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Amalfi Coast (short version)

€495 per person

The Amalfi Coast is one of the top destinations for coastal hiking in Europe and definitely worthy of being considered the most beautiful in Italy. This unforgettable self-guided tour is best to be planned for early spring or late autumn. From Mediterranean to almost Alpine, the magnificent dynamic landscape will never seize to surprise you. This independent walking tour is a wonderful combination of both nature and culture with fabulous heritage sites waiting behind every corner. There are thousands of incredible ancient pathways along the Amalfi coast waiting to be experienced. One of them is the legendary millennial “Sentiero degli Dei” – the “Pathway of the Gods”, another one is the main road of the medieval sea Republic of Amalfi – “Maestra dei Villaggi”.

  • Destination
  • Duration
    6 Days I Tour Difficulty 2 (of 5)
  • What is included
    3 nights in 3* hotel in Amalfi/Atrani (B&B); 2 nights in 3* hotel in Positano (B&B); 1x luggage transfer from Amalfi/Atrani to Positano (on day 4); Extensive route notes in English, with description of the route & tourist information ; Maps at 1:25.000 scale (or better) ; Emergency hotline
  • What is not included
    Drinks and other meals; Tips; Visitors' taxes (payable locally)
  • Best period
    March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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Day 1: Arrival day
Arrival in Amalfi (or Atrani, which is just 10min walk from Amalfi).
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Day 2: From Amalfi/Atrani to Pontone and back (9-10km, 4-5 hrs, +550m/-550m)
We have foreseen an easy circular walk for your first hiking day which will give you an excellent taste of the incredible cultural and natural riches of the Amalfi Coast. You will walk towards the small village of Pontone following an ancient staircase beneath the overhanging limestone cliffs. The highlight is the magnificent Torre dello Zirro, not only a curious heritage site but also a great viewpoint of the Amalfi and Atani landscape. Those of you up for an adventure can continue deeper into the valley and contemplate a number of beautiful waterfalls. The overnight is in Amalfi/Atrani.
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Day 3: Walk from Ravello to Atrani (9,5 km or less, 4-5hrs or less, +200-850m/-450-850m)
You begin this self-guided walking day with a short bus ride to the captivating historic town of Ravello. It is one of the iconic villages of the Amalfi coast, appealing to artists, writers, musicians and travelers from around the world. Take your time to explore the village, as it is abundant in medieval heritage sites, but also in spectacular views of the Amalfi coast. Later, you continue down the coast passing the beautiful Villa Cimbrone and the hamlet of Castiglione walking through vineyards and lemon groves. Soon, you follow the romantic medieval stairs town to the charming little town of Atrani, one of the best-preserved villages of the coast.
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Day 4: From Bomerano to Positano along the ‘Sentiero degli Dei’ (Footpath of the Gods) (9km, 4,30hrs, +200m/-800m)
Today’s independent hiking route begins with a short bus ride up to the small village of Bomerano located on the Agerola high plain. Here is the starting point of the legendary ‘Sentiero degli Dei’ (Footpath of the Gods) famous for the amazing views it offers. After a wonderful panoramic section of the route you reach with views over the whole Amalfi Coast, you reach the junction for the monastery of San Domenico located in a particularly dramatic setting overlooking the coast from a hilltop (You can decide to take an optional detour along a medieval pilgrim route). Following the path, you soon pass the hamlet of Nocelle and walk to the small village of Monteperturo through a magnificent valley. The last section of today’s route, from Montepertuso to Positano, is short, but so full of gorgeous viewpoints that it will take you some time while you enjoy it and take advantage of the numerous photo opportunities. Positano is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and a true gem in the crown of the Amalfi Coast. The next two overnights are in Positano.
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Day 5: From Montepertuso to Positano (11km or less, 4,30hrs or less, +700m or less/-700m)
You start today’s independent hiking route with a short bus ride up to Montepertuso and to the starting point of a picturesque walk around the upper valley of Positano. You follow ancient pathways to the old fortress of Santa Maria al Castello once serving a defending purpose of the valley between the Amalfi- and Sorrento-side of the peninsula. Take the time to contemplate the views towards the Gulf of Salerno and the Bay of Naples. From here, you have the option to climb the highest mountain of the peninsula - the Monte Sant’Angelo. Following another old mule trail, you return back to Positano.
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Day 6: Departure day
After breakfast, you bid Positano farewell and continue your onward travels, or stay a little longer by booking extra nights. You can return to Naples by boat, bus or train and by shuttle to the airport.

TOUR LOCATION

Price
495 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (March & November)
600 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (April, May & October)
660 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (June, July, August & September)
* N.B.: If your travel period falls into two periods with different prices, the one with the higher price will be invoiced!
Single room supplement (group size: min 2 persons)
200 Euro (March, April, May, October & November)
235 Euro (June, July, August & September)
* N.B.: If your travel period falls into two periods with different prices, the one with the higher price will be invoiced!
Tips
Daily departures between March and November. Arrival: The tour starts in Amalfi (or Atrani), connected with Salerno by a frequent bus (and boat) service and with Naples by a less frequent bus service. In Summer there are direct boats from Naples. A taxi pick-up service can be arranged either from Naples (airport or train station), or from Pompeii or Castellammare di Stabia, which can both be easily reached from Naples, with the local Circumvesuviana train. Departure: The tour ends after breakfast on Day 6 in Positano. A frequent bus service can bring you to either Sorrento or Amalfi/Salerno, from where you travel to your next destination (Naples, Salerno or Rome can all be easily reached). Several taxi services are available to bring you directly to your next destination.
Most tours - unless specified differently - are moderately easy tours, suitable for those who have experience with walking and a good general physical condition. The walks can be extended or shortened according to your own desire. High standard of fitness is not necessary but you should be able to walk for up to 5 hours a day, sometimes in hot sun on dusty or stony tracks. The journey also involves some walking uphill, and some steep sections downhill, sometimes on paths with rough surfaces, often along long flights of steps.
Accommodation
3* hotels (en-suite rooms), incl. breakfast. Days 1-3 are spent in Amalfi (or Atrani), days 4-5 - in Positano.

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