Alternatively, this can be run as a private guided tour, in which case you choose your own dates, as well as the levels of hotels and number of meals included. Ask us for a quote!
Rome, Naples, Sorrento and the Amalfi coast, Pompei, the Gran Sasso, Umbria
6 Unesco world heritage sites on our itinerary: Amalfi Coast, Naples, Pompei, Rome, Royal Palace in Caserta, Villa d’Este (Tivoli)
from the 29th of September to the 11th of October 2020
The Eternal City and surroundings; Sorrento, Pompei and the Amalfi Coast; the splendid Umbria and the impressive Gran Sasso massif in Abruzzi: a multifaceted tour over 4 amazing Italian regions immersed in the very essence of the Bel Paese and its Dolce Vita. City, country side, mountains, sea … it has it all!
|Start / end place||Duration||Riding days||Hotels||Included meals|
|Rest day||Total distance||Min-max /day||Tour /day||Route grading|
|8: Naples||1900 km|
|6 – 8 hours||intermediate|
More about the tour
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Synthesizing in just a few lines such a journey as our “Amazing Central Italy” tour is a real challenge. Latium, Umbria, Abruzzo and Campania are the beautiful regions that we’ll explore.
An interesting mix of natural sceneries and historical periods resulting in a very tasty cocktail of emotions.
We are aware that these names won’t mean much to many, but for sure you’ve heard of and probably fancied a lot of famous and extraordinary places located in these regions, whereas others may be completely unknown to you, even though they all enshrine hidden treasures that absolutely deserve to be seen. So what can we say? Just “please trust us, you won’t regret it!”
A journey amid history and nature, from the Roman Empire to the evocative, well-preserved medieval burgs of Abruzzi, the amazing Renaissance fine towns of Umbria and the enchanting Dolce Vita sceneries of the Amalfi coast, an exploration of the Castelli Romani area and the magnificent papal properties scattered all over Latium, the unspoiled nature of the natural parks Gran Sasso and Majella, the infinite poetry of Naples and its outskirts …
Tour program details
Day 1: Meeting in Rome (Roma)
We meet up in the afternoon at our hotel in Rome and pick up the rental bikes. We all meet up before dinner and get to know each other through a welcome aperitif and a short but important briefing, the time to explain a few simple rules for organizing and synchronizing things, thus ensuring that everyone has a safe holiday that is unforgettable for all the right reasons.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Rome; included meals: D.
Day 2: 190 km
Let’s introduce you to Latium that, you might not know, is the region where Rome is found and that holds many other interesting treasures beside the Eternal City. We’ll first stop in Tivoli and visit the amazing Villa d’Este with its magnificent frescoes and Renaissance gardens. We go on along lake Turano before being swallowed by the astounding underground universe of a beautiful medieval town in Umbria.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Rieti; included meals: B, D.
Day 3: 220 km
Today’s tour is set in the green and delightful Apennine mountains, between Mount Terminillo and Lake Campotosto, in the natural park of Gran Sasso in Abruzzi. An enchanting route in a timeless atmosphere amid absolutely charming burgs dating from the Middle Ages and farming sceneries, skirting the area that suffered the 2016 earthquakes (Norcia, Amatrice). After a ride along the northern side of it we’ll arrive in Loreto Aprutino, a jewel embedded between the Gran Sasso massif and the Adriatic sea.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Loreto Aprutino; included meals: B, D.
Day 4: 230 km
We take a spin through the Gran Sasso Park and a string of stunning perfectly preserved medieval villages that formed the setting for unforgettable film masterpieces set in the Middle Ages, such as Ladyhawke and The Name of the Rose. A self-cooked barbecue will be our lunch on top the highest Apennine mount (you can choose to have the famous Abruzzi lamb and mutton kebabs, for one). Dine where you please.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Loreto Aprutino; included meals: B, L.
Day 5: 205 km
Another whole day amid the green natural parks of Abruzzi, admiring wonderful pristine landscapes along fantastic twisty roads. Forests, charming stone burgs, lakes and gorges are ours to see. Today’s route ends in the elegant town of Sulmona, which is the world capital of sugared almonds.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Sulmona; included meals: B, D.
Day 6: 215 km
Another amazing day awaits, but actually isn’t every day? Through the Sagittarian Gorges we leave Abruzzi heading into the region of Campania, in a south-western direction, crossing the Matese national park. When arriving in Caserta we cannot miss to visit the gorgeous Reggia (Royal Palace of Caserta, Unesco world heritage site) constructed by King Carlo of Naples, founder of the cadet Italian branch of the House of Bourbon, to compete with the magnificence of Versailles in France.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Caserta; included meals: B, D.
Day 7: 110 km
A complete change of environment, from high mountains to gorgeous, coastal, cliff-side panoramas! We’ll reach the Mediterranean coast where we’ll first enjoy the spectacle of the Phlegraean Fields, where the combination of extraordinary natural sites and admirable human masterworks creates a unique scenery. There we’ll see the Flavian amphitheater, a sheer testament of antique engineering with the biggest subterranean galleries network ever found. Then a last stop in Posillipo before reaching Naples.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Naples; included meals: B, D.
Day 8: 0 – … km
It’s time for a rest, we recommend to leave the bikes in the garage and go for alternative activities. Our staff and the hotel personnel are at your disposal to organize your day. There are plenty of possibilities:
- you may choose just to enjoy the hotel, the sea and the sun and go for a shopping stroll in Naples
- or you may wish to spend the day exploring the unique Baroque appeal of this stunning city with hundreds of churches, fortresses and picturesque lanes (we recommend a guided visit)
- what about a one-day cooking class in a factory of limoncello
- or will the marvelous Dolce Vita theater, islands Capri, Ischia and Procida catch your fancy?
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Naples; included meals: B. No meal is included today in order to leave you completely bound-free from the early morning till late night …
Day 9: 110 km
Another outstanding day awaits. We’ll first ride up the Vesuvius to enjoy the awesome view of the gulf of Naples and the whole Sorrento peninsula, with a spectacular vista from above of the extraordinary archeological site of Pompeii (Unesco world heritage site), one of the most beloved and unique touristic areas in the whole world that we’ll subsequently visit on foot. After visiting Pompeii we carry on our ride through the Sorrento peninsula to reach beautiful Ravello, the terrace par excellence of the Amalfi coast (Unesco world heritage site). Last stop today: Salerno, the most southern destination of the whole tour. As well a typical Campania lunch on the Amalfi Coast and dinner in hotel are included today.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in area Salerno; included meals: B, L, D.
Day 10: 150 km
The Sorrento peninsula is on the program today, and especially its amazing southern coast better known as the Amalfi Coast (Unesco world heritage site). Just a few km today in order to let you enjoy each single stretch of this amazing area. This “wow” program starts visiting Amalfi then our winding ride along the enchanting coastal brings us for lunch in the pasta hometown Gragnano. In the afternoon visits of Sorrento, Massa Lubrense and Positano before going back to our hotel in Salerno. Dine where you please.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in area Salerno; included meals: B, L.
Day 11: 230 km
We start our return trip, that today will be amazing – but actually isn’t every day? We leave one coast for a great ride in the mountains before reaching the sea again on the Latium coast. On our way a visit to Caserta old town in the back country to then go on skirting partly the coast, calling at the amazing spurs of Gaeta before reaching our hotel in another enchanting sea resort.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Terracina; included meals: B, D.
Day 12: 220 km
A magnificent loop in southern Latium awaits, rambling through the leafy Colli and Castelli Romani (Roman Castles) area, with the volcanic lakes Nerni and Albano where we’ll see the Pope’s summer residence in Castel Gandolfo and Albano Laziale with its awesome Roman cistern. In the late afternoon we finally ride back to our initial hotel in Rome where we drop off the rental bikes. An opulent farewell dinner at the hotel is the only appropriate happy ending we could think of for this great adventure together.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Rome; included meals: B, D.
Day 13: Farewells in Rome
We say our goodbyes after breakfast, leaving you free to go home or explore further the magic of Italy on your own. There are plenty of opportunities to continue your trip that we can help you plan!
Included meals: B.
Price per person for this 13-day and 12-night tour:
FROM 3,520.00 Euro with your own motorcycle
FROM 3,920.00 Euro with a rental BMW G650GS
Prices for minimum 3 motorcycles signed up by departure time. Yet we guarantee all departures, even for one person only.
All our Top Class tours are limited editions for a maximum of 6 bikes to guarantee a major pleasure in riding as well as the safety of the group. An Italian Tour Leader (who speaks English and French) will accompany you all along this TOP CLASS journey, thus granting you the carefreeness of a real holiday. Specifically, the personnel traveling with the group is:
- with even just 1 bike: tour leader on his own motorcycle who leads up the way
- with min. 5 bikes: luggage van
- with min. 7 bikes up to max.12: a second steward on his own motorcycle who brings up the rear
The price includes:
- registration fees, branded tee-shirt, pictures and videos of the tour
- basic assistance, medical and luggage insurance that covers both rider and passenger
- typical Italian welcome aperitif
- luggage van, with possibility to carry up to 2 passengers, with minimum 5 bikes
- 12 nights en-suite accommodation in classy 4-star hotels or prestigious locations picked up for their charms and position, with fantastic buffet breakfasts
- 9 delicious dinners the which menu is specifically chosen to guide you through a voyage into the the authentic Italian cuisine, in hotel or external restaurant at walking distance
- 3 super lunches in typical restaurants or trattoria renowned for their local specialties
The price does not include:
- motorcycle operation costs
- lunches and dinners unless specifically mentioned and drinks at meals but water
- extras in hotels
- entrance tickets in monuments/museums/natural sites, etc – all visits are always optional
- transfer to the first hotel upon arrival and from the last hotel when departing – offer on request
- anything not specified in “The price includes”
ON REQUEST vast choice of motorbikes for hire of brands Ducati, BMW, Harley Davidson, Moto Guzzi, etc … with top case + 2 side cases
ON REQUEST shipment of luggage via express forwarder
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