Looking for an active holiday along the stunning Amalfi coast? One of our preffered operators offers an amazing walking experience! You will be walking at a leisurely/moderate pace, for an enjoyable 42km of walking within this 8 day journey.
Your chance to
•Enjoy world-famous coastal walks
•Explore 2000 year-old history in Pompeii and Vesuvius
•Visit charming Positano, Amalfi and Ravello
At a glance
•7 nights family-run hotel with small outdoor swimming pool and en suite facilities
•4 days centre-based guided walking
•All transport by private minibus
•Low altitude throughout, not suitable for severe vertigo sufferers
•Moderate walks, leisurely pace; good level of fitness recommended
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
•All breakfasts, 4 packed lunches, and 6 dinners
•All transportation and listed activities
•Tour leader throughout
•Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
You are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous experience is preferable for activity based trips.
Walk the stunning Amalfi coast and explore the fascinating ruins of Pompeii
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most dramatic coastlines in Europe. Mountains jut steeply out of the Mediterranean and picturesque towns nestled in the coves below. Walking the ancient hillsides studded with lemon groves and framed by deep gorges, you'll descend from the Agerola Plain to the quaint towns of Positano, Ravello and of course Amalfi itself. No visit to the Bay of Naples would be complete without a trip to see the remains of Pompeii under the imposing volcanic cone of Mount Vesuvius.
The best is saved until the end with arguably the world's best coastal walk: the 'Walk of the Gods'. Away from the trails you will partake in the favourite traditional pastime and sample incredible food and wine just like the Italians do.
The perfect combination of idyllic coastal views, heritage sights and picturesque towns make the Amalfi Coast a popular destination for walking.
Daily distance in km/miles:
Day 2: 11.0km/6.8miles
Day 3: 10.0km/6.2miles
Day 5: 9.0km/5.6miles
Day 7: 12.0km/7.5miles
Number of days walking: 4
Pace: Leisurely: 3-4km/2-3miles an hour
Terrain: Low altitude; uneven paths and lots of steps
Day 1 Start Bomerano
Day 2 An impressive walk to top of Monte Tre Calli for great wide-open views of the coastline.
Day 3 Follow mule tracks and steps down to Amalfi; free afternoon to explore the famous cathedral.
Day 4 Drive to Bay of Naples; visit fascinating ruins of Pompeii and take a walk up Mt Vesuvius.
Day 5 Guided walk through Valle delle Ferriere N.P. to Ravello
Day 6 Free day to relax or take a boat to Capri, visit Naples or Herculaneum (all optional).
Day 7 Walk of the Gods' with superb panoramic views all the way to Positano; return by boat to Amalfi; try some locally-made Mozzarella cheese.
Day 8 End Bomerano
Hotel Due Torri
You will spend 7 nights in the family run Hotel Due Torri, a beautiful boutique hotel in Bomerano, a small village in Agerola. All rooms have en suite facilities and there is a newly built small outdoor swimming pool. The village is very quiet and provides a relaxing retreat from the busier towns by the sea. Wifi is available at the hotel.
Vaccinations and Visa No visa required for British passport holders. Please note in Italy it is compulsory to carry ID with you at all times.
4 days centre-based walking with low altitude throughout.
The Amalfi Coast is home to some of the best-loved walks in Europe; the varied scenery and temperate climate make this a heaven for hikers and ramblers. The pace of the walks allows time to rest and enjoy the views, however, the terrain encountered on some of the paths is similar what you may find on a moderate walking trip.
The terrain and type of path will vary from man-made paved tracks, tarmac to forest trails. Whilst most walks are manageable for those with a good level of fitness, the walks involve some steep climbs and descents on slightly loose terrain and some have sections on narrow pathways alongside some sheer drops (not recommended for severe vertigo sufferers).
Optional walks on Mount Vesuvius are on rocky cinder/gravel trails and likely to be loose underfoot, with steep sections and quite large drops in places. On a couple of days, there are considerable sections of steps, which make the walks unsuitable for those with knees problems.
Walks usually take between 4 and 6 hours including lunch stops (depending on the pace of your group) and require a moderate level of fitness.
Summer temperatures can make some of the walks more strenuous.
Eating & drinking
All breakfasts, 4 packed lunches and 6 dinners are included.
Breakfast: Continental style with a choice of cereal, bread, pastries, yoghurt, orange juice and milk with an array of teas/coffee.
Lunch: Usually a sandwich filled with a choice of cold meats, tuna or locally made cheeses.
Dinner: All evening meals are taken in the hotel, where the standard is excellent, and are typically Italian. Meals usually consist of four courses, commencing with antipasti, followed by soup and/or pasta, a main meat dish with salad or vegetables and dessert. Vegetarian choices are always available. On certain evenings, there is the opportunity to learn how to make the famous Neapolitan pizza. Drinks are not included.
Interested in this active holiday along the stunning Amalfi coast? Contact one of our travel specialists at 604-736-7447 or click the 'contact us' on the right side of your screen!