Enjoy spectacular sea swimming around the only Italian islands in the Adriatic Sea
Explore the entire 4-island archipelago of San Nicola, San Domino, Caraia and Cretacio
Discover breathtaking rock formations, beautiful gorges and fascinating caves
Marvel at the abundance of sea life in this area's crystal clear waters
Complete a range of coastal swims, crossings and circumnavigations over the course of your trip
Swimming around Italy’s Tremiti Islands is the perfect way to experience this beautiful and remote part of the country. Located in the crystal clear 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 the spectacular caves, gorges and arches that make this such a stunning area to explore. On this intimate tour where we’ll travel all over the Isole Tremiti archipelago, this trip will see you enjoy a combination of coastal swims, crossings and a full circumnavigation swim of the island of San Nicola and returning back 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 gives you the opportunity to relax and unwind at the end of the day amongst a peaceful pine forest that sits above the quiet Matano Bay below.
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 a number of 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 daily swim distance of around 4km (split over a minimum of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Italy's Tremiti Islands
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique advice with video playback
- Six nights accommodation
- Six traditional Italian breakfasts
- Six hotel lunches
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meals
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
Option 1: Travel to Termoli via Bari
Option 2: Travel to Termoli via Pescara
A perfect swimming holiday with perfect people. Cannot believe how quick the time went. Returned home happily exhausted with a smile on my face. Could do it all over again.Maureen L, UK - 2019
The Tremiti Islands trip (my first SwimTrek) was all I had hoped for and more.Nella F, South Africa - 2019
SwimTrek continues to impress with its enthusiasm and innovation.Thanks for a brilliant holiday!Jonathan W, UK - 2018
My trip to the Tremiti Islands was my first proper experience of open water swimming. The guides made me feel totally safe and were very knowledgeable. I couldn't have wished for a better start.Alison H, UK - 2018
Best trip ever - great experience! Can’t wait for the next adventure with SwimTrek.Yia F, US - 2018
I will remember my amazing Swimtrek Tremiti holiday for the rest of my life.Matt S, UK - 2018
Thank you SwimTrek for the opportunity to swim in beautiful places safely and meet like minded people.Helen K, UK - 2017
Stunning coastal scenery and sealife - it reminded me exactly why I first fell in love with SwimTrekking.Linda E, UK - 2017
I couldn't believe how lucky I was, waking up every day to swim in such a beautiful place. Coming home was no fun at all.Charlotte L, Australia - 2017
Wonderful location, swimming and great guides - would highly recommend this trip to anyone.Kate T, UK - 2017