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

Price
$3,895
Single Supplement
$600
Length
6 days / 5 nights
Level
Intermediate
Total Mileage
109 miles
Daily Average
22 miles
Terrain
Flat and rolling with some hills
Start/End Locations
Agropoli/Maratea
Trip Dates
06/03/18 - 06/08/18
09/16/18 - 09/21/18
= Sold Out

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 townhome for the next two nights.

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.

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.

Palinuro to Maratea

Our ride goes south along the most beautiful stretch of coast, where mountains drop directly into 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!

We provide a 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
  • Guided visit of Paestum
  • Visit to mozzarella "Caseificio" buffalo farm
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch at an agriturismo with a cooking demo

Accomodations & Meals

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

Meet the Guides