This walk is available from early 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.
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 rocky trails, forest paths and the balcony trail ‘Path of the Gods’ which in some parts has a feeling of exposure. 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 and Amalfi and Positano instead). 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.
OTHER WALKING INFO AND DETAILS ABOUT THE TRIP
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 always 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.
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 offshore in their luxury super yachts. If you want to visit Pompeii on this trip you can always add another night in Positano and take the bus to Sorrento train station (30mins) and change for a direct train to Pompeii train station (30mins).
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.
Can you extend our stay in Positano? Of course, please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to extend your time in Positano.”
Can my children walk with me? This trip cannot be booked for under 16’s. We aren’t able to offer discounted rates for children.
Is this tour OK for solo walkers? Yes this tour is suitable for solo walkers. It is likely you’ll bump into other walkers along the trails and in many of the places you will stay. You will also pass through villages and towns should you need any assistance. Generally, there is always good network coverage for mobile phones, should you worry about walking alone.
We’re travelling as friends, can we get a triple room? Triple rooms are in limited availability. Some accommodations do not offer triple rooms but we can always provide a twin or double room with a single room.
Can we reduce the days walked? 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.
Can we extend the days walked? On this tour we add in an extra of walking in Amalfi if you wish.”
HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY
This walk starts in Amalfi and ends in Praino. The closest airport is the nearby airport of Naples.
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.
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 Praino
The easiest way to return to Naples is via taxi to Castellammare di Stabia train station, where you can catch a direct service to Naples. Alternatively, there is the option to travel by ferry via Capri to Naples harbour or there is a bus service direct to Sorrento train station where you hop on services for 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.
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.