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Best of Italy 9SI

Italy   |  San Marino

The Ducati museum and factory plus the Moto GP race are just the beginning of what you can expect on this Ducati motorcycle tour in Italy.

Ever wonder why Italian motorcycle racers win almost twice as many world championship titles as any other nation? Well, there are probably many reasons, but looking at an Italian map you will see one particular reason: Italian roads. Except for one flat area along the Po river, the peninsula is a patchwork of mountains and mountain chains.

Now, if somebody produced a motorcycle there, you would expect it to suit its environment, wouldn’t you? That’s exactly what Ducati does. With the factory located between the Alps and Apennine mountains, the Multistrada 1200 was bred for that topography. This tour begins in the birthplace of the most infamous of motorcycles – the Ducati – and that is the bike which we will ride. Once underway, we will be busy each day, all day, to make it to places which are, on average, 60 miles apart as the crow flies. Why does it take so long?

Our Ducati transforms mobility into art, rendering time and distance irrelevant, that’s why. On this journey through the heart of Italy you see places like Assisi, Siena and Florence. Devoting a week of our lives to create a team masterpiece of motorised motion, we consider ourselves artists and do not expect anything short of Ducati VIP treatment at the race.

Men's Journal Approved!

The team of Edelweiss Bike Travel wants to say thank you to the Men's Journal magazine for pricing our 'Best of Italy' tour!

Start/Finish: Bologna
Nearest airport: Bologna
Duration: 8 days vacation, 6 riding days
Route: Total distance: 1025-1100 km, 637-684 miles
Daily distances: 75-250 km, 47-155 miles
Accommodations: Comfortable middle-class hotels.
Rest day: Florence
Highlights: Ducati factory and museum, Ducati factory and museum, Bologna, Florence, Assisi, San Marino, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Region, Mugello racetrack, Moto GP race, Apennine Mountains
Minimum number of participants: 6
8 days vacation
6 day riding route

Day 1: Arrival in Bologna
Day 2: Bologna - Florence
Day 3: Florence Moto GP Mugello
Day 4: Florence - Siena
Day 5: Siena - Assisi
Day 6: Assisi - San Marino
Day 7: San Marino - Bologna
Day 8: Departure from Bologna

The daily riding kilometres are approximate distances and may vary. The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days; there is no riding on these days. Bear in mind the time difference between your country of origin and your travel destination. Arrival time should be arranged before 3 pm on the arrival day. Please book your flights accordingly. Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices & motorcycles 2016

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Ducati Monster 821
$ 4.720,-$ 5.170,-$ 5.630,-
Ducati Diavel
Ducati Monster 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200
$ 4.840,-$ 5.420,-$ 5.880,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2017

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Ducati Monster 821
$ 4.720,- *$ 5.170,- *$ 5.630,- *
Ducati Diavel
Ducati Monster 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200
$ 4.840,- *$ 5.420,- *$ 5.880,- *
* Please note that the dates and prices for 2017 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2017 and might change. Also, for this tour there are yet no prices confirmed for 2017. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2016 without any cancellation fee.

CUSTOM TOURS: For custom tour bookings please refer to the pricing included in the special tour offer for your tour. If having any questions please contact our service team at!


Best of Italy

I love Italy and always wanted to ride in the center of the country – through the Appenines. Edelweiss‘ Best of Italy trip was exactly what I hoped for. The riding was spectacular, interspersed with coffee stops in stunning and historic towns like Greve de Chianti and Montelpulciano. Our tour guides led us through stunning roads and showed us astounding lunch stops. The chosen routes were spectacular also, and we spent the evenings in historic Italians towns. Assisi and Siena are particular standouts for the architecture and atmosphere of the country. And nothing beats riding a Ducati through Italy all the way to the Italian Moto GP, parking in the Ducati-only area and cheering from the Ducatisti grandstands.

Chauncey Colwell, United States of America

Best of Italy

Traveling through Tuscany on two wheels is just an amazing experience. All the beautiful medieval towns, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the twisty country roads, Italian pizza, pasta and espresso, and not to forget the Duomo in Florence - these guarantee a full week of excitement, and memories that last a lifetime. Our group of friends has done several tours with Edelweiss Bike Travel already and we have sometimes even asked them to put together a private tour just for us. We will keep riding around the world with Edelweiss - for sure!

Ying Ta Chu, Taiwan

Best of Italy

The team of Edelweiss Bike Travel wants to say thank you to Eric Putter for participating in our Best of Italy tour and for putting together such a great report about our tour in the February issue 2012 of Motorcycle Escape magazine.
Published with the permission of Motorcycle Escape for Edelweiss Bike Travel. Not for resale or distribution.

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Eric Putter, United States of America

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Tour dates

23.05. - 30.05.2017
Moto GP Mugello *

* Depending on the final race calendar of the year.

Riding hours per day:
6 to 8 h 
Route grading:
Luggage van
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