For a true Ducatisti, there are a few musts – tour the factory and visit the Ducati Museo in Borgo Panigale, and ride the machines on their homeland roads.
And the Ducati Dream Tour package makes these must-do activities possible. For 2014, there will be nine weekend Ducati Dream Tour events running from May through September. Each one will include a guided tour of the Ducati factory and museum, and three-day tours through the Tuscany-Emilia Apennines.
The bikes available for the tour include the new 2014 Monster 1200, the Monster 796, the Multistrada 1200 S Touring, the Diavel, Hypermotard and Hyperstrada.
The July 18-20 tour will be a favorite for many, considering it includes a trip to Ducati Week 2014 at Misano MotoGP. That week, thousands of Ducatisti will cheer on Ducati Team MotoGP riders Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso.
Following is from the official Ducati press release:
Available online in the Experience and Ducati Travels section of Ducati.com, 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
- May 16-18
- May 23-24
- June 6-8
- June 20-22
- June 27-29
- July 16-20 Special Dream Tour & WDW 2014 package
- July 25-27
- September 19-21
- September 26-28