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Across the Apennines: from Milan to Rome

An amazing tour across five regions and around "THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES IN ITALY”

Across the Apennines: from Milan to Rome

The Italian countryside changes from region to region and we will show you all the differences during our motorcycle tour across Italy.
This one-way AIMTO motorcycle trip starts from Milan, the Capital of Fashion and Design and it ends in the ancient and magic real Capital of Italy: Rome. We suggest considering Milan or Rome as a possible extension of the tour. A tour for expert bikers as well as lovers of culture and history. The countryside is dominated by mountains, hills, rivers, valleys and lakes.
To understand Italy you have to taste its food because it's part of the life style and history of the country.
The first warm-up is on the Apennines and its twisty roads. In the first pages of our picture-book tour we explain the fabled city of Florence. Our days in Tuscany pass through the Chianti Classico region. The Chianti Classico is the Tuscan area between Siena and Florence from which this exquisite wine comes. It offers also amazing roads and endless hills covered by vineyards of the best quality, woodlands and olive groves. Here and there are hills with picturesque medieval villages perched on them.
The city of Siena is full of culture and history too.
The trip to Assisi will be for you a spiritual renewal especially when we ride our motorcycles on “La Strada del Cantico” (the Road of Ancient Song). In Umbria we will visit the Marmore Falls, extolled during the centuries for their beauty; the Marmore Falls are a waterfall with a controlled flow, divided into three jumps used for the production of electricity. The tour ends in the beautiful countryside of Rome: Colli Albani, the region where Castelgandolfo is located: the Retreat of the Popes. The place is surrounded by palaces, gardens and masterpieces designed by the famous artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
During our trip we will also discover the "smaller" Italy, that is more hidden and less known, that is more representative of the unfolding of the millenary history that has left its indelible marks especially in these places cut off from development and modernization.

Prices per person with rented motorcycle

9 Day tour Couple in
double room
Couple in <br>double room
Twin Share
Rider <br>Twin Share
Riding solo in
single room
Riding solo in <br>single room
Band 1
BMW F 800 GS
3.180€ 3.520€ 3.790€
Band 2
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 R
3.280€ 3.610€ 3.890€
Band 3
Guzzi California 1400 Touring
3.510€ 3.840€ 4.120€
Price per person with own motorcycle
Own moto
2.500€ 2.780€ 3.110€
Day Route KM MILES Hours*
1. Arrive to Milano - -
2. Milano - Castell'Arquato 220 140 3-4
3. Castell'Arquato - Bologna 430 270 6-7
4. Bologna - Firenze 300 190 4-5
5. Rest Day - -
6. Firenze - Orvieto 320 200 4-5
7. Orvieto - Terni 240 150 4.5
8. Terni - Roma Colli Albani 280 175 2-3
9. Departure day - -
(*) 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: Arrive to Milano
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Arrive to Milano 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 (north zone).

Day 2: Milano - Castell'Arquato
140 mi / 220 km

Milano - Castell'Arquato We will drive from the metropolis of Lombardy to the Oltrepo 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 - Bologna
270 mi / 430 km

Castell'Arquato - Bologna The Tuscan-Emilian Apennines are placed between the provinces of Parma and Reggio Emilia, a land scattered with castles and rich in ancient history, where also the good food tradition is rooted. We will wake up early in the morning, to ride our motorbike on a road of more than 400 km of tarmac and pure fun, far away from traffic. It is a winding track with continuous changes of slope except for the segment in the plain in the area of Fidenza.

Day 4: Bologna - Firenze
190 mi / 300 km

Bologna - Firenze Historic routes of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine where the motorcycling lovers will enjoy banking into turns on the historic pathways of the moto touring on the road. A virgin and amazing environment surrounds the bikers.

Day 5: Rest Day
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Rest Day Florence (rest day). Florence, Italy, is one of the most romantic cities on earth. Visitors can walk along the Arno river, or explore exquisite gardens while enjoying the company of that special someone.

Day 6: Firenze - Orvieto
200 mi / 320 km

Firenze - Orvieto From Florence to the hills of Siena to get to Umbria. Tuscan countryside is the dream of any biker: gentle hills, sinuous twists, villages far from each other at a right distance, little traffic. The ideal atmosphere with the vineyards and woods of Chianti area, the essential hills of the lands surrounding Siena on an inimitable road such as the SS 2 Cassia.

Day 7: Orvieto - Terni
150 mi / 240 km

Orvieto - Terni The “Strada dei Vini del Cantico” Umbria is the green heart of Italy and the paradise of bikers. The “Strada dei Vini del Cantico” is a journey across a glorious past that revives thanks to the discovery of a thousand-year-old culture and of a land strongly tied to its traditions.

Day 8: Terni - Roma Colli Albani
175 mi / 280 km

Terni - Roma Colli Albani From the volcanic lakes to the roman castles, in High Lazio you can relax in silent and suggestive solitude. In the final stage of the trip you will bring back your motorcycles. The night will be dedicated to Roman cuisine and goodbye.

Day 9: Departure day
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Departure day In the morning you can decide to prolong your stay in order to visit Rome and its surroundings or book some extra services such as the city tour as well as museum visits.

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Tour Info

Milan/Rome or Rome/Milan
Nearest airports
Milano Malpensa - Milano Linate - Milano Orio al Serio - Roma Fiumicino
Duration of tour
9 vacation days, 7 riding days
Overall distance and route
Total distance 1125 - 1180 miles (1800 - 1890 km). The entire route runs on good asphalt roads. During part of the trip in a countryside may see agricultural vehicles: pay attention!
Comfortable middle class hotels, some in historical districts
Rest day
Florence or Chianti shire
Apennine Mountains, Castell’Arquato, Bologna, Passo Raticosa, Passo Muraglione, Poppi, Passo Consuma, Fiesole, Firenze, Chianti, Siena, Montalcino, Orvieto, Assisi, Spello, Marmore Falls, Bracciano Lake, Colli Albani, Castelgandolfo
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.
This is the route for the tour that starts in Milan. If you choose to begin your journey in Rome, the itinerary will be reversed. Book your flights accordingly! Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.
Min. numbers of participants: 8

Tour grading
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