Lone Star BMW Riders

European (Italy) Ride

September 8th through the 23rd, 2012

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Meet and depart from MotoTouring in Milan. Hotel Convertini is within walking distance of Mototouring. Joy and I plan on staying there. However, there is a nicer choice at Hotel Adam which is also within walking distance.
Note: I have a R1200GS reserved
Month
Day
Depart
Arrive
Miles
website of potential Hotel
September 10 Monday Milan Levanto
152
Margherita
confirmed for bed and breakfast for 140 euro (with parking)
September 11 Tuesday Levanto Castiglioncello
120
Baia del Sorriso
confirmed for bed and breakfast, 85 euro
September 12 Wednesday Castiglioncello Perugia (Sienna for lunch)
150
Primavera mini Hotel
confirmed for Bed and Breakfast, 90 euro and the parking will be extra at Pellini garage (5 euro)
September 13 Thursday Perugia Florence
107

Hotel Collodi
I have booked one room for two people with Giovanni. The rate is 129 Euro, plus 20 Euro for parking

September 14 Friday Florence Lake Garda
203

Hotel Paridiso
confirmed for bed and breakfast, 37 Euro, per person

September 15 Saturday Lake Garda Arabba
163

Hotel Olympia
I talked to Diego and rented a room for 2 people at 112 euro. It includes one Breakfast and one dinner

September 16 Sunday Arabba Merano
144
Castle Rundegg
confirmed for bed and breakfast for 105 euro, per person
September 17 Monday Merano Samedan/St Moritz
107
Palazzo Mysanus
confirmed for bed and breakfast, 240 swiss franks
September 18 Tuesday Samedan/St Moritz Bellagio
156
Hotel Bellagio
confirmed for bed and breakfast, 165 euro and 15 euro for parking
September 19 Wednesday Bellagio Bellagio/Milan/Free
42
September 20 Thursday Free Day Spend another night in San Nazzaro, or go back to Lake Garda, or turn your bike in early, or just do what you want
Hotel Iris in Venice is where I'll need to be Thursday night. I'll return to Milan Friday night, because our flight is Saturday morning.
confirmed at 120 Euro, I will arrive by train
Total Miles
1351
 
 
Item
Individual
Couple
Rental Bike
$2000
$2000
Flight (Round Trip)
$1500
$3000
Food x $75 per day
$750
$1500
Hotel x $150 per day
$1500
$1500
Fuel & Tolls
$300
$300
Taxi & whatnot around town
$300
$300
Totals
$6350
$8600
Note: It's easy for you to check these numbers and see where you could make it somewhat cheaper or more expensive depending on oceanview/mountainview/lakeview rooms, etc., etc. Also note, these don't include any train rides or anything else before or after the motorcycle tour in which you will definitely have some expenses.
 
A Link to a MapSource File
Also, a Link to a GPX File
 

Just a few thoughts:
I'm not a tour operator nor am I trying to be. I'm not responsible for your happiness or anything else on this trip. We are all just individuals choosing to go together.

Any part of this trip is subject to change. In fact, I'm sure there will definitely be some changes as I hear more from you and other aspects of the trip such as motorcycle & room availability.

I'm thinking of departing Milan on Monday morning leaving everyone all weekend to get to Milan (some may want to go sooner). We'll depart Milan heading south to Cinque Terra for the first night. (I'm basing the rental spot in Milan). The reason we head south first is, it will give us a chance to get familar with the bikes and the new world before we head up into the mountains.

The daily miles are small, but there are plenty of opportunities to take on all the miles that you may want by extending the route. My route is based on knowledge that I received from a couple of books plus the conversations that we had. I do realize that it also excludes some areas that we discussed too. It's just hard to include everything and still get "enough", but not "too much". Additionally, Milan has great access to trains to take you to Venice, Rome or Naples before or after the trip if you choose. I will definitly try to make a quick train ride to Venice at the end of my trip. (The larger towns are probably best avoided by motorcycle as we discussed)

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Links:
http://www.roadtoitaly.com/
http://www.knopftours.com/Web-Site/Hello.html
http://www.mototouring.com/
http://www.edelweissbike.com/
http://www.ronayres.com/
http://ridemotorcycletours.com/ITALYLAKESDOLOMITES.aspx
http://www.imtbike.com/
http://www.cimt.it/
http://www.italymotorcyclerental.com/
http://www.ducatitours.com/index.php
http://www.ducatitours.com/index.php
http://www.italy-motorcyclerental.com/
http://www.rent-a-dream.it/
http://www.ridersnolo.it/eng/default.htm
http://www.bosenberg.com/rentra~1.htm
http://www.ride4adventure.com/
http://www.lazymotorbike.eu/riding/europe/
http://www.suedtirolerland.it/en/hotel/theme-hotels/motorbike-holidays/
http://www.alpineroads.com/links_homepages.php
http://moto-charlie.com/
http://www.biancoblu.com/
This is one that I am thinking about modifying the route for: (Video)
Stelvio Pass (Video)
Alpine Road info
Best Biking Roads Link