Motorcycle Diaries: Your motorcycle route planner
Most maps websites show you the quickest and most boring route between two points. Not so with Motorcycle Diaries. Our system is built so you can explore, discover and create the most exciting journeys, complete with fantastic photography of the roads you will ride. When you've finished, save your trip and download it as a GPX file. Take a look at this route from Milan to the Isle of Man, just in time for this year's TT kick-off.
6 days - 21MD roads - 2,202 KM
One lap of the isle of Man is 60.73km. The Senior TT is six laps in length, so a total of 364.38km. The TT is held in all weather conditions, except when there’s fog. A fog hanging over the island delays the racing as the medical helicopter cannot fly. The average speed of a lap is over 200km per hour. What does this mean? That this is a race for real men, who compete with a big respect for the course and for everyone involved in it. In every way.
Our route to the Isle of Man started in Milan. It’s a total of 2,202km on the road and about 400km by boat. You could take the Channel Tunnel instead, but the boat makes you feel like you're on a proper adventure. Our average speed depends on weather, laws and viewpoints. Our route is for anyone that wants to enjoy a great ride to the Isle. We’re going to watch the real Man!
We’re leaving from the centre of Milan on a Sunday morning – 6am. There’s no one around, except for a surprisingly large amount of police cars. We feel honoured to be enjoying a police escort, but otherwise the start of our TT on the wet cobblestones of the city is rather modest. We leave the city to the east towards Monza, one of the many circuits that we’ll pass on our route. We get out of Milan on main roads until the town of Lecco, a southern spot on Lake Como.