Dress Pass and the Apuan Alps by motorbike

Discover the emotion of crossing the majestic Apuan Alps by motorcycle through the Passo del Abiti. Breathtaking scenery and challenging curves in one of the most evocative routes in Italy.

Landscape in the Apuan Alps, near San Michele, Garfagnana, Province of Lucca, Tuscany
Landscape in the Apuan Alps, near San Michele, Garfagnana, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

The Apuan Alps are a wonderful place for nature lovers, but also for those who like to experience the thrill of riding a motorcycle on scenic and scenic roads.

The Passo del Abiti is one of the most famous routes in this region, with breathtaking views and sinuous curves that wind through the mountains. Let's find out together how to tackle this adventure on two wheels.


La Toscana it is famous all over the world for the beauty of its landscapes, but few know that in its inland areas there are the Apuan Alps, a mountainous area of ​​great naturalistic and landscape interest. This region is a paradise for motorcycling enthusiasts, thanks to the scenic and winding roads that cross the mountains. Among the many roads in the area, the Passo del Abiti is certainly one of the most exciting and evocative routes, with curves that wind through the woods and spectacular panoramas that open onto the valleys below. In this article we will see how to tackle this adventure on two wheels and what to expect along the way.

The path of the Passo del Abiti: characteristics and difficulty

The Passo del Abiti is a panoramic road that crosses the Apuan Alps, starting from the city of Pietrasanta and reaching the village of Stazzema. The route is approximately 20 kilometers long and features a series of sinuous curves that wind through the mountains. The road is paved and well maintained, but presents some difficulties for less experienced motorcyclists, in particular due to the presence of blind curves and a series of very tight hairpin bends.

Preparation and necessary equipment for the motorcycle trip

Before embarking on the journey to the Passo del Abiti it is important to prepare adequately, both in terms of equipment and knowledge of the route. As far as equipment is concerned, it is essential to wear an approved helmet, gloves, protective jacket and trousers. Furthermore, it is advisable to wear sturdy shoes and a back protector, to avoid injury in the event of a fall. As far as knowing the route is concerned, it is advisable to study the map and find out about the characteristics of the road, in order to avoid surprises and unforeseen events during the journey.

What to see along the way: panoramas, villages and tourist attractions

The Passo del Abiti route also offers the possibility of admiring spectacular views of the Tyrrhenian coast and the Serchio Valley. You can also visit some along the way villages medieval ones, such as that of Stazzema, with its characteristic stone houses and narrow alleys. Furthermore, the area is full of tourist attractions, such as the marble quarries of Carrara, the thermal baths of Equi and the caves of the Wind, which deserve a stop during the journey.

Tips for safe and pleasant driving

In order to face the Pass of the Dress in a safe and pleasant way, it is important to follow a few simple rules. First and foremost, it is essential to maintain a speed appropriate to road conditions and your driving ability. Furthermore, it is important to always keep your hands on the brakes and your legs close to the tank, in order to better control the motorcycle in case of necessity. Finally, it is advisable to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and to always respect the Traffic Laws.


Passo del Dress is a breathtaking road that offers unique emotions for those who love to ride a motorbike in the mountains. However, it is important to prepare properly and drive safely in order to fully enjoy the beauty of the route. If you are passionate about motorcycle touring and want to have an unforgettable experience, Passo del Abiti is definitely an option to consider during your visit to the Apuan Alps.