Discover Amalfi Coast Hiking
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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
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
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!