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Motorcycle aficionados are known for a love of the road, and for sometimes growing impatient when stuck in the same place for extended periods of time. Fortunately, ‘bikers’ growing antsy inside their Tuscany villas can easily unwind by taking to one of the province’s many motorcycle-friendly routes and exploring the region from the seat of their trusty ‘road hogs’.
Much as with cycling, Tuscan roads are perfectly tailored for motorcycle tours, so much so that this year’s ‘Italian Legendary Tour’ contest will once again pass through the region in its global tour of Italy. The number of attractive routes available to those wishing to venture a little further from Tuscany villas and tourist spots is considerable, and all in all certain to please any motorsport buffs who choose to take a Tuscan holiday.
Regional highlights that can be visited by motorcycle include the Val d’Orcia (part of the legendary Mille Miglia race); the Tuscan coastal route from Forte dei Marmi to Porto Santo Stefano, which includes everything from natural parks to beachfront streets lined with nightclubs; the route crossing the Apuan Alps; the one winding through Elba Island; and the route focused around Siena and its outskirts. Any of these routes provides plenty of sights and enough variety to please even the most demanding motorcycle driver, and each is short enough to be made into a day-trip – meaning that, over the course of your holiday, and depending on how long you stay for, you may be able to explore them all!
Motorcycle tourism is just another in a series of alternatives presented by the province for tourists who want to stay away from the well-trodden sightseeing paths. So, why not get behind the handlebars and explore all the routes this beautiful region has to offer?