Cilento Coast Bike Tour

Explore ancient Greek ruins and combine this tour with the Amalfi Stroll hiking tour to immerse yourself in the beauty of Italy’s famous Mediterranean coasts!

Set almost entirely within the boundaries of The National Park of Cilento, which is located south of the Amalfi Coast in the Campania region, this trip encapsulates the serene nature of Cilento. With help from your expert guides, you’ll discover the rich history of the inland villages that add to the town’s charm and take in breathtaking views from coastal rides overlooking crystal-blue waters.

Highlights

  • Follow a unique itinerary that runs entirely in Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, which combined make a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit the ancient Greek colonies of Paestum and Velia
  • Take in the breathtaking sights of the blue, crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean
  • Discover the taste and aroma of authentic cuisine that Italy is famous for; it's the birthplace of buffalo mozzarella, eggplant parmigiana, and pizza!
  • Meet local hosts whose warmth and hospitality are unmatched
  • Cycle along the sea and on inland backroads, exploring "quiet" villages and historical sites

Trip Details:

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Price: $3,895

Single Supplement: $600

Length: 6 days / 5 nights

Level: Intermediate

Total Mileage: 92 miles

Daily Average: 18 miles

Terrain: Flat and undulated

Start/End Locations: Agropoli/Maratea

Trip Dates:

  • 05/21/17 - 05/26/17
  • 09/17/17 - 09/22/17

Make this tour Private or for more information, call:

800.866.7314

Day by Day

Benvenuto!

You'll take a short ride to get used to the bicycles on the outskirts of Agropoli.

Paestum & Castellabate

Today's ride heads north to the 7th century B.C. Greek colony of Paestum to visit one of the most historically significant ancient sites in the world. The magnificence of the Doric temples and the urban fabric of the old city will surely be a memory you won't forget. The area is also known for its unique natural products, the most famous being buffalo mozzarella. Later on in the day, your expert guide will take you to see the most innovative dairy of the region, where you'll get to taste the authenticity for yourself!

Castellabate

This ride goes inland towards the village of Vatolla, where we'll learn the secrets of local cuisine with ingredients straight from the garden. Then, it continues mostly downhill all the way to Castellabate, a town with ancient origins. We end this scenic ride in the fishing village of Santa Maria, where a delectable seafood dinner awaits us!

Palinuro

We'll ride along the sea following an ancient road that will take us through Acciaroli, which is where Hemingway found inspiration during one of his stays there. We'll also visit the ancient Greek colony of Velia. If you're more advanced and are up for a challenge, you can cycle up Neptune's Staircase, a very steep climb above the sea.

Maratea

Our ride goes south along the most beautiful stretch of coast, where mountains drop directly to the sea and countless turns unveil awe-inspiring views over the Tyrrhenian Sea. From Camerota to Scario, we'll get a local boat to explore the stretch of coast that has no road and features natural beauties, like Infreschi Bay.

Arrivederci!

You'll take the shuttle to the Maratea train station to make your connections to Naples, Rome and beyond.

What's Included

Trip Planning

  • Bike rental
  • Ciclismo jersey and water bottle
  • Informative tour leaders throughout the program
  • Group shuttle at the end of the tour

On The Tour

  • Van support

Accommodations & Meals

  • All accommodations
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Entrance fees
  • Transfers
Here’s a sampling of some of the amazing places you’ll stay on your journey.

For a full listing, request a detailed itinerary!

San Francesco Resort

Set above the harbor of ancient Agropoli, the San Franceso Resort is a four-star hotel known for its gorgeous views, great location, and outstanding services.
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Villa Sirio

The rooms of this four-star hotel are on the upper floor and overlook either the green hills of Catellabate and its XII C Saracen castle, or the immense Mediterranean Sea. It also features a private beach!
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King's Hotel

The King's Hotel overlooks the Baia Del Buon Dormire on top of Capo Palinuro and is only five minutes from the town center. It also has easy access to the beach.

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Meet the Guides