sea caves and natural arches
Piazzale dei Protontini 4, 84011 Amalfi, IT
Distance traveled by kayak 9 km
May 1, 2024 to October 31, 2024
Welcome aboard your kayak for an enchanting journey along the beautiful Amalfi Coast, where each paddle will lead you to the discovery of natural and historical treasures.
After a brief illustration of the itinerary and a short introductory lesson on navigation and safety at sea we will be ready to set sail westward, towards “Baia di Conca dei Marini.”
Paddling along, from the very beginning, we will have the opportunity to admire the characteristic landscape of the coast, where the typical “Chiazze” lemon groves and the majestic sheer coastline that plunges into the crystal clear waters of our sea, create a very evocative dance of shapes and colors.
Leaving Amalfi behind we will be treated to natural arches, sea caves and the most beautiful beaches of the Amalfi Coast, some reachable only by sea.
Along the way we will reach the enchanting “Arco dell’Amore,” a fantastic natural jewel created by sea and wind erosion whose shape and legend have made it one of the most romantic places on the coast.
A little further on we will skirt the luxurious villa si Sofia Loren and thus reach the bay to the east of the seaside village of Conca dei Marini.
Inside the basin we will have an excellent view of the Santa Rosa Monastery, a former convent renovated into a luxury hotel and the birthplace of the delicious dessert “Sfogliatella Santa Rosa.”
Following the shoreline we will admire the “Vine Beach” overlooked by the Borgo Sant’Andrea hotel, a historic hotel with features reminiscent of a castle and sheltered between the cliffs the small village of Conca dei marini.
Sailing around the promontory of Capo di Conca we will glimpse an ancient Sighting Tower, evidence of a past coastal defense. Reaching the western bay we will have an excellent view of the villages of Furore and Praiano, the Li Galli archipelago and the island of Capri with its famous Faraglioni.
Continuing our journey through this stretch of sea, we will finally reach the striking S.Andrea sea caves, a fascinating natural marine formation named after named the patron saint of amalfi. Its walls are painted in shades of red and green, given by the minerals that cover them, thus creating a kind of picturesque tableau .
After an exciting morning of exploration we will stop to snorkel in a quiet bay and relax by enjoying a snack of fresh fruit, restoring mind and body.
Finally we will turn our bows toward Amalfi, and enjoying the fantastic view we will end this fantastic day of kayaking !