Amalfi Coast - Tyrrhenian Sea - Bike & Boat
Italy Bike + Barge Tours
Experience the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Gulf of Naples by land and sea!
This bike and boat tour in Italy takes you along the Amalfi Coast and Gulf of Naples, and inland to Pompeii, Sorrento, Ravello, and more. This is an area of outstanding beauty
- Majesty of Ravello
- San Pantaleone cathedral
- Mountain top views from Cimbrone
- Unique accommodations
- Delightful and fresh cuisine
The tour takes place aboard either of two motor gulets, the Deriya Deniz and the Maria Giovanna, depending on the date of departure. Both boats offer maximum comfort on the inside and large areas on the outside to enjoy the cruising life, lying on mats and relaxing while lulled by the sea.
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Fly into Naples airport. It is located 3.7 miles (5.9 km) north-northeast of the city in the Capodichino district of Naples
From airport, take the Alibus (€4) to Naples train station (15-20 minutes). From the station, take the Circumvesuviana train and exit at the Castellammare Centrale station (€2,8, 40-45 minutes). Then take a taxi to the Marina di Castellammare di Stabia. Private transfer available (with advanced reservation and payment) from/to the airport in Naples to/from boat or from the train station to/from boat.
Please check local conditions before arrival. The average high/low temperatures in ° F are May: 72/55°, June: 79/62°, July 85/66°, August: 85/66°, September: 80/61°, October: 71/55°
Soft luggage recommended.
Due to the nature of this tour, it is particularly vulnerable to adverse weather. During calm seas, there is one night in which the boat will anchor in "roadstead" or anchored in the harbor. It might be necessary during rough seas, to request entry into the port and will require payment of docking fees. Tour participants will be responsible to share the cost.
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This Italy bike and boat tour is considered moderate with daily biking distances ranging between 19 to 25 miles (30 to 40 km). Terrain is hilly and each day there will be climbs to conquer on narrow roadways, sometimes with traffic. Difference in elevation is between 40 and 700 m per day. This tour requires a very good fitness level and command of the bike. On Day 2, you will cycle mostly on country roads, Day 3 and Day 4, you will ride the Amalfi Coastal Road which is open to traffic. There are no bike paths on the coast. On Day 5, you will hike on paths that overlook the sea. Day 6 will be a combination of secondary and coastal roads (open to traffic). Day 7 consists of hiking on secondary roads or paths.
Where You’ll Stay
The tour takes place aboard one of two motor gulets, the Deriya Deniz and the Maria Giovanna, depending on the date of departure. Both boats offer maximum comfort on the inside and large areas on the outside to enjoy the cruising life, lying on mats and relaxing while lulled by the sea. On both caiques, onboard catering is characterized by fresh fish, pasta, meat, cheeses paired with seasonal vegetables and the typical flavors of the Mediterranean Sea. A third vessel, the Silver Star II is many times added for extra departures.
- Accommodation in double/twin cabin with private bath
- All meals (except 1 dinner in Amalfi)
- Water during dinner and for picnic lunches
- 24-speed bike rental equipped with handbrakes, lock, large rear pannier bag, handlebar bag or map holder, repair kit
- Italian/English speaking guide
- Port fee
What’s Not Included
- Transportation to/from the harbor
- 1 dinner in Amalfi
- Beverages, other than those mentioned as included
- Entrance fees and excursions (museums, parks, monuments)
- Unexpected docking fees due to adverse weather (Approximately €150 to be split among tour participants)
- Bicycle Protection
- Travel Insurance
Extra nights possible in Naples
Day 1: Arrival and embarkation, Marina di Castellammare
Day 2: Pompeii, 9 mi. (14 km)
Day 3: Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi, 21 mi. (34 km)
Day 4: Amalfi - Minori - Vietri - Cetara or Salerno, 17 mi. (27 km), alternate route: add Ravello, 23 mi. (37 km)
Day 5: Capri
Day 6: Island Ischia, 15 mi. (25 km)
Day 7: Procida and Pozzuoli
Day 8: Departure
*All distances are approximate. The itinerary is subject to change due to changing wind and weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements, etc.
Day 1: Arrival and boarding at Marina di Castellammare
Embarkation at 6 PM at the Marina di Castellammare di Stabia. Welcome drink, dinner, and presentation of the program.
Day 2: Pompeii, 9 mi. (14 km). +/- 40 m
Cycle trip to Pompeii and visit of Pompeii and the Villa dei Misteri. It is the biggest open-air archaeological site of the world. A great example of past human life, where the huge eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 A.D fixed forever under ashes and lava men in their daily activities. 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 in Marina di Cassano in roadstead or in the port in case of bad weather conditions.
Day 3: Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi, 21 mi. (34 km). +/- 700 m
Depart on your bicycle along the Sorrento coast. You cross “Colli di Fontanelle” and you enter in the Amalfi coast, where you will cycle along the wonderful road overlooking the sea up to Positano. Its colorful houses have been built in amphitheater shape, overlooking the sea, giving a unique and picturesque aspect to the village. After Positano, you continue towards Amalfi, the most powerful Mariner Republic at the end of X century. We suggest the visits to the cloister of Paradise and the church and a walk along the main street that is connected with many narrow streets between white fisherman’s houses. Return to the gulet. You are free for dinner. Overnight in port in Amalfi.
Day 4: Amalfi - Minori - Vietri - Cetara, 17 mi. (27 km), +/- 600 m. alternate route: add Ravello, 23 mi. (37 km), +/- 700 m
From Amalfi you continue your bike 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: Island Ischia, 11 mi. (18 km), +/- 300 m
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 with the possibility of visiting little museums along the stage. Overnight in the thermal village of S. Angelo.
Day 7: Procida and Pozzuoli
The boat takes you to Procida where you'll enjoy a 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 (Alternatively, reach Castellammare with public means). Overnight in the Marina of Castellammare di Stabia.
Day 8: Departure
This cycling adventure will end after breakfast.
Amalfi Coast - Tyrrhenian Sea - Bike & Boat Boats + Barges
Caique Mariagiovanna Italy Comfort Class Boat The Mariagiovanna is a caique, a traditional Turkish vessel built with mahogany wood. It has all the functionality of a modern boat but the antique charm of an “ancient vessel”.
Deriya Deniz Italy Premium Class Boat Deriya Derniz is a solidly built gulet, finished with precious mahogany woods. Great care was taken in designing the interiors and external areas to provide charm and comfort. All cabins have complete bathrooms with separate showers and 1/4 tub, air conditioning with independent regulation, and portholes that can be opened to enjoy the sea and air. There is a spacious dinette with bar on board. Guests can also take advantage of a large solarium complete with beach mattresses to relax, lounge and take in the sun and sea. There is a covered back deck as well with a table for breakfasts and dinners.