|Type of tour:||Guided|
|Distance:||20 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Saturdays: Apr 19-Jun 21; Aug 30-Oct 18, 2014. Fully booked dates: Apr 19, 26; May 31; Jun 21; Sep 20, 27, 2014|
|Start city:||Castellammare di Stabia (Naples), Italy|
|End city:||Castellammare di Stabia (Naples), 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 on board 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 sailing and relaxing with cycling along the narrow streets of Capri, Pompeii, Procida, Ischia Islands, and Sorrento.
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Day 1: Individual arrival to Castellammare di Stabia
Leaving at 6 p.m. from Marina di Castellammare di Stabia (Naples), the crew welcomes guests with drinks, dinner and presentation of the program.
Overnight in Castellammare di Stabia.
Day 2: Castellammare di Sabia – Pompeii – Sorrento (9 miles/15 km)
Today's cycle route leads you to Pompeii, the world's largest open-air archaeological site. A great example of past life, Pompeii's citizens remain fixed in their daily activites when Mount Vesuvius eruped in 79 A.D. and covered the city with ash and lava. From Pompeii the tour returns to Marina di Castellammare and Sorrento, where you can visit the town on foot.
Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 3: Sorrento – Positano – Amalfi (22 miles/35 km)
This morning you depart along the Sorrento coast. You cross "Passo San Pietro“ (St. Peters pass) and enter the Amalfi Coast. The route cycles along scenic roads on the way to Positano.
The colourful houses of Positano are built in an amphitheatre shape overlooking the sea, giving the village a unique and picturesque aspect. From Positano the tour continues to Amalfi, a powerful town during the 10th century maritime republic. Highlights of the town include the Abbey of Paradise, Church and main road that is connected with many narrow alleys between white fishermans' houses.
Overnight in Amalfi.
Day 4: Amalfi – Minori – Vietri – Cetara or Salerno (16 miles/25 km; optional Ravello route 22 miles/35 km)
From Amalfi you continue cycling on rolling roads overlooking the sea, passing the villages of Minori, Maiori and Cetara. You can also make a detour to Ravello to visit the Dome dedicated to Saint Pantaleone. Views along the route include the Gulf of Salerno and Cilento mountains, as well as Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo whose architecture was an inspiration to Wagner, a famous composer.
Cycling on you reach Vietri and Salerno. You'll join the gulet and navigate to Capri. You'll enjoy some time admiring the Amalfi coast from the sea.
Overnight in roadstead in Capri.
Day 5: Capri
Today you will have a break from cycling. You will have time to vist Capri's famous piazzetta and Faraglioni. Another highlight is a spectacular view from a cliff overlooking the Gulf of Naples dominated by Mount Vesuvius.
Overnight stay in the port of Ischia Casamicciola.
Day 6: Ischia (22 miles/35 km)
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 with the possibility of visiting little museums along the stage. Once we reach the thermal village of S. Angelo, embarkation and overnight in port.
Day 7: Procida – Naples – Castellammare di Stabia
We sail up to Procida and walking visit of the town and the San Michele Abbey. Return to the boat to continue to Napoli, disembarkation and visit of the city. Starting from “Spacca Napoli”, you will discover the city centre characterized by narrow streets, with washing hung out, baroque churches and palaces, the San-Carlo theatre, the Gallery Umberto the 1st, the Plebiscito Square.
In the afternoon we reach again the caique and we sail 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: Individual departure or additional nights
Disembarkation at 9:00 am. End of services.
(Please note that the program and details are subject to changes due to nautical and weather reasons.)
Saturdays: Apr 19-Jun 21; Aug 30-Oct 18, 2014. Fully booked dates: Apr 19, 26; May 31; Jun 21; Sep 20, 27, 2014
Please note: in case of adverse weather, the boat may need to return to port at night to anchor. In these cases there may be additional port fees not included in the cost of the tour package. The fees vary between ports, and will be divided among all participants and paid directly. (The per person/per night fees usually range €20-50.)
This tour sails on the Caique Deriya Deniz, which holds up to 10 guests. Deriya Deniz is 24 meters long and 6.6 meters wide, 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.
5 cabins with private services (shower and toilet):
All cabins have:
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. 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 the crew's 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.
This tour sails on the Caicco Maria Giovanna, which holds up to 10 guests. Maria Giovanna is a caique, a traditional Turkish vessel built with mahogany wood. You'll have an unforgettable and relaxing holiday on this boat with the charm of an ancient vessel and the functionality of a modern boat.
5 cabins with private services (shower and toilet):
All cabins have:
The stern and the bow provided with large and soft cushions are ideal for our guests who wish to enjoy very relaxing moments only just lying down to look at the amazing
landscapes in the glittering sunlight caressed by the sea breeze or simply to sunbathe. All the services that Maria Giovanna can offer you joined with an accurate and discreet
hospitality will really make your stay on it a very magic holiday. Aboard catering is our pride, 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.
Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:
All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:
You can bring your own bicycles (at no extra cost). However, the crew or tour operator are in no way responsible for any damage, loss or theft of such bicycles.
The bikes will have FLAT pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.
If you plan to bring your own seat, please let us know. The guide will help you to change out the seat.
Helmets are available to rent on this tour for €10, payable upon arrival. Helmets MUST be reserved at time of booking. For safety and hygiene purposes, we recommend that you bring your own, or purchase one when you arrive at your destination.
While the tour follows easy routes along coastal roads, it also encounters some gentle, rolling hills. It follows asphalted streets with some traffic.
The tour is great for cyclists in average physical condition. This tour is not suitable for children under 12.
"It was AMAZING. One of my best trips ever. The combination of boat and bike was a perfect fit for us. Seeing the Amalfi Coast from both perspectives was incredible. The guide and the boat staff did great at accommodating a very diverse group. The Amalfi was more beautiful than I ever expected, the bikes were fine and appropriately geared for the climbs. The food was good. It was not any less than marketed. In fact, I felt that it was better."
- Janet C.
Tour Start and End
Nearest airport: Naples, or further away, Rome, Italy
Nearest train station: Castellammare Centrale train station
From the Naples airport, you can take a 20-minute bus to Naples main train station (Naples Centrale) for about €3 per person. From the Naples train station, you can take a train to Castellammare Centrale train station. From there you can take bus line 2 or a taxi to the landing stage: Marina di Castellammare di Stabia.
By taxi: please book and pay in advance
From Naples airport or from Napoli Centrale train station, up to 4 pax: 75,00 €.
From Naples airport or from Napoli Centrale train station, up to 8 pax: 100,00 €.
From Castellammare Circumvesuviana Central Station up to 8 pax – 18,00 €.
By car: From Naples continue on the A3 highway in the direction of Pompei – Salerno, go out of the highway at Castellammare di Stabia, take the SS145 in the direction of Castellammare, turn right in via Ripuaria, at the Stop turn left in Via Napoli and then turn right in traversa Varo. Once you have passed the level-crossing turn left in Corso de Gasperi, and after 200 mt. you arrive at the entrance of the Marina.
Parking: you can park your car in the Marina of Castellammare di Stabia. Guarded parking € 40,00 for the week. Reservation is not necessary.
Transfers are available upon request!
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If clients need to cancel their booking before departure:
If the minimum number of participants required for a trip is not met (8 participants), we reserve the right to cancel it. The decision about whether the trip will take place or not will be made as early as possible, 21 days before the beginning of the trip at the latest. In case of trip cancellation, the payments you have made for the only tour will be fully refunded. There can be no additional claims made against us.
For cancellation after the confirm:
- 180 days or more before the beginning of the trip: 20% of the trip price
- 179 – 120 days before the trip begins: 30% of the trip price
- 119 – 60 days before the trip begins: 50% of the trip price
- 59 – 30 days before the trip begins: 90% of the trip price
- 29 – departure day: 100% of the trip price