Gulf of Naples and the Amalfi Coast
8 days / 7 nights | Bike & Boat Tyrrhenian Sea | Guided bike tours
This is a journey that will take place both on land and on water, searching the natural treasures and cultural heritage spotted along the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Naples. A cruise on board a ship that has all the style of the ancient caique, a type of boat that is a legend itself, just as it is the sea under your feet. It is not just a matter of watching and observing, but a truly active journey intended to combine navigation and relaxing with cycling along the narrow streets of Capri, Pompeii, Procida, Ischia, and Sorrento.
Guided tour with English and Italian speaking guide. International groups, the official language of the tour is English.
Day 1: Individual arrival
Embarkation at 18.00 at the Marina di Castellammare di Stabia (NA), accommodation on board, welcome drink, dinner and presentation of the program. Night in the port of Castellammare di Stabia.
Day 2: cycle trip to Pompeii (Cycling 14 km / 9 miles , +/-40 mt.)
Cycle trip to Pompeii and visit of Pompeii and the Villa dei Misteri. It is the biggest open-air archaeological site of the world. Return journey to the Marina di Castellammare and departure with the caique towards Sorrento. Walking visit of the town and return to the boat. Overnight on board at the Marina di Cassano in roadstead or in the port in case of bad weather conditions.
Day 3: Sorrento – Positano – Amalfi (Cycling 34 km / 22 miles , +/-700 mt.)
In the morning departure by bike along the Sorrento coast. You cross "Passo San Pietro" (St. Peter's pass) and you enter in the Amalfi coast, where you will cycle along the wonderful road overlooking the sea up to Positano. After Positano you continue towards Amalfi, the most powerful Mariner Republic at the end of X century. Return to the gulet. You are free for dinner. Overnight in port in Amalfi.
Day 4: Amalfi – Minori – Vietri – Cetara (27 km / 17 miles , +/-600 mt.) + alternative Ravello (Cycling 37 km / 23 miles , +/-700 mt.)
From Amalfi you continue your cycle tour along the coast, cycling on the coastal road with some ups and downs overlooking the sea, crossing the villages of Minori, Maiori and Cetara. It is possible to make a deviation and go up towards Ravello. From the village dominating the sea from 300 mt. above sea level, you can enjoy a view beyond the Gulf of Salerno and up to the Cilento mountains. You return on the road along the coast to finally reach Vietri. You come back on board. Dinner and overnight in the small fishing port of Cetara.
Day 5: Capri
Navigation to Capri and disembarkation with the tender in Marina Piccola (Capri). You visit the Island on foot, you reach the village of Capri with its famous "piazzetta" and continue to the Faraglioni. From above the cliff you can enjoy a wonderful panorama on the Gulf of Naples dominated by the Vesuvius. In the afternoon embarkation and navigation to Ischia. Overnight in the port of Ischia Casamicciola.
Day 6: Ischia (Cycling 18 km / 12 miles, +/-300 mt)
Cycling from Ischia port you will cross by bike the west part of the island among the scents and flavors of the Mediterranean sea, crossing little villages. Once you reach the thermal village of S. Angelo, embarkation and overnight in port in Ischia Sant'Angelo.
Day 7: Procida and Solfatara volcan
We sail up to Procida, walking visit of the town and San Michele Abbey. Return to the boat to continue to Pozzuoli, in the bay of Naples. Transfer to reach the "Solfatara" site, a shallow volcanic crater part of the Campi Flegrei volcanic area. It is a dormant volcano, which still emits jets of steam with sulfurous fumes. The name comes from the Latin, Sulpha terra, "land of sulfur", or "sulfur earth". After the visit, return of foot to the boat. Navigation up to Marina di Castellammare di Stabia (in alternative, we reach Castellammare with public means). Overnight in the Marina of Castellammare di Stabia.
Day 8: departure
Disembarkation at 09.00. End of the services.
Note: The captain and the guide reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind, sea and weather conditions or organizational requirements.
We wish to specify that this is not a sailing trip. The ship is a motor vessel, it has sails but the navigation is powered by engines.
Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.