11 - 19 June
This tour covers
an area often unjustifiably ignored by many travelling to Italy.
The mountains known as the "Appennini" reach their peak in
altitude just to the east of Rome with the Gran Sasso at 2912
meters. This area is blessed by its position: approximately 600km
south of the Alps and in the middle of the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic
seas, means it offers great mountain riding earlier than the Alps
and later on than the alps.
The great natural beauty of this area is also confirmed by the
presence of 4 among Italy's most important Natural Parks: the
Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo,
Parco Nazionale della Maiella,
Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della
Laga, and the
Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini.
We shall have time to ride all these and enjoy the variety and
beauty of regions set so close to each other. The roads are in
excellent conditions and no business traffic will be around to
disturb our ride.
programme day by day:
after a short stint on the highway to put the busy suburbs of Rome
behind us, we start by riding the small mountains towards
Subiaco. After a short stop
in this town to view
St Benedict's Abbey, we take
the SS5 Via Tiburtina and head for the Abruzzi mountains. Another
brief interesting stop will be had by
Alba Fucens in the vicinity
of Avezzano before reaching
Sulmona, our stop for the
next 3 nights. Sulmona lies in an excellent position to allows us
to explore both the National Park of Abruzzi and that of the
Loop ride south through the National Park of
Abruzzi. The highlights will be the Gole del Sagittario,
the Devil's pass, and short visits to
Anversa degli Abruzzi and
Loop ride of the Majella mountain with visit to the charming
Guardiagrele. Reach the
height of Passo Lanciano from where on clear day you can sea the
coastline of Croatia across the width of the Adriatic sea.
Day 4: we
head north and cross the Gran Sasso National park. The run is
fascinating and the roads just perfect. We reach the height of
2130 meters asl. to view the "Corno Grande" (big horn) of the
Gran Sasso d'Italia mountain,
the highest point in the Appenino mountain chain at 2912 meters.
We also visit
Rocca Calascio and
Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Norcia, our final destination
for today and base for the next 3 days.
Loop ride the National Park of the
Monti Sibillini. We visit the
Visso and ride around lake
Fiastra. A fantastic day. The setting of the plateau of
Castelluccio di Norcia leaves everyone in awe. We visit on the
June tour exactly when the
flowering of the plain has begun.
The colours are amazing.
Loop ride the Monti della Laga and reach the backside of Gran
Sasso and view the "Corno Piccolo" (little horn) by Prati di Tivo.
Another great ride to complete all of the interesting areas of the
Day 7: Our
final riding day. We head back to Rome over the Terminillo
mountain, known as the mountain of Rome. It is the easiest and
quickest skiing resort to be reached by Romans at weekends. It
offers a great and wild climb from the northern side and an easy
fast run down into Rieti. We regain the entrance to Rome along the
banks of the Tiber river.
Prices in EURO per person:
|BMW F700GS (twin)
Moto Guzzi V7 Classic
BMW R NineT
BMW R1200RT (LC)
Alfa Romeo Spider
Honda Goldwing 1800
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minimum number of participants:
maximum number of participants: 14
60 days prior to tour commencement
minimum number of participants isn't reached the tour can be
cancelled or run with different format.
Booking fee 10% of total to be paid on reserving a place on
what is included:
motorcycle rental of a touring prepared bike with side cases, top case, tank bag, locks and alarm,
and tubeless puncture repair kit.
nights accommodation in 3 or 4 star family run hotels with
breakfast and safe parking for the bikes, especially selected
for being located in the historical centre of each town
welcome and farewell dinners in Rome
Francesco (owner of CIMT) will be your motorcycle guide always on a
motorcycle. He will be there as a point of reference and to
facilitate things during your trip. You can ride following him
or decide to seek your own way. You will always be able to reach
him on his mobile phone in case of need or get advice during
riding breaks. Think of him as your local source of
information and a fellow traveller.
support van with second guide to carry your luggage (one piece
per person) from hotel
to hotel, provide necessary assistance during the tour with
tools and spares, and carry any purchases you have made along
your way. It also has two extra seats for passengers who wish to
take a rest from the pillion seat.
Italian GSM phone, that you can use to receive calls
from home free of roaming charges or make emergency calls in any situation.
maps and road book of the tour
what is NOT included:
fuel for your motorcycle
motorway tolls and ferries
entrance to museums or other sites
gratuities and tips
all lunches and dinners except for welcome and farewell dinner
6) beverages with your dinner
credit used on the CIMT GSM cell phones
8) airport transfers (we will give you all options - including a
chauffer driven car if you wish)
9) flights to and from Rome
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