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Green Heart of Italy - Rome

The Green Heart of Italy' is a journey through the central Italian regions of Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria, combining sun and sea, history and culture, art, and ancient culinary traditions. This 10-day tour will be a trip through timeless, iconic places and small hidden gems in the core of a country that is incredibly proud of its heritage. You will discover Rome and its imperial history; explore the glorious medieval past of Siena; feel the high spirituality of the city of Assisi and understand why Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance Era. In contrast to these world-famous sites, you will be introduced to lesser-known places like Pitigliano, Montalcino, Pienza, and Volterra. These are some of Italy's most beautiful villages, removed from mass tourism, and thoroughly enjoyable for motorcycle riding.

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5.350€ *

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  • 10 Days

    9 Nights

  • Distance

    1560 km

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Starting from

    Rome

  • Next Starting Date

    2021-06-19

Like all Hertz Ride tours, this is a route created by motorcyclists for motorcyclists. It will be our pleasure to ride with you as we pass through beautiful roads in central Italy such as the 'Muraglione', on the border between Tuscany and Romagna, and the 'Valnerina' in Umbria. In the evenings, we will be rewarded with excellent local food, the result of centuries-old traditions, and some of the very best wines in the world. Are you ready to join us on this unforgettable adventure?

HR Adventure Tours
Tours are offered and operated by HR Adventure Tours, an official travel partner with Hertz Ride, a leading company in motorcycle rentals in Europe and the United States. HR Adventure Tours specializes in the planning and operation of premium motorcycle tours around the world.

Included

  • Tour Leader

  • Support Vehicle

  • Complete luggage system in selected models

  • Motorcycle Coverage (CDW & TP)

  • Accommodations in selected hotels

  • All Breakfasts

  • "À la carte" dinners (except on rest days)

  • Airport transfers (first and last day)

  • Customized Welcome Kit

  • Tour booklet with daily description

Supplements

  • Rider on Single room 990€

  • Co-rider on double room 4.250€

  • Upgrade BMW 1250 GS 500€

  • Upgrade BMW 1250 RT 550€

  • * Base Price: One Driver with BMW 750 GS moto in a shared room

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Itinerary

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01

Rome

Our tour begins with the reception of tour participants at the airport and transfers to the hotel with Hertz Ride staff. In the evening, the group will get together for a welcome drink, dinner, and a little first surprise to warm us up for the days ahead: a three-hour night motorcycle ride around Rome!

It is said that all roads lead to Rome, and millions of people come to this vibrant city every year to marvel at its unique charm. Only a few do it by night and riding on two wheels. We leave for this fantastic evening ride right after dinner, and our route will have eight stops in major landmarks, designed to tell us about the history of the city and appreciate all its beauty from a different point of view.

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02

Rome - Orvieto

We start our tour heading North, in the direction of Lake Bracciano and a short stop for coffee and lake views at Trevignano Romano. Next comes Sutri, with a visit to its famous Etruscan-era amphitheater. Still riding North, we will have lunch in beautiful Viterbo and admire the craftily preserved medieval architecture.

In the afternoon, the road will take us along Lake Bolsena, and a final stop at Civita de Bagnoregio, a little hilltop village that will probably become one of the most photographed places on our trip. Accessed by a pedestrian bridge only, this charming village is quite the view, especially by the end of the day. Our first night on the road will be in another enchanting mountaintop walled town, Orvieto, for a typical dinner and a well-deserved rest in the old city.

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Orvieto - Siena

Before leaving Orvieto, we will visit its imposing Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian Gothic architecture of the late Middle Ages that preserves the frescoes of the Last Judgment by Luca Signorelli. We won't miss the chance to throw a lucky coin in the mystical St. Patrick's Well. We will then hit the road to zigzag along the Sienese hills, stopping at San Casciano dei Bagni, the spa town of the Grand Duke of Tuscany.

Lunch will be in the cozy town of Montepulciano, famous all over the world for its fantastic Nobile wine. We will then stop in Pienza, another superb example of Renaissance architecture, before arriving in Siena, one of Tuscany's most celebrated jewels. Before and after dinner, we will spend a couple of hours getting to know a little bit about this architectural masterpiece and experience the magical charm of its old buildings, squares, and towers.

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Siena - Florence

On the road to Florence for another overnight stop, we will have a brilliant day discovering the pleasure of getting lost in 'Chiantishire', the classic Chianti wine route. We will ride without haste through small villages whose daily lives revolve around the production of this most famous of all excellent Italian wines.

Gaiole and Radda in Chianti will be the first of the enchanting towns on today's route. Next comes an unforgettable ride on SR429, a motorcyclist dream road that will take us to Poggibonsi. Before stopping for lunch in the charming mountaintop town of Volterra, a short visit to San Gimignano is in order. In the afternoon, we will ride along the Arno river on our way to Florence.

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Florence

Our bikes will remain safely parked today as we explore Florence, the Pearl of the Renaissance! We will have an entire day to get to know or revisit wonders such as the Uffizi Gallery, the church of Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo, and the Piazza della Signoria. We will also experience the evocative view of Ponte Vecchio and admire the David di Donatello in all its majesty. In the evening, get ready to be treated to the best of the excellent local dishes, paired with quality wines and liquors.

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06

Florence – Scarperia

We are back on the bikes for a day of pure motorcycle pleasure on some of the most famous central Italy roads. We will be thrilled riding the high passes on the border between the Tuscany and Romagna regions: Futa, Sambuca, and Muraglione will become names the motorcyclist in each one of us will always remember. 

We will end the day in the beautiful village of Scarperia and its Palazzo dei Vicari, dating back to the thirteenth century. This charming small city is considered one of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy, far away from mainstream tourism, and will host us for a good night's rest.

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Scarperia – Porto Santo Stefano

Today we will ride through idyllic valleys, such as the Val di Pesa and the Val d'Elsa, as we move South towards the Tyrrhenian Sea, off Italy's western coast. Our route will take us straight South on scenery that will gradually change as we get closer to the sea.

Beautiful Porto Santo Stefano is the main town on the peninsula of Monte Argentario and our destination for the night. To get there, we will cross the lagoon of Orbetello, a famous naturalistic oasis that protects an ecosystem that is as rare as it is delicate, and a lesser-known side of Tuscany.

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Porto Santo Stefano - Assisi

Another relaxing day on the road is waiting for us. The morning ride will take our group to the quaint old town of Pitigliano, a marvel of South Tuscany, which will prove to be one of our journey highlights. This most unusual city is situated atop a large tufa rock and has its origins in the Etruscan era. It is also home to 'Little Jerusalem', as Pitigliano used to be home to a flourishing Jewish community for several hundred years.

After enjoying some excellent and typical fish for lunch in the beautiful village of Castiglione del Lago, on Lake Trasimeno, we will move on to Assisi to experience its profound spirituality. We will have the opportunity to get to know this extraordinary place of faith during the quiet and tourist-free late afternoon hours.

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Assisi – Rome

We will dedicate a good part of the morning to visit many of the most famous monuments and churches in Assisi. The Basilicas of San Francesco and Santa Chiara, with its marvelous frescoes by Giotto and Cimabue, are amongst the most famous places of devotion. The rich medieval history of the city and its lesser known but equally glorious Renaissance architectural heritage are sure to leave an impression on us all.

On our way back to Rome, we will stop in the romantic hamlet of Narni, a small hill town on the southern border of Umbria. A wonderful dinner in Rome will be the perfect closure of our tour and the ideal moment to celebrate our group's incredible journey through the green heart of Italy!

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Rome

It is time to say goodbye to our new friends and start dreaming about new adventures! We will have breakfast at the hotel, and Hertz Ride will then provide the transfer to the airport.

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