Pisa to Sicily
A sensational ride down the Mediterranean coast of Italy from the iconic leaning tower, finishing with a day in Sicily. There is a rest day in Pompeii, to fully explore this most iconic of sites, or an option to take a ride (self-guided) to Sorrento and beyond.
Back by popular demand, we are pleased to introduce our iconic Italian trip… and what a trip! Offering similar challenges to the existing Land’s End to John O’Groats and Channel to the Med rides, the route offers spectacular scenery, superb cuisine, a ‘warts and all’ view of less travelled parts of Italy, and a very good chance of unbroken sunshine!
Guest must make their own way to Pisa Airport, from where we will provide transport to our centrally located hotel where we will spend our first night. Our route takes us to the coastal road before heading inland to enjoy the beautiful Tuscan fields and villas. As we approach Rome we pass Lake Bracciano before squeezing past the city for a night just south of Fiumincino.
Once south of Rome we follow the coast road before once again heading inland to skirt the bustling sprawl of Naples. Our rest day is spent in Pompeii so no shortage of things to see and do! After a well-deserved rest we begin 3 shorter but hilly days as we climb over the hills to Amalfi and then follow the Amalfi coast. The descent into Amalfi must rate as one the greatest switchbacks anywhere in the world and an incredible ride!
Eventually the terrain becomes flatter with many tunnels and viaducts to ease the way as we head down to the foot of Italy, before boarding a ferry for the short crossing to Messina and a final day of riding along the southern Sicilian coast to Catania from where, after a good night’s rest, we fly home.
As well as hotel accommodation we are including a camping option and where better to enjoy some time under canvas?
For the even more sporty among you, try our 9 challenge day trip.
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