Leod Escapes Tour Schedule 2023
Czech Out Brno Track & Tour 2023 “The Vienna Variant” (Austria, Slovenia, Czechia)
DATES: May 26 to June 6
This is less like a tour and more like a bunch of guys riding and exploring Europe. Expect a just a whee bit too much to drink and a lot of laughs. To keep costs down we have no luggage truck, we will be living out of panniers. Our track gear will be transported to and from Brno for us. 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
Munich to Mugello Track & Tour
DATES: June 25 to July 6
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. 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.
Motorcycles & Misfits Dolomites Training Tour
DATES: July 9 to July 15
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. 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 this is your first step.
Motorcycles & Misfits Castles & Curves Training Tour
DATES: July 16 to July 22
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 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.
Italian Dream Track & Tour with YCRS
DATES: September 11 to September 21
Rome should be seen, not just for the big touristy stuff but for so much of the little stuff to. Roma has character. Getting out of Rome on a rental bike is always a bit of an adventure but one clear of the city the real nature of the tour kicks in. You’re in Italy, you aren’t just seeing it, you’re a part of it now as you thread through the the back roads on our way north to Tuscany. Our hotel outside Sienna is always a client favorite with home cooked meals from ingredients right out of the garden in front of you. Chianti will become more than a type of wine for you, it will be a place where you had so much fun chasing your new riding friends through the curves in the vineyards. Mugello is a piece of sculpture you get to ride on. You’re walking the halls of your heroes, throttling harder out of curves you’ve only seen on TV, getting tips from Troy Corser. It’s more than fun, it’s something that changes who you are as a rider, you’ve ridden Mugello. The villa you stay at in Tuscany is a little surreal, it feels like something out of a movie but it’s real and the croissants are excellent. The wine resort in Orvieto feels a bit luxurious but why not enjoy it. You will NOT loose weight on this tour. Real Italian food isn’t just about quality ingredients it’s about being prepared with passion. The flavor is a revelation. Video, photos, and fluffy copy don’t come close to the sights, the sounds, the smells and above all the feeling of Italy. Watch one of our client testimonial videos and the truth is you just have to experience it yourself.
Spanish Pyrenees to Aragon with YCRS
DATES:September 26 to October 7
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 with instruction by Troy Corser. This tour runs very smooth thanks to our local guides. Dinner included with this tour and we don’t skimp.
Portugal & Portimao
DATES: October 27 to November 7
Ride the craziest track in a country many overlook. Portugal is Europes oldest country and two centuries ago is was a dominant world power. Today it’s content with just being one of the most free and democratic nations on earth. Remnants of its grand past make Portugal a scenic place to ride today. Curvy coastlines and rugged mountains are connected by roads spotted with towns with rich history. You’ll see old castles, opulent palaces, grand cathedrals, preserved walled cities and the occasional monastery hidden away in the mountains. It’s perfect for touring with an emphasis on great coast lines but we’re here for more than just a sporty ride through the country. The most wild MotoGP circuit is found here and you get to ride it for three days. This is the rollercoaster of Portimao, officially known as Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. This is a riders tour with days off the beaten path to enjoy great roads and great scenery far from the tourist trail. Our local guides put some effort into making this route special for the Leod Escapes style rider. Come join us and ride the dream.