Along the Siren Coast
Wild mountains rising sheer from the Mediterranean sea. Unique old fishing towns clinging to the rocks, right down to the water’s edge. Spectacular paths high on the mountainside that link otherwise inaccessible vineyards, with views for miles. Bathing in little coves away from the crowds. This is a truly multi-graded walk for the hardy strider and, courtesy of the peninsula bus-system, the recreational walker too. The route shows both faces of the peninsula – the craggy scenery of the eastern (Amalfi) end and the more accessible charms of the western tip.
This standard version starts with 3 nights in Amalfi (including a walk to Ravello and back), then works its way along the coast via Praiano, Positano and the western promontories and includes a night in Sant’ Agata before arriving finally in bustling Sorrento, overlooking the bay of Naples and Vesuvius. Stay extra nights in any of our hotels along the way, and perhaps extend your stay with visits to Capri, Pompeii, Herculaneum and Naples – all possible from Sorrento.
Why not also consider a few nights (minimum stay of 2 nights and 3 in high season) on Capri at the end of walk? On Foot has devised some great walks to help you explore the island to the full.
Walked by On Foot staff: Simon, Mary and Emma
Nerano/Marina del Cantone option – spend a couple of nights in either Nerano or Marina del Cantone in place of Sant’ Agata and explore the western end of the peninsula. Quiet and still quite unknown.
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Wine buffs could do worse than start their research here: (www.wine-searcher.com/regions-campania); we think you should be seeking out the best seafood in the restaurants of Amalfi, Positano (noted for its “Festa del pesce” on the last Saturday in September) and Sorrento. For a complete change though, the Agriturismo Le Tore in Sant’ Agata offers fresh home produced land-based produce throughout the year, and offers a nice contrast to your marine-focussed gorging previously… And what meal is complete without a glass of Limoncello?
Along the Siren Coast
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of On Foot Holidays