The Tyrrhenian Sea, Gulf of Naples & Amalfi Coast - Italy Bike & Boat Holiday

Sail and cycle along the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Naples on this guided bike and boat tour.  On board a ship built in the style of the ancient caique, a legend itself, you will experience stunning coastal views by day and relax on board your floating hotel by night.  This tour 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 as you search for the natural treasures and cultural heritage which dot the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Naples.

Price from £1365.00

2020 Dates Available

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Comfortable
  • Start/Finish: Marina di Castellammare (Naples)
  • Distance: 58 - 64 miles (93 - 103km)
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 Days
  • Availability: From April until October
  • Altitude: +/- 5052 - 5380 ft (1540 - 1640 mt)

This tour has an eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1 - Individual arrival (Optional transfer from Naples airport or train station). 

Embarkation onto the caique at 18.00hrs from the Marina di Castellammare di Stabia. Settle into your cabin and then meet for a welcome drink, dinner and presentation of the program. Spend the night in the port of Castellammare di Stabia.

Day 2 - Cycle trip to Pompeii.

Cycle to Pompeii and explore the site and the Villa dei Misteri. Pompeii is the largest open-air archaeological site in the world.  Here, in 79 A.D, the huge eruption of Vesuvius froze people forever under ashes and lava in their last moments. Cycle back to the Marina di Castellammare and depart on your floating hotel for Sorrento. Explore the town by foot before returning to the boat. Overnight on the caique in the roadstead in Sorrento or in the port in case of bad weather.

Approx  9 miles (14 km) +/- 130 ft (40 m)

Day 3 - Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi.

In the morning cycle along the Sorrento coast crossing "Passo San Pietro" (St Peter's pass) and arriving at the beautiful  Amalfi coast. Continue along the wonderful coast road to Positano.  Here the colourful houses have been built in the shape of an amphitheatre overlooking the sea, giving a unique and picturesque aspect to the village.From Positano, head towards Amalfi, the most powerful Mariner Republic at the end of X century. Return to the gulet and stay overnight in the port of Amalfi. You are free to explore Amalfi and have dinner ashore.

Approx 21 miles (34 km) +/- 1969 ft (600 m)

Day 4 - Amalfi - Minori - Cetara - Vietri or alternative route via Ravello.

Leave Amalfi hugging the coast and passing through the villages of Minori, Maiori and Cetara. If you wish you can make a detour and go up to Ravello where the Dome of Saint Pantaleone really stands out. From the village you can enjoy a view beyond the Gulf of Salerno and up to the Cilento mountains. Take your time and visit Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo, whose architecture was an inspiration for Wagner. Head for  Vietri on the coast to rejoin the boat.  Set sail for the small fishing port of Cetara where you have dinner on board and overnight.

Approx 17 or 23 miles (27 or 37 km) +/- 1969 or 2297 ft (600 or 700 mt).

Day 5 - Capri.

Start the day by sailing to Capri where you disembark by tender at Marina Piccola .  Explore the island by foot heading for the village of Capri with its famous "piazzetta" and then continue to the Faraglioni, possibly one of the first images to come to mind from your visit.  These three spurs of rock which rise up from the sea, within meters of the island's Southern coast, have each been given names.  The first, still attached to the land, is called Stella, the second Faraglione di Mezzo and the third Faraglione di Fuori or Scopolo.  From the cliffs enjoy the wonderful views of the Gulf of Naples dominated by Vesuvius. Return to the boat and set off for the island of Ischia.  Overnight in the port of Ischia Casamicciola.

Day 6 – Ischia.

Cycling from the port you cross the western part of the island with the scents and flavours of the Mediterranean sea.  Pass tiny villages as you head for the thermal village of S. Angelo. Rejoin the boat and stay overnight in port in Ischia Sant’Angelo. 

Approx 11miles (18km)   +/- 984 ft (300 mt).

Day 7 - Procida and Solfatara volcan.

Sail up to Procida. Disembark and explore the town and San Michele Abbey by foot. Return to the boat to continue to Pozzuoli in the bay of Naples.  Take a walking tour of this historic city centre with a stop at the Roman Amphitheatre  This was the third largest amphitheatre of the roman empire. After the visit, walk back to the boat. Get on-board and return to Marina di Castellammare di Stabia where you will stay the night (as an alternative, Castellammare is reached by public transport).


Day 8 - Departure at 9am.

The captain and the guide reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind, sea and weather conditions or organisational requirements.

Key Details:

  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • This tour will start and end in the Marina di Castellammare (Naples).
  • The total distance of this Bike Boat tour is approximately 63 miles (101 km) .
  • We wish to specify that this is not a sailing trip. The vessel has sails but the ships engine is used for the tour.  
  • Terrain: country roads on day 2 (Pompei), on day 3 and 4 (Amalfi coast) you will ride on the Coastal road, open to vehicular traffic. There are no bike paths on the Amalfi Coast. On day 5 (Capri) you will walk on paths overlooking the sea. Day 6 (Ischia) the itinerary is on secondary roads or coastal road (open to traffic). On day 7 (Procida and Pozzuoli) you will walk on secondary roads or paths.
  • The Boats 

    Caique Deriya Deniz: 5 cabins with private facilities (shower and WC) 10 places: 4 double and 1 twin cabins (separate beds) . 1 cabin will be used by the guide.  (used on all departures except June 15th and 22nd, August 31st, Sept. 7th and 21st) Comfort: *****

    Deriya Deniz is a 24 meters long and 6,6 meters wide caique, with a solid structure and finished with precious mahogany woods. The great care in the interiors and external spaces provide both charm and extreme comfort, in order to enjoy a wonderful holiday.  The caique has 5 cabins (1 will be used by the guide): 4 double and 1 twin cabins, and can accommodate up to 10 people. All cabins are equipped with private facilities with hot and cold water, shower box with 1/4 bathtub and hairdryer. They all have air conditioning, a small wardrobe with enough space to place bags and luggage (please exclude trolleys and rigid luggage), a safe and portholes. The ship is furnished with style, it boasts prestigious wood furnishings and fittings, as well as comfortable inner spaces, such as the spacious dinette with bar. The guests can also relax on comfortable beach mattresses on the large solarium deck enjoying the sounds of the sea. The back deck is covered and has a table for breakfasts and dinners.

    Caique Mariagiovanna 5 cabins – 10 places max. 1 cabin will be used by the guide.  2 double cabins and 3 twin cabins, with private facilities (shower and WC) (used on doubled departures) Comfort: *****

    Caique Silver Star II: 4 cabins – 8 places max.  1 suite, 2 double and 1 twin cabins with private services (shower and WC) (used on doubled departures) Comfort: ***** plus.  There is a supplement for the suite if this boat is used.

  • Dietary Requirements:  
  • Vegetarian meals are available, but please indicate this at the time of the reservation.

    Lactose or gluten-free: An additional charge of 50€ per person will be applied to provide lactose or gluten-free  meals, please indicate this at the time of the reservation. 

    Other allergy or intolerance meals:  We will check for the possibility of catering for other allergy or intolerance meals, if these can be provided an additional charge may apply.  Please ask at the time of the reservation.

     

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your cycling holiday in Italy including:

  • Amalfi Coast
  • Amalfi
  • Gulf of Naples
  • Pompeii
  • St Peter’s Pass
  • Capri
  • Positano

Getting to Italy:

By Rail/Bus – The nearest train station is Naples.  An optional transfer is available to the marina.

By Car – Naples can be reached by car via ferry or Eurotunnel and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available Naples airport.  An optional transfer is available to the marina.

For more information on getting to Italy please visit the Italian Tourism website.

 

Included
  • Accommodation In Cabin
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) one dinner in Amalfi  not included
  • Picnic Lunches
  • Italian/English speaking guide,
  • sheets and towels (1 change per week)
  • overnights in port (except 1 night in roadstead)
Excluded
  • Transport to and from Italy
  • Transport to and from the embarkation harbour
  • Any visitor taxes
  • Bike Rental
  • Drinks
  • Journey to/from the embarkation harbour
  • Port Fees

This tour has an eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1 - Individual arrival (Optional transfer from Naples airport or train station). 

Embarkation onto the caique at 18.00hrs from the Marina di Castellammare di Stabia. Settle into your cabin and then meet for a welcome drink, dinner and presentation of the program. Spend the night in the port of Castellammare di Stabia.

Day 2 - Cycle trip to Pompeii.

Cycle to Pompeii and explore the site and the Villa dei Misteri. Pompeii is the largest open-air archaeological site in the world.  Here, in 79 A.D, the huge eruption of Vesuvius froze people forever under ashes and lava in their last moments. Cycle back to the Marina di Castellammare and depart on your floating hotel for Sorrento. Explore the town by foot before returning to the boat. Overnight on the caique in the roadstead in Sorrento or in the port in case of bad weather.

Approx  9 miles (14 km) +/- 130 ft (40 m)

Day 3 - Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi.

In the morning cycle along the Sorrento coast crossing "Passo San Pietro" (St Peter's pass) and arriving at the beautiful  Amalfi coast. Continue along the wonderful coast road to Positano.  Here the colourful houses have been built in the shape of an amphitheatre overlooking the sea, giving a unique and picturesque aspect to the village.From Positano, head towards Amalfi, the most powerful Mariner Republic at the end of X century. Return to the gulet and stay overnight in the port of Amalfi. You are free to explore Amalfi and have dinner ashore.

Approx 21 miles (34 km) +/- 1969 ft (600 m)

Day 4 - Amalfi - Minori - Cetara - Vietri or alternative route via Ravello.

Leave Amalfi hugging the coast and passing through the villages of Minori, Maiori and Cetara. If you wish you can make a detour and go up to Ravello where the Dome of Saint Pantaleone really stands out. From the village you can enjoy a view beyond the Gulf of Salerno and up to the Cilento mountains. Take your time and visit Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo, whose architecture was an inspiration for Wagner. Head for  Vietri on the coast to rejoin the boat.  Set sail for the small fishing port of Cetara where you have dinner on board and overnight.

Approx 17 or 23 miles (27 or 37 km) +/- 1969 or 2297 ft (600 or 700 mt).

Day 5 - Capri.

Start the day by sailing to Capri where you disembark by tender at Marina Piccola .  Explore the island by foot heading for the village of Capri with its famous "piazzetta" and then continue to the Faraglioni, possibly one of the first images to come to mind from your visit.  These three spurs of rock which rise up from the sea, within meters of the island's Southern coast, have each been given names.  The first, still attached to the land, is called Stella, the second Faraglione di Mezzo and the third Faraglione di Fuori or Scopolo.  From the cliffs enjoy the wonderful views of the Gulf of Naples dominated by Vesuvius. Return to the boat and set off for the island of Ischia.  Overnight in the port of Ischia Casamicciola.

Day 6 – Ischia.

Cycling from the port you cross the western part of the island with the scents and flavours of the Mediterranean sea.  Pass tiny villages as you head for the thermal village of S. Angelo. Rejoin the boat and stay overnight in port in Ischia Sant’Angelo. 

Approx 11miles (18km)   +/- 984 ft (300 mt).

Day 7 - Procida and Solfatara volcan.

Sail up to Procida. Disembark and explore the town and San Michele Abbey by foot. Return to the boat to continue to Pozzuoli in the bay of Naples.  Take a walking tour of this historic city centre with a stop at the Roman Amphitheatre  This was the third largest amphitheatre of the roman empire. After the visit, walk back to the boat. Get on-board and return to Marina di Castellammare di Stabia where you will stay the night (as an alternative, Castellammare is reached by public transport).


Day 8 - Departure at 9am.

The captain and the guide reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind, sea and weather conditions or organisational requirements.

Key Details:

  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • This tour will start and end in the Marina di Castellammare (Naples).
  • The total distance of this Bike Boat tour is approximately 63 miles (101 km) .
  • We wish to specify that this is not a sailing trip. The vessel has sails but the ships engine is used for the tour.  
  • Terrain: country roads on day 2 (Pompei), on day 3 and 4 (Amalfi coast) you will ride on the Coastal road, open to vehicular traffic. There are no bike paths on the Amalfi Coast. On day 5 (Capri) you will walk on paths overlooking the sea. Day 6 (Ischia) the itinerary is on secondary roads or coastal road (open to traffic). On day 7 (Procida and Pozzuoli) you will walk on secondary roads or paths.
  • The Boats 

    Caique Deriya Deniz: 5 cabins with private facilities (shower and WC) 10 places: 4 double and 1 twin cabins (separate beds) . 1 cabin will be used by the guide.  (used on all departures except June 15th and 22nd, August 31st, Sept. 7th and 21st) Comfort: *****

    Deriya Deniz is a 24 meters long and 6,6 meters wide caique, with a solid structure and finished with precious mahogany woods. The great care in the interiors and external spaces provide both charm and extreme comfort, in order to enjoy a wonderful holiday.  The caique has 5 cabins (1 will be used by the guide): 4 double and 1 twin cabins, and can accommodate up to 10 people. All cabins are equipped with private facilities with hot and cold water, shower box with 1/4 bathtub and hairdryer. They all have air conditioning, a small wardrobe with enough space to place bags and luggage (please exclude trolleys and rigid luggage), a safe and portholes. The ship is furnished with style, it boasts prestigious wood furnishings and fittings, as well as comfortable inner spaces, such as the spacious dinette with bar. The guests can also relax on comfortable beach mattresses on the large solarium deck enjoying the sounds of the sea. The back deck is covered and has a table for breakfasts and dinners.

    Caique Mariagiovanna 5 cabins – 10 places max. 1 cabin will be used by the guide.  2 double cabins and 3 twin cabins, with private facilities (shower and WC) (used on doubled departures) Comfort: *****

    Caique Silver Star II: 4 cabins – 8 places max.  1 suite, 2 double and 1 twin cabins with private services (shower and WC) (used on doubled departures) Comfort: ***** plus.  There is a supplement for the suite if this boat is used.

  • Dietary Requirements:  
  • Vegetarian meals are available, but please indicate this at the time of the reservation.

    Lactose or gluten-free: An additional charge of 50€ per person will be applied to provide lactose or gluten-free  meals, please indicate this at the time of the reservation. 

    Other allergy or intolerance meals:  We will check for the possibility of catering for other allergy or intolerance meals, if these can be provided an additional charge may apply.  Please ask at the time of the reservation.

     

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your cycling holiday in Italy including:

  • Amalfi Coast
  • Amalfi
  • Gulf of Naples
  • Pompeii
  • St Peter’s Pass
  • Capri
  • Positano

Getting to Italy:

By Rail/Bus – The nearest train station is Naples.  An optional transfer is available to the marina.

By Car – Naples can be reached by car via ferry or Eurotunnel and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available Naples airport.  An optional transfer is available to the marina.

For more information on getting to Italy please visit the Italian Tourism website.

 

Included
  • Accommodation In Cabin
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) one dinner in Amalfi  not included
  • Picnic Lunches
  • Italian/English speaking guide,
  • sheets and towels (1 change per week)
  • overnights in port (except 1 night in roadstead)
Excluded
  • Transport to and from Italy
  • Transport to and from the embarkation harbour
  • Any visitor taxes
  • Bike Rental
  • Drinks
  • Journey to/from the embarkation harbour
  • Port Fees
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