The Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula

8 Days & 7 Nights 4.8 Read 9 reviews
  • 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.

What To Expect

Explore bella Italia—this trip, which is rated moderate, shows off the best of the stunning Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula. Travelling on foot means you can take things at your own pace, escaping the crowds to discover the area’s true hidden gems. You’ll also visit the chic Isle of Capri and stylish Positano.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Multi Center Walking | You will spend multiple nights in one or more of the locations on this walking tour

This trip is suitable for:

Multi-Generational

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Foodie Adventures
  • Coastal & Island

Activity Level & 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

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. We also provide access to the Macs Adventure Smartphone App upon which you can follow the GPS tracks on your phone if you wish.

Accommodations

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.

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.

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.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.

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
  • Access to Macs Adventure Smartphone App
  • 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
  • Travel Insurance and personal equipment
  • Taxi transfers or public transport should you need to skip a stage
  • Room upgrades where available
Extras
  • Additional nights
  • Room upgrades where available
  • Return transfers from Naples
  • Capri Extension (3 Days & 2 Nights)
  • Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii Extension (4 Days & 3 Nights)

When To Go

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.

Getting to the Start

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.

Getting from the End

On return you would simply have to take the Curreri bus from Sorrento to Naples.

Luggage Transfer

Baggage transfers are included on this tour as per the itinerary on days 3 and 5, so you only walk with a small back-pack.

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.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Amalfi and overnight Day 2 The Valley of the Ancient Mills Walk 6 miles / 9 km Day 3 Mount Tre Calli and first section of Footpath of the Gods - Choice of walks 8 miles / 13 km Day 4 The Footpath of the Gods 6 miles / 9 km Day 5 The Isle of Capri 6 miles / 9 km Day 6 Punta Campanella and Mt San Costanzo 4 miles / 7 km Day 7 Jeranto Bay 6 miles / 9 km Day 8 Onward Travel

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