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Cycle Cilento & the Amalfi Coast | Guided Group

Total Distance 183 miles (293km) | Average distance per day 37 miles (59km)

Cycling is the best way to discover the natural and cultural treasures of the iconic Amalfi coastline. You’ll encounter dramatic cliffs, a rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-coloured fishing villages. Your cycle tour takes you along stunning routes, from the relatively unknown and unspoilt Cilento to the popular and lively Amalfi Coast.

Cilento National Park is largely unimpacted by the 21st Century and as we cycle through quaint fishing villages we realise that the traditional way of life is still very evident. We also visit the Greco-Roman city of Paestum, with its three major Doric style temples, before heading to the lovely town of Minori on the Amalfi Coast.

You cycle on some of the most scenic routes in the world, while visiting beautiful towns including Positano and of course Amalfi itself. All the cycling will help to build your appetite for the fine food the area is famous for!

What not to miss

  • Rugged Cilento National Park
  • The stunning Amalfi Coast
  • Italian hospitality and succulent cuisine
  • Amalfi and Ravello towns

What’s included

  • Meals (breakfasts, one dinner)
  • Touring bike
  • 3-star and 4-star hotels and 1 night agriturismo
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Airport transfers
Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Italy

Cycle Cilento & the Amalfi Coast | Guided Group

Day 1

Arrival in Palinuro.

Your tour starts in Palinuro, a lively picturesque village on the southern coast of Cilento. Capo Palinuro is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and impressive underwater caves.

Meals included: none

Day 2

Round Tour Palinuro | Distance 37 miles (60km) | Elevation +1100m / -1100m.

Enjoy a scenic circular ride along the Southern Coast of the Cilento National Park, the most unspoilt stretch of coastline in southern Italy, offering spectacular views of the Gulf of Policastro. You will cycle to the lovely coastal town of Marina di Camerota for a short break and then climb inland to the amazingly located village of San Giovanni a Piro. We cycle around the impressive Mt Bulgheria and to the Mingardo canyon before making our way back to Palinuro. 

Meals included: breakfast

Day 3

From Palinuro to Casalvelino | Distance 24 miles (40 km) | Elevation +550m / -500m.

From Marina di Camerota the riding route follows the beautiful coastline to the peninsula of Capo Palinuro to the mediaeval village of Pisciotta, famous for its delicious olive oil. From here you will climb gently to the town of Ascea. En route back to the coast, you will cycle past the ancient Greek settlement of Velia with its ‘Pink gate’, dating back to the 4th Century BC, before heading to the plain of Casalvelino, where you will stay in a lovely agriturismo.

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Day 4

From Casalvelino to Paestum | Distance 37 miles (60 km) | Elevation +650m / -675m.

Today you will enjoy one of the finest rides in Italy as we leave the Casalvelino plain behind and cycle through picturesque coastal villages to Acciaroli, a favourite of Ernest Hemingway. You will stop for lunch in Santa Maria di Castellabate, where there is the opportunity for a swim in the sea. In the afternoon you will enjoy the final section of the route to Agropoli, a charming town overlooking the sea. The day will then end in Paestum.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 5

From Paestrum to Minori | Distance 13 miles (22 km) | Elevation +250m / -250m.

The day will start off with a visit of Paestum's well-preserved temples and amphitheatre. You will also have the opportunity to taste the famous local fresh buffalo mozzarella at lunch, before taking a train to Salerno, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. In the afternoon you will ride one the most scenic coastal roads in the world to the Minori. Along the way you will stop in the fishing village of Cetara, famous for its delicious tuna and anchovies. We then continue to Capo d'Orso, offering breath-taking views over the Amalfi Coast and Capri. From here it's mainly downhill as you cycle past dramatic cliffs and scented lemon terraces to the coastal villages of Maiori and finally Minori, our base for the last three nights.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6

Round Tour Minori | Distance 34 miles (56km) | Elevation +1000 m / -1000m.

You will start the day with a ride along the scenic coastal road to Amalfi, where you will have time for a short stroll. The town has been popular with the British since Edwardian times, when the upper classes viewed the town as a pleasant place to spend their winters. The large Duomo dominates the town with its bright coloured tiles so typical of the region. You will then continue to Furore, Praiano and on to Positano, a near vertical town of colourful buildings. The route offers fantastic views of the whole peninsula, including the island of Capri. You will then make a beautiful climb to the Colli di San Pietro, on the ridge between the Bay of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno. The day will finish off with a gentle cycle back to Positano, Amalfi and finally Minori in time for the sunset.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7

Minori | Free Day.

On your last day you will be free to relax on the beach at Minori, visit Ravello and Amalfi, take a boat trip to Capri or visit Pompeii and Vesuvius.

 Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

Minori

We say “arrivederci” and “a presto”!

Meals included: breakfast

This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.

Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Italy

Cycle Cilento & the Amalfi Coast | Guided Group

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Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Italy

Cycle Cilento & the Amalfi Coast | Guided Group

Note: The accommodation listed below is indicative, it is not guaranteed and is subject to availability. Alternative accommodation of an equal standard may be used.

Agriturismo Zio Cristoforo, Casal Velino

3-star Agriturismo

This agriturismo is located in a stunning farm and is surrounded by a garden full of fruit trees and flowers. The local food which is used here to make the meals is delicious, and the rooms are cosy and comfortable. There is also a swimming pool.

Hotel Santa Lucia, Minori

4-star

This hotel has an atmosphere of refined elegance: colours, furnishings and countless details that reflect attention and care. Quiet, spacious rooms and fascinating venues, for an unforgettable stay.

Hotel Villa Rita, Paestum

3-star

The hotel is situated in the quiet countryside and is therefore ideal to sit back and relax. For those who love the sun and swimming, the pool is situated in an oasis of trees and lawn area made all the more pleasurable with an outdoor bar, tables, umbrellas and desk-chairs.

King's Residence Hotel, Palinuro

4-star

This enchanting and prestigious hotel dominates the beautiful bay of Buondormire (which literally means “good sleep”). The rooms are delightful and the staff very friendly.

Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Italy

Cycle Cilento & the Amalfi Coast | Guided Group

Package Prices (Flights and Transfers Included)

2019 Departure Dates Nights  Adult Price   
25 May - 01 June 7 £1,699 Enquire now
08 June - 15 June 7 £1,599 Enquire now
20 July - 27 July (E-bike departure) 7 £1,799 Enquire now
31 August - 07 September 7 £1,749 Enquire now
07 September - 14 September 7 £1,649 Enquire now
14 September - 21 September 7 £1,649 Enquire now
21 September - 28 September 7 £1,599 Enquire now
12 October - 19 October 7 £1,479 Enquire now
19 October - 26 October 7 £1,479 Enquire now

Package prices are indicative, please contact one of our Activities Experts for more information.

Tour Only Prices

2019 Departure Dates Nights  Adult Price   
08 June - 15 June 7 £1,399 Enquire now
22 June - 29 June 7 £1,399 Enquire now
20 July - 27 July (E-bike departure) 7 £1,549 Enquire now
31 August - 07 September 7 £1,449 Enquire now
07 September - 14 September 7 £1,449 Enquire now
14 September - 21 September 7 £1,449 Enquire now
21 September - 28 September 7 £1,399 Enquire now
12 October - 19 October 7 £1,299 Enquire now
19 October - 26 October 7 £1,299 Enquire now

Extras

Single room supplement: from £225

Solo travellers

On this tour we do not require you to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. We will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender and if we cannot match you up we will provide a single room at no extra charge. If you prefer not to share a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room. The cost of the single supplement is listed above.

Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Italy

Cycle Cilento & the Amalfi Coast | Guided Group

Total Distance

183 miles (293km)

Average distance per day

37 miles (59km)

Suitability

Minimum age 16.

Riding is all on tarmac (some sections may be pot-holed). The route is mainly undulating with a few steady hills and some steeper more challenging uphill sections of 4-7 km. We cycle mainly on quiet roads, although they get much busier around Amalfi and Positano. A moderate level of fitness and some training are required prior the trip.

Bikes

Local Bike Details: Giant Roam 2 Disc or FRW Crooked Street hybrid bikes with front suspension.

A quality local touring bike is in the overall price of our cycling holidays. At the time of booking we will take your height in order to reserve equipment. There may on occasions be insufficient bikes available in the correct size; we will endeavour to find suitable alternative equipment but this cannot be guaranteed. We will tell you before you book whether suitably sized bikes are available. Wearing a helmet is mandatory for anyone taking part in any guided cycling holiday. Group members must bring their own helmets.

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