Italy, heaven for motorcyclists
Italy's worth a trip, they say. But that's not true. Italy is worth about one hundred and seventy three thousand trips - motorcycle trips. We figured it out.
We assume that all regions of this dreamland are worth two to three hundred visits already for a motorbike-less tourist (there are those strange people). Multiplied by the number of all routes that make it mandatory to ride these trips (of course) by motorbike, and then doubled, because of course you can ride all these routes in both directions, this makes a total of about one hundred and seventy three thousand motorbike trips to Italy.
Basically it was silly to do this scientific effort. Because as soon as you consider the questions whether Italy in general is worth a trip, and especially the question whether Italy is worth a motorcycle trip, simply from a Roman Catholic perspective, the answer becomes much simpler: If you haven't ridden a motorcycle in Italy at least once in your life, you'll go to hell.
Let's start where many motorcycle tours to Italy start: in the north, in the Alps, more precisely in the Dolomites. Strictly speaking, not in Italy, but in South Tyrol. The South Tyrolean people describe themselves less as Italians. You can see that at every corner. All street signs are bilingual, German and Italian, and you can hear that at every corner, because the South Tyroleans speak German. The restaurant owner in Alta Badia formulates it elegantly: "The politicians can do what they want – people won't change".
If you think: “I don't want to talk, neither German nor Italian, I just want to ride a motorbike and enjoy the passes in the Dolomites" – fair point. They are all there: Sella, Grödnerjoch and Pordoi, Karrenpass, Passo Rolle, Valles and Cereda. You can also ride Duran, Giau, Forcella Staulanza, Fedaia and Campologno and San Pellegrino and Falzarego and Manghen and Brocon.
If one of our partners shows you South Tyrol and Italy on a guided motorcycle tour, you will get some insider tips – apart from the fact that the complete organisation, hotel search and navigation will be taken care of for you. So you can not only save yourself the talking, German as well as Italian, you don't even have to think much. Just concentrate on riding, enjoying and becoming addicted.