Amalfi Coast Cycling Adventure

Italy
Road Bike
Self-Guided
Amalfi Coast Cycling Adventure

Amalfi Coast Cycling Adventure

Prices

From $775USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Cruise the Sorrentine Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast over 6 days

Ride through some of the Sorrentine Peninsula’s most revered towns, including Ravello, Positano, and Salerno.

Cruise along the Amalfi Coast, dotted with colourful villages and flanked by mountains and the sea.

Snap photos of Mount Vesuvius from the tip of the peninsula, looking out over the Bay of Naples.

Sip a cappuccino next to your bike in the bustling squares of Sorrento after days of life-changing riding.

The Sorrentine Peninsula, situated between the equally beautiful Bay of Naples and Gulf of Salerno, is an area of staggering natural beauty and scattered with cultural treasures. This region is the focus of the Amalfi Coast Cycling Adventure, 6 days spent riding from Salerno to Sorrento.

Best known for its medieval coastal towns and inland villages such as Amalfi, Positano and Ravello and the resort town of Sorrento, the Sorrentine Peninsula is also home to several hidden marvels. Small hidden natural reserves, ancient paper mills, and wild mountain scenery are only a small distance away from the busy touristy centres, waiting to be explored by the aware traveller. The best of the coastal scenery is on the southern side of the peninsula, the Amalfi Coast. With its towering cliffs and picturesque coves, this is one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe!

This tour gives you the opportunity to discover both the busy touristic and quiet (but no less spectacular) sides of the Amalfi Coast. It’s sure to be one of the most scenic adventures you’ll have by bike in your lifetime!

Amalfi Coast Cycling Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Cetara or Vietri

After your arrival at Salerno (train station) you travel to one of the villages at the most eastern part of the Amalfi Coast, either Vietri sul Mare, renowned for its colourful tableware ceramics, or the nearby fishermen’s village of Cetara.

In the evening you may go for a stroll through the historical centre of the small village.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cetara or Vietri
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Ride to Amalfi, Optional Visit to Ravello

On the first day of your trip, you will head for splendid medieval Amalfi, following the beautiful winding coastal road. In case you did not visit it the day before, your first stop is in the idyllic village of Cetara, named after the Roman “cetus”, tuna fish, which still produces some of the world’s finest. Take your time for a cup of coffee or a cappuccino at the little bar near the tiny port of the village, overlooking the colourful fishermen’s boats lying on the white sandy beach.

Then it’s onwards to Capo d’Orso, with a wonderful view of the whole of the Amalfi Coast and Capri. After admiring the view, ride downhill on a beautiful winding road through lemon groves, forests, and dramatic cliffs until you arrive at Maiori, the biggest town on the coast. A short stretch around the headland brings you to Minori, with its nice little centre and beautiful seaside boulevard.  Then you continue with a short climb towards Castiglione, once part of the defence system of the Amalfi Republic. Here you have the choice of cycling up to marvellous Ravello by bicycle, which is quite a climb, or continuing to Amalfi where you can leave your bicycles at the hotel and then take a bus to Ravello. After passing Castiglione you will cycle through marvellous little Atrani with its whitewashed houses and arrive in Amalfi itself, your base for the night.

In the evening you are picked up by private boat and brought to a nice restaurant located in a beautiful little bay nearby. After dinner you travel back to your hotel, gliding by boat over the glorious Mediterranean.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Amalfi
Distance
2.5-3.5 hours, 25-35km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 From Amalfi to Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi

Start today with a short ride from Amalfi to Positano, easily the most scenic of the towns on the coast. Shortly after Amalfi you will pass by the scenic Grotta Azzurra sea cave which is open to the public.

When arriving at Positano, make sure you cycle down into the town towards its beach, from where you can explore its scenic and colourful alleyways by foot. After Positano the coast becomes wilder and more rugged, and it is a good climb to arrive at the Colli di San Pietro, beautifully situated on the ridge that separates the Amalfi Coast from the rest of the Sorrentine Peninsula. A short flat stretch brings you to your hotel at Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi. After settling in at the hotel you can relax and enjoy a hearty meal in the hotel’s restaurant.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi
Distance
3 hours, 32km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 4 Ride to Sorrento and Positano

On the first stretch of the road this morning you can admire not only the wonderful panorama over the coast towards Capri, but also enjoy the view of the plain stretching out towards Naples dominated by Mount Vesuvius. You now cycle on the plateau high above the coast towards the very end of the peninsula, Punta Campanella. From the very last village (indeed: called ‘Termini’) you have a great view of Capri. For those who feel like it there is the possibility to descend towards the delightful beach of Marina del Cantone and up again. You then return along the northern coast, with wonderful views of the Bay of Naples and again Mount Vesuvius, through the charming village of Massa Lubrense.

For those who want, it is possible to make a detour to the seaside resort of Sorrento, perched on high vertical limestone cliffs above the sea, and visit its city walls, and the old town centre with its wonderful gardens and villas.

Once arrived at your Positano hotel you can relax and settle in before heading into town for dinner. Dinner is on your own tonight; you have the choice of several different pizzeria and restaurants catering for the most diverse budgets.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Positano
Distance
3.5-4.5 hours, 37-48km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 5 Positano to Vietri or Salerno

On the last cycling day, head back in the opposite direction from Positano to Salerno. Take your time for a last look at the Duomo of Amalfi, stop for a coffee in Atrani’s marvellous town square, have a pastry at one of Minori’s bakeries, or stop for a cold drink on a terrace overlooking Maiori’s ample seaside boulevard.

You have the choice to either end the cycling in Cetara – and spend a last afternoon on the beach – or to cycle down into the city of Salerno. Here you may climb up to the medieval castle overlooking it or just explore the maze of little alleyways of the historical centre, dotted with many little artisanal shops, visit its surprising botanical gardens, or simply have an ice cream and relax. In the evening you are free to go out and find a suitable restaurant to end your wonderful trip through one of Italy’s most delightful coastal areas.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Matera
Distance
3.5 hours, 40km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Departure

The tour ends in Salerno after breakfast today. Safe travels home!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Amalfi Coast Cycling Adventure Price and Dates

This self-guided tour on the Amalfi Coast is run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel. Note that there is a maximum number of travellers that can be accommodated each season, so advance booking is recommended during high seasons (late spring, summer, and early fall).

Prices for travelling outside of the dates mentioned below is available on request. Prices below are per person.

Departures between April 1st and June 30th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,325EUR
  • Price per person staying in a single room: €1,075EUR per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room: €850EUR per person

Departures between July 1st and July 31st:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,350EUR
  • Price per person staying in a single room: €1,075EUR per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room: €850EUR per person

Departures between August 1st and August 31st:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,425EUR
  • Price per person staying in a single room: €1,150EUR per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room: €925EUR per person

Departures between September 1st and September 30th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,350EUR
  • Price per person staying in a single room: €1,075EUR per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room: €850EUR per person

Departures between October 1st and November 5th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,125EUR
  • Price per person staying in a single room: €925EUR per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room: €750EUR per person
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Accommodation on the Amalfi Coast Cycling Adventure Tour

This tour is based in hotels. Exact accommodations will be confirmed upon booking, but you can expect 3-star hotels. Upgrades may be available in certain locations upon request.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of €175EUR-€225EUR (depending on season) to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1-5

Hotels along the Amalfi Coast Cycling route

Suitable hotels will be chosen along the route for each night. Expect to be in 3-star hotels in good locations.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Amalfi Coast Cycling Adventure Tour?

Meals

5 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 5 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Luggage transfer is included. Airport transfers are not included, but the required transfers as per the itinerary are included. If you prefer to carry your own luggage, there is a discount of 100 EUR available. Self-luggage transport is only available for those riding hybrid or e-bikes.

Also Included

  • 24-hour telephone assistance
  • Maps
  • Extensive route notes

Not included

  • Visas if required
  • Personal gear
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals not previously mentioned
  • Guide services
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Extensions during the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades where available
  • Bike rental (hybrid and e-bikes are available upon request)

Frequenty Asked Questions about Amalfi Coast Cycling Adventure

How hard is the Amalfi Coast Cycling Adventure?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This is a bike tour best suited to those with a good level of fitness. Expect to ride an average of 3 hours per day.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

When is the best time to travel to Italy for this tour?

The best time to visit Italy for this tour is the spring (May and June) or the early fall (September) when the temperatures are not too hot and the crowds aren’t so bad.

Are meals included on the Amalfi Coast Cycling Adventure?

5 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Vietri to start this tour?

Vietri is only a few kilometres from Salerno, which is easily reached by train from Naples. You can fly into Rome as well and take the trail to Salerno. There are regular buses from Salerno to Vietri.

Is the Amalfi Coast Cycling Adventure tour guided?

No, this is a self-guided tour. Not to worry, though! Self-guided travelling lets you go at your own pace and gives you more freedom in your day-to-day than a guided tour, with the benefit of available assistance should you need it. Those who are uncomfortable with the idea of a self-guided tour should inquire about guided options.

Where does the Amalfi Coast Cycling Adventure tour end?

The tour ends in Salerno, from where you can take the train to your departure airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Italy?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

Genius Loci is a leading tour specialist in walking, cycling, and kayaking tours in Italy. Operating since 1999, they’ve been committed to responsible, quality tourism from the start. With a strong word of mouth following and high client satisfaction, Genius Loci is a reliable choice to adventurers in Italy.

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Prices

From $775USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This is a bike tour best suited to those with a good level of fitness. Expect to ride an average of 3 hours per day.


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