Technical advice

  • If touring with your own bike, make sure that machine and tires are in perfect condition
  • The use of a helmet is mandatory in all Europe, such helmet shall be compliant with the CE norms in force. Though the helmet is the only mandatory protection means, we warmly recommend that you don’t use the bike without a complete protection gear on. Avoid leather overalls and prefer dedicated technical-type wear: it will protect you when riding and keep you comfortable during the visits. Remember to always have a rain suit in your luggage and to use specific gloves when riding.
  • Though we cannot constrain you to use protection wear, we insist on this topic that we consider extremely important for your safety. Differently from many big countries, Italian roads are not straight, flat, broad, deserted (… and terribly boring) but on the contrary often tecnically challenging but thrilling roller-coaster tracks with lots of turns, ups and downs, snaking in the nature and amid the tortuous lanes of the vary many villages on our way … especially those that we have selected to ensure your maximum fun in the saddle, so protection is needed!
    We would therefore feel much better not seeing again anyone getting on the bike with shorts but only with Kevlar-lined trousers, nor bare arms but only wearing a biker’s jacket with protections on the elbows and the back, neither with sandals but only with closed-toe shoes that protect whole foot and ankle.
  • When touring in mountains, put some comfortable, warm clothing in your luggage for the evenings; even if the tour takes place in summer, it runs on top of the world, therefore it is advisable to have some warm sweaters for your free time
  • When touring by the sea, make sure you have a beach towel and a bathing suit on board, in case we should stop to take a refreshing dive
  • Take practical luggage. Though we have selected only in first class hotels for your accommodation, we have minded that the atmosphere is relaxed and not stilted
  • Avoid tank bags and similar items that can easily be stolen from the bike during rest stops and visits.

When touring on a motorcycle, especially in the company of strangers, it is necessary to follow a series of rules to avoid hazards and delays caused by the careless behavior of a participant, in order that the holiday proceed without hitches for the whole group. As such we recommend these technical advice:

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  • In the morning, we set out at around 9:00. Please be punctual! We get back to the hotel at about 4.30 – 5.00 every afternoon, leaving you enough free time for relaxing and enjoying yourself with a dip in the pool, a healthy dose of spa pampering, a spot of sport, a quiet stroll, or a tasty aperitif in the hotel or about town – whatever takes your fancy.
  • To avoid the congestion and hassle of riding in town in a group, our accommodations are always away from the big city centers but Rome and Milan where all tours start from and arrive to. Wherever possible, we choose hotels in superlative historic and scenic settings but not too far off the beaten track, often in exquisitely beautiful villages offering inviting backdrops for a romantic dinner or evening walk.
  • Don’t forget that for all our tours we guarantee that:

– 90% of the roads will have great views over magnificent landscapes in verdant countryside or along the coast
– 90% of the roads are full of appealing curves and free of dull straights, making fun biking for riders and passengers alike
– all the roads have a proper tarmac surface
– there will be no motorways, but for the first/last 50 km from big cities (especially Milan and Rome) to facilitate and quicken our way out/in, whereas using suburban roads – by the way probably without any appeal – would results in getting stuck in the traffic.

Hotels and restaurants

Gastronomy and first class accommodation are our priorities.

We believe that warriors should enjoy their rest as much as their battles. This is why we offer much more than simple motorcycle trips: we bring you high-end holidays on a motorcycle, a concept that embodies relaxation and pampering, quality accommodation and fine dining, in a word la Dolce Vita.

Our first-class hotels will satisfy even the most demanding guests, for we have given due emphasis to all the aspects that go into making a luxury holiday. Wherever possible, we choose high-rated hotels with top facilities and excellent food in historic and scenic settings but not too far off the beaten track, often in exquisitely beautiful villages offering inviting backdrops for a romantic dinner or evening walk.

Each day our wanderings end around 4.30 – 5.00 PM in beautiful, charming hotels, possibly with at least 4 stars and numerous amenities, so that our guests can carry on enjoying themselves as they prefer: at the pool, in the spa, on the beach, playing some sport, going for a walk, sampling a spot of nightlife …

Gastronomy is another fundamental part of the game.
Indeed, as the passionate travelers and bon vivants we are, we believe that food tells a lot about a place and its population so that one cannot get to know and understand Italy if he/she doesn’t know and understand the Italian cuisine. We also believe that eating well is an important factor of a successful holiday, especially if the holiday is in Italy, whose cooking is one of the most famous, delicious and beloved in the world.

 

This is why we wanted to offer our guests a clever half-board formula that comprises one complete main meal of excellent Italian cuisine per day, mostly dinner but at least 2 times in a week it will be lunch, in a  typical restaurant selected for its remarkable traditional cuisine, while you will be are free to have dinner where you please. 

Since we have personally selected first class hotels that often feature quality cuisine, sometimes the included dinner will be properly at the hotel. But we know that half-board food is usually not representative of the immense culinary talent of Italy while the discovery of Italian food and wine is a fundamental characteristic of all our tours . For this reason we wanted to give you the opportunity on one hand of having some deserving typical dishes in hand-picked restaurants that we appreciate for their delicious specialties, and on the other hand of sampling the local gastronomy on your own, having some dinners in restaurants that you choose, eating the dishes that you choose, with the people that you choose.

As regards the remaining lunches, a longer pause is scheduled every day in a bar or cafeteria – always an appetizing place – where to have a sandwich, a salad and some fast food warm dishes; and at least two shorter breaks for a cup of coffee, an ice-cream or else will be made along the day.

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We have three simple steps to make sure your motorcycle trip in Italy with us is fantastic!

Tell us what you want to do

If your requirements are different (need of privacy, specific itinerary, big group or small group…), tell us your idea and desires and together we will transform them into reality through a purpose-made tour, even in parallel with a different type of holiday for those in your group who do not ride a motorcycle.

Share your motorcycle passion

If motorcycling is your passion, then the right holiday can only be on a bike seat ! You are a purist who loves motorcycle trips without too many frills but which are nonetheless well prepared. Wherever you go, you want to ride on the best motorcycle roads, scenic and full of curves, the really fun ones that only the locals know and take.

We’ll give you recommendations

It is universally acknowledged that Italy is one of the most multi-faceted interesting place to visit on earth. Italy just has it all: its territory offers an unrivaled wealth of history, landscapes, regional cultures and cuisines, allowing a traveler to easily enjoy on the same day winding roads in the mountains and along the coast, a trip to a city of art and a foray into the wilds of nature.

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Find Perfection Italy Motorcycle Tours. ItalyOnMotorbike : real motorcycle holidays!

We are a tour operator specialising exclusively in motorbike tourism in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, that is absolutely ideal for visiting on a motorcycle: Italy. Our way is innovative because it combines 6 important factors, that none of the other offerings on the market possess, which makes those trips very limited and, in our view, simply incomplete. That’s why we have developed our concept based on our own experience of motorcycling globetrotters, on what we like and want, namely to enjoy all the vital ingredients of a successful holiday, with nothing left out:

Real motorcycling

Exciting routes simply made for motorbikes, with lots of twists and turns and beautiful scenery for a really good time in the saddle, whether you are a rider or a passenger. Unlike what happens on many motorbike tours, with us the motorcycle is no mere “means of transportation” for getting from one interesting place to the next, no matter how straight and flat and boring the roads are … No, no. We think like adventure-tour operators. We choose our routes because they are fun, where riding is so much more than just getting from A to B. So, with us, it’s not only the destinations that are interesting and exciting but the journey itself, which becomes a fundamental part of the game and hugely enjoyable in its own right! What we want, when you come with us, is having you forget the daily grind, home, problems – at least for a few days – and refresh yourself through a stimulating but thoroughly planned adventure.

Real tourism 

Of course, it’s not just about the pleasure of riding the bike, no matter where we are, where we go, and what we are surrounded by. Our aim is not to cover miles and miles from dawn to dusk, zipping through a landscape without seeing anything of it. We’ll let you really discover the place, according to the tour theme. Our packages are true cultural holidays, journeys of discovery that, besides the biking, will help you to explore a region and its treasures properly. All our trips feature visits to natural, archaeological, historical, or culturalal sites. Every tour is designed around a theme that not only is different for each itinerary and region (the reasons for touring Sardinia, Tuscany or Abruzzo are not the same) but will also change over time, so that you can come with us and tour the same region in different years and discover its different facets. Our themes include sea and beaches, the Middle Ages, the Nuragic civilization, lakes and forests, in the footsteps of Raphael, wines and cheeses, and plenty more..

Real relaxation 

We believe that warriors should enjoy their rest as much as their battles. Many other motorcycle tours on the market are all about the riding, with hours in the saddle every day, very little free time, and hotels that are comfortable at best. But what we offer is much more than motorcycle trips: we bring you holidays on a motorcycle! This concept embodies relaxation and luxury, which are absolutely compatible with real motorcycling and real tourism. Each day, our wanderings culminate around 5 PM in beautiful, charming hotels, typically in enchanting, interesting places, so that our customers can carry on enjoying themselves as they prefer: at the pool, in the spa, on the beach, playing some sport, going for a walk, dining in a good restaurant, sampling a spot of nightlife … or even going for a ride on their own! This is a great formula for anyone and especially for couples, because it reconciles both his and her interests, without sacrificing the romance and privacy that you look for in a holiday with your special someone. And don’t forget: passengers pay 20% less.

Real customer care

The sense of adventure is a vital attraction in a motorcycle holiday. So it is in our tours, which leave our travelers a fair scope of free time! Yet the support we offer is ample to meet the needs of those who would never dream of taking their bike abroad on their own.  Inevitably, a motorbike tour demands a certain spirit of adventure, which is why this kind of holiday will not suit people who expect an organized trip to take care of absolutely everything, where all you have to do is turn up. But to assure our participants’ full safety, all our tours are escorted: a tour leader captains groups up to 6 motorbikes whereas parties of minimum 7 motorcycles are escorted by two tutors, one at the head of the group, the other bringing up the rear. Besides Italian, the official language of all tours is English and our staff is able to communicate with all Latin languages speakers.  Each group is made up of a maximum of 12 bikes, to ensure a fluid pace on the roads and that we can look after everyone well and individually. Our services are also very flexible and can be tailored to suit the make-up of any group. For example, if at least 8 members of a party speak the same language, we can bring an interpreter of that language on tour, too – also see point 5. And, of course, if you are coming from a long way away or if you do not have a bike of your own, it’s no problem you can hire it, through us, from our partners.

Real bespoke travel 

As an alternative to our organized tours, we also offer a made-to-measure motorbike holiday service. Either a single motorcyclist or a group, small or large, if you don't want to abide by rules or you simply have another idea of the kind of holiday that you’re after, then we can design for you your own private trip taking into account everything you need and desire in terms of routes, pace, interests, comfort level, mileage, budget – you name it. Our tailored service even extends to our programmed tours: through our membership in a long-established network specializing in tailor-made traveling, we can offer our customers their dream holiday extension before and/or after the tour. Whether it is just organizing your transfer airport/hotel or programming a relaxing stay by the sea, a ramble through some Italian art cities, a special celebration day, or whatever else … just make a wish and we’ll make it come true! And we can offer you a mix of both: you may choose one of our ready-to-buy tours, but have it exclusively for your party, at the dates you prefer, and customize it. We can pick you up at the airport; hire a touristic guide who speaks your mother tongue for the whole tour; double the tour with a second one (in a minivan or a sailing boat for instance) for the rest of your family; choose another hotel category; include any type of activity like daily excursions, cooking classes, factory visits (Ferrari, Ducati, Bimota), tastings, shopping days, etc … the options are endless!

Real Italy

To add to all that, we are an Italian company with an Italian team on a mission to show foreign visitors the authentic Italy: the Italy of the Italians.  No folklore for tourists or shameful features supposedly authentic that a real Italian would not even have heard about, in our tours. As the travelers we personally are, we are firmly convinced that visiting a place with locals is the best way to enter in contact with the true reality of the place, especially if the mentioned "locals" are specialists of what you wish to experience and see there. Taking advantage of the experience of whom has tested all things before you is not only an immense advantage but also the only way to always find the best, without wasting time nor having bad surprises. Tour Italy with Italians and get to know the real soul of this extraordinary country! We want to offer you a different holiday, out of the ordinary. A travel with a group but also as a leader, because that spark of creativity and initiative is an essential ingredient, as is that pinch of adventure that makes the experience exciting: winding roads, up and down hillsides with a thrill of a “Wow, where am I?” for those who come from afar. Add to this luxury, wellness, culture, history, gastronomy and fun, and the picture is complete.

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