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Campania: Cilento National Park short break
Campania: Cilento National Park short break
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5 days
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Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
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ITBT225
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Campania: Cilento National Park short break
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Bike Tour: Campania: Cilento National Park short break - 5 days

Cycle the dramatic coastline and rugged interior of Cilento National Park. See Greek temples at Paestum and sample local delicacies including mozzarella di bufala and Cilento wines.

Route
Day 1: Arrive in Cilento
Day 2: Ride from San Severino to Marina di Ascea
Day 3: Ride from Marina di Ascea to Agropoli
Day 4: Loop ride to Paestum archeological site
Day 5: Arrivederci Cilento!

Day 1:    Arrive in Cilento

After the train journey we are transferred to the welcoming bike hotel accommodation in San Severino di Centola, a small village at the foot of Monte Bulgheria, inside the Cilento National park, part of UNESCO sites from 1998.

 

Day 2:    Ride from San Severino to Marina di Ascea
40 km

Today’s ride leads us to the village of Palinuro, the mythical helmsman of Enea that fell in love with the siren Kamaraton (Camerota) and drowned near the cape for divine will. We continue along the jagged coastline to the medieval hilltop village of Pisciotta, famous for olive oil and sardines; after lunch we continue along the coastal road surrounded by olive groves and Mediterranean macchia towards Ascea. After a good coffee we descend to Marina di Ascea, a tranquil village on the seaside home for the next two nights, ready for the Aperitivo!

 40 km, 700m ascent, 600m descent

Day 3:    Ride from Marina di Ascea to Agropoli
60 km

Cycling along the coastline we pass by the small fishing village of Pioppi. Later we stop at the village of Acciaroli: here in 1952 Ernest Hemingway spent some holydays and some says it was inspired to write his novel “The old man and the sea”. We ride inside the beautiful Mediterranean macchia of Punta Licosa to end up to the village of Santa Maria di Castellabbate, a gem along the coast, where we can sample the excellent Cilento wines Fiano and Aglianico. We cycle around the protected maritime area of Punta Tresino to reach our final stop, Agropoli.

60 km, 800m ascent, 750m descent 

Day 4:    Loop ride to Paestum archeological site
25 km

After breakfast we ride 12km to the Greek Archaeological site of Paestum, where we visit the temples and the forum. The Museum contains the precious fresco of the “Tomba del tuffatore” (Diver’s tomb), a rare example of Greek funeral painting. The loop ride continues through the plain of the Sele river, with an optional lunch stop at a local Buffalo Mozzarella farm, called Il Tempio. An optional ride can take you uphill to the hills or you can just relax and spend a few hours at the beach or exploring the maze of the old town.

25/50 km, 150/650m ascent, 150/650m descent 

Day 5:    Arrivederci Cilento!

The trip and our services end after breakfast. You can catch a train from Agropoli Train Station.

 

prices & dates

Starting dates:

Daily from April 10 till October 31.


Price pp
Double room, breakfast 500.00
Rental bike
Hybrid 45.00
Ebike 75.00
Extra services
Bike helmet per piece 10.00
Accommodation
practical info

4 nights included

3 Star Hotels

Breakfast included

The possibility of renting our bikes

7-days a week service-hotline

Luggage transport to your next hotel

San Severino or Pisciotta Train station (Return from Agropoli)

GPS-tracks available

Arrival info
Touroperating

S-Cape Countryside Travels srl
Borgo Allegri 16R
50122 Firenze FI
VAT No. 05227330486

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