- 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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
Day 6: Onward Travel
From Praiano you can return to Naples by bus/train or private transfer.
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.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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 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!
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 and from Praiano
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.
- 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
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.