Walking and cycling through evocative places that enchanted the travelers of the Grand Tour and inspired many great writers. Let yourself be tempted by the intense flavors of extra virgin olive oil, wines and lemons ripened under the Mediterranean sun. This tour will immerse you in majestic natural sceneries, vibrant places like Naples and Amalfi and unique historical sites like Pompeii and Paestum.
Scenic trails of Palinuro Cape and Path of Gods
Exciting Naples and Elegant Amalfi
Tasting of superb Extra Virgin Olive Oil, freshest Mozzarella and refined Wines
Amazing views of Amalfi Coast
Day to Day
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;
Arrival in Naples - Shuttle to Palinuro
Palinuro to Acciaroli
Acciaroli to Agropoli
Agropoli to Amalfi
Cycling / Shuttle
B L D
Hiking with the Gods
Hike 6/10 Km
B L D
Modern Art and Traditional Food of Naples
Walk and sightseeing
Departure from Naples Airport
Day 1: Arrival in Naples - Shuttle to Palinuro
Welcome to a Legendary Land
Upon your arrival at Naples airport, we'll have a 2hrs shuttle to the outstanding coast of the Cilento. We'll stop at the lively village of Palinuro, nestled at the legendary Palinuro Cape, a place mentioned by Virgil in its Aeneid book.
Overnight: Palinuro Included: Dinner
Day 2: Palinuro to Acciaroli
Olive Groves and Vineyards in a Blue Backdrop
We'll immerse in the Magna Graecia area, the southern Italy colonies settled by ancient Greek city-states from the 8th to the 5th century BC, cycling along a road surrounded by terraced olive groves and neat vineyards overlooking the Tyrrenian sea.
Overnight: Acciaroli Included: Breakfast Dinner
Day 3: Acciaroli to Agropoli
Picturesque Villages and Majestic Paestum
We'll pass through the fascinating Castellabate with its gorgeous sea views and its beautiful hamlet Santa Maria, a fishing village famous for memorable fish dishes. The ride ends in Paestum, a monumental ancient Greek-Roman city with its many vestiges and its three well-preserved Doric Greek temples.
Overnight: Agropoli Included: Breakfast Dinner
Day 4: Agropoli to Amalfi
Elegant Ravello and Glamorous 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.
Immerse yourself in the gardens of the Capodimonte Museum, being amazed by its most famous masterpiece, Caravaggio'sFlagellation of Christ. Then roam along the city center colorful streets, where you'll find an incredible variety of street food.
Overnight: Naples Included: Breakfast Dinner
Day 7: Departure from Naples Airport
Ciao Ciao Italia!
It has been great having you in this part of Italy, and we are sure you'll be abck in the Med with us!
Overnight: Naples Included: Breakfast
This is a Sample tour
These itineraries are original tours created for real guests, so you may want something different specifically designed to suit your own wishes. The price of every tour is available upon requests, and varies by time of year, number of guests and level of guiding. Start dreaming looking through it, then contact us and let's talk. We'll listen to your needs, we'll suggest ideas and propose experiences, and together we'll create your perfect voyage.
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Mediterras supported 8 of us on the cycling Gran Tour down the west coast. I would strongly recommend them - brilliant support, great local knowledge led routes and excellent bikes, We would use them again without hesitation.
We just finished a custom tour with Mediterras, from Palermo to Marsala. What a fantastic experience! Our guide Gian Mario was so knowledgeable and attentive, his planning was meticulous. The choice of boutique hotels, as well as the restaurants he selected, were all wonderful. The rides were well planned, taking us through beautiful countryside and along spectacular coasts. Our van driver Giovanni was also awesome, he could be a professional naturalist. We are already planning our next trip with them (to Sardinia). What a treat to use a small local company that gave us such a memorable trip!
We loved traveling with Mediterrras!Mario and Giovanni were amazing, professional, detailed and thoughtful. They made planning this trip easy, they were super flexible when we had to change plans. They supplied us with excellent equipment (I loved my road bike), detailed maps, fun rides, history lessons, in fact we laughed our way around Sicily!We enjoyed our meals together and they booked us into beautiful hotels. Unfortunately, one member of our group had a medical emergency, they looked after him like they would a family member.I can’t wait to bike again with our new best friends!Go ahead book these local guys, you’re guaranteed a fabulous experience!Bernadette (Irish woman living and biking in Seattle).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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Relax: Stages up to 50 km per day with a maximum of 600 meters of climbing. They are conceived for guests that ride their bikes twice per week on roads without major climbs. Usually, you are back at the hotel in the early afternoon.
Active: Stages up to 90 km per day with a maximum of 1300 meters of climbing. Those tours appeal to riders used to train a bit, with some “tasty” climb. Usually you are back at the hotel in the early afternoon.
Avid: Stages from 90 km per day with at least 1300 mt of climbing per day. Those tours are designed for avid cyclists that belong to the local club and ride regularly. Usually, you are back at the hotel late afternoon.
For guests that want more riding, we can add extra loops to regular stages.