Leod Escapes Tour Schedule 2024

2024 Motorcycles & Misfits Dolomites Training Tour
Status as of Feb 9 2023: Over Half Full Still lots of good bikes 

DATES: June 23 to June 29

You will ride Europes motorcycle playground, the Italian Alps (Dolomites), like a European. You’ll learn about routing, rentals, what to pack, where to stay, how to eat, cultural barriers, cameras, traffic norms, and of course how to get by when you don’t speak the language. If you know all of this already guess what it’s a great way to ride for a week with a great group of people for a lot less than a standard full feature tour. You should be an intermediate to advanced skilled rider and who views obstacles as a chance for adventure. This event is created and run by 10 year tour operator veteran. Cat will step out of his role as a guide to be your teacher and engage you in some hands one real world training. Miss Emma from Motorcycles & Misfits podcast will join us and give you some valuable motorcycle tips as well. If you want to see the world on two wheels but don’t know how and aren’t flush with fat wads of cash, this is your first step.

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2024 Munich to Mugello Track & Tour
Status as of Feb 9: Only 2 spots left, running out of bikes

DATES: June 30 to July 11

Munich is Germany’s party town. The Dolomites (Italian Alps) are Europes top motorcycle playground. Mugello is a work of art that you get to ride on. If your only going to do this once, then this is probably the tour you want. Passengers can head into Florence while riders are at the track. This is a cross country adventure for track riders with lots of challenging roads and incredible vistas. The villa we stay at in Tuscany is plush and delicious. You should be an intermediate B level track rider or better, this is not a tour for beginners. Same goes for the street. If your aren’t a regular canyon dicer then brush up on your skills with our friends at Yamaha Champions Riding School. You’ll have great evenings over amazing food and drink. While in Europe, you ride like a European, eat like a European and stay where European riders stay. This is not a tourist trip but a traveler adventure with some long miles on some days . The practice on the road and the track will send you home not only a more worldly traveler but a better rider.

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2024 Motorcycles & Misfits Castles & Curves Training Tour
Status as of Feb 9: Taking Bookings 50% Full Still some great bikes to choose from

DATES: July 14 to July 20

Yes motorcycles are fun on curvy back roads and your welcome to open it up on this tour  but this event is more about leveraging the other strength of motorcycles, it’s the best was to see the world. How do you road trip Europe and see the sights? Well by motorcycle of course. We will show you how. This event is created and run by 10 year tour operator veteran. Cat will step out of his role as a guide to be your teacher and engage you in some hands one real world training. Special guest instructor Maus MacLeod gives you the top tips on seeing the sights and she’s a pro castle hunter. Miss Emma from Motorcycles & Misfits podcast will join us and give you some valuable motorcycle traveling tips as well. If you want to see the world on two wheels this is your first step. You’ll learn about planning routes, finding hotels, planning airfare, what to look for in motorcycle rental and how to keep yourself fed, fueled and lodged when you don’t speak the local language. Special attention paid to packing light on this trip, what to look for in different countries for lunch options and how to navigate Europes attractions like… castles. You’ll learn how to engage through authentic experiences with the locals It is not only educational and inspiring, it’s also cheaper than seeing the world as a tourist.

 

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2024 Czech Out Brno & the Twisties of the East – Track & Tour  (Austria, Slovenia, Czechia)
Status as of Feb 9: Taking Bookings 40% Full Still some good bikes but need to book soon

DATES: July 27 to August 7

This is less like a tour and more like a bunch of guys riding and exploring Europe. It was originally conceived as a 50th birthday party tour. Expect a just a whee bit too much to drink and a lot of laughs. Vienna is the city of Mozart, Strauss, home of the waltz and it still pulses to the tune of “Wine, Women and Song”. The pace in the mountain curves is quick but safe. In the towns we keep it down. If you need some time off, some old fashioned fellowship and goofy laughs then this is the trip for you. Some early bookings snuck in and we already have enough people to bring a luggage truck on this one. While yes we hit some amazing roads in the Alps and across Bohemia we actually take a day together to explore Vienna’s sights by day and sumptuous night life in the evening.

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2024 Spanish Pyrenees to Aragon
Status as of Feb 9: Taking Bookings 5% Full Lots of New BMW R1300GS available

DATES: September 1 to September 12

Arrive and depart from the passionate Catalan capital of Barcelona. Ride the pristine, traffic free, mountain passes between France and Spain. Stay in a few castles and high mountain resorts along the way, this tour delivers plush and unique accommodations.. The rich mountain food is merging of both French and Catalan cooking with more Basque influence as we head further west. Experience the massive 16 turn circuit of Aragón on a new S1000RR. This tour runs very smooth thanks to our local guides. Dinner included with this tour and we don’t skimp. It’s one of our more luxurious tours.

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2024 Tuscany Travel Training Tour
Status as of Feb 9: Just started taking bookings, about 20% full, lots of different bikes but not a lot of each model get yours now

DATES: October 6 to October 12

NEW FOR 2024 Everyone wants to go to Tuscany… and they should. Leod Escapes has done Italy every year for 9 years. It’s a special place but you don’t want to see it by bus or car. You want to bounce from hill town to hill town on curvy roads by motorcycle. We’ve found the perfect town to base out of. We’ve found some good hotels. We are creating great routes to go to all sorts of cool places across Tuscany, like Piensa, Chianti, Volterra, Tavulia and all the great roads in between. We know where to get bikes. Arrival and Departure will be from Rome and we know how to do Rome right. We are pulling the information and will post pricing as soon as we have it. Our goal is to make it low cost like the other training tours so it’s accessible.

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2024 Core of Catalunya
Status as of Feb 9: Ready to book, YCRS email sent out so the flood of bookings will start soon

DATES: October 17-26

NEW FOR 2024 There’s one small region of the world that produces more MotoGP riders and Champions than any other, Catalunya. Leod Escapes has enlisted the help of local enthusiasts to show you the roads, the cantinas, the views, the food, and most importantly the curves that make this an ideal place to be a rider. We’ve taken our tradition of authenticity and gone full throttle here so get ready for some surprises. You stay in resort towns where locals riders go to escape the busy streets of Barcelona. You ride the same mountain and coastal roads local racers have ridden for generations. You’ll feast on local meat and drink local Cava and Vi Negre wine. Your hotels will grace your eyes with views of the mountains, the sea and an amazing circuit. Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is our favorite track in Spain and you’ve got three days to learn what locals call “Montmeló”. Enjoy the precise feel of a new BMW S1000RR on the track, and as usual, upgrades to slicks and warmers are available. Our guides are local riders and have packed this tour with the best roads, food, views and everything else riders love so you will understand the core of what it means to be a Catalan rider.

 

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