From the one day Easy Tours to discover the Piedmontese lands to the longer Journeys with new and fascinating routes that cross the borders reaching ‘new lands’ like the unexplored Balkans and the mythical tracks of Morocco.
The 2019 season of tourism-adventure trips signed OVER2000Riders, presents a wide calendar characterized by seven Easy Tour routes, dedicated to less experienced enthusiasts or who want to experience a ‘day’ trip accompanied by expert guides and seven more demanding journeys, which will bring travelers discovering territories still little explored and on paths of great charm, beyond the Italian borders.
ADVENTURE and TOURISM, are the common denominators of all the trips organized by the Turin sports association, which promotes a sense of the journey on two different wheels, a new frontier of going on a motorcycle.
EASY TOUR – Discovering Piedmontese territory
The Easy Tours are, as mentioned, one-day trips dedicated to an audience of less expert enthusiasts ready to approach this world, or motorcyclists who simply want to spend a day riding their bikes to discover the territories Piedmontese like the Monferrato, the rice fields between Biella and Vercelli, the Canavese and the Valle del Pinerolese. ‘Easy’ routes to travel in groups of 10/15 motorcyclists, always accompanied by expert guides and the chance to taste the best dishes of the Piedmontese gastronomic tradition. The Easy Tours are organized in collaboration with the BaseLuna Association.
- Attraverso le colline del Monferrato – 7 aprile e 15 settembre
- Monferrato in fuoristrada – 28 aprile
- Tra risaie e castelli del Piemonte – 1 maggio
- Il Canavese – Piemonte ovest – 1 giugno e 12 ottobre
- Le Valli del Pinerolese – 22 giugno
TRAVEL – Three trips in evidence: Balkans Challenge, Pyrenees in Off-Road, Adventouring on the slopes of Morocco
Founder of the Adventouring discipline, author of the great success of the legendary HARDALPITOUR, today of the whole HAT SERIES calendar, Corrado Capra studies the trips, then organized by a primary tour operator, putting in the field great experience and a continuous and in-depth scouting to discover landscapes and territories, sometimes still unexplored, to guarantee travelers the opportunity to experience their bikes safely and visiting villages, hamlets, woods and valleys with landscapes, historical and cultural characteristics of absolute charm and exclusivity.
And it is precisely on three of the trips offered by OVER2000Riders that we want to put a focus, as interpreters of routes and experiences in exclusive motorcycles, a mix of travel, culture, tradition to be lived with traveling companions animated by the same passion and desire to discover and explore on your own two wheels.
An exclusive journey from 7 to 17 June, to discover the Balkans, along an incredible itinerary of about 2,000 km that unites six nations: Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania. A journey that will cross endless mountain ranges and plateaus, favoring the naturalistic aspect of a territory that is still partly unexplored. The route will encounter a great variety of landscapes, habits, customs and cultures of a territory that inherits monuments from the Ottoman domination. From the highlands of Bosnia to the mountains of Montenegro, from the Serbian monasteries of Kosovo to the pastures of Macedonia to close along the winding slopes of Albania. The route is very varied and technically not difficult, but quite challenging for the length of the stages. A fatigue paid off by environments and majestic landscapes. Crossing these mountains, meeting and communicating with the rare inhabitants, available and kind, to observe rhythms, lifestyles and activities now abandoned by us, will represent a unique unforgettable experience for all participants.
OFF ROAD ON THE PYRENEES
An off-road itinerary of around 1,300 km per ring for a journey through the Pyrenees, which will be held from September 21st to September 29th, perfect for lovers of uncontaminated places far from time. The route reaches Ainsa and returns on the Spanish side, up to the starting point. The route is the most varied one can think of, from the slopes in the plain in the midst of olive groves to high altitude roads over 2,000 meters above sea level, from the technical and rocky mule tracks to the forest tracks that cross pine woods. All in a very suggestive setting, between abandoned villages and ancient villages, along lakes and historical sites characterized by the almost total absence of traffic and people. The landscape in some stretches resembles that of Sardinia and Morocco, the language and gastronomy are those of the Mediterranean.
ADVENTOURING SULLE PISTE DEL MAROCCO
A journey of about 1800 km, of which 60% to be traveled on dirt roads, will be held in the heart of Morocco, one of the most beautiful and fascinating lands in the Mediterranean basin, from 16 to 24 November. A wide itinerary on alternating tracks with stretches of asphalt. Starting from Marrakech, the route will cross Erfoud, the mythical Merzouga, Mhareche Zagora until you reach Foum Zguid. Participants will travel along the mountain slopes of the Atlas, through Boumalne Sasde and Midlet, and then cross the desert all on non-binding but spectacular tracks up to the Erg Chegaga and then return to Marrakech.
- Alpi del Sud e Var in fuoristrada – 29-31 marzo
- Attraverso gli Altopiani del Verdon – 10-12 maggio
- Balcani Challenge – 7-17 giugno (in evidenza)
- La Via del Sale da Tortona a Ventimiglia – 19-21 luglio
- I Pinerei in Fuoristrada – 21 settembre – 29 settembre (in evidenza)
- Attraverso il Colle del Moncenisio – Sulle tracce di Annibale – 5-6 ottobre
- Adventouring sulle piste del Marocco – 16-24 novembre (in evidenza)
Among the activities of OVER2000Riders, aimed at bringing an increasingly large audience closer to the Adventouring world, there is an interesting two-day, theoretical and practical GPS COURSE to learn how to best use this tool (not a road navigator) during the events and adventure trips in which to participate in the season. The course will be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March at the Turin branch of the Association (Via Spalato 76), and will focus on models 60, 62, 64, Montana and BASECAMP program.
To take part in Easy Tours and Travels, organized in collaboration with a primary tour operator, it is necessary to enroll in OVER200Riders, obtaining a series of advantages both in terms of insurance and accident, together with about 2,000 agreements guaranteed by affiliation to AICS Motociclismo.
For further details and registrations for TRIPS and EASY TOUR 2019, We invite you to visit the Association’s website www.over2000riders.com.