that our days will be thrilled with excitement. Most of the roads are very winding as well which keeps us perfectly occupied. The tour is well suited for couples. It’s not only about riding, there is a lot of culture and great food to be experienced.

What is included in the price

  • Your choice of BMW, Ducati or Honda motorcycle

  • Support vehicle for additional luggage and limited space for passengers

  • Motorcycle insurance

  • Accommodations at comfortable family owned middle-class to top hotels

  • All breakfasts and dinners

  • Fuel during the entire trip

  • 3 ferry rides

  • All entrance fees and tolls

Not Included in the Tour Price

Not included in the tour price are international or other airfare to/from Rome, Italy, personal items, passport, speeding tickets and other fines, lunches, beverages, personal hotel room charges, laundry and dry cleaning, telephone calls, medical and accident insurance, and transportation to and from the airport.


The hotels are mostly family-owned and -operated and each has wonderful local flavor. They are three- and four-star establishments, and all provide breakfast and dinner. You will feel welcome and at home right away. Some hotels have a pool or sauna, so bring your bathing suit, and all provide hair dryers. If you bring any electronic devices, remember that Europe has different voltage (220V) and electrical outlets, so make sure you have the right converters and plugs and that your electronic devices work on both voltages. Casual clothing to wear in the evenings is fine; there’s no need for formal wear.

Group Size

The group will be between six and 12 riders and will be led by one or two guides. Roads and Traffic

Though riding about 150 miles a day may seem easy don’t be deceived. But everyday there is so much to see and combined with rather winding roads our program will usually occupy as from morning to around 4 pm.

Rental Bikes

Available motorcycles may be subject to change.

Motorcycles are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, depending upon availability and are not guaranteed.

Keep in mind that smaller bikes handle much better on alpine roads! Great choices for a carefree, leisurely ride are the F 750 GS, F 850 GS, F900XR and the R900R. They handle very easily on the hairpins and still have enough power to keep up with anybody else on the mountain roads. The R1250GS or the R1250RT are good choices for two-up riding. Anything bigger (and heavier) takes away the pleasure of riding in the Alps. You may want to check out these bikes at your local dealer to see which one feels the most comfortable for you.


One piece of luggage per person will go on the support van. Tour members will be able to securely store suitcases and any other extra luggage in the first hotel of the trip. The motorcycles we provide for our tours are equipped with a luggage system. Each bike will come with two side cases and a top case.

An electrical socket for GPS is available upon request on most bikes. You will need to bring your own 12 V accessory Powerlet plug that fits the BMW/Euro-style socket.

The rental motorcycles are not equipped with tankbags. If you bring a tankbag, make sure that it uses straps and not magnets, which won’t work on the BMWs’ tanks.

Motorcycle Insurance

The deductible for the motorcycle insurance included in your tour package is approximately $1200. The actual amount may vary due to currency fluctuation. This amount is not charged or held to your card as we use an honor system with our guests. In case of minor damage to your motorcycle, an appraisal of the repair cost is made, based on the dealer’s cost, and billed to you with the understanding that you are responsible for up $1200. In case the cost of any damage to the motorcycle is higher than the deductible, or if the bike is stolen, the full deductible will be due. The insurance company will cover the remainder of the cost.

Trip Insurance

It is highly recommended that you get trip insurance. Also, check with your health insurance provider about your coverage while traveling overseas. For additional information on trip cancellation insurance, visit insuremytrip’s website.

For more information about insuring your trip with us, please refer to our blogpost about that topic.

Minimum Tour Requirement

We reserve the right to cancel any tour if the number of participants booked does not meet the minimum requirement to operate the trip or due to force majeure. In the unlikely event that this should occur, your payment will be refunded minus the non-refundable registration fee. This fee can be applied to another tour of your choice.

Please make your flight reservations after the registration deadline for the tour. We will send you a reminder email to book your flight.


Temperatures will range between 64 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit (between 18 and 28 degree Celsius). Dress in several layers so you can easily adjust to the weather conditions and always travel with rain gear! In case of heavy rain or other bad weather, we will choose the shortest route to the next hotel and avoid pass roads wherever possible. Payment, Reservation, Cancellation Policy

For our policies with regards to payment, reservation and cancellation, refer to our FAQs.