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Look forward to this sail & bike tour through Tuscany and its breathtaking scenery. Cycle in the footsteps of the Etruscans, and enjoy the Italian ‘Dolce Vita!’. Cypress trees, wine fields and olive trees spread across the rolling hills characterizing the typical Tuscan landscape. Picturesque medieval towns with small cobbled streets and colorful houses invite curious visitors. Beautiful sandy beaches and small bays beckon for a swim in the glistening blue water.
The Atlantis provides the travelling accommodation for a carefree travel experience from one place to the other and with its giant sails, provides a true seafaring ambience. There is nothing better than to jump into the sea directly from the deck of the boat, anchored in a quiet bay. Tuscany by sail & bike is the perfect all round happy cyclist holiday.
Individual arrival in Porto St. Stefano, a wonderful, lively harbor town on the northern side of the Monte Argentario peninsula. Boarding the boat takes place from 6pm onwards. Should you arrive earlier, you are welcome to leave your luggage on board from 2pm onwards. With a short stroll through the medieval old town, painted in a wash of pink and beige, you will quickly realize that you are now on holiday. The first evening meal on board is a great way to get to know your fellow travelers, guides and crew. Overnight in Porto St. Stefano.
Your first cycle tour leads us from Porto Santo Stefano through the old train tunnels. Crossing a stone quay, we reach the historical town of Obetello. Later in the afternoon we arrive in Porto Ercole with its two Spanish fortresses where we park our bikes at a nearby beach bar and have the chance to swim. After the refreshing stop, we return to Porto Santo Stefano where the Atlantis awaits our arrival for a crossing to Talamone.
After breakfast we start on a tour through rolling landscapes characterized by grape vines and olive groves. Past the Poggio Perotto Lake you arrive in the medieval town of Magliano. The town icon is a 2000 year old olive tree; the oldest in Tuscany. The picturesque town, with its two beautiful city gates invites you to linger and stay a while. On your ride back to Talamone you able to enjoy the beauty of the Tuscan landscape once more. If the weather is calm, the Atlantis will set sail for the well-known beach town of Castiglione della Pescala where you anchor for the night.
Today’s tour leads us form Castiglione della Pescala along quiet country roads into the Tuscan hinterlands. We find ourselves surrounded by incredible vineyards as far as the eye can see. A gentle climb brings us to the former Etruscan village of Vetulonia. In a rustic family run restaurant we stop to enjoy some house-made pasta and try some other local specialties. After the break we turn back towards the coastal plains with their expansive vineyards. In the afternoon we board the Atlantis and set sail for the north-eastern peninsula of Cavo on the Island of Elba.
The third largest island after Sicily and Sardinia, Elba, is charming and abundant in nature and history. On our first ride on the island in the morning we have plenty of time to enjoy the islands diversity, take a coffee break and enjoy a swim in the ocean. Our destination is the former fishing village of Porto Azzuro. You will find the Atlantis on anchor in the bay. In the afternoon you can explore Porto Azzuro and its surroundings by yourself or enjoy a relaxing drink on board the Atlantis.
In the morning we set off on a ride to the hilltop village Capoliveri. In the historical town center, with its quaint allyways and peaceful atmosphere, we have time for a cappuccino break. Afterwards we can head back down to the coast and take a swim in the sea before heading back to Porto Azzuro where the Atlantis awaits. With the right wind, we can look forward to a longer sailing experience from Elba to the Island of Giglio. A beautiful Sunset dinner on the deck would be the perfect end to an exceptional day.
A short crossing in the morning takes us to the island of Šipan, the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Accompanied by your tour guide a pleasant cycle trip takes us past villas with exotic gardens and through a fertile valley framed by a range of limestone hills. Returning to the boat we enjoy our last crossing after an adventurous week. After arrival in Dubrovnik there is plenty of time to explore the UNESCO world Heritage city and to take part on a guided city tour. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat Atlantis gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travelers and tour guides.
Departure at 9am after breakfast followed either by an extended stay in Tuscany or an individual journey home.
The Harmonia is the second boat of the Serka family that enriches our deluxe fleet. The experienced crew and the captain offer a warm-hearted and considerate service, leaving no wish unattended.
Length: 38 m
Wide: 8,30 m
The 16 spacious rooms are equipped with shower/WC and air conditioning.
The large sundeck of the Harmonia ensures sun worshipers will get their money’s worth. Comfortable upholstered sunbathing lawns and numerous deck chairs are at your disposal. But even for those who prefer a quiet place in the shade, the Harmonia has a wide covered rear deck with 270º view to relax on and enjoy a drink.
For the meals several large tables are available, so there’s enough space even when the ship is fully booked. At the bar you will always be supplied with a rich choice of cold beverages.
The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. It starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.
If marked RED fully booked, BLUE less than 4 bookings possible
|Atlantis Ship||Start – end city||Price p/p|
|19 – 26 / 26 – 3 October||Porto Santo Stefano||1690€|
|3 – 10 / 10 – 17 October||Porto Santo Stefano||1690€|
|Not included in the tour price||
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