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 rich in natural treasures and cultural heritage. On board a Caique, a traditional fishing boat, this journey combines navigation and relaxation with cycling and walking tours along the narrow streets of Capri, Pompeii, Procida, Ischia, and Sorrento.
Enjoy the “Dolce Vita” and the famous Mediterranean cuisine! Your boat offers maximum comfort on the inside and large areas on the outside to enjoy the cruising life, and relax while lulled by the sea.
- Majesty of Ravello
- San Pantaleone cathedral
- Mountain top views from Cimbrone
- Unique accommodations
- Delightful and fresh cuisine
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Day 1: Arrival and embarkation, Castellammare di Stabia
Day 2: Pompeii, 9 mi. (15 km)
Day 3: Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 4: Amalfi - Minori - Maiori - Cetara - Vietri, 17/22 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 Castellammare di Stabia
Embarkation is at 6 pm at the Marina di Castellammare di Stabia. You can enjoy a complimentary beverage followed by dinner and a tour presentation.
Day 2: Marina di Castellammare - Pompeii - Marina di Castellammare 9 mi. (15 km)
The cycling itinerary leads to Pompeii, followed by an excursion at the vast archaeological site and the Villa dei Misteri. The huge eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 A.D. preserved forever under lava and ashes this ancient Roman city and its occupants. Once back at the Marina di Castellammare you will depart on board the caique towards Sorrento. You can explore Sorrento on a walking tour. Overnight on board in Marina di Cassano in roadstead or in the port in case of bad weather conditions.
Elevation gain: 40 m
Day 3: Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi, 21 mi. (35 km)
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. Tonight you can explore dinner on your own and overnight in the harbor of Amalfi.
Elevation gain: 700 m
Day 4: Amalfi - Minori - Maiori - Cetara - Vietri, 17 mi. (25 km). Alternate route: add Ravello, 22 mi. (35 km)
From Amalfi you continue 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 take a detour and go up towards Ravello. From the village dominating the sea from 300 m 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.
Elevation gain: 600/700 m
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. where you will overnight in the harbor of Ischia Casamicciola.
Day 6: Island Ischia, 12 mi. (20 km)
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.
Elevation gain: 300 m
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. By boat, you continue to Pozzuoli, in the bay of Naples. You will transfer to reach the “Solfatara” site, a shallow volcanic crater, which is 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, you return to the boat by foot and then navigate up to Marina di Castellammare di Stabia. Alternatively, you can take public transportation to reach Castellammare. Overnight in the Marina of Castellammare di Stabia.
Day 8: Departure
Your tour will officially end after breakfast.
The tour takes place aboard a motor gulet, the Deriya Deniz or Maria Giovanna. 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. Onboard catering is characterized by fresh fish, pasta, meat, cheeses paired with seasonal vegetables, and the typical flavors of the Mediterranean Sea.
Unisex electric bike
A low entry unisex frame
- Upright handlebar
- 9-speed (Shimano Deore)
- Centrally located Bosch motor Active Line Plus (250Wh, engine torque 50 Nm)
- Bosch battery Power Pack (36V, range approx 90 km average speed on flat terrain)
- Ergonomic grip
- Selle Royal saddle
- Flat pedals
- Mechanical V-brakes
- Rear rack
- 28-inch wheels
- Schwalbe Marathon Plus anti-puncture tires
- One-sided Ortlieb pannier (12L) - The innovative QL1fixation system is easy to handle and the bags attach to the rack with one click
- One bike lock per cabin
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- Brand: Limar
- Size: one size (55 - 61)
- Adjustable size system and cool pads
- Weight: 260 g
- 10 vents with bug net
- Certified CE (TÜV) and CPSC-USA
- Accommodation for 7 nights
- Breakfast, picnic lunches or lunch on board, 6 dinners excluding Amalfi
- Water during dinner and for picnic lunches
- 24-speed touring bike with accessories
- 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
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. Elevation gain is between 40 and 700 m per day. Very good fitness level and command of the bike is required. 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 International Airport (NAP), located 3.7 miles (5.9 km) north-northeast of the city in the Capodichino district of Naples.
From the airport, you can 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 (€3/40-45 minutes). You will 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 Campania region of southern Italy exhibits a typical Mediterranean climate. It can quite warm at the height of summer but since you will be along the coast, you will enjoy the cool ocean breezes.
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.
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Extra nights possible in Naples.
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