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 6 to 9 June 2019, 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 2019 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, 7 June and Saturday, 8 June 2019 whilst Thursday evening, 6 June, will be dedicated to the registration of participants and a thorough briefing by the organisers that is mandatory for all participants. Sunday, 9 June 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 6-7-8, breakfasts, dinner of june 6th at hotel CDH. The tourist tax will be paid locally at the hotel, are exludeded 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

Price per person in double room – nights 6-7-8 June 280 €
Price single room – nights 6-7-8- June 360 €

Camping/Sweet Hotel Package(only for those who purchase the event package)
Camping Orlando in Chianti 7 km from Radda in Chianti, 8 km from CDH Hotel (base of the Event)
Price per person in bungalow double – nights 6-7-8 June 185€
Price per person in bungalow single – nights 6-7-8 June 250€

**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 7 June in the castle or cellar).

• Dinner at the end of the tour (Saturday 8 June at Camping Orlando), Sunday (closing toast of the event).

• Light lunch along the route on 7 and 8 June.

• Event gadget

Pilot price – € 260

2nd crew member price – € 230

child up to 10 years – € 150



Briefing Thursday 6 June

Guide for tours on Friday 7 and Saturday 8

Support vehicle with mechanic

Dinner event Friday 7 and Saturday 8

KETT Neck bandana


Briefing Thursday 6 June

Participation in tours as a passenger

Dinner event Friday 7 and Saturday 8

KETT Neck bandana

Overnight in Hotel 4 * 3 nights 6-7-8 June
From 280€

3 nights accommodation in a double or single room

Dinner of June 6th


Overnight in Bungalow * 3 nights 6-7-8 June
From 185€

3 nights accommodation in a double or single Bungalow

Dinner of June 6th