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14 Day Guided Motorcycle Tour from Rome to Sardinia and Corsica

Rome, Italy

Italy and France Motorcycle Tour

This tour is a combination of extraordinary ride along Sardinia and Corsica passing through breath taking sceneries, hilly inlands, amazing coastal roads, taking time to relax alongside the coast and inlands enjoying the views and smells of mediterranean, fulfilled with authentic cuisine, combining it with cultural heritage and on the way back passing through some of the jewels of beautiful Tuscany. It will certainly fulfill all your senses as one of your lifetime journeys.

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (BMW R 1250 GS Adventure / R 1250 GS / R 1200 GS / F 750 GS, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 XT / V-Strom 650)
  • Mileage: 2130 kilometers / 1323 miles
  • Daily rides: 130 - 300 kilometers / 81 - 186 miles
  • Riding gear: included: available to rent
  • Meals: 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, dinners

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Rome
  • Ride the exciting roads of Sardina
  • Take breaks in Oristano, Italy and Saint Florent, France
  • Go on a splendid ride through the fascinating region of Tuscany
  • Enjoy a motorcycle paradies of twisty roads, beautiful sceneries, and amazing local food
  • Drive through the beautiful cities of Bonifacio, Porto, and Bastia
  • Visit the Saturna Hot Springs
  • 13 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


10 riding days
Group size: 6-16 participants
Airport transfer included: Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport
Airport transfer included: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will stay in comfortable and high-rating hotels and B&B's.

Program

The tour starts and ends in Rome, Italian capital, rich of history and cultural heritage. Adventure Roads Limited advise you to arrive few days before to have enough time to enjoy the city and feel this lively and one of the most vibrant cities in the world. You will not regret it.

Leaving Rome you will depart towards Civitavecchia and take the evening ride to magnificent Sardinia. The morning wake up and coffee on this beautiful island and hop on the bikes, you will start the islands magnificent journey.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Rome

Welcome to Rome, an extraordinary vibrant and beautiful capital of magnificent Italy. Adventure Roads Limited are happy to welcome you and assist you in preparations for your marvellous journey.

Depending on your arrival Adventure Roads Limited recommends that you to take a tour of this unique and lively city. In case you arrive only one day before the tour, Adventure Roads Limited will gladly recommend the best of what Rome has to offer.

However, Adventure Roads Limited do recommend scheduling your arrival one or two days earlier, so you could do some good and relaxing sightseeing in Rome and enjoy the famous Italian cuisine in numerous trattorias scattered around the city.

On the meeting day, your tour guide will welcome you and arrange your transfer to the hotel. You will enjoy a welcome dinner and a relaxing evening together with the other guests.

Day 2: Rome - Civita di Bagnoregio - Civitavecchia - evening boat to Sardinia

After breakfast, you will have a short briefing covering the most important aspects of riding in a group and you will repeat the most useful information concerning the tour. As the tour starts, you will be heading towards the nature park Braccian and a nearby lake Vico, until you reach Civita di Bagnoregio.

After some sightseeing, you will visit the Saturnia Hot Springs and if there will be enough time, you may enjoy the baths before catching the evening boat to Sardinia. You will have a relaxing dinner on the boat and spend the night in your cosy cabins.

Day 3: Olbia - Arbatax

In the morning you will reach Sardinia and the beautiful city of Olbia. Once on the solid ground, you will have a short coffee and hit the exciting roads of the magical Sardinia. Riding along the coast towards Arbatax, you will enjoy the motorcycle paradise full of twisty roads, beautiful sceneries, and amazing local food.

Day 4: Arbatax - Oristano

Leaving Arbatax in the morning, you will take some truly wonderful local roads through the Sardinian inlands all the way to the city of Oristano, known for its quiet but memorable charm.

Day 5: Rest day in Oristano

Take a break and enjoy the beautiful Oristano and its surroundings. Historically significant and overfilled with natural beauty, the western province of Oristano in Sardinia is a subtle mix of culture, old world traditions, and beautiful scenery.

The province is known for its iconic landmarks, charming ruins and historical events in the city, including the variety of the bird species, luscious landscapes and natural splendour of the coastline, mountains and the surrounding regional parks.

Day 6: Oristano - Bosa - Alghero - Santa Teresa

Your journey continues along the magnificent western shore of Sardinia. After a short while you will reach the city of Bosa. This is the starting point of the most famous Sardinian motorcycle road. Take a deep breath of Mediterranean air, twist the throttle and sharpen your senses!

You will be taking breaks along the way to enjoy the sea, perhaps take a swim, have a cappuccino, and visit some attractions along the road, such as a famous cave and an Elephant rock. In the evening you will reach the city of Santa Teresa for a delicious dinner.

Day 7: Santa Teresa - Bonifacio - Ajaccio - Porto

After breakfast, you will have a short ride to the sea port, where you will board the ferry to Corsica. After only a short sail, you will be in France! Bonjour! Here you will visit a beautiful city of Bonifaccio - a Mediterranean port situated on the cliffs of Corsica.

The city and its fortifications extend along the cliff-tops, which are at about 70 meters (230 feet) elevation. The cliffs have been undercut by the ocean so that the buildings, which have been placed on the very lip of the precipice, appear to overhang it.

The appearance from the sea is of a white city gleaming in the sun, suspended over the rough waters below. Riding along the Mediterranean shore, you will pass through Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica, famous for its Notre Damme cathedral, where Napoleon Bonaparte was baptised.

There you can see some amazing works of art, such as the paintings of Delacroix and Tintoretto. In the evening you will reach the city of Porto where you will have your dinner, take some rest, and have fun.

Day 8: Porto - Calvi - Saint Florent

Gulf of Porto Corsica, a Unesco Heritage site with natural reserves and breath-taking scenery. Cliffs, mountains, gorges, volcanic caldera, beaches - there is lots to see! High cliffs in a hard-pink stone shaped by the wind over millions of years.

The steep 200 to 300-meter cliffs are very impressive and best admired at sunset when the colours are even more intense. This is a 250 million years old Caldera where the exposed rocks have been shaped by the sea and wind erosion.

It has revealed detailed elements of its structure, making it one of the most fascinating places and unique landscapes to see in the Mediterranean Sea. The mountains in the area are some of the most beautiful in Corsica. Every turn on the road brings another WOW to your lips.

Your exciting journey continues along the coast all the way to the city of Saint Florent. Take a look at the gorgeous mountains and the deep blue sea and enjoy the twisty road. You will surely get a shiver down your spine.

Day 9: Rest day in Saint Florent

After the excitements of the day before, take the time to let the impressions settle and stop for a break at Saint Florent - a sailboat marina with many charming restaurants and beaches. The surrounding area is famous for its vineyards, producing some of Corsica’s best wines.

There are literally dozens of vineyards to visit on the ‘Route des Vins’ - make sure to follow the brown road signs.

Day 10: Saint Florent - Cap Corse - Bastia - Saint Florent

Today you will enjoy a ride around the Cap Corse, a 40-kilometre long peninsula located at the northern tip of the island. Numerous historians have termed Cap Corse "the Sacred Promontory" and have gone so far as to suppose the name came from a high concentration of early Christian settlements. At the base of it is the second largest city in Corsica, Bastia.

Day 11: Saint Florent - Bastia - Livorno

A short morning ride will take you to Bastia, from where you will board the ferry to Livorno and return to Italy. From Livorno, you will take a splendid ride through the fascinating region of Tuscany.

On your way to San Gimignano, you will pass through Pisa, famous for its lean tower and many other cultural and historic locations and works of art.

Day 12: San Gimignano - Siena - Montepulciano - Porto san Stefano

While riding through the magnificent Tuscany and enjoying its natural and cultural sights, you will pass the amazing medieval city of Siena and continue your way back to the Tyrenean Sea and Porto San Stefano.

Day 13: Porto San Stefano - Rome

On your last day in the saddle, you will take a ride through the Italian inlands and fill your memory with some more beautiful sceneries. Finally, you will reach the marvellous Rome and return to your hotel.

After a short rest, you will relax during your delicious farewell dinner and have fun remembering the highlights of your great journey, while making plans and preparations for the next one. Enjoy!

Day 14: Departure

Depending on your departure flight, you might choose to have another short tour of Rome, enjoy some more Italian coffee on the city streets and squares, or a nice farewell drink with a view of the beautiful Roman arena. Have a great time and Adventure Roads Limited see you next season!

Bike rental deposit

A security deposit of 2000 EUR must be paid at the beginning of the motorcycle rental period. The deposit will be held until the undamaged motorcycle is returned in an acceptable condition.

Skill level(s) required for this tour: intermediate and advanced

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced:

  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Location

Food

The tour includes all meals, mainly authentic cuisine, including one drink per meal.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Airport transfers upon your arrival and departure
  • Experienced guide on a motorcycle
  • Top model motorcycle with hard / lockable case(s) including a third-party liability insurance and comprehensive vehicle insurance
  • Support van for the luggage and 1 or 2 passengers is provided with minimum of 4 motorcycles or 6 participants
  • 13 nights accommodation during the tour in high rating four-star hotels or private accommodations
  • 14 breakfasts for the tour
  • 12 lunches during the tour except on free/rest days
  • Dinners except on rest days; in authentic local restaurants whenever possible
  • One drink per person during lunches and dinners
  • Fuel for your bike on the tour
  • Entrances to national and nature parks
  • Tolls, transfers, and ferry rides
  • Tour description booklet with maps and highlighted routes

What's not included

  • Airline tickets
  • Tolls
  • Drinks
  • Personal spending
  • Speeding and traffic violation penalty tickets
  • Tips
  • Dinners and lunches on rest days
  • Security deposit of 2,000 EUR (it can be lowered by the VIP or Super VIP insurance)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) or Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport (CIA). Transfer from and to the airport is included in the price. Adventure Roads Limited will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport Airport transfer included: Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport Airport transfer included: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 12.1% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Pricing information
  • Pillion price: 3890 EUR
  • Single supplement: 790 EUR
  • Your own motorcycle: 4590 EUR
  • Tour cancellation insurance: 7.5 %
  • VIP insurance: 240 EUR
  • Super VIP insurance: 360 EUR
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

Friday May 7, 2021
(14 days / 13 nights)

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