Ischia, Capri and Amalfi main pictures
Ischia, Capri and Amalfi main pictures

Ischia, Capri and Amalfi

The stunning scenery of Amalfi Coastline is characterized by small seaside towns, many perched on cliffs plunging straight down into the deep blue sea. Before the mid-19th century, the only way to move along the coast was via the steep climbs from town to town, on foot or with the help of donkeys, then it was built a road that linked all the villages. Since then every turn along the Amalfi Coast road is like a postcard, offering perfect scenes of lemon trees and terraced vineyards, bougainvillea and olive groves, all dotted with quaint peaceful villages on the blue backdrop of the Mediterranean.

Highlights


Soak in hot springs on the authentic island of Ischia

Soak in hot springs on the authentic island of Ischia

Visit posh Capri, the elegant town of Amalfi & cultured Ravello

Visit posh Capri, the elegant town of Amalfi & cultured Ravello

Traverse the Sentiero degli Dei (The Path of Gods trail)

Traverse the Sentiero degli Dei (The Path of Gods trail)

Explore the splendor of Pompeii

Explore the splendor of Pompeii

Rich GundlachRich Gundlach
13:15 24 Sep 22
Great planning, exceptional guides. We enjoyed everything about our trip. We learned a great deal about the history and culture of Sardinia. Marcello at Mediterras made sure that everything was properly arranged and made adjustments when necessary. A great part of our enjoyment came from our interaction with our guides (Giovanni, Stefano and Danilo). They were all very knowledgeable and friendly. When it came time to part we felt like we were leaving old friends.
Doris ChapatteDoris Chapatte
11:53 12 Sep 22
We did the "big-loop" from the 20.08.2022.The big loop ist 12 days road bike around the island. We have booked the trip 1.5 weeks before (last minute) and everything has been organised perfectly. We had an extra break day every 4 days biking. And was great.Mediterras has answer to all our questions. On the day of departure, our bikes we ready, we got time to get full explanation of the tour. We got a navigation system with all the routes. Everything was very clear and very well organised. Our lugage was every evening delivered at the next hotels.The hotel has been wonderfully selected, and always at some nice location and not too far away from the center or the beach. Thank again to Mediterras team for the wonderful holidays.I would give more than a 5 Stars for this trip and the wonderful team.Doris & Jean-Luc - from Swizerland
Tadhg CookeTadhg Cooke
12:46 09 Jun 22
A fantastic introduction to cycling in Sardinia. I just rented the bike in Cagliari for a few days at the end of my holiday, with no particular routes in mind. Gian Mario kindly suggested two nice challenging routes, and sent the GPX files. I only had time for one of them - but it was an absolute gem. Starting in the city, cycling along Poetto, before turning towards the hills. After one tiny village, I didn't pass another café or shop for 40 or 50 km. Just me and the pain in my legs. Superb. The bike was a gem - a former Lotto Jumbo team bike which was ridden in the Paris Roubaix by Tom Leezer. I was a *bit* slower, but I probably enjoyed it more! Wonderful experience - lovely people - always available on whatsapp if I needed anything, which was very reassuring when I don't speak Italian or Sardu! I will definitely use them again if/when I return to Sardegna.Thanks again!
We did the Sicily Baroque tour with Mediterras. Self guided on bikes (el and manual). Gian and his team did adapt the tour for our needs and did all to make the tour enjoyable. Few problems surfaced but all were solved. The trail was interesting and added a lot to our understanding of Sicily, its landscape and life in the rural areas. Accommodations were all good, and the quality of the food in the restaurants Gian had arranged varied from good to excellent. At the end of our tour we did a walk in the hillsides of Etna arranged by Mediterras.The Etna tour was wonderful. We were lucky with weather given the circumstances. It was a bit foggy and a bit cold, but it did not rain. The guides did a good job of explaining the geology of Etna for us and the two geology-educated persons in the group! The hike was challenging, which suited the group well. The food and wine at Barbaras place was totally excellent! Six stars out of five.We were not as lucky in Taormina! It did rain cats and dogs. The drivers did adapt quite well. Did stop at several foto-ops and at the entry gate to the pedestrian street. We did wander through the Greek theatre and the pedestrian walk, did have a stop at a fancy coffe-shop/bar and then decided to skip the dinner and return early back to Syracusa.
W. B.W. B.
16:03 20 Oct 21
I found this company using google and right away Gian was very responsive. I told them what we were looking for, gave specific parameters for distance and elevation, and they put together an itinerary very quickly that completely matched what I asked for. The entire trip was seamless from the 1am pickup at airport to drop off after 10 days of cycling. The routes were on quiet wonderful roads and the hotels they chose were all great. A really good local company which does what they claim to do very well. Highly recommend.
Ilja WinkertIlja Winkert
11:14 17 Sep 21
I rented quite spontaneously a city bike for my whole stay here near Cagliari. The workshop is very well located. Grocery shopping, going to the beach and the city worked very well. Bike were in a good condition. I was properly advised. Fully recommend this place.
ZosiaZosia
14:46 23 Aug 21
We are so happy that we found this rental. Very nice, helpfull and professional customer service. We recommend to everyone!
juliet clarkejuliet clarke
17:20 15 Jun 21
Mediterras arranged a self guided cycling trip through South Eastern sicily stopping in beautiful baroque towns. They arranged everything with less than a weeks notice, keeping us up to date on accommodation, bikes equipment etc.My husband and I had a wonderful time. The ride was perfect, having both been off a bike for several months, the ride was the perfect combination of hills and flats for us to really enjoy it. The accommodation was far better than what we were expecting for the price and recommendations for dinner and stops spot on. We ate incredibly well and all the hosts in the villas and hotels very welcoming and helpful.I would certainly recommend them especially arranging it all with such little notice.
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Day to Day

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;
1Arrival in Naples and Ferry to IschiaBenvenuti in Italia!D
2Discover Ischia Hike & Thermal BathB L
3Ischia to CapriVisit & boat tripB L
4Capri to PraianoEasy HikeB
5Hiking with the GodsHike 6/10 KmB L
6Praiano to AmalfiEasy HikeB L D
7Departure from NaplesVisit of PompeiB

Tour Map


Day 1: Arrival in Naples and Ferry to Ischia

Benvenuti in Italia!
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Ischia is a very important in the area, as it's been inhabited for thousands of years as a strategic point for Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Spanish, French, and many other civilizations. After an aperitif featuring chilled Spumante from Ischia, you'll enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants on the island.

Overnight: Ischia
Included: Dinner

Day 2: Discover Ischia

Island Visit and Relax at Thermal Bath
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Today you'll cover Ischia complicated history, most emblematic of this long history is Castello Aragonese, an imposing fortress made out of volcanic stone. Then you can relax at the famous Giardini Poseidon (Poseidon's Gardens), the quintessential thermal bath of Ischia.

Overnight: Ischia
Included: Breakfast Lunch

Day 3: Ischia to Capri

A Glamorous Island of the Med
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Today you'll head to the elegant island of Capri, the famous hideaway of poets and artists. After the guided visit, you can go on a boat trip to the famous Blue Grotto, then hike along the scenic Sentiero dei Fortini trail, connecting the Blue Grotto to the Lighthouse of Punta Carena.

Overnight: Capri
Included: Breakfast Lunch

Day 4: Capri to Praiano

Colorful Positano and Praiano
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Positano is a small colorful village, renowed for its products made with the perfumed local lemons. In the evening you'll head to the small village of Praiano, our favorite retreat from the crowd, here we've found a charming accommodation overlooking the cliffs.

Overnight: Praiano
Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Hiking with the Gods

The Most Scenic Views of Costiera Amalfitana

Today we'll hike along the Sentiero degli Dei (the Path of the Gods), having a picninc prepared by a local goat shepherd, with an unforgettable goat cheese and the hearthy local red wine.

Overnight: Praiano
Included: Breakfast Lunch

Day 6: Praiano to Amalfi

Gran Finale in Amalfi

We'll detour to the elegant Ravello visiting Villa Rufolo with its magnificent gardens. Our arrival point is Amalfi, heart of this magical coastline and place with a very important history, being once one of the four maritime towns ruling the Mediterranean.

Overnight: Amalfi
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7: Departure from Naples

Ciao Ciao Italy!

Depending on your departure timing, on the way to Naples we could stop to visit Pompei, the town buried by cataclysmic eruption back in AD79, thus preserving marvelous Roman mosaics and beautifully fresco-covered houses.

Overnight: Amalfi
Included: Breakfast

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