Amalfi In Style

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  • 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 Path of the Gods, justifiably the most famous trail on the Amalfi Coast.
Does your perfect holiday include stumbling upon hidden coves and deep blue seas, plus staying in hand-picked 4* hotels? If that is the case, then this walking holiday is for you! The walking is moderate on undulating coastal trails and mountain paths and offering far-reaching views. Some of the walks are more challenging due to the elevation gains and losses and the high number of stone staircases involved, so a head for heights and walking poles to support your knees are needed.

Tour Type:

In Style | After a day of exciting adventures and soaking up unbeatable scenery, retreat to stylish accommodations and unwind with fine food and wine. This trip type is for those who like sophisticated places to stay and are looking for active routes but still want the holiday to feel special.

Activity:

Multi Centre Walking | With a mix of loop and point-to-point walks stay 2 or 3 nights in one place which offers the chance to slow down and really explore a destination.

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveler this tour would be suitable for is: 12 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Foodie
  • Wine
  • Coastal Walking
  • Accessible by Rail

Activity Level & Terrain

This holiday is graded moderate with walking days of up to 13km (8 mi) and has some more challenging walks that are optional with significant elevation gains and losses. This trip is suitable for those with a good level of fitness. On some walks, the path can be close to the cliff edges with sheer drops which would not be appropriate for people suffering with vertigo or a fear of heights. It should be noted that some sections include prolonged descents and ascents on stony stairs which can be tough on the knees, so we would strongly recommend taking walking poles and perhaps knee supports if needed. It’s best ahead of time to do some practice walks including stairs and ascents and descents like those you will experience on the trip whilst carrying your day bag. The terrain consists of footpaths, dirt tracks, stepped trails, lots of stone staircases, and some sections that are uneven underfoot. There may be some short sections of road walking, but not on busy roads or traffic routes. You will occasionally be following minor paved roads, mostly to get from the end of your walk to your hotel.

Navigation

The routes are waymarked in some areas, but not in others. However, we provide the Macs Adventure Smartphone App making it simple to follow the route using a smartphone. Rest assured that by downloading the route maps in our app, that this will continue to work even in areas without any mobile or internet reception. For extra reassurance there are also turn-by-turn route notes within the app too for the walks.

Accommodations

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.

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.

Room Upgrades

There are room upgrade options in the hotels used on this trip, please speak to our Sales team at the time of booking if this is something you are interested in.

Additional Nights

You may wish to add some extra nights along the route, either to rest or for those with plenty of energy to explore some of the other walking opportunities nearby. Please let us know if this is of interest and we can help organise this for you.

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.

Meals

Breakfast is included each morning. In Italy, this is generally a light continental breakfast with baked goods. 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 local produce. Traditional specialities include seafood and gnocchi alla sorrentina.

Included
  • Accommodation in en suite sea view rooms in 4* hotels on a twin share basis
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Private transfer on Day 3, to the start of the "Valle delle Ferriere " walk
  • Door to door baggage transfers as per your itinerary
  • Access to maps, GPX tracks and daily route information with the Macs Adventure smartphone navigation app
  • All your trip documents including a detailed information pack provided digitally through your online Macs “My Account”
  • Telephone support from our offices and local partners in the event of a problem
Excluded
  • Travel insurance (required) and personal equipment
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks, and drinks
  • Tourist taxes (charged locally at hotels)
  • Travel to and from start and finish points
  • Local buses, ferries, and train travel
  • Any additional transfers or public transport required to shorten the walks or skip a stage
Extras
  • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
  • Private transfers to the start and from the end points of the tour
  • Room upgrades

When To Go

This Amalfi Coast walking holiday is available from late March to October. You can start your holiday on any date in the season apart from the period between the end of July and late August as this is the hottest time of year when it is unpleasant to walk in this area. Hotel bookings during that time are also almost impossible to secure due to it being the Italian summer holidays, and the walking routes tend to be crowded, so we feel it’s best to avoid travelling during this period.

Please note that you should ideally book 6 months in advance if you are intending on travelling in early July, at the end of August or in September. Early booking is recommended in order to secure the best choice of accommodation at this busy time of year. It is best if you have some flexibility regarding your dates and itinerary. 

Weather and Climate

The Amalfi Coast is known to have long, hot summers with July and August being the hottest months. Always make sure to stay hydrated and carry plenty of water whilst out exploring. During summer it is not unlikely for the temperatures to rise above 30 degrees Celsius during the day. It can therefore be very hot for walking and isn’t a time best suited for everyone. You will have to start early to miss the heat of the day and carry a lot of water (additional weight) with you. Although the towns and villages are buzzing at this time of year which is great to see.

The months before and after the summer season will be sunny but a little cooler, which could be preferable. Spring on the Amalfi Coast is sublime with wildflowers in bloom and a more comfortable temperature; April, May and June are absolutely lovely. Autumn is a great time of year as the landscape is made up of gold and red pallet and it cools down during the night, September and October are unmissable.

Due to climate change, there are more frequent bursts of torrential rainfall, which are known to have triggered mud and landslides in the Amalfi Coast area in the past. However, our local partner keeps us informed of any geological risks i.e., a necessity to do an alternate walk due to the trail being closed. This does not happen very often but it’s good to be informed that this could potentially be the case, and we will of course inform you if this arises.

Getting to the Start

We recommend flying into Naples Airport. From there you can take a Curreri bus from outside the terminal to Sorrento which takes 1hr15. Alternatively, you can take a direct Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento which takes 1hr30. From Sorrento, take a SITA bus to Amalfi which takes around 1hr40. In total the journey from the airport will take 3-3hr30 on average.

Alternatively, we can arrange a private transfer at an additional cost, please let us know if this is of interest.

Another option when travelling between May and October between Naples Airport and Amalfi is to take the Pintour Shuttle Bus service. The journey takes about 1hr50 and timetables can be found on the Pintour website.

Getting from the End

From Praiano, return to Naples Airport by SITA bus to Sorrento, which takes around 1hr15 and then Curreri shuttle bus to Naples Airport which takes 1hr30. Or take the SITA bus to Sorrento and then the  Circumvesuviana train to Naples Train Station which takes 1hr30 and ALIBUS shuttle bus to Naples Airport. In total the journey from the airport will take 3-3hr30 on average.

Another option, if travelling between May and October, would be to get the SITA bus to Amalfi, taking about 25mins. Then between Amalfi and Naples Airport is the Pintour Shuttle Bus service. The journey takes about 1hr50 and timetables can be found on the Pintour website.

Alternatively, we can arrange a private transfer at an additional cost, please let us know if this is of interest.

Luggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.

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 Day 2 Walking the Valley of the Ancient Mills 6 miles / 9 km Day 3 Transfer to Scala; walk the 'Valle delle Ferriere' 9 miles / 11 km Day 4 Walk the Path of the Gods to Praiano; option to walk up Mount Tre Calli 8 miles / 13 km Day 5 Walk the Path of the Gods to Positano; bus to Praiano 6 miles / 9 km Day 6 Onward travel from Praiano

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