OVERVIEW

Located just south of Naples, explore the dramatic Amalfi and Sorrento coastlines on foot. A region of immense beauty, spend a week exploring the pastel towns and delicious local seafood dishes that have made this stretch of coastline one of the most famous in the world.

Hike ancient staircases to the stylish hillside town of Ravello. Boasting some of the best views of the entire coastline, visit the exotic gardens of Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone. Journey up into the foothills of Monti Latarri and walk Europe's most spectacular balcony path 'The Path of the Gods'.

Pass through steeply terraced vineyards and gardens of Pomodoro as you catch your first glimpse of the pink houses of Positano cascading down to the sea. Take a ferry to explore the Island of Capri and travel onwards directly to Sorrento.

Experience life in the 1st century as you walk the streets of the Roman city of Pompei. In the evening, soak up the atmosphere of beachfront restaurants and lively piazzas.

Highlights

  • Walk Europe's famous Amalfi coastline to Sorrento
  • Visit the exquisite Villa Cimbrone in Ravello
  • Take a dip in the warm waters of the Mediterranean
  • Hike the 'Path of the Gods' from Bomerano to Positano
  • Discover the sophisticated coastal town of Positano
  • Ferry hop to Capri Island for the day and soak up panoramic views
  • Wander the streets of the Roman town of Pompei

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
8 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy

Grade 1 - Easy

Mostly flat, on even terrain with no steep sections. Suitable for all fitness levels.

PRICE FROM
$ 2595

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 1295

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of a room when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

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ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8

DAY 1
Arrive in Amalfi

The town of Amalfi can be reached via a ferry from Salerno or direct bus service from Naples. Once a grand, wealthy maritime republic, much of Amalfi tumbled into the sea after an earthquake in the 14th century. Now a tiny harbour town with huge character, cobbled streets are packed with craft shops, purveyors of limoncello and restaurants serving local seafood dishes. The centrepiece of Amalfi is the cathedral which is dedicated to St. Andrew after his relics were brought to Amalfi during the fourth crusade of the 13th century.

Meals Included: None
Accommodation: Albergo L’Antico Convitto

DAY 2
Walk the Valley of the Mills to Ravello and return to Amalfi

Ease into your first day of walking with a hike to the sophisticated hillside town of Ravello. Walk through the cobbled streets of Amalfi and ascend the ‘Valley of the Mills’ trail where you can see the ruins of 13th-century water-powered paper mills. The route continues to ascend many stone staircases, which have been used for centuries to transport goods to the villages high above. In Ravello, visit the 11th century garden of Villa Cimbrone. With some of the best views of the coastline, this exquisite villa was often frequented by Winston Churchill, Salvador Dali and DH Lawrence. On leaving Ravello, you have the option to return to Amalfi on foot or take a short bus journey.

Walk: 10km
Ascent: 750m
Descent: 750m
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Albergo L’Antico Convitto

DAY 3
WALK THE VALLE DELLE FERRIERE

Begin the day with a short journey to the oldest village on the coast, Scala. Here join a trail that heads deep into
the Valle Delle Ferriere. Prior to the 18th century, the valley was a hive of industry, as ironworks and paper mills
used the abundance of waterfalls and streams to power their factories. With a loss of monopoly, the factories
closed and as such, lush, tropical vegetation reclaimed the valley. In this subtropical environment, follow a route lined with giant ferns, moss clad limestone and ancient flowers. The village of Pogerela marks the end of your exploration for today. Sitting above Amalfi, you can choose to return by bus or descend on foot.

Walk: 10.5km
Ascent: 380m
Descent: 755m
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Albergo L’Antico Convitto

 

DAY 4
Walk the Path of the Gods to Positano

Today, we provide a private transfer for you to Bomerano to start the walk. This little hill town sits at the base of the Monti Lattari mountains and is the official start of the spectacular ‘Path of the Gods’. With incredible views across the peninsula, the trail is punctuated with sections of vineyards, chestnut and fig tree forests. Just a little over halfway, you’ll reach the hamlet of Nocelle where you can see the pink buildings of Positano cascading down to the sea. Descending into Positano, pass by colourful artisan market stalls as you head to the beachfront cafes of Marina Grande.

Walk: 9.5km
Ascent: 430m
Descent: 1000m
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Casa Albertina

DAY 5
Capri Island Walks

Today you travel by local ferry to the Isle of Capri. Famed for being a celebrity hangout, beyond the lavish streets of Capri is an island of immense beauty. With a choice of routes, follow rugged trails to Monte Solaro (the highpoint of the island) or weave your way to the northeast corner where you can visit Villa Jovis built by the Roman Emperor, Tiberius in 27AD. Later, stroll back to the ostentatious centre, leaving time for an Aperol Spritz before catching the ferry onward to Sorrento and your luggage waiting for you at your accommodation.

Walks: 10km or 5km
Ascent: 500m or 280m
Descent: 500m or 280m
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Villa Angiolina Relais

 

DAY 6
Walk to the tip of Florentine Peninsula

We recommend two beautiful walks from the village of Termini, one of the least explored corners of this coast. Both are shorter “there-and-back” walks that start and end in Termini. Walk 1 takes you up the summit of Monte San Costanzo (468 m) with gorgeous views of the south and east coast of the Sorrento Peninsula if conditions are clear. Walk 2 follows the remains of an old Roman-built path down to the very tip of the peninsula at Punta Campanella where there are the ruins of an old watch tower. This magical spot features expansive vistas of the Bay of Naples, including the island of Capri and. If you have the energy, doing both walks is very worthwhile (total distance: approx. 10 km).

Walk: 10km
Ascent: 450m
Descent: 450m
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Villa Angiolina Relais

DAY 7
Leisure Day in Sorrento... maybe, train to Pompeii

A day of leisure and own arrangement of local activities. Enjoy the stunning scenery, amidst rich cultural heritage, with historical delights, and finish the day with a spectacular sunset (for which Sorrento is famed for). Or maybe, visit nearby historical ruins with a once active volcano. Conveniently, a direct train takes you from Sorrento to the well preserved Roman city of Pompeii. Following the eruption of nearby Vesuvius in 79AD, Pompeii was buried under a thick layer of lapilli (pumice stone ash). Undisturbed until the 18th century, over the last 250 years 44 hectares of the city have been carefully dug out. Spend the day strolling along Roman streets and experience life in the 1st century. Sit on the benches of amphitheatres and explore villas, cafes and workshops. Later in the afternoon, you can travel by local bus to the upper slopes of Vesuvius and ascend to the crater rim on foot (30mins) or return to Sorrento from Pompeii.

Walk: 5-8km
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Villa Angiolina Relais

DAY 8
Onward Travel

Travelling onwards from Sorrento is made simple by regular train service to Naples city centre, or a regular airport shuttle bus service. Or if you wish to stay in Sorrento further and relax let us know.

Meals Included: Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights accommodation and 7 breakfasts
  • Private transfers and luggage transfers as described
  • Route Notes, Maps and GPX tracks
  • Boat trip and walks on Capri
  • Walk Europe’s famous Amalfi coastline to Sorrento
  • Visit the exquisite Villa Cimbrone in Ravello
  • Take a dip in the warm waters of the Mediterranean
  • Hike the ‘Path of the Gods’ from Bomerano to Positano
  • Discover the sophisticated coastal town of Positano

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

During this tour, you will spend each night in small family-run guesthouses and 3* hotels. Chosen for their location, facilities and history, each accommodation is used to welcoming walkers. Many of them will be family-run so your hosts are very knowledgeable about the Amalfi region and they will always be happy to chat with you about the history of the Amalfi region. Of course, you can always call us too should you need anything during your walk. As Amalfi is a very popular destination, we may have to book another similar accommodation of equal standard. We will discuss these options with you during the booking process.

You will be provided with 7 breakfasts. It is best to do your own thing in Amalfi for lunch and dinner. Lunches are available at various cafes or food stores daily. There are numerous places to get dinner each night, your hosts will give you a list of recommendations. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you.

  • NIGHT 1, 2 & 3

  • NIGHT 1,2 & 3

  • NIGHT 4

  • NIGHT 5, 6 & 7

FITNESS GUIDE

It’s well worth investing some time and effort preparing for your walking holiday. The graph shows the average daily distance, elevation and terrain difficulty for your hike. The dotted line indicates the average across all our walks, which will give you a feel for how challenging your walk is compared to all – and the recommended type, and amount, of preparation needed.  Of course, you can adapt this according to your existing fitness levels and lifestyle.

The graph and the information below can be used in conjunction with the fitness guide to help you prepare for your walking adventure. Across all walks, average daily distance is 16.8km, average daily elevation is 448m, average terrain difficulty is 5/10.

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DISTANCE - BELOW AVERAGE

Distance is not a major consideration in your training program. However, you should still incorporate some long walks as it will increase your cardiovascular fitness.

ELEVATION - BELOW AVERAGE

Elevation is not a major consideration in your overall training program. However, you should still incorporate some form of resistance training to increase your endurance.

FLAT TERRAIN

Whilst training for walking on flat, hard terrain focus on building endurance and ensuring you can maintain a comfortable pace.

Start with regular walks on sidewalks, roads, or paved paths to get used to the surface. Maintain a proper posture and engage your core muscles to support your back, keeping a steady gait. Ensure that you have comfortable, supportive footwear with adequate cushioning. If endurance is important, consider incorporating low-impact cross-training activities like swimming or cycling into your routine.

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

This walk is available from late April to the end of June and mid-August through to October.

Not available from 1st July – 22nd August.

From April into June days are warm and sunny (up to 30 degrees) with the flowers in full bloom. You may find that earlier in the season you can encounter a few rainy days, but generally, the piazza’s buzz with life and are perfect for enjoying an al fresco dinner. From late August into September the summer crowds have thinned and the intense summer heat has cooled. Being on the coast, it isn’t uncommon for Amalfi to experience thunderstorms during summer days, so you should always be prepared for changeable conditions.

THE WALKING

A moderate active lifestyle makes the walking enjoyable, an exercise regime of 2 to 3 times a week is needed. The daily routes you will follow are well defined. Many sections of the walk will have prolonged sections of stone staircases that you will ascend and descend. Many will have a handrail (though not always). You will also walk along forest trails and the Path of the Gods which in some parts is quite exposed. The Path of the Gods is a balcony cliff path walk, so if you suffer from severe vertigo this day of walking is not for you (you can use the ferry instead to travel between Amalfi Coast and Positano). You will be walking on forest trails and through the towns and villages of the Amalfi coast. It is commonplace in Italy that there are no separate footpaths (even in the towns) which means you will often be walking on the roads. Please always be mindful of all road users when doing so. For each of the walks, you will be provided with daily walk notes, a map and the GPX tracks if you require to use them for your own device.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

This walk starts in Amalfi and ends in Sorrento. The closest airport is the nearby airport of Naples.

Naples airport
Naples airport has bus connections through to Amalfi. If travelling between May and September you can pre-book a direct Pintour shuttle bus from Naples airport through to Amalfi (journey time is just over 2hrs). Alternatively, you can catch the Alibus from Naples airport to the Immacolatella (Porta Di Massa) and change for services to Amalfi (journey time around 3 hours). If you prefer, we can always organise a private transfer which is around a 1-hour journey.

By Train
From Napoli Centrale, change at Piazza Garibaldi for services to Via Nocera (40min journey). Here you can take a taxi (35min journey) to Amalfi.

Onward Travel From Sorrento
There are regular, direct airport shuttle services from Sorrento to Naples airport (Curreri Viaggi Services). The journey time is 1 hour. If you only wish to travel as far as Naples, you can take a direct train service from Sorrento train station through to Naples Porta Nolana train station.

For all train travel in Italy prices, timetables and ticket reservations can be made through The Trainline or Tren Italia.

Another useful generic planning tool for travel is Rome2Rio should you be travelling from, or to, other destinations.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    PER PERSON
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 2 Apr 2024 - 20 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2595

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $1295

    Not available from 1st July – 22nd August

  • 1 Apr 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2700

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $1345

    Not available from 1st July – 22nd August

  • 1 Apr 2026 - 31 Oct 2026
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2810

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $1400

    Not available from 1st July – 22nd August

FAQS

Q: What happens if I don’t want to walk one of the days?

As some of the walks on this itinerary are loop walks you can explore the local towns or relax near the waterside or beachfront. On the days where you will be walking to the next town, it is not possible to travel with the luggage transfer service. The local bus and ferry services are an excellent way to reach your next destination. Your accommodation hosts will have up to date information and advice should you wish to travel to the next destination by local transport. There is plenty of information about options for the day in your daily walk notes and as always, you can call us at the office for any help during your walk should you need any assistance.

Q: Where would you suggest adding an extra night?

Positano The pink town of Positano is perfect for kicking back, relaxing. The town itself is worth exploring on foot. A glorious collection of terracotta buildings and artisan market stalls which all somehow cling onto the vertical rock Positano is built on. And of course, you can enjoy spotting the rich and famous moored just off shore in their luxury super yachts . Amalfi This historic town makes for an excellent base to further explore the nearby towns of Ravello, Maiori and Minori. You can always head down to the port and hangout in one of the many waterside restaurants.

Q: Can you extend our stay in Sorrento?

Of course, please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to extend your time in Sorrento.

Q: Can my children walk with me?

We can't book children under the age of 16 onto this trip. There also aren't any discounts that can be passed on for children.

Q: We’re travelling as friends, can we get a triple room?

Triple rooms are limited in availability. Some accommodations do not offer triple rooms but we can always provide a twin or double room with a single room.

Q: Can we reduce the days walked?

Easily! This tour has been created with flexibility in mind. You can easily remove any of the walks if you wish to reduce the duration of the tour.

Q: Can we extend the days walked?

On this tour we can add in an extra of walking in Amalfi if you wish.

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Overview

OVERVIEW

Located just south of Naples, explore the dramatic Amalfi and Sorrento coastlines on foot. A region of immense beauty, spend a week exploring the pastel towns and delicious local seafood dishes that have made this stretch of coastline one of the most famous in the world.

Hike ancient staircases to the stylish hillside town of Ravello. Boasting some of the best views of the entire coastline, visit the exotic gardens of Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone. Journey up into the foothills of Monti Latarri and walk Europe's most spectacular balcony path 'The Path of the Gods'.

Pass through steeply terraced vineyards and gardens of Pomodoro as you catch your first glimpse of the pink houses of Positano cascading down to the sea. Take a ferry to explore the Island of Capri and travel onwards directly to Sorrento.

Experience life in the 1st century as you walk the streets of the Roman city of Pompei. In the evening, soak up the atmosphere of beachfront restaurants and lively piazzas.

Highlights

  • Walk Europe's famous Amalfi coastline to Sorrento
  • Visit the exquisite Villa Cimbrone in Ravello
  • Take a dip in the warm waters of the Mediterranean
  • Hike the 'Path of the Gods' from Bomerano to Positano
  • Discover the sophisticated coastal town of Positano
  • Ferry hop to Capri Island for the day and soak up panoramic views
  • Wander the streets of the Roman town of Pompei

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
8 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy

Grade 1 - Easy

Mostly flat, on even terrain with no steep sections. Suitable for all fitness levels.

PRICE FROM
$ 2595

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 1295

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8

DAY 1
Arrive in Amalfi

The town of Amalfi can be reached via a ferry from Salerno or direct bus service from Naples. Once a grand, wealthy maritime republic, much of Amalfi tumbled into the sea after an earthquake in the 14th century. Now a tiny harbour town with huge character, cobbled streets are packed with craft shops, purveyors of limoncello and restaurants serving local seafood dishes. The centrepiece of Amalfi is the cathedral which is dedicated to St. Andrew after his relics were brought to Amalfi during the fourth crusade of the 13th century.

Meals Included: None
Accommodation: Albergo L’Antico Convitto

DAY 2
Walk the Valley of the Mills to Ravello and return to Amalfi

Ease into your first day of walking with a hike to the sophisticated hillside town of Ravello. Walk through the cobbled streets of Amalfi and ascend the ‘Valley of the Mills’ trail where you can see the ruins of 13th-century water-powered paper mills. The route continues to ascend many stone staircases, which have been used for centuries to transport goods to the villages high above. In Ravello, visit the 11th century garden of Villa Cimbrone. With some of the best views of the coastline, this exquisite villa was often frequented by Winston Churchill, Salvador Dali and DH Lawrence. On leaving Ravello, you have the option to return to Amalfi on foot or take a short bus journey.

Walk: 10km
Ascent: 750m
Descent: 750m
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Albergo L’Antico Convitto

DAY 3
WALK THE VALLE DELLE FERRIERE

Begin the day with a short journey to the oldest village on the coast, Scala. Here join a trail that heads deep into
the Valle Delle Ferriere. Prior to the 18th century, the valley was a hive of industry, as ironworks and paper mills
used the abundance of waterfalls and streams to power their factories. With a loss of monopoly, the factories
closed and as such, lush, tropical vegetation reclaimed the valley. In this subtropical environment, follow a route lined with giant ferns, moss clad limestone and ancient flowers. The village of Pogerela marks the end of your exploration for today. Sitting above Amalfi, you can choose to return by bus or descend on foot.

Walk: 10.5km
Ascent: 380m
Descent: 755m
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Albergo L’Antico Convitto

 

DAY 4
Walk the Path of the Gods to Positano

Today, we provide a private transfer for you to Bomerano to start the walk. This little hill town sits at the base of the Monti Lattari mountains and is the official start of the spectacular ‘Path of the Gods’. With incredible views across the peninsula, the trail is punctuated with sections of vineyards, chestnut and fig tree forests. Just a little over halfway, you’ll reach the hamlet of Nocelle where you can see the pink buildings of Positano cascading down to the sea. Descending into Positano, pass by colourful artisan market stalls as you head to the beachfront cafes of Marina Grande.

Walk: 9.5km
Ascent: 430m
Descent: 1000m
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Casa Albertina

DAY 5
Capri Island Walks

Today you travel by local ferry to the Isle of Capri. Famed for being a celebrity hangout, beyond the lavish streets of Capri is an island of immense beauty. With a choice of routes, follow rugged trails to Monte Solaro (the highpoint of the island) or weave your way to the northeast corner where you can visit Villa Jovis built by the Roman Emperor, Tiberius in 27AD. Later, stroll back to the ostentatious centre, leaving time for an Aperol Spritz before catching the ferry onward to Sorrento and your luggage waiting for you at your accommodation.

Walks: 10km or 5km
Ascent: 500m or 280m
Descent: 500m or 280m
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Villa Angiolina Relais

 

DAY 6
Walk to the tip of Florentine Peninsula

We recommend two beautiful walks from the village of Termini, one of the least explored corners of this coast. Both are shorter “there-and-back” walks that start and end in Termini. Walk 1 takes you up the summit of Monte San Costanzo (468 m) with gorgeous views of the south and east coast of the Sorrento Peninsula if conditions are clear. Walk 2 follows the remains of an old Roman-built path down to the very tip of the peninsula at Punta Campanella where there are the ruins of an old watch tower. This magical spot features expansive vistas of the Bay of Naples, including the island of Capri and. If you have the energy, doing both walks is very worthwhile (total distance: approx. 10 km).

Walk: 10km
Ascent: 450m
Descent: 450m
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Villa Angiolina Relais

DAY 7
Leisure Day in Sorrento... maybe, train to Pompeii

A day of leisure and own arrangement of local activities. Enjoy the stunning scenery, amidst rich cultural heritage, with historical delights, and finish the day with a spectacular sunset (for which Sorrento is famed for). Or maybe, visit nearby historical ruins with a once active volcano. Conveniently, a direct train takes you from Sorrento to the well preserved Roman city of Pompeii. Following the eruption of nearby Vesuvius in 79AD, Pompeii was buried under a thick layer of lapilli (pumice stone ash). Undisturbed until the 18th century, over the last 250 years 44 hectares of the city have been carefully dug out. Spend the day strolling along Roman streets and experience life in the 1st century. Sit on the benches of amphitheatres and explore villas, cafes and workshops. Later in the afternoon, you can travel by local bus to the upper slopes of Vesuvius and ascend to the crater rim on foot (30mins) or return to Sorrento from Pompeii.

Walk: 5-8km
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Villa Angiolina Relais

DAY 8
Onward Travel

Travelling onwards from Sorrento is made simple by regular train service to Naples city centre, or a regular airport shuttle bus service. Or if you wish to stay in Sorrento further and relax let us know.

Meals Included: Breakfast

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights accommodation and 7 breakfasts
  • Private transfers and luggage transfers as described
  • Route Notes, Maps and GPX tracks
  • Boat trip and walks on Capri
  • Walk Europe’s famous Amalfi coastline to Sorrento
  • Visit the exquisite Villa Cimbrone in Ravello
  • Take a dip in the warm waters of the Mediterranean
  • Hike the ‘Path of the Gods’ from Bomerano to Positano
  • Discover the sophisticated coastal town of Positano
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

During this tour, you will spend each night in small family-run guesthouses and 3* hotels. Chosen for their location, facilities and history, each accommodation is used to welcoming walkers. Many of them will be family-run so your hosts are very knowledgeable about the Amalfi region and they will always be happy to chat with you about the history of the Amalfi region. Of course, you can always call us too should you need anything during your walk. As Amalfi is a very popular destination, we may have to book another similar accommodation of equal standard. We will discuss these options with you during the booking process.

You will be provided with 7 breakfasts. It is best to do your own thing in Amalfi for lunch and dinner. Lunches are available at various cafes or food stores daily. There are numerous places to get dinner each night, your hosts will give you a list of recommendations. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you.

  • NIGHT 1, 2 & 3

  • NIGHT 1,2 & 3

  • NIGHT 4

  • NIGHT 5, 6 & 7

Fitness Guide

FITNESS GUIDE

It’s well worth investing some time and effort preparing for your walking holiday. The graph shows the average daily distance, elevation and terrain difficulty for your hike. The dotted line indicates the average across all our walks, which will give you a feel for how challenging your walk is compared to all – and the recommended type, and amount, of preparation needed.  Of course, you can adapt this according to your existing fitness levels and lifestyle.

The graph and the information below can be used in conjunction with the fitness guide to help you prepare for your walking adventure. Across all walks, average daily distance is 16.8km, average daily elevation is 448m, average terrain difficulty is 5/10.

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DISTANCE - BELOW AVERAGE

Distance is not a major consideration in your training program. However, you should still incorporate some long walks as it will increase your cardiovascular fitness.

ELEVATION - BELOW AVERAGE

Elevation is not a major consideration in your overall training program. However, you should still incorporate some form of resistance training to increase your endurance.

FLAT TERRAIN

Whilst training for walking on flat, hard terrain focus on building endurance and ensuring you can maintain a comfortable pace.

Start with regular walks on sidewalks, roads, or paved paths to get used to the surface. Maintain a proper posture and engage your core muscles to support your back, keeping a steady gait. Ensure that you have comfortable, supportive footwear with adequate cushioning. If endurance is important, consider incorporating low-impact cross-training activities like swimming or cycling into your routine.

General Info

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

This walk is available from late April to the end of June and mid-August through to October.

Not available from 1st July – 22nd August.

From April into June days are warm and sunny (up to 30 degrees) with the flowers in full bloom. You may find that earlier in the season you can encounter a few rainy days, but generally, the piazza’s buzz with life and are perfect for enjoying an al fresco dinner. From late August into September the summer crowds have thinned and the intense summer heat has cooled. Being on the coast, it isn’t uncommon for Amalfi to experience thunderstorms during summer days, so you should always be prepared for changeable conditions.

THE WALKING

A moderate active lifestyle makes the walking enjoyable, an exercise regime of 2 to 3 times a week is needed. The daily routes you will follow are well defined. Many sections of the walk will have prolonged sections of stone staircases that you will ascend and descend. Many will have a handrail (though not always). You will also walk along forest trails and the Path of the Gods which in some parts is quite exposed. The Path of the Gods is a balcony cliff path walk, so if you suffer from severe vertigo this day of walking is not for you (you can use the ferry instead to travel between Amalfi Coast and Positano). You will be walking on forest trails and through the towns and villages of the Amalfi coast. It is commonplace in Italy that there are no separate footpaths (even in the towns) which means you will often be walking on the roads. Please always be mindful of all road users when doing so. For each of the walks, you will be provided with daily walk notes, a map and the GPX tracks if you require to use them for your own device.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

This walk starts in Amalfi and ends in Sorrento. The closest airport is the nearby airport of Naples.

Naples airport
Naples airport has bus connections through to Amalfi. If travelling between May and September you can pre-book a direct Pintour shuttle bus from Naples airport through to Amalfi (journey time is just over 2hrs). Alternatively, you can catch the Alibus from Naples airport to the Immacolatella (Porta Di Massa) and change for services to Amalfi (journey time around 3 hours). If you prefer, we can always organise a private transfer which is around a 1-hour journey.

By Train
From Napoli Centrale, change at Piazza Garibaldi for services to Via Nocera (40min journey). Here you can take a taxi (35min journey) to Amalfi.

Onward Travel From Sorrento
There are regular, direct airport shuttle services from Sorrento to Naples airport (Curreri Viaggi Services). The journey time is 1 hour. If you only wish to travel as far as Naples, you can take a direct train service from Sorrento train station through to Naples Porta Nolana train station.

For all train travel in Italy prices, timetables and ticket reservations can be made through The Trainline or Tren Italia.

Another useful generic planning tool for travel is Rome2Rio should you be travelling from, or to, other destinations.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    PER PERSON
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 2 Apr 2024 - 20 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2595

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $1295
  • 1 Apr 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2700

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $1345
  • 1 Apr 2026 - 31 Oct 2026
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2810

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $1400
Faqs

FAQS

Q: What happens if I don’t want to walk one of the days?

As some of the walks on this itinerary are loop walks you can explore the local towns or relax near the waterside or beachfront. On the days where you will be walking to the next town, it is not possible to travel with the luggage transfer service. The local bus and ferry services are an excellent way to reach your next destination. Your accommodation hosts will have up to date information and advice should you wish to travel to the next destination by local transport. There is plenty of information about options for the day in your daily walk notes and as always, you can call us at the office for any help during your walk should you need any assistance.

Q: Where would you suggest adding an extra night?

Positano The pink town of Positano is perfect for kicking back, relaxing. The town itself is worth exploring on foot. A glorious collection of terracotta buildings and artisan market stalls which all somehow cling onto the vertical rock Positano is built on. And of course, you can enjoy spotting the rich and famous moored just off shore in their luxury super yachts . Amalfi This historic town makes for an excellent base to further explore the nearby towns of Ravello, Maiori and Minori. You can always head down to the port and hangout in one of the many waterside restaurants.

Q: Can you extend our stay in Sorrento?

Of course, please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to extend your time in Sorrento.

Q: Can my children walk with me?

We can't book children under the age of 16 onto this trip. There also aren't any discounts that can be passed on for children.

Q: We’re travelling as friends, can we get a triple room?

Triple rooms are limited in availability. Some accommodations do not offer triple rooms but we can always provide a twin or double room with a single room.

Q: Can we reduce the days walked?

Easily! This tour has been created with flexibility in mind. You can easily remove any of the walks if you wish to reduce the duration of the tour.

Q: Can we extend the days walked?

On this tour we can add in an extra of walking in Amalfi if you wish.

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