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Enjoy spectacular sea swims around the only Italian islands in the Adriatic Sea - the four-island archipelago of San Nicola, San Domino, Caraia and Cretacio
Leap into calm waters, known not just for their incredible clarity, but also for their sunken wealth of spectacular caverns, caves and arches
Marvel at the abundance of local Adriatic sea life, threading your way over coral forests and sunlit shallows
Complete a range of coastal swims, crossings and circumnavigations, with a backdrop of limestone bluffs and boulder-strewn beaches
Swimming around Italy’s Tremiti Islands is the perfect way to experience this beautiful and remote part of the country. Located in the crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea, the four islands that make up this tiny archipelago also form part of the larger Gargano National Park.
The waters that surround the four islands of San Domino, San Nicola, Capraia and Cretacio are known not just for their incredible clarity, but also for their wealth of spectacular caves, gorges, and arches.
Swim freely in turquoise waters with a backdrop of limestone bluffs and boulder-strewn beaches. On this unique tour, where we’ll travel all over the Isole Tremiti archipelago, you’ll enjoy a combination of coastal swims, crossings, and a full circumnavigation swim of the island of San Nicola - before we return to San Domino each day for lunch. We’ll enjoy our week's swim from several small support boats, giving you the opportunity to experience the region’s stunning natural beauty from a truly unique perspective.
Our accommodation at Hotel La Vela is the perfect base to relax and unwind at the end of the day, within a peaceful pine forest, above the quiet Matano Bay.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is ideal for swimmers who want to explore a remote and less visited part of Italy and the Adriatic Sea. You will have the opportunity to carry out several short crossings, longer coastal swims, and a full island circumnavigation.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 2km. The average daily swim distance is around 4km.
We have given this trip a ‘Moderate’ grading. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
- Fully guided swimming holiday (swimmers only)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- Six nights' accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (swimmers only)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Technique advice with video playback
- 3 x RIB Support vessels (2 piloted by SwimTrek Guides, 1 piloted by a local guide)
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the trip
- Evening meals
- Drinks and additional activities
- A "Main Boat" - this trip has three support RIBS
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
Had a fantastic time, perfect location for swimming, great crew to guide us and we had a fantastic group of mixed swimmers from different countries that gelled together wellColleen W, Australia - 2023
I was quite anxious before my first SwimTrek trip, but the experience couldn’t have been any better. The 4 km per day didn’t feel like it at all, it was such a joy and pleasure to swim around and over to the islands in this wonderful setting. Everything was perfect and I just had the best time!Sabine B, Switzerland - 2023
Once again SwimTrek delivers on our wonderful Tremiti Island holiday.Melanie J, NZ - 2023
Great to be back swimming with SwimTrek after Covid break. I know I’ll always have a great time in a beautiful location with wonderful guides.Kerry O, Australia - 2022
My 17th Swimtrek holiday was as enjoyable as my first so long ago in 2008!Jenny M, UK - 2022
This was my first SwimTrek experience and it was beyond outstanding! It was great to be in a dynamic group with like minded people all with a passion for swimming. Guilia is an incredible person and guide, professional, fun, organized, considerate, thoughtful, and well experienced with swimming and swimmers.Ellen P, US - 2022
Outstanding experience in Tremiti. Giulia Negrini is a star coach and guide!Maria Lombardo, 2021