• 11 full days on the go, including 1 day off, discovering on your motorcycle the spectacular Amalfi Coast and many scenic roads through the Gran Sasso Park and the country towns of central Italy!
Starts and Ends

in Rome

Rest day

Naples

Total mileage

Km 1900 / 1180 mi

Difficulty

Low - medium

Italy Motorcycle Tour: Amalfi coast and central Italy, 13 days

11 full days on the go, discovering on your motorcycle the spectacular Amalfi Coast and many scenic roads through the Gran Sasso Park and the country towns of central Italy!

Rome and its 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 immerged in the very essence of the Bel Paese and its Dolce Vita. City, country side, mountains, sea … it has it all! Synthesizing in just a few lines such a journey is a real challenge. We will pass through the forests of Umbria and the mountains of Abruzzo up to the Adriatic Sea and then cross the center of Italy again through the national park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise to reach Campania where we’ll enjoy Caserta, the charm of unparalleled Naples and the beauty of the Sorrento and Amalfi coast.

We are aware that these names won’t mean much to many, but for sure you’ve heard of and probably fancied on lots 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, such as Villa d’Este, the royal palace of Caserta, Pompeii, the Sagittarian Gorges, volcano Vesuvius…

It will be 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, papal estates, the enchanting Dolce Vita setting of the Amalfi Coast to the endless poetry of Naples and its outskirts…A continuous change of cultures and sceneries, interspersed with exhilarating roads and natural parks, is what awaits you on this motorcycle holiday in central-southern Italy.

Main technical characteristics of this exclusive motorcycle tour

When
To make the most of this holiday, the Amalfi coast and central Italy motorcycle tour is scheduled in spring and autumn to enjoy long, warm days while avoiding the busy summer traffic of the Amalfi Coast.

The tour and the covered area
This motorcycle tour includes 11 full days on the bike and one day off to visit Naples and its satellite islands. The route, made up of many, endless bends, will cross Italy from the Tyrrhenian to the Adriatic Sea and back, passing through the major nature parks and the Apennine mountains of central Italy, with altitudes ranging  from 0 to 1,400 meters.

Climate and clothing
The generally dry and sunny climate in this motorcycle holiday requires comfortable and cool technical clothing (daily temperature between 12°C and 32°C. A swimsuit and towel, motorcycle and comfortable “normal” shoes, plus a cable with padlock to tie helmet and jacket to the motorcycle are the main things you need to be able to enjoy and experience this motorcycle holiday throughout Italy to the fullest.

A typical day ride
A typical daily ride is of 110-230 km (70-145 miles). The motorcycle tour starts at 9.00 am and includes a stop every hour with activities, always optional, or just for the pleasure. Each day ends with fuelling and arrival at the hotel around 4.30/5.00 pm, to have enough time for self-contained sightseeing or a relaxing poolside aperitif.

Guided motorcycle tour of northern lakes, Alps and Dolomites, package price
starting from 3.690 euro in a shared double room with accommodation in 4-star charming and classy hotels in central / panoramic locations

Motorcycle rental
For this motorcycle holiday you can choose here from a large variety of Italian Ducati, Aprilia, Guzzi,  or BMW, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki… models for rent. First come, first served.

Tour Map

Amalfi Coast Central Italy tour

 

 

Included/Excluded

  • Subscription fee
  • T-shirt
  • Photos of the tour
  • Assistance, medical and luggage insurance
  • Italian guide leading the way on his own bike
  • Spoken languages: English and French
  • Typical Italian welcome aperitif the first day
  • 12 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 12 buffet breakfasts
  • 9 complete dinners
  • 2 lunches in typical restaurants
  • Motorbike rental - available on request
  • Technical clothing
  • Entrance tickets to sightseeing proposals
  • Unmentioned meals and all drinks
  • Tourist tax and extras in hotels
  • Expenses for the use of the motorcycle
  • All personal expenses
  • Transfer airport / hotel - available on request
  • Anything not expressly included

Tour Plan

Day 01 Meeting in Rome

We meet in the afternoon at our hotel in Rome. We go and pick up the rental bikes, if any.  Right after we’ll have a briefing to give everyone a few simple rules for a greater safety for all. Finally before dinner we’ll begin to build the group through a typical Italian aperitivo.

Included meals: dinner

Day 02 190 km Rome - Rieti

We leave Rome on our motorcycles ready to discover Lazio, the region where Rome is located, which holds many other interesting treasures. Our first stop will be the amazing Villa d'Este (Unesco site) 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.

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 03 220 km Rieti - Loreto Aprutino

Today’s tour is set in the green and delightful Apennine mountains, 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 (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.

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 04 230 km Lorteo Aprutino - Loreto Aprutino

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 mutton kebabs called arrosticini).

Included meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 05 205 km Loreto Aprutino - Sulmona

Today's tour will be one of absolute pleasure between sea and mountains, between the Gran Sasso and Majella parks. A day devoted more to nature than to tourism although it will be dotted with charming medieval stone burgs where time has stood still. Forests, lakes and gorges are the stops on our tour today, that will end in the fine little town of Sulmona, the world capital of sugared almonds.

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 06 km 215 Sulmona - Caserta

Another amazing day awaits, but actually isn’t every day? Through the Sagittarian Gorges we leave Abruzzi heading to region Campania, in 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.

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 07 km 110 Caserta - Naples

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 ancient remains of the Roman empire creates a unique scenery. There we’ll see the Flavian amphitheater, a sheer testament of antique engineering with the largest network of underground tunnels ever found.

Then a final stop at Posillipo famous for the most beautiful views of the Bay of Naples before reaching Italy’s most iconic city.

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 08 0 km Naples - Naples

It’s time for a rest, we recommend to leave the bikes in the garage and go for alternative activities. There are plenty of possibilities in this beautiful city, find here just 3 ideas:

  • 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)
  • or will a boat trip among the little squares, stacks and grottoes of islands Capri, Ischia or Procida catch your fancy?
  • what about a one-day cooking class in a factory of limoncello?

Included meals: breakfast

Day 9 110 km Naples - Salerno

We have another outstanding day ahead of us. First we’ll ride up Mount Vesuvius for a tour of the volcano and a 360°view of the Bay of Naples, the Sorrento peninsula, and a bird's-eye view of the extraordinary archaeological site of Pompeii (a Unesco World Heritage Site), in its entirety, that we’ll subsequently visit on foot.  After lunch in the capital of pasta, in the afternoon we carry on our ride through the mountains of the Sorrento peninsula that, after a visit of delightful Amalfi, end on its other extremity, in the city of Salerno.

Included meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 10 150 km Salerno - Salerno

Today's loop tour is devoted entirely to discovering the Sorrentine Peninsula, and in particular its extraordinary southern coast, better known as the Amalfi Coast (a Unesco World Heritage Site). Only a few miles today to allow you to enjoy every single stretch of this incredible coastline. This "wow" program begins with a spectacular climb to reach beautiful Ravello, the terrace par excellence of the Amalfi Coast,  then our winding ride takes us back to the Sorrentine coast to visit legendary Sorrento and continue along the coast with the sea on our right side. In the afternoon we visit the villages of the Amalfi coast such as Positano, Minori, Maiori, etc.

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 11 230 km Salerno - Terracina

We begin our journey back to Rome leaving the coast for a fantastic motorcycle ride on some of the best inland mountain roads of the area before returning to the sea, on the coast of Lazio, skirting the incredible cliffs of Gaeta, before reaching our hotel in another charming seaside resort.

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 12 220 km Terracina - Rome

A magnificent loop in southern Lazio awaits us, rambling through the leafy Colli and Castelli Romani (Roman Castles) area, with two volcanic lakes and a stop at the Pope's summer residence at Castel Gandolfo. In the late afternoon we finally return to our initial hotel in Rome. After returning the rented motorcycles we will worthily conclude our motorcycling holiday together with a lavish farewell dinner.

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 13 Farewells in Rome

We say our goodbyes after breakfast. We are at your disposal to organize for you the extension of your holiday in Italy as you wish.

Included meals: breakfast

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