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Highlights

  • Walk the Amalfi Coast of Italy staying in stylish & handpicked 4* hotels
  • Follow the amazing pathway network on the Amalfi Coast
  • The charming town of Ravello and its gardens
  • Breath-taking views of the Mediterranean Sea & Amalfi coastline
  • Dine al fresco eating fresh local seafood and a delicious gelato to finish

Discover Italy's magical Amalfi Coast, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whilst staying in hand-picked 4* hotels in stunning coastal locations.

This region offers you awe-inspiring views, fantastic local cuisine and spectacular walking along the ancient pathways of the Amalfi Coast, as they wind through lemon groves and terraced vineyards.

Stay in the town of Amalfi, famous for its refined architecture and continue to the picture- perfect fishing village of Praiano, from where you will walk the most marvellous section of the Footpaths of the Gods justifiably the most famous trail on the Amalfi Coast.

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.


Overnight: Amalfi


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.


Walk: 13.5 km


Overnight:  Amalfi


Day 3: Scala and the Nature Reserve of ‘Valle delle Ferriere’

A private transfer brings you from Amalfi into the mountains to the village of Scala (25 mins) where your walk begins. A quiet path leads into the nature reserve of ‘Valle delle Ferriere’, a deep valley surrounded by high cliffs.


Continue on 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 another night.


Walk: 13km


Overnight: Amalfi


Day 4: 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: 4-14 km


Overnight: Praiano


Day 5: 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.


Positano is commonly referred to as the “Pearl of the Amalfi Coast”, and for good reason. This charming town is incredibly picturesque with its medley of peach, pink and terracotta houses stacked along the cliffs. From here take a public bus to Praiano.


Walk: 10 km


Overnight: Praiano


Day 6: Onward Travel

From Praiano you can return to Naples by bus/train or private transfer.

Accommodation

We specifically choose your 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. The hotels mentioned in the itinerary are subject to availability, and early booking is highly recommended for June-September in particular, as this is a very popular area.


Extensions/Additional Nights

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.


Accommodation Details

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 holiday is available for solo walkers but we would recommend that you are experienced in walking and navigating alone and there is a solo walker supplement payable. If you require single rooms within your party we would be happy to accommodate you although there is a single room supplement payable.



 

 

 



	Hotel Marina Riviera - Amalfi



Hotel Marina Riviera - Amalfi

The Marina Riviera is a stylish 4* Hotel, situated in a fantastic position, just a few steps from the beach and the historic centre of Amalfi. During your stay you will experience exceptional service and delicious cuisine. Stay in standard sea view rooms.


 

 

 


 

 

 



	Hotel Tramonto d'Oro - Praiano



Hotel Tramonto d'Oro - Praiano

Positioned in the heart of the Amalfi Coast the 4* Hotel Tramonto d' Oro is wonderfully located so that you can enjoy the fabulous golden sunsets, which can be viewed from the terraces, roof top swimming pool or bedrooms. Stay in a lovely deluxe sea view room with balcony.


 

 

 

Availability

The Amalfi in Style walking tour is available from mid-April to October.  You can start your holiday on any date in the season. However this tour is not available from the end of July until the end of August as this is the hottest time of year and availability in the hotels is almost impossible to secure due to it being the Italian summer holidays.


Peak season availability: Peak season availability: Please note that July, then end of 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.


Meals

5 Breakfasts are included each morning. In Italy this is generally a light continental breakfast. Lunch and dinner are not included but are available from your hotel or nearby restaurants.


The food of the Amalfi Coast is strongly influenced by the produce. Local specialities include seafood and gnocchi alla sorrentina.


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.


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.


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.

Getting to Amalfi and from Praiano

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.


Another option when travelling between May and October and between Naples Airport and Amalfi is to take the Pintour shuttle bus. The journey takes about 1h.50 and timetables can be found on the Pintour website


From Praiano you can return to Naples by SITA bus to Sorrento and Curreri shuttle bus to Naples Airport or by SITA bus to Sorrento and Circumvesuviana Train to Naples Train Station and ALIBUS shuttle bus to Naples Airport.

Included

  • 5 Nights in 4* Hotels in rooms with sea views
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • Private transfer on Day 3, to the start of the "Valle delle Ferriere " walk
  • Baggage transfers
  • Detailed information pack, route notes and map
  • Access to the Macs Smartphone App
  • 24/7 telephone support from our UK office and our partners in Italy

Excluded

  • Travel to Amalfi
  • Travel from Praiano
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
  • Local buses
  • Travel insurance and personal equipment
  • Taxi transfers or public transport should you need to skip a stage

Extras

  • 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

We are often asked the following questions and we 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.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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5.0

Amazing Vacation

By Debbie

from USA

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

Cons

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    • Holiday
    • Trying Something New

    Comments about macs adventure Amalfi In Style:

    This was our first time in Europe and we were not disappointed. Our information was waiting for us in Amalfi and it was thorough and detailed. The accommodations were wonderful, staff was extremely friendly, breakfasts were outstanding. The daily hikes did not disappoint and the views were breathtaking. Our luggage was transferred as promised. The best thing I can say is we will definitely be using Macs for future holidays.

     
    5.0

    Amalfi in style is off the charts!

    By Pencey

    from San Francisco, CA

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

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      Comments about macs adventure Amalfi In Style:

      The beauty is unparalleled and hikes were well mapped out and organized! Hiking in the morning up in the hills of Amalfi and on the beach in the afternoon ... doesn't get any better!

       
      5.0

      Wonderful trip - definitely la dolce vita ...

      By Dan and Mands

      from The North

      About Me Occasional Traveller

      Pros

      • Fun
      • Great Accommodations
      • Well Organised

      Cons

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        • Holiday
        • Relaxation
        • Trying Something New

        Comments about macs adventure Amalfi In Style:

        Fabulous hotels: Amalfi hotel in an amazing location, and Amalfi itself a vibrant place to be. Praiano hotel was tremendously friendly, everyone was so helpful. The walks were all fantastic - very varied, challenging but do-able for occasional walkers like us. The instructions for the walks were excellent and easy to follow and all the extra information we were given was also very useful. We added on a couple of days round Pompeii and likewise the transfers, including to Salerno for the boat transfer to Amalfi, were extremely well organised. A wonderful trip, and superbly organised.

         
        5.0

        Exceeded expectations

        By 2 and Thru

        from Richmond, Virginia, USA

        About Me Enjoys a challenge, Wants To Be Active

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        • Great Accommodations
        • Once in a Lifetime Experience
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          Comments about macs adventure Amalfi In Style:

          The maps and daily guides were well organized and helpful, you really could not go wrong. Loved each of the walks as they were different from each other. The accomodations were excellent, we were impressed by both places for different reasons. The area and its beauty sells itself but the walks up through very different terrain brought you to places we would never have experienced otherwise. We definately used our walking sticks and would recommend that everyone have them.

           
          5.0

          Exactly what we wanted.

          By M&J

          from Ireland

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            Comments about macs adventure Amalfi In Style:

            Idellic mountain villages, lovely locl produce especially pasta,wine and cheese.
            A Glass of local fresh lemmon juice , so refreshing during the hikes.
            No crowds just the paths mostly to ourselves.

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            4.0

            Well organised walking tour

            By Trisha

            from Brisbane

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • More Detail On Some Walks

            Best Uses

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            Comments about macs adventure Amalfi In Style:

            We found the support material of good quality. Accommodation in Amalfi second to none, in Praiano good. Walking information was good but could be improved.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Enjoyable holiday

            By John and Susan

            from London

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              Comments about macs adventure Amalfi In Style:

              All the hotels were good but La Minerva on Capri was outstanding.
              The local agent, Marcello, was extremely helpful, available at all times of the day and evening and responsive to some changes that we wanted.
              Apart from one day (Amalfi to Priano), the walks were interesting/enjoyable.
              The walking instructions were good, except for one instance - on Capri, the footpaths of the Forts, we and, by chance, another couple, spent over 20 minutes going up and down till we found the turn off.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Wonderful walking in Almalfi

              By mo

              from London

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              • Something different
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                Comments about macs adventure Amalfi In Style:

                Our first organised walking holiday and we were not disappointed. The walks were varied and beautiful - each day was in a different type of terrain so was also very interesting.
                The holiday was very well organised and the walks were well described and reasonably easy to follow provided you paid attention to detail! Our first hotel was fantastic the second not so great but absolutely fine. The walks were about 4-5 hours which was perfect for our expectations. Do expect hills and stairs!
                Would definitely recommend without a doubt

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