This is a 9-day motorcycle tour to Southern Italy and the Amalfi Coast. You will 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 the 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!
During this tour, your accommodation will be taken care of. Usually, you will stay in the center of historical towns so that in the evening you can experience Italian nightlife by strolling around the town.
This will be your arrival and pre-start tour day.
You will set off from Rome early on a Sunday morning whilst the eternal city is still sleeping or having its early cappuccino. You will reach the Amalfi Coast mainly on the ancient Appian Way. After that, you can have your lunch in the small fishing village of Sperlonga with fantastic buffalo mozzarella and Bassiano ham. Along your way, you will have the chance of visiting Pompeii with a professional guide before ending the day at the beginning of the Amalfi Coast in Vico Equense with an incredible dinner with true Neapolitan delicious pizza by the meter!
You will have a full day to enjoy this amazing coastline. You will visit Positano, Ravello, and ride the small back roads all the way to the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula and the along the amazing coastal road of the Amalfi Coast.
Today, you will exit the Amalfi Coast all the way to Salerno and keep going south along the coast viewing the Greek temples in Paestum and the magnificent coast road from Palinuro to Maratea.
From the coast, you will head inland across the mountains of Basilicata. You will explore the small village of Corleto Perticara and ride through the small Dolomites of Lucania before reaching Matera. Upon arrival, you shall sleep among the UNESCO site of the Sassi of Matera, ancient dwellings carved in the limestone. An incredible setting.
From Matera, you will ride to Alberobello, the town of the cone-shaped houses known as trulli. From there, you will head for the coast to the town of Polignano a Mare for lunch. In the afternoon, the activity will take you across the Murgia region to visit the octagonal castle of Castel del Monte, before ending your day in the sea town of Trani with its white marble cathedral by the sea.
You will ride north along the Adriatic Coast and explore the spur of Italy's boot, the Gargano peninsula. There are many curves, incredible coastlines, and an ancient forest called the Foresta Umbra (umbra means dark). Afterward, you will have lunch in Vieste and arrive in your final destination, Termoli in Molise. It is a small region of Italy no one (even Italians) ever remembers.
It is time to head back to Rome across Molise and southern Lazio. You will witness rolling hills and relaxing scenery before reaching your starting point in Rome. Farewell dinner and arrivederci to the next adventure.
This will be your post-tour day and the departure day.
Other motorbikes are also available such as R1200GS, R1200RS, R1200R, Africa Twin, Multistrada 950, R1200RT, S1000XR, R1200GSA, Ducati MTS1200, and Honda Goldwing GL1800. Please send an inquiry to Central Italy Motorcycle Tours for more detailed information.
This tour will take place in Southern Italy and Amalfi Coast. The ride will start from Rome to Amalfi Coast, and then go back to Rome. In between Rome and Amalfi Coast, you will go to:
You will get 2 dinners (welcome and farewell dinners) along the tour.