• Walking the Amalfi Coast – Small Group Travel

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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.

    Highlights

    • Walk the heady ‘Path of the Gods’ to Positano
    • Stroll through Amalfi’s cobbled streets
    • Discover 2000 year-old history in Pompeii
    • Feel at home at our family-run hotel with pool

    What’s included:

    • All breakfasts, 4 packed lunches and 6 dinners
    • 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
    • All transport by private minibus and boat
    • Transfers for group flights

    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              

    Key information

    • 8 am departure from hotel as a group
    • Group normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs.
    • Altitude maximum 1109m, average 600m
    • 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

    Note: 2019 rates still available.

    2020 dates/rates:
    February – March 7 – $1,479 per person / Single – no additional

    Mach 7 -28 dates of travel $1,549 per person / Single +$388

    March 28 – April 4 – $1,649 per person / Single +  $388

    April 4 – July 25 – $1,749 per person/ Single +$388

    July 25 – September 5 – $1,799 per person / Single + $388

    September 5 – November 7 – $1,749 per person/ Single + $388

    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

    Tour Code: XS

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