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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Day 1: Arrival and embarkation, Marina di Castellammare
Day 2: Pompeii, 9 mi. (15 km)
Day 3: Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi, 21 mi. (34 km)
Day 4: Amalfi - Minori - Maiori - Cetara - Vietri, 17 mi. (25/35 km)
Day 5: Capri
Day 6: Island Ischia, 12 mi. (20 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. (15 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 depart 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. (35 km). +/- 700 m
You will start exploring by bike the Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), where you will cycle along the wonderful road overlooking the sea up to Positano. Afterward, you will continue towards Amalfi, one of the four Italian Maritime Republics during the Middle Ages. Free dinner and overnight in the harbor of Amalfi.
Day 4: Amalfi - Minori - Maiori - Cetara - Vietri, 17 mi. (25/35 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
Today is dedicated to the fashionable island of Capri, which you will explore on foot. Do not miss the panoramic view over the famous cliffs called Faraglioni: here you will overlook the whole Gulf of Naples dominated by the volcano Vesuvius. In the afternoon your Caique will leave for Ischia. Overnight in the harbor of Ischia Casamicciola.
Day 6: Island Ischia, 12 mi. (20 km), +/- 300 m
Ischia is the biggest island in the Gulf of Naples and deserves to be explored by bike! Starting from the port of Ischia, you will cycle on the western side of the island, among the scents and flavors of the Mediterranean sea, crossing little hamlets along the way. Overnight in the harbor of Ischia Sant’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.
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.
- Caique MariagiovannaComfort
- Deriya DenizPremium 3.8 out of 5 (8 Reviews)
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…
- Accommodation in double/twin cabin with private bath
- Full board (breakfast, dinner, and picnic lunches or lunch on board) - except one 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 fees
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
Dates & Pricing
Departures from April 25 to June 20 and August 29 to October 10, 2020
Premium Class Boat
Deriya Deniz: April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20, August 29, September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, and October 10, 2020
Comfort Class Boat
Caique Mariagiovanna: May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, September 5, and September 12, 2020
Twin/double: $ 2562 £ 1411 $ 2,420 € 1545 $ 2709 kr 16383 $ 1,781
Single: $ 3698 £ 2036 $ 3,493 € 2230 $ 3910 kr 23646 $ 2,570
Electric bicycle rental: $ 149 £ 82 $ 141 € 90 $ 158 kr 954 $ 104 Dietary restrictions (lactose and gluten-free): $ 83 £ 46 $ 78 € 50 $ 88 kr 530 $ 58
Extra Night Prices
Naples (4* Hotel)
Twin/double: $ 124 £ 68 $ 117 € 75 $ 131 kr 795 $ 86 Single: $ 216 £ 119 $ 204 € 130 $ 228 kr 1378 $ 150
To or from Naples airport or train station: $ 75 £ 41 $ 70 € 45 $ 79 kr 477 $ 52
(Transfers have to be booked and paid in advance)
Skill Level — Moderate
This Italy bike and boat tour is considered moderate with daily biking distances ranging between 19 to 25 miles (30 to 40 km). The 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.
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°. A good website to research average high/low temperatures and other important weather-related facts is weatherbase.com
Day of Rest
Option to remain on board on any day.
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.
Additional Travel Details
Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.
*Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.
Extra nights possible in Naples
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