Lazio by motorbike - Itinerary on the Aurunci Mountains

A wonderful road with spectacular views overlooking the sea: from Ceprano through the massif of the Aurunci Mountains to the Gulf of Gaeta.

panorama gaeta aurunci mountains
Photo by Gabriele Altimari

There are many beauties of this itinerary to be discovered by motorbike: the Aurunci Mountains, the sea of Gaeta, the ancient village of Campodimele.

This is how the SR82 regional road looks like that from Ceprano takes you to the sea, through the massif of the Aurunci Mountains: a setting of incomparable beauty on the Gulf of Gaeta, to the north towards the Liri valley and to the south towards the fertile plain of the Garigliano.

Length30 Km
connectionCampodimele - Gaeta
Winter closure-
Road conditions and notesMediocre - Beware of potholes

Content index

  1. Liri Valley
  2. Itri
  3. Gaeta
  4. Information and map

Starting from Ceprano, the road will rise steadily until it reaches 1.300 meters above sea level. There is no shortage of curves (watch out for the gravel!) But above all it is nature that will leave you surprised. Your trip will be accompanied by the typical Mediterranean scrub, given the proximity to the sea, with its strong scents and summer flavor.

Liri Valley

The road climbs through the Liri Valley to the town of Campodimele, a small town at 647 meters. The village holds some interesting ones historical testimonies such as monastery of Sant'Onofrio built in the 90th century. The walk along the medieval walls restored in the XNUMX's is also suggestive and pleasant fame of Campodimele is due to having one of the longest-lived populations of Italy with a high average age for both women and men (84 years and 77 years respectively). And then why not stop and try some of the delicious dishes that the local cuisine, rich and genuine, offers you?

Itri

Continue towards the sea, always accompanied by an incredible nature. Those who want to venture into walks and trekking on the many paths of the park, will be lucky enough to see diurnal birds of prey such as the peregrine falcon and the buzzard, or discover the numerous caves in the area. Once in the town of Itri, typically looking medieval, perched as it is around the bulk of theimposing castle, we recommend a short stop to visit the Old Town, the Convent of St. Francis (dating back to 1324) and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, completely restored after the heavy bombings of the last world war. In addition to Castle we can admire the interesting Church of St. Michael the Archangel dating back to the XNUMXth century. The Itri Banditry Museum.

Towards the sea

From here on begins the spectacle of the road that leads to Gaeta. Curve after curve, for about ten kilometers you will be torn between driving with that breathtaking view in your eyes or stopping to photograph it. The choice and the emotions that this road and these places will give you are up to you. And if you want to go back and change your way, you can try the road that from Circeo takes you to the Castelli Romani.

Where to sleep and eat

Map

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