The tradition of an Italian massed gathering of heavy Wehrmacht BMW R75 and Zündapp KS750 sidecars is not new. In fact, the Kriegselefanten-Treffen Toscana picks up the legacy of the legendary Brisighella rallies that were once marshalled by the late Giovanni Bianchi.

After Giovanni’s untimely death in 2015, we began to entertain the idea of organising a new edition of the Brisighella rally that would, once again, bring together a large number of ‘Kriegs-Elefanten’, or war elephants, from all over Europe. The new edition, however, will no longer take place in the Romagna region but now, from 23 to 26 September 2021, in the Chianti wine country.

Hence the name, Kriegselefanten-Treffen Toscana, or KETT.


The Chianti region is located in the vicinity of all the famous Tuscan art centres and tourist attractions, making it ideal for a longer family getaway. It is only 45 km to Florence and Siena is 40 km away. Arezzo and Volterra 60 km, Pisa 120 km and Forte dei Marmi, on the Tyrrhenian Sea 150 kilometres. Tuscany boasts one of the most beautiful landscapes of Italy and in the heart of a region of extraordinary hospitality, food and wine.

The Kriegselefanten-Treffen Toscana 2021 will run along the route of the famous classic cycling and motorcycling circuit, the Eroica. Also known as ‘Dust and Glory’, it runs along 210 kilometres of paved and unpaved roads, the Tuscan strade bianche, ‘white’ or roads, through vineyards, forests and ancient villages.

Logistics and catering will be of the highest level. We will enjoy full support by a team of trailblazers on modern motorcycles that will ensure the group’s safety and cohesion at all stages of the event. We have also ensured that meals are top grade, serving the world-famous delights of Tuscan cuisine. The main dinner with a beautiful view while lunches will be ‘on the road’ so we don’t interrupt the flow of the ride.

The rides will take place on Friday and Saturday, whilst Thursday evening will be dedicated to the registration of participants and a thorough briefing by the organisers that is mandatory for all participants. Sunday is reserved for greetings and preparing for the homeward journey unless, of course, you choose to enjoy Tuscany on your own for the next few days!

The KETT revolves around the object of our passion, the glorious heavy sidecars of the Wehrmacht, and us, their owners. Together, we will be the centre of attention for an extraordinary long weekend.

We all, motorcyclists and history buffs, can surely appreciate a meeting that offers the most suitable combination to fully enjoy our passion: a unique cultural and historical setting, along paths of breath-taking beauty. From the point of view of a BMW R75 or Zündapp KS750 enthusiast, this gathering represents an open window into space and time.

If we consider the boom of our mythical motorcycles all over the world, we can talk about a real opportunity for true intercultural exchange. This is the spirit we want to instil in the gathering and transmit to the locals.

The accommodation package, separate from the event fee, has been conceived to allow maximum comfort and enjoyment whilst also giving an alternative to participants who want to spend a little less.

The price includes the overstay for June 10-11-12, breakfasts, dinner of June 10th at hotel CDH. The tourist tax will be paid locally at the hotel, are excluded all extras ( extra beverages at dinner and lunch , all not mentioned “included”)

HOTEL 4* package (Exclusive price for this event)price per person in double room or single room.

Selected Hotels**

CDH HOTEL RADDA IN CHIANTI logistics base of the event 1 km from the village center of Radda in Chianti.

ROSS HOTEL CWith the facilities of Palazzo Leopoldo and Palazzo San Niccolò in the historic center of Radda in Chianti

Double room price – 3 nights  595 €
Single room price – 3 nights 395 €

Glamping Sweet Hotel Package(only for those who purchase the event package)
Glamping Orlando in Chianti 7 km from Radda in Chianti, 8 km from CDH Hotel (base of the Event)
Bungalow double price – 3 nights June 390€
Bungalow single price – 3 nights June 280€

**depending on availability, on a first-come-first-serve basis

The participation fee includes:

• Guide for 2 days (1 for every 15 vehicles).

• Support vehicle (with mechanic) following the ride

• Official Dinner Event (Friday in the castle or cellar).

• Dinner at the end of the tour (Saturday at Camping Orlando).

• Light lunch along the route on Friday and Saturday.

• Event gadget

• Travel cancellation and medical assistance in accordance with the insurance conditions of Europe Assistance.

Pilot price – € 290

2nd crew member price – € 260

child up to 10 years – € 160



Briefing Thursday

Guide for tours on Friday and Saturday

Support vehicle

Dinner event Friday and Saturday

KETT T-shirt

Travel cancellation and medical assistance


Briefing Thursday

Participation in tours as a passenger

Dinner event Friday and Saturday

KETT T-shirt

Travel cancellation and medical assistance

Overnight in Hotel 4 * 3 nights
From 295€

3 nights accommodation in a double or single room

Dinner of thursday at CDH Hotel