a 12 day tour that covers these two beautiful Mediterranean islands. We
start and end the ride in Rome, reach Livorno in Tuscany for the ferry to
Bastia and run the western side of Corsica. We then cross the straight of
Bonifacio and reach the Emerald Coast in Sardinia. After spending a full day
in this amazing part of Sardinia, we zigzag our way all the way down to
Cagliari, where an overnight ferry will take us back to the mainland.
these two islands are at their best and will offer mild/warm temperatures,
stunning natural scenery with all plants in flower, great food and wine, but most of all absolutely
perfect traffic free roads. A real must in any biker's bucket list!
May - 6 June 2019
- 21 May 2020
time self guided
Only for a small group of
riders: 8 people minimum - 12 people maximum.
Day by day:
Day 1: We set off from Rome
and cut across Tuscany to reach Livorno in the evening. We'll stay just a
few minutes from the harbour so we can catch the early morning ferry to
Bastia. On this day you'll catch a glimpse Southern Tuscany and Maremma.
We'll be covering parts that we don't cover in our other Tuscan tour.
Day 2: We catch the ferry
and sail to Bastia for 4 hours. We get off the ferry and start the ride
north along the Corsican finger. We stop for our first lunch just half an
hour out of the harbour in a small bay sitting by the waterfront. We then
reach the lighthouse Moulin Mattei and the follow the amazing coastal road
all the way to St Florent. The view are amazing and the road has just been widened
Day 3: From St Florent we
ride west along the coastal road and have lunch in Calvi. Then we follow the
incredibly scenic western coastal road. A feast for your eyes all the way to
Porto where we stop for our first two nights stopover.
Day 4: we run a loop ride
into the heart of Corsica. The scenery changes dramatically from Mediterranean
to Alpine. We visit Corte, the Valley of la Restonica and that of de l'Asco,
close to the highest mountain in Corsica, Monte Cinto with 2706mt, and
return to Porto.
Day 5: We head south to
Bonifacio. Immediately we ride across the road of the Calanches (pic in the
header) then by pass Ajaccio, the busy capital of Corsica and visit Filitosa,
the most signifcant pre-historic archeological site in Corsica before
reaching Bonifacio for the night.
Day 6: After a loop ride
inland to the Col de la Bavela and the Lac de l'Ospedale we return to
Bonifacio and take the afternoon ferry (50 minutes) to Santa Teresa di
Gallura in Sardinia. After a short ride we reach Palau where will have our
second double night stop over. We are in heart of the Costa Smeralda, the
Day 7: The first week is
nearly finished and Palau is a chance to get off the bikes and enjoy this
incredible coastline. Out of Palau there are many boats that offer day trips
around the small islands with possibilities to swim in the clearest waters
Italy can offer. In May the water temperature is around 20C. For the
hardcore riders a loop ride will also be available.
Day 8: we cross Sardinia
from East to West along the twisty roads of the Gallura and reach Alghero
for the night. The roads are amazing. We have dinner by the city walls
overlooking Capo Caccia and hopefully witness a sunset like the one here
Day 9: After the stunning
coastal ride from Alghero to Bosa we cut inland again and visit the Nuraghe
site of Losa
and then cut across the mountains to Arbatax back on the eastern coast of
Sardinia for the 3rd and last double night stop over. We have reserved a
stunning hotel by the beach with an amazing restaurant.
Day 10: The best ride of
the tour, the SS125 from Arbatax to Cala Gonone and back. Superb scenery,
perfect tarmac, curves of all kinds makes for an incredible ride. Of course,
should you be tired you can always relax on the beach of the hotel.
Day 11: The last day in
Sardinia. We ride some more incredible twisty roads in the Sardinian
interior heading south and catch the 8pm overnight ferry back to the
Day 12: Once we have landed
we take the scenic way into Rome delaying our entry until after lunch. This
way we avoid rush hour traffic and your rooms at the hotel will be ready. We
return the bikes and get ready for the farewell dinner.
Only for a small group of
riders: 10 people minimum - 14 people maximum.
motorcycle rental with unlimited km equipped with side and top cases
nights accommodation with breakfast
lunches and snacks
overnight ferry Cagliari - Civitavecchia with cabin and private
- ferry Livorno - Bastia
- ferry Bonifacio - Santa Teresa di Gallura
apart from water with your dinners
and farewell dinners in Rome (2)
fees to any museums or historical sites
guide on bike at all times
roads (if necessary)
not expressly included
map of Sardinia
vehicle for luggage
a Double room riding solo
Ducati MTS 950
|R1250RT, Ducati MTS1260