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Amalfi Coast Walking Tours

Discover the magic of the Amalfi Coast on foot. Walk between charming villages on paths that cling to the mountains high above the deep blue Mediterranean. Stone stairways lead to breath-taking views over sparkling blue waters and ancient mule paths connect fishing villages that cling to rocky hillsides. 

The coast and mountains have inspired many famous painters and writers, from the green waterfalls of ‘Valle delle Ferriere’ to legendary Capri and the majestic gardens of Villa Cimbrone in Ravello. It comes as no surprise that the ‘Costiera Amalfitana’ has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the heavenly views from the 'Path of the Gods' and cross nearly inaccessible terraced vineyards that have remained untouched. 

Sample a real taste of Italian life, combining spectacular clifftop routes with footpaths through mountains. The romantic villages of Amalfi, Atrani, Ravello, and Positano catch your eye upon reaching them. Restaurants and bars serve fresh seafood dishes, cooling lemon desserts, and world-class coffee. ‘La dolce vita’ awaits, simply pick an itinerary and we will take care of anything else. Our trips are easily combined with Sorrento, a visit to Pompeii, an extra night in Naples, or a day trip to Mt. Vesuvius.

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  • Which itinerary is for me?
    Which itinerary is for me?

    Amalfi Coastal Trails – If you are interested in walking the ancient paths of the Amalfi Coast, and exploring Amalfi, Praiano, Ravello, and Positano, then this is the trip for you! Discover the world-famous “Footpath of the Gods”, take a day trip to Capri, and visit the ruins in Pompeii. This is our best-selling itinerary!

    The Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula – Combine walks between seaside villages of the Amalfi Coast with trails high above the turquoise Mediterranean. The trip highlights include a visit to the small island of Capri and the beautiful Sorrento Peninsula that overlooks the Bay of Naples.

    Amalfi in Style – Choose this itinerary if you would like to walk the Amalfi Coast while staying in stylish, handpicked 4* hotels in truly stunning locations. Walk the “Footpath of the Gods”, climb up Mt Tre Calli and explore the nature reserve of ‘Valle delle Ferriere’, a valley surrounded by high cliffs.

    Amalfi Coast & Mountains – This itinerary showcases the best of two distinct landscapes. You will stay in rural communities in the mountains, high above the coast. Then get up close to the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and the rugged coastline that is dotted with fishing villages.

  • Amalfi Coast: Must Try Foods
    Amalfi Coast: Must Try Foods

    Spaghetti alle Vongole – A dish that is available in nearly any coastal town! Spaghetti with freshly-caught clams which can be ordered with tomatoes or without. Best enjoyed on a panoramic terrace with a glass of local wine!

    Delizia di Limone – It is said that the world’s best lemons grow in the region of the Amalfi Coast and Gulf of Sorrento. This dessert is one of the many regional specialties; a lemon-scented sponge cake covered with lemon zest and frosting.

    Fiori di Latte – Cheesemongers in the tiny mountain hamlet of Agerola produce the famous Fiori di Latte cheese that you can typically find on a Neapolitan Margherita Pizza. A little drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of fresh sea salt turn this fresh cheese into something magical.

    Totani e Patate – Back in the day many small towns along the coast, such as Positano and Praiano, were rustic villages. This dish of squid and potatoes reflects on their humble fishing roots and makes for a delicious starter or main course.

    Scialatielli con Gamberi e Zucchine – This is a delightful fresh pasta dish with zucchini and locally-caught fresh shrimp tossed in a rich seafood stock. It translates to ‘scialare’ which means to enjoy and ‘tiella’ which means pan, simply put; enjoyment in a pan. Many restaurants may also include mussels, prawns, or clams.

  • Villages of the Amalfi Coast
    Villages of the Amalfi Coast

    Amalfi – a small town that is easily walked from one end to the other in 20 minutes! Amalfi is steeped in history and culture, has a small beach, busy piazzas, lively seaside restaurants and has a beautiful Byzantine-influenced cathedral.

    Atrani – a lesser-known village in comparison to its neighbour Amalfi but well worth a visit! Tier upon tier of multi-coloured houses above a small stretch of sandy beach – arguably one of the most idyllic settings along the coast.

    Ravello – in contrast to other Amalfi villages this settlement was built on a hill, rather than on the coast – like a sanctuary away from possible invaders. Ravello is chic and refined, with polished piazzas, lush villas and majestic gardens. Villa Cimbrone is a must-see!

    Praiano – an ancient fishing village that got its name from the Greek word of ‘open sea’. Formerly a silk-production centre this was a favourite amongst the Amalfi dukes that made it their summer residence.

    Positano – the sight of Positano upon reaching it is truly breath-taking, the shimmering blue sea, the silvery beach, Santa Maria Church and the interconnected, multi-coloured houses. It’s dramatic, fashionable, and very photogenic!

  • Amalfi Coast Walking

    The Amalfi Coast is Italy's Riviera, where the chic go to relax, to eat and drink and those who are in the know, go to walk.  Networks of stunning paths line the cliffs and mountains of the Amalfi Coast and Laura went out to explore them and give you an overview of what it is like to walk on the Amalfi Coast. 

  • Walking the Cinque Terre

    The Cinque Terre is a delightful part of Italy to walk through, going from UNESCO heritage village to village.  This video gives you some guidance on how to get your Park Card to ride the trains and some top tips to make sure you get every bit of enjoyment from visiting this enchanting part of Italy.  

  • Walking the Via Francigena

    There are many great pilgrimages in Europe, the most famous of which is the Camino de Santiago.  However, there is a stunning route that goes from Canterbury in England to Rome in Italy.  Here at Macs Adventure, we can set you up to walk from the Swiss/Italian border, down to Rome and this video gives you an overview of that journey.  

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