Day 1: Arrive in Amalfi and overnight
The town of Amalfi is accessible from Naples International Airport. Amalfi is 75km by road from the airport and you can either travel by taxi (Macs Adventure can arrange) or you can travel by train to Sorrento and then bus/taxi to Amalfi (an approx. 3H total travel time).
Amalfi is an historic town with a cluster of white buildings clinging to the hillside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It was the ancient capital of the Amalfi Maritime Republic and is surrounded by enchanting mountains. Take time to explore and walk along its pretty promenade and around the colourful marina.
Day 2: The Valley of the Ancient Mills Walk
Walking out of your hotel follow a scenic path up to the Medieval Tower of Zirro where you can enjoy the first of many stunning coastal views. Then enter the valley of the ancient watermills and explore the ruins of the many paper factories which date back to the 11th century.
Pass through the hamlet of Ravello, one of today’s highlights. See Villa Cimbrone and its picturesque gardens and then walk back to Amalfi through Atrani.
Day 3: Mount Tre Calli and first section of Footpath of the Gods
After breakfast take a local bus to Bomerano and from here you can choose between two options. The longer option includes a climb up Mt Tre Calli and the first section of the famous Path of the Gods. Incredible coastal views from ancient paths cut into the mountainside will have you continually reaching for your camera.
Follow trails to the highest massif of the Amalfi Coast, Sant’Angelo a Tre Pizzi. 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 over the coast. From here take stairs going down to Praiano, your next destination.
The shorter option is a walk from Bomerano to Praiano also along the Path of the Gods.
Walk: 4-13 km
Day 4: The Footpath of the Gods
The Footpath of the Gods or “Sentiero degli Dei” is justifiably the most famous walk on the Amalfi Coast. From Praiano climb steeply to reach the convent of San Domenico, with stunning panoramas. As the path twists and turns enjoy the views of terraced lemon groves and tiny villages that cling to steep cliffs over the crystal blue sea. Follow the vertiginous trail to the village of Nocelle, and then on to the charming town of Positano.
Explore the delights of Positano before taking a local bus back to Praiano.
Day 5: The Isle of Capri
An unforgettable day of walking and exploring awaits as you take a boat to the fabled Isle of Capri. This island just off the Amalfi Coast has preserved its unspoilt charm and has grand villas and banks of colourful bougainvillea.
Walk firstly towards the impressive Roman ruins of the Villa Jovis, Emperor Tiberius’s villa, before joining the coastal path along the Arco Naturale until you reach the Faraglioni - 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 taking a ferry to Sorrento.
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
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 by local bus before arriving back in Sorrento.
Walk: 9 km
Day 8: Onward travel
After breakfast bid arrivederci to the Amalfi Coast and make your onward journey.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Spend your final three 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.
The Amalfi Coast & Sorrento walking holiday is available from April to October. However this tour does not run from the end of July to the end of August as this is when the area is the hottest and also the most difficult time to secure availability at the hotels. You can start your holiday on any date in the season.
Peak season availability: Please note that July 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 always way-marked and it is necessary to follow the detailed walking notes and maps provided. You will also have access to the Macs Adventure Smartphone App enabling you to follow the route using your phone's GPS so you will have no problems finding the way. You can simply download the GPX tracks to your phone for offline use and off you go!
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.
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.
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 and from Sorrento
We recommend that you fly to info Naples Airport as this is the closest to the Amalfi Coast. From there you can take a Curreri bus from outside the terminal to Sorrento which takes 1H15.
From Sorrento take a SITA bus to Amalfi which takes around 1H40. Alternatively, we can arrange private transfers at an additional cost.
On return you would simply have to take the Curreri bus from Sorrento to Naples.
- 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
- Access to Macs Adventure Smartphone App
- 24-7 Emergency telephone support from our office and local partner
- 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
- 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.