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. Overnight: Amalfi. Surrounded by enchanting mountains, wile away the hours exploring the steep streets and alleyways of this charming town.
DAY 2: The Valley of the Ancient Mills Walk (5.5 hrs)
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: Amalfi
DAY 3: Isle of Capri Walk (3.5 hrs to 5 hrs)
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 Giacomo and the Gardens of Emperor Augustus or relax while enjoying a gelato, before returning to Amalfi. Overnight: Amalfi
DAY 4: Scala and the nature reserve of “Valle delle Ferriere” (5Hrs)
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 valley 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 the Amalfi and your overnight stop of Agerola. Overnight: Agerola The village of Agerola sits at 600m above sea level in a wide green valley surrounded by thick natural forest and offers spectacular sea and mountain views.
DAY 5: Coastal Views from Mt. Tre Calli (5 Hrs)
Today’s walk is one of superlatives. Incredible coastal views from ancient paths cut into the mountainside will have you continually reaching for your camera. From the central square of Bomerano (Agerola) the walk leads toward the highest massif of Amalfi Coast, Sant’Angelo a Tre Pizzi. The coastal views are inspiring! Further along walk around Mt. Tre Calli, you can enjoy the Amalfi’s finest viewpoints with sights of Positano, the finis terrae and the Isle of Capri. Overnight: Agerola
DAY 6: The Fjord of Furore (5 Hrs)
Starting from Agerola you follow ancient alleyways, which for centuries linked the high-plain of Agerola and the rural communities situated on the terraced shoreline. Following a network of paved paths, the walk arrives at the highest point of the Fjord of Furore, a spectacularly deep gash into the Amalfi Coast. You descend steeply into the valley, passing an old mill, ancient paper factory and a small fishing village before arriving at a lovely beach on the shore. Following the fjord to the shore you arrive in the coastal town of Praiano. Overnight: 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.
DAY 7: The Footpath of the Gods (4,5 Hrs)
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. Return by bus to Praiano. Overnight: Praiano
DAY 8: Onward Travel
We specifically choose the hotels and agriturismo (country hotels) to ensure that you enjoy every minute of your stay. All offer a warm welcome to walkers, traditional hospitality and delicious local food and drink. Details of the lovely local hotels we normally use are detailed below. View Accommodation Details
We will always try and accommodate you at the locations detailed, but because of limited availability we may have to accommodate you at an alternative location of the same or better standard. Alternative details will be noted on your accommodation sheet.
This independent walking holiday is available to solo walkers for a supplement and is subject to availability. If you are booking as a solo walker we recommend staying four nights in Amalfi instead of Agerola, as Agerola is not suitable for solo walkers.
The delicious Italian food and wine available locally is undoubtedly a highlight of this holiday. The price of your holiday includes a hearty breakfast each morning. Lunch and dinner are not included so you are free to choose from the available options. Most of your accommodations will more than happy to provide a packed lunch on request and this can be booked on arrival. Alternatively your route notes includes details of local shops and convenient lunch stops on the way. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or nearby restaurants.
Your bags will be collected from your accommodation each day and moved onto your overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.
Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes and a day pack.
Many of our clients choose to add extra nights along the walk or at the start/end of the walk. These can be added at the time of booking.
Albergo Lido Mare - Amalfi
The Albergo Lido Mare is run by the Camera family who offer hearty and warm welcome. Situated on a typical square the building dates from the 1300’s and the 15 ensuite rooms reflect this wonderful heritage. The terrace offers wonderful views of the Mediterranean and it’s just a short walk to the beach or centre of town
Hotel Risorgimento - Agerola
The Hotel Restaurant Risorgimento lies at the heart of the old village of San Lazzaro in Agerola. This traditional hotel offers simple and comfortable accommodation, enjoying a wonderful position, surrounded by nature. Some of the 20 ensuite rooms have a glimpse of the sea. The restaurant is excellent and the pizzas delicious!
Hotel La Perla - Praiano
The comfortable family run Hotel la Perla is perched overlooking the sea at Praiano. The spectacularly situated restaurant specialises in local produce and local wines.
Getting to Amalfi/back from Praiano
We recommend you fly to Naples and get the bus or train to Sorrento. Your information pack will have detailed information including timetables. We can arrange private transfers at an additional cost.
We are often asked the following questions and I hope that you will find the answers useful.
How fit do I need to be?
This walking holiday is graded moderate and involves 3.5 - 5.5 hours of walking each day so you should enjoy an active lifestyle to get the most from this holiday. If you are unable to walk on any day you can use taxis or public transport to move onto the next night's accommodation.
When is the best time of year?
Spring in the Amalfi Coast is sublime and April, May and June are absolutely lovely. Autumn is probably my favourite time of year as the landscape is made up of a gold and red pallet so September and October are unmissable. July and August can be very hot so you will have to start early to miss the heat of the day, although the towns and villages are buzzing which is great.
How far in advance do I need to book?
We suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalised as this walk is extremely popular. You will find up to date availability on our website and we will always try and accommodate your plans so just ask.
What personal equipment do I need?
You will need good walking shoes/boots, comfortable walking clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers, a daypack and hats/gloves etc.
Which is the best airport?
Naples is the best airport to fly into and then you can catch the bus or arrange private taxi transfers to Sorrento.
The Amalfi Coast walking holiday is available from March to October.You can start your holiday on any date in the season. To make a provisional reservation select "Book" for the itinerary you are interested in.
The pice does increase in high season.
Option prices will be displayed as part of the booking process.
Because every holiday we book is bespoke, availability changes from day to day and our booking process works as follows:
- You provisionally book the tour you are interested in for your preferred dates and pay a 20% deposit online or by phone.
- We confirm availability and book all your accommodation and options and send final confirmation as soon as everything is confirmed (max 5 working days).
- If we are unable to accommodate you on your confirmed dates/tour or an alternative of your choice your deposit is fully refunded.
||Amalfi Coast & Mountains
||8 Days & 7 Nights
- Emergency support from our local representative if required.
- 7 Nights accommodation including breakfast in ensuite rooms in hotels or agriturismo.
- Door to door baggage transfer when required.
- A detailed info pack, route notes and map for your group leader.
- Emergency telephone support from our office in the event of a problem.
- Flights to Italy and airport transfers to the Start (Amalfi) or from the finish (Praiano)
- Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks.
- Return Boat to Capri (approx 30 Euros)
- Capri Cable Car (approx 1.40 Euros)
- Daily Bus ticket Day 4 (approx 6 Euros)
- Bus ticket Day 7
- Travel Insurance and Personal Equipment.
- Taxi transfers or public transport should you need to skip a stage.