Discover the highlights of Italy’s Amalfi coast on foot
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, we 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 till last with arguably the world’s best coastal walk: the ‘Walk of the Gods’. Away from the trails we partake in a favourite traditional pastime and sample incredible food and wine just like the Italians do.
The perfect combination of idyllic coastal views, heritage sites and picturesque towns make the Amalfi Coast our most popular destination for walking. We have been operating this trip for over 15 years, using the comfortable Hotel Due Torri run by the friendly Acampora family who offer genuine Italian hospitality and ensure everyone has a wonderful stay.
7 nights family-run hotel with small outdoor swimming pool and en suite facilities
4 days centre-based guided walking; 1 sightseeing day with additional optional walk and 1 free day
Group normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs.
Altitude maximum 1109m, average 600m
All transport by private minibus and boat
Not suitable for severe vertigo sufferers
Moderate walks, leisurely pace; good level of fitness recommended
Order of activities and walks subject to change depending on number of groups booked each week
All breakfasts, 4 packed lunches and 6 dinners
All transport and listed activities
Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Transfers for group flights
What’s not included
Single accommodation (available on request)
Visas or vaccinations
Local city tax
Is This Trip for You?
Activity Level: 2 (Leisurely/Moderate) 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 and 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 most days, there are considerable sections of steps (over 1500), 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 good level of fitness. Summer temperatures can make some of the walks more strenuous. If you are concerned about the difficulty of the walks we recommend calling us to discuss the trip in more detail.
Please note that due to high demand for this tour, on some weeks we may lay on a second group departure, which will follow an alternative itinerary. This includes the same excursions but taken in a different order, usually reverse.
Adult min age:16
Min group size:4
Max group size:16
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