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Italy - Cycling holiday on the Amalfi Coast

A cycling holiday along the Amalfi Coast in Italy, is an unforgettable experience! The Sorrento Peninsula is rich in both natural and cultural treasures. Well known villages such as Amalfi, Positano, Ravello and the seaside resort city of Sorrento, have a lot of amazing stories to tell you. This tour is for those who want to experience Italy's most beautiful coastline at their own pace, on an active holiday with a good mix of physical activity and time to relax and just enjoy. On this cycling tour you will discover the famous beauty and the secrets of the Amalfi Coast. You will be astonished at how easy it is to get off the beaten track, just a few hundred meters from the main tourist tracks, you will all of the sudden find yourself in the middle of nature. In other words: This cycling holiday is the perfect way to experience the Amalfi Coast.

  • Stay at charming hotels and a agrituristmo in these captivating villages
  • Manageable cycling stages, which allows for proper time to enjoy the breathtaking surroundings
  • With the detailed route descriptions and maps, you are easily able to be your own guides
  • Transportation of luggage from hotel to hotel
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Day 1 Arriving in Cetara

Upon arrival at Cetara you will check in at the hotel, where the bikes await you (if you do not bring your own). Depending on the arrival time, an evenings stroll through the small town's historical center, is posible before dinner is served in the restaurant of the hotel. Should you arrive early, you can take a short bikeride to the nearby beautiful village of Vietri sul Mare, famous for its production of colorful ceramics. 

 
Day 2 Cycling from Cetara to Amalfi with a visit to Ravello
  • (Cycling distance/time 25-35 km/2.5-3.5 hours)

In case you did not have time to experience Cetara yesterday, this is where you will be doing the first stop of the day. Take a cup of coffee in the café at the harbor, from where you can see the local fishermen working on their beautifully colored boats. Proceed to Capo d'Orso, the highest point of on the route, with sweeping views across the Amalfi Coast and all the way to the isle of Capri. From here you will have energy to enjoy the surroundings, as you roll down the mountain on a road that winds through lemon groves and forest, before reaching the dramatic cliffs near Maiori. This is the largest city on the coast and from here the route continues further around the beautiful mountain sides to Minori, a small attractive town with a beautiful seafront promenade. From here it is a short climb to Castiglione, where you can choose whether you want to continue on the bike up to Ravello (steep ascent) or cycle directly down to Amalfi. Here you can leave the bikes at the hotel and take a bus to Ravello. In the evening a private boat will take you to a restaurant in the bay near by. Here you will enjoy your dinner. - After dinner you will be sailed back to Amalfi.

Day 3 Cycling from Amalfi via Praiano and Positano to Sant'Agata
  • (Cycling distance/time 32 km/ 3hours)

Todays cycling will bring you on another part of the dramatic "Strada Amfltana" that runs from Amalfi to Sorrento. You will ride on the ridge of the peninsula with amazing views of both the Coasts of Amalfi and Sorrento. Just outside Amalfi passes the 'Grotta Azzurra' and the deep fjord Furore, where the fishing huts are clinging to cliffs. Continue with a short bike ride through the whitewashed village of Praiano, and all the way to Positano, the most picturesque villages on the coast.  When arriving at Positano you should make sure to cycle down to the town center towards the beach, from where you can explore the city on foot (most of the city alleys consists of stairs). On the other side of Positano the coast becomes more rugged, and the route ascents up to the Colli di San Pitro, which is beautifully situated on the ridge that separates the Amalfi Coast from the rest of the Sorrento Peninsula. The last stretch from here is short and flat and leads you to your hotel in Sorrento. Use the evening to relax and enjoy a great dinner in the hotel restaurant. 
 

Day 4 From Sant'Agata to Positano with views of Capri and Vesuvius
  • (Cycling distance/time 37- 48km/3.5-4.5 hours)

The first stage of todays route, will take you cycling on a plateau, high above the coast towards the tip of the peninsula, Punta Campanella. Here you can admire the beautiful panorama of the coastline, as well as the plains that stretches all the way to Naples and which is dominated by Mount Vesuvius. From Termini, located at the tip of the peninsula, there are great views to Capri. If you are up for a dip in the sea, you can go down to the lovely beach of Marina del Cantine, before returning along the coastal road in northern direction. Next you will cycle through the charming village of Massa Lubrense. It is possible to make an extension into Sorrento with its gorgous location on top of vertical limestone cliffs high above the sea. Or turn into the countryside again just before Sorrento and cycle up towards Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi. From here a short, flat stretch will bring you to Colle di San Pietro, and all the way down to Positano. Rolling down this road just before sunset is a worldclass cycling experience! Make yourself comfortable at your hotel in Positano before going out for dinner. Dinner tonight is at own expense, and there is a rich choice of restaurants and pizzerias.

 
Day 5 From Positano to Salerno
  • (Cycling distance/time 40km/3.5 hours)

Last day in the saddle, so make sure to take in as much of the charming Italian beauty and atmosphere with you home. If you have not visited the Cathedral of Amalfi, grabed a cup of coffee at the nice square in Atrani, enjoyed a piece of pastry from one of the bakeries in Minori, or even stoped for a cool beverage at Maiori's seafront promenade - now is the time to do it. Notise the beautiful surroundings you go through as you cycle towards Cetara, and maybe stop to check out some of the famous ceramics, as you pass through Vietri sul Mare. When you reach Salerno, get off the bikes, and take a stroll through the city, that holds a medieval castle, amazing botanical gardens, and beautiful caracteristic alleys in the old part of the city. In the evening you can choose the restaurent you want to end off your Amalfi Coast experience - Dinner on this evening is not included. You will stay at a hotel in Salerno. 

 
Day 6 Departure

After breakfast it is time to pack your luggage, and check out of the hotel for departure.

Prices includes

  • 1 night accommodation in Cetara, incl. breakfast.
  • 1 night accommodation in Amalfi, incl. breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation in Sant' Agata sui Due Golfi, incl. breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation in Positano, incl. breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation in Salerno, incl. breakfast
  • Dinner: 3 nights at good restaurants
  • Transportation of luggage between hotels
  • Detailed route descriptions, and relevant tourist information
  • Detailed cycling maps
  • Hotline for 24 hour local support
Not included
  • Transportation to the destination
  • Bicycle rental (110€ per person)
  • Cancellation- and travel insurance
EUR 920.00

Practical info

Price info
Note: 
The price is based on at least two participants accommodated in a double or twin room. For a surcharge we can organize the tour for individuals traveling alone. Contact us for price. - Please note that it is 'land only' prices.
 
On this tour you are on your own without a tour guide. We have arranged accommodations, route descriptions and maps, but you must organise your own transportation to the starting point of the destination.
 
Dates of departure 
This tour can be arranged with a starting day of your choice from mid march to mid november. 
Be aware that a lot of the cycling is done on the coast route, which you share with ordinary trafic. From June-September the traficlevel i high, so in this period we strongly recomend to start the cycling stages early in the morning.

 
 
 
Transportation

Please note that transportation to and from the destination is NOT included in the package, and that you have to make sure to book your own flight. It is your responsibility to ensure that the flight schedule fits start and end dates of your trip. We recommend that you book the trip with us before you buy your plane tickets.
Rome or Napoli is the most accessible airports for Cetara and Salerno.  
The tour from Rome/Napoli to Salerno, is most easily made by train. On www.trenitalia.com it is easy to get an overview of timetables and destinations on the Italian trains (Rome/Salerno takes between 2-3 hours, Napoli/Salerno takes about 40 minutes). Since it is difficult to purchase or change tickets online, we recommend that you buy them directly from the ticket machines at the train station before departure

Local Transportation
The local SITA bus tickets from Salerno to Cetara, can be purchased in the small tabaccio and news stands near the busstops. Also ask here for the most updated timetables. The cost of tickets are 3-4 euros and the bus runs approx. every half hour.

 
Accommodation

You will stay one night in hotels in Cetara and Amalfi, one night in a charming agriturismo in Sant' Agata and one night at hotels in Positano and Salerno.  Breakfast is included, and three nights dinner according to program.

 
Trip grading

The cycling takes place on roads with good surface, and is a level 2, with a few longer ascents. Read more about our grading system here. You cycle on quiet roads, with limited amount of traffic. In the high season of summer, the roads are a little more crowded, but this is rarely a problem.

 
Cancellation insurance

Cancellation Insurance is the customer's own responsibility. When you book a trip with us, you should consider whether you want to take out cancellation insurance against sudden illness, or whether you are already covered. You have to arrange the cancellation insurance in you home country.

Travel insurance

We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by a necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.

 
Passports and visa

It is the customer’s responsibility to have a valid passport. It is also the customer’s responsibility to seek and obtain any necessary visa for travelling to the booked destination. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected return. Note that there may be special visa requirements for different foreign nationalities. Please note that processing time for visas to some countries may be several weeks. Mountain Adventures have no responsibility for any lack of travel documents. Be aware of any transit visa requirements.

Vaccinations

We advise you to contact a medical specialist or your personal doctor or a licensed vaccination clinic. In case vaccination is recommended it is advised to bring your vaccination certificate when traveling.

Trip notes

When booking the trip, you will receive all relevant pre-tour information. On individual self-guided tours trip notes, maps and other destination material will be given to you upon arrival at the first accommodation.

 
Bike rental

You can rent bikes of good quality and different sizes. Aluminum mountain bikes with 24 gears. The bikes will be handed out at the first hotel and is equipped with a luggage rack, cyclometer, lock and a basic repair kit. To rent our bikes, please mention this in the "Comments" section when booking a tour. Please indicate your height so we can have bike ready in the appropriate size.

Rental price: for the whole trip is € 110, - per person.

 
Climate

It can be hard to plan your trip according to the weather, but to give an idea of the local climate, see data below:

Statistics for Amalfi as seen on www.yr.no

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