Capri. Pompeii, Procida and the Ischia Islands – Amalfi Coast
You sail on board a legendary old-style gullet boat on a sea full of history. Watching and observing are only part of this truly active trip which combines sailing and relaxing with cycling along the narrow streets of Capri, Pompeii, Procida and the Ischia Islands and Sorrento.
Deriya Deniz is a 24 meters long and 6,6 meters wide caique, 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. The caique gathers 5 cabins: 4 double cabins and 1 twin cabins, and can accommodate up to 10 people. All cabins are equipped with private services with hot and cold water, shower box with ¼ bathtub and hairdryer. They all have air conditioning with independent regulation, LCD TV and Hi-Fi, a little wardrobe, enough space to place bags and luggage (please exclude rigid luggage), a safe and portholes that can be opened. 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. The 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 our 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.
Day 1 (Sat): Embarkation: Castellammare di Stabia
Embarkation at 6 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.) | 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. A great example of past human life, where the huge eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 A.D fixed forever under ashes and lava men in their daily activities. 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 and Solfatara volcan | Pozzuoli – Castellammare di Stabia
We sail up to Procida and visit the town and the San Michele Abbey on foot. Return to the boat to continue to Pozzuoli, in the bay of Naples. Transfer to reach the “Solfatara” site, a shallow volcanic crater part of the Campi Flegrei volcanic area. Its a dormant volcano, which still emits jets of steam with sulfurous fumes. The name comes from the Latin, Sulpha terra, “land of sulfur”, or “sulfur earth”. 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 AM.
Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship.
All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.
When a guest does not want to cycle one day, he or she can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next town.
Program and details barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.
We wish to specify that this is not a sailing trip. The gullet is a motor vessel, it has sails but the navigation is powered by engines.
– Transfers to/from the docking place in Castellammare di Stabia (Italy)
– Reservation fee;
– Dinner in Amalfi (1x);
– 1 night in road stead;
– bicycle rental (24-speed and pannier bag);
– Entrance fees & excursions and monuments;
– Parking fee;
– Drinks on board;
– Tips for tour-guides and crew (at your discretion).
Reservation fee: €15 per booking/group (obligated)
Rental bicycle with 21 or 24-speed, hand- and/or pedal brakes, pannier bag: €80
Rental E-Bike: €170 per week (only on request, limited number available, early booking recommendable)
Port taxes: €50 (obligated, to be paid in advance)
DEPARTURE DATES Amalfi Coast 2018:
Departures on Saturdays from/to Castellammare di Stabia (Italy) from April 28 up to June 23 and from August 25 up to October 13, 2018.
TOURPRICE Amalfi Coast 2018 per person:
Twin cabin: € 1,285 p.p.
Twin cabin for single use: € 2,035
Bike rental (24-speed): € 80
Rental E-Bike: € 170
Port taxes: € 50 (obligated, to be paid in advance)
Reservation fee: € 15 per booking/group
Are not obligated but strongly recommended. There are helmets available on board for rent at €10. Please reserve in advance.
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.
You can park your car in the Marina of Castellammare di Stabia. Guarded parking approx. €45 per week.
The captain and the guide reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements.
REQUIREMENTS (level medium):
The bike routes require a basic level of fitness, which you should have acquired by steady cycling. The routes can reach an altitude of 700 meters. The daily stage is 25/35 km (15/21 miles) only and there is all the time to do the bike tour. This tour is not suitable for children under 12 yrs and for beginners. Please expect several ups and downs. Difference in height is between 40 and 700 meters per day.
TERRAIN: Country roads on day 2 (Pompei), and 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.
Minimum number of passengers for this tour is 4.
If the minimum number of passengers is not been reached, the tour operator (Verde Natura SRL, Capri, Italy) reserve the right to cancel the tour. 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 of the only tour will be fully refunded. There can be no additional claims made against us.
The General Conditions (travel conditions) of Boat Bike Tours apply to cycling cruises, as well as to confirmation and cancellation of such tours. In principle, children are very welcome on board. However, before booking, we advise you to satisfy yourself that your child is able to manage a cycle trip of ca. 55 km. Of course you may stay one or more days longer on board (children under the age of 18 years must be under supervision). The interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins; this means that all cabins and rooms on board are non-smoking areas.
Boat Bike Tours BV
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1141 VD Monnickendam
Tel: +31 299 313071
Fax: +31 299 313065
Updated: July 23rd, 2017