Adventure Culinary — 15 March 2016
Ciclismo Classico announces a new hiking culinary tour of Italy’s Amalfi Coast with Chef Dante de Magistris.

Along one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines hike peaceful trails and coastal roads, past silvery olive trees, secluded fishing inlets, sandy beach resorts, and aromatic citrus groves. Chef Dante de Magistris will share his family’s history in the region, curate tasty picnic lunches, share cooking tips/lessons, and welcome travelers into his family’s home.

“This tour offers breathtaking scenery as you travel from dramatic clifftop towns, through hidden fishing inlets, and along some of the most beautiful coastlines imaginable,” said Ciclismo Classico Founder Lauren Hefferon. “It features a stunning hike around the cliffs of Positano, a visit to the beautiful gardens of Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, a private walking tour of the historic cathedral and cloisters in Amalfi, a boat ride along the glimmering Mediterranean coast, and an intimate dining experience prepared by Chef Dante de Magistris.”

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Take a ferry to the isle of Capri to explore the ancient Roman ruins of Villa Jovis, enjoy a delicious picnic, and encounter the famous Faraglioni rocks jutting out of the sea. Stop at a local limoncello factory for a tasting of the regional specialty and enjoy the melodic sounds of the native Neapolitan music.

This unique hiking vacation will engage all of the senses and introduce you to the savory southern Italian cuisine, famous for its natural ingredients and traditional dishes like spaghetti allo scoglio, and delizie al limone.


  • Cooking lesson with Chef Dante de Magistris
  • Five spectacular days of coastal hiking (4 hours per day)
  • Sampling fresh vegetables, gnocchi, local wines, olive oil, and so much more
  • Exploring Positano, Ravello and Capri
  • Discovering the real and locally-made limoncello, Amalfi’s lemon liqueur

Chef Dante de Magistris is the Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Restaurant Dante in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well as Il Casale Belmont. Casale has earned the attention and praise of national and local culinary critics, including being named in Esquire Magazine’s list of “15 Places Not to Miss”, and earning 3.5 out of 4 stars from the Boston Globe’s Devra First, an A- from the Boston Herald’s Mat Schaffer, and two “Best of Boston” awards from Boston Magazine.

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The seven day hiking culinary tour starts at $4,295 and is slated for September 17-23, 2016.

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– Text & images courtesy Ciclismo Classico 


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