The Cilento National Park is largely undisturbed by the 21st Century and we cycle through quaint fishing villages where the traditional way of life is still very evident. Cycling is a great way to navigate this peaceful place and our route take us through the Greco-Roman city of Paestum, with its three major Doric style temples, before heading to the lovely town of Minori on the Amalfi Coast. In order to appreciate the area, we spend two days here, visiting beautiful towns such as Positano and of course Amalfi itself. All that cycling will help build your appetite for the fine food that the area is famous for.
Countries visited: Italy
Fly to Naples; transfer to Palinuro, on the southern coast of Cilento N.P.
Cycle along the most undeveloped stretch of coastline in southern Italy, then inland to the Mingardo Canyon and abandoned village of San Severino.
Ride to Capo Palinuro then to the mediaeval village of Pisciotta; descend to the coast and Casalvelino.
Undulating ride through charming coastal villages to Ogliastro Marina for lunch and a swim; continue on to Paestum with its 6th Century BC Greek ruins.
Short ride around city walls then take train to Salerno; ride one of the most scenic roads in the world to Minori, our base for the next three nights.
Cycle along the 'Strada Amalfitana' to Punta Campanella for views of Capri and Mt. Vesuvius, then climb inland to the Colli di San Pietro and return via Amalfi.
Free day to relax on the beach at Minori, visit Ravello or Amalfi, take a boat trip to Capri or enjoy another optional ride.
Transfer to Naples; fly to London.