OVERVIEW

Renowned for its coastal glamour and timeless beauty, discover the Amalfi coast staying in stylish hotels. A region of breath-taking landscape, towering cliffs rise from azure blue waters and a network of ancient stone staircases and forest trails make for fabulous day walks to the elegant cliffside towns of Ravello and Positano.

Starting at Amalfi, its magnificent 13th century cathedral of St Andrew is a reflection of the town’s former size and importance. From here, walk to the sophisticated town of Ravello. Perched on a hillside, Ravello is known for its spectacular views across the Sorrentine peninsula and for centuries writers, composers and artists have flocked to the town for inspiration. Spend a day exploring the rich nature reserve of Valle delle Ferriere and walk Europe’s most spectacular balcony path ‘The Walks of the Gods’ to the pink town of Positano. Staying in the nearby village of Praiano, escape the crowds and experience authentic Italian hospitality serving rustic seafood dishes and classic Amalfi wines.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Experience the Amalfi coast in style, staying in 4-star hotels
  • Walk to the elegant town of Ravello and visit Villa Cimbrone
  • Authentic Italian hospitality and rustic pasta dishes
  • Stay in the sleepy coastal village of Praiano
  • Explore the terracotta buildings and artisan market stalls of Positano
  • Dine in Amalfi’s atmospheric Piazza del Duomo
  • Ferry hop to the idyllic island of Capri and discover its rich Roman history
  • Complete the ‘Walk of the Gods’ from Agerola to Positano

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 2495

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 1160

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

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ITINERARY

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

DAY 1
Arrive Amalfi

The town of Amalfi can be reached via a ferry from Salerno or a 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: Hotel Marina Riviera
Hotel Marina Riveria has become one of the iconic hotels of Amalfi. Opening its doors in the late 1800’s, this 4* hotel is only a few metres from the sea. Breakfast is served on the sun terrace and later in the afternoon you can take advantage of the pool. Air-conditioned, sea-view rooms are simple yet elegant and have been completed with local handmade ceramics from Vietri sul Mare.

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: Hotel Marina Riviera

DAY 3
Walk the Valle Delle Ferriere

Begin the day with a short bus journey to the oldest village on the coast, Scala. Here join a trail which 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: Hotel Marina Riviera

DAY 4
Walk the Paths of the Gods to Positano

One of Europe’s best balcony walks, the ‘Walks of the Gods’ starts from the village of Bomerano and ends at the sublime town of Positano. After a short transfer, head out onto trail 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. Later, head to your hotel in the nearby coastal village of Praiano.

Walk: 9.5km
Ascent: 430m
Descent: 1000m
Meals Included: Breakfast & Walkers Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Margherita
The 4* hotel is run by husband and wife, Suela and Andrea. On arrival, spend the afternoon relaxing on the panoramic terrace, take a dip in the pool or kick back with a sundowner overlooking this exceptional coastline. Its restaurant, M’ama! had humble beginnings stemming from a simple beach bar in Positano. Today the restaurant uses local ingredients and supports local farmers whilst the cellar is stocked with locally produced wines.

DAY 5
Capri Island Walks / Visit Positano

Today you have the option to relax and soak up the sophisticated atmosphere of Positano or 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 north east 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 back to Positano.

Walks: 10km or 5km
Ascent: 500m or 280m
Descent: 500m or 280m
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Margherita

DAY 6
Onward Travel

After breakfast, you may have time to relax on the sun terrace of your hotel or head into Positano for one last stroll.

Meals Included: Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights accommodation in 4* hotels
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Luggage transfers as described
  • Route Notes, Maps and GPX tracks
  • Flexible itinerary to add or remove days
  • Optional visit to Capri Island
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Walk to the elegant town of Ravello and visit Villa Cimbrone
  • Authentic Italian hospitality
  • Stay in the sleepy coastal village of Praiano
  • Explore the terracotta buildings and artisan market stalls of Positano
  • Complete the ‘Walk of the Gods’ from Agerola to Positano

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

During this tour you will spend 5 nights in 4* 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 5 breakfasts and 1 lunch. 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.

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 rocky trails, forest paths and the balcony trail ‘Walk of the Gods’ which in some parts has a feeling of exposure. The Walk of the Gods is a balcony cliff path walk, so if you suffer with 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 for your own device.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

This walk starts in Amalfi and ends in Positano. 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 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 Positano
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.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas, as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 4 Apr 2020 - 30 Jun 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2495

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $1160

    Not available from 1st July – 22nd August

  • 22 Aug 2020 - 20 Oct 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2495

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $1160

    Not available from 1st July – 22nd August

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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 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.

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 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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

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 add in an extra of walking in Amalfi if you wish.

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Overview

OVERVIEW

Renowned for its coastal glamour and timeless beauty, discover the Amalfi coast staying in stylish hotels. A region of breath-taking landscape, towering cliffs rise from azure blue waters and a network of ancient stone staircases and forest trails make for fabulous day walks to the elegant cliffside towns of Ravello and Positano.

Starting at Amalfi, its magnificent 13th century cathedral of St Andrew is a reflection of the town’s former size and importance. From here, walk to the sophisticated town of Ravello. Perched on a hillside, Ravello is known for its spectacular views across the Sorrentine peninsula and for centuries writers, composers and artists have flocked to the town for inspiration. Spend a day exploring the rich nature reserve of Valle delle Ferriere and walk Europe’s most spectacular balcony path ‘The Walks of the Gods’ to the pink town of Positano. Staying in the nearby village of Praiano, escape the crowds and experience authentic Italian hospitality serving rustic seafood dishes and classic Amalfi wines.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Experience the Amalfi coast in style, staying in 4-star hotels
  • Walk to the elegant town of Ravello and visit Villa Cimbrone
  • Authentic Italian hospitality and rustic pasta dishes
  • Stay in the sleepy coastal village of Praiano
  • Explore the terracotta buildings and artisan market stalls of Positano
  • Dine in Amalfi’s atmospheric Piazza del Duomo
  • Ferry hop to the idyllic island of Capri and discover its rich Roman history
  • Complete the ‘Walk of the Gods’ from Agerola to Positano

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 2495

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 1160

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 1
Arrive Amalfi

The town of Amalfi can be reached via a ferry from Salerno or a 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: Hotel Marina Riviera
Hotel Marina Riveria has become one of the iconic hotels of Amalfi. Opening its doors in the late 1800’s, this 4* hotel is only a few metres from the sea. Breakfast is served on the sun terrace and later in the afternoon you can take advantage of the pool. Air-conditioned, sea-view rooms are simple yet elegant and have been completed with local handmade ceramics from Vietri sul Mare.

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: Hotel Marina Riviera

DAY 3
Walk the Valle Delle Ferriere

Begin the day with a short bus journey to the oldest village on the coast, Scala. Here join a trail which 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: Hotel Marina Riviera

DAY 4
Walk the Paths of the Gods to Positano

One of Europe’s best balcony walks, the ‘Walks of the Gods’ starts from the village of Bomerano and ends at the sublime town of Positano. After a short transfer, head out onto trail 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. Later, head to your hotel in the nearby coastal village of Praiano.

Walk: 9.5km
Ascent: 430m
Descent: 1000m
Meals Included: Breakfast & Walkers Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Margherita
The 4* hotel is run by husband and wife, Suela and Andrea. On arrival, spend the afternoon relaxing on the panoramic terrace, take a dip in the pool or kick back with a sundowner overlooking this exceptional coastline. Its restaurant, M’ama! had humble beginnings stemming from a simple beach bar in Positano. Today the restaurant uses local ingredients and supports local farmers whilst the cellar is stocked with locally produced wines.

DAY 5
Capri Island Walks / Visit Positano

Today you have the option to relax and soak up the sophisticated atmosphere of Positano or 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 north east 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 back to Positano.

Walks: 10km or 5km
Ascent: 500m or 280m
Descent: 500m or 280m
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Margherita

DAY 6
Onward Travel

After breakfast, you may have time to relax on the sun terrace of your hotel or head into Positano for one last stroll.

Meals Included: Breakfast

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights accommodation in 4* hotels
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Luggage transfers as described
  • Route Notes, Maps and GPX tracks
  • Flexible itinerary to add or remove days
  • Optional visit to Capri Island
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Walk to the elegant town of Ravello and visit Villa Cimbrone
  • Authentic Italian hospitality
  • Stay in the sleepy coastal village of Praiano
  • Explore the terracotta buildings and artisan market stalls of Positano
  • Complete the ‘Walk of the Gods’ from Agerola to Positano
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

During this tour you will spend 5 nights in 4* 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 5 breakfasts and 1 lunch. 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.

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 rocky trails, forest paths and the balcony trail ‘Walk of the Gods’ which in some parts has a feeling of exposure. The Walk of the Gods is a balcony cliff path walk, so if you suffer with 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 for your own device.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

This walk starts in Amalfi and ends in Positano. 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 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 Positano
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.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas, as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.

Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 4 Apr 2020 - 30 Jun 2020
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2495

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $1160
  • 22 Aug 2020 - 20 Oct 2020
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2495

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $1160
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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 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.

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 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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

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 add in an extra of walking in Amalfi if you wish.

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