- Cycle and sail the Amalfi Coast, Capri and Ischia.
- Visit the Roman ruins of Pompeii,preserved since 79 A.D.
- Take a ride to Ravello, famed for its villas, Piazza Vescovado and cathedral.
- Visit Naples, the home of pizza, and walk up the Spaccanapoli.
- Pedal through the famous lemon groves of the Amalfi Coast.
Cycle and sail the Gulf of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, from Pompeii to Amalfi and Vietri, and the islands of Capri and Ischia. You will enjoy a trip filled with fresh authentic cuisine, like a deep fried Napoli calzone, idyllic views, and relaxation (and of course cycling).
Walk and cycle along cobbled lanes of Amalfi, Ravello and Capri. Be captivated by the scent of orange and lemon blossoms and jasmine. Making stops in every major attraction of the area there will be plenty of photo and sight seeing opportunities, from the preserved city of Pompeii, to the pink town of Positano, and the Spaccanapoli.
Day 1: Castellammare
If you arrive early enough, enjoy the afternoon exploring Castellammare di Stabia, maybe visit the castle, or the city of Naples itself! With excellent transport from Naples to Marina di Castellammare di Stabia, you will board your floating hotel at 6PM. After you have unpacked and settled in enjoy a welcome drink, dinner and your first night aboard.
Overnight: Marina di Castellammare di Stabia
Day 2: Cycle trip to Pompeii and Sorrento
Cycle to the open air archaeological site of ancient Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site, preserved since 79 A.D. by volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius. While you’re there be sure to explore the 'House of the Faun' and the 'Beware the Dog' mosaic recently restored and back on show. Return to the caique and depart for Sorrento, where you will enjoy a walking visit of the town before dinner aboard the boat.
Cycle: 14 km
Overnight: Marina di Cassano/Sorrento
Day 3: Cycle to Amalfi
Bike along the Sorrento coast, crossing the 'Passo San Pietro', which marks the start of the Amalfi coast. Cycle the road overlooking the sea to Positano with its colourful houses arranged like an amphitheatre to face the sea. In Amalfi visit the Cloister of Paradise and amble along the narrow streets lined with the white houses of fishermen. Enjoy a dinner at one of the many restaurants in town, you should really try a 'Peperoni Imbottiti' if you can find it on the menu.
Cycle: 34 km
Overnight: Port Amalfi
Day 4: Cycle to Vietri
Continue your cycling journey along the coast passing through the villages of Minori, Maiori and Cetara. On the way you can also make a side trip to Ravello, stroll through the beautiful gardens that promise picture-postcard views of the coast. Or visit the cathedral where the blood of St. Pantaleone liquefies each year on July 27th. Here you can enjoy a view of the Gulf of Salerno and the Cilento mountains. Return along the road to Vietri and board the boat to head towards Capri.
Cycle: 27 or 37 km
Overnight: Cetara Harbor
Day 5: Capri
Today you will sail to the island of Capri in the morning and discover its sheer beauty on foot. You will stroll through the city’s famous 'Piazzetta' and continue on to view the Faraglioni. From Capri, you will enjoy a wonderful panorama of the Gulf of Naples dominated by Vesuvius in the background. If you have time try to visit the Certosa di San Giacomo, a church turned museum that house two statues recovered from the Grotta Azzurra.
Cycle: None, explore Capri on foot!
Overnight: Port Ischia Casamicciola
Day 6: Ischia
Surrounded by thermo-mineral springs that flow into the ocean, Ischia is known as the “Green Island” for its rich Mediterranean vegetation, vineyards and pine trees. As you cycle across the west part of the island you will pass through small villages, maybe visit some of the little museums along the way. Your cycling ends in the village of Sant’ Angelo.
Cycle: 18 km
Overnight: Port Ischia Sant'Angelo
Day 7: Procida and Solfatara volcano
Sail to Procida where you will enjoy a walking visit to the town and San Michele Abbey. After returning to the boat you will continue onwards to Pozzuoli, in the bay of Naples. Visit the historical centre on foot, visiting the Roman amphitheatre, one of the most important ones of the roman empire. Upon returning to the boat you head towards the Marina di Castellammare di Stabia.
Overnight: Marina di Castellammare di Stabia
Day 8: Disembarkation & Onward Travel
After enjoying one last breakfast disembark at 9AM. Depending on your onward travel plans maybe spend a few days on the coast. We would be happy to arrange additional nights for you.
On your 7 night island hopping boat and bike tour you will stay in one of two 4* caique boats, the Maria Giovanna or the Deiya Deniz, dependent on departure dates. Built in Turkey using the ancient art of Turkish shipwrights, the boats are solid structures of pine and mahogany.
Both caiques are fitted with air conditioning and comfortable inner spaces such as the spacious dinette. Guests can also take advantage of a large solarium and lie down on comfortable beach mattresses enjoying the sound of the sea. The stern deck provides a wide and elegant lounge.The Deniz
This boat is 24 meter long and 6.6 meter wide motor caique as well. There is a total of 5 cabins, 4 double and 1 twin, the boat can accommodate a total of 10 people.
All cabins are equipped with air conditioning and private toilet and 1/4 bathtub shower box, hairdryer, and hot and cold water. There is also air conditioning, TV and hi-fi, storage space including a safe, and portholes, these cannot be opened.
A 24 meter long, 6.6 meter wide motor caique, this boat provides big charm and extreme comfort for your holiday. There is a total of 5 cabins, 3 double and 2 twin, and the boat can accommodate a total of 10 people.
All cabins are equipped with air conditioning and private services, hairdryer, and hot and cold water. There is also air conditioning, TV and hi-fi, storage space including a safe, and portholes, these cannot be opened.
Single Cabins & Solo Cyclists
If you require a single cabin or are traveling solo we are happy to arrange a single cabin, which is subject to a supplementary payment.
All meals are included from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8, except for 1 dinner in Amalfi. Your food is locally sourced and will be an excellent combination of fresh seafood, vegetables and cheeses, pasta, and meat to create authentic and delicious meals throughout your trip.
Departures are every week from end April to end June and from end August to mid-October. Contact us as soon as your travel dates are confirmed to finalize your booking as this trip is popular.
Do I need
Absolutely not! You can sit back
and relax on deck.
Route Notes & Maps
Each ride will be guided so you don't have to worry about finding your way.
The daily distance is between 14 and 39 km. There is ample time for the bike tours to be completed at a leisurely pace as your guide will stop at all major points of interest along the way.
Bikes - Included
21 gear hybrid bikes equipped with mudguards, bike stand, rear pannier and handle bar bag, tire pump and puncture repair kit. E-bikes can be hired as an extra cost if you would like a little extra pedal power.
If you would like a little
assistance, Ebikes are available for a supplementary payment.
Please do supply us with your
height when selecting your bike.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Bike that you have
suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency
evacuation and hospital care.
The distances and sailing schedules are approximations of the recommended
routes. We reserve the right to make appropriate changes to the route and
sailings depending on local weather conditions.
Getting to/from Castellammare
By plane: From Naples Capodichino airport, take the Alibus to Naples train station, then follow instructions in the section “by train”.
By train: From Naples train station take the Circumvesuviana train and stop at Castellammare Centrale station, then take a taxi to the Marina di Castellammare di Stabia. The bus and train is about €20.
By taxi: It is possible to book a private transfer from Naples airport or central train station to the marina: €80,00/one way, 1-4 persons or €100/one way, 5-8 persons.
By car: From Naples continue on the A3 highway in the direction of Pompei – Salerno, exit at Castellammare di Stabia, take the SS145 in the direction of Castellammare, turn right in via Ripuaria, at the Stop turn left in Via Napoli and then turn right in Traversa Varo. Once you have passed the level-crossing turn left in Corso de Gasperi, and after 200 meters you arrive at the entrance of the Marina.
Parking: you can park your car in the Marina of Castellammare di Stabia. Guarded parking is €50 for the week, this will be increased to €80 for 2017, a reservation is not necessary.
- 7 night en-suite double cabin
- All meals (except 1 dinner in Amalfi)
- Bike hire
- English speaking guide
- Information pack
- 24/7 local partner and UK telephone support
- Travel to/from Naples/Castellammare
- Entrance fees (museums, parks, monuments)
- 1 Dinner in Amalfi
- Travel Insurance
- Personal equipment and expenditure
- E-bike Upgrade
- Single Cabin/Solo traveller supplement
- Additional nights before or after tour
We are often asked the following questions, so hope that you will find the answers useful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions or for more advice from our team.
How far in advance do I need to book?
Due to the limited number of sailings, we suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalised to secure your cabin.
How fit do I need to be?
This trip is graded easy to moderate, there is a total of 103km cycled. The cycling days are broken up with plenty of opportunities to stop for coffee in village plazas, panoramic photo shots and a the chance to take a refreshing dip! As much of the riding is coastal you will encounter shallow sections of hillier roads so it is a good idea to get out on your bike for a couple of back-to-back days in the lead up to your holiday. Remember, you can always book an Ebike bike if you would like a little assistance hills and longer rides.
When is the best time of year?
Traditionally April to June is the best time to visit the Amalfi Coast as the weather is not too hot, the spring flowers are in bloom, and you can enjoy the first dips of the season. May is considered the best month to visit, with perfect temperatures, lush blooms and few tourists.
What personal equipment do I need?
Our pre-departure information pack has detailed advice and a kit list on what to take. You’ll need to wear a helmet, which are not supplied so please bring your own. If you have any questions about what to take then we’d be happy to share our own top tips and advice.
What happens if I want a day off the bike?
You’re more than welcome to relax on deck as the ship sails to the next meeting point. Depending on the daily scheduled there should also be enough time to get out and explore on foot.