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.
Walking the Amalfi Coast – Small Group Travel
Level: 2 (moderate)
Activity: Walking & Trekking
Group size: 4–16 / Min age: 16
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 favorite traditional pastime and sample incredible food and wine just like the Italians do.
Itinerary: Start Agerola. Meals included: dinner
DAY 2 – An impressive walk to top of Monte Tre Calli for great wide open views of the coastline.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
DAY 3 – Follow mule tracks and steps down to Amalfi; free afternoon to explore the famous cathedral or the Paper Mill Museum. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
DAY 4 – Drive to Bay of Naples; visit fascinating ruins of Pompeii and take an optional walk up the vast crater of Mt Vesuvius. Meals included: breakfast/ dinner
DAY 5 – Walk from Ravello to Amalfi through the forests of the Valle delle Ferriere natural reserve. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
DAY 6 – Free day to relax or take a boat to Capri, visit Naples or Herculaneum (all optional). Meals included: breakfast
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. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
DAY 8 – End Agerola. Meals included: breakfast
Note: 2019 rates still available.
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.
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