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Sailing and Trekking on Capraia Island

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.

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3 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug

Open to everyone

First Time


Description

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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

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 1: Marina 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 2: Sailing-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 3: Sailing- 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 4: Sailing-Marina di Cecina Port

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

 

Details

Accommodation

Boat cabins

More info

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

Meeting point

Marina di Cecina Port, Cecina

About the guide

The Prorock Outdoor Team is based in Camaiore (Lucca, Tuscany), a renowned holiday resort in the heart of Apuan Alps, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges of central Italy. Our company promotes fun and safe outdoor activities, offering professional support and training at all levels. Our expertise includes rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, vie ferrate, canyoning, backcountry skiing and hiking.

Our highly experienced team of IFMGA certified mountain guides will lead you on a unique experience to the most interesting spots of Apuan Alps, Cinque Terre and many more localities. Carlo, Cristiano, Franco, Pasquale and Roberto, our guides, will make you enjoy your holiday time with Prorock Outdoor!

Languages

Italian | French | English

Certificates

UVGAM | IFMGA

Residence

Camaiore (Alpi Apuane - Tuscany)


What people are saying about Prorock Outdoor Team

Cassidy Creel

5.00

November, 2022

We had one of our best days in Italy rock climbing with Franco! He was super nice and we were able to climb everything we wanted, plus the views were amazing. Highly recommend :)

Elisa Kauria

5.00

November, 2022

Cristiano is a super experienced and friendly guide! Mt Procinto's was a great first via ferrata experience for the whole family, including kids 7 and 10 yrs old. Thank you!

Anne Dacanay

5.00

October, 2022

I had so much fun, Franco is a very experienced and knowlegeable guide and I loved the challenges he gave me the option to pursue. No pressure, no fear, and maybe next time I will be able to sport lead on limestone. Beautiful location and views!

Monica Nguyen

5.00

September, 2022

We had the most fun and incredible rock climbing day at Celsa with Carlo and Louise! We had so much fun and loved getting to know our guides! Carlo was a great instructor and you could tell he was very passionate about rock climbing and wanted us to excel and encouraged us! It was an amazing day!!! Highly recommend!!!!

Marcis Varpa

5.00

August, 2022

We wanted to try out via ferrate already for a long time. This was our first one and we were going with kids (9 and 11 y.o.) so we decided to find a guide that could accompany us. Pasquale was a perfect guide - experienced, interesting and caring. We felt safe and had a great time! Thank you!

Olivier bedard

5.00

May, 2022

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JOSEP MASCARELL SOLÉ

5.00

April, 2022

Great week with an impresively expert mountain guide, Franco, from Pro-Rock Adventures, who managed the complicated wether conditions to bring us always to the right place in the right moment.

Ksawery Karczewski

5.00

July, 2021

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Shaun F.

5.00

July, 2020

Great experience overall - we went to the Apuan alps where we were able to climb multiple routes with a fantastic view all with our guide Franco - very fun and memorable experience and would definitely recommend

Tiffany

5.00

December, 2019

Really great climbing experience near Cinque Terre. The location was beautiful and our guide was fantastic. 1/2 of our group was experienced and 1/2 was not. Our guide made sure to find an area to accommodate everyone's abilities. Would highly recommend this experience!

Annina Vasilescu

5.00

October, 2019

I got to spend two amazing days climbing on two of the most beautiful climbing places you could think of. The guides were fantastic! Everything was well prepared, they took good care of everything and everyone, making sure we all felt safe and satisfied at all times. So if you want to start climbing as a beginner in one of the top 20 climbing spots of the world, or if you already have climbing experience and simply want to improve your technique or skills. Or if you’re already an experienced climber and you simply are looking for super professional climbing partners, this is what you have to go for! I feel like I made friends and will definitely come back next year to climb again with these lovely guys 🏼🏼🏼

Marnie Eccles

5.00

August, 2019

An amazing experience, and brilliant for first time climbing experience. Enough to get heart rates going!! Fabio our guide was excellent, felt very safe, plus his English was amazing! Would do it again!

Jon

5.00

September, 2018

Franco was a very professional guide. If you are not familiar with the trails in the Apuan Alps I highly recommend you hire this company - for ease of mind and safety. I am a former mountain guide in the United States.

Ida Ytreland

5.00

September, 2018

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Mary Lulgjuraj

5.00

August, 2018

I had an amazing time!

Samuel Levi Young

5.00

July, 2018

This was an incredible experience!!! Our guide Fabio, president of the Tuscan Rock Climbing Federation, took us throughout the beautiful Muzzerone. His 35 years of experience definitely showed. He was wise, courteous, and knowledgable. The climbing itself was some of the best we've encountered: the rock faces were gorgeous (nice and gritty, easy to grip) and the views of the Mediterranean were spectacular. Highly highly recommend.

HILLARY CHIERICI

5.00

July, 2018

Dashing between spectacular thunderstorms, we had an amazing day with Carlos - who we've dubbed author of "Zen and the Art of Rock Climbing!" He brought a new and fresh perspective to climbing, from breathing techniques to adding blue painters tape to our toes to keep our focus on our feet. It worked! Our climbing felt more fluid and natural. It was a wonderful day for the entire family.

Kieran Anderson

5.00

June, 2018

We had an amazing trip, although the weather was bad for Monte Pisanino, the guide Franco took us up a neighbouring peak (Pizzo D'uchello). Not too technically or physically demanding it did require a good head for heights as some areas were exposed. Overall a great experience and led by a very knowledgable and professional guide. 5 stars, would recommend for anyone looking for something a bit different!

Chengann Tan

5.00

December, 2017

Fabio and Valeria were our guides on the day. We were a family with kids aged between 10 and 14years old. Fabio was very safety conscious and passionate about the sport. Very friendly and we felt like a day out with friends. The climbing spot was amazing. Great view, nice rocks.

Janne Blessing

5.00

August, 2017

We were a group of 6 climbing up to Monte Procinto (5a route) - we had a great day and our guide was really good. His calm and helpful attitude got us all to the top, even though a few of us are scared of heights. We're not really climbers, but we performed well with the after-climb beers :)

Matt Parsell

5.00

July, 2017

I knew it was going to be an amazing time climbing but wow! Cris and his wife took care of everything! Great communication and quick responses on all my questions and concerns. It was my first time climbing outside and also leading(3month new at gym climbing). They made me feel safe but challenged. Exactly what i was looking for. Spent 6.5 hours on the wall and that was perfect for my full day. Unimaginable views!! Will definitely be bringing my partner back for a few days climbing here!

Sathya

5.00

April, 2017

Our guide, Cris (Roberto's colleague), was very professional and easy going. He made us feel very comfortable. It was clear safety was a priority. We did a variety of climbs that were great for my sister (beginner) and myself (intermediate). So fun and a great way to see the views in a unique way!

Friedrich

5.00

September, 2016

I went climbing with a group organized by Roberto. We went to a crag near Camaiore, it was great!

Carlos

5.00

September, 2016

Really great moments spent together with Cris (member of Roberto’s crew) who led us through a beautiful canyon close to Luca in the Garfagna region! It is really nice to visit a valley by going down a torrent and rappelling, jumping, tobogganing or swimming! It is also a very fresh activity to escape from the summer heat of Tuscany! Cris is very professional and very kind! I really recommend this activity to everyone! No need to be an expert to have fun down there!

Arnaud

5.00

September, 2016

We had a great experience with Franco (member of Roberto guides' team) who guided us in this trek in Apuan Alps, the Pisanino, which is the highest summit in all this region. The level of difficulty is low while you should be ready to have some vertigos view at some points but we should say the panoramas are so stunning between the Apennines, the Mediterranean sea and the other mountains from Alpi Apuane all around. Franco has been so kind to explain in details the other treks of the region we will not miss to do next time !

Matthew

5.00

August, 2016

My daughter (11 years old) and I had a nice day of sport climbing is Sant Anna above Camaiore with a great guide from Roberto's team. It was a good place to learn and do some more challenging routes as the day progressed. The views are also fantastic. Can't wait to return next year and also spend a night at a rifugio!

Vincent

5.00

July, 2015

With Roberto, we discover other part of Italy. It was a great and “safe” experience with the children. The team is very friendly and they are materially very well equipped. We have done 3 different activities: (1) Monte Procinto in the Apuanes which is an easy summit accessible with a safe Via Ferrata. Perfect initiation with children of climbing material (2) Canyoning in Stazzema with a fabulous Natural Tobogan (3) Climbing on the Mediterranean Coast, close to Portovenere. Views are really fantastic. I really recommend Roberto if you are in the area and if you want to organize a great family day. Vincent, from Belgium


 

 

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