May 31 - June 12, 2023
Starting price includes airfare, two people per hotel room, ground transportation and tour guide. Upgrades and add-ons (e.g. Business class flights, Official Team Guest packages, etc.) will increase the individual cost. Other restrictions apply.
Starting price includes airfare, accommodations (two people per hotel room), ground transportation, tour guide, track fees and track bike. Upgrades and add-ons (e.g. Business class flights, Official Team Guest packages, Ducati track bike upgrades, etc.) will increase the individual cost. Other restrictions apply.
Track time with Ducati at Misano
MotoGP at Mugello
World Superbike at Misano
Day Two (Thursday, June 1): Travel to Misano
Upon arrival in Italy we will make the trip to our hotel near Misano, where we will explore the area while trying to combat the effects of jet lag. The beach towns have many shops and restaurants waiting for you to try and no evening is complete without at least a little bit of gelato.
Day Four (Saturday, June 3): Misano World Superbike
Qualifying & Race Day - World Superbike runs qualifying on Saturday mornings and their first race of the weekend that afternoon. We will be at the track all day watching reigning World Champion Alvaro Bautista trying to take the home win for Ducati against Jonathan Rea, Toprak Razgatlıoğlu and other world-class riders.
Day Five (Sunday, June 4): Misano World Superbike
The final day of racing for the World Superbike paddock with the Superpole race in the morning and Race 2 in the afternoon. Will we be celebrating an Italian home victory at the end of the day? Join us to find out.
Day Six (Monday, June 5): Ducati & Tavullia Tour
We will make the trek to Bologna for a private tour of the Ducati factory followed by a visit to San Marino and Tavullia, the hometown of Valentino Rossi, and of course we'll visit the Valentino Rossi Fan Club while we're there. SPD Hot Tip: You can see Mr. Rossi's house from the top of the wall in the town square - it's the only house with a rubbered-in racing line in the driveway.
Day Seven (Tuesday, June 6): Track Time at Misano
Day one of two days with the Ducati Riding Experience at Misano. We will be astride the incredible V4S while we drag knees and leave rubber around this world-class track. Those that prefer the beach vs. the track are free to soak up the Italian sunshine with another few days seeing the sites on the coast.
Day Eight (Wednesday, June 7): Ducati at Misano, Revisited
Day two with Ducati at Misano. Spend another day getting comfortable on the V4S or take advantage of the opportunity to ride the V4 SP2 or Superleggera (both of which can be arranged for an additional fee but availability is EXTREMELY limited).
Day Nine (Thursday, June 8): Florence
We say goodbye to the Adriatic coast and head to the beautiful city of Florence. This city is one of Italy's gems and we will call it home for the rest of the trip. Home to the iconic Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery and many more amazing museums, you won't run out of things to see and do during your stay here.
Day Ten (Friday, June 9): MotoGP Opening Day
Friday marks the start of the festivities at Mugello. The choice of exploring Florence or heading to the track for practice during the day, our partners at Pole Position Travel will bring us to the MotoGP Opening Dinner with appearances by well-known members of the paddock and riders! This event is quite exclusive but if you want to make the experience even more memorable as VIP guests of one of the MotoGP teams, we can make that happen.
Day Three (Friday, June 2): Misano World Superbike
Thanks to our partners at Pole Position Travel, we will have all access passes for the World Superbike event granting us access to our grandstand seat as well as the paddock. Would you like to step it up a notch and rub elbows with Jonathan Rea and the rest of Team Kawasaki? We can arrange for that.
Friday is usually a low intensity day at the track which makes it ideal for getting up close to the riders and bikes. For those that can't get enough of the Italian cultural experience, exploring the beach towns near Misano is also an alternative to spending the day at the track. We'll all come together on Friday night for a group welcome dinner with our friends at Pole Position Travel.
Experience Italy during this 13-day guided tour packed with Italian Motorcycling Excellence
We will attempt to achieve Italian motorcycling nirvana May 31-June 12, 2023 by riding the Ducati V4S at Misano, attending the MotoGP race at Mugello and the World Superbike round at Misano, as well as touring the Ducati factory & museum and Valentino Rossi's hometown of Tavullia - all in 13 days!
If that isn't enough action for you, there will be plenty of opportunity for beach time on Italy's Adriatic coast and sightseeing in Florence - one of Italy's most popular cities. For those that would like to maximize their cultural exposure, there is a plethora of things to do in the area around Misano and in Florence. From historic castles & forts to world-renowned museums, you'll never be short of interesting things to do!
Day One (Wednesday, May 31): Fly to Italy
For those traveling from the US, flights will depart on May 31 and will arrive in Italy the following day. Main cabin seats are included in the package but the option to upgrade to Business/First class is available.
Day Eleven (Saturday, June 10): MotoGP Sprint Race
Things start heating up on Saturday with Sprint Races joining the schedule on Saturday. It remains to be seen how big of an impact the Sprint Race has on the main race but it definitely won't be short of excitement. Join the Italians in cheering on their countrymen in the race for the win in the Sprint Race from your grandstand seats in Turn 3. With eight Ducatis on the grid, the chances of home success is high. VIP packages are available for those that want to get closer to the world of MotoGP as the guest of a MotoGP team.
Day Twelve (Sunday, June 11): MotoGP Race Day
The atmosphere at Mugello for the MotoGP race is unparalleled in the sport. A home win for Ducati will make the Ducatisti explode with delight and that's an incredible experience to be a part of. Will reigning World Champion Francesco Bagnaia repeat his 2022 Italian Grand Prix win and bring home the victory for Ducati? Be there to find out.
Day Thirteen (Monday, June 12): Homeward Bound
We head home from Florence full of great experiences from a week in Italian Two-Wheeled Heaven. For those that want to stay in Italy longer, trip extensions are available.