Ride a 2022 Moto Guzzi Through America
Famed Italian Manufacturer Announces the Moto Guzzi Experience Tour Calendarby Harry Fisher, on LISTEN 03:21
Moto Guzzi, Italy’s most idiosyncratic motorcycle manufacturer, has announced dates for its Experience Tour, comprising three five- or eight-day tours through some of North America’s most spectacular scenery. Also announced are tours in Europe.
2022 Moto Guzzi Experience Tour Dates Announced
Even in this age of homogenous motorcycle designs, there are still some idiosyncratic designs and, of those, Moto Guzzi sticks to its guns more than most. There is something about riding one of the transverse v-twin-engined bikes that is unlike anything else out there.
If you are a Guzzi owner or merely a fan, then the announcement of the 2022 Moto Guzzi Experience Tour dates is something you need to take notice of. There are three dates and locations to choose from and prices range from $1,500 up to $3,000, with V7 and V85TT models available for rent.
The first stop is in the Ozarks, with riding dates set from June 15 through June 20. The ride will begin in Bentonville, Arkansas, and loop around through Kimberling City, Missouri, before heading off toward Mount Magazine. Riders will get to explore the Ouachita National Forest along the way and enjoy plenty of sights on their way back to the start in Bentonville. Riders who want to rent a Guzzi will pay $2,500 and will receive five nights’ lodging, fuel, liability insurance, a tour leader, a support vehicle, and meals. Riders can bring their own Moto Guzzi for $1,500 but will also have to pony up for fuel. Bringing a passenger along will cost an additional $1,000.
The second excursion begins in Bozeman, Montana, and routes south through Wyoming and Yellowstone from July 27 through August 1. Some highlights of the trip include plenty of winding roads en route to Red Lodge, Montana on Day 1, a stretch on Beartooth Highway on Day 2, incredible natural wonders on Day 3, and a scenic ride back to Bozeman on Day 4. Prices and amenities are the same as they are for the ride in the Ozarks.
The third trip starts in Santa Monica, California, and runs from September 28 through October 6. This seven-day adventure winds along the Pacific Ocean before riders head northeast toward the Sierra Nevada. You’ll ride through Sequoia National Forest, over the Diablo Mountain Range, through Monterey and Big Sur as well as Santa Barbara wine country as you make your way back to Santa Monica. Price for a rented Guzzi on this ride will cost $3,000 and will include eight nights, full board, and all the other amenities Guzzi offers in the two previous packages.
Now, I’m no expert on pricing for events such as these, but $3,000 for eight nights, including bike hire, full board, fuel and so on seems like a bit of a bargain, especially if it introduces you to a part of the country you’ve never toured before. You can find the details here
For those not living in North America, there is also a European calendar, with rides in Corsica, Sardinia, Crete, Tuscany, the Balkans, Nordkapp, Tunisia and Morocco. See the detailshere