Cilento Cycling Routes

The Cilento National Park is a stunning area with some of the best cycle routes in Italy !

One of the most memorable aspects of cycling in Cilento are the high mountains situated close to the sea. There’s something special about riding along cliff tops above the beach and then zigzagging up to 1,700m within sight of the sea before enjoying stunning views of the cliffs and beaches from above. Views of the island of Capri and the Amalfi coast stretched out across the bay behind the turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea or small picturesque ports filled with fishing boats or small yachts never fail to impress from above.


Independent Cycling Tours in the Cilento

For those who want to enjoy the freedom of riding the best routes at their own pace we recommend one of our Paestum & Cilento self-guided cycling tours, featuring the best rides in this area, with plenty of choice for all ability levels, from gentle cycling breaks to rewarding biking holidays.

There are beautiful, and relatively easy rides along the stunning Cilento Coast, as well as tours which show you a bit more of the inland areas, the ‘Heart of the Cilento’.

Those who want to do a few days of cycling while on holiday in the Cilento area can follow the suggestions made by our friend Peter Amann, in his travel guide “Cilento aktiv” (unfortunately only in German). He describes ten short bicycle tours.

Small Group Cycling Adventure

On a regular basis we offer an awesome coastal ride: Cilento Coast Cycling – starting from the Greek Temples of Paestum and ending on the mythical south coast. Those who want to go inland for some more challenging rides can contact us for a ‘Bespoke Adventure‘.

Bike challenges – some of our favourite routes

Our great road bike challenges & training camps are especially designed for the cyclist who likes to make his mileage and climb a few challenging mountains, but as well wants the pleasure of cycling through amazing landscapes, in a nice climate and with a good hotel and of course good food at night.

We propose a number of bike challenges, ranging from short 3-day challenge to longer 6-day or 9-day tours. They are suggestions for some more challenging rides, which can be mixed and matched, made shorter, easier, longer or steeper depending on the your wishes and abilituies, in order to create the perfect cycling tour – especially for you and your friends.

Here are some of the favourite routes of Francis Cassidy & Jack Stafford (CycleCilento), two real connaisseurs of the area, who – after having cycled all over the world – settled in this area!

The Amalfi Coast (140km – 800m of climbing)

And of course, closeby, located just across the bay from the Cilento is the famous Amalfi Coast! The Amalfi coast ride is a stunning ride, and one which we love to take our visitors on. From Paestum/Agropoli, it’s an 40km flat ride (or a short train ride!) as far as Salerno before swinging off onto the road which winds its way down the stunningly beautiful undulating Amalfi coast. There really is nothing quite like riding down through the small picturesque villages of Vietri Sul Mare, Cetara, Maoiri, Amalfi itself or further along down through Praiano even as far as Sorrento! depending on how long you want to make the day! Regular trains run to Agropoli from Salerno for those who would rather a shorter day.

But for the real quiet rides, through authentic scenery: cycle into the Heart of Cilento!



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