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“Volzzius” is the name chosen by the German star of this fascinating video entitled “Guzzi Tour de France”: a remarkable trip on the new Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring, accompanied by the friend who shot the film, who rode a Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport. Fourteen emotion-packed minutes in the south of France, climbing up Alpine mountain roads to the 2,800 metres of the La Bonette pass, along the road from Nice to Briançon (which Napoleon III took in 1860), down in the valleys to admire the Route de la Lavande in Provence. Or trying out the most exciting roads of the Tour de France, like the legendary Col de Izoard.

In the video, Volzzius takes this itinerary: Vercors, Pont en Royans, Mont Ventoux, Gorges de la Nesque, Ardeche, Cevennes, Tarn, Millau (Viaduc de Millau), Route de la Lavande (Provence), Castellane, Gorges du Verdon; Route des Grandes Alpes: Col de Vars, Col de Izoard, Cime de la Bonnette, Col d’Allos.

The powerful California is astonishing in the effortless ease and surprising agility with which it takes on ascents, descents and hairpin bends. A true “super tourer”.

Guzzi Tour de France