Sailing and Trekking on Capraia Island

The Capraia Island is a magical place in the Tuscan Archipelago. Discover its wild beauty on a 3-day tour along with one of the IFMGA-certified guides of the Prorock Team.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Would you like to immerse yourself into the wild nature of the Tuscan Archipelago, between sea, rocks and wildlife, away from the classic tourist circuits? Then join us for 3 unforgettable days of sailing and trekking on  Capraia Island.

    The Tuscan Arhipelago is a chain of beautiful islands, between the Tyrrenian and the Ligurian Sea, west of Tuscany.

    Legend says this beautiful group of islands was born from the necklace of Aphrodite, when it fell into the sea. No doubt Capraia is the most brilliant gem of the goddess jewel.

    This small island is a truly magical place, far away from the usual routes of tourism. Rocky and immersed in the scent of tamarisks, Mediterranean scrubs and wild nature, Capraia offers at the same time the spumed and patient sea motion.

    Besides, it’s the only volcanic island of the Archipelago. Black and red rocks, dotted here and there, are still alive. During these days, we will discover a unique landscape that opens cliff-panoramic views. In Capraia, the horizon draws the profiles of nearby Corsica and the other islands of the Tuscan Archipelago

    We will meet at the Marina di Cecina Port, in Cecina, and have dinner at the port restaurant. On the first day of our tour day we will sail to Capraia Island. That afternoon we will hike to the former Penal Colony. We will enjoy beautiful views of the terraces on the valleys and of the harbor as well.

    Then, on the second day, we will board the boat and sail to the island after breakfast. We will trek to the Zenobito Point, an average difficulty walk, to the extreme southern side of Capraia Island. The panorama views there are breathtaking! From Mount Arpagna we can observe the whole surrounding sea.

    Finally, on the last day, we will board the boat back to the Cecina Port. You can check the day-by-day detailed itinerary below this text.

    So contact us if you want to live a unique sailing and trekking adventure in Italy. You can send us a request and we can start planning an unforgettable trip to Capraia Island!

    You can also check the hiking day that we guide in the Vie di Lizza, in the Apuane Alps, in Tuscany. Or you can take a look at all the trips that we offer.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1520 EUR

    Group of 2
    760 EUR

    Group of 3
    507 EUR

    Group of 4
    380 EUR

    Group of 5
    305 EUR

    Group of 6
    270 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     MEALS. The price includes: full board meals (Friday and Saturday)- half board (Sunday), skipper, excursions accompanied by the guide. The price does not include Thursday's dinner.// The price does not include: the stop at the port; fuel (about 10 € / h engine), only to be considered if we can not sail.//
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Marina Di Cecina Port-Dinner

      Meeting at 8.00 pm at the Marina di Cecina Port. Dinner at the port restaurant (not included in the price). Boarding, cabin occupation, brief explanation regarding the use of the boat.

    • Day 2Sailing-Trekking

      Breakfast. Departure at 8.00 am. Sailing to Capraia Island. Expected arrival time 2.00 pm. (depending on the wind and sea conditions). Lunch on board during navigation. At 4.00 pm, hiking to the former Criminal Colony.  Dinner at the boat.

      *The former Criminal Colony trek. It’s a little difficult walk, but really interesting. We will start from the Church of the Assumption at the port. Then we will follow the road leading to the  former prison buildings and old cells. We will enjoy beautiful views of the terraces in the valleys, all made of dry stone walls that served for cultivation. Also,  amazing views of the harbor and the country in the distance. Return by the same route. Travel time: 2 hours. Altitude gain: 200 m

    • Day 3Sailing- Trekking to Zenobito Point

      Breakfast. Boat departure for trekking to the Zenobito Point.
      Boarding with a tender on board the boat. Sailing to the port of Capraia.
      Packed lunch.
      Dinner on board.

      *Monte Arpagna  Zenobito Point Trek.
      An amazing rage difficulty walk, starting from the center of the village will take you to the extreme southern side of the Capraia Island. The panoramic views are spectacular. Mount Arpagna was chosen by the Navy as an observation place. From there, you can see the whole surrounding sea. From the top we will descend to the ancient Tower of  Zenobito Point, built by the Republic of Genoa and still a majestic guard of the Island. Breathtaking views and the sensation of dominating the sea from above give the whole excursion a special charm to the whole hike.
      Travel time: 4 hours.Uphill elevation: 800 m

    • Day 4Sailing-Marina di Cecina Port

      Boat departure in the morning.S ailing towards the port of Cecina. Arrival scheduled at Cecina at 4.00 pm

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    First time

    Fitness level required

    Open to everyone

    Meeting point

    Marina di Cecina Port, Cecina

    Accommodation

    Boat cabins

    More info

    In the boat there are 3 cabins with 2 seats each, provided with wardrobes and drawers, and 2 bathrooms.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Based in Camaiore, in the heart of the Apuan Alps, our company promotes the practice of responsible and safe outdoor activities, offering professional support and training for all levels.

    The company was born out of the desire to become the leading guiding company in Tuscany. Our highly experienced team is made up of both IFMGA certified mountain guides and certified mountain leaders. Carlo, Cristiano, Fabio, Franco, Giulio, Marco, Roberto, Pasquale, Claudio, Cinzia, Daniele, Veronica, Mariela and Grazia will lead you on a truly unique experience in the Apuan Alps!

     
     

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