Highlights of this tour

Natural treasures & cultural heritage

Cycling on islands of Capri and Ischia

Narrow streets of Pompeii & Sorrento

Barge with max. 10 passengers

  • Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
  • Independent: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Fully-guided
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 2 Difficulty level 2
Duration of the tour.
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Bike and Barge Italy: Amalfi Coast & Gulf of Naples | Deriya Deniz, Silver Star II and Mariagiovanna

This is a journey that will take place both on land and on water, investigating the natural treasures and cultural heritage of which the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Naples are dense. A cruise on board of 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. This tour is not just a matter of watching and observing, but a truly active journey intended to combine navigation and relaxing with cycling along the narrow streets of Capri, Pompeii, Procida, Ischia, and Sorrento. The tour takes place aboard one of the three motor gulets, the Deriya Deniz, the Mariagiovanna or the Silver Star II, depending on the date of departure. All boats offer maximum comfort on the inside and large areas on the outside to enjoy  the cruise life, lying on mats and relaxing while lulled by the sea. On the caiques on-board catering is characterized by fresh fish, pasta, meat, cheeses paired with seasonal vegetables and the typical flavours of the Mediterranean Sea.

Day to day program

We wish to specify that this is not a sailing trip. The ship is a motor vessel, it has sails but the navigation is powered by engines.

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

The captain and the guide reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind, sea
and weather conditions or organizational requirements.

Day 1 (Sat): Embarkation: Castellammare di Stabia

Embarkation at 6.00 pm. at the Marina di Castellammare di Stabia (NA), welcome drink, dinner and presentation of the program. Night in the port of Castellammare di Stabia.

Day 2 (Sun): Catellammare di Stabia – Pompeii – Catellammare di Stabia (Approx. 14 km/8,4 mi., + 40 mt.) | Catellammare di Stabia – Sorrento

Cycle trip to Pompeii and visit of Pompeii and the Villa dei Misteri. It is the biggest open-air archaeological site of the world. Return journey to the Marina di Castellammare and departure with the Caique towards Sorrento. Walking visit of the town and return to the boat. Overnight on board at the Marina di Cassano in roadstead or in the port in case of bad weather conditions.

Day 3 (Mon): Sorrento – Positano – Amalfi (Approx. 34 km/20 mi., + 700 mt.)

In the morning departure by bike along Sorrento coast. You cross “Passo San Pietro” (St. Peter’s pass) and you enter in the Amalfi coast, where you will cycle along the wonderful road overlooking the sea up to Positano. Its colorful houses have been built in amphitheater shape, overlooking the sea, giving a unique and picturesque aspect to the village. After Positano you continue towards Amalfi, the most powerful Mariner Republic at the end of X century. We suggest the visits to the cloister of Paradise and the church and a walk along the main street that is connected with many narrow streets between white fisherman’s houses. Return to the gullet. You are free for dinner. Overnight in port in Amalfi.

Day 4 (Tue): Amalfi – Minori – Vietri – Cetara (Approx. 27 km/17 mi., + 600 mt.) + alternative Ravello: Approx. 37 km/22,2 mi., + 700 mt.)

From Amalfi you continue your cycle tour along the coast, cycling on the coastal road with some ups and downs overlooking the sea, crossing the villages of Minori, Maiori and Cetara. It is possible to make a deviation and go up towards Ravello, where in the placid beauty of the main square, the Dome dedicated to Saint Pantaleone stands out. The blood of the Saint liquefies every year on 27th July. From the village dominating the sea from 300 mt. above sea level, you can enjoy a view beyond the Gulf of Salerno and up to the Cilento mountains. You return on the road along the coast to finally reach Vietri. You come back to the gullet. Dinner and overnight in the small fishing port of Cetara.

Day 5 (Wed): Cetara – Capri  | Capri – Faraglioni |  Capri – Port of Ischia Casamicciola

Navigation to Capri and disembarkation with the tender in Marina Piccola (Capri). You visit the island on foot, you reach the village of Capri with its famous “piazzetta” and continue to the Faraglioni. From above the cliff you can enjoy a wonderful panorama on the Gulf of Naples dominated by the Vesuvius. In the afternoon embarkation and navigation to Ischia. Overnight in the port of Ischia Casamicciola.

Day 6 (Thu): Ischia – St. Angelo (Approx. 18 km/10,8 mi., + 300 mt.)

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. Once we reach the thermal village of St. Angelo, embarkation and overnight in port in Ischia Sant’Angelo.

Day 7 (Fri): Port Ischia St. Angelo – Procida | Procida – Pozzuoli | Pozzuoli – Castellammare di Stabia

We sail up to Procida, walking visit of the town and the San Michele Abbey. Return to the boat to continue to Pozzuoli, in the bay of Naples. We visit on foot the historical city centre of Pozzuoli with a stop at the Roman Amphitheatre, the third biggest amphitheatre of the roman empire. After the visit, return to the boat on foot. We sail up to Marina di Castellammare di Stabia (if necessary, we reach Castellammare by public transport). Overnight in the Marina of Castellammare di Stabia..

Day 8 (Sat): Disembarkation: Castellammare di Stabia

The guests are asked to check out after breakfast, i.e. by 9.00 am..

Good to know

We wish to specify that this is not a sailing trip. The ship is a motor vessel, it has sails but the navigation is powered by engines.

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

The captain and the guide reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind, sea
and weather conditions or organizational requirements.

Level of difficulty: MEDIUM
The daily stage is between 25 and 35 km and there is all the time to do the bike tour and to cycle with tranquility all along the itinerary. However, this tour is recommended to people who have a good experience in biking tours. Not suitable for children under 12 years old. Not suitable for beginners. Please expect several ups and downs. Difference in level is between 40 and 700 mt per day.

Guided tour with English and Italian speaking guide.
International groups, the official language of the tour is English.

Terrain: country roads on day 2 (Pompei), on day 3 and 4 (Amalfi coast) you will ride on the Coastal road, open to vehicular traffic. There are no bike paths on the Amalfi Coast. On day 5 (Capri) you will walk on paths overlooking the sea. Day 6 (Ischia) the itinerary is on secondary roads or coastal road (open to traffic). On day 7 (Procida and Pozzuoli) you will walk on secondary roads or paths.

Diets and allergies:
If you are vegetarian, or if you require special dietary arrangements, please inform us before departure. We will do our best to satisfy your needs. However, we inform you that this is not always possible if you have very special requirements.
If you have important food allergies, we ask you to give us a list of the food that you can’t eat before your arrival so that the cook can be prepared to plan and shop accordingly.

Prices & information

Prices & availability

Below you see an overview of the available (blue) dates; the yellow dot means that this date has 2 or less cabins available, orange is ‘on request’ and red means that on this date there aren’t any cabins available. Then click on the preferred date. After this, choose your ship (some tours have only one ship, and therefore there is no choice), the number of cabins in the required (and available) category, any desired additional products, and ‘local costs’ (such as special dietary needs, which you usually pay for onboard). On the right side, you’ll find the ‘Booking Summary.’ After completing your preferences and necessary information click ‘Book now’ to finalize your booking.

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Pricing overview
Cabin type For all dates
Twin cabin pers. €1315 Twin Suite (Silver Star II) pers. €1350 Twin cabin for single use (on request) pers. €2035
Included in this tour

8 days on the caique with crew (Saturday/Saturday), from/to Castellammare di Stabia (Italy);

7 nights in a double cabin with shower/toilet;

7x full board (breakfast and dinner on the ship; packed picnic lunches), dinner in Amalfi is not included (day 3);

Water during meals (1/2 bottled water per person for picnic lunches and water jars on the table at dinner);

Bed linen and towels (1 change of towels per week);

Italian/English-speaking tour guide;

Guided cycling tours;

Overnights in port (except 1 night in road stead).

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Excluded in this tour

Transfers to/from the docking place in Castellammare di Stabia (Italy);

Dinner in Amalfi (1x);

1 night in road stead;

Port charges: € 60 p.p. (to be paid in advance);

Rental bicycle or E-Bike (optional);

Rental bicycle helmet (optional);

Entrance fees & excursions and monuments;

Parking fees;

Other transfers;

Drinks on board;

Personal (travel) insurances;

Gratuities (at your discretion);

Additional options & information

Rental bicycles: € 80 per bike/week
Rental E-Bike: € 170 per bike/week
Please click on the ship for more information about the rental bicycles.

Bike helmets: Are not obligated but strongly recommended. There are helmets available on board for rent. Please reserve in advance.

Road stead:
During the nights of the tour the boat will be docked in the port during 6 nights. One night the ship will stay anchored in road stead. The road stead is a place outside the harbor where the ship can lie at anchor. It is an enclosed area with an opening to the sea. Natural road steads offer shelter from storms, winds and currents, and are frequently used for naval bases. Exclusively in exceptional cases (unfavorable meteorological and/or sea conditions), for safety reasons, the ship must return in the port also during the nights that are scheduled in road stead. Only and exclusively in this case, the guests will be asked to pay the relative price for the stay in the port. This amount, variable from port to port, will be divided among all the participants of the tour and will be paid directly on site (approx. from €20 to €50 per person per night, subject to changes). One night is scheduled in road stead, but clients will be asked to pay for just one night in port in case the ship cannot stay in road stead.

Participants: minimum 4 pax

Legal notice:
Boat Bike Tours is not the operator of this tour; this is a so called ‘partner tour’. Tour operator is: Verde Natura SRL, Capri, Italy.


Italy: Amalfi Coast & Gulf of Naples Rated 9.3 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
4 stars

Shirley Gail Revitt

Our guide Alex made our boat bike holiday on the Almalfi coast amazing. Unfortunately wind and rough seas grounded us in port for 4 of the days. She was very flexible and adjusted our activities since we could not bike. The boat is very comfortable, and staff helpful. Biking the Almalfi coast was a harrowing experience. I would recommend only…

5 stars

Nestor Schor and Marimelia Porcionatto

Excelent tour, guide, eBikes, ship. Food weak.

5 stars

Dennis and Jennifer Koselak

Well run tour all the way around! Fun, active, and the most beautiful scenery. Our guide Alex, was very in tuned to our needs, knowledgeable of the route, flexible and fun. The boat crew was professional, provided friendly service and great food! We have already recommended it to our friends.

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Available ships for this tour

Ship Deriya Deniz Italy
max. 10 passengers
5 cabins
1 tours available with this ship
Ship Mariagiovanna Italy
max. 10 passengers
5 cabins
1 tours available with this ship
Ship Silver Star II Italy
max. 8 passengers
4 cabins
1 tours available with this ship

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