Recommended periods: March/June - September/October
An unforgettable motorcycle tour in the Southern of Italy with an incredible Mediterranean cuisine and an exciting history. Bleached by the sun and bathed by the surrounding seas, this is the oldest Italy, rich in history and art, complex and contradictory, a land with a soul.
Starting from Rome, the route enters the heart of the Italian Apennines along winding, scenic, desolate roads that cut through these razor-sharp mountains, the "backbone" of southern Italy. Stop in Montecassino, scenery of one of the most famous battles of the Second World War and seat of one of the most famous abbeys in the world, before continuing towards Basilicata. The New York Times defines it as "the most guarded secret garden in Italy, revered for its beautiful beaches and ancient cities, to be visited before the world discovers it". You will visit and stay overnight in Matera, the city of the "Sassi", European Capital of Culture 2019, UNESCO World Heritage Site, a well-deserved reputation due to a difficult history, but won thanks to the indisputable beauty of the site. You will then continue in an uncontaminated landscape, between mountains and depopulated villages that follow one another along the way to the Tyrrhenian coast until you reach Maratea, where stands the imposing statue of Christ the Redeemer, high on a spur of rock to dominate one of the most spectacular stretches of the Tyrrhenian Sea. From here, along one of the most beautiful coastal roads in Italy, you will enter the National Park of Cilento, the real surprise of this journey, with the SS18, to give wild landscapes, breathtaking curves, on an asphalt almost perfect and with almost non-existent traffic, how much beauty for a place that few know, prepare for the extraordinary! We need only Positano, on the Amalfi Coast, to visit. You will visit also the beautiful villages overlooking the sea and the ancient city of Pompeii, before returning to Rome, the "Eternal City".
8 days/7 nights (6 riding days)
km 1338/miles 931
Day 1: Welcome to Rome!
Day 2: from Rome to Cassino - km 257/miles 160
Highlights: altipiani di Arcinazzo, monti Simbruini, Montecassino
Day 3: from Cassino to Matera - km 318/miles 198
Highlights: ss90, le Murge, Gravina di Puglia
Day 4: from Matera to Maratea - km 268/miles 166
Highlights: ss7, Dolomiti Lucane, Accettura, Sinnica, Maratea
Day 5: from Maratea to Positano - km 270/miles 168
Highlights: ss18, Parco Nazionale Cilento, Acciaroli, caseificio Di Lascio
Day 6: from Positano to Pompei - km 117/miles 73
Day 7: from Positano to Rome km 359/miles 223
Highlights: penisola Sorrentina
Day 8: Farewall!
Thanks, see you on the next motorcycle tour with HP Motorrad Official Travel!
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