Ducati announces the 2014 edition of the Ducati Dream Tour, a series of factory-organised 3-day tours through the twisting landscape of the Tuscany-Emilia Apennines. Riding Ducati’s latest motorcycles, each trip will include a guided tour of the Ducati factory and museum, with one additional “special package” tour dedicated to the long-awaited World Ducati Week 2014, the international gathering of Ducatisti being held in Misano 18-20 July.
Available online in the Experience and Ducati Travels section of Ducati.com from 27 January, each Ducati Dream Tour presents a thrilling itinerary that passes through some of Italy’s most stunning landscapes, guided by the highly experienced former Paris-Dakar competitor, Beppe Gualini, and his skilled team of professional test-riders. Their route is specially designed to ensure the very best enjoyment of the region of Emilia and the superb riding experience provided by the exciting Ducati motorcycles.
Each Ducati Dream Tour will span a long weekend, starting on Friday with a late-morning rendezvous at the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale, Bologna, Italy for registration and lunch, followed by a guided tour of the factory and museum to provide a fascinating prelude to a weekend of pure Ducati pleasure. All participants will be carefully looked after by a dedicated tour team, managing everything from luggage transfer in the support vehicle to the hand-over of the Ducati motorcycles. The first day ends with an overnight stay at the splendid Hotel Resort Palazzo in Varignana, located in cool, verdant hills that provide the perfect place to enjoy the fabulous local food and wine in addition to the magnificent spa inside the resort.
The next morning, the Resort Palazzo of Varignana will be the starting-point for the longest and most captivating day of the tour. Saturday’s route winds through over 270km of excellent motorcycling roads to Mugello, home to one of the most beautiful race circuits in Italy and the theatre of breathtaking battles in the MotoGP world championships and a regular testing ground for Ducati. Sunday’s itinerary covers a further 250km of the spectacular route, returning the Ducati Dream Tour riders to Bologna later in the afternoon.
With this year’s World Ducati Week event attracting Ducatisti from all over the world, Ducati is offering an attractive package that combines the incredible event with the Ducati Dream Tour. This tour provides the classic Dream Tour itinerary in addition to a ticket to WDW2014. For this tour only, the Ducati Dream Tour will take place from Wednesday to Friday, with the tour continuing on to the Misano Adriatico circuit where participants will enjoy the electrifying weekend of WDW2014, the biggest Ducati gathering in the world.
Ducati Dream Tours are specially tailored for those who would enjoy a fascinating two-wheeled weekend exploring the traditional and historic Tuscany-Emilia Apennines. They are available alongside many other Ducati travel packages, designed in association with highly experienced travel partners, published on Ducati.com and listed within the “Experience / Ducati Travels section”.
Ducati Dream Tour 2014 calendar
16-20 Special Dream Tour & WDW 2014 package