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Homepage > Italy > Walking along Amalfi Coast & Capri
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Daily 1st April – 30th November
  • Location: Oliena
Tour Details

Welcome to our walking the Amalfi coast self-guided walking tours in Italy. This fabulous walking tour is available as a 7-night self-guided hiking tour which we have graded as level 2. The Amalfi coast is full of history and is ideal for walking most months of the year due to its fabulous climate. History has it that the Romans and Greeks were there before the growing of the Baroque Palaces and Churches of Spacca Napoli. The biggest artists were all attracted by the charms of Naples since the early ages right through to the Romantic period.

From the old Néa Polis, founded by Greeks, to the highest glory of the Baroque Age, the city and its environs fascinated every traveller, who loved its artistic treasures as well as its lovely climate and the beauty of nature around. Romans were not wrong when they choose Hercolanum and Baia as their privileged holiday resorts.

The Amalfi coast is a short distance from Naples, is the location of this wonderful hiking vacation. This coastline is one of the most beautiful in Italy. Not only will you explore the stunning towns and villages here but you shall also visit the jet set Island of Capri.

Starting Location

Sorrento

Price Includes

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast
  • 3 star hotels
  • Information Pack
  • Smart Phone App and GPS files
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfers on day 3 and day 5

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Single Rooms
  • Flights
  • Public Transport
  • Entrance to Attractions
  • Travel Insurance
  • City Tax
Trip Info

Difficulty

Level 2: These walks are not that long but can be moderate due to the number of steps. They are generally on well-marked paths or mule tracks.

Accommodation

3-star hotels.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Sorrento

During the course of the day arrive to Sorrento. From Naples airport you can take a bus or private transfer or from central Naples the train. As soon as you get settled in your accommodation, step outside and breathe in the incredibly fresh, crisp air of the Mediterranean Sea. Why not visit the historic centre, and in the evening, immerse yourself in the atmosphere as you have your first Italian dinner.

Day 2Capri day trip with selection of walks.  3.3-4 miles, 5.3-6.5km, 278/559 up/down, 1.5-2 hours walking time.

This morning you take the ferry from the port of Sorrento to Capri Island, the pearl of the Bay of Naples. Once you arrive you have a choice of two walks, a short easy walk to visit Emperor Tiber’s villa or a longer coastal walk from the hill town of Anacapri down to the west coast, with the option of an additional easy panoramic coastal walk to the Blue Grotto. On the island you can use the public bus or cable car to travel around. In the late afternoon return to Sorrento by ferry.

Roman Villa Jovis (Tiberio) walk A:

This is an easy walk that goes from the town of Capri to the Roman Villa Jovis from where Emperor Tiberio is said to have thrown his rivals and unwanted guests off the cliff. Walk along paved and cobbled lanes lined with luxurious gardens, take in great views of the western side of the island and the Gulf of Naples.

From Anacapri to Punta Carena and extension to Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) Walk B:

This is a really spectacular walk with wonderful views of the Faraglioni, Capri, the Gulf of Naples as well as the imposing cliffs between Monte Solaro and Punta Carena.

Once in Punta Carena you can return by bus to Anacapri where you change bus to reach Capri or Marina Grande. You can continue walking to the Blue Grotto.

Extension to Blue Grotto from Punta Carena Walk C:

This is one of the most picturesque trails on the island. The path gently contours the coast offering spectacular sea views from the cliffs and 19th century military forts. From the end of the walk take the local bus to Piazza della Pace, Anacapri.

Day 3Walk from Termini to Marina del Cantone via Punta Campanelle 6.4-13.9 miles, 10.3-22.3km, 846/875 up/down, 3-7 hours walking time.

After breakfast, a private transfer will take you from Sorrento to Sant’Agata, from where you can walk to the wonderful beach at Marina del Cantone via Punta Campanelle. The day’s itinerary offers to offer spectacular views on the Capri Island, the Amalfi Coast, the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvius. There are 3 optional walks today to choose from.

Day 4Baia di Jeranto loop walk 5.3 miles 8.5km, 549m up/down, 3 hours walking time.

The day’s walk takes you to the lovely Bay of Jeranto offering great views on the Island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast and ample time to go for a dip in the Mediterranean blue sea if you should, wish too.

Day 5Walk from Sant’Agata to Colli San Pietro and local bus to Amalfi. 5.9 miles 9.5km, 329/416m up/down, 2.5 hours walking time.

After breakfast, a private transfer will lead you to Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi from where you walk to Colli San Pietro, located slightly inland and high above the coastline. Today’s picturesque walk is along old country lanes and footpaths through terraced fields, olive and lemon groves that open out onto the Mediterranean. Here you can clearly smell the many wildflowers and Mediterranean scrub.

In the afternoon take a local bus to Amalfi where you will be staying for 3 nights.

Day 6 Sentiero degli Dei 7.9 miles 12.6km, 70/711m up/down, 3.5-4 hours.

This is the most famous of all the walks on the Amalfi coast along the Sentiero degli Dei, known as the Path of the Gods. You shall see immense coastal panoramas and a high cliff coastline will accompany you from Bomerano, (that you reach with the local bus from Amalfi). Here you see all of the colourful villages of Positano perched on the side of the mountain. From Positano take a local bus back to Amalfi.

Day 7Via delle Ferriere loop walk. 3.8-8 miles, 6-12.8km, 452/650 up/down, 2-4 hours walking time.

Today you can choose from 2 walks through the Valle delle Ferriere.

WALK A: Amalfi–Pontone-Amalfi through the Valle delle Ferriere. A short easy loop gives you plenty of time in the afternoon to explore Amalfi or take the local bus up to Ravello.

WALK B: Pontone-Pogerola-Amalfi above the Valle delle Ferriere. The longer loop will satisfy the demanding walker with its spectacular views of the bay of Salerno and the high cliffs of the Amalfi coast

Day 8Departure

Depart after breakfast.

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How to get there

By air to Naples or Rome airport. From Naples airport by bus or private transfer to Sorrento. From Rome airport, train to Naples followed by a train to Sorrento.

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