All our Free Rider tours can be made in self-ride mode. In this case you choose the dates, the hotel category and the meals included, and may add some rest days.
An awesome journey from Rome to Naples and the gorgeous Amalfi Coast, plus the Gran Sasso of Abruzzi!
A splendid tour between seas and mountains, amid history, art and nature in the amazing scenery of southern-central Italy. After leaving Rome we move on the discovery of the beauties of the coast, first in Lazio and then in Campania, where you’ll remain fascinated by Naples and all the enchanting villages of the Sorrento peninsula. We then turn our bikes eastbound to explore the awesome Gran Sasso mountain park in Abruzzi.
Only available self-guided or as a private guided tour, where you choose your own dates as well as the levels of hotels and number of meals included. Ask us for a quote!
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Tour program details
Day 1: meeting in Rome (Roma)
Individual arrival of all participants in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world (Unesco world heritage site) for the self-contained visit of which we recommend you to dedicate AT LEAST two days before or after the tour.
We all meet up at our hotel in the afternoon. Around 7:30 – 6:00 PM we go and pick up the rental bikes (if any) and have 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.
A typical Italian welcome aperitif will be the right occasion to get to know each other.
Day 2: 240 km
In the first part of our today tour we’ll roam around Latium in the area of the Roman Castles (Castelli Romani) with the visit of Castelgandolfo where the Pope’s summer residence overlooks the lake. Then we’ll go on exploring southern Lazio where we’ll stop to admire the panorama in Rocca Massima and finally head westbound to the enchanting coast and reach the delightful little town of Sperlonga (or Gaeta) by the sea for the night.
Day 3: 200 km
Just a few kilometers and we step in region Campania, acknowledged as one of the most romantic places on earth with its pizza and mandolin dinners overlooking the wonderful sea… Using enthralling bikers’ roads we’ll explore a nice slice of the hinterland and then stop to visit the awesome Reggia di Caserta (Royal palace of Caserta, Unesco world heritage site) before heading for the coast and reach the extraordinary city of Naples for the night.
Day 4: 160 km
A “wow” day awaits with just a few kilometers and a slow pace to allow you enjoy each single view on this outstanding route. We’ll start our ride climbing up the Vesuvius wherefrom we’ll enjoy a spectacular overview on the whole Gulf of Naples and on Pompeii (Unesco world heritage site) before spinning down to visit this extraordinary archaeologic site. We then continue our tour heading for Sorrento and the amazing Amalfi coast (Unesco world heritage site) with its breathtaking panoramas and spectacular luxury resorts, where we’ll spend the night.
Day 5: 330 km
It’s time for a change of scene, as we make for Abruzzi. Leaving the sea behind us, we ride along the Apennine mountains ridge heading for the Maiella and Gran Sasso natural parks. A whole day amid the green natural parks of Abruzzi, admiring wonderful pristine landscapes along fantastic twisting roads. Forests, charming stone burgs, lakes and gorges are ours to see. Our today’s route ends in the elegant town of Sulmona, the world’s capital of sugared almonds.
Day 6: 310 km
A full day in the green spinning through the Abruzzi natural parks (Maiella, Gran Sasso), admiring awesome landscapes along thrilling twisting roads … pure fun and joy as well for riders and pillions! We’ll see a string of stunning perfectly preserved medieval villages and you could recognize the very places that were the setting for unforgettable film masterpieces set in the Middle Ages, such as Ladyhawke and The Name of the Rose. After a self-cooked barbecue for lunch on top the highest Apennine mount (you can choose to have the famous Abruzzi mutton kebabs, for one), we’ll skirt the northern side of the Gran Sasso massif westbound and cross the Simburini mountains to reach our final destination, the enchanting medieval Anagni, where we’ll spend the night.
Day 7: 200 km
Our way back to Rome will be enthralling, aren’t they all? A beautiful itinerary along twisty and exhilarating bikers’ roads packed with amazing sceneries, gorges, ancient towns … Two outstanding visits will contribute to the wonder of the day: an old monastery attached on the cliff and magnificent Villa D’Este with its elegant gardens (Unesco world heritage site). In the late afternoon we’ll be back in Rome where we drop off the rental bikes before gaining our hotel, the same as the first night. A lavish farewell dinner is the perfect conclusion for this great adventure together.
Day 8: Farewell in Rome
We say our goodbyes after breakfast, leaving you free to explore further the magic of the Eternal City on your own. We are at your complete disposal to give you all indications ad tips to enjoy your visit of Rome at best and help you planning your remaining days in Italy!
NB: The green parts apply to guided tours only!
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