Tours

Upcoming tours:

MotoPhotoTours – The Italian Dolomites 
June 23rd-30th, 2018
Price: $4190

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Open to motorcycle riders and non-riders.

While we have led tours in Italy for many years, this new one has us especially excited! The Italian Dolomites are a mountain range in northern Italy, just a bit north-west of Venice. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009 as a landmark area of particular beauty and significance to the entire world. Up in these majestic mountains lay some of the most beautiful and heart-stopping views that you’ll find anywhere in Italy. It is also home to the largest lake in Italy, Lago di Garda, which is a stunning location lined with castles and classic Italian villages. 
 
Our tour of the area will include some of the most beautiful locations with a wide variety of activities. We’ll start in the Lake Garda area and explore our way to Bolzano for a night. Fun fact: In the 2014 version of the annual ranking of quality of life in Italian cities, Bolzano was ranked as having the Best Quality of Life in Italy.
 
We’ll then move to Selva Val Gardena, where we’ll set our home base for 3 days and explore the beautiful surrounding areas, including the incredibly serene, lake of Braies. From Selva we’ll move to Cortina, a scenic mountain town with a rich history and known for its artisan crafts and fashion — as well as a James Bond movie.
 
We’ll then venture on down to Treviso, a beautiful region just above Venice with a reputation for being the home of Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine), lush vineyards, and an ancient walled city — and just possibly the birthplace of tiramisu. This is debatable and will definitely take some research 😉
 
This tour is designed for those looking for a little more activity, adventure, authenticity, and intimacy than riding on a crowded tour bus could provide. We’ll have two groups: a handful riding motorcycles, and another team riding in the comfort of a small touring van. The motorcycle riders will take slightly different roads to our destinations and will do some day trips to explore the “motorcycle heaven” that is the Italian Dolomites. We’ll sometimes meet up during the day to hike or visit a location together, but we’ll always meet up by the evening to share dinner, laughs, and evening explorations. If you ride and your partner does not, don’t worry! There will be fun for both of you and you’ll still have plenty of time to share stories and snuggle in the evenings. 
 
All guests can expect some amazing options, like hiking, spa experiences, shopping in quaint mountain villages, an Italian cooking class, vineyard tours, and even exploring on electric bicycles through the streets of medieval towns. Of course, there will be photo opportunities galore. We’ll mostly be staying in smaller, more intimate hotels and guest houses for a richer and more authentic experience. Count on great hospitality and Italian country cooking!
 
We keep our groups small to allow us to experience things, and stay in places that larger groups could not. We love to see the bonds that can form when small groups of people share a unique experience together and feel comfortable with all their travel companions. Will you join us on this adventure of a lifetime?
 
 
 
In a nutshell, this tour includes:
  • Fully guided and supported tour with experienced, licensed Italian tour guides (English speaking). You can simply relax and enjoy!
  • 7 nights in the amazing Italian Dolomites in excellent, intimate, 3-4 star hotels.
  • Cooking class
  • Wine tasting experience
  • Cheese tasting experience
  • Hiking tours
  • Mountain bike or e-bike touring
  • All dinners, and Italian style breakfast
  • Epic photography opportunities
  • Small group for utmost mobility, intimacy, and attention to your needs.
  • Optional motorcycle rental to experience some of the most amazing roads in all of Italy.
Pricing:
  • Single room: $4190 per person
  • Double room: $4590 per person
  • Optional Motorcycle rental (includes insurance and pickup/delivery): $1367-$1625 depending on model selected (see below).
Things to keep in mind:
  • Motorcycle riders must be licensed, have experience riding, and be very comfortable on twisty mountain roads without being too distracted by epic scenery all around them. We’ll rent high quality touring motorcycles (not scooters) from BMW, Ducati, and Moto Guzzi.
  • Non-riders should be comfortable hiking, riding a bicycle, and eating (not all at the same time). All activities are optional, however, and will usually include variations for different experience/fitness levels.
  • A refundable deposit will be required to rent a motorcycle.
  • Tour will begin in the city of Verona, which is between Venice and Milan (It’s about 2-3 hrs by train to either city). Please plan to meet in Verona. We can help you arrange transport from wherever you are in Italy to Verona. 
  • We’ll all be together in the same hotels and share most meals together, so couples shouldn’t feel separation anxiety too badly. Who knows, it might be good for you 😉

Ready to sign up? Click here.  You can save with our early bird discount or place a $2000 deposit to hold your spot.

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We have top-quality motorcycles available to rent from BMW, Moto Guzzi, and Ducati.  See available bikes for this tour below. Please note that there are multiple bikes in some categories and only 1 of others. If there is a bike you really want to ride, please let us know ASAP so we can reserve it for you! Colors and model year changes may vary. Seat heights and weights are from manufacturer specs.

Optional motorcycle rental prices, which includes insurance and delivery to/from Verona:

  • BMW F700GS – $1367

  • BMW F800GS – $1485

  • BMW R1200GS – $1625

  • BMW R1200R – $1625

  • BMW R1200RS – $1625

  • BMW S1000XR – $1625

  • BMW R1200RT – $1625

  • Ducati Multistrada S1200 – $1625

  • Ducati Multistrada S950 – $1625

  • Ducati Scrambler Icon 800 – $1500

  • Moto Guzzi V7 – $1481

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Some images from past MotoPhoto 2016 in Italy: