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Corsica Sardinia Tuscany Motorcycle Tour

The Mega Mediterranean Motorcycle Tour

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Mega Mediterranean Corsica Sardinia Tuscany Motorcycle Tour

2.5 weeks of heavenly touring.

Total Distance  3500 km Daily Distance 250 km
Daily Ride Time 5 hrs Skill Level Intermediate/Advanced
Road Type 100% Paved Thrill Factor  4/5

This Mega Tour will take you island hopping in Corsica & Sardinia.  The natural beauty & great riding will amaze you.  To get there you’ll have to cross the French Alps & ride renowned mountain passes to board the ferry on the Riviera.  We’ll return via Tuscany, but not before taking in the scenery, & enjoying the wonderful cuisine & local wines.

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Highlights
  • France, Italy, Corsica, Tuscany, Sardinia
  • Mountain Passes: Galibier, Bonnette, Turini, Vars…
  • Cinque Terre, Briancon, Nice, Calvi, Bonifacio, Florence…

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Hotels & Dining

Enjoy the comfort and charm of select hotels.
The Grand Hotel Uriage represents the caliber of what you can expect on tour. The historic building retains all the architectural character of an 18th century building, with modern comforts. Tastefully decorated, and staffed with a team committed to making your stay a memorable one.
The Grand Hotel Uriage features a complete spa with indoor/outdoor pool totally renovated in 2017. Uriage is renowned for its thermal spring water. Complete spa treatments are available.

Villa Morellia

Classic style with modern comfort.  You’ll enjoy the tranquility of the hotel & grounds.  Minutes from mountain passes, you can relax in the jacuzzi after a thrilling ride.  The restaurant is excellent.

Dining:

You’ll want to try as many of the local specialties of each country and region.  The charcuterie in Corsica is out of this world.  The Mediterranean cuisine will not leave you going hungry.  If you enjoy good foods, you’ll appreciate the diversity and quality found on this tour.  Wine lovers will be extremely pleased to taste a variety of regional wines and savor their unique qualities.  (Leave room in your luggage to take some home)

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Dates & Prices

Tour Start: Sept 1, 2018

Tour End: Sept 17, 2018

Departure/Arrival: Grenoble, France

Bike

Solo

Solo with passenger

BMW K1200R Sport

$7,500
$10,000

BMW F800 GT

 $8,000
 $10,500

BMW K1300 GT

 $7,500
 $10,000

BMW R1200 RT

 $8,800
 $11,300

BMW R1200 GS

 $8,800
 $11,300

BMW K1600 GTL

 $9,000
 $11,500

BMW K1600 B

$9,000
 $11,500

 BMW R1200 RS

 $8,500
 $11,000

BMW S1000 XR

$8,800
 $11,300
Testimonials

“By far the best tour we’ve ever taken.  Wait until you see these roads, the mountains, forests, coast and desert (yes desert).  Every day something new, something stunning, something delicious, something fun.  There was so much variety in every aspect from the riding to food to hotels.  Corsica is truly the ‘island of beauty’, the Alps, Italy…we can’t wait to go back.”

-Bill & Diane D.

What’s Included
  • BMW Motorcycle
  • Insurance Pilot & Passenger
  • Gas &Tolls (if any)
  • 16 nights of Accommodations-3-4**** (Sept 1-Sept 17)
  • All Breakfasts & Dinners
  • Tour Guides
  • Ferry tickets in shared cabins (private cabins are available for a supplemental fee)
  • Luggage van option (minimum 6 participants required)

Beverages, alcohol, snacks, attraction fees, souvenirs are not included.

Motorcycle gear (helmet, jacket, pants, gloves, rain suits) are available for rent.  Look for the gear rental option upon check out.

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Itinerary

Day 0

Meeting & Dinner in Grenoble pre Corsica Sardinia Tuscany Motorcycle Tour

We’ll assemble for a meet & greet, and safety briefing. Cocktails & dinner will follow.
Date: Sept 1

Day 1

Depart Grenoble -> Arrive Barcelonette

Today’s ride takes us to Barcelonnette over famous Alpine passes such as Alpe d’Huez, Galibier & Lautaret.
Distance: 240KM
Time: 5
Date: Sept 2

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Day 2

Depart Barcelonette-> Arrive Riviera

Today’s ride takes us to the Riviera over passes like the Col de la Bonnette & Col de Turini.  We’ll take an overnight ferry to Corsica.
Distance: 240KM
Time: 5
Date: Sept 3

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Day 3

Depart Riviera -> Arrive Calvi->Ajaccio

Today, we’ll disembark and begin our Corsican adventure,.  Our destination Ajaccio is the birthplace of the Emperor himself, Napoleon Bonaparte.  Rich in history dating back to the Genoese in the Middle Ages and Antiquity, over the next few days you’ll understand why Corsica was a highly disputed island.

Distance: 240KM

Time: 5

Date: Sept 4

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Day 4

Depart Ajaccio->Bonifacio

You’ll admire the geographic diversity the island has to offer.  Corsica has been spared from over development that has wrecked other Mediterranean coasts.  Much of what you see hasn’t changed for centuries.  Certainly you’ll enjoy the ride as we pass from coast to forest to mountain to canyon.  There’s a good reason it’s known as ‘ile de la beaute’ (the island of beauty).

Distance: 160 km

Time: 4

Date: Sept 5

Day 5

Depart Bonifacio->Arrive Corte

Perched on a rocky outcrop, the citadel of Corte is something to behold.  If you like twisties and turns, you’ll definitely love the riding in Corsica.

Distance: 200 km

Time: 5

Date: Sept 6

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Day 6

Departure Corte-Arrive Bastia

Today you’ll ride around the Cap Corse (the cape of Corsica), the ride is spectacular.  Views of the sea, beaches, coastline, medieval guard towers all the way to Bastia the other major city of Corsica.

Distance: 240KM

Time: 5

Date: Sept 7

Day 7

Departure Bastia->Arrive Porto Vecchio->Sardinia

Today a short visit of Porto Vecchio before a ferry ride to Sardinia.  Now you’ll understand why other riders always highly recommend Corsica.  And you want stop talking it up to your buddies when you get home.

Distance: 240KM

Time: 5

Date: Sept 8

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Day 8

Sardinia:  Depart Porto Torres.->Arrive Oristano

Distance: 180 km

Time: 3.5

Date: Sept 9

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Day 9

 Sardinia :Depart Oristano->Cagliari ->Arrive Arbatax

Today we’ll visit Cagliari,located at the heart of the beautiful Bay of the Angels.   Beautiful beaches and coastline will leave you breathless.

Distance: 180 km

Time: 3

Date: Sept 10

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Day 10

Departure Arbatax->Nuoro->Olbia->Livorno

Load up on the sights & souvenirs today, it’s our last one in Sardinia.  our ride takes through Nuoro a very diversified territory, alternating mountains, valleys, plateaus and a portion of coast well known its beautiful caves and inlets.

We’ll take an overnight ferry to Italy.  As we set sail we’ll undoubtedly be making plans to come back and ride both Corsica & Sardinia again…and again.  No matter how many times, it’s always a pleasure to return.
Distance: 200 km

Time: 4.5
Date: Sept 11

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Day 11

Depart  Livorno->Arrive Greve in Chianti

Today we’ll visit Sienna followed by wine-tasting and visit at the château Vicchiomaggio.

Distance: 300 km
Time: 5
Date: Sept 12

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Day 12

Depart  Greve in Chianti / Firenze / Arrive Marina Di Pietrasanta

Today we’ll head to Florence taking the Chianti wine route.  Home of the de Medicis, Florence has more than 400 years of art, history & architecture that will surely overwhelm you.  After our visit, we’ll head to Pietrasanta for two nights.  You’ll enjoy the old city streets full of restaurants, boutiques, wine bars and more that invite you to explore.

Distance: 300 km
Time: 5
Date: Sept 13

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Day 13

Depart MARINA DI PIETRASANTA / CINQUE TERRE /MARINA DI PIETRASANTA

Today you’ll get to visit the storied coastal villages of Cinque Terre.  These villages built into the mountains are a testament to human ingenuity, natural beauty, exquisite gastronomy & respect for the environment.     Plenty of time to relax and take in these magnificient wonders.  You’ll stare amazed at each village, having their own distince charm & character.  Surely you’ll want to try the local specialties:  “pesto” & “sciacchetrà” extracted from the cliffs that plunge perilously into the transparent & colorful waters of the Mediterranean.

Distance: 240KM
Time: 5
Date: Sept

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Day 14

Depart MARINA DI PIETRASANTA / Lucca/ Marina di Pietrasanta

We’ll ride to Lucca, famous city of art surround by walls that date back to the 16th century.  Feel free to stroll about, exploring the towers, and monuments.  Try the church of ilt between 1112 – 1147, and the church of San Michele in Foro with its extraordinary facade and the cathedral of San Martino, stunning example of the Romaneque-Pisa style dating back to 1063.

Distance: 240KM
Time: 5
Date: Sept 15

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Day 15

Depart Marina di Pietrasanta->Arrive Ivrea

Feel what it’s like to live like royalty…at least for a night.  You’ll enjoy a special evening in a real castle.

Distance: 300 km
Time: 5
Date: Sept 16

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Day 16

Depart  Ivrea-> Arrive Grenoble

We’ll literally end on a high note.  We’ll cross over major mountain passes in the French Alps and celebrate our epic Corsica Sardinia Tuscany Motorcycle Tour

Distance: 300 km
Time: 5
Date: Sept 17

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Why Choose M2

Committed to delivering The Ultimate Riding Experience.

Amazing riding, stunning scenery, food, events & accommodations, we’ll exceed your expectations.

Our tours are limited in size so you can expect personalized service and attention.

You’ll stay in independent hotels, B&B’s, and enjoy restaurants that share the same philosophy as we do, providing a memorable, high quality experience.

After a tour you will find yourself transformed, mind-blown and wanting to come back and do it all over again…and again…and again

and that’s the Ultimate Riding Experience.

Bikes

BMW f800 GT

BMW f800 GT

Displacement:  798cc Torque:  63Nm /46.5 ft lbs. @5800 rpm
Weight:  213.2 (wet)
Seat Height: Standard:  800mm / 31.5 inches
Low Setting:  N/A
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,514mm / 59.6 inches
Options:  ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, luggage & top case.

Review:

BMW appears to have got the balance right with the F800GT. It has just the right blend of sport and tourer for a motorcycle of this size and type.
It also makes a sensible proposition for anyone considering taking up motorcycling for the first time and it even has appeal for the more experienced rider who wants a light, but robust sports tourer that will happily eat up the miles in a no nonsense sort of way.
And where this BMW really scores is you’ll have a lot of fun doing that and just getting out there and riding it.
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BMW K1200R Sport

BMW K1200R Sport

Displacement: 1157cc
Torque: 127.00Nm / 93.7 ft lbs. @ 8250 rpm
Weight: 217 kg
Seat Height:
Standard: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Setting: N/A
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,580mm / 62.2 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, tank bag

Review:

“I had forgotten just how much I’d enjoyed this engine.
I held on, grinning, as 163 horses threatened to wrench my fingers from the handlebars.
My knees dug into the tank’s recess, I knocked the Beemer into sixth and tucked in – this is way too easy.”
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BMW K1300 GT

BMW K1300 GT

Displacement:  1293cc Torque: 135Nm / 99.6 ft lbs @ 8000 rpm
Weight:  255kg / 562.2 lbs
Seat Height: Standard: 840mm / 33.1 inches
Low Setting:  800mm / 31.5 inches
Low Seat Option:
Wheelbase: 1,572mm / 61.9 inches
Options: ESA suspension, heated grips, heated seats, cruise control, electric windscreen, luggage & topcase

Review:

The BMW K1300 GT is a Grand Tourer in the true sense of the words. It manages to combine massive performance with supreme practicality and comfort. There are so many bikes out there that don’t handle and ride as well as the BMW K1300GT that are supposed to be ‘sports-focussed’ bikes it’s simply astounding how easy the BMW K1300GT is to chuck around.
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BMW R1200 RT

BMW R1200 RT

Displacement: 1170cc Torque: 120Nm / 88.5ft lbs @6000rpm
Weight: 229kg / 504.9lbs
Seat Height:
Standard: 840mm / 33 inches
Low Setting: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Seat Option: 780-800mm /30.7 inches
Wheelbase: 1485mm / 58.4 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips & seats, electric windscreen, cruise control, luggage, topcase & tank bag.

Review:

“the BMW R 1200 RT has long been sport touring’s standard-bearer. Designed, built and refined in the shadow of the Alps, the RT name is synonymous with tractable power, intuitive handling and first-rate comfort and wind protection. Its trademark air/oil-cooled boxer twin with shaft drive represents 90 years of BMW design tradition, a setup that has proven to be reliable and popular.”
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K1600 GT

BMW K1600 GT

Displacement: 1649cc Torque: 175Nm /129 ft lbs. @7750 rpm
Weight: 319kg (wet)
Seat Height:
Standard: 810mm / 31.9 inches
Low Setting: 780mm/30.7 inches
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,680mm / 66.1 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, heated seat, electric windscreen, luggage & top case.

Review:

In my opinion, these two bikes are by far the most dynamic and full-featured touring motorcycles ever produced. I have always said, often to the surprise of many, that my dream shed of bikes would certainly include a Gold Wing among its numbers. That dream shed often changes, once upon a time there wasn’t a single BMW in it, but now the K 1600 GT joins its Bavarian brothers the R 1200 GS and K 1300 R in the list of machinery that’s managed to steal my heart since BMW has dramatically upped their game in the past few years.
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S1000XR

2016 BMW S1000XR

Engine|Liquid-cooled inline-four
Displacement|999cc
Horsepower|160 hp @ 11,000 rpm
Torque|83.0 lb-ft @ 9,250 rpm
Gearbox|Six-speed
Final Drive|Chain
Clutch|Wet slipper, hydraulic, multiplate
Dry Weight|357 lb.
Wet Weight|228 kg /502 lb.
Seat Height|840mm/33.1 in.
Low Seat Option: 790mm/31.1 in

Review:

The S1000XR is an exciting new offering from BMW. The S1000RR Superbike has helped transform the marque from its stodgy, pipes-and-slippers trope to a more robust, high-performance bike brand, and the S1000XR builds on this momentum.
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K1600B

BMW K1600B

ENGINE TYPE: Liquid cooled, 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
CAPACITY: 1,649 cc
RATED OUTPUT: 160 hp (118 kW) at 7,750 rpm
MAX. TORQUE: 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) at 5,250 rpm
FUEL CONSUMPTION: 41 mpg (WMTC)
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
WET WEIGHT, FULLY FUELED: 741 lbs (336 kg)
SEAT HEIGHT: 30.7″
OPTIONAL SEAT HEIGHT: Low Seat: 29.5″
FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 7.0 gallons

Review:

The engine in the B is supposedly identical to the ones in the K1600 GT and GTL. So even if the Bagger design brief for most manufacturers is relaxed cruising, this bagger can do that, but it can also propel you from corner to corner on tight, twisty backroads, or fast flowing ones, in a way that will leave most baggers sucking its clean, Euro4 emissions as it disappears over the horizon.
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R1200 GS LC

BMW R1200 GS LC

Engine size: 1170
Cylinders: 2
hp/kW: 125/ 92
Vehicle weight (kg): 238
Seat height (mm): 850
Valve clearance (intake): KALT 0,10-0,17 MM
Valve clearance (exhaust): KALT 0,34-0,41 MM
Engine idle speed: 1150 U/MIN

Review:

The result has improved the already class leading GS in almost every aspect. The engine is a measurable step forward right through the rev range yet retains its boxer character. It looks cleaner and neater, is more comfortable and sophisticated and handles better too.
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R1200RT

BMW R1200RT

YEAR 2014
ENGINE TYPE Four-stroke flat twin, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT 1170cc
BORE STROKE 101 mm x 73 mm
COOLING Air/Liquid-Cooled
COMPRESSION RATIO 12.5:1
FUEL SYSTEM Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management
IGNITION Electronic
STARTING SYSTEM Electric
TRANSMISSION Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
FINAL DRIVE Shaft
RAKE TRAIL NA
SEAT HEIGHT 31.7 in. (805mm)
WHEELBASE 58.5 in. (1485mm)
FRONT SUSPENSION BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
REAR SUSPENSION Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever
FRONT BRAKE Dual disc brake, floating discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers ABS
REAR BRAKE Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
FRONT TIRE 120/70ZR-17
REAR TIRE 180/55ZR-17
FUEL CAPACITY 6.6 gal.
DRY WEIGHT 604 lbs. (Wet) (273 kg)

Review:

On the open road, the RT motors along with the same soothing, low-frequency engine thrum that has endeared BMW’s opposed twins to so many riders for so long. Rolling open the ride-by-wire throttle at practically any rpm, though, results in strong, linear torque and deceptively quick acceleration
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R1200 RS

BMW R1200 RS

YEAR 2014-

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