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Photo Exhibit of Vespa Travels: Dec 7-16, San Francisco, CA

In 2010, Italians Giorgio and Giulia Serafinoa rode across America via Route 66 on a Vespa 50. Our friend and VCOA president Mike Bobadilla wrote an article about it in Scoot! Magazine issue #60. The couple’s adventures by scooter and the photos that they took from the trip are published in a new book, L’America […]

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New Scooter Tour: Normandie & Loire

Edelweiss Bike Travel announced a new scooter trip for 2013: France’s Normandie and the Loire Valley. This 11-day (9 days of riding) trip focuses on the northwest of France with stops in cities such as Paris, Versailles, Rouen, and Orléans. The region is rich in history from ancient castles to WWII battlefields, and has a […]

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Thinking of Going? Read this…

Thinking of going on this or a similar scooter tour trip? Check out these tips from Julia (Tuscany trip) and April (Cote d’Azur trip): Both itineraries calls for seven days, five days of riding bookended by travel to and from the airport. Edelweiss is introducing a 11-day Romantic Europe by Scooter trip in 2012. The […]

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Tuscany by Scooter: Day 6

Day 6 – Arezzo and early, early morning departure 156 km/96miles by Julia Huff The ride out was uninteresting, traveling through suburb-like areas with the first billboards I recall seeing. They are slim and taller than wide with dated illustrations instead of photos. We arrive for our first coffee stop at the Chalet ‘il Valico’ […]

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Tuscany by Scooter: Day 5

Day 5 – Siena 157 km / 97.5 miles by Julia Huff Siena turns out to be my favorite sightseeing day; I love the cobblestone and close-quarter streets that seem no wider than a smart car. A rival of Florence, its artistry is equally beautiful. Approaching the city center is a journey through a time […]

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Tuscany by Scooter: Day 4

Day 4 – Mugello and Florence 203 km / 126 miles by Julia Huff Today is a scheduled riding day, meaning that today is all about the road; there will be no stops for sightseeing on the planned route. However, we have the option on any day to break from the group and do our […]

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Tuscany by Scooter: Day 3

Tuscany by Scooter: Day 3

Day 3- Pisa By Julia Huff The rain poured last overnight. The route to Pisa is straight-line, boring, highway driving for about an hour. No one thought riding behind truck spittle over 90mph in wind sounded like fun – well, except for two brave souls. The rest of us took the train to Pisa. Ursula […]

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Tuscany by Scooter: Day 2

Tuscany by Scooter: Day 2

Day 2 – Greve in Chianti and San Gimignano regions: 220 km/136 miles by Julia Huff The weather was finicky, toying with the idea of rain and then offered dramatic, blue skies with enormous cumulous clouds. It’s a passionate place. Surging with breakfast caffeine, it was time to get scooting off to Greve in Chianti […]

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