Coast and South
This is a
7 day motorcycle tour to Southern Italy and the Amalfi Coast. We
ride from Rome to the Amalfi coast, then across the south of Italy to
the Adriatic sea and back to Rome. Enjoy the views of these amazing coastlines
and the scenery of the deep Italian south. Matera, Basilicata and
Apulia offer fantastic scenery and outstanding food. This is a very
compact tour of what Southern Italy can offer, but intensely great!
27th March - 4th April 2021
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Day 1: We
set off from Rome early on a Sunday morning whilst the eternal city is
still sleeping, or having its early cappuccino. We'll head over the Colli
Albani and its volcanic lakes, then ride the Lepini, Ausoni and Aurunci
mountains (southern Lazio) before reaching Sperlonga for our first night. It
will be an easy day allowing all to get acquainted with your rental bike and riding
2: We follow the SS7 (Via Appia) and head directly to visit Pompei in the morning.
We have a guided visit of this fascinating site and have lunch in Pompei. In
the afternoon we have all the time we need to ride the Sorrento peninsula
and visit Positano before reaching Amalfi for our overnight stop.
3: After a visit to Ravello and its magnificent Villas, we exit the Amalfi coast and keep going south along the coast viewing the Greek
temples in Paestum and the magnificent coastal road from Palinuro to Sapri.
From the coast we head inland across the mountains of Basilicata. We
ride by the ghost town of Craco and through the
Small Dolomites of the South before reaching Matera, where we shall sleep
amongst the UNESCO site of the Sassi of Matera, ancient dwellings carved
in the limestone. An incredible setting.
From Matera we ride to Alberobello, the town of the cone shaped houses
known as Trulli, and from there head for the coast to the town of
Polignano a Mare for lunch. In the afternoon our itinerary will take us
across the Murgia region to visit the octagonal castle of "Castel del
Monte" just before ending our day in the sea town of Trani with its
amazing cathedral on the ocean.
ride north along the Adriatic coast and explore the spur of Italy's
boot, the Gargano peninsula. Many curves, incredible coastlines and an ancient forest, called the Foresta Umbra
(umbra = dark). Lunch in Vieste and
final destination Termoli in Molise, the small region of Italy no one
(even Italians) ever remembers.
Time to head back to Rome across Molise and southern Lazio. Rolling
hills and relaxing scenery before reaching our starting point in Rome.
Farewell dinner and arrivederci to the next adventure.
Only for a
small group of riders: 10 people minimum - 12 people maximum.
intense ride and days are full with lots to see, ride and visit. To keep
it within the 7 days we don't have rest days. Our schedule normally is
on the bike at 9am and end the day at 6pm. In between we have frequent
picture and coffee stops, one cultural visit per day, and a relaxing
skills must be advanced as road conditions can vary quite considerably.
Practice slow riding and tight turns in car parks.
lighter bikes such as the BMW middle weight bike F750GS even when riding
two up. Huge power won't help you on this tour. The luggage is in
the van anyway.
|| not included
days motorcycle rental with unlimited km equipped with side and
and farewell dinners in Rome (2)
apart from water with your dinners
tour guide on bike at all times
fees to any museums or historical sites
roads (if necessary)
map of Southern Italy (1:400.000)
not expressly included
van for luggage and support
a Double room riding solo
R1250GS, S1000XR, MTS 950
if you want to participate riding a BMW F850GS in a single room: 3100
euro + 250 euro = 3350 euro
if you are a couple riding two-up on a BMW R1250GS: 3195 euro + 1380
euro = 4575 euro
if you are two riders sharing a room there is no supplement and you pay
according to the bike of choice.
a place you must pay 10% on booking and the balance at 60 days
number of participants is not reached the options are:
tour and get the booking fee refund
2) do the tour self guided
3) depending on how many signed on: a) run the tour without van b) agree
a supplement to still have the van c) other options that will be agreed