- Experiencing the "Dolce Vita" staying in our stylish handpicked 4 * hotels.
- Walking along the amazing pathway network of the Amalfi Coast.
- Visiting the charming town of Ravello and its gardens.
- Absorbing the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean.
- Sampling the wonderful cuisine in the vast array of restaurants.
The Amalfi Coast has drawn film stars and celebrities to it’s 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.
Immerse yourself in the “Dolce Vita” while staying in our specially selected 4 star stylish hotels, ideally located for the awe inspiring views, fantastic local cuisine and spectacular walking. Experience the alluring draw of Italy while walking the ancient coastal pathways passing through picture perfect villages and towns, all perched improbably on the hillside and untouched by the passing of time. The diversity of landscape provides exceptional walking while navigating the delightful ancient coastal pathways through fragrant lemon groves and terraced vineyards, rewards you with breathtaking views at every twist and turn.
Your adventure starts in the town of Amalfi, an ancient Maritime Republic famous for its refined architecture and your base for the first 3 nights. Your walking tour continues to the picture perfect fishing village of Praiano for the last 2 nights, from where you will walk the most marvellous section of the Footpaths of the Gods, which is justifiably the most famous walk on the Amalfi Coast.
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DAY 1: Arrive 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. We will provide details in our information pack.
Once the ancient capital of the Amalfi Maritime Republic. Surrounded by enchanting mountains, wile away the hours exploring the streets and alleyways of this charming town.
Overnight: Hotel Marina Riviera****, Amalfi
The Marina Riviera is a beautifully stylish 4 * Hotel, situated in a fantastic position, just a few steps from the beach and the historic centre of Amalfi. Located in a prestigious XIX century building and decorated throughout in a modern Mediterranean style. During your stay you are guaranteed exceptional service and delicious cuisine. Stay in a standard sea view room.
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 the picturesque town of Atrani, which is the smallest town in Italy and perched on the edge of the sea.
Overnight: Hotel Marina Riviera****, Amalfi
Walk: 13.5 kms
DAY 3: Scala and the nature reserve of “Valle delle Ferriere”
To start your day we include a private transfer 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 Amalfi where you will spend the night .
Overnight: Hotel Marina Riviera***, Amalfi
Walk: 13 kms
DAY 4: Walk the “Maestra dei Villaggi”
The days walk starts from your hotel strolling along an old paved mule track dating back to the 9th Century. You pass some little hamlets and delightful little chaples before arriving at the Santa Rosa Monastery. Here you reach the church of San Pancrazio in the tiny village of Conca Dei Marini, then descend to the fjord of Furore, with its typical rock-face houses. From the Fjord you can choose to take the bus or walk to your next hotel in the charming fishing village of Praiano, overlooking the Amalfi Coast.
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 Tramonto d' Oro****, Praiano.
Positioned in the heart of the Amalfi Coast the beautiful 4* Hotel Tramonto d' Oro is wonderfully positioned to enjoy the fabulous golden sunsets, which can be viewed from the terraces, roof top swimming pool or bedrooms.
This is a family owned hotel offering an exceptional standard of service and has a superb restaurant offering delicious local cuisine. You can also try your hand at creating the local specialities in one of the afternoon cookery courses which the hotel runs. Stay in a lovely deluxe seaview room with balcony.
DAY 5: 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. Return by local bus to Praiano.
Overnight: Hotel Tramonto d'Oro****, Praiano
DAY 6: Onward Travel
From Praiano you can return to Naples by bus/train or private transfer . We will supply details in your information pack.
Amalfi in Style combines carefully chosen 4 star stylish hotels all ideally located to offer the best walking on the Amalfi Coast. We specifically choose each 4 star hotel for the luxurious sea view rooms, high level of service and hospitality, along with the delicious local cuisine on offer. Details of the lovely hotels we normally use are detailed below.
Why not add one of the Amalfi in Style extensions with either the three night 'Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii' pre-tour extension, or the two night post-tour extension in the beautiful and captivating Island of Capri.
Many of our walkers 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.
We will always try and accommodate you at the locations detailed, but because of limited availability (especially June-September) we may have to accommodate you at an alternative location of the same or better standard (a supplement may be possible). Alternative details will be noted on your accommodation sheet.
Single Rooms & Solo Walkers
This independent walking holiday is available to solo walkers for a supplement and is subject to availability.
The delicious Italian food and wine available locally is undoubtedly a highlight of this holiday. The price of your holiday includes a delicious 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.
Hotel Marina Riviera - Amalfi
The Marina Riviera is a beautifully stylish 4* hotel, situated in a fantastic position, just a few steps from the beach and the historic centre of Amalfi. Located in a prestigious XIX century building and decorated throughout in a modern Mediterranean style. During your stay you are guaranteed exceptional service and delicious cuisine. Stay in a standard sea view room.
Hotel Tramonto d'oro - Praiano
Positioned in the heart of the Amalfi Coast the beautiful 4* Hotel Tramonto d' Oro is wonderfully positioned to enjoy the fabulous golden sunsets, which can be viewed from the terraces, roof top swimming pool or bedrooms. This is a family owned hotel offering an exceptional standard of service and has a superb restaurant offering delicious local cuisine. You can also try your hand at creating the local specialities in one of the afternoon cookery courses which the hotel runs. Stay in a lovely deluxe sea view room with balcony.
Hotel Scapolatiello - Cava de'Tirreni
This is one of the hotel options for the pre-Amalfi extension; "Archaeological Wonders" tour (4 days, 3 nights). The 4* Hotel Scapolatiello is beautifully constructed and set inside the walls of the medieval village. During your stay you can enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, fantastic local cuisine and beautiful garden terraces.
Hotel Minerva - Capri
This is one of the hotel options for the post-tour "Captivating Capri" extension (2 days and 2 nights). The Hotel is small, exclusive and stylish. Set in an unbeatable location in the quiet and panoramic centre of Capri. You will receive a warm welcome and exceptional service at this exclusive hotel.
The Amalfi in Style walking tour is available from April to October.
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
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 footpaths although 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.
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.
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.
Getting to Amalfi/back from PraianoWe recommend you fly to Naples. From there you can take a Curreri bus from outside the terminal, up to Sorrento which takes 1H15mins.
From Sorrento you take a SITA bus to Amalfi which takes around 1H40 mins. Alternatively, we can arrange private transfers at an additional cost.
From Praiano you simply take this journey back in reverse.
- Emergency support from our local representative if required
- 5 Nights in 4* hotels including breakfast in en suite sea view rooms
- Private transfer on day 3, to the start of the "Valle delle Ferriere " walk
- 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
- Bus ticket on day 5 (€2.00)
- Travel insurance and personal equipment
- Taxi transfers or public transport should you need to skip a stage
- Private transfers to and from Naples
- Capri extension (3 Days & 2 Nights)
- Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii extension (4 Days & 3 Nights)
- Single room supplement(s) if applicable
|Accommodation||Single Room Supplement||£435|
|Accommodation||Double Room Required (1 Double Bed)||£0|
|Accommodation||Twin Room Required (2 Single Beds)||£0|
|Transport||The Amalfi Coast Airport Transfer - Praiano to Naples Airport||£115|
|Transport||The Amalfi Coast Airport Transfer - Naples Airport to Amalfi||£120|
|Extension||Capri Extension (3 Days & 2 Nights)||£380|
|Extension||Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii Extension (4 Days & 3 Nights)||£380|
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 4.5 - 5.5 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 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.
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.