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The most beautiful coastlines of the Mediterranean Sea

The motorcycle tour goes from Rome to the blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea and to the shining oranges of Sicily citrus trees.

The most beautiful coastlines of the Mediterranean Sea
We start by riding on the south coast of Lazio, a very often neglected part of Italy by riders in a hurry to reach the Amalfi coast and Cilento.  For example Sperlonga, a very nice fishing village perched on a cliff, where we shall spend one night.
Then we follow on to the Amalfi coast.
We will visit Ravello and Positano: two major attractions of the Amalfi coast.
We’ll overnight in the fishing village of Maratea before our ferry goes to Sicily.
During our rest day in Taormina, you can explore the narrow, twisting streets of its beautiful hillside villages. We will show you a scenic ride around the mountains and Etna Volcano.
We will visit the sites of the ancient Greeks : The Valley of Temples, which encompasses the largest collection of ancient Greek temples and ruins outside of Greece. Mafia buffs will want to visit the historic villages of Prizzi and Corleone.
After a lot of curves we will reach Catania at the foot of Mount Etna where we will stop the tour with the last “granita” and a sweet croissant saluting the south of Italy and its colors.

Prices per person with rented motorcycle

11 Day tour Couple in
double room
Couple in <br>double room
Rider
Twin Share
Rider <br>Twin Share
Riding solo in
single room
Riding solo in <br>single room
Band 1
BMW F 800 GS
3.650€ 4.400€ 4.540€
Band 2
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 R
BMW R 1200 RT
DUCATI Multistrada 1200
3.780€ 4.550€ 4.660€
Band 3
Guzzi California 1400 Touring
4.050€ 4.850€ 4.960€
Price per person with own motorcycle
Own moto
2.500€ 2.780€ 3.100€
Day Route KM MILES Hours*
1. Arrival in Rome - - 0
2. Roma - Pompei 315 195 4-5
3. Pompei - Sapri/Maratea 335 208 5-6
4. Rest Day Sapri/Maratea - - 0
5. Sapri/Maratea - Tropea 280 173 3-4
6. Tropea - Taormina 160 99 2-3
7. Rest Day Taormina - - 0
8. Taormina - Cefalù 310 192 4-5
9. Cefalù - Agrigento 258 160 3-4
10. Agrigento - Catania 304 188 4-5
11. Departure from Catania - - 0
(*) Hours based on ride time, excludes break and activities
What is included

  • Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage, bike with side cases, locks and alarm, plus tubeless repair kit. The bike rental prices include costs for public-liability insurance and assistance in case of break-down. Vehicle insurance with deductible according to the booked motorcycle model
  • Extra insurances for the bikes can be added on
  • All overnights in comfortable hotels during the entire tour, breakfast every day
  • 8 Dinner, 2 picnics/lunches
  • Guide on motorcycle.The guide is there as a point of reference and to facilitate things during your trip. You can ride following him or decide to seek your own way. You will always be able to reach him on his mobile phone in case of need or get advice during riding breaks
  • Support van for luggage transportation (1 piece for person) and limited space for passengers who wish to take a rest during the tour
  • Map and Tour information package about the hotel, the sights and AIMTO Tips

What is not included

  • fuel for your motorcycle and motorway tolls and ferries
  • entrance to museums or other sites 
  • gratuities and tips
  • beverage with your dinners 
  • all services not mentioned as included and all items of personal nature

Day 1: Arrival in Rome
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Arrival preferably by 12.00 noon. Transfer from the airport to the hotel is available, if needed. The first afternoon you are free to visit the city on your own. In the evening you will have a briefing of the trip and we will give you the travel pack - a detailed road book. The meeting will be a good opportunity to get to know each other before starting the motorcycle tour. Overnight in Rome.


Day 2: Roma - Pompei
195 mi / 315 km

From Rome you will go along the ancient consular roads, going through the Alban Hills and you will gradually move towards the Lazio Coast by skirting the Circeo National Park. The next stage is the region of Campania with the mythical city of Pompei. Be prepared to discover a magnificent mosaic of nature and history, environments and traditions.


Day 3: Pompei - Sapri/Maratea
208 mi / 335 km

We will ride our bikes, from Pompei to Sapri along the Amalfi Coast and the area of Cilento. The reasons why this coast that overlooks the Gulf of Sorrento was declared part of the Unesco World Heritage portray the Amalfi Coast as “an authentic example of Mediterranean landscape with exceptional cultural and natural values that are the result of a dramatic topography and its historic evolution”. Great words to say that here, after every twist of a road dropping steeply to the sea you can find a different landscape with a unique feature: beauty. Suggestion: the Sorrento peninsula and the Amalfi part of the tour impose a careful drive and a limited speed because of various reasons (landscape and viability): be prudent!


Day 4: Rest Day Sapri/Maratea
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Maratea is the unique "mouth" of Basilicata in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its origins date back to the Bronze Age. The village is located on the hillside of Mount Saint Biagio, overlooking the Gulf of Policastro with its beautiful beaches. On the side of the shore there is a panoramic viewpoint with the Statue of the Saviour that was created by the sculptor Bruno Innocenti. Along the shore you can admire many watchtowers built in the XVIth century. In the seaside resort you can visit the striking caves of Maratea. You can’t forget to visit the ancient village and the small square above it.


Day 5: Sapri/Maratea - Tropea
173 mi / 280 km

You will visit Calabria, a region between mountains and sea, in a perfect itinerary that starts from Saint Nicola Arcella with its splendid creeks. You will go down along the coast to Tropea, and go along the coast of Cedars without leaving out the deviations towards the inland. The Coast of the Cedars, called like this due to the cultivation of particular citrus fruits used in the preparation of drinks and candies, is the name that identifies the beautiful region of Calabria.


Day 6: Tropea - Taormina
99 mi / 160 km

From the turquoise beaches of Tropea to the shining orange of Sicily citrus trees, a transition itinerary between Calabria and Sicily, without the attentive observer will be amazed by the contrasts of colors, habits and panoramas.


Day 7: Rest Day Taormina
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You can spend the morning relaxing on the beach of the Naxos Gardens. The most famous part of the boardwalk is undoubtedly in the territory of Mazzarò where there is the imposing rock of Isola Bella, in the middle of crystal clear water, surrounded by a dozen of hotels and resorts. It is a tiny islet naturally linked to land by a thin strip of sand. It once was the home of Ferdinando I of Bourbon. In Mazzarò, you can reach the historic center of Taormina in few minutes thanks to the funicular railway, that is active up to late at night and takes passengers right into the center of the city.


Day 8: Taormina - Cefalù
192 mi / 310 km

In the Etnean territory along the spectacular segment of coast overlooking the Ionio Sea between Catania and Taormina there are picturesque seaside villages and well-known seaside resorts. However, the distinguishing feature of this area is not the sea: it is the Ethna, “a muntagna” (Sicilian dialect), the unique one, loved and hated by all the inhabitants of the towns on the hillside of mount Ethna; you can’t cross it; you can just circumnavigate it, through vineyards, hazelnut groves, pistachio groves, apple orchards, olive groves, all crossed by a dense network of narrow streets bordered by dry walls in volcanic stone. At a later stage, you will visit the Madonie with its silences and mountain views.


Day 9: Cefalù - Agrigento
160 mi / 258 km

From the Tyrrhenian Sea you will drive through the heart of Sicily, passing through the Norman city of Palermo, its wonders, its lively center, its mysterious catacombs and the social contrasts that the Mafia has produced. You will visit Corleone, Prizzi and a sparsely populated but fascinating part of Siciliy.


Day 10: Agrigento - Catania
188 mi / 304 km

We will visit the Southern Coast: from Agrigento to Catania, ranging from landscapes, art, ancient times to modern industry. In the final stage of the trip you will bring back your motorcycles. The night will be dedicated to Sicilian cuisine and goodbyes.


Day 11: Departure from Catania
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Departure day with possibility to organize transfer to the airport. You can prolong your stay in order to visit Catania and its surroundings or book some additional services as required. (visit to cities and museums).


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Tour Info

Start/Finish
Rome/Catania
Nearest airports
Roma Fiumicino - Catania
Duration of tour
11 vacation days, 9 riding days
Overall distance and route
Total distance 1300 miles (2100 km). The entire route runs on good asphalt roads. Road side stop along the Amalfi Coast.
Accomodation
Beautiful hotels with special flair of the region
Rest day
Sapri - Taormina
Highlights
Roma, Castel Gandolfo, Sperlonga, Gaeta, Pompei, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri sul mare, Paestum, Palinuro, Marina di Camerota, Sapri, Maratea, Tropea, Messina, Taormina, Cefalù, Monreale, Prizzi, Agrigento (Valley of Temples), Caltagirone, Siracusam Augusta, Catania
Notes:

The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days for tour start and end. Depending on the country you start in, you may have to leave a day early, subsequently, you will arrive one day later back home.  
This is the route for the tour that starts in Rome. If you choose to begin your journey in Catania, the itinerary will be reversed. Book your flights accordingly! Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.
 
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Min. numbers of participants: 8
Tour grading
Moderate
Riding hours/day
4-5