Walking the Amalfi Coast

Land Tour

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 highlight of this Amalfi Coast guided walking holiday 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.Why travel with us? 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 ensures everyone has a wonderful stay.
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Start Location
Agerola, Italy
End Location
Agerola, Italy
Age Range
Avg. 45+
Group Size
4 to 16
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No specific theme
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Days 1 : Start Agerola.
Those on group flights fly to Naples, where they will be met by their tour leader on arrival. A transfer of approximately 1 hour 20 minutes takes us to the Hotel Due Torri, our base for the week in the village of Bomerano, on the Agerola plains above the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a warm welcome from our local hosts, the Acampora family, before settling in. Land only clients can arrive at any time, although we do recommend to join the group at the airport as public transport options to the hotel are limited.
Days 2 : An impressive walk to top of Monte Tre Calli for great wide open views of the coastline.
From the hotel, it's a short stroll to the village square (or in the case of Bomerano, a triangle) and the start of today’s walk. The circular route provides a good chance to stretch the legs; following a mixture of paths and tracks we ascend to the top of Monte Tre Calli to be rewarded with spectacular wide-open views of the jagged coastline and seemingly endless blue sea. The Agerola Plain and the village of Bomerano are laid out below us and on a clear day, we can see as far as the famous island of Capri, a haven and idyllic hideaway for many celebrated artists and writers over the past 200 years. After admiring the majestic scenery descend to Bomerano and enjoy some rest time before a hearty dinner.
Days 3 : Follow mule tracks and steps down to Amalfi; free afternoon to explore the famous cathedral or the Paper Mill Museum.
Start walking towards Amalfi, a town popular with the British since Edwardian times when the upper classes favoured it as a pleasant place to spend their winters. The route has a downhill bias, following the path from Bomerano at 700m to the shores of the Mediterranean, accompanied by wonderful coastal views. There are sections of steps today (approx. 2000 in total), but there are also plenty of opportunities to rest and go at your own pace. On arrival, you will see the large Duomo (Cathedral) dominating the town with its brightly-coloured tiled cupola (dome), which along with the baroque facade and interior, is a typical example of regional architecture. Take some time to explore the town, swim in the small bay, or enjoy a well-earned gelato before taking the transfer back to Bomerano.
Days 4 : Drive to the Bay of Naples; visit the fascinating ruins of Pompeii and take an optional walk up the vast crater of Mt Vesuvius.
Transfer to the Bay of Naples, the area spanning between the region’s capital city, Naples, and the town famed for its lemon groves, Sorrento. Situated on the lower foothills of the volcano dominating the Gulf, Pompeii was a thriving port town until Vesuvius’ catastrophic eruption spanning two days in 79AD during which the city was buried in ash and pumice. Lost for 1700 years, Pompeii is now a UNESCO World Heritage site as the perfectly preserved remains give us an amazing insight into life in a Roman city, complete with bathhouses, bakeries, and homes – some of which still have walls adorned with detailed frescs. You may take some time to explore the site this morning, perhaps opting for a detailed tour accompanied by a local guide. After lunch, travel by bus high up onto the slopes of Vesuvius to view the volcanic crater. Depending on weather conditions, it may be possible to take one of the many extended walks around the caldera and beyond, led by an expert volcanologist (optional).
Days 5 : Walk from Ravello to Amalfi through the forests of the Valle delle Ferriere natural reserve.
Today's walk starts in Ravello, a town much favoured by the Bloomsbury set and other artists and intellectuals due to its secluded location and inspirational scenery. Before setting off for the walk we have some free time to explore the town and visit Villa Cimbrone or Villa Rufolo with their meticulously landscaped gardens and breath-taking views out to the sea (optional).  The route today is mostly downhill but it ds include a considerable amount of steps. After descending and taking a quick stop in the village of Pontone, we continue through wooden bridges and shady paths carpeted with wild flowers in season, to the beautiful moss-clad waterfalls within the closed gates of the Valle delle Ferriere National Park. Finally, following the stream gently downwards through lemon groves, past the shells of former paper factories (a major local industry from the 12th to 19th centuries) and mediaeval ironworks we reach Amalfi.
Days 6 : Free day to relax or take a boat to Capri, visit Naples or Herculaneum (all optional).
Today we have a day at leisure to relax at the hotel or go down to the seafront. The hotel also offers private transfers (payable locally) to the most popular attractions in the region not covered during the rest of the week, including the city of Herculaneum. Also destroyed during the disaster of 79AD, Herculaneum was buried in mud rather than ash and it is said that this lead to the site being even better preserved than the bigger Pompeii. You might instead choose to take a ferry to the chic island of Capri and the funicular through lemon groves up to Capri town. These optional excursions can be arranged locally by your leader. Alternatively, spend the free day by the pool or in true Italian style in a café, sipping espresso and watching the world go by!
Days 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.
A fitting finale to the week is one of the world's finest day walks. Leaving the hotel it's a short stroll through the quiet village of Bomerano before we join the ‘Sentiero degli Dei’ (Walk of the Gods), thus named as it provides some of the most evocative views in the world, of ragged cliffs speckled with tiny villages and extensive views of the sparkling Mediterranean sea. The route follows undulating hills, carpeted with flowers in season, the contours of the land, and the coast. The trail is broken by insights into local life, passing shepherds huts and ancient stone houses carved into the limestone before we descend a long series of steps to the colourful Positano, an almost vertical town clinging to the rock face of a sheltered bay. Take some time to explore the alleyways lined with wisteria and designer boutiques or have a dip in the clear water of the beachfront before returning to Bomerano by boat and bus (seasonal) in the late afternoon. During the week many meals will have included some delicious local smoked mozzarella cheese and before dinner, we will have the chance to see how it is made and taste the mouth-wateringly fresh final product.
Days 8 : End Agerola.
Trip ends in Bomerano.
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All breakfasts, 4 packed lunches, and 6 dinners are included.Breakfast is continental style with a choice of cereal, bread, pastries, yoghurt, orange juice, and milk with an array of teas/coffee. Included packed lunches usually consist of a sandwich filled with a choice of cold meats, tuna, or local cheeses. All evening meals are taken in the hotel, where the standard is excellent and the chef takes great pride in showcasing the best of regional foods, including dishes such as ‘Scialatielli all'amalfitana’ (homemade pasta with seafood) and ‘branzino all’acqua pazza’ (seabass in crazy water!). Dinners usually consist of four courses, commencing with antipasti, followed by soup and/or pasta, a main meat dish with salad or vegetables, and dessert. On certain evenings, there is the opportunity to learn how to make the famous Neapolitan pizza. Please note that drinks are not included with meals but available to purchase. Vegetarians are well catered for in Italy.
All breakfasts, 4 packed lunches, and 6 dinnersAll accommodation All transport and listed activitiesFlights from London (if booking incl. flights)Transfers for group flights
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13 Aug 2022 20 Aug 2022 3 $2,779
27 Aug 2022 03 Sep 2022 8 $2,779
03 Sep 2022 10 Sep 2022 2 $3,179
24 Sep 2022 01 Oct 2022 1 $3,279
15 Oct 2022 22 Oct 2022 1 $2,879
22 Oct 2022 29 Oct 2022 2 $2,879
05 Nov 2022 12 Nov 2022 3 $2,479
12 Nov 2022 19 Nov 2022 8 $2,479
19 Nov 2022 26 Nov 2022 8 $2,479
31 Dec 2022 07 Jan 2023 8 $2,579
11 Feb 2023 18 Feb 2023 8 $2,479
18 Feb 2023 25 Feb 2023 8 $2,479
25 Feb 2023 04 Mar 2023 8 $2,479
04 Mar 2023 11 Mar 2023 7 $2,579
11 Mar 2023 18 Mar 2023 7 $2,579
18 Mar 2023 25 Mar 2023 8 $2,679
25 Mar 2023 01 Apr 2023 8 $2,679
01 Apr 2023 08 Apr 2023 8 $2,779
08 Apr 2023 15 Apr 2023 8 $2,779
15 Apr 2023 22 Apr 2023 8 $2,879
29 Apr 2023 06 May 2023 2 $2,879
20 May 2023 27 May 2023 2 $3,179
27 May 2023 03 Jun 2023 1 $2,979
03 Jun 2023 10 Jun 2023 7 $2,979
10 Jun 2023 17 Jun 2023 8 $2,979
17 Jun 2023 24 Jun 2023 8 $2,979
24 Jun 2023 01 Jul 2023 8 $2,979
01 Jul 2023 08 Jul 2023 8 $2,979
08 Jul 2023 15 Jul 2023 8 $2,979
15 Jul 2023 22 Jul 2023 8 $2,979
22 Jul 2023 29 Jul 2023 8 $2,979
29 Jul 2023 05 Aug 2023 8 $2,979
05 Aug 2023 12 Aug 2023 8 $2,979
12 Aug 2023 19 Aug 2023 8 $2,979
19 Aug 2023 26 Aug 2023 8 $2,979
26 Aug 2023 02 Sep 2023 8 $2,979
02 Sep 2023 09 Sep 2023 8 $2,979
09 Sep 2023 16 Sep 2023 8 $2,979
16 Sep 2023 23 Sep 2023 8 $2,979
23 Sep 2023 30 Sep 2023 8 $2,979
30 Sep 2023 07 Oct 2023 8 $2,979
07 Oct 2023 14 Oct 2023 8 $2,879
14 Oct 2023 21 Oct 2023 8 $2,879
21 Oct 2023 28 Oct 2023 8 $2,879
28 Oct 2023 04 Nov 2023 8 $2,879
04 Nov 2023 11 Nov 2023 8 $2,679
11 Nov 2023 18 Nov 2023 8 $2,679
18 Nov 2023 25 Nov 2023 8 $2,679
23 Dec 2023 30 Dec 2023 8 $2,779
30 Dec 2023 06 Jan 2024 8 $2,779

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