Southern Amalfi

Explore ancient Greek ruins and discover magic at every corner while riding along Italy’s “blue” Mediterranean coast.

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

  • A unique itinerary that runs entirely on the National Park of Cilento, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Crystal-clear waters, sandy beaches, and coves
  • Meet local hosts, whose warmth and hospitality are unmatched
  • Visit the ancient Greek ruins of Paestum and Velia
  • Amazing rides along the sea and on the inland backroads

Trip Details

Price
$3,995
Single Supplement
$500
Length
6 days / 5 nights
Level
Athletic Beginner, Intermediate
Total Mileage
109 miles
Daily Average
22 miles
Terrain
Flat and rolling with some hills
Start/End Locations
Agropoli/Maratea
Trip Dates
09/16/19 - 09/21/19
09/30/19 - 10/05/19

Make this tour Private or for more information, call:

800.866.7314

Itinerary

Benvenuto — Agropoli Loop

Welcome to Agropoli! We’ll meet at 12:30 pm at San Francesco Resort, our first hotel. You’ll have time to change after lunch for today’s warm-up ride,
which will take you around the outskirts of our coastal town home for the next two nights.

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

Agropoli Paestum Loop

We’ll head 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, 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!

Agropoli to S. Maria Castellabate

We’ll venture inland toward the village of Vatolla, where you’ll learn the secrets of local cuisine with ingredients straight from the garden. Then, we’ll
start our (mostly) descent 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.

The four-star Villa Sirio was once the summer house of a patrician family from the region of Campania. The rooms are on the upper floor and
overlook either the green hills of Castellabate and its 12th c. Saracen castle on the immense Mediterranean Sea. The hotel also features a private beach.

S. Maria Castellabate to 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. We finish today’s ride in Ceraso, where we take a shuttle to Palinuro.

The King’s Hotel overlooks the Baia Del Buon Dormire on top of Capo Palinuro. It is only ve minutes from the town center and 15-minute walk from
the hotel. There is also access to the hotel’s private beach, via 400 steps.

Palinuro to Maratea

The best for last... we’ll span the most beautiful stretch of coast, where mountains drop directly to the sea and countless turns unveil awe-inspiring
views over the Tyrrhenian. 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.

Our hotel has been transformed into the oasis of relaxation. From the hotel’s panoramic roof terrace, there’s a magnificent view of the city and its
surroundings.

Arrivederci!

After breakfast and around 9am, we offer a group shuttle to the Maratea train station to make your connections to Naples, Rome and beyond.

What's Included

Trip Planning

  • Use of a carbon road bike, or add an ebike for an additional cost
  • Ciclismo jersey and water bottles
  • Service of at least 1 bilingual professional guides throughout the trip and van support
  • Group shuttle at the end of the tour

On The Tour

  • A visit to Caseificio Buffalo Farm and buffalo mozzarella tasting
  • Farm-to-table lunch at an agriturismo & cooking demonstration
  • Wine tasting
  • A guided tour of ancient Pasteum
  • Entrance fees and transfers

Accomodations & Meals

  • All accommodations
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Transfers

Meet the Guides