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Amalfi coast and Capri walking

Amalfi coast and Capri walking

Walking Italy's most famous coastal path

  • The enchanting Amalfi Coast with its amazing villages of Amalfi and Positano 
  • The magnificent Gulf of Naples and the volcanic Mt. Vesuvius towering the horizon
  • Capri Island with breath-taking views of the emerald blue Mediterranean Sea
  • Fabulous coves for swimming 
  • Mouthwatering local food and the famous Limoncello liquor produced in Amalfi 
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The walks are along well marked footpaths and mule tracks. It can be tiring walking along the stone steps of diverse sizes. On some days you take the local bus to get to and from the walks. 

Start: Sorrento   Finish: Amalfi

Day 1: Arrive in Sorrento
Day 2: Capri day trip with selection of walks (5.3 km, 6.5 km, 6 km)
Day 3: Walk from Sorrento to Marina del Cantone via Termini (10 km)
Day 4: Punta Campanella loop via Termini (11 km)
Day 5: Walk Sant’Agata to Colli San Pietroand and local bus to Amalfi (9.5 km)
Day 6: Sentiero degli Dei (12.6 km)
Day 7: A selection of round walk in Amalfi: (6 km, 12.8 km)
Day 8: Arrivederci Amalfi!

Day 1:    Arrive in Sorrento

 Arrive in Sorrento with public transports. 

As soon as you get settled in your accommodation, step outside and breathe in the incredibly fresh, crisp air of the Mediterranean Sea. In the afternoon you can visit the historic centre, and in the evening, let all your senses be delighted as you prepare for your phenomenal walking adventure ahead. 

 

Day 2:    Capri day trip with selection of walks (5.3 km, 6.5 km, 6 km)

Take the ferry from the port of Sorrento to Capri Island, the pearl of the Bay of Naples. Here 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. 

 

Walk A: Roman Villa Jovis (Tiberio) walk (5,3 km):

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, and take in great views of the western side of the island and the Gulf of Naples.

 

Walk B: From Anacapri to Punta Carena (6,5 km):

A really spectacular walk with really great views of the Faraglioni, Capri, the Gulf of Naples and the imposing cliffs between Monte Solaro and Punta Carena

The recommended starting point, Piazza Vittoria in Anacapri, is where most tourists arrive by public transport. From Anacapri a 2 kilometer climb brings you to the top of Monte Solaro. You can also take the cable car from WP2 to WP9. 

Alternatively from WP8 you can make a 400m detour to reach WP40 from where you can enjoy exceptional views. Following the panoramic cliff edge a gentle descent brings you to Punta Carena. The trail runs a few meters from the cliff edge - but it may pose a problem for those suffering vertigo.

It is also possible to start the walk in Capri; from here the walk is quite steep – there is a section where you need to scramble using your hands. This route gives you spectacular views of Capri and the eastern part of the island.

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

 

Walk C: Extension to Blue Grotto from Punta Carena (6 km): 

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. 

 Challenge: 1.5/2 hours, 5/6.5/6 km, 240/280/275m ascent, 240/560280m descet

 

Day 3:    Walk from Sorrento to Marina del Cantone via Termini (10 km)

A private transfer takes you from Sorrento to Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi from where you walk to the wonderful beach at Marina del Cantone.  The day’s itinerary offers spectacular views of the Island of Capri, the Amalfi Coast, the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. 

If you would like to walk more (about 5 km), you can walk all the way from Sorrento to Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi.  This walk starts with a long staircase then winds its way through lemon groves on narrow country lanes.  

The Baia di Jeranto has been closed due to last year fire on Monte San Costanzo.

 

OPTION 1 – WALK FROM TERMINI TO MARINA DEL CANTONE:

You are transferred from Sorrento to Termini, then you walk to Marina del Cantone via Punta Campanelle.

 

OPTION 2 – WALK FROM SANT’AGATA TO MARINA DEL CANTONE:

If you want to make the walk longer, you can ask the driver to drop you off in Sant’Agata and walk to Marina del Cantone via Termini and Punta Campanelle.

 

OPTION 3 – WALK FROM SORRENTO TO MARINA DEL CANTONE:

You can walk all the way from Sorrento to Marina del Cantone without the transfer. In this case inform the driver.

Challenge: 5 hours, 10 km and additional 5 km, 507m ascent, 875m descent

 

Day 4:    Punta Campanella loop via Termini (11 km)

The day's walk takes you to the lovely Punta Campanella offering great views on the Island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast. The walk is quite short, offering you free time to go for a dip in the blue Mediterranean Sea. Today you can choose to take a bus from Marina del Cantone to Termini and start the walk from there, or to walk the whole way from Marina del Cantone to Punta Campanella. In this case, you can also choose to avoid the first steep section by taking a bus to Nerano. 

Challenge: 4 hours, 11 km and additional 3 km, 420m ascent, 700m descent

 

Day 5:    Walk Sant’Agata to Colli San Pietroand and local bus to Amalfi (9.5 km)

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 wild flowers and Mediterranean scrub. 

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

 Challenge: 2.5 hours, 9.5 km, 329m ascent, 416m descent

 

Day 6:    Sentiero degli Dei (12.6 km)

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

Challenge: 3.5 - 4 hours, 12.6 km, 70m ascent, 711m descent

 

Day 7:    A selection of round walk in Amalfi: (6 km, 12.8 km)

 Today you can choose from two walks though the Valle delle Ferriere. 

A short easy circular walk gives you plenty of time in the afternoon to explore Amalfi or take the local bus up to Ravello, which is worthwhile visiting. The longer walk will satisfy even the most demanding walker with its spectacular views of the Bay of Salerno and the high cliffs of the Amalfi coast. 

WALK A- Short loop circular walk (6 km)

An easy walk that takes you from Amalfi to Pontone through the Grevone Valley on a gradually ascending path through the gorge.  Along the way you will encounter the remains of the iron quarries (ferriere) and the ancient water powered mills (mulini) which once produced Amalfi's famous paper. From WP10 and Pontone you have a nice panoramic view on the Valle delle Ferriere and Amalfi.

WALK B- Longer circular walk (12,8 km)

You can start in Amalfi but if you want to avoid a 1.5 km steep climb, take a public bus from Amalfi to Pontone and start walking from there. The itinerary offers great views of the gorge and of Amalfi, especially after Pontone. In general, the climbs and descents are gradual. You can also shorten the walk and avoid the last descent to Amalfi by taking the public bus in Pogerola 

 Challenge: 2/4 hours, 6/12 km and additionally 1.5 km possible, 452m ascent, 650m descent

 

Day 8:    Arrivederci Amalfi!

 The trip and our services end after breakfast. You can depart Amalfi by local bus to reach Naples airport

 

accommodation

All hotels of this trip are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.
You can find the standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra overnight:
You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way.

Hotel del Corso - Sorrento - Italy
Hotel del Corso (Sorrento)

Situated in an eighteenth century palace near the central square of the city, this comfortable 3* hotel is a 7-minute walk from Sorrento Train Station and an 8-minute walk from the Correale Museum. The comfortable rooms, some with balconies, are equipped with flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and sun loungers.

A continental buffet breakfast, included, is served in the garden terrace. The property also includes bar and sun terrace with sea views.

www.hoteldelcorso.com

 

Hotel La Certosa (Massa Lubrense)
Hotel La Certosa (Massa Lubrense)

This is Hotel La Certosa, a small and romantic hotel in Marina del Cantone, a suggestive district of Lubrense.

www.hotelcertosa.com

Hotel Fontana (Amalfi)
Hotel Fontana (Amalfi)

Hotel Fontana is situated in the centre of Amalfi, just behind the famous fountain dedicated to the patron saint. Hosted in an elegant 18th century building, the hotel has spacious, comfortable rooms, all tastefully decorated and bright with high ceilings and wonderful views of Amalfi.

www.hotelfontanaamalfi.it

practical info

You can start on any day of the week, subject ot availability, between March and November.

The nearest airport is Napoli Capodichino (NAP).

Arrive in Sorrento

There is a direct bus from Naples airport to Sorrento. Check times on www.curreriviaggi.it

From Naples central station (about 20 minutes from the airport), you can also take the Circumvesuviana train that goes to Sorrento.

Departure from Amalfi

On departure, from Amalfi take a local bus to Sorrento and then catch either the train or the the Curreri Viaggi Bus to Naples airport.

You can also take a bus from Amalfi to Salerno, a train from Salerno to Naples central station, and then a bus to the airport.

For further information please see: www.sorrentoinfo.com/how-to-get-to-sorrento/.

GPS tracks are available on request.

included

Included

  • 7 Nights accommodation in 3* hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • DAY 3: Private transfer from Sorrento to Termini and luggage to Marina del Cantone
  • DAY 5: Private transfer from Marina del Cantone to Sant'Agata and luggage to Amalfi
  • Detailed information pack, route notes and maps with tracks on
  • 24/7 telephone support 

Not included

  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Travel to Sorrrento and from Amalfi
  • Boats or buses wherever necessary
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • City taxes

Optional services

  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Additional night/s can be booked at any of the standard accommodations along the way
  • Transfer from the airport to Sorrento
  • Transfer from Amalfi to the airport
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