Boat & Bike

7 Days in the Gulf of Naples

The carefree cycling and the charm of the sea, Boat & Bike, are the perfect mix that will give you the experience of a unique holiday. This trip by bike and sailboat will take you, through land and sea, to discover the natural treasures and cultural heritage of the Gulf of Naples. We will visit the magnificent Amalfi Coast, on board of our boat, equipped with every comfort and highly qualified staff. We will stop in Procida and then in Capri, the pearl of the Gulf of Naples, famous all over the world for its incomparable beauty. Depending on the chosen route you will be able to use different models of bike, to enjoy fully this extraordinary experience.

ITINERARY IN BRIEF

Total km in Bike about 130 – Total difference in altitude 1500 m

​1st day: welcome, meeting with the Skipper and the Guide for the starting briefing; accomodation in the galley and shipment to Darsena Acton.​

2nd day: landing to Pozzuoli's port, tour in bike (Bianchi MTB or Trekking) in the Flegrea area. 

Difficulty: medium 

Distance: about 40 km.

Duration: about 5 hours

In the afternoon embarkation at Pozzuoli

​3rd day: circumnavigation of the island of Procida on board, with stop and bath in the Vivara's park.

4th day: landing to Torre Annunziata's port. Tour in E-Bike Pompeii excavation, and Vesuvius.

Difficulty: medium

Distance. about 60 km

Duration: about 6 hours

In the afternoon embarkation at Torre Annunziata and the night in harbor in the zone of Vico Equense-Seiano-Massalubrense.

5th day: We will sail to Amalfi by boat, with stop and having bath in Nerano and visiting the islands Li Galli.

 

6th day: landing at Amalfi's port, tour in bike (Bianchi MTB or Trekking) in the coast zone.

Difficulty: medium

Distance: about 30 km 

Duration: about 4 hours

In the afternoon embarkation to Amalfi. Night in harbor or at port.

7th day: we will sail to the island of Capri, with stop and having bath at the shadow of Faraglioni.

In the evening return at the port of Naples.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1

In the afternoon, before embarking at Darsena Acton in Naples, it will be the meeting with the Skipper and the Guide for  the starting briefing, then we will proceed  with the accomodation in the galley.

In the evening you can have dinner on boat or visit the city and have dinner in an authorized restaurant.

Day 2

In the morning, we will sail in the Gulf of Naples making for Pozzuoli.

Duration of navigation: about 1,5 hours.

Landing to Pozzuoli, we will start the bike tour going to Terme di Baia, riding round the Fusaro Lake, with the famous Casina Vanvitelliana that stands out the lake. Passing by Miseno and Averno lakes, we will visit the Castello di Baia. We will finish the tour visiting the Piscina Mirabilis.

Bike route's details:

 

Difficulty: medium

Distance: about 40 km

Total difference in altitude: about 120 m

Duration without visits: about 3 hours

Duration with visits: about 5 hours

​​POINTS OF INTEREST

 

Castello Aragonese di Baia: stands out of Baia, in an area of considerable strategic importance of Bacoli. It was on top of a promontory defended naturally, to the east, by a high tufaceous cliff overlooking the sea, and to the west by the deep depression of the caldera of two volcanoes called "Fondi di Baia". Equipped with walls, ditches and drawbridges, the castle was practically impregnable. Its position allowed a very wide control of the area, preventing the approach of enemy fleets.​

 

Piscina Mirabilis: in Miseno, on the north-west side of the Gulf of Naples, there is the largest Roman cistern of drinking water ever built. It dates from the Augusteo period, it is entirely excavated in the tuff and has a capacity of 12,000 cubic meters of water. The impressive architectural work, which will not fail to amaze you, is 15 meters high, 72 meters long and 25 meters wide. It is covered by a barrel vault supported by 48 huge cruciform pillars, arranged in four rows to form five long naves.

​In the evening we will sail from Pozzuoli going to the island of Procida. Dinner on board.

Duration of navigation: about 1,5 hours

BIKE FOR THE EXCURSION

For this tour we suggest to use a city bike Lombardo Siena/Amantea, included in the travel quota.

For those who wish something different, we have available Trekking or MTB Bianchi applying a supplement of €10.00. Or an E-Bike Cube a supplement of € 30.00 will be applied.

 

Day 3

In the morning we will circumnavigate the island of Procida by boat, with stop for having a bath at Vivara's park.

Duration of navigation: about 1 hour

All day will be completely dedicated to the adventure on boat.

You could have the opportunity to admire the island of Procida by an other point of view. You could have a bath near the island of Vivara.

We will spend the evening in the port of Procida, having dinner on boat or in a typical restaurant, where you can taste local specialties such as lingue, fresh granita and babà soaked up limoncello.

Day 4

In the morning we will sail to the port of Torre Annunziata.

Duration of navigation: about 3 hours.

A tour rich of history, which will take us to visit Pompeii, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, with the remains of the city overwhelmed by the eruption of 79 AD.

After a short refreshment, we will head towards the slopes of Vesuvius from Torre del Greco, from which we will begin the hard but exciting ascent to the discovery of the most famous volcano in the world. We will make the acquaintance of the geological history of the mountain, visiting the crater, from which we can still see the active steam fumaroles.

Bike route's details:

Difficulty: medium

Total km in bike: about 60 km

Total difference in altitude: about 1000 m

Duration without visits: about 6 hours

Duration with visits: about 8 hours

POINTS OF INTEREST

Pompeii: the terrible eruption of Vesuvius that buried Pompeii on the 24th of  August 79 AD.  left to posterity the opportunity to appreciate and visit the city as it was to the ancient inhabitants just before the catastrophe. The Pompeians did not know that the "Mount Vesuvius" was a volcano. In 1997, to preserve the integrity of the ruins, along with those of Herculaneum and Oplontis, they became part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Vesuvius: Vesuvius is among the most studied volcanoes and kept under control in the world. It is part of the Somma-Vesuvio mountain system. It is located slightly inside the coast of the Gulf of Naples, about ten kilometers east of the capital of Campania.Vesuvius is a glimpse of unusual beauty in the panorama of the gulf.

 

In the evening we will embark from Torre Annunziata and the night will be spent in the bay in the area Vico Equense-Seiano-Massalubrense, with dinner on board.

BIKE FOR THE EXCURSION

For this tour the use of E-Bike Cube bikes is included in the travel quota.

For those who wish something different, we have available

carbon racing bikes Bianchi Sempre or Intenso with Campagnolo Athena or Shimano Ultegra group.

 

Day 5

In the morning we will sail to the Amalfi coast.

Duration of navigation: about 3 hours

A beautiful day spent relaxing on Amalfi coast. We will make some stops to enjoy every wonders that this land offers. You could swim in Nerano, then, go to admire the wonderful Fiordo di Crapolla. One of the most suggestive bay of tha Massa Lubrense coast.

Between Capri and Positano there is the Li Galli archipelago that includes three islands. It was also called Le Sirenuse because of the idea that some mermaids live there.

Who prefers should have a bath.

Day 6

We will spend a magnificent evening in the harbor or at the port of Amalfi, having dinner on board or in a local restaurant.

In the morning we will start a bike tour on Amalfi's coast passing by Amalfi, Ravello and Positano.

The Amalfi's coast is a natural paradise that UNESCO declared Humanity Heritage in the 1977. It was defined the most beautiful coast in the world that you could ride by our bikes and enjoy as never happened before.

Starting from the sea level we will arrive at 402 metres. 

THis tour has been thought to admire the amazing landscapes and to let you stop in important sities such as Amalfi, Ravello and Minori.

Bike route's details:

Difficulty: medium

Distance: about 30 km 

Total difference in altitude: about 400 m

Duration without visits: about 4 hours

Duration with visits: about 6 hours

POINTS OF INTEREST

Amalfi: ancient maritime republic, gives its name to the stretch of the peninsula on which stands the Amalfi coast. Among the most important and prosperous Italian trading centers, it contributed with its vitality to the growth of the neighboring towns. A sea of ​​charm, enchanting nature, dreaming landscapes, monuments, history, food and wine make Amalfi one of the favorite destinations for tourists who choose Italy and the south for their holidays.

Ravello: the famous and picturesque tourist center, discovered and visited by many celebrities of all art, attracted by its intellectual appeal and fascination of its architecture and its famous villas. Ravello is situated on a steep cliff; it dominates Maiori and Minori and enjoys a famous panoramic view of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Gulf of Salerno.
 

Minori:  Since 1997 has been declared by UNESCO, a World Heritage. Originally it was a small fishing village, but in the twentieth century a remarkable urbanization, combined with tourism, has made Minori one of the small gems of the Coast.

In the evening we will stay in the port of Amalfi. You can have dinner  on board or go down and walk around shopping in the picturesque boutiques and the many craft shops, tasting the typical local products.

BIKE FOR THE EXCURSION

For this tour we suggest the use of Trekking or MTB included in the travel quota.

 

For those who wish, carbon racing bikes are available (Bianchi "Sempre" or "Intenso" with Campagnolo Athena or Shimano Ultegra); alternatively, E-Bike Cube is available.

In both cases a supplement of € 10.00 is applied.

 

Day 7:
In the morning we will go the island of Capri, where we will spend the day in total relax enjoying its beauties.

Duration of navigation: about 2 hours.

Day dedicated completely to the pearl of the Neapolitan gulf: Capri. Lush, extraordinary, with a mild climate. Of limestone origin, Capri is the Mediterranean island that has seen in passing time intellectuals, artists and writers, all inspired by its magical beauty. A mix of history, nature, worldliness, culture, events, which meet here every day and which gave life to the Myth of Capri, a legend without equal in the world.

In the evening we will return to the port of Naples to conclude our holiday.
 

PRICES OF THE PACKAGE

Costs per person (in double cabin) for groups of 6/8 participants:

  • March and November               € 850.00

  • April to May                                € 990.00

  • June/September/October        € 1150.00   

 

Supplement for single cabin: The cost will be calculated with an extra of 50% compared to the double cabin and depending on the season chosen.

Services included:

  • Navigation and overnight stays by boat (in the harbor);

  • Outboard Tender;

  • Bicycle and helmet rental;

  • Cycling guide;

  • Oil;

  • Boat final cleaning.

 

Services not included:

  • During the bike tours you have two options for lunch: "breakfast bag" (€ 15.00 per person, includes: typical products of Campania, water and dessert) or lunch in a restaurant / farm (average price of about € 45.00 / 50.00 per person, includes: starter, first course, second course, fruit. Beverages are not included);

  • Overnight in port: the cost per person will be calculated according to the season (the cost is about € 90.00);

  • Galley, which will be carried out on the first day (before boarding all together) for about € 50.00 per person;

  • Supply of bed linen at a cost of € 12.00 per person;

  • Tickets for archaeological sites;

  • Possible tips;

  • Extras and everything not included in "included services".

Notes: Depending on weather conditions the skipper will be able to decide any variations in navigation.

On request personalized tours.

For more information and booking, write to: info@irentbike.com

Terms and  conditions

 

Associazione "Solo in bici"

Via E. Scaglione 476, 80145 Napoli

Locations open only for retreats by reservation

Scafati (Na) - Via Dante Alighieri 15, 84018

Vico Equense (Na) - Corso Filangieri 80069

Piano di Sorrento (Na) - Via delle Rose 35, 80063 

Amalfi (Sa) - Piazzale dei Protontini 6, 84011

Salerno - Lungomare Cristofaro Colombo 84/90, 84031

San Giorgio del Sannio (BN) - Via delle Cesine 9, 82018 

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