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Italy Bike & Boat: the Amalfi Coast & the Gulf of Naples - The Mariagiovanna

8 Days & 7 Nights 5 Read 2 reviews
  • 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 sightseeing opportunities, from the preserved city of Pompeii to the pink town of Positano.

What To Expect

This guided cycling tour is graded easy to moderate. There is a maximum of 10 people that can be accommodated on the caique, meaning you will be cycling in a small group. The distances are short, averaging 30km and follow rolling coastal roads. There is plenty of time for sightseeing, and days off from cycling to explore towns on foot. Evenings promise relaxation, delicious food, and stunning sunsets onboard your intimate boat.

Tour Style:

Small Group Guided | Benefit from an expert leader and join a group of like-minded adventurers.

Activity:

Bike and Boat | A combination of cycling and cruising or sailing, your overnight accommodation will be on boat or barge style accommodation.

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travelers

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveler this tour would be suitable for is: 12 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Foodie Adventures
  • Elegance & Unique Stays
  • Historical Journeys
  • Coastal & Island

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Activity Level & Terrain

This tour is rated easy to moderate and is suitable for those in good physical condition. The daily distances range between 25 - 35 km and there are elevation gains and losses between 40 - 700 meters. Although you will be cycling along coastal mountain routes, the distances are fairly short leaving you with plenty of time to complete the day’s cycling and still have time to stop for visits in villages along the way. The terrain consists of coastal and country roads, there are no dedicated cycle paths along the Amalfi Coast and all roads are shared with other traffic. It is therefore important to always be mindful of other road users. There is also walking involved on Capri (Day 5) and in Procida and Pozzuoli (Day 7). 

Navigation

As each ride is guided (English and Italian speaking guides!) you don't have to worry about finding your way. 

Accommodations

On your 7-night island-hopping bike and boat adventure you will be staying on 4* caique boat "the Maria Giovanna". A 24 meter long, 6.6-meter wide motor caique, this boat provides big charm and extreme comfort for your holiday. Built in Turkey using the ancient art of Turkish shipwrights, the boat is a solid structure of pine and mahogany. There are a total of 5 cabins: 3 x Double Cabin and 2 x Twin Cabin, the boat can accommodate a total of 10 people resulting in a very unique experience. All comfortable cabins are equipped with air conditioning, private services, hairdryer, a TV, storage space including a safe, and portholes which cannot be opened for safety reasons.

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.

Meals

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.

Included
  • 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
Excluded
  • Travel to/from Naples/Castellammare
  • Entrance fees (museums, parks, monuments)
  • 1 Dinner in Amalfi
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal equipment and expenditure
Extras
  • E-bike Upgrade
  • Additional nights before or after tour
  • Transfers

When To Go

Departures are every week from the end of April to the end of June and from the end of August to mid-October. Contact us as soon as your travel dates are confirmed to finalize your booking, please keep in mind that there is limited availability on this popular trip.

Getting to the Start

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 are 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 €80 for the week, a reservation is not necessary.

Equipment

Bike Rental: 21 gear hybrid bikes equipped with mudguards, bike stand, rear pannier and handlebar 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. Please do supply us with your height when selecting your bike. 

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Castellammare Day 2 Cycle to Pompeii & Sail to Sorrento 9 miles / 14 km Day 3 Cycle Sorrento to Amalfi 21 miles / 34 km Day 4 Cycle Amalfi to Vietri & Cetara 17 miles / 27 km Day 5 Explore Capri Day 6 Explore Ischia 11 miles / 18 km Day 7 Procida & Pozzuoli Day 8 Disembark & Onward Travel

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