Heavenly views proliferate on this tour
Pedal along quiet roads with ancient vistas
Discover the magnificient Italian coastline
Enjoy exploring this historic and beautiful part of Italy
Have a fantastic time on a delightful tour

Biking Tours of Italy: The Amalfi Coast

Duration
8 days
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$2,286 USD

Cycle from the unspoilt and quiet Cilento to the UNESCO Amalfi Coast over 8 sublime days discovering this region of Italy. Cycling is a great way to explore the stunning natural and cultural treasures of Campania. This tour takes you through the best routes and contrasts of the region, from the relatively unknown and unspoilt Cilento to the popular lively Amalfi Coast. The Cilento National Park is largely undisturbed by the 21st Century and as you cycle through quaint fishing villages you will realise that the traditional way of life is still very evident.

  • Category
    Road Cycling
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Coastal
  • Distance
    147.9 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    29.6 miles
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  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts in Palinuro and ends in Minori. Fly in/out of Naples International Airport (NAP).

    To get to the hotel at the start of the tour, take the bus to Naples train station from the airport and then get the train to Pisciotta-Palinuro. The journey takes about 2 hours and should cost around €15. Once you arrive at Pisciotta-Palinuro, you can get a taxi to the King's Residence Hotel in Buondormire (about 8km/5mi away).


  • How long is the tour? How many cycling days?

    The tour is 8 days long with 5 days of cycling.

  • What's the tour like?

    This trip is classified Road, Activity Level: 3/Moderate. Riding is all on tarmac (some sections may be pot-holed). The route is mainly undulating with a few steady hills and some steeper more challenging uphill sections of 4-7 km (2.5-4mi). You will cycle mainly on quiet roads, although they get much busier around Amalfi and Positano. A moderate level of fitness and some training is required prior to the trip.

  • Is a bike available?

    Yes, a Giant Roam 2 Disc or FRW Crooked Street hybrid bike with front suspension and pannier bag is included on the tour.

    Alternatively, you can bring your own bike (BYO) but this is on a request basis and additional charges may apply to cover the transportation of your bike during the tour.

    Conditions

    1. The equipment remains the property of the supplier and you may not sell, hire out or part possession with the equipment.

    2. You must not misuse the equipment and must return it in the same condition as when received (ordinary wear and tear excepted). The supplier is entitled to charge for any damage caused to the equipment during the period of hire.

    3. You must ensure that the equipment is adequately secured when not in use. In the event of the equipment being lost or stolen, you may be liable for the replacement value of the equipment

    4. You must not use the equipment whilst under the influence of drink or drugs and should immediately notify the Supplier in the event of breakdown or loss.

    Extra Bike Bits

    You may like to bring your own pedals and saddle (excluding the seat post) or gel saddle cover to fit to the hire bikes. The tour operator encourages this, if it is your preference. However, please note that you are responsible for your own equipment, and removing your saddle/pedals at the end of the trip. They cannot guarantee the return of any bike parts left behind.



  • Should I have travel insurance?

    Yes. It is a condition of joining this holiday that you must be fully insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services where appropriate). On arrival in destination for your trip, you will be asked to present details to your leader or local representative of your policy.

  • Are E-Bikes available on this tour?

    Yes, E-Bikes are available but they are on request basis. Availability will have to be checked along with its price since it is subject to change.

    For reference, the rental price for the duration of the tour usually starts at AUD390.00.

    Message us for additional information

  • Can I have private room? What is the single supplement cost?

    A single supplement is applicable if you are travelling alone or wish to have your own room. The price varies depending on the dates chosen with minimum price starting at AU$492.00.

    If you would like to book a single room please contact us.

  • Please read here for the tour operator's message regarding Covid-19:

    Before you travel
    We recommend that your travel insurance policy includes COVID-cover so that your costs will be covered until you are able to return home should you test positive (subject to conditions). When comparing travel insurance providers, please ensure you read each PDS carefully so you know exactly what you are and aren’t covered for.

    On your trip
    Your tour leader will provide the latest local guidance, and let you know if any extra safety precautions such as face coverings may be needed in certain locations.
    Should you fall ill, our team knows the most suitable medical care facilities for each point on the trip and will work in tandem with your leader to get you any medical attention, should you need it. If official travel advice changes during your trip, your leader will work closely with our customer operations team to reroute or help with repatriation if required.

    In the unlikely event that your group needs to self-isolate, your local team will offer support throughout. We will help arrange accommodation and food and help to organise medical care and liaise with your insurance provider. In the unlikely event that your tour leader contracts COVID, they will be replaced immediately.

    Returning home
    Should there be a requirement to show proof of a negative COVID test on arrival back to your home country, we have built time into our itineraries for this. On guided trips your leader will assist with this and if needed, will take you to the most appropriate local testing facility.

    If, through no fault of your own, your test result is delayed, we will cover your accommodation costs until you are able to travel and rearrange your flights (for flight inclusive customers).

    Small Healthy Groups
    We keep group sizes small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group. It may not always be possible to socially distance, but as a precautionary measure, we encourage travellers to limit physical contact with others where possible.

    Exodus COVID-Clear Policy
    For extra peace of mind, Exodus requires all those travelling on group holidays to have had a vaccine or negative COVID test – known as ‘COVID-Clear’ status. Please ensure that you understand this policy and can comply with it before you travel with us. All customers will need to have one of the following in place prior to travel:

    1. Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with the last dose having been administered no less than two weeks prior to travel. The total number of doses must have been given, as required by the vaccine manufacturer (in most cases this is two doses).
    • You will need to obtain the Australian-issued International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC). Please visit Smart Traveller for how to obtain your certificate

    2. A negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) taken within 72 hours of travel.

    If you are travelling to a country where one of these is an entry requirement, you do not need to provide Exodus with proof of your COVID-Clear status prior to travel; you can expect this to be checked by your airline and by immigration officials when you arrive in the destination country.

    If you are travelling within your home country, or there are no entry requirements of this nature in the destination country, please email a copy or photo of your documents to support@roaradventures.com at least 2 weeks before departure.

    With our COVID-Clear policy in place, we will no longer require you to complete a ‘self-declaration’ prior to travel, which was required for travel during 2020. Your tour leader however will remind you of any regional or national COVID rules or guidelines which apply, and as needed, the latest policy requirements from Exodus.

    Approved Destinations

    All of our destinations will be required to pass a 5-stage approval process, which includes all relevant government authorities advice and assessment of additional destination information by Healix, a leading independent Global Travel Risk Management company.

    Our 5-stage approval process
    We will only travel to a country where the following criteria has been met:
    • The Australian Government does not advise against travel to your chosen country.
    • COVID infection rates are under control.
    • Entry requirements are reasonable and local restrictions do not significantly impair the itinerary.
    • We have access to a list of approved emergency medical services.
    • Our local partners can meet our COVID safety requirements.

    We use Healix, a leading Global Travel Risk Management company to ensure we have correct, consistent and up-to-date information about all destination risks.

    How do I know if my trip is going ahead?
    We review all upcoming departures on a rolling, week-by-week basis, to assess whether we can safely travel to the destination country.

    11 weeks before you depart: At this point we will either confirm that we believe there is a good chance of the trip running, or we will cancel the departure. All clients will be written to in either case.

    7 weeks before you depart: We will make a final decision on running the tour and will contact you to advise if your trip is scheduled to travel or not. We will issue updated Trip Notes and ask you to read and confirm you understand the requirements to protect yourself and other group members, including our ‘COVID-Clear’ policy.

    Up to the date of travel: We will continue to monitor all destinations and will notify clients immediately should the status of their departure change.

    Clean & Safe
    Enhanced cleanliness and hygiene safety measures have been introduced in our accommodation, transport, meal locations and venues, and our local teams will visit each one in advance of travel.

    Exodus Travels has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with additional assurance that we have adopted health and hygiene global standards designed to keep your travels as safe as possible.

Overall Rating:
4.9/5
Great Cycling, Food and Sights in Southern Italy - Cilento & Amalfi Coast
Dona Wallace
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

Fantastic trip. This was our first guided group cycling trip and our first trip to Italy. Loved the mix of cycling and culture. We enjoyed interacting with our fellow travellers very much as we shared the journey. There is a great variety of cycling with beautiful views throughout: from steady climbs, fun descents, undulating rolling and winding roads, long stretches in the quiet countryside, and exciting sections of busy but good flowing coastal traffic, Besides cycling, we also got to do some swimming and to boat into a lovely blue grotto. The food and scenery on this trip is really wonderful. We had amazing lunches in beautiful spots every day. Our bikes worked very well and were well cared for. On our final free day, Paulo led a (steep) hike up to Ravello and down to Amalfi. This hike into the orchards and quiet areas above the tourist-heavy centers was a beautiful trek that deepened our appreciation for the region's culture and history. Others in our group enjoyed their free day in Pompeii or Capri.
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Riding up to the temples in Pasteum at sunset was a wonderful moment after a ~60km day. It capped a day filled with rolling on quiet roads, through small towns, swimming in the Mediterranean, and enjoying lovely food and drink.
What did you think of your group leader?
Our group leader, Paulo, made the trip a pleasure with well-thought out routing and pacing of the day. Paulo was very knowledgeable and passionate about the region. We also very much appreciated Raffaele, who followed the group with the van, provided water and the bike mechanic support, and gave a lift on the few occassions someone in the group needed it. Often he helped guide us through busy intersections.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Be prepared for some climbing and descending. The trip notes are very accurate regarding the elevation gain/loss, distance and type of terrain for each day. Be ready to encounter the heavier scooter and car traffic on Amalfi coast so you are comfortable in this busier section.

Cilento and amalfi Coast cycling
Alison Jones
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

A lovely ride, some challenges but never daunting. Suitable for all levels..e bikes, leisure riders and more competitive people. Stunning scenery but also great places of interest to visit...eg paestum, mozzarella farm, . Great food. Excellent, caring staff. Good to see cliento...less known than the amalfi Coast so less crowded but a beautiful bit of Italy. Good to have time on the last day to see the amalfi Coast by boat...very different view of the landscape.
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Lots...paestum was surprising. Maybe also the gorge....where was it?
What did you think of your group leader?
Brilliant. Knowledgable, friendly, caring, kept the group together...not always easy. Went beyond his duties. Dealt well with a group member who needed to be hospitalised.....good feedback to group.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Go for it...whatever your age. And if you are worried...E bikes are an option. ....though not for everyone.

Superb Cycle Trip
Dominic Rennie
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

This trip offers the chance to experience both a quiet rural part of Italy (Cilento) and then the hustle and excitement of the Amalfi coast. The trip was very well planned and executed throughout. It is physically tough in places with some long climbs and could be classed as a '4' rather than '3' but this makes it all the more rewarding. The scenery is breathtaking - especially in Amalfi. This, along with the exceptional Italian cuisine, and a couple of espressos keeps motivation and morale high and the miles effortlessly tick away.
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Reaching the highest point along the Amalfi Coastal road and stopping to look back along the coast where we had cycled from.
What did you think of your group leader?
Alessandro was extremely attentive, a fountain of knowledge and had a great sense of humour. He had some unique insights into Cilento - his local region where he also farms. He effortlessly managed to knit together a group with mixed levels of fittness.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
The support van is never that far away and there is a small bag on the bike so there is no need to take a rucksack, pump tools etc. Just a water bottle (refilled from the van whenever required), small camera and wallet. I took SPDs and shoes which are great if you use them.