Amalfi Coast and Southern Italy
Motorcycle Tours Italy
21 - 29 April, 2017
Riding on 2 wheels through the chic Mediterranean towns of Amalfi, Positano & Ravello is unforgettable. The visions of historical Matera and witnessing the devastation of Pompei are without words. The exciting and picturesque coastal road of the Gargano Promontory in Puglia makes this trip almost surreal. Ride the Italian “coast to coast” from Abruzzi to Lazio through the dramatic back-roads of the Abruzzese Pennines is one of the gem of the trip!
And once the sun has set, pulling off your boots and relaxing in a four star hotel, eating great food, enjoying superb wine, and exploring what the local night-life has to offer.
This fabulous tour includes 6 riding days and one free day in Matera.
The tour starts and ends in Rome which allows easy planning to extend your visit to this fabulous city should you want to.
Enrico Grassi, Tour Leader and Founder of Hear the Road has spent many hours discovering the riding routes and the extraordinary hospitality to leave you with a Holiday Adventure you will always remember with a smile.
|Amalfi Coast and Southern Italy in a glance|
Where We Ride – What We See – What We Hear
A private car will transfer you from the airport to the hotel where you will find your Hear The Road host Enrico, waiting to give you a warm Italian welcome. Late morning/early afternoon arrival is recommended.
After you’ve put your luggage in the room and take a good refreshing shower, we convene in the bar of the hotel for a “Meet and Greet” with your tour colleagues. Enrico gives you a general briefing of the tour and will be very glad to answer to all your questions.
Finally we are ready to go to pick up the bikes and bring them to the hotel garage. Then we go all together to taste the “Welcome Dinner”, where you’ll learn more about what to expect for the next exciting week.
Overnight is in Rome.
Highlights: Meet you bike, Welcome Dinner.
We leave Rome heading east towards Subiaco where we stop to visit the Abbey of Saint Benedict. Back on the bikes we ride the narrow scenic road that brings us to Jenne (passing through many natural tunnels dug into the mountain!), and then to Guarcino.
After a nice lunch in Altipiani di Arcinazzo, and our batteries re-charged, we are ready… for a great plunge towards the Mediterranean Sea.
Overnight in Sperlonga.
Highlights: Abbey of Saint Benedict, Plain of Arcinazzo, Sperlonga.
We leave Sperlonga heading South towards Pompei where we stop to visit this famous archaeological site. Pompei is one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization, and, like an open book, provides outstanding information on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past.
Back on the bikes we head South again to reach the Costiera Amalfitana.
Our overnight is in beautiful Ravello.
Highlights: Visit of Pompei.
Today we fall in love with the colors and the fragrances of the Costiera Amalfitana. A day of pure pleasure: riding on the dramatic coastline roads, having lunch on a beautiful terrace facing the sea at Marina di Cantone, shopping in beautiful city of Positano, drinking an aperitif while sitting at the table of a characteristic bar, waiting for the sun to set into the sea. But there is also time to visit the Factory of the Pasta in Gragnano, where they still make Pasta following old traditions…What else?
Overnight again in Ravello.
Highlights: Factory of Pasta in Gragnano, Marina di Cantone, Amalfi Coast, Positano, Amalfi.
We leave Ravello heading south for the last unforgettable ride on the Costiera Amalfitana that brings us to Vietri sul Mare.
Time for a coffee before we challenge the winding roads of the Parco Nazionale del Cilento. We spend the night in Matera, home of the most outstanding, intact example of a Troglodyte (cave dweller) settlement in the Mediterranean region, perfectly adapted to its terrain and ecosystem.
Our overnight is in Matera.
Highlights: Amalfi Coast, Cilento National Park.
There is so much to see and do in Matera, so we chose this as our ‘Free’ day, where you can visit the town on your own. There are lots of historic buildings to visit as well as some wonderful shopping, Italian style! For those who prefer to ride, we’ve organized an afternoon ride led by Enrico that leaves from and returns to our hotel.
Overnight is in Matera.
Highlights: Visit of Matera
Today is the last day on the coastline roads of Southern Italy, so it has to be a great day! Before reaching the coast we visit the magnificent Castel del Monte, that was built directly on a rocky bank, in some places cropping out, and is famous for its octagonal shape.
Finally, we reach the stunning roads of the Gargano Promontory, with its dramatic cliffs that plunge into the Adriatic Sea. On the way, we pass through the villages of Vieste and Rodi.
Our overnight is in Termoli.
Highlights: Castel del Monte, Gargano Promontory, Vieste.
We leave Termoli heading west towards Rome. This is the “Italian coast to coast” from East to West, that brings us through 3 spectacular regions: Molise, Abruzzo and Lazio. We ride along beautiful mountains roads, till we reach the village of Anversa Degli Abruzzi. It is here that we join the highway that brings us back to Rome. After returning the bikes, we arrive back at the hotel in time to freshen up before our final fabulous dinner together celebrating this wonderful Italian motorcycle experience.
Overnight in Rome.
Highlights: Scanno, Abruzzo National Park, Farewell Dinner.
Time to say, “Arrivederci” to our new friends, collect the souvenirs and cameras and pack the bags. After breakfast, guests will be transferred to the airport.
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|Rider in Shared Room||Rider in Single Room||Couple|
Motorcycle Class 1
BMW G650 GS – BMW F700 GS – BMW F800 R
MOTO GUZZI V7
|€ 3.670||€ 4.080||€ 6.120|
Motorcycle Class 2
BMW F800 GS – BMW F800 GT - DUCATI SCRAMBLER
|€ 3.820||€ 4.230||€ 6.250|
Motorcycle Class 3
BMW R1200GS – BMW NINET – BMW R1200R
BMW R1200 RS – DUCATI HYPERSTRADA
|€ 3.860||€ 4.270||€ 6.290|
Motorcycle Class 4
BMW S1000 XR – BMW R1200 RT - BMW R1200 GS ADV
|€ 3.910||€ 4.320||€ 6.430|
Motorcycle Class 5
BMW S1000 R – DUCATI MONSTER 1200
DUCATI MULTISTRADA - DUCATI DIAVEL
|€ 4.110||€ 4.520||€ 6.540|
Motorcycle Class 6
BMW K1600 GLT
|€ 4.190||€ 4.600||€ 6.620|
||€ 2.740||€ 3.150||€ 5.170|
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“Enrico has a great attitude and very good people skills. I love it when the business owner heads the tour himself – more than just an employee.”
“This was a FABulous experience for me. Un. For. Gettable. Thirteen of us on ten bikes saw some ah-MAY-zing scenery (a gazillion Amalfi switchbacks, wonderful coastal views), ate delicious local foods, enjoyed wonderful side tours (Pompeii, Capri, pasta factory, cheese maker) and stayed in some absolutely jaw-dropping boutique hotels.”
“Enrico, I can’t thank you enough for the amazing trip and riding, it has been truly amazing. I am glad you have followed your passion and can enliven people to share your beautiful country on two wheels and the breeze blowing through their soul. I definitely heard the road and will be back for more of you amazing hospitality and great humour. A truly amazing and memorable experience. Thank you isn’t enough, but thank you greatly.”
Creation of the tour: Associazione Culturale Hear The Road.
Organization and marketing: Hear The Road srl.