Rating in Italy
$ 939

Amalfi Coastal Trails

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 939
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, Praiano, Scala, Sorrento, Rome
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 939
Duration: 7 days
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Itinerary

Highlights
Walking along the amazing pathway network on the Amalfi Coast
Visiting the charming town of Ravello and its gardens
Soaking up the atmosphere in the bustling town of Positano
Absorbing the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean
Exploring the world famous Isle of Capri at your own pace
The Amalfi Coast has drawn film stars and celebrities to its stunning coast line since Victorian times and its attraction is no less strong today. Huge cliffs tumble hundreds of metres into the turquoise Mediterranean sea to create a beautiful coastline, listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Ancient paths wind through lemon groves and terraced vineyards, rewarding you with breathtaking views at every twist and turn. Explore some of the jewels of the Amalfi Coast such as Amalfi, Ravello and Positano - picturesque villages and towns perched improbably on the hillside with spectacular views out to the crystal clear ocean. The exceptional diversity of landscape in this region provides some of the finest walking this country has to offer.

Your holiday starts in the town of Amalfi, an ancient Maritime Republic famous for its refined architecture and your base for the first three nights. You then continue to the picture perfect fishing village of Praiano for two nights. From here you will explore the most marvelous section of the “Footpath of the Gods” which is justifiably the most famous walk on the Amalfi Coast. Finish off your holiday with two nights in the sophisticated town of Positano, one of the most picturesque towns on the Amalfi Coast, the perfect place to finish your Amalfi walking adventure.
DAY 1: Arrive Starting Point: Amalfi
We recommend flying to Naples International Airport. Amalfi is 75km by road from the airport and we can arrange taxi transfers or you can travel by train to Sorrento and then bus/taxi to Amalfi.
Amalfi is the ancient capital of the Amalfi Maritime Republic. Surrounded by enchanting mountains, wile away the hours exploring the steep streets and alleyways of this charming town.
Overnight: Hotel Antico Convitto***, Amalfi
Located a few steps from Amalfi Cathedral and the lovely Piazza Duomo. This traditional hotel offers large, elegant rooms. Stay in a standard double room with village view. Sea view rooms on request at a supplement.
DAY 2: The Valley of the Ancient Mills Walk 
Starting from your hotel you follow a scenic path up to the medieval Tower of Zirro to enjoy the first of many stunning coastal views. Walking along twisting mule tracks, through the fragrant groves of the typical lemon trees, you head into the wooded hills.
You soon enter the valley of the watermills and can explore the ruins of the many paper factories. These date back to the 11th century and made Amalfi paper famous. The next highlight is the hamlet of Ravello with its picturesque gardens of Villa Cimbrone and the stunning 13th century Villa Rufolo. You then walk back to Amalfi through Atrani.
Overnight: Hotel Antico Convitto***, Amalfi
Walk:  13.5km, 5h30 approx.
DAY 3: Scala and the nature reserve of “Valle delle Ferriere” 
To start your day you take the public bus from Amalfi into the mountains to the village of Scala (25 mins). A quiet path leads into the nature reserve of “Valle delle Ferriere”, a deep vally surrounded by high cliffs.
The stable microclimate allows for the preservation of the Woodwardia radicans - a rare type of long-leafed fern from the pre-glacial age. Your walk continues through meadows, small waterfalls and spectacular landscapes on a high path to the tiny hamlet of Pogerola.
You then descend an ancient flight of steps towards Amalfi where you will spend the night.
Overnight: Hotel Antico Convitto***, Amalfi
Walk: 13km, 5hrs approx. 
DAY 4: Coastal Views from Mt. Tre Calli and first section of the Footpath of the Gods
Today you take a local bus to Bomerano and from here you can choose between two options depending on your level of fitness. A longer option includes a climb up Mt Tre Calli and the first section of the famous Path of the Gods. The shorter option is only the walk from Bomerano to Praiano along the path of the Gods.
The Mt Tre Calli walk is one of superlatives. Incredible coastal views from ancient paths cut into the mountainside will have you continually reaching for your camera. You reach the central square of Bomerano by local bus.
From here you can opt for the longer option including a great walk that leads towards the highest massif of Amalfi Coast, Sant’Angelo a Tre Pizzi. The coastal views are inspiring! The walk ends in the central square of Bomerano and from here you start the first section of the famous Path of the Gods, from Bomerano to Colle Serra where you enjoy some of the best views of the Coast. From here you take some stairs going down to Praiano.
Praiano is the hidden gem of the Amalfi Coast, a quaint fishing town
away from the busy tourist areas and offering rich culture and history,
great views of Positano and an authentic experience.
Overnight: Hotel La Perla***, Praiano
Hotel la Perla is perched overlooking the sea at Praiano with a restaurant specialising in local produce and local wines. Stay in a standard sea view room. Superior sea view rooms on request at a supplement.
Walk: 10-14km, 2h30-4h30 approx. 
DAY 5: Valley of Praia Walk
Depending on your interests, today you can opt for a relaxing time in Praiano or reach Sorrento by local bus and from here take the train to Pompeii in order to visit the world’s most captivating Roman excavation and experience a real intact image of this ancient world. If you prefer to walk you can enjoy a great walk along the valley of Praia.
The walk ends at the Fjord of Furore, with its typical rock-face houses. From here, you can easily take the local bus to your hotel in the charming village of Praiano.
Overnight: Hotel La Perla***, Praiano
Walk: 4km, 2hrs approx.
DAY 6: The Footpath of the Gods
The Footpath of the Gods is justifiably the most famous walk on the Amalfi Coast and the highlight of your walking holiday. From Praiano you climb steeply to reach the convent of San Domenico, a stunning view point and the beginning of the most spectacular part of the world famous “Sentiero degli Dei” (Footpath of the Gods).
As the path twists and turns high above the sea it offers some of the most remarkable views on the Amalfi Coast. Terraced lemon groves and tiny villages cling to steep cliffs over the crystal blue sea. You follow the vertiginous trail to the village of Nocelle, and then on to the charming town of Positano.
Positano is commonly referred to as the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast, and
for good reason. This charming town is so picturesque with its medley of
peach, pink and terracotta houses stacked along the cliffs. There are
also an abundance of beautiful shops, craft and jewellery stalls and
elegant restaurants to tempt you.
Overnight: Hotel Villa Rosa***, Positano
Villa Rosa boasts impressive Mediterranean architecture, is near the centre and just a few mins walk to the beach. Stay in a standard sea view room. Superior or suites available on request a supplement. Price reduction for village view rooms.
Walk: 10km, 4h30 approx. 
DAY 7: Isle of Capri Walk 
An unforgettable day of walking and exploring awaits as you take a boat to the Isle of Capri. You walk towards the impressive Roman ruins of the Villa Jovis, the palace of Emperor Tiberius, before joining the coastal path along the Arco Naturale until you reach the Faraglioni - the peculiar rocks protruding out of the sea.
Later you can choose to visit the Convent of San Giacamo and the Gardens of Emperor Augustus or relax while enjoying a gelato, before returning to Positano.
Overnight: Hotel Villa Rosa***, Positano
Walk: 8.5km , 3h30-4h30 approx.
DAY 8: Onward Travel
From Positano you can return to Naples by bus/train or private transfer. We will supply details in your information pack.

Tripinfo

Availability
The Amalfi Coast walking holiday is available from March to October.  You can start your holiday on any date in the season.
Peak season availability: Please note that July, August and September are extremely
busy times along the Amalfi Coast and early booking is essential (ideally 6
months in advance) in order to secure the best choice accommodation.If you are interested in travelling during these months, then we may require some flexibility regarding your dates and itinerary. We will do our best to provide a suitable alternative in line with our usual tour. Thank you for your cooperation.


Time of Year
Spring in the Amalfi Coast is sublime and April, May and June are absolutely lovely. Autumn is a perfect time of year as the landscape is made up of a gold and red pallet so September and October are unmissable.
Busy Summer Period: Between the last week of July and the first 2
weeks of August the Amalfi Coast is extremely busy due to the Italian
holidays, and it is also very hot for walking at this time. For these
reasons we suggest you ensure you travel outside this period if at all
possible.  


Single Rooms & Solo Walkers
If you require single rooms within your party we would be happy to accommodate you although there is a single room supplement payable. This holiday is suitable for solo walkers.
Grade & Terrain
This holiday is graded moderate because although the daily walks are relatively short the terrain is hilly and summer temperatures can be high. Most of the route follows dirt tracks and footpathalthough you will be following minor roads occasionally. Be warned that some of the walks involve lots of steps and steep climbs.
Navigation, Route Notes & Maps
The route is not way-marked however you will be supplied with turn by turn route notes and detailed maps so you will have no problem following the route each day.
Accommodation Location
We will always try and accommodate you at the locations detailed in the tour itinerary. Occasionally, because of limited availability, we may have to accommodate you at an alternative location.  In the unlikely event that we have to accommodate you elsewhere we will advise you of this before confirming your booking.
General Information
The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.
Travel Insurance
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Macs Adventure
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