Guided

Amalfi Coast Hiking Tour

Italy's fabled Amalfi Coast may be one of the world's greatest drives, but the views are even better from the quiet footpaths high above the Mediterranean Sea. These ancient trails crisscross the coast and are among the most spectacular walks of Italy. This hiking tour features the best of the Amalfi coast. An Italian guide shows us the marvels of Pompeii. We spend a day exploring the island of Capri. Coastal footpaths lead to spectacular views of mountains and sea. Olives and lemons abound. You will want to try a granita al limone (a lemon flavored Italian ice). Over dinner you can savor authentic southern Italian cooking and fresh local seafood. Sipping a limoncello while watching the sun slowly dip behind the sea you will be glad you came.

​Highlights

  • Guided tour of Pompeii

  • The Blue Grotto on the island of Capri

  • Amalfi coast towns of Positano, Ravello, and Sorrento

  • Beautiful sea and mountain views

  • Chairlift ride on Capri Island

  • Path of the Gods trail above Positano

  • Swimming in Mediterranean Sea

Price
US$ 1,800 per person, double occupancy

2020 Dates

Email us your dates. We can schedule the tour when you want.


Single Supplement
+ US$ 250 for single room occupancy

 

Length
6 Days, 5 Nights


Meet / Finish
Sorrento / Ravello

Route Rating

Moderate to Challenging: 3-5 miles (5-8 km) per day of hiking with some steep ascents/descents.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1:  Sorrento

Rendezvous at our Sorrento hotel. A quick drive takes us Marina del Cantone where we start our warm-up hike. We stroll across a bluff with views across the sea to the island of Capri. A steep descent leads to Ieranto Bay, the most pristine coastline between Sorrento and Amalfi. If the weather is warm you can swim in the crystalline, turquoise waters. The trail back passes a 15th Century Saracen watch tower.

Day 2:  Capri and Sorrento

A fast hydrofoil speeds us across the bay to Capri. Visit the beautiful Blue Grotto with its magical incandescent waters. Take a chairlift up Monte Solare for panoramic views. Explore Villa San Michelle, a perfectly preserved Roman Imperial Villa. For additional hiking we can take a coastal footpath to the remains of a Roman Emperor's villa.

 

Day 3:  Pompeii and Positano

Visit the famous ruins of Pompeii with an Italian guide. In 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted burying the town under 30 feet of mud and ash. Today you can explore the excavated homes and businesses gaining a rich insight into the daily life of Romans 2,000 years ago. After lunch we transfer to our hotel in Positano.

Day 4, 5 and 6:  Pompeii and Positano

Transfer to Ravello for a two-night stay. High above the sea Ravello is a stylish little town that is known for ravishing gardens and the best views of the Amalfi coast. Hike downhill to the coastal towns of Atrani and Amalfi. Just around the bend from Amalfi, little Atrani has a sandy beach, a charming town square, and few tourists. Hike the breathtaking Path of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei), Amalfi's most spectacular footpath. Excellent train connections make for an easy departure at the end of your walking holiday in Italy.

Daily Distance

 

Siena Hotel Supplement During Palio

During the Palio (Siena's horse race) hotel prices triple. A surcharge of US$ 100 per person will apply for if you stay in Siena Jun 29-30, Jul 1-2, or Aug 13-16.

Lodging

 

Il Nido Hotel

Sorrento (2 nights)

The small, family-run, Il Nido Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with panoramic balconies overlooking Mount Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples.

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Hotel Savoia Positano
Positano (1 night)

The Hotel Savoia has a fantastic location just 200 meters from the beach. Each room has air conditioning and a private balcony or terrace.

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Hotel Parsifal
Ravello (2 nights)

The Hotel Parsifal is located in a former convent that dates to 1288. The guest rooms have a view across the sea, the garden, the valley, or the original cloisters.


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What if it Rains?

On self-guided tours there is no van support. But, we do move your luggage. If it rains you can catch a ride with us when we move your bags, just call to make arrangements.

What if it Rains?

On self-guided tours there is no van support. But, we do move your luggage. If it rains you can catch a ride with us when we move your bags, just call to make arrangements.

What if it Rains?

On self-guided tours there is no van support. But, we do move your luggage. If it rains you can catch a ride with us when we move your bags, just call to make arrangements.

Siena Hotel Supplement During Palio

During the Palio (Siena's horse race) hotel prices triple. A surcharge of US$ 100 per person will apply for if you stay in Siena Jun 29-30, Jul 1-2, or Aug 13-16.

What if it Rains?

On self-guided tours there is no van support. But, we do move your luggage. If it rains you can catch a ride with us when we move your bags, just call to make arrangements.

Siena Hotel Supplement During Palio

During the Palio (Siena's horse race) hotel prices triple. A surcharge of US$ 100 per person will apply for if you stay in Siena Jun 29-30, Jul 1-2, or Aug 13-16.

What if it Rains?

On self-guided tours there is no van support. But, we do move your luggage. If it rains you can catch a ride with us when we move your bags, just call to make arrangements.

Siena Hotel Supplement During Palio

During the Palio (Siena's horse race) hotel prices triple. A surcharge of US$ 100 per person will apply for if you stay in Siena Jun 29-30, Jul 1-2, or Aug 13-16.
 

What's Included

  • All lodging (three and four star hotels)

  • One lunch

  • All breakfasts

  • Pompeii guided tour

  • Blue Grotto visit

  • Capri chairlift ride

  • Villa San Michele admission on Capri Island

  • Friendly, bilingual tour guide

  • Five beautiful hikes

  • Van transfers during tour

Departure from Ravello, End of Tour

On the last day of your hiking tour we will shuttle you to the Salerno train station. You can travel from Salerno to Rome in two hours.

Our Dates Dont Work?

We may be able to offer the dates you want. Email us with the dates you prefer.

Want to Save?

Consider one of our self-guided hiking trips. We can schedule a self-guided bike tour whenever you want March 1 to October 31.

Why Hike With Us?

We will take you on paths you wouldn't find on your own. We will take you to a secluded beach, a waterfall, and natural grotto. We will maximize your precious vacation time.

Email Us (info@charnestours.com)

Toll Free  1-888-491-2760 (from the USA)

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