Il meglio dell’Europa

Un viaggio epico attraverso il Vecchio Mondo, la culla della civiltà, in grado di soddisfare i gusti di tutti. Durante questo tour viaggeremo attraverso 15 paesi per sperimentare il meglio di ciò che l’Europa ha da offrire ad un motociclista. A partire da Lisbona, seguiremo poi le coste del Mediterraneo sulle più belle strade panoramiche. Dopo aver visitato numerose città spagnole patrimonio dell’umanità, attraverseremo il confine con la Francia sui bellissimi passi di montagna dei Pirenei. Dopo aver gustato deliziosi piatti della cucina francese ed aver esplorato alcune delle città più belle della Francia, guarderemo Valentino Rossi e tutti i piloti della Motogp, in azione al Mugello per la gara italiana del MotoGp! Pompati dai piloti professionisti, saremo pronti a divertirci sulle Alpi, un paradiso per tutti i motociclisti. Dopo 12 giorni di innumerevoli curve e viste mozzafiato, ci dirigeremo verso Budapest. Dopo una giornata rilassante con un bagno termale nella capitale dell’Ungheria, continueremo il viaggio verso il nord Europa alla scoperta delle sue città patrimonio mondiale dell’umanità. Finiremo il viaggio nella capitale lettone, Riga.

Informazioni

DURATA (GIORNI)

38

DIFFICOLTÀ DI GUIDA

moderata

DISTANZA COPERTA

8266 km/5136 mi

STRADE STERRATE

STRADE STERRATE

+/- 200km, extra su richiesta

Si prega di notare che questa è un percorso indicativo. Non è preciso al 100%. Il percorso che offriamo è più interessante e divertente!

Data & Prezzi

DATE

dal 19/05/17 al 25/06/17
dal 19/05/18 al 25/06/18

SUPPLEMENTO CAMERA SINGOLA

1.440 €
1.560 $

PREZZO PER MOTOCICLISTA

PREZZO PER MOTOCICLISTA

5.821 € (6.473 $)
153,00 € (170,00 $) al giorno

PREZZO PER PASSEGGERO

3.695 € (4.100 $)
97,00 € (107,00 $) al giorno

SUPPORTO VEICOLO PASSEGGERO

SUPPORTO VEICOLO PASSEGGERO

4.695 € (5.255 $)
123.50 € (138,00 $) giorno

In Risalto

21 città storiche, 18 siti patrimonio mondiale dell’umanità, 15 paesi, 7 capitali, 2 fusi orari.

  • Dalle coste dell’oceano Atlantico del Portogallo alle coste spagnole, francesi e Italiane del Mar Mediterraneo.
  • Pirenei, Appennini e tutto l’arco Alpino
  • 27 dei migliori passi Alpini
  • le migliori cucine del mondo
  • la gara al Mugello del Motogp italiano
  • Capo de Roca il punto più occidentale del continente europeo sull’Oceano Atlantico
  • Lisbona
  • Siviglia
  • Cordoba
  • Belmonte
  • Cuenca
  • Teruel
  • Barcellona
  • Andorra
  • Carcassonne
  • Nimes
  • Pont du Gard
  • Avignone
  • Principato di Monaco
  • Paesaggi dei vigneti del Piemonte
  • Cinque Terre
  • Toscana
  • Dolomiti
  • Budapest
  • Campo di concentramento di Auschwitz Birkenau
  • Cracovia
  • Varsavia
  • Vilnius
  • Riga
Itinerario

Settimana 1
Lisbona, Capo de Roca il punto più occidentale del continente europeo sull’Oceano Atlantico, Siviglia, Cordoba, Belmonte, Cuenca, Teruel.

settimana 2
Barcellona, Andorra, Carcassonne, Nimes, Pont de Gard, Avignone, campi di lavanda e il francese “Grand Canyon”.

settimana 3
Principato di Monaco, prima sezione della Alpi, Barolo la città del famoso vino, infinite curve sull’Appennino, al Mugello per il MotoGp, si torna poi in altura sulle Alpi francesi e italiane, Col du Sommelier la strada più alta delle Alpi 3003 m ( 9819 ft)

settimana 4
Tutta una settimana sulle Alpi, prima parte svizzera delle Alpi e poi italo-austriaca

Settimana 5 fino alla fine
Le Dolomiti, Slovenia, Budapest, il campo di concentramento di Auschwitz Birkenau, Cracovia, Varsavia, Vilnius, Riga

Pernottamenti

EUROPA

Gli alloggi in Europa variano da hotel di 3-4 stelle nelle città più grandi a bed-and-breakfast e Agriturismi nei villaggi delle Alpi. Come ben sapete solitamente gli agriturismi sono in zone rurali e belle ed è possibile gustare piatti deliziosi fatti in casa.

Cosa è incluso

Cosa è incluso

  • Assistenza nella preparazione della documentazione necessaria e la logistica
  • Supporto nell’acquisto del motociclo
  • Programma di allenamento per la preparazione fisica
  • Servizio di trasporto da/per l’aeroporto
  • Tutti i pernottamenti
  • Tour leader in moto
  • Autista e veicolo di supporto 4 × 4 che può ospitare fino a 2 moto e trasporto bagagli (1 bagaglio pezzo di 10 kg a persona) e spazio per i passeggeri (limitato) su tutto il tour.
  • Kit di emergenza di primo soccorso ed estintore
  • Il nostro team ha esperienze meccaniche ed ad ottenuto il brevetto di primo soccorso
  • Briefing del mattino
  • Escursioni a piedi nelle città nei giorni di riposo
  • Ingresso nel giorno di gara del Motogp Italiano
  • Tutti gli ingressi nei Parchi nazionali
  • 1 cena di benvenuto e 1 cena arrivederci
  • Passo Timmelsjoch (Passo Rombo) pedaggio incluso
  • Bagni termali di Budapest Szechenyi e ingresso in piscina

Non incluso

Anche se non offriamo le colazioni, sono incluse in alcune prenotazioni alberghiere
Tutti i servizi non menzionati e tutte le spese personali

Informazioni utili

Quanti sono i giorni “senza guidare” ?
Ci sono 9 giorni durante il quale il tour non avanza (incluse i giorni di arrivo e partenza). Sono solitamente usati per scoprire i fantastici posti in cui soggiorniamo. Comunque ci sono molte possibilità di guida anche durante questi giorni.

Quanti km si guida giornalmente?
La media totale di viaggio è di 217 km/giorno (135 miglia / giorno). Ovviamente qualche giorno si guiderà di più e qualche giorno di meno.

Quanto esperienza di guida ho bisogno?
Non è necessario avere una vasta esperienza di guida. Tuttavia, dovresti sentirti a tuo agio in sella durante le ore di punta di traffico urbano, così come sui passi di montagna.

Che tipo di moto ho bisogno?
Tutti i modelli di moto sono in grado di effettuare il tour. Queste sono le nostre uniche raccomandazioni:
La moto deve essere completamente revisionata prima dell’inizio del viaggio
Per mantenere il passo con il gruppo, dovresti avere una moto con almeno
500 cc

È possibile fare il tour con un passeggero?
Ovviamente si, siete invitati a viaggiare con un compagno.
Il passeggero deve avere almeno 12 anni.
Lui / lei devono essere in grado di appoggiare entrambi i piedi sulle pedane del passeggero.
Ovviamente guidare con un passeggero richiede più abilità. Il passeggero deve avere esperienze di viaggi sul retro di una motocicletta. È inoltre possibile prenotare un posto sul veicolo di supporto per il passeggero, se non volete guidare sempre assieme.

Quanti visti di viaggio ho bisogno?
Per visitare l’Europa ovviamente il visto non è necessario per gli Europei, Australiani, Americani.

Dove avvengono i tagliandi delle moto e la sostituzione degli pneumatici?
All’inizio del tour, la moto deve arrivare e completamente tagliandata con gomme nuove.

Tour description + local food

week 1
We will arrive in the lovely city of Lisbon, start off with a briefing and explanation of the tour, followed by a welcome dinner.
If history did not interest you during your schooling, this week may change your impression of history lessons forever!  Our first 7 days in Europe will be a full immersion into historical cities and landmarks dating over thousands of years old. Ironically, riding the countryside will allow us a glimpse into the lives of villagers who inhabit these places in the here and now, a site not commonly seen by tourists.

Before beginning our journey west, we will visit Capo Roca, which forms the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal and continental Europe. We will be driving through Andalusia and stopping in Sevilla and Cordoba. Both of these places are Unesco World Heritage cities. Sevilla is a city founded by Romans while Cordoba was founded long before. They were both conquered by invading Muslim armies which created a mix of cultures, all of which are still well preserved today. A day off is a must to stroll the city center and visit the most interesting historical sites.

Beautiful countryside rides will reward us on the way to Belmonte, with its amazing castle, as well as Cuenca and Teruel, also historical gems (both on the World Heritage list).

Riding conditions:
If you have never ridden in Europe before, there are a few differences. Each country has its own driving rules. Europe can be divided into two parts:  “freestyle Europe”, or the “Latin Europe”, which includes eastern Europe, and the “no freestyle Europe”, which includes Germany, Austria and Switzerland along with northern Europe.

In freestyle Europe, the motorcycle is used as a vehicle to escape traffic jams. This means lane splitting, overtaking upcoming traffic and parking on the sidewalks (with common sense). Normally in rush hour, the way to work and the way home are transformed into small motogp races. In “no freestyle Europe”, such practices are uncommon and generally unacceptable. Please be respectful of each region’s rules.
The roads are narrower than, for example, the roads in the US.  Roundabouts are very common and gas stations are at a maximum distance of 20 km away. There are motorcycle shops in most cities and towns, as well as in some villages. It is safe to say that “freestyle Europe” is a rider’s personal paradise.

Food of week
Starting from Portuguese cuisine:
Portugal is a seafaring nation with a well-developed fishing industry and this is reflected in the amount of fish and seafood eaten. The country has Europe’s highest fish consumption per capita and is among the top four in the world for this indicator (58,5 Kg per inhabitant)

If you are a fish lover this your dream land.
Bacalhau (cod), which is the type of fish most consumed in Portugal.  It is said that there are more than 365 ways to cook cod, one for every day of the year. Caldeirada is a stew consisting of a variety of fish and shellfish with potatoes, tomatoes and onions. For meat lover Cozido is a traditional stew of different meats and vegetables,

Wines: There are several red, white and rose but the more famous around the world is the  fortified wine Porto.

Spanish cuisine
Spanish cuisine has been influenced by many cultures. From the Romans, Arabs and later on from the “New World” the discover of Americas.
The breakfast in Spain is a coffee with churros(fried-dough pastry) magdalenas (sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape) and tostadas (like an italian bruschetta).
Main course are many and vary also from place to place but we can’t miss to test

Paella, classy Jamon (ham) which are few of the Spanish cuisine delights.
Wines  and liquors Sangria and Sherry are worldwide famous ones

week 2
On the 8th day, we will arrive in Catalonia and enjoy a full day of rest exploring this famous and energetic city of Barcelona. Founded as a Roman city and besieged several times during its history, Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage, and today is an important international center and a major tourist destination. Gaudi park and the Barri Gòtic (Catalan for “Gothic Quarter”) are a must for every tourist visiting this beautiful city. Barcelona is not just great mix of art and history, it’s fun!

If you are a football fan the FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, with a capacity of 100,000 will be your Mecca.
After saying goodbye to the capital of Catalonia, we will climb up to our first motorcycle heaven, the Pyrenees.  Pyrenees is a range of mountains in southwest Europe that forms a natural border between France and Spain. It separates the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of continental Europe, and extends for about 491 km (305 mi) from the Bay of Biscay (Cap Higuer) to the Mediterranean Sea. Traffic is very limited and good road conditions make the Pyrenees a top destination for motorcyclists. On our way we will spend a night in Andorra.

Officially, the Principality of Andorra is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 metres (3,356 ft) above sea level. An estimated 10.2 million visitors annually makes tourism 80% of its economy. It is not a member of the European Union, but the euro is the official currency.

Because of it’s fresh mountain air and organic products, the people of Andorra have the highest life expectancy in the world at 81 years.
Descending the Pyrenees, we will enter France and explore it’s gem cities  of Carcassonne, Nimes (named also the French Rome), and Avignon which are all still perfectly preserved. Another postcard picture can be taken at Pont du Gard.

As we approach the Alps, we will enjoy a beautiful ride on the lavender lands and take in amazing views of the French version of “Grand Canyon”.
The last day of the second week, we’ll get some peace and quiet while staying in a biological reserve.

Riding conditions:
Beautiful, hilly secondary roads in the countryside of Spain and France will accompany us all the way.

Perfect weather and temperatures at this time of the year will make our rides even better. Tarmac conditions are generally very good everywhere, with the exception of few kilometers in Spain.

Drivers in Spain and France are used to riding with motorcyclists.

Food of the week:
French cuisine and wines are famous all over the world. French cuisine was heavily influenced by Italian cuisine, but since the 17th century shifted to its own style. Since November 2010, French gastronomy was added by the UNESCO to its lists of the world’s “intangible cultural heritage”.

A typical french day starts with a fresh baguette accompanied by jams , coffee, and a croissant. Lunch can vary a lot but typically you can have an omelet or sandwich (jambon beurre: the classic “Parisien” sandwich is just baguette, ham, and butter).  The baguette must always be fresh, which make it so good! Quiche, which is like a salty cake, salads and soups are also common lunch fare.

Dinner has such a variety of dishes which can be hard to choose from. If you are a lover of seafood, you are in the best place for it. Meat lovers also will be not disappointed.

Here a few of the many dishes:
Soupe gratinée à l’oignon (is a type of soup usually based on meat stock and onions, and often served gratinéed with croutons and cheese on top or a large piece of bread)
Coq au vin (chicken, mushroom, and cured pork braised in red wine broth)
Moules mariníères (Mussels cooked in a herb-flavored white wine broth)
Bouillabaisse (soup of Mediterranean fish and shellfish)
Foie gras (French for “fat liver”) is a decadent food product made of the liver of a duck or goose that has been specially fattened.
Salade niçoise ( salad of tomatoes, tuna, hard-boiled eggs, Niçoise olives, and anchovies, dressed with a vinaigrette)
Dessert: Saint-Honorè cake , Tarte tatin (upside down apple cake), chocolate mousse, Crème brûlée
Cheese and wine fans in France will be in  heaven.
Camembert, Brie, Fromages de Chèvres and Roquefort few of the more famous.
Wines: Bourgogne, Bordeaux, Cabernet, Coteaux and Champagne
Liquor: Cognac, Cointreau

week 3 and 4
Week number three will start with a ride to one of the smallest and the most densely populated sovereign nations in the world, which is Monaco, the grand Prix city.
After having few laps in the circuit city” we will point you to another one to see the real pro-riders in action.

The entrance to Italy could not be celebrated better than starting with a race. Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to Mugello, where Motorcycle World Tours will offer the tickets to the major italian motorcyclists appointment, the Motogp race. If you never had a chance to see in real life a motogp race well you will never forget this experience, let the show begin , may the best rider win.
Pumped up from the pro racers, we’ll be ready to hit  the dreamland of every single biker, the Alps. To warm the tyres up we will ride on the beautiful mountain rage of the Appennini. On the way we will ride through the Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont, also recognized as a World Heritage site. We will visit Barolo where the famous wine is produced.
At this moment of the year all the higher pass are open, we will start to climb up and stay for 12 days of pure fun in the Alps mountains.

We will criss-cross between Italian, French, Swiss and Austrian mountains doing a clockwise semicircle around the Alps. 27 of the most amazing Alps passes are going to wait for us, included the highest road of the Alps Colle del Sommeiller (elevation 3003 meters)
Traffic will be very limited as the vacation summer season will be just starting and daily traffic is not going through the high mountain passes. Countless curves, stunning views and the slow rhythm of the mountains will overwhelm us. Sitting and admiring those giants will bring peace inside our souls.

Roads are generally very good with some only reasonably good and there will also be few sections of gravel (easy) for about 200 km (which can be avoided). Free grazing animals, lakes, eagles, alpine flowers and some snow-capped peaks will make every picture unforgettable. Dolomites will be our second World Heritage site in the Alps. Be ready for some of the best experience of your life. Those 3D wonders will stay forever in your memories.

During last 2 days of week 4, we will leave the Alps riding through Slovenia stopping for the night in one of the more beautiful towns of Slovenia, Radovljica. Before arriving in the town we will have a wonderful photo spot on the lake Bled. The following day we will arrive in Budapest, one of the most beautiful east European cities and capital of Hungary.

Riding conditions:
Riding in the Alps is a dream of every single motorcyclist and we will enjoy it day after day, corner after corner. We still cannot forget about safety as loosing the control of the motorcycle on a mountain road can cause serious injury or worse.  Speed limits are there for a reason and sometimes even 50km/h is above our capability. The biggest dangers are represented by many blind corners and the possibility of presence of big stones. Generally the tarmac is in good shape as many of those wonderful mountain passes are used during the “Le tour de France” and the “Giro d’Italia”, both international bicycle competitions.  We are not going to look for the best tarmac but we are going to look for best scenic and adventures roads, so get ready also for some of it.

Food:
If you were thinking to be on a diet during the two weeks you choose the wrong time. Italian cousin is well known to be the best in the world.
Genuine, fresh and biological products are typically from the mountains. After the fall of the Roman Empire different cities began to separate and form their own traditions and cuisine. Many different types of bread and pasta were invented, and there was a variation in cooking techniques and preparation. Italian cuisine since then emphasize the regionalism and tradition.

Antipasti: bresaola, many delicious pork, donkeys, wild boars and other wild animals sausage
First course: pizzoccheri, Polenta in many different ways, several baked kind of pasta, soups.
Second course: game animals like deer, chamois, hare dishes are very popular.
Wines: Barolo, Barbera , Merlot, Pinot , Cabernet, Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Traminer, Amarone di Valpolicella and many more
Desserts: Strudel di mele, Panforte, Baci di Dama, Tiramisu and many different tarts
Liquor: Grappa and Caffè alla Valdostana (a mix liquors and coffee set on fire)
Don’t forget that If you are lover of truffle you are in the best place for it.

Week 5
After leaving Budapest we will visit the sad yet historical World War II site, which is also a World Heritage city. Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp represents one of the darkest stories in the history of humanity. The surreal atmosphere and silence will help you realize and deeply understand that those things really happened. We will spend that night in Krakow, the gem city of Poland and also on the World Heritage list. You cannot leave Krakow without a stroll in Old Town with plenty of good pubs and restaurants and international crowds.
Our next leg will lead us to the capital of Poland, Warsaw. Warsaw gained the title of the “Phoenix City” because it has survived many wars, conflicts and invasions throughout its long history. Most notably, the city required painstaking rebuilding after the extensive damage it suffered in World War II, which destroyed 85% of its buildings. The city center has been perfectly rebuilt, and you will never notice any difference from the original one. Sightseeing along the old market place and city center are a must in this Capital.

From Warsaw we’ll ride to Vilnius, another World Heritage city and capital of Lithuania. On the way from Warsaw to Vilnius the landscape and villages will slowly start to look like the ones we’ll encounter in Russia. We’ll ride from one World Heritage city to the next, Riga, capital of Latvia and our last stop in Europe. On the way to Riga we will visit the Hill of Crosses. Whether you are a believer or not,  it is still very interesting area to visit. We’ll say farewell to Europe with a celebration dinner in the Latvian capital.

Riding conditions:
Getting in and out of capitals of east Europe will be relatively easy.  There are not many motorcyclists, but drivers are getting  more used to their presence as time goes on. As we start riding North, we will enjoy more daylight hours and amazing sunsets. Starting from Poland, roads will be wider and boast extensive agriculture fields. In Lithuania and Latvia we can expect more forests, lakes and very small villages with some wonderful wooden houses.

Food of the week:
Some famous Hungarian dishes:
Goulash is a stew with gravy or a soup using meat with bones, paprika, caraway, vegetables, and potatoes or various tiny dumplings or pasta simmered with the meat.
Various kinds of noodles and dumplings, potatoes, and rice are commonly served as a side dish. Hungarian sausages and winter salami are a major part of Hungarian cuisine.

There are few notable Hungarian wines.
Polish cuisine shares many similarities with other Slavic countries so we will have similar cuisine but with local differences.

Starting from soups Pomidorowa (tomato soup) , Rosol (chicken soup),
Zurek ( soured rye flour and meat, sometimes served in a cup made of bread),
Kapusniak  ( cabbage, bacon and sausage)
Barszcz (meat or bone stock with beetroots,cabbage, carrots, onions, potatoes and tomatoes).
Second course
Bigos (chopped meat of various kinds stewed with sauerkraut and shredded fresh cabbage)  Schabowy (cutlet like Viennese or Milanese but of pork) ,
Golonka ( pork knuckle) , Pierogi ( filled dumplings ) ,
Golabki ( cabbage roll common in made from slightly soft-boiled cabbage leaves wrapped around minced pork or beef, chopped onions, and rice)
Desserts: Sernik (cheesecake) , Racuchy (pancakes) ,
Paczki ( similar to doughnuts), Makowiec ( poppy seed pastry)
Beer is definitely the most common drink and Vodka is the most popular liquor.
Lithuanian cuisine features products suited to the cool and moist northern climate. Lithuanian cuisine has much in common with its Baltic neighbors and other northern countries. Traditionally, the centerpiece of Lithuanian cuisine is dark rye bread (ruginė duona) which is used substantially more often than light wheat breads.
Didžkukuliai (more commonly known as cepelinai) is often called the national dish of Lithuania.
Soups are extremely popular, and are widely regarded as the key to good health.
Šaltibarščiai (Cold borscht) is a soup that you will not forget easily as is it really pink,
A very Lithuanian sweet is a poppy seed cake, Šimtalapis.
Alus beer is the most popular.
Latvian cuisine
Meatball Soup (Frikadeļu zupa) and Aukstā zupa is very similar to the Lithuanian Šaltibarščiai are few of the many soups.
Breaded Pork Chops (Karbonāde): One of the most common dishes on the Latvian table.
Kartupeļi ar siļķi un biezpienu is herring with cottage cheese and potatoes. Three most typical Latvian foods combined in one.
One of the best desserts is Rupjmaizes Kārtojums, a truly delicacy

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