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Amalfi Coast and Gulf of Naples by bike and boat - 8 days

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FB17+SR-AMALFI
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from 1365 € Per person

This combined tour with boat and bike leads you to the beautiful coast of the Gulf of Sorrento with all its small islands like Capri and Ischia. It's not by chance that lots of painters and writers choose to settle down here. Come and make yourself a picture of the beauty of this region. You'll be impressed by the breath taking views over the sea and on the Vesuvius while sitting high up on one of the countless cliffs along the coastline. But it's not only the wonderful landscape that makes this tour a real highlight. So you will visit for example Pompeii, one of the most popular and impressive archeological sites worldwide. And you will discover Naples, the Italian metropolis in the south.

Day 1: Individual arrival to Castellammare di Stabia
The embarkation is at 6 o'clock pm at the Marina di Castellammare di Stabia. After the accommodation on board there’s a welcome drink, the dinner and the presentation of the program. The night you’ll spend in the port of Castellammare di Stabia.
Day 2: Cycle trip to Pompeii, ~14 km/9 miles
The first cycle trip leads you to Pompeii and the Villa dei Misteri. It is the biggest open-air archaeological site of the world. It’s 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. Afterwards you’ll return to the Marina di Castellammare and sail with the boat towards Sorrento, where you’ll do a walking visit of the town and return to the boat. Overnight stay is on the gulet in roadstead in Sorrento.
Day 3: Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi, ~34 km/21 miles
In the morning you will sail along 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. 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 visiting 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. After that you return to the gulet and spend the night in the port in Amalfi.
Day 4: Amalfi - Cetara or Ravello, ~29 or 39 km/18 or 24 miles
From Amalfi you continue your cycle tour along the coast, cycling on a street 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, where in the placid beauty of the main square, the Dome dedicated to Saint Pantaleone stands out. The blood of the Saint liquefies every year on 27th July. From the village dominating the sea from 300 meters above sea level, you can enjoy a view beyond the Gulf of Salerno and up to the Cilento mountains. We suggest a visit to Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo, whose architecture (a mélange of Arab, Sicilian and Norman style) was an inspiration for Wagner. You return on the road along the coast to finally reach Cetara and Salerno. You come back to the gulet for the overnight stand in roadstead in Salerno.
Day 5: Capri
The day starts with a sailing up to Capri. You will have some breaks during the sailing to take a bath and to admire the Amalfi coast from the sea. Afterwards 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. The overnight in the gulet is in the port of Porto Sant’Angelo on Ischia Island.
Day 6: Ischia, ~25 km/16 miles
Cycling from the thermal village of S. Angelo you will cross by bike the western 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. Once you reach, there’s embarkation and overnight in the port of Ischia.
Day 7: Procida and Naples
You sail up to Procida and do a walking visit of the town and the San Michele Abbey. You return to the boat to continue to Naples. Starting from “Spacca Napoli”, you will discover the city center characterized by narrow streets, with washing hung out, baroque churches and palaces, the San-Carlo theatre, the Gallery Umberto the 1st and the Plebiscito Square. In the afternoon you reach again the ship and you sail up to Marina di Castellammare di Stabia where you’ll spend the night in the Marina.
Day 8: Departure
Disembarkation and end of the services at 09.00 o’clock.

Your boat - the Deriya Deniz
The Deriya Deniz has got 5 cabins with private services, shower and WC. 1 cabin will be used by the guide. It 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 big charm and extreme comfort, in order to enjoy a wonderful holiday. The caique gathers 5 cabins (1 will be used by the guide): 3 double cabins and 2 twin cabins, and can accommodate up to 10 people. All cabins are equipped with private services with hot and cold water, shower box with 1/4 bathtub, hairdryer. They all have air conditioning with independent regulation, LCD TV and Hi-Fi, a little wardrobe, enough space to place bags and luggage (please exclude rigid luggage), a safe and portholes that can be opened. 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 take advantage of a large solarium and lie down on comfortable beach attresses enjoying the sounds of the sea. The back deck is covered and has a table for breakfasts and dinners. Aboard catering is our pride, and it is the result of a cultural research, suggested by the old recipes of seaside villages. Carpaccio, fresh seafood and vegetables, pasta, meat and the herbs of the Mediterranean scrubs, are the absolute protagonists on our table.

7 nights in double cabin with WC/shower
7x breakfast
6x packed lunch
6x dinner
sheets and towels
English and Italian speaking guide on bike
overnights are quayside in harbours (except Capri - moored in bay)

  • double cabin, full board
    1365 €
  • single cabin, full board
    2050 €

additional services

  • harbor fees
    70 €
  • extra night, single BnB, Naples
    130 €
  • extra night, double BnB, Naples
    75 €
  • rental bike 21 gears
    90 €
  • electric bike
    180 €

guided tour - 8 days / 7 nights
dates

arrival on Saturdays
27.04.-22.06.2019
31.08.-12.10.2019
25.04.-20.06.2020
29.08.-10.10.2020
route (1)-(2): ~110 km/70 miles
short stages along the coast line with some hilly sections
how to get there
by car: motorway to Naples and on motorway A3 direction Pompei-Salerno to Castellammare
by train: station Naples and on to Castellammare
by plane: airport Naples
parking
on unguarded parking in the port of Castellammare for ~50 €/week
transfer
from Naples to the ship for 40 €/person
note
dinner in Amalfi is not included
harbor fees (60 €) have to be paid in advance

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