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Cycling in the Cilento

"An alternative to Majorca, and even better"

Bicycle racing, mountain biking or simply leisurely bicycle tours – the Cilento with its scenic roads and unique mountainous landscape is an ideal area to be explored and discovered by bike.

 

Cycling in the Cilento

"An alternative to Majorca, and even better"

Bicycle racing, mountain biking or simply leisurely bicycle tours – the Cilento with its scenic roads and unique mountainous landscape is an ideal area to be explored and discovered by bike.

Cycling in the Cilento – tips by our guests

"For us, the Cilento is, without doubt, a better choice than Majorca." In the course of the last few years, Andreas Heinbokel, amateur cyclist from Murr, has been on various bike tours in the area around Marina di Camerota. He has been so kind as to pass on his experiences and tips to the customers of Cilentano:

Roads very suitable for racing bikes

In general, you can count on being able to cycle at an average of about 16 – 20 km/h (as an amateur cyclist) at the beginning of the cycling season (February/March) in the Cilento, which the Giro d’Italia often passes through,
Almost everywhere, the roads are very suitable for racing bikes. In most cases, a car blows its horn shortly once before overtaking. Then you should just keep on cycling like before without swerving. Be careful in bends, there might suddenly be a goat or a cow in your way. Do not forget to take along a waistcoat, cardigan or the like (for the descents) and enough water to drink.

Always enough to see

Basically, all the tours are very nice. You never go just cycling, there is always enough to see and to admire. That is why only the most important things are given a short mention in the tour descriptions. The maps recommended by Andreas Heinbokel are by Marco Polo or Shell (identical).

Bike-Video

The video footage is by courtesy of Andreas Heinbokel. A montage in the following video is sure to let cyclists’ hearts beat faster! Watch the video

Bike rental: Special rates for Cilentano-guests at Ciclidea in Paestum/Capaccio

Bike rental Ciclidea at Paestum/Capaccio rents professional racing and trekking bikes, mountain bikes and E-bikes. Only Cilentano customers can profit from special discounts on the rental rates. Upon request, you are provided with maps to help you find your way around.

Furthermore, Ciclidea offers a unique service: for an extra charge, the bikes are delivered to your accommodation, you need not go to Paestum to pick them up and you can start on your bike tour right from where you are accommodated. Of course, the bikes are picked up again.

See the special rates for Cilentano vacationers

Bike rental Moretti at Marina di Camerota

Helpful and friendly family Moretti runs a bike rental at the entrance to Marina di Camerota. Cycling enthusiasts can choose from among mountain bikes in various sizes, racing bikes and normal bikes (if required with child seat). There are reduced rates for groups – please ask for information in advance at our agency. Small repairs are handled onsite within 1-2 days.  Tips for beautiful tours are included free of charge. The address of the shop, which is open year-round, is: Via Sirene 14, 84049 Marina di Camerota (SA).

Bike rental Antares'91 at Santa Maria di Castellabate

Right in the heart of Santa Maria Franco Nigro runs his car and bike rental Antares'91 – with great enthusiasm and passion. The agency rents out trekking and city bikes as well as e-bikes and racing bikes. So, off you go on a discovery tour of the hilly coastal area around Castellabate. 

Antares'91 is located in Via Pagliarola 2 in 84048 Santa Maria di Castellabate (SA), +39.0974.960241

Prices and terms 2017

Tips for bike tours by Peter Amann