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.
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!
Please note the tour will only be conducted under stable weather conditions, Also, after the trekking on Day 2, we will be able to return to the port by boat only if weather allows.
In the boat there are 3 cabins with 2 seats each, provided with wardrobes and drawers, and 2 bathrooms.
Marina di Cecina Port, Cecina
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.
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
Breakfast. Boat departure for trekking to the Zenobito Point.
Boarding with a tender on board the boat. Sailing to the port of Capraia.
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
Boat departure in the morning.S ailing towards the port of Cecina. Arrival scheduled at Cecina at 4.00 pm
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!
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
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!
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 🏼🏼🏼
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!
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.
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I had an amazing time!
Samuel Levi Young
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 :)
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!
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!
I went climbing with a group organized by Roberto. We went to a crag near Camaiore, it was great!
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!
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 !
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!
Group of 1
|EUR 1520 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 760 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 507 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 380 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 305 each|
Group of 6
|EUR 270 each|
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- 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.//