Naples and Amalfi Coast

Naples and Amalfi Coast

October 2nd - October 8th, 2022 or upon request
Difficulty level: intermediate

 

Why choosing this holiday:
  • Ride on Vesuvius, admire Gulf of Naples from this wonderful view

  • A dinner in the "piazzetta" of Amalfi, taste spaghetti with Cetara anchovy sauce

  • Arrive in Ravello and be enchanted by its colors in a sunny cycling day

 

It is not possible to describe the emotions of Naples and the magic of the Amalfi Coast using only images and words. You must breathe its air, see the colours of the earth and sea with your eyes. You have to talk to the people in the streets and hear the sounds of Naples. You have to savour the food flavours and enjoy a pizza Margherita mixed with the Neapolitan dialect. If you add two pedals to all this you will live an experience without equal and you will return again to this beautiful land. The nostalgia for Africa was invented in Naples, but the Neapolitans did not know it.

Accommodation: 4 stars Hotel 

 

Day 1 | Naples

Welcome to the hotel and tour briefing. Check equipment and positioning on the bike. Visit to the Borghetto del Castello and dinner at the restaurant on the seafront.

 

Day 2 | His Majesty Vesuvius 

60 km, 1150 m 

Departure for Mount Vesuvius, the volcano overlooking Naples, for a 4-hour bike ride. Passing by the Royal Reggia di Portici (here it will be possible to enjoy a guided tour of about 60 minutes) before arriving at Vesuvius for a guided walking tour around the crater. Lunch at the foot of the volcano or or light lunch on the road. Riding to Pompei we will stop for a debriefing at a pastry shop to enjoy the typical “sfogliatella”. Return to the hotel and dinner at a sea restaurant.

 

Day 3 | Sunset in Amalfi 

56 km, 1200 m 

We start the day with a guided tour of the Pompei Archaeological Park (2 hours) on foot and from there we depart by bike in the late morning towards the famous Amalfi Coast. We will stop in the beautiful Sorrento after 25km for a light lunch and cycle all the way to Amalfi though one of the most scenic rides you will ever experience. Arrival in Amalfi and check in at the hotel, before enjoying an exclusive aperitif on a boat to watch the sunset from the water. Return for dinner to a restaurant by the sea. Once we are back to the hotel we will do a briefing for the next day.

 

Day 4 | Ravello, Vietri, Salerno and Cetara 

45 km, 1120 m 

Departure from Amalfi to climb up to the fascinating town of Ravello and stop for 30 minute to take a rest while admiring the stunning view of this terrace over the cliffs. We leave to reach Vietri to visit a ceramic artisan workshop for about half an hour. Arrival in Salerno for a light lunch at the famous Solopasta Restaurant. Return to Cetara and relaxing afternoon on the beach. In the evening we will enjoy a typical dinner with the unmissable Spaghetti with anchovy sauce from Cetara. Briefing in the “Piazzetta”.

 

Day 5 | Cava dei Tirreni, Scafati, Naples 

60 km, 500 m 

Departure for Naples for a total of 4 hours by bike. Reaturn via the inland road, climbing the spectacular road to Cava dei Tirreni and making a stop to regain energy in Scafati with a coffee and a sfogliatella. Arrival in Naples and light lunch. Afternoon dedicated to visiting the historic center of Naples on foot, from the historic Caffè Gambrinus in Piazza del Plebiscito to continue in the shopping street, Via Toledo and visiting the underground station to admire the frescoes. We will proceed along the most famous street in Naples called Spaccanapoli (literally “breaking Naples") to visit San Gregorio Armeno, the street of the cribs. Dinner in the pizzeria "La Figlia del Presidente" in the heart of the city and debriefing.

 

Day 6 | The Thermal Baths of Ischia 

40 km, 850 m 

Departure for the Island of Ischia boarding the ferry in Pozzuoli. Periplus of Ischia admiring the cliffs overlooking the sea and its bays. Arrival at the hotel Thermal Park Poseidon with welcome light lunch. It will be possible to spend the afternoon accessing the Poseidon Thermal Baths. We close the day with an aperitif and dinner in Sant'Angelo.

 

Day 7 | Naples and departure 

Ferry form Ischia to Pozzuoli, transfer by van to Napoli airport or train station.

 

Price per person (minimum 6 - maximum 12 px): 

EUR 2.700,00 (taxes and VAT included) | single supplement, applied to secure a private room for solo travellers: Euro 450,00 (taxes and VAT included)

USD 2.950,00 (taxes and VAT included) | single supplement, applied to secure a private room for solo travellers: USD 510,00 (taxes and VAT included)

This tour can be organized private for any number of participants. Contact us for details. 

 

The price includes

  • 6 nights in a 4 stars hotel in double room with breakfast | 6 dinners (2 hotel + 4 restaurant) | 3 lunches
  • Cycling guide | van and mechanic in tow for ordinary assistance (eat and drink) | photos and videos along the routes and during visits
  • All minivan transfers, bike and luggage transport | transfer from and to the airport
  • Welcome kit Vince Team supplement | 20% discount on Cinelli Bike apparel and accessories

 

The fee does not include

  • Flight
  • 4 lunches | drinks with food  
  • Travel insurance

Anything not mentioned in "The price includes" 

 

Optional

  • Bike rental
  • Ital Cycling gives you the exclusive opportunity to ride and live for one or two days with a great cycling champion like Claudio Chiappucci, Alessandro Ballan and Valerio Agnoli. Upon request

 

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