Not only does there seem to be a long list of excuses for riders to head to Europe for a two-wheeled vacation lately, Ducati is the motorcycle manufacturer offering many of them. Just recently Ducati released details about its Days of Joy events to celebrate its popular Scrambler series and now a new opportunity, Ducati Dream Tours.
Three days of riding Ducati’s latest motorcycles through breathtaking landscapes on stunning Italian roads with a factory-organized 3-day tour. Regardless of what a biker has parked at home, it sounds amazing and the call is going out riders around the world to enjoy this latest Ducati experience. Enrollment for the tours is now open, which are scheduled to take place from May to September, but not in August. The exact dates of the tours are
- May 22-24
- June 30 – July 2
- July 21-23
- September 1-3
The tours will cover more than 600 kilometers, exploring the Emilian Apennines on roads used for testing and developing Ducati motorcycles. To get the most out of three unforgettable days, riders will take the corners and bends from the saddle of motorcycles from the current Ducati range, including the Multistrada 1200 S and the Multistrada 950, the SuperSport, the Monster 1200 and the Monster 797.
Highly experienced former Paris-Dakar competitor, Beppe Gualini, and his skilled team of professional test-riders will accompany participants along the routes of the Ducati Dream Tour 2017. Organizers promise the route has been specially designed by these experts to ensure the very best enjoyment of the superb and safe riding experience provided by the exciting Ducati motorcycles.
The occasion is made even more special with a stay at a captivating Relais hotel in the heart of a 110 hectare estate in the hills near Forlì. At the Borgo Condè resort, hospitality, culture, excellent food and good wine will enable participants to immerse themselves in the Italian lifestyle - yet another point of excellence of this fascinating area.
The Ducati Dream Tours 2017 begin in the late morning of the first day with a visit to the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale, Bologna, and the new on-site company museum. This is followed by a technical briefing, after which the motorcycles will be assigned and participants will start their ride for a total of 600 exciting kilometers divided into stages over three days.
The first day’s route winds through 180 kilometers; on the second day riders will set off earlier in the morning and cover another stunning itinerary of 235 kilometers; the third day will involve a ride of 225 kilometers. Riders who prefer more intimate experiences will love the size of this unique motorcycle tour, the maximum number of participants is twelve.
Aside from making sure the passport is up to date, bikers outside of Europe have a little more homework ahead of them to take advantage of Ducati’s tour. In order to take part in the Ducati Dream Tour, riders must have a valid motorcycle license issued by a European Union country. Holders of licenses issued outside the EU are required to obtain, in advance, an international license recognized by the Italian authorities.
The correct apparel and equipment is essential in order to enjoy the Dream Tour in complete safety and comfort. Participants must have what Ducati refers to as a motorcycle suit, made of either leather or fabric, with safety protection which includes a back protector as well as a full-face helmet, gloves and motorcycle boots. Interested riders who don’t have these items can take advantage of a Ducati Apparel which is available for rent. However, not only are these in limited supply, but they must be reserved online at the same time as registering for the tour.
For those ready to cruise over to Italy for what should be unforgettable motorcycle memories, they can get more details and book the trip online.