Amalfi Coast & Gulf of Naples

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Visiting: Italy

Boat & Bike

7 nights from £1335 to £2025pp
Guiding Guided i
Level Moderate i
Standard Comfort i
Code IT020
Good For Coasts and Islands, Solo
Distance 58mi/93km !
Runs Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct
Departs Saturday
Fly to Naples
Return from Naples

Overview

What to expect

Discover the cultural heritage and sparkling islands of the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Naples on this stunning trip, which combines gentle road cycling with some short climbs rewarding you with spectacular scenic views. Spend your evenings onboard a beautiful wooden gulet and cruise along the coast or to sparking islands, taking in the stunning views of the Amalfi coast or diving into the sea for refreshing swims. A trip to the world-famous city of Pompeii, which was buried after a volcanic eruption in 79AD, gets this tour off to a historic start.

Lemon groves, white-washed villages, sparking shores and stylish resorts characterise the Amalfi coast, with the town of Sorrento a star attraction. You’ll cross the sea to the historic islands of Capri and Ischia, where you’ll find Roman ruins and thermal springs as well as stylish cafes and secret coves.

  • Sparking shores and Roman ruins on the islands of Capri and Ischia
  • Pompeii's ancient ruins and the Gulf of Naples
  • Sleeping volcanoes, blue bays and dramatic coastlines
  • Undulating cycling with daily cruises on a beautiful wooden gulet

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1 (Sat): Arrive in Castellammare

    Make your way to Castellammare di Stabia in the Bay of Naples and check on to the boat from 6pm. Look forward to a welcome drink and evening meal with your guide and crew.

  • Day 2 (Sun): Pompeii 9 miles (14 km)

    Cycle to the world-famous Roman city of Pompeii, which was buried in ash following an eruption by Mount Vesuvius in 79AD and is the largest open-air archaeological site in the world. Ride back to the boat and set sail for Sorrento. Take a stroll through this popular resort town, famous its limoncello digestif, wine, olives and woodwork.

  • Day 3 (Mon): Sorrento - Amalfi 21 miles (34 km)

    Ride along the Sorrento coast, crossing St Peter’s pass to join the Amalfi coast. Pedal along the twisting coast road to arrive at the colourful houses of Positano, arranged in the shape of an amphitheatre. Continue towards the pretty town of Amalfi and explore the narrow streets and white fisherman’s cottages. Return to the gulet and overnight in Amalfi's historic port. Own arrangements for evening meal on this day.

  • Day 4 (Tue): Amalfi - Cetara 17/23 miles (27/37 km)

    Ride along an undulating coast road, passing typical Amalfi villages. Take an optional detour to Ravello to see the beautiful dome in the main square and enjoy stunning views across the Gulf of Salerno. Return along the coast to Vietri. Spend the night in the small fishing port of Cetera. 

  • Day 5 (Wed): Capri

    Explore the island of Capri on foot, visiting the main village and famous Faraglioni rock formation. Take in stunning panoramas of the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius as you sail to the island of Ischia.

  • Day 6 (Thu): Ischia 11 miles (18 km)

    Ride from Ischia’s pretty port across the western part of the island, passing picturesque villages and little museums. Reach the thermal village of St Angelo and board the gulet for an overnight stop in the port Ischia Sant’Angelo.

  • Day 7 (Fri): Procida and Solfatara volcano

    Sail from Ischia to the island of Procida to explore the town on foot and visit the beautiful San Michele Abbey. Continue by boat to Pozzuoli in the bay of Naples. Take a transfer to the dormant volcano of Solfatara which still emits jets of steam and sulflrous fumes. In the afternoon, sail back to Castellammare di Stabia and overnight in the Marina.

  • Day 8 (Sat): Depart from Castellammare

    After breakfast, check out and disembark by 9am.

    Please note: The captain reserves the right to make itinerary changes if required due to weather or sea conditions.

Accommodation

Deriya Deniz*

The Deriya Deniz is a lovely, comfort class Caïque built with mahogany. The attention that has been given to the interior and exterior has produced a boat full of charm and comfort. She offers accommodation for 10 guests in 5 cabins consisting of 4 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. All cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, hairdryer and safe. The port-hole windows can be opened. A large sun deck equipped with comfortable mattresses and cushions makes a superb viewing platform while the covered rear deck is perfect for enjoying al fresco meals. 

The Caique Mariagiovanna will be used on the 22nd June, 31st of August & 7th of September departures and the Caique Silver Star II will be used on the 15th of June & 21st September departures. 

  • Deriya Deniz

  • Deriya Deniz

  • Saloon

  • Double Cabin

  • Twin Cabin

  • Deckplan

Dates & Prices

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Price includes

  • 7 nights aboard a comfort class motor yacht 
  • Board basis: Full board including breakfast, packed lunch, dinner on 6 evenings (dinner not included on Day 3 at Amalfi) 
  • English speaking tour guide on board and on bike
  • Maps and route information (on App)
  • Welcome meeting
  • Harbour charges

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • If adverse weather occurs, port fees for one night only will be charged locally
  • Drinks
  • Bike hire
  • Cycle helmets
  • Entrance fees to museums, parks and monuments
  • Special dietary requests (e.g. lactose or gluten-free)

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Bikes are equipped with a  completely waterproof rear pannier and one lock per cabin.

Bike Hire
£74

Hybrid with 21 gears with pannier

E-Bike Hire
£156

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Transfers

Naples airport to boat transfer (price based on two people)
£41pp
Boat to Naples airport transfer (price based on two people)
£41pp

Extra nights

Naples 4* Double room (bed & breakfast)
£64pp
Naples 4* Single room (bed & breakfast)
£117pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Naples

Take a bus to Naples train station. From there take a train (Trenitalia) to Castellammare centrale station and then take the bus to Marina di Castellammare de Stabia.

Getting back

Take a bus to Castellammare centrale station and then take the train (Trenitalia) to Naples train station. From there take a bus to Naples airport.

Fly from Naples

News, Reviews & FAQs

FAQs

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Will the itinerary ever change?

For Boat & Bike tours the boat will generally keep to the advertised itinerary, however the captain may have to adapt the itinerary due to the river or sea conditions.

How much space will I have in my cabin?

There is limited space in the cabins, so pack light and take a soft suitcase.

What's the etiquette with crew tips?

Tips are at your own discretion, an envelope is always left in the cabins on the last day.

Can the boat cater for special dietary requirements?

Please advise us of any special requirements at time of booking and we will notify the boat operator in advance. Understandably, kitchen galley space is limited and it may not be possible to provide specialist products (eg. Gluten free). We suggest you bring a few items with you and, in some cases, these can be provided at a supplement. 

Can I stay on the boat during the day and not cycle?

Yes, you can relax on the boat or explore when you arrive at each destination instead of cycling. 

Can I book by myself?

Absolutely! Boat & Bike tours are very sociable and a good choice for single travellers wishing to mix with other guests and share your common interest of cycling.

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We had a great holiday. The boat was a great way to move around and certainly a lovely way to relax after a day’s sailing. Cycling along the Amalfi Coast is a good way to see a lot in a limited time and certainly beats seeing it from a car. Overall a very good holiday.

Sally Rixon, UK, September 2018
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Best bike holiday so far.

John de la Paz, Gibraltar, June 2018

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