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Old 12-01-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
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Renting a bike in italy

Would like to rent a bike in Italy for three weeks for 2-up travel next year. Looking for something to pick up in Milan and drop off in Rome with no mileage fees. Can anybody recommend a good provider? From the prices I see on-line, it's almost cheaper to buy a scooter than rent a bike. Thanks!
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:36 AM   #2
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Check out Ad Mo Tours in Italy. They're the only major player I know with multiple locations. I've had great service from BiancoBlu in Milano, but he's only got that one shop.

And yes, it is expensive. That's why I have an old bike stashed in Germany now.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:44 AM   #3
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I can also only speak for biancoblu, we rented from him this year and no issues at all.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:26 PM   #4
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Check out Ad Mo Tours in Italy. They're the only major player I know with multiple locations. I've had great service from BiancoBlu in Milano, but he's only got that one shop.

And yes, it is expensive. That's why I have an old bike stashed in Germany now.
Yes, AdMo, is a reputable provider,
http://www.rental-motorcycle.com/eur...an_rental.html.
but they show multiple Italy locations because they are a broker for
different independent agencies in those locations.
AdMo's "Milan" rentals are actually from the dealer
http://www.lofficinamoto.it/index.html, in the town of Crema; further from
Milan airport than any of the other rental agents; you'll incur some
additional time/ expense to get there, or be charged for an airport pickup.

From Milan, there are basically three reputable rental agencies:
http://biancoblu.com/eng/index.html
http://www.mototouring.com/index.php?id=44
http://www.rent-a-dream.it/home.ctr
(which actually has a direct partnership and shows locations in both Milan &
Rome with http://www.rent-a-dream.it/home.ctr)
Even with "office" locations in both Milan & Rome, you may be charged extra
for one-way rentals.

You need to check out (including tel & email confirmation) rates & conditions from any of the above, to figure the best solution for your particular circumstances/ timing/ preferences.

As you & Michael already note, a 3 week rental from any of these folks will
be expensive, but may still fit your bill, if you have no plan to return for repeat riding anytime soon. Good luck.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:11 AM   #5
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Court (as usual) is absolutely right. I've rented from Mototouring, which is easy to reach by trian/subway from Malpensa, and they can arrange local lodging. Look carefully at price options; usually there is a "standard" rate with 200km per day "free", with a fairly steep per-kilometer fee for "extra" mileage above that, versus "unlimited" mileage, which is more expensive but will save you money if you plan to ride a lot. Also, AdMoto is a broker, who will arrange the rental through a variety of providers; you save money contacting them directly yourself, but save time and effort by letting Ewe do it for you. And yes, it will be expensive, but worth it.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:54 AM   #6
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The bikes we rented from Biancoblu were with unlimited mileage.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #7
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:13 PM   #8
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Court (as usual) is absolutely right. I've rented from Mototouring, which is easy to reach by trian/subway from Malpensa, and they can arrange local lodging. Look carefully at price options; usually there is a "standard" rate with 200km per day "free", with a fairly steep per-kilometer fee for "extra" mileage above that, versus "unlimited" mileage, which is more expensive but will save you money if you plan to ride a lot. Also, AdMoto is a broker, who will arrange the rental through a variety of providers; you save money contacting them directly yourself, but save time and effort by letting Ewe do it for you. And yes, it will be expensive, but worth it.
Eligio and his rental gal Mariaelena are good folks. In addition to the above transportation from airport I find it quicker/easier to take the Malpensa bus to the "central bus depot" and a cab from there to Mototouring for 8 euros. The Agapi hotel near his shop is an excellent 3-star hotel for around 80 euro per night. There is a subway stop across the street from the hotel should you want to venture down to the Piazza Duomo.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:56 AM   #9
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The bikes we rented from Biancoblu were with unlimited mileage.
Kilometrage?
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Kilometrage?
LOL...Kilometraje ilimitado.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:05 AM   #11
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Rental in Milan

Has anyone used or heard any reviews of Motorcycle Rentals HP Motorrad (BMW motorcycle rentals in Milan - Rome - Crema - Este Padua - Verona - Terni - Perugia)? They have a nice website http://www.motorbikerentitaly.com/ seem to offer competitive rates and service and were very responsive in their reply to my email.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:31 AM   #12
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Has anyone used or heard any reviews of Motorcycle Rentals HP Motorrad (BMW motorcycle rentals in Milan - Rome - Crema - Este Padua - Verona - Terni - Perugia)? They have a nice website http://www.motorbikerentitaly.com/ seem to offer competitive rates and service and were very responsive in their reply to my email.
Daily rates are excellent, and when I plug in my normal mileage(@ €0.20/km), they'e still competitive. I wonder what their charges are for luggage/tankbag rentals?

For example - Bianco Blu charges €1040 for a R1200GS for a week with unlimited kilometrage and side & top cases.

HP charges €525 for the same bike, but assuming 2,000km over the week adds €400 to the tab for a total of €925. If there's a rental fee for luggage, they're right up there with everyone else.

I tend to be suspicious of anything that sounds too good to be true - but these guys seem to pass the giggle test for pricing.

Let us know if you rent from them.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:09 AM   #13
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Hi Guys,

I worked with Eligio (Mototourung) for years by now, they are quite trusty of good service. They have a dropp off service in Rome too, but extra charge applies.

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:24 PM   #14
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Kilometrage?
I thought I made up that word (kilometerage) a few years ago. (see http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=352082)
But I will not make a case for copyright infringement. Feel free to use it as you see fit.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:09 AM   #15
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I thought I made up that word (kilometerage) a few years ago. (see http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=352082)
But I will not make a case for copyright infringement. Feel free to use it as you see fit.
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Ah yes, I remember that thread. The black text on dark grey was basically unreadable to me, so I probably missed your usage of the word.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it
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