With international borders slowly opening up, riders are preparing to head overseas for motorcycle tours.
Of all the countries I have visited and ridden in, perhaps Italy is the best for riders for so many reasons.
Apart from the food, the scenery, the history and the culture, the people love motorcycles and they have some of the best riding roads in the world.
And the best way to see it is with a local motorcycle guide who knows the non-tourist areas, the best roads and the best places to eat!
In 2018, I toured the beautiful Tuscany region with Hear the Road Motorcycle Tours who have just announced that they are back in 2022 after being closed down by the pandemic.
Tour owner Enrico Grassi is a keen motorcyclist who knows all the best rad s… and the best places to sample the local food and wine.
His Tours for 2022 have a range from 8-12 riding days in an effort to suit everyone’s wish to ride the best scenic Italian roads, visiting destinations such as Amalfi Coast, Alps, Dolomites, Tuscany, Chianti, Sardinia, Corsica, riding a Ducati Panigale on a MotoGP World Circuit, or watching the MotoGp Race at Mugello and Misano circuits.
Enrico plans every detail of his tours, spending the winter months in his studio outside of Rome, road maps spread over the desk, exploring new routes, finding out about local events, country fêtes, interesting exhibitions and tasty food-venues.
Hear The Road Motorcycle Tours Italy provides motorcycle rental, accommodations in 3 or 4 stars hotel with local flavour, luggage transportation and transfer from and to the airport.
Tours are on a choice of Italian Ducati and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, but also BMWs and Harley-Davidsons.
Tours run from April to October and include a free night in Rome if you book by the end of January 2022.
Hear the Road Tours also caters to those who can’t meet the calendared tour dates with self-guided, customised and/or private tours.