Italy Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
Italy is home to some of Europe’s absolute best riding roads. Gorgeous weather, delicious food, proper coffee, stunning vistas, insane roads and biking mad Italians.
Recommended Motorcycle Rental and Tour Companies in Italy
Please contact the companies listed on this page directly for more information.
Hear the Road – Motorcycle Tours Italy
“We are a boutique touring company providing exhilarating and authentic vacations in heart-warming Italy. The company is owned and operated by long-time motorcycle enthusiast, Enrico Grassi.”
Services: Guided, self guided and tailor made tours in Italy.
Touring bikes: A wide range of Ducati, BMW, Moto Guzzi and Harley-Davidson motorcycles on offer.
Tour prices: Prices vary depending on the duration and type of tour. Check their website for loads more info.
Insurance: Included. A deposit is required for damage, theft and fire which is your maximum liability.
Kit availability: Helmets and jacket for 5 Euros per day.
Tuscany Motorcycle Tours
“We are a local company of passionate motorcyclists. We love to show our wonderful towns, world-famous countryside and our exciting roads. Discovering Tuscany on a motorcycle is a must for every biker!”
Services: Guided and self guided tours in Tuscany in English, Spanish, French and Italian.
Rental bikes: A selection of brand new bikes from Ducati, BMW, Moto Guzzi and Harley-Davidson.
Rental prices: From £60 – £200 per day dependent on the model.
Tour prices: From £300 (including bike) for one-day to £2,335 (including bike) for one-week.
Insurance: Third party insurance is included. Additional insurance is extra.
Kit availability: Helmets, gloves, jacket and a t-shirt are included.
Moto Tours Europe / Adventure Roads
Italy, Croatia, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Czech, Poland, Spain, Albania, Bosnia, Montenegro, France
“We provide the best motorcycle tour and lifetime experiences. Our clients’ testimonials say it all, our guides are professionals, the bikes are always in impeccable condition and our places to stay are handpicked and authentic.”
Services: Guided motorcycle tours and motorcycle rental services throughout Europe (including cross border rentals).
Rental bikes: Adventure tourers including the BMW GS range as well as Honda, Suzuki and KTM models.
Rental prices: You can find an exact list of rental prices on their rental page. Expect prices to start from €85 per day.
Tour prices: Tour prices vary depending on the tour and duration. But expect a range between €2,500 for a 6-day tour per rider to €7,800 for a 15 or 16-day tour. You can find more details on their tour page.
Insurance: Basic (third party liability insurance) is included and the deductible differs between bike models. Riders can also opt for additional insurance that will lower the deductible.
Kit availability: Yes, offered on request.
Italy on Motorbike
“We are a tour operator organizing ready-to-go and custom-made motorcycle tours in Italy. We don’t have our own fleet but partner with all major motorcycle rental companies to offer our customers a complete service. This allows us to offer a vast range of models and brands wherever you want to ride in Italy”
Services: Guided and self-guided motorcycle tours throughout the whole of Italy. Italy on Motorbike offer both road and off-road/enduro tours and they can provide the bike or you can bring your own.
Rental bikes: Italy on Motorbike partner with different rental firms throughout the country. So there’s a vast range of bikes on offer.
Tour prices: There are three different tour packages (guided, self-guided and trail guided) to choose from (and a separate fourth tailor-made package). Each package has a variety of options and tour locations to choose from, check the website for more detailed info and prices for each one.
Insurance: Insurance is included.
Kit availability: Kit can be provided.
FAQs on Italy Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
No, sorry. Mad or Nomad do not offer any rentals, tours or services. Please contact the companies listed on this page directly.
This page displays motorcycle rental and tour companies from around the world. We do a lot of research into these companies before adding them and speak to the managers and owners. Many of the companies we have also used in the past or have met the owners while travelling.
While we have collected them all together in one place for your ease, we take no responsibility in your business with them. We’re simply showcasing companies in one easy-to-use place and are not involved with your dealings with them. Any business you have with these companies is at your own risk. We will not be held liable or responsible in any way.
The best time to rent a motorcycle or join a tour in Italy is from May to September.
Take a video on your phone of the entire bike, do a walk around and film the condition of the chain, fairings, tyres, any bumps, dents and scratches. By doing so, you can’t get caught out and blamed for something you didn’t do when you return it.
Check the wheel bearings, chain, oil, coolant, brakes, clutch and that the handlebars are straight. Tyres need a decent amount of tread and should be suitable for the terrain you’re riding in. Take it for a short test ride and don’t feel pressured or rushed. Go with your gut and if there’s anything that catches your eye, speak to the owners immediately.
This is down to personal preference, where you’re riding and what’s available. If you’re renting or joining a motorcycle tour in the States and you’re going to be primarily on road, then you may want to opt for a big touring bike. If you’re headed to rural or mountainous countries and are going off-road in Central Asia for example, then go for a mid-weight single-cylinder.
We usually find lighter and cheaper rental bikes are better because they’re less stress, you don’t have to worry about dropping them all the time, are easier to fix and more fun.
For more info on choosing the right motorcycle for your trip, have a look at the below guide and also check out the adventure bikes page too.
We recommend lightweight and comfortable gear suitable for the climate you’re travelling in. If you’re heading to a particularly cold place, then go for Gore-Tex pro laminate.
But, the best all-round option is ventilated, light and comfy adventure bike gear. Take the thermal and waterproof liners out and leave them at home. Take a cheap pair of waterproof throwovers and a compressible down jacket that can be stuffed into a small bag. You can use both items as layering if it’s cold and rainy and they double up when off the bike and will reduce the amount of gear you have to take with you in your luggage.
It’s always better to take your own bike gear over renting or using kit from the rental company. You know your own stuff fits, works and is comfortable – especially your helmet. The last thing you want is to get a few days into your trip and get a headache from a tight lid.
Check out our riding gear article for more info on how to choose the right clothing and the guides section for our recommended kit.
Contact the rental or tour company and ask what luggage the bike comes with. Your bike might come with soft bags, hard boxes, a top box or nothing at all.
You can often leave the gear you don’t want to take with you on the trip at the rental or tour company’s headquarters. So you can travel on a plane with a larger kit bag and just take the bag and gear you need on the bike.
The type of luggage you need depends on the type of trip you’re on, how much off-roading you’re doing and how long you’re going for.
A good option is to go for a waterproof duffle bag and a pair of Rok Straps as this type of luggage setup can be fastened to any bike’s pillion seat and you don’t need racks. And take an additional small and light rucksack for your important gear (camera, passport etc) so you don’t have to worry about it when off the bike.
For more info on choosing your motorcycle luggage, check out our guide page below.
READ MORE: Adventure Bike Luggage Guides
Companies may offer motorcycle insurance as an optional extra, include it in the price or not offer it at all. This again depends on the country you’re riding in.
It’s worth getting insurance if you can and ask what the excess is as you will usually be liable for damage to the bike.
Motorcycle insurance is separate from personal travel insurance. This is incredibly important and you need to be very careful when choosing your personal insurance policy because the fine print often won’t cover you for bikes over 125cc, renting, touring or using a bike as your main mode of transport.
Check out our Admin section as you’ll find detailed guides on personal insurance, paperwork and safety on the road.
READ MORE: Admin Guides
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