Group Adventure – June 2024
Join Stronger You Fitness on an adventurous tour of Italy!
In addition to the more typical sightseeing we will embark on unique and off-the-beaten path hikes and adventures!
Below is a sample itinerary*
*subject to change as we get closer to the date. A final itinerary and cost is expected to be finalized by November 2023.
Sample Itinerary (subject to change):
Day 1: Rome
Arrive in Rome and get transported to hotel in Central Rome.
After you are checked into the hotel you will have a chance to unwind a bit and explore as desired (a map and details on useful stores/pharmacies/sites will be provided)
Welcome Dinner: We will all dine together to help get settled in, enjoy some of the best cuisine in the world, cheers with a glass of wine, and start learning some key Italian phrases.
Day 2: Rome
Private Vatican & Sistine Chapel tour (3 hours) with a local guide to provide all the insights!
Walking Tour: Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Roman Forum and the Colosseum (approximately 3 miles in total)
You’ll have the evening to adventure on your own, with suggestions for restaurants and assistance as needed on how to get to where you want to go!
Day 3: Tuscany Day Trip Winery Tour from Rome
Rise and shine and we will hop onto a tour bus early to escape the bustling city of Rome and enter the tranquil and beautiful towns in Tuscany.
First we will have a guided tour in Montepulciano then to Abbey of Sant’Antimo, after which we will head to a vineyard to enjoy a traditional 3-course gourmet lunch with local wine pairings, seated in an authentic vineyard wine cellar; and last a guided tour and free time in Pienza before we head back to Rome (exhausted and happy).
Day 4 Scauri
We will sleep in a bit and then make our way to Scauri (1.5-2 hrs).
After we check into the hotel we will spend some time enjoying the beaches and the bustling walkway along the sea. Soak in the sun, enjoy a cocktail and take this time to relax. In the evening we will venture to a restaurant that specializes in sea food.
*possibility to do a hike after arrival – Gianola Trail
Day 5 Scauri HIKE
*if hiking is not your thing, then you can stay in town and soak in more sun and walk along the beaches or frolic in the sea!
Today we will set out on a beautiful hike! We will take a minbus to the trial head for this unique hike, Rendotore.
As we ascend the trail you will have the opportunity to see this castle built right into the side of the rocks! As we continue up we will likely see goats and cows from nearby farmers; we will pass by a large cross and eventually we will reach the top where you will see the Statue of Cristo Redentore. Here we can sit, relax and take in the views.
Later that day we will go to Gaeta, Known as the “city of a hundred churches“, for a relaxed adventure with some incredible views, beautiful churches and we should all go explore on foot, Via Indipendenza. Another characteristic location, where time seems to have stopped. Beautiful houses, balconies full of plants, clothes hanging everywhere, shops, stalls and a lot of tradition.
Day 6: Scauri to Sorrento (2 hour drive)
It’s time to get a taste of the Amalfi Coast by visiting the beautiful city of Sorrento! Here you will be able to explore on your own BUT we will provide a self-guided walking tour with directions on how to get to the “must-see” spots! Be sure to take some time to enjoy the beaches and allow yourself to soak in the sun and beauty.
Day 7: Tour from Sorrento to Positano, Amalfi & Ravello (8 hr tour)
Are you ready to feel as though you are on the set of the most beautiful and romantic movie? Today you might want to pull out some of your nicer clothing options, as Positano is definitely a place that attracts they type of crowd that dresses to be seen. (Don’t get me wrong, I hiked into Positano and looked a hot mess and nobody beat me up, but I did feel a bit out of place).
Day 8 Sorrento (Free day with tour options at additional costs) It’s your last full day at the Amalfi Coast and I want you to do exactly what YOU want to do today. By this time you may feel adventurous enough to take a bus or ferry on your own to explore the Island of Capri or Ischia. Or, I can help you arrange one of the tours below:
- Capri Blue Grotto Boat Tour From Sorrento (approx. $150) 8 hrs
- Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius (approx. $130) 8 hrs
- Sorrento Farm and Food Experience including Olive Oil, Limoncello, Wine tasting (approx. $95) 3.5 hrs
- Cook like a local with Seaview (approx. $105) 4 hrs
We will also look into doing a hike that is accessible from our hotel!
Day 9 Back to Rome (4.5 hours)
Today we will take the ride back to Rome after we check out of our hotel and say a sad goodbye to the beautiful Amalfi Coast.
In Rome we will stay one last night before we part ways. This is your last chance to soak in the history and culture of Italy’s capital, before you return, of course.
*If you plan to go elsewhere after Sorrento or fly out of a different airport I can help arrange that as well.
Day 10 Airport
Today is the day and depending on departure times we will either take one private bus OR we can take a shuttle from nearby the hotel to the airport (again, I will help with this as we get closer to the date).
Contact me if you are interested or want more details!