9 Days Coast-to-Coast Motorcycle Tour Italy

  • Rome, Lazio, Italy

Overview

Intensely Incredible Motorbike Tour Italy

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!

Highlights

  • Exploration of Gargano
  • Riding through Lucanian Dolomites
  • Motorcycle rental with side and top cases
  • 7 days motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage
  • A professional guide during the tour
  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • 2 dinners

Skill level

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 8.

  • 7 riding days
  • English
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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.

Overview

  • Bike: rental
  • Meals: 2 dinners

Itinerary

Day 1

This will be your arrival and pre-start tour day.

Day 2

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!

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

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.

Day 7

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.

Day 8

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.

Day 9

This will be your post-tour day and the departure day.

Available motorbike

  • Bike A: F700GS, V7, Bonneville, and Scrambler
  • Bike B: F800GS and F800GT

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.

Skill level required: 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

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:

  • Maratea
  • Basilicata
  • Matera
  • Alberobello
  • Trani
  • Gargano
  • Termoli in Molise

You will get 2 dinners (welcome and farewell dinners) along the tour.

The following meals are included:

  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements 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)
  • Exploration of historical sites
  • Visits to any museums
  • 1 support vehicle for luggage
  • 7 days of motorcycle rental equipped with side and top cases
  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • A tour guide on bike at all times
  • A tour handbook
  • Map of Southern Italy (1:400.000)
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Rome
  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Beverages apart from water with your dinners
  • Dinners, lunches, and snacks
  • Entrance fees to any museums or historical sites
  • Fuel for bike
  • Toll roads (if necessary)
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Mark Brubacher from Ontario, Canada

    "I've been home now for a few weeks and I just wanted to send you a note thanking you again for your excellent service. It was a pleasure to deal with you from the beginning and you made it easy for me to make my plans. The Multistrada 1200S was fantastic and well-prepared. They are hard to come by this year and I'm so glad you got yours in time for my ride. You and Gianluca were very helpful in suggesting routes which lead to a great 5 days of riding on amazing roads. I hope you have good luck with the MTS in your fleet and you continue to use them. I look forward to coming back to Italy for a longer ride and trying the roads I didn't get to this time. I would definitely book with CIMT again."

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  • Review by Owen Gan from Sydney, Australia

    "Just a quick note to thank you for the recent Heart of Italy motorbike tour yourself and Gianluca commandeered (September 2010). The tour completely exceeded my expectations (which were very high). The BMW F650GS (09 model) ran 1,700km like a dream. I really enjoyed the balance that you had on the tour between a very unique and structured programme, and flexibility for riders to "do their own thing" if they wanted to - which inevitably nobody wanted to ;). I'm sure the mind-blowing scenery and exquisite towns we visited couldn't have been covered on a non-motorbike tour or without your experience and understanding of the region. I was very impressed by the quality of the roads we covered - and lack of traffic! The accommodation was more than comfortable (after long days riding..) - the Arezzo and Orvieto hotels were outstanding! Finally, the quality of the food, dinners in particular, was a real standout - again your experience in this area was invaluable. I'm still fantasizing about the 4 finger thick T-bone steaks in Arezzo and the mouth watering home made Pici pasta in Siena!"

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  • Review by Mark Smith from California, USA

    "My wife and I have been riding in Italy and renting motorcycles from CIMT for several years. Francesco always provides us with excellent service and a well maintained motorcycle to ride. It is by far our favorite way to spend a vacation. We always explore new areas on beautiful roads, meeting friendly people and eating fantastic food. We love the mobility and intimacy of riding a motorcycle in Italy. There are few places in the world that I feel safe riding and Italy is for sure motorcycle friendly. Now if we can only find a way to ride through Rome without getting lost...Ha! Thank you again."

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Tour information

Kindly be advised that there is a minimum of 5 bikes required for this tour.

End:
Sunday September 24, 2017
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