Amalfi Coast

Campania Italy: (ZZ-BK-VN01)
URL: http://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/bike_italy_cycling_naples_amalfi.aspx

Introduction
Campania Italy

This is a journey that will take place both on land and on water, searching the natural treasures and cultural heritage spotted along the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Naples. A cruise onboard 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.

It 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.

 

Accomodation

During this trip, you will be sleeping on a boat for all 7 nights. All rooms feature air conditioning with independent regulation, LCD TV and Hi- Fi, a little wardrobe, enough space to place bags and luggage (please exclude rigid luggage) and portholes that can be opened.

 

Depending on your departure, you will be sleeping on one of the following caiques (a traditional Turkish vessel).

 

 

Caique Deriya Deniz (used on all departures except June 15th and 22nd, August 31st, Sept. 7th and

21st)

6 cabins with private services (shower and WC) each cabin is about 9 m2 (bathroom included).

4 double cabins + 2 twin cabins with separate beds - 12 places total

Deriya Deniz is a 24 meters long and 6,6 meters wide gullet, 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.

 

CABINS

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), 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 mattresses 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.

 

 

Caique Mariagiovanna (used on June 22nd, August 31st, Sept. 7th and for charter requests or doubled departures)

5 cabins – 10 places max. 1 cabin will be used by the guide.

2 double cabins and 3 twin cabins, with private services (shower and WC)

Mariagiovanna is a caique, a traditional Turkish vessel built with mahogany wood, which will make you live an unforgettable and relaxing holiday joining together the antique charm of an “ancient vessel” with the functionality of a modern boat.

 

CABINS

Comfortable cabins, air conditioning and private services and WC on board to provide the clients the maximum comfort.

 

 

Caique Silver Star II (used on June 15th, Sept. 21th and for charter requests or doubled departures)

4 cabins – 8 places max.

1 suite, 2 double cabins and 1 twin cabin, with private services (shower and WC)

Silver Star II is a sturdy vessel built in 2006, with the latest construction techniques and high quality materials. The interior contains elements of two worlds: on the one hand, the classic Turkish caique and, on the other, the most recent modern technological applications. Safety on board is guaranteed by the high standard equipment and by the technical preparation of our crew.

 

CABINS

The caique gathers 4 luxury cabins: 1 spacious suite, 2 double cabins and 1 twin cabin, and can accommodate up to 8 people.

All cabins are equipped with private services with hot and cold water, shower box or bathtub, hairdryer.

They all have air conditioning, a little wardrobe, enough space to place bags and luggage (please exclude

trolleys and rigid luggage) and portholes.

The guests can also relax on comfortable beach mattresses on the large solarium deck enjoying the sounds of the sea. The back deck has a table for breakfasts and dinners.

 

 

NIGHTS IN ROADSTEAD

During the night of day 4 and 6 the caique does not stay docked on the harbor, but stays anchored in roadstead, some ten meters away from the shore. In case of bad weather conditions, should you need enter in the port for the night, the cost for the docking must be divided between all the participants and to be paid on place (please consider 200/300€ in total, per night, to be divided among all the participants).

 

 

Single and triple occupancy:

Triple occupancy is not possible on this trip.

Single supplement is mandatory if you are traveling by yourself.

 

 

Meals:

The tour is on full board. All meals are included except for 1 dinner not included in Amalfi.

Onboard catering is our pride; it is the result of a much cultural research, suggested by the old local seaside villages. Carpaccio, fresh seafood and vegetables, pasta, meat and the herbs of the Mediterranean scrubs of Campania, are the absolutes on our table.

Breakfast includes breads, butter, jam, cheese, ham, coffee, milk and tea. From the breakfast buffet you can also prepare your own picnic lunch.

The dinner is served at about 7:30 - 8 PM. After dinner you can decide to enjoy the view from the boat of the lights of the Gulf, just relaxing on the deck. You can also decide to go ashore for a walk. The people of this region of Italy are very vital and cheerful and you could share their goliardic spirit singing “O Sole Mio” or playing the guitar.

 

Drinks are not included in the full board. Unfortunately you are not allowed to bring your own drinks on ship, but on the boat you can always get drinks at extra cost. Generally, the crew will mark your drinks in a list that you are required to pay at the end of the trip.

 

 

Dietary Restrictions
If you are vegetarian, or if you require special dietary arrangements, please inform us before departure. We will do our best to satisfy your needs. However, we inform you that this is not always possible if you have very special requirements. If you have important food allergies, we ask you to give us a list of the food that you can eat before your arrival so that the cook can be prepared to plan and shop accordingly. An additional charge of 50€ per person will be applied to provide lactose or gluten-free meals.

In all other allergy or intolerance cases we will check the possibility of catering for it. In some cases an additional charge may apply.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

BOAT

Caique Deriya Deniz (used on all departures except June 15th and 22nd, August 31st, Sept. 7th and 21st)

5 cabins with private services, shower and WC. 1 cabin will be used by the guide.
10 places: 4 double cabins + 1 twin cabin with separate beds
Deriya Deniz 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): 4 double cabins and 1 twin cabin, 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, a little wardrobe, enough space to place bags and luggage (please exclude trolleys and rigid luggage), a safe and portholes. 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 relax on comfortable beach mattresses on the large solarium deck enjoying the sounds of the sea. The back deck is covered and has a table for breakfasts and dinners.

Caique Mariagiovanna (used on June 22nd, August 31st, Sept. 7th and for charter requests or doubled departures)
5 cabins – 10 places max. 1 cabin will be used by the guide.
2 double cabins and 3 twin cabins, with private services (shower and WC)
Mariagiovanna is a caique, a traditional Turkish vessel built with mahogany wood, which will make you live an unforgettable and relaxing holiday joining together the antique charm of an “ancient vessel” with the functionality of a modern boat.
The stern and the bow are provided with large and soft cushions which are ideal for our guests who wish to enjoy very relaxing moments just looking at the amazing landscapes in the glittering sunlight caressed by the sea breeze, or simply to sunbathe.
All the services that Mariagiovanna can offer, together with an accurate and discreet hospitality will really make your stay on it a very magic holiday.
Comfortable cabins, air conditioning and private services and WC on board, provide the clients the maximum comfort.

Caique Silver Star II (used on June 15th , Sept. 21th and for charter requests or doubled departures)
4 cabins – 8 places max.
1 suite, 2 double cabins and 1 twin cabin, with private services (shower and WC)
Silver Star II is a sturdy vessel built in 2006, with the latest construction techniques and high quality materials. The interior contains elements of two worlds: on the one hand, the classic Turkish caique and, on the other, the most recent modern technological applications. Safety on board is guaranteed by the high standard equipment and by the technical preparation of our crew.
The caique gathers 4 luxury cabins: 1 spacious suite, 2 double cabins and 1 twin cabin, and can accommodate up to 8 people.
All cabins are equipped with private services with hot and cold water, shower box or bathtub, hairdryer.
They all have air conditioning, a little wardrobe, enough space to place bags and luggage (please exclude trolleys and rigid luggage) and portholes.
The guests can also relax on comfortable beach mattresses on the large solarium deck enjoying the sounds of the sea. The back deck has a table for breakfasts and dinners.

BIKES
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The most suitable bike for this tour is our 21 gear hybrid bike, which can make cycling easier, especially during the steep ascents. The roads of the tour are mostly asphalted, but we still do not recommend the racing bike style.
If you require rental bikes we kindly ask you to inform us at the moment of the booking, by communicating to us your body height and if you need a Gent or Lady bike.
We offer aluminium city bikes for gents and ladies with 21 speeds Shimano and one big lateral waterproof pannier bag, front shock absorbers, reinforced rims, soft saddles. If you prefer bringing your own  bike seat, the guide will help you in substituting it. For each cabin one lock is provided. In case of the puncturing of a tire or the fall of the chain - the guide will help you repair it. For any more important problem should occur, we will substitute your bike as soon as possible. In Italy it is not possible to subscribe bike insurance. In case of theft, loss or damages caused by neglect or mistreatment occurred to the bike, you will have to pay till 300€  directly on site.


GUIDE...
The guide will be always on board with you and he will guide you during the bike stages. The guide is Italian and he is a professional environmental guide and English & Italian speaking. The official language of the tour will be English. The guide will always have a first aid kit and the necessary to repair bikes. During the bike tour, the guide will uniform the speed and he will suggest often pauses to rest, admire the scenery and take some pictures. You can decide to cycle individually if you prefer... the guide will help you with all the information about the itinerary.

HELMETS 
To avoid traumas and for your own safety we advise you to always use the helmet during the bike tour.  We can rent it, but it is better if you have your own helmet. The cost of the helmet is ~10€ per week, payable on site. 

Level of difficulty: MEDIUM
The daily stage is between 25 and 35 km and there is all the time to do the bike tour and to cycle with
tranquility all along the itinerary. However, this tour is recommended to people who have a good
experience in biking tours. Not suitable for children under 12 years old. Not suitable for beginners. Please
expect several ups and downs. Difference in level is between 40 and 700 mt per day.

Terrain: country roads on day 2 (Pompei), 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. 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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Individual arrival

Embarkation at 18h00 at the Marina di Castellammare di Stabia (NA), accommodation on board, welcome drink, dinner and presentation of the program. Night in the port of Castellammare di Stabia.

 

Day 2: cycle trip to Pompeii  

Cycle trip to Pompeii and visit of Pompeii and the Villa dei Misteri. It is the biggest open-air archaeological site of the world. 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 at the Marina di Cassano in roadstead or in the port in case of bad weather conditions.

By bike: approximately 14 kms. Total Height difference: 40 m

 

Day 3: Sorrento – Positano – Amalfi  

In the morning departure by bike along the 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. After Positano you continue towards Amalfi, the most powerful Mariner Republic at the end of X century. Return to the gullet. You are free for dinner. Overnight in port in Amalfi.

By bike: approximately 34 kms. Total Height difference: 700 m

 

Day 4: Amalfi – Minori – Vietri – Cetara  

From Amalfi you continue your cycle tour 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.

By bike: approximately 27 kms. Total Height difference: 600 m OR approximately 37 kms. Total Height difference: 700 m

 

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: Ischia  

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. Once you reach the thermal village of S. Angelo, embarkation and overnight in port in Ischia Sant’Angelo.

By bike: approximately 18 kms. Total Height difference: 300 m

 

Day 7: Procida and Solfatara volcan

We sail up to Procida, walking visit of the town and San Michele Abbey. Return to the boat to continue to Pozzuoli, in the bay of Naples. We visit on foot the historical city center of Pozzuoli with a stop at the Roman Amphitheatre, the third biggest amphitheater of the roman empire. After the visit, return of foot to the boat. Navigation up to Marina di Castellammare di Stabia (in alternative, we reach Castellammare with public means). Overnight in the Marina of Castellammare di Stabia.

 

Day 8: Departure

Disembarkation at 09.00. End of the services

 

The captain and the guide 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.


Rates and Dates for Amalfi Coast

Rates include:

Accommodation in double cabin with private facilities, on full board from the dinner of day 1 to the breakfast of day 8 (1 dinner not included in Amalfi), Italian/English speaking guide, sheets and towels (1 change per week), overnights in port (except 1 night in roadstead).

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20198 day boat and cycling tour€1315$1580
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.2

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2019 Single supplement 720 $865
2019 Bike rental (24 speeds) 90 $110
2019 E-bike rental 190 $230
2019 Port charges (mandatory) 60 $75
2019 Extra night in B&B Naples, dbl, pp 80 $95
2019 Extra night in B&B Naples, single 145 $175
2019 Transfer from Naples airport/ train station to boat, roundtrip, pp 50 $60
2019 Lactose/ gluten-free dietary restriction 50 $60

Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 04/27 - 05/04 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Expired
A 2019 05/04 - 05/11 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Expired
A 2019 05/11 - 05/18 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Expired
A 2019 05/18 - 05/25 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Expired
A 2019 05/25 - 06/01 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Reserve
A 2019 06/01 - 06/08 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Reserve
A 2019 06/08 - 06/15 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Reserve
A 2019 06/15 - 06/22 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Reserve
A 2019 06/22 - 06/29 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Reserve
A 2019 08/31 - 09/07 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Reserve
A 2019 09/07 - 09/14 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Reserve
A 2019 09/14 - 09/21 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Reserve
A 2019 09/21 - 09/28 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Reserve
A 2019 09/28 - 10/05 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Reserve
A 2019 10/05 - 10/12 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Reserve
A 2019 10/12 - 10/19 8d / 7n 8 day boat and cycling tour 4 /14 Reserve

Dates Note: Departures every week from Saturday

Rates do not include:

Journey to/from the embarkation harbor, bike rental, drinks, one dinner in Amalfi, entrance fees (museums, parks, monuments), tips, extras, everything not included in the price includes.

Other Info
Meeting: Castellammare di Stabia Harbour
Airport: Naples, Rome
Transfer: From Naples to Castellammare di Stabia by train, bus or private transfer

Climate:


Naples area

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

57

57

62

67

75

82

87

88

81

74

65

58

Average Low Temperature (°F)

42

42

46

50

57

64

69

69

63

57

49

43

Average High Temperature (°C)

14

14

17

19

24

28

31

31

27

23

18

15

Average Low Temperature (°C)

5

6

8

10

14

18

20

21

17

14

9

6

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

8

7

6

6

4

2

1

0

5

5

8

7

Source: NOAA

 

Seasons
Summer gets usually hot but fresh air from the sea makes the heat bearable.
April to June and September to October is usually warm to mild with only a few rainfall, making those ideal times to visit..

 

What To Bring:
CLOTHES
Bike pants and bike gloves are important for a comfortable cycling. Casual clothes you normally use are suitable too. It is better dress cotton and dry-fit clothes in summer and never heavy because in Campania the climate is always warm. Singlet, shirts, blouses, sweaters, wind cheater jackets (Gore-Tex), linen or cloth trousers, shorts and cotton socks. You need a hat, sunglasses, bathing costume, sea towels, sunscreen and a big water-bottle (2 litres).
Bring with you also a knapsack of max. 20 L. This little knapsack will be spacious enough to contain all you need for the daily stage and you can put it inside the lateral bag of the bike. In this way, when you stop for a visit, you have just to take it out from the pannier.


TO DO NOT FORGET…
Your camera or video camera to fix the nicest moments of your holiday and we will appreciate if you will send us some of them.

BICYCLES

The suitable bike for this tour is a 21 gear hybrid bike, which can make cycling easier, also during the steep ascent. The roads of the tour are mostly asphalted but we do not recommend the racing bike.

RENTAL BIKES
If you require rental bikes we kindly ask you to inform us at the moment of the booking, by communicating us your body height and if you need a Gent or Lady bike.
You get, as tour equipment, aluminium city bikes for gents and ladies with 21 speeds Shimano and one big lateral waterproof pannier bag, front shock absorbers, reinforced rims, soft saddles. If you prefer bringing your own saddle, the guide will help you in substituting it. For each cabin one lock is provided. In case of the puncturing of a tyre or the fall of the chain the guide will help you repair it. For any more important problem should occur, we will
substitute your bike as soon as possible.
In Italy it is not possible to subscribe a bike insurance. In case of theft, loss or damages caused by neglect or mistreatment occurred to the bike, you will have to pay till 300€ directly on site.

HELMETS
To avoid traumas and for your own safety we ask you to use always the helmet during the bike tour. We can rent it free, but it is better if you have your own helmet.

OWN BIKES
If you take your own bikes with you  during the tour, please equip yourself with a repair kit, a new inner tube, lateral bags and a lock. Before the departure check carefully the brakes, the tyres and the chain.
The bikes will often take aboard and out from the boat and we are not responsible for eventual damages due to these movements.