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Stay your first two nights in lovely Amalfi town
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Highlights

  • Fantastic walks exploring the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Positano and Sorrento.
  • Incredible views over the turquoise sea, villages, lighthouses and Mt. Vesuvius.
  • Guilt-free indulging in foodie delights, knowing you’ll walk it off tomorrow!
  • Breath-taking coastal views from the world-famous ‘Footpath of the Gods’.
  • The glamour of Positano and Capri, contrasting with authentic Praiano.

Discover the best of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento on foot as you explore walking trails high above the turquoise Mediterranean, hiking between pretty villages that cling to cliff faces. You’ll also visit the ever-popular Isle of Capri, Ravello and the chic town of Positano.

Heavenly views await you on the world-famous ‘Footpath of the Gods’. Hike between terraced citrus groves as you follow paths between overnight stops in Amalfi town, Praiano and Sorrento, taking in lighthouses, fishing villages, watchtowers, and sublime sea views over this maritime paradise.

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Day 1: Arrive Amalfi & Overnight

Begin your Italian adventure in the delightful town of Amalfi with its steep streets and alleyways. Amalfi is surrounded by looming mountains whose feet are bathed by the warm Mediterranean waters.


Overnight: Hotel Lidomare***, Amalfi


This charming 'Albergo' dates from 1300, and is ideally situated in a
quiet square in Amalfi, not far from the sea. The 15 rooms each have
WiFi and a jacuzzi tub. Stay in a standard room. 


Day 2: The Valley of the Ancient Mills Walk

Follow a scenic path from Amalfi up to the medieval Tower of Zirro, enjoying the first of many stunning coastal views. Pass along twisting mule tracks, through fragrant groves of lemon trees and into the wooded hills.


You’ll see ancient paper factories dating from the 12th century. A highlight is the hamlet of Ravello with its picture-postcard gardens of Villa Cimbrone and 13th century Villa Rufolo. Walk back to Amalfi via Atrani.


Walk: 14 km, approx. 5h30


Overnight: Hotel Lidomare***, Amalfi


Day 3: Mt Tre Calli & first section of Footpath of the Gods

After breakfast, take a local bus to the trailhead at Bomerano.  You can choose to enjoy an optional loop walk to Mt Tre Calli, taking in the highest massif of the Amalfi Coast, Sant’Angelo a Tre Pizzi, before returning to Bomerano.


Walk from Bomerano to Praiano along the Footpath of the Gods, to Colle Sera where you’ll enjoy some of the best views of the azure coast. Take the stairs down to Praiano, a quaint fishing town tucked away from tourist areas , with great views of Positano.


Walk: 14 km, approx. 2h30-6h30


Overnight: Hotel La Perla***, Praiano


Stay in a side sea view room at this family-run hotel, with views out to the Praia Bay. There is a seaview restaurant specialising in local produce and wines, TV lounge and lovely sun terrace.


Day 4: The Footpath of the Gods to Postiano

The Footpath of the Gods, ‘Sentiero degli Dei’, is justifiably the most famous walk on the Amalfi Coast, and the highlight of your trip.


From Praiano climb steeply to reach the stunning viewpoint and convent of San Domenico.  You’ll be hiking high above the sea with views over the terraced citrus groves and tiny villages which cling to the cliffs.  Follow the twisting, vertiginous trail to the village of Nocelle and on to charming Positano. Explore the delights of Postiano before taking a local bus back to Praiano.


Walk: 11 km, approx. 4 h30  


Overnight: Hotel La Perla***, Praiano


Day 5: The Isle of Capri

Today you’ll visit the world-famous Isle of Capri. Take a local bus to reach Positano, then a ferry to Capri. Pass by the famous ‘Piazzetta’ and  follow a coastal path to the Faraglioni; sculpted rocks jutting out into the sea. This afternoon explore at your leisure; browse the chic shops and 14th century convent before taking the ferry to Sorrento.  


The peninsula offers superb walking—surrounded by the Lattari Mountains which hug the coastline, rich with plateaus, sheer cliffs and deep gorges.


Walk: 8 km, approx. 3h30


Overnight:  Villa Angiolina Relais***, Sorrento


Spend your final two nights on the Sorrento Peninsula in a pretty B&B located in a farmhouse dating from 1826, surrounded by a garden of citrus trees. Village view rooms have access to a terrace.  


Day 6: Punta Campanella & Mt San Costanzo

After breakfast, take the local bus from the main square to the village of Termini, then set off along the ancient road ‘Via Minerva’, reaching a watchtower and lighthouse at Punta Campanella. This spot marks the divide between the Amalfi Coast and the Bay of Naples, and is the westernmost point of the peninsula.


Enjoy outstanding views over the eastern cliffs of Capri as you follow the trail to the heights of Monte San Costanzo, which rewards you with 360 degree views to Capri, Mt Vesuvius, the Bay of Jeranto, Marina del Catone and the Amalfi Coast. Upon reaching Termini, catch a bus for the short journey back to Sorrento.


Walk: 7 km, approx. 3h30-4hrs


Overnight: Villa Angiolina Relais***, Sorrento


Day 7: Jeranto Bay

A short bus ride brings you to the village of Nerano.  Set out through extraordinary terraced landscapes, with some of the best views of the southern side of the Sorrento Peninsula. This wilderness area is now recognised for its historic mining past. Drink in the views to the tiny beach framed by the turquoise sea and beautiful Montalto watchtower.  


The fisherman’s village of Marina del Cantone is an ideal spot to break for lunch, with its local fish restaurants, and you can relax on the beach or continue on to Recommone beach, before arriving back in Sorrento.  


Walk: 8 km, approx. 3h30


Overnight: Villa Angiolina Relais***, Sorrento


Day 8: Onward travel

After breakfast bid arrivederci to the Amalfi Coast and make your onward journey home. 

Accommodation

7 nights accommodation is included in your trip in properties of a 3* standard (unofficial rating).


We carefully select small friendly hotels that offer great value and warm welcomes. The accommodation we normally use is detailed in the itinerary, however if unavailable we may need to offer alternative hotels, and we will inform you on booking if this is the case. A supplement will be payable for alternative properties.  


You can add extra nights at any point during your stay—please contact us for details.


Solo Walkers & Single Rooms

This trip is available to solo walkers and there is a supplement as some of the costs are then not shared. Single rooms are available and again a supplement is payable.


Meals

7 Breakfasts are included. Packed lunches are available from your accommodation (order the night before) or you can often stop and buy a picnic on the way or at the start of your walk. Drinks are not included but available at all overnight accommodations.


Additional Nights

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.



 

 

 



Hotel Lidomare - Amalfi



Hotel Lidomare

This charming 'Albergo' dates from 1300, and is ideally situated in a quiet square in Amalfi, not far from the sea. The 15 rooms each have WiFi and a jacuzzi tub. Stay in a standard room.


 

 

 


 

 

 



Hotel La Perla - Praiano



Hotel La Perla

Hotel la Perla is perched overlooking the sea at Praiano with a restaurant specialising in local produce and local wines. Stay in a side sea view room. Superior sea view rooms on request at a supplement.


 

 

 


 

 

 



Villa Angiolina Relais - Sorrento



Villa Angiolina Relais

Spend your final two nights on the Sorrento Peninsula in a pretty B&B located in a farmhouse dating from 1826, surrounded by a garden of citrus trees. Village view rooms have access to a terrace.


 

 

 

Availability

The Amalfi Coast & Sorrento walking holiday is available from April 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. In the instance that our usual accommodation is not available, a supplement will be payable. 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.

Getting to Amalfi / from Sorrento

We recommend you fly to Naples.  From there you can take a Curreri bus from outside the terminal, up to Sorrento which takes 1h15.


From Sorrento you take a SITA bus to Amalfi which takes around 1h40.  Alternatively, we can arrange private transfers at an additional cost.


From Sorrento, take a bus to Naples Airport (approx. 1h15). Further details are given in your information pack which you will receive once you have booked. 

Included

  • 7 Nights accommodation in ensuite rooms in traditional 3* hotels.
  • 7 Breakfasts.
  • Door to door baggage transfers on days 3 & 5 (as per itinerary).
  • A detailed info pack, route notes and daily maps.
  • 24-7 Emergency telephone support from our office and local partner.

Excluded

  • Flights to Italy and travel to Amalfi / from Sorrento.
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks.
  • All public transportation (buses and ferries/boats mentioned in the itinerary are payable locally).
  • Travel Insurance and personal equipment.
  • Taxi transfers or public transport should you need to skip a stage.
  • Room upgrades where available.

Extras

  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk.
  • Single room or solo walker supplement if required.
  • Room upgrades where available.
  • Return transfers from Naples.
  • Capri Extension (3 Days & 2 Nights).
  • Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii Extension (4 Days & 3 Nights).

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 2.5 - 6.5 hours of walking each day so you should enjoy an active lifestyle to get the most from this holiday.

When is the best 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. 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 area is extremely popular. 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 Amalfi or from Sorrento.

How do the baggage transfers work?

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.

What happens if I can't walk a stage?

You can use public transport or local taxis to continue to your next overnight stop.

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Pros

  • Well organised (6)
  • Great accommodations (5)
  • Once in a lifetime experience (5)
  • Fun (4)

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4.0

I would recommend this tour to any active person.

By nick

from rural Herts

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Pros

  • Fun
  • Great Accommodations
  • Well Organised

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Holiday
    • lovely places off the heavily beaten track
    • Relaxation

    Comments about macs adventure The Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula:

    very flexible. we decided, because we are like that, to alter the proposed programme and it was very easy to do

     
    5.0

    Spectacular views, highly recommended

    By Helen

    from St Albans

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    Pros

    • Great Accommodations
    • Once in a Lifetime Experience
    • Well Organised

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Holiday

      Comments about macs adventure The Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula:

      Positives:Very clear maps and route descriptions provided for the walks.
      All staff were really helpful and responsive: local tour operator, our taxi driver and the hotel staff at all places we stayed at.
      A fabulous place to visit, you can only appreciate the beauty of the area by being there and experiencing it.
      Negatives: At Napoli railway station the destination boards do not make it clear which train line and platform to take to reach Cava di'Tirelli. Station staff didn't have much clue either. It took us over half an hour to find our platform (metro line2, platform 1) by which time we had missed our train.
      The bus station in Salerno lacked any details of which stop to stand at for which bus, and we nearly missed our Amalfi bus, which went sailing past and stopped 400 metres down the road.

       
      5.0

      Highly recommend doing this walk

      By The mountain goat

      from Adelaide South Australia

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      Pros

      • Fun
      • Great Accommodations
      • Once in a Lifetime Experience
      • Well Organised

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Holiday
        • Thrill Seeking
        • Trying Something New

        Comments about macs adventure The Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula:

        A fantastic walking holiday. Well organised and provided clear and easy to read directions, maps and transport time tables.
        Luggage transfers between destinations was great. Fantastic customer service.

         
        5.0

        Brilliant

        By David

        from Victoria, Australia

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        Pros

        • Great Accommodations
        • Once in a Lifetime Experience
        • Well Organised

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            Comments about macs adventure The Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula:

            A great experience. Beautiful walks with stunning views to reward your efforts.
            Great towns, beaches, food and wine to enjoy at the end of the day.
            Well organised with good instructions and maps. No problems with bags, buses, ferries and transfers etc.
            Accommodation very comfortable and welcoming.
            Beautiful weather at the beginning of June. Warm whilst walking but quite a bit of shade on many walks, so not really a problem if you carry plenty of water and add a hat and sunscreen.
            Buses, Amalfi, Positano and Capri are quite busy at the beginning of the holiday season so wouldn't go at peak season as it could be too warm and busy. Anyway the beauty of walking is that one gets away from all the crowds - didn't see many people walking, especially off the Path of the Gods.
            Would highly recommend this as a great active holiday coupled with a great Italian experience. A few steep ups and downs, but easily managed by moderately fit mid 50's.

             
            4.0

            Great walk with fantastic views of Amalfi coast.

            By GP

            from Melbourne

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            Pros

            • Fun
            • Once in a Lifetime Experience
            • Well Organised

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Holiday
              • Thrill Seeking
              • Trying Something New

              Comments about macs adventure The Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula:

              You need to be fit. There are some long downhill sections which are tougher than the climbs. Doing it yourself is so much better than being in a large group!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              First Macs Adventure, look forward to many more!

              By C&D

              from Bristol

              About Me Avid Adventurer, Keen walker, World Traveller

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              Pros

              • Fantastic food and drink
              • Fun
              • Great Accommodations
              • Once in a Lifetime Experience
              • Stunning scenery
              • Well Organised

              Cons

              • Steep steps up and down but a great work out!

              Best Uses

              • Energetic walking combined with R & R
              • Holiday
              • Relaxation
              • Trying Something New

              Comments about macs adventure The Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula:

              We really enjoyed The Amalfi coast walk. The walks were extremely well planned and hotels clean and comfortable in some fantastic locations (Amalfi and Priaino preferred to Sorrento) with plenty of local restaurants and some great wine to be sampled (particularly the Falanghina grape variety). The views from all walks are spectacular and well worth the strenuous climbs. However despite the heights ascended and descended the walks were not too long leaving time for later starts or some sightseeing on arrival in resort. N.B. Personally, wouldn't bother going back to Capri but worked as more of a rest day half way in to the trip. Also there's the chance of a boat ride back from Positano to Priaino instead of the bus, ask at the harbour!

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