Elba round trip
Elba round trip
Treat yourself to an active holiday, completely in contact with nature, adventurous, fun, educational and safe. Explore the island of Elba with real sea kayaks in 6 days and 5 nights in a tent (wild camping).
You will be accompanied by a guide, Sea Kayak Italy instructor trained following the paths of the FICK, British Canoeing and I.S.K.G.A. federations.
To carry out this experience it is necessary:
- have a minimum knowledge of sea kayaking (sit-in side) or have attended one of our introductory courses
- be prepared to carry out outdoor activities
- to be able to swim
Suitable for people in good physical shape.
The goal of this sea kayaking expedition is to live six days in contact with nature, discovering hidden places on the island of Elba. Depending on the weather and sea conditions, it will not always be possible to complete the round tour of the island.
The briefing will be on Monday at 1:00 pm at the Sea Kayak Italy headquarters in Marciana Marina (Elba Island) in Viale Llewelyn Lloyd 35 (in front of the post office).
Once the kayaks have been loaded with personal luggage and supplies of food and water, the adventure will begin!
During the tour you can swim in transparent waters, you will literally experience the thrill of immersing yourself in the great biodiversity that the island preserves.
You will be able to rest in coves accessible only from the sea, improve your sea kayaking techniques under the guidance of the instructor and experience the magic of the night bivouac.
You will be able to admire the immense geological diversity of the island, the colors and the conformation of the coast will change every few hours, you will go from black beaches to red cliffs, from long white beaches to vertical sheer cliffs.
You will feel immersed in the rich history of the island.
You will move between prehistory, Etruscans and medieval villages.
Napoleon spent almost 11 months on the island as emperor.
Many rocks and beaches around which you will paddle are still linked to sea legends, pirates and shipwrecks.
Paddling near the Ogliera rock we will find ourselves right above Elviscot's shipwreck.
The guide will define the daily itinerary and the stages, from time to time, based on the weather conditions and the characteristics of the group, generally providing a navigation of 5/6 hours a day (about 10/12 miles) with some stops in villages for the supply of the galley.
Sea Kayak Italy will take care of the organization of breakfast and dinner (included in the price of the common expense).
Free time for lunch (not included in the common expense).
Sea kayak Italy is closely linked to the protection of the island and the marine environment.
We will not leave traces of our passage, on the contrary, when necessary, we will contribute to the cleaning of the beaches that are not easily accessible from the land.
The appointment for the Elbe round tour is on Monday at 1:00 pm.
- Where to stay
Here -> https://www.seakayakitaly.it/en/where-to-stay/ you will find the accommodations closest to Marciana Marina where to stay the night before and the night after the Elba round trip. In the periods of July and August, we recommend staying in the campsite because the other structures do not take reservations for one night!
In campsites there is usually a place with a tent and you do not need to book, just notify them a couple of days before your arrival.
The most comfortable campsites close to Marciana Marina are in Marina di Campo (15 minutes away)
If you don't want to stay camping, try searching for some offers on Booking.com
- Ferry booking
Here -> https://www.seakayakitaly.it/en/ferry-bookings/ you will find all the ferry companies to Elba. You can book your seat directly online.
The Toremar and Moby ferries are the most frequent, sometimes if you have the opportunity and arrive early, you can take a Moby ferry even if you book Toremar and vice versa.
The route to book is the Piombino - Portoferraio one. The duration of the crossing is approximately 1 hour.
If you come without your car, you can book the fast hydrofoil of the Toremar company where in about 30 minutes you will arrive in Portoferraio.
From Portoferraio (harbor area) you can take bus Line 116 (Portoferraio - Procchio - Marciana M.na - Marciana - Pomonte - Marina di Campo with direction Sant'Ilario) TIMETABLE or taxi to Marciana Marina (about 20-30 minutes ).
Contact for a taxi company +39 349 6049653
- Where to park
We are HERE -> https://goo.gl/maps/RSyBxkKGyvCKEDQw9
If you come to Elba by car or motorbike, disembark in Portoferraio and continue towards Marciana Marina on the panoramic SP24 provincial road for approximatively 20 minutes. On the map you will find our location and some free car parks.
Do not park your car in the square in front of out base because every Tuesday there is the local market and it would be removed.
Included in the price
- professional fiberglass (no-plastic) sea kayaks complete with the necessary equipment (paddle, spray-deck, life jacket, waterproof bag, route map etc.)
- tent (1/2/3 places)
- 24-hours support
What to bring
- sleeping bag (small size), sleeping mat
- rock shoes (or old sneakers)
- swimsuits and t-shirts for sailing, trousers and t-shirt for the evening
- personal hygiene kit, towel
- personal and reusable plate, glass, cutlery and water bottle,
- head torch
- sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
- waterproof bag for electronic devices
- power bank for charging your electronic devices
- recommended: mask and snorkel