Bike and Sail on Elba Island

From €1449

Italian Bike Tour: Cycling and Sailing on Elba Island

Enjoy the complete package with a cycling and sailing tour on Elba Island. In this unique formula, we offer an unforgettable journey that blends cycling, sailing, and trekking on the beautiful Island of Elba. Visit Napoleonic residences, olive groves and vineyards, and plunge into beautiful coves, then enjoy gorgeous sunsets over the Mediterranean Sea!

Bike and Sail on Elba Island

Punta Ala

The bike and sail tour on Elba Island available from YuBike Tours is the perfect way to escape. It includes a week-long unique blend of sailing and cycling that is perfect for sporty, adventurous souls who love to delve into nature and history. While this cycling and sailing tour is on Elba Island, it is significantly different to our other Italian cycling holidays as it has a more varied structure, with greater emphasis on enjoying activities as opposed to completing the journey.

We will sail the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean in search of hidden coves as we learn the basic skills of sailing from our skipper. We will trail along archaeological sites and Napoleonic villas, vineyards, olive groves and white stone beaches against a backdrop of breathtaking seascapes. If cycling along stunning coastlines appeals to you, you may also like our bike tour of the Tuscan coast and nearby islands

Climb to the highest peak of Monte Capanne in a cable car and descend to the bowels of the earth to visit the ore mines. Visit nearby Pianosa Island, a gem of the Tuscan Archipelago, with its colorful seabeds which have been recently re-opened to the public after several years. Savour local island food and wines and relish the island's specialities at the cozy seaside restaurants.

This cycling and sailing holiday in Tuscany will reinvigorate your body and your imagination. If you're looking for a more traditional cycling holiday, you may like to check out our Montargis to Paris cycling tour. If you have any questions about this bike and sail tour of Elba Island, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Start planning your next big adventure today!

Description of this bike and sail tour on Elba Island

In this unique formula, we offer an unforgettable journey that blends cycling, sailing, and trekking on the Island of Elba, just off the coast of Tuscany. On this tour, you will visit Napoleonic residences, olive groves, and vineyards; you will plunge into beautiful coves, and stop to admire the glorious sunsets over the Mediterranean Sea!

 

Available Dates

June 1st, 8th, 15th
September, 7th, 14th, 21st

 

Price per person

In double cabin € 1449
Single supplement € 1249 ( 1 available per departure date)
Bike rental € 90

Highlights of this cycling and sailing tour
  • Napoleon residences: Villa dei Mulini, Villa San Martino
  • Archaelogical site Villa Romana delle Grotte
  • Monte Capanne
  • Porto Azzurro
  • Portoferraio
  • Marciana Marina Bay
  • Procchio Bay
  • Pianosa Island
  • Capoliver Iron ore Mines
Included
  • 7 nights in double cabin with breakfast on board 
  • lunch on board (day 3,7)
  • dinners on board (day 1,2,5,6)
  • dinner restaurant day 7
  • aperitifs on board
  • towels and bed sheets 
  • entrance fees to main attractions (two Napoleon residences, Mine and Museum, excursion to Monte Capanne by cable car) 
  • one wine tasting 
  • transfers on the island 
  • bike excursion and ferry to/from Pianosa Island
  • multilingual tour leader on bike 
  • technical assistance 
  • informative material
Excluded
  • travel to/from embarking point 
  • 2 dinners on land (day 3,4) 
  • lunches during excursions (day 2,4,5,6) 
  • drinks 
  • insurance 
  • bike rental
  • taxes and fees
  • anything not specified in the item ‘The price per person includes’
Warnings

Intermediate | ca 56 ml

Bike and Sail Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Marina di Punta Ala – Porto Azzurro
We wait for you at Marina di Punta Ala at 4.00 pm and set sail at 5.00 pm for Elba Island. During the journey, you will learn the first rudiments of sailing. We will then give a group presentation, explaining everything you can look forward to on the trip, followed by dinner on board the boat. We will then spend a pleasant evening together in Porto Azzurro.

Day 2: Excursion by bike — Capoliveri promontory – loop tour 35 km – 22 ml
After a hearty breakfast, we leave the boat and get on two wheels. Off we go with our guide to cycling into Elba Island. You'll notice scents of aromatic herbs and a light sea breeze as you cycle through vineyards and olive groves, small villages, breathtaking landscapes, and hidden coves. We will learn about the island and taste the wines and typical products on a visit to a local farm. A nice cool bath at the end of the ride will give us the energy to enjoy an evening on board the boat, with a nice meal and a few drinks. 

Day 3: Sailing Day — Porto Azzurro – Marciana Marina
This whole day is dedicated to sailing the sea around the island. Rest your cycling muscles and try out your sea legs. Swim in the tranquil waters and enjoy a spot of sunbathing in the afternoon. We will also have the opportunity to practice sailing with our experienced skipper. In the evening, you will be free to explore the shops in the port and the excellent local bars and restaurants.

Day 4: Excursion to Monte Capanne and free afternoon
This is a day to remember,  with the ascent to Mount Capanne by cable car, up to its peak (1019 meters above sea level) — the highest point of the island. From here, you'll have a 360° view of the island and the entire Tuscan Archipelago, all the way to Corsica and mainland Tuscany itself. Around midday, we will descend again, to sea level. In the afternoon, you will have some free time. In the evening, we will stroll along the port town where we will dine in a seaside restaurant. This is also where we'll be moored, so it's only a short walk home in the evening. 

Day 5: Bike Tour Procchio-Portoferraio 35 km
The day will be dedicated to the discovery of the north of the island where Napoleon sojourned in 1814. We will visit the two Napoleonic residences: Villa dei Mulini and Villa di San Martino. We will also visit the village of Portoferraio and the archaeological excavations of the Villa Romana delle Grotte. We will spend the evening on board, enjoying a good aperitif and an excellent dinner at sunset.

Day 6: Excursion by bike: Pianosa Island 18 km
By transfer, we reach the Port of Marina di Campo and take the ferry to the island of Pianosa. Here, we will be provided with bicycles to explore the island and we'll be accompanied by a local guide. We return to the Island of Elba in the late afternoon where we will find our boat waiting. We will have an aperitif followed by an excellent dinner, cradled by the tranquil sea.

Day 7: Pto Azzurro – Punta Ala
On the last day, we will dedicate it to refining our sailing skills. We will also enjoy many dives into the crystal-clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. We will also coast the island in search of isolated coves. At the end the day, we will sail to Punta Ala. In the evening, we will enjoy a group dinner in one of the port’s restaurants.

Day 8: Punta Ala
After breakfast, this cycling and sailing tour is officially over.

Map

From €1449

Duration: 8 days

Start Point: Punta Ala

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