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Discover a mystical archipelago in the Gulf of Naples

This 9-day challenge takes place in a region celebrated for its beauty and history. On an azure natural canvass, the Neapolitan Archipelago, which is comprised of a group of five islands, offers an unmatched spectacle of beauty for the eyes. As you arrive in Naples, you will fall under the spell of an immortal city where many vistas offer wondrous views of Mount Vesuvius, one of the high points on your itinerary. Then, move on to Capri, one of the better-known islands of the archipelago. You will also have the opportunity to visit Amalfi and Positano among others, two fishing villages high in color, seated on hillsides offering memorable scenic views. Neapolitans love to say about their region that its beauty is so unique that after seeing it, nothing else matters. A challenge full of beauty and history awaits you.

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Soirée d'information pour le programme Challenge SRC - 22 octobre
22 October 2019 - 12:00pm
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Soirée d'information pour le programme Challenge SRC - 22 octobre
22 October 2019 - 12:00pm
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Details

Where

Italia

When

May 3 - 11, 2021

Duration of the trip

9 days

Level of difficulty

Intermediate

Accommodation

Hotel, Auberge

Fundraising goal

$9,000

YOUR JOURNEY

Participants meet at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport in Montreal. Registration assistance and check-in followed by your flight to Naples.

Dinner and breakfast served on overnight flight.

Arrival at Naples airport. Welcome by a local guide, then transfer to the hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner at the hotel or in a local restaurant.

Hotel accommodation.

Dinner included.

Day devoted to the discovery of Capri. Embark on a 40 min. boat trip to reach this small island surrounded by turquoise waters. By way of a scenic path, you will discover the picturesque villas and flower fragrant gardens of the island, the natural arch pierced in the cliffside as a result of erosion, or the Matermania cave.

Back to Naples at mid-day, then visit the historic district of Naples: Meander in the Spacca Napoli district, discover Toledo Avenue and the Umberto I gallery, stroll in Plebiscite square.

Hotel accommodation.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Elevation: + 300m, - 300m / Distance: 13 km to Capri and 9 km to Naples / Approximate duration: 7hr.

Depart Naples for Vesuvius (30 min transfer), then climb to the top of the crater, the "GranCono" where you can admire the breathtaking panorama of Naples Bay. Continue on to Pompeii and visit grand, striking site. Discover the ruins of at the foot of Vesuvious, the sleeping city, it’s temples, theaters, baths, houses ... Then depart to the Amalfi Coast and the village of Agerola. 4 nights’ accommodation in Auberge.

Accommodation at an Auberge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Elevation : + 200m, - 200m / Distance: 10 to 15 km / Approximate duration: 6hr.

Today, you’ll enjoy a scenic ride on the Monti Lattari ridge with an elevation of 1444m. From Agerola, you will climb Mount TreCalli and its ridges offering a spectacular view above the Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Along the way, admire the breathtaking panorama of the Sorrentine Peninsula.

Accommodation at an Auberge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Elevation : + 540m, - 540m / Distance: 15.5 km / Approximate duration: 6hr.

Along the hike from Agerola, you will descend to Amalfi, in a spectacular setting. Pass under the peaks of Murillo and Ciavanoen, all the while following a ridge path above Pogerola. Then begin the descent to Amalfi, nestled at the bottom of its cove. Afternoon at leisure in Amalfi; stroll in the streets or relax on the beach of this charming small coastal town. Return by bus to Agerola (50 min).

Accommodation at an Auberge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Elevation : + 100m - 750m / Distance: 15.5 km / Approximate duration: 5hr.

Transfer by bus to Amalfi (35 min), ascend the "Valley Delle Ferriere”, a deep, lush valley, crossed by a torrent of crystal clear water, spectacular waterfalls, ancient water mills and ironworks. Then on to Ravello, perched on a hilltop more than 365 meters above the Mediterranean and far removed from the crowds that flock to the sea towns of Amalfi and Positano, Ravello is the hidden treasure of the Amalfi Coast. Discover this picturesque city with visits of the Villa Cimbroneet and Villa Rufolo. The trek continues on to Atrani, a fishing village clinging to the cliff face, directly above the sea, at the mouth of the Valle del Dragone, Atrani is the smallest town in the whole of Southern Italy and ends in Amalfi, where we reconnect with the mini-bus and return to Agerola (30 min).

Accommodation at an Auberge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Elevation : + 550m, - 550m / Distance: 16 km / Approximate duration: 6h

After a short bus transfer, you will begin your hike on the "Path of the Gods", former mule track in balcony connecting the trays of Agerola to the village of Positano. You will reach Positano where a stroll and swimming will be at the rendez-vous in this ancient village of sinners. Depending on the sea conditions, you will take the boat or bus to Amalfi and then the bus back to Agerola.

Accommodation at an Auberge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Elevation : + 150m, - 850m / Distance: 14 km / Approximate duration: 5h

Transfer to Naples airport and fly to Montreal.

Breakfast included

BE READY TO FACE YOUR CHALLENGE

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Equipment

In order to be comfortable throughout your adventure, it's essential to bring the right equipment. The secret is to protect the most vulnerable parts of your body against heat, cold and moisture. Always pack warm clothing and waterproof hiking shoes. You may want to consider bringing along a toque and even a walking stick. Choose a light backpack and carry nothing but the essentials for your journey. Check out our tool box section for more tips and tricks.

Logistics

Even though the CRS Challenge is a personal experience, it is also a group adventure. Our team of experts will provide you with useful advice and the answers to all of your questions from the moment you register to the moment you return. We have mastered the art of logistics, thanks to our knowledge of the destinations we offer and the fact that we organize several challenges every year, making your overall experience all the more enjoyable.

Discover a msytical archipelago near the Gulf of Naples

Situated in the Mediterranean sea between Corsica and the Tuscany coast, the Neapolitan archipelago is part of a world famous national park, known for its historical events and unique beauty. The region has been under many influences across history; firstly Greek, then Roman, Spanish and Byzantine. Signs of these cultures can be seen and felt everywhere. It is there, in the Naples of the 15th Century that came the idea of a unified Italy. It is also said that the world famous pizza was born in this region. Have you ever dreamed of seeing Capri or of strolling from one colorful fisherman village to the next along the coast? Who has not heard of Mount Vesuvius, the powerful volcano that is still active to this day? The Coast of Napoli is Italy! Land of style and fashion, where the art of living takes its full meaning at the table, sun filled wines and the warmest smiles.

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