Guided Tour in International Group with English speaking Tour Leader
This is a journey that will take place both on land and on water, investigating the natural treasures and cultural heritage of which the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Naples are dense. A cruise on board of a ship that has all the style of the ancient caique, a type of boat that is a legend itself, just as it is the sea under your feet. 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. The tour takes place aboard 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 cruise life, lying on mats and relaxing while lulled by the sea. On both caiques on-board catering is characterized by fresh fish, pasta, meat, cheeses paired with seasonal vegetables and the typical flavours of the Mediterranean Sea.
Total distance (cycling): 93/103 km Day 1: Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) Individual arrive and embarkation at 18.00 at the Marina of Castellammare di Stabia (Naples), accommodation on board, welcome drink, dinner and presentation of the program. Overnight onboard at the harbor of Castellammare di Stabia. Day 2: Castellammare di Stabia - Pompeii - Castellammare di Stabia (14 km) Cycle trip to Pompeii and the visit of the archeological site that hosts the unique Villa dei Misteri, we'll cycle back to the Marina of Castellammare and start sailing to Sorrento. Walking visit of the town and return to the boat. Overnight onboard at the Marina of Cassano in roadstead or at the harbor according to the weather conditions. Dinner and overnight onboard. Day 3: Sorrento – Positano – Amalfi (34 km) After breakfast, departure by bike along the Sorrento Coast. We'll cycle up the Passo San Pietro (St. Peter’s Pass) and enter the area of the Amalfi Coast. Our journey continues along the wonderful road overlooking the sea up to Positano. After the visit of Positano, we'll continue towards Amalfi, which at the end of the 10th century was the most powerful Mariner Republic of the Western world. Return to our boat. Dinner and overnight onboard at the harbor in Amalfi. Day 4: Amalfi – Minori – Vietri – Cetara (27 km) + alternative option to Ravello (37 km) From Amalfi, we'll continue our cycling trip along the coast, pedaling on the coastal road overlooking the sea and crossing the small villages of Minori, Maiori and Cetara. It is possible to make a deviation and go up towards Ravello; located at 300 mt. above sea level, from this village dominating the sea, you can enjoy a wonderful view on the Gulf of Salerno and over to the Cilento mountains. You return on the road along the coast to finally reach Vietri. You come back on board. Overnight onboard (dinner not included) in the small fishing harbor of Cetara. Day 5: Capri hiking tour Navigation to Capri and disembarkation in Marina Piccola (Capri). We'll hike on the island, reaching the village of Capri with its famous “piazzetta” and then continue to the Faraglioni. From above the cliff we'll enjoy a wonderful voew on the Gulf of Naples dominated by Mount Vesuvius. In the afternoon, embarkation and navigation to Ischia. Dinner and overnight onboard at the harbor in Ischia Casamicciola. Day 6: Ischia (18 km) Cycling from the port of Ischia Casamicciola, we will cross by bike the west part of the island among the scents and flavors of the Mediterranean Sea, crossing along the way all the little villages of which the island is scattered. Once we reach the thermal village of Sant’Angelo, embarkation and overnight at the harbor in Ischia Sant’Angelo. Day 7: Procida and Solfatara volcano We'll sail up to the island of Procida, where we'll enjoy a walking visit of the village La Corricella and the Abbey of San Michele. Return to the boat to continue to Pozzuoli, in the Bay of Naples. We visit on foot the historical city centre of Pozzuoli with a stop at the Roman Amphitheatre, the third biggest Amphitheatre of the roman empire. After the visit, we'll sail up to Marina di Castellammare di Stabia (in case of bad weather, it is possible to reach Castellammare with public transport). Overnight at the Marina of Castellammare di Stabia. Day 8: Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) Disembarkation in the morning at 09.00. End of services. The captain and the Tour Leader reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind, sea and weather conditions or organizational requirements. We wish to specify that this is not a sailing trip. The ship is a motor vessel, it has sails but the navigation is powered by engines.
Terrain: please expect several ups and downs; the daily stages are between 25 and 35 km; there is plenty of time to complete the bike tours, so you can cycle at your own pace all along the itinerary. However, this tour is recommended to people who have a good experience in biking tours. Not suitable for beginners. Difference in height is between 40 and 700 mt per day. Roads: country/secondary roads on day 2 (Pompeii); 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. On 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. Difference in heights:
Bicycles: aluminum city bikes. Rental contract to be signed on spot. Helmet rental possible with a supplement of €15 per helmet to be requested at the moment of the booking.
Participants: minimum 4
Luggage transfer: not necessary
Suitable for children: over 12 years old
Beginning of the tour: Castellammare di Stabia
Parking: you can park your car in the Marina of Castellammare di Stabia. Guarded parking €50 for the week. Reservation is not necessary.
End of the tour: Castellammare di Stabia, after breakfast.
Language spoken by the guide, program documents and assistance: English. We recommend to those who choose a tour with an English speaking guide to evaluate their familiarity with the language in order to interact with both the guide and the other participants.
Dietary requirements: Vegetarian meals are available, but please indicate this at the reservation. An additional charge of €50 per person will be applied to provide lactose or gluten-free meals. In all other allaergy or intolerance cases we will check the possibility of catering for it. In some cases an additional charge may apply.
Animals: not accepted
Other payment service: transfers to be requested and paid in advance: from Naples Capodichino airport or from Central station to Marina di Castellammare di Stabia or vice versa €40 per person.
|Difference in height, in ascent||x||+40||+700||+600 o +700||X||+300||X||x|
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Duration: 8 days/7 nights (4 cycling days e 2 trekking days)
Departures: all Saturdays from 27/04 to 22/06/2019 and from 31/08 to 12/10/2019 (included)
|Price per person||€|
|Price per person in double cabin||1315|
|Suppl. Per person for the suite on Silver star boat||35|
|Price per person in single cabin||2035|
|Port charges (to be paid in advance)||60|
|Transfer Naples airport/train station – boat (to be booked and paid in advance)||40|
|Extra night in Naples Hotel **** in double B&B||70|
|Extra night in Naples Hotel **** in single B&B||127|
By plane: the nearest airport is Naples Capodichino Airport. From here take the bus line Alibus to Naples central train station, then follow instructions in the section By train. By train: from Naples train station take the Circumvesuviana train and stop at Castellammare Centrale station, then take a taxi to the Marina di Castellammare di Stabia (more detailed information will be on the info sheet). By car: from Naples continue on the A3 highway in the direction of Pompei – Salerno, exit the highway at Castellammare di Stabia, take the SS145 in the direction of Castellammare, turn right in via Ripuaria, at the stop sign turn left in Via Napoli and then turn right in Traversa Varo. Once you have passed the rail crossing, turn left in Corso de Gasperi, and after 200 mt. you arrive at the entrance of the Marina.