Arrival in Naples, Salerno (or Cetara) in case you arrive a day earlier. Naples has an international airport, the closest to the
Amalfi Coast. From here you can easily travel by train or bus to Salerno, the meeting point for this trip. From Rome (and many
other cities) Salerno can easily be reached by train. There are regular AV (High-Speed), and Intercity trains (check both Trenitalia
and Italo): travel time by High-Speed train is about one hour; cost around € 50,00, by IC-train: about 2 hours; cost around €
25,00. Several hotels can be booked in Naples or Salerno, ranging from 3 to 5-star, either ‘downtown’ centrally located, or near the
harbour or train station.
In the early afternoon you are being picked up from Salerno (optional transfer from Naples) by private car and
brought to the charming small fishing harbour at Cetara, one of the most authentic spots on the Amalfi Coast.
You settle in your beautiful hotel, just outside the village, overlooking the whole Bay of Salerno and the Amalfi
Coast, and at literally a few steps from the beach, where you can already go for a first swim.
Towards the end of the afternoon we meet our tour leader and the rest of the group. After a brief introduction
of the tour, we will outfit everyone with paddle and PFD and offer some basic kayaking instruction. Then we go
for a short introduction trip, towards the small little town of Cetara itself. Here we go for a short stroll through
the colourful streets, soaking up its atmosphere. Then we have our relaxed ‘aperitivo’ on the beach and slowly
peddle back to our hotel. In the evening we eat all together in the nice restaurant of our hotel, overlooking the
Accommodation: Hotel**** in Cetara – Meals included: 1 ‘aperitivo’, 1 dinner
In the morning we will first have a great breakfast overlooking the Mediterranean and then we walk down to our
beach. Here we thoroughly check again all our gear, before going for our first kayaking day trip. There are many
available options for the day, according to your level of interest, paddling skills, and of course the weather!
We’ll start paddling along the amazing coastline in eastern direction today. The coastline here is a stupendous
alternating scenery, ranging from impressive bare cliffs, to terraced lemon groves and isolated small beaches.
We’ll make a first stop on a small beach with a fresh water source, and then continue towards Vietri sul Mare,
famous for its ceramics, where we can make a short ‘biscuit stop’ (a drink and a snack). We’ll then paddle around
the ‘Due Fratelli’, two isolated rocky islands which are the symbol of Vietri. Those who want can opt to peddle
towards Salerno. We will have a beautiful view on the city & the mountain scenery behind it from the red light
house. We can even opt to go ashore at the beach of Santa Teresa, only a few steps away from the beautiful
We will have a picnic lunch on a nice beach between Vietri and Cetara and then we paddle slowly back to our
hotel, where we still have some time for a swim or a drink on the beach, or just some relaxation. Those who
want can go and get their aperitivo in the beautiful small hamlet of Erchie, a favorite among the local kayakers.
In the evening we go out for dinner together in a nice restaurant in the medieval town centre of Cetara.
Accommodation: Hotel**** in Cetara – Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 picnic lunch, 1 dinner
We’ll get an early start as the day’s sea kayaking will take us along one of the most famous stretches of coastline
in Italy, with our final destination being the heart of the Amalfi Coast, the beautiful city of Amalfi itself! We start
paddling along the amazing coastline in western direction today.
The first small village we pass is Erchie, a small hamlet of just a few houses dominated by a medieval
watchtower, and a beautiful beach, perfect for a short biscuit stop and a swim. We then continue along the rocky
shore, exploring many sea grottos and land on isolated beaches. High above us we’ll notice the sanctuary of the
Madonna dell’Avvocata, while we approach one of the most pristine areas of the Amalfi Coast, the amazing
headland of Capo d’Orso. This area will surprise you with its many sea grotto’s and small waterfalls. We round
the cape and then have lunch on the beautiful beach of Cavallo Morto. After that we can visit the Pandora grotto
sea grotto and have a coffee on a beautiful small beach. Now we enter the real ‘Heart’ of the Amalfi Coast, with
a number of beautiful coastal villages and Ravello and its beautiful ‘hanging’ gardens high above the coast.
We paddle past Maiori and we can go ashore in the beautiful small town of Minori, where we can taste it’s
famous ‘Delizia al Limone’. Here we have some time to stroll through its narrow streets and have a drink on its
wonderful town square. Before landing at Amalfi we can perhaps make a last stop in Atrani, perhaps the best
preserved village of the Amalfi Coast. From here Amalfi is only a mile away.
Arriving in Amalfi we dock our kayaks and can enjoy some relaxation in our centrally located hotel, in the heart
of the historical centre, and at literally two steps from the beach. You could also opt to go for a short stroll
through the colourful streets, or maybe make another dive into the sea. In the evening we then all join for a great
evening meal. We are picked up by private boat and brought to a nice restaurant located in a beautiful little bay
nearby. After dinner we travel back to our hotel in Amalfi, gliding by boat over the glorious Mediterranean.
Accommodation: Hotel*** in Amalfi – Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 picnic lunch, 1 dinner
Today’s sea kayaking will take us along one of the most famous stretches of coastline in Italy, with our final
destination being the enchanting city of Positano! Our first destination will be the colourful village of Conca dei
Marina, dominated by the impressive monastery of Santa Rosa, high above it.
We paddle along an amazing coastline with lemon groves & vineyards, and beautiful little villages, suspended
halfway the water and the sky. Past the villa of Sofia Loren we reach a beautiful beach for some relax. Then we
paddle around the headland of Conca, with its medieval ‘Saracen’ watch tower. Our next destination is the
amazing ‘Fjord’ of Furore, where we will enjoy a coffee break, in between the coloured fishing boats. Those who
want can take a short walk, to discover the small hamlet (which has been the set for several movies) and the
amazing scenery of the fjord.
Then we continue along the coast in western direction. Some short stops will be enjoyed at some of the many
water access ports along the coast, like Marina di Praia or the beautiful, isolated, beaches between Praiano and
Positano, places where the likes of Liz Taylor and Jackie Kennedy had a good time back in the sixties. We’ll have
lunch at one of the nice restaurants along the way. Arriving in the elegant and cosmopolitan Positano, we will
dock our kayaks on the large beach underneath our hotel. You will now have the time for a swim or some
relaxation in our comfortable hotel. Or you can take the chance to explore the steep city streets and wander up
into the hillside grabbing a bird’s eye view of the water below. Tonight we’ll celebrate our accomplishments with
another wonderful dinner experience, on the premises of our hotel, overlooking the Mediterranean.
Accommodation: Hotel*** in Positano – Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Today we’ll discover the amazing coastline west of Positano. Although Positano has become one of the most
sought-after resorts in Italy, due to its geography it has maintained a larger number of ‘hidden treasures’, like a
number of wonderful small isolated beaches, which can only be reached on foot or by water. There have been
counted about 20 of these small beaches, which we can virtually have for ourselves. We’ll paddle in western
direction, past the beautiful watchtower of Clavel, towards the headland of Punta Germano, where we’ll paddle
into a number of beautiful grottos. In front of us we’ll see the rocky islands of the Sirens, with the backdrop of
Capri. Experienced kayakers, who wish to make a paddling loop around these wonderful islands, can take the
opportunity. While in Greek times the islands were believed to be the home of the Sirens, until recently they
belonged to the late Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev.
Those who wish can take the opportunity to continue peddling towards the little inlet of Marina di Crapolla,
where it is believed that Saint Peter embarked on its way to Rome. Its small pebbly beach with crystal clear water,
the remains of the old fishing village, the small chapel and the Roman Villa just above it, make it a unique spot
for a short break Others might wish to relax some time on one of the beaches. We can have a picnic lunch on
the beautiful beach of Tordigliano. Or we can opt to return earlier to Positano and have a great (fish) lunch in
one of the beach restaurants. Back in Positano, we will have some time to stroll through its narrow ‘Moresque’
streets, do some shopping, or just have a drink on its sea front boulevard. In the evening we then all join for a
great last evening meal and raise our glasses to perhaps our best kayaking adventure ever. After dinner we might
decide to make a last short stroll along the amazing coastline and go for a drink together.
Accommodation: Hotel*** in Positano – Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner
The tour ends in Positano after breakfast today (unless you booked an extension – extra days available upon
request). You can easily make your own way from Positano to Salerno or Naples, either by boat or bus. A taxi
transfer can be arranged on request.