RIDING COURSES

Enduro Academy

Discover a new way to enjoy off-road

The DRE Enduro Academy is the off-road riding course by Ducati. Book your course and take advantage of the benefits that Ducati has reserved for you!

During the course you will ride on the Multistrada 950 and 1260 Enduro in the spectacular and prestigious location of Castello di Nipozzano, near Florence, Italy. For this occasion, you can rent the Ducati Enduro apparel in order to always have the guarantee of high quality and maximum safety for your performances.

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Calendar

Date
Location
Price
Booking
15 May 2020
16 May 2020
Nipozzano Castle (Florence)
720 €
16 May 2020
17 May 2020
Nipozzano Castle (Florence)
720 €
5 June 2020
6 June 2020
Nipozzano Castle (Florence)
720 €
6 June 2020
7 June 2020
Nipozzano Castle (Florence)
720 €
3 July 2020
4 July 2020
Nipozzano Castle (Florence)
720 €
4 July 2020
5 July 2020
Nipozzano Castle (Florence)
720 €
11 Sept. 2020
12 Sept. 2020
Nipozzano Castle (Florence)
720 €
12 Sept. 2020
13 Sept. 2020
Nipozzano Castle (Florence)
720 €
Didactis

The course is suitable for all, from beginners who want to gain confidence and control of the bike in conditions with low grip, to the more experienced enduro rider who wants to learn from the experience of top riders and try out riding techniques with the new Multistrada 1260 Enduro and Multistrada 950.

The participants will be divided into groups according to experience and led closely by a team of instructors. During the one-day and half course there’ll be exercises that vary from learning the best posture on the bike to the various techniques for getting the best possible traction on steep off-road slopes both going up and down.

After going through the basics of off-road riding, the exercises might focus on dealing with obstacles, emergency braking on rough surfaces, the typical “tòle ondulée” of deserts made up of wave after uninterrupted wave for variable distances which can really test both rider and bike.

The final part of the course will involve an excursion on the tracks around the estate, to take in the surrounding views and put everything that participants have learnt the day before into practice.

The Technical Director of the DRE Enduro is Beppe Gualini, an exceptional master. He is a record holder of the African rally-raids, where he took part 65 times and has 10 editions of the Paris-Dakar under his belt. Beppe Gualini’s great experience, together with his most trusted professional instructors, will be put to the service of the participants.  

Bikes

During the course, you will ride the bikes of the Ducati range, testing the Multistrada 1260 Enduro and Mutistrada 950 S.  

These bikes are perfect for off-road and you will be able to learn and use the different riding modes to adapt to every situation.

 

Location

 

The castle of Nipozzano is the exclusive location which will host DRE Enduro.

The ancient castle which defended Florence from the year 1000 is the most famous and historical property owned by the marquises of Frescobaldi. The castle and the vineyards which surround it are in a hilly area overlooking the Arno river valley.

Thanks to the perfect balance between altitude, terrain and fresh, breezy micro-climate, conditions are ideal for wine production, while the stunning panoramas and wide open spaces make it the perfect location for hosting DRE Enduro.

Training areas dedicated to practical exercises to be done with the new Multistrada 1260 Enduro and Multistada 950 have been set up in the vast fields around the castle. Once the exercises are over, the theory will be put into practice with explorations of the magnificent trails through the surrounding Tuscan hills.

During lunch and even more so at dinner, participants can enjoy a variety of traditionally Tuscan dishes distinguished by distinctive flavours and ingredients of the highest quality all accompanied by a selection of wines produced on the Frescobaldi family estates.

Accommodation is not included.

Equipment

Ducati gives the participants the possibility to rent the proper clothing to wear: Enduro jacket and trousers, Explorer goggles and helmet, All Terrain gloves and boots, bodyguard Armour Enduro and Enduro kneepads: Ducati original apparel, a guarantee of quality and performance. 

Day by Day program
Day 1
  • 09:00 – Welcome and registration
  • 09:30 – Technical briefing (THEORY)
  • 10:30 – Practical exercises within a dedicated area
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – 17:30 – Riding exercises into dedicated area
  • 19:30 – Dinner at the castle
Day 2
  • 09:00 – Practical exercises within a dedicated are
  • 10:30 – Tour through the Tuscan hills close to the estate
  • 12:00 – Return to the check point, debriefing and presentation of certificate of participation
  • 12:30 – Lunch and tour of the castle’s historic cellars
Day 1
  • 12:30 – Lunch, welcome and registration
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – 17:30 – Riding exercises into dedicated area
  • 19:30 – Dinner at the castle 
Day 2
  • 09:00 –Practical exercises within a dedicated area
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 13:30 –Riding exercises within a dedicated area
  • 15:30 – Tour through the Tuscan hills close to the estate
  • 17:00 – Return to the check point, debriefing and presentation of certificate of participation 

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