Ape, sailing, dinghy, bike: the ways to move around Portoferraio

Come godere al meglio le bellezze di Portoferraio? Sono molti i mezzi a disposizione, tutti caratterizzati da una diversa filosofia del viaggiare. Dal mare alla terra ferma, pedalando o esplorando i fondali: ecco una panoramica.

People from Portoferraio are inventive and funny, that’s why they came up with a vintage way to make you see the city and its beauties: the Ape car tour.

Aboard the great Ape, polished to perfection and provided also with carport, you can visit the city and effortlessly see the most picturesque corners, get the sea view and admire all those sites of historical and cultural interest. Let the Ape take you around for the usual tour or pick yourself the points of interest and trace the route. It can accommodate two adults and one child, in addition to the driver.

If you have a morning or a whole day and you love sea beds, you should have a tour with “Aquavision”, which offers a unique underwater view that children will love. Getting on the Nautilus, with its glass bottom, is like wearing a scuba suit without even getting wet, sitting on your backside and admiring the sea bed and the underwater flora and fauna of Portoferraio coast.

If you prefer instead to sail alone or with your family, at the dock (“Rent Chiappi”) but also in the area of San Giovanni and Bagnaia (“Bartolini”, “Rent Boats Bagnaia”), you can rent sailing boats and dinghies, to see the most secluded coves and clear waters of the region.

If you are a two-wheel passionate, Portoferraio and its surroundings are perfect for a bike excursion. Around the docking bay you will find different bike rentals: “Chiappi”, “Tesi rent”, “Twn” (just to mention a couple of names).

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    Capo Bianco

    It is one of the most beautiful beaches of Elba, bathed by the crystal clear sea and surrounded by white cliffs.

  • Portoferraio - Spiaggia della Padulella


    A stunning white beach, a paradise for snorkeling lovers.

  • Portoferraio - Spiaggia Le Ghiaie

    Le Ghiaie

    It is the magic beach where (according to Mythology) the Argonauts landed while on their way to Colchide.

  • Portoferraio - Spiaggia Le Viste

    Le Viste

    Its crystal-clear waters, especially when the southern wind blows, make you want to take a swim.

  • Portoferraio - Cala dei Frati veduta aerea

    Cala dei Frati

    A wild and uncontaminated beach reachable only by sea, where you can rest in the shade of the headland and dive in its turquoise-blue waters.