BEST SOUTHERN ITALY AND AMALFI COAST MOTORCYCLE TOUR
BEST SOUTHERN ITALY AND AMALFI COAST MOTORCYCLE TOUR
1,590 km / 988 mi
09 October 2024 >> 18 October 2024
Join us in a beautiful moto tour in the south of Italy with an incredible Mediterranean cousine and a fascinating history. Bleached by the sun and wet by surrounded seas, this is the ancientest Italy. Starting from Rome, the route will take us in the heart of the Italian Appennino, we will have fun riding winding streets. A stop in Montecassino, scenery of one of the most sadly famous battle of the the II World War. We will visit and stay overnight in Matera, the city of the “stones”, European Capital of Culture 2019, World Heritage of Humanity by Unesco. We will proceed to uncontaminated landscape, between surly mountains and depopulated villages that follows one another along our route, to the Tyrrhenian coastline until arriving in Maratea. From here, riding in a beautiful italian coastline routes, we will enter in the National Park of Cilento. At this point is missing to the appeal “only” Positano, in the Costiera Amalfitana. We will visit beautiful villages overlooking the sea, and the ancient city of Pompei, before to come back in Rome, the “eternal city”.
Arrival in Rome. The meeting is at the hotel, so you can spend some free time to relax or take a sightseeing to the city before the safety briefing, then we will taste a welcome dinner in a traditional Italian restaurant (Traditional cousine from Lazio)
Day 2: from Rome to Cassino - km 257/ miles 160
We getting out from Rome following tangentialways and a little piece of highway. In Tivoli we will take the SS5 Tiburtina, an ancient Roman consolar road, that we will follow until Arsoli, a village dominated from a fortress with the castle of Oricola well clear in the distance. We will follow the direction to Cervara di Roma and immediately, the road begins to rise up unrolling on the side of the mountain that overhang the Aniene valley, until the high medieval village of Subiago. We will proceed to the “road of monasteries” the Santa Scolastica and the San Benedetto, built in a savage and suggestive habitat: now the route became the absolute protagonist. Don’t worry, you are not lost and after Jenne, we will go up to Serra Sant'Antonio pass, to go to Capistrello and take the usual highway that will lead us to the destination of the day, Cassino, well known for Montecassino's abbey, one of the most famous in the world.
Highlights: plateaus of Arcinazzo, Simbruini mountains, Montecassino
Day 3: from Cassino to Matera - 318 km/ 198 miles
It is a long stage that of today but flowing and with no doubt is so nice. The highways are immersed in the habitat, they cut in two the peninsula. We will travel in another dimension, with the view goes as far as the eye can see, the horizon to limit the infinite crops, the spectacular SS90, the fantastic Murge, the view of Gravina di Puglia that overlooking vertiginously on the calcareous chasm, so the end of the day will be Matera, the city of “stones”, where we will have the entire day, tomorrow, to visit it.
Highlights: ss90, le Murge, Gravina di Puglia
Day 4: Matera, rest day
In Matera, is important have a local guide that known its every corner, and only she can make you fall into the bowels of the city, to the limit of the precipice, of the “ravine (aka gravina)”, as you were suspended in flight. One thing is walk alone and look around, another thing is taste, discover and get involved. Through steep narrow streets, we will ride a maze where the houses have, often, masonry facades: house and stable are carved into the rock. The site is World Heritage of Humanity by Unesco. The dinner, tonight, will be in a “trattoria” carved into the rock, warm and elegant, where we can taste locals regional dishes.
Day 5: from Matera to Maratea - 268 km / 166 miles
The start is from Matera in the morning. Irsina, Grottole, Grazzano, Tricario, are local villages located on the SS7, another consolar road from the Roman era, that will allow us to arrive in unexpected place, hidden, almost inaccessible! Here there are mountains called “Piccole Dolomite Lucane”, but they aren’t little, we pass them by, riding through streets drawed with care, almost not wanting to disturb the unspoiled nature. We will continue to Accettura, Grumentum, Corleto Perticara, fantastic places along the route, between different sceneries, surprising, forgotten roads, our roads, those we hope will inspire you, for reach at the end of the step, on the sea. Maratea “nicknamed” the pearl of the Tyrrhenian is beautiful for its landscapes, and its beaches represent on of the principal touristic place in Lucania.
Day 6: from Maratea to Positano - 270 km / 168 miles
We will leave Maratea riding the coastline, the fantastic SS18, streets with some piece carved in the rock, the sea that here seems even more blue, fills literally the landscape, what a road! We will be in the National Park of Cilento and the show go on, touching the most famous beach resorts of Marina di Camerota and Palinuro, the legendary Enea’s helmsman, dead in these waters. After so much sea now, we will proceed through the splendid internal roads of the park. From Montano Antilia, the highest country of Cilento, the SS18 (yes always it) will give its best: beautiful flows on the mountain ridge, with large and scenographic views on the sea in the distance. One last ride on the sea for touching Acciaroli and Castellabate before to reach quickly the Costiera Amalfitana, the destination of the tour! From the steep coast that frame to emerald sea, suddenly will open an unforgettable scenery, a vision between myth and dream: Positano.
Highlights: ss18, National Park of Cilento, cheese factory Di Lascio
Day 7: rest day in Positano
In these few days you will have noticed that Positano is a very famous touristic destination with pebble beaches narrow and steep streets full of shops and cafes. The Santa Maria Assunta’s church has a majolica dome and a byzantine icon of Virgin Mary del XIII century. The Various staircases that come down, to the beach, from the top of the village are also very interesting. An excursion to Capri is optional, the island par excellence which well represents the Golfo di Napoli, famous for the steep territory, exclusive hotels and the shopping, that ranges from haute couture to limoncello, to handmade leather sandals.
Highlights: Positano, Capri
Day 8: from Positano to Pompei to Caserta- 117 km /73 miles
With no doubt, Pompei is the destination of the day. Short step to give it the due attentions. Placed on the foot of Vesuvio, on the south side to 14 meters high above sea level, Pompei is a religious and touristic center of world interest for the contemporary presence of a vast archaeological heritage, unic in the world, visited by millions of visitor kidnapped by the fascination of the city unearthed, and the Beata Vergine del Rosario’s sanctuary, destination of many pilgrimages. The city of Pompei was destroyed in the 79 d.C.by a terrible eruption and only in the XVII century did the first excavations begin. We will reach then Caserta, an important agricultural, commercial, and industrial city. The city is best known for the 18th-century Bourbon Royal Palace of Caserta.
Highlights: Pompeii, Caserta
Day 9: from Caserta to Rome - 216 km / 134 miles
We are on the finishing line, but still in saddle, in the our last day we will cross an alternative route, short but with an impressive sequence of curves, to arrive in the afternoon to return the bikes and close the trip in the Capital.
Day 10: good flight!
After breakfast transfer to the airport, arrivederci!
MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 8
If the minimum number of participants isn’t reached, the tour may be cancelled or run with a different format.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Motorcycle rental with bags. (A security deposit on the motorcycle requested).
The bike rental prices include 3rd part insurance and roadside assistance insurance in case of breakdown.
Welcome and farewell dinners.
Accommodation in 4-star hotels when available at the time of booking.
Transfer to and from the airport.
Multilingual tour leader.
Transfer to and from the rental agency.
Support van. The van will carry a replacement motorcycle available for participants in case of problems or breakdowns. You will be able to use the van for carrying suitcases (1 suitcase + 1 handbag per person),an extended service also for all the souvenirs you will buy along the way. The van also has two seats for passengers in case of need or for rest of the motorcycle trip!
A detailed road book with all the information and a map with the itinerary well marked.
Insurance covering most any medical issue during the trip including, doctors, ambulance, hospital and any appropriate family travel.
IS NOT INCLUDED:
Fuel for your motorcycle.
Tolls on motorways.
Entrance tickets to museums or other touristic sites.
Tips and gratuities
All meals except welcome and farewell dinners.
National and international flights
We also suggest that anyone traveling abroad for one of our tours consider purchasing "travel insurance". It can eliminate worry from unexpected situations that can arise in any travel plan.
TERMS OF PAYMENT:
Advanced payment of 1000 euro to be paid at the moment of the reservation (The deposit will be completely refundable in the event that we do not reach the minimum number of participants or in an agreed manner between the parties, if the tour will be made in modality different with different services).
Balance to be paid 60 days before the departure date subject to confirmation by our organization
Up to 60 days before the start date, the advanced payment is kept for the entire following season as credit towards a tour or a rental.
From the 59th day to the 15th day before the start date, you lose the advanced payment. The balance is kept for the entire following season towards a tour or a rental.
From the 15th day before the start date, you lose the 50% of the total amount. The other 50% is kept for the entire following season towards a tour or a rental.
Thank you for choosing us and hoping to have given you an unforgettable trip, Hp Motorrad invites you to consult our updated list of tour proposals. We are waiting for you for your next adventure.
TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION BY SHAULA VIAGGI SRL
R.E.AMI 1453944 - Licenza agenzia di viaggio Nr. 55796 Polizza RC NOBIS ASSICURAZIONI SPA pol. N. 1505000151/F
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