18 May 2016

The most beautiful motorbike routes

Travels
Author
Carl

Finally, the warm season long awaited by all the riders is around the corner. Sun, landscapes and sunsets make this period unique for those who can’t wait to get onto the saddle and enjoy a nice trip. We have selected the most beautiful itineraries to ride by motorbike. Start your engines and discover them with us!

US COAST TO COAST

Let’s start with the itinerary that is considered a must by the lovers of the two wheels: the coast to coast that crosses horizontally the US, an unforgettable journey of 6900 kilometres.

You set off from New York, where we recommend you stop at least 3 or 4 days to take your time to enjoy the main attractions of the Big Apple: the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Chinatown, Little Italy, the Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Soho, Broadway, Wall Street.

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The second stage includes a visit to the impressive and world-famous Niagara Falls, in Canada, which you reach via Buffalo. Leaving behind the waterfalls, you then go back to America going through Detroit to finally reach the third stage, Chicago, the capital of the blues. Among the most interesting attractions of the city there are the Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue, the shopping street par excellence, and the John Hancock Center.

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From Chicago, then, you drive up to Colorado, where the magnificent view of the Rocky Mountains unfolds before the bikers’ eyes. The Garden of the Gods, a park of red rocky peaks that reach the height of 180 metres, is world-famous: a true spectacle.

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The journey continues to Northern Arizona: here is the Grand Canyon. These are extremely fascinating places. We strongly recommend that you visit the parks in Utah: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, with its huge rocky red peaks, the Petrified Forest, which is located in the Painted Desert.

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You then head towards the dissolute Las Vegas, the city of gambling and excesses, to then cross the Death Valley and finally reach Los Angeles, the centre of California.

The last stop of this American route is San Francisco: riding across the Golden Gate Bridge on your bike is definitely the culmination of a dream trip come true!

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APULIA: from Bari to Lecce

The second itinerary that we propose is in the wonderful heel of Italy’s boot that has inspired poets, writers and directors: Apulia.

This itinerary has as its starting point the city of Bari: one day is enough to visit the city and enjoy its seafront and its good food.

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A few kilometres south you reach Polignano, one of the most charming places of the whole Apulia region, with its terraces overlooking the sea and its breathtaking views.

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Then, off again to reach the not-to-be-missed town of Alberobello dominated by its trulli. After spending a night in one of these characteristic buildings, you go through the Itria Valley, a true spectacle for those travelling by motorbike: rural landscapes, trulli, dry stone walls, expanses of ancient olive trees. And you mustn’t miss a small overnight stop in Ostuni, the charming white town.

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The itinerary that we propose ends with two final stages in Salento: Lecce and Porto Cesareo, one of the first seaside resorts in Salento.

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SPAIN along the Pyrenees.

The last route that we propose is located on Spanish soil. This is a very rich tour that allows you to reach the French border and catch sight of the Pyrenees.

You leave from Barcelona: to visit it we recommend you stay in the city at least two nights. After visiting it, you will be ready to set off along the secondary and panoramic roads that take you to Andorra, a European micro-state located on the border between Spain and France, just at the foot of the Pyrenees.

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The next stage is Pamplona, which can be reached along beautiful winding roads with breathtaking landscapes. Pamplona is the chief town of Navarre and one of the most famous cities of Spain because of the San Fermin Bullfight, which had among its fans the writer Ernest Hemingway and which each year attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world.

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After visiting Pamplona, you can set off towards San Sebastian, the last stage, famous for its beaches and beautiful promenade.

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