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The Area

The Amalfi Coast stretches 50km from Sorrento to Salerno and is one of the most breath-taking coastlines in Europe. Steep terraces full of scented lemon groves fall sheer into a deep blue Mediterranean sea; whitewashed houses cling precariously to unforgiving slopes while sea and sky merge in one vast blue horizon. Colourful towns are pasted onto the steep slopes and have a history dating back 100’s of years.

The Walking

This trek takes in all the spectacular views of the coastline that you could wish for, but in addition the route leaves the coast to stay in villages whose way of life remains as they were before the area was touched by tourism. Some days wander over the flanks of the high mountains which provide a perfect backdrop to the stunning coastline.

Luggage Transfer

The luggage is transferred for you from hotel to hotel leaving you free to travel with just a day pack.


Walk Grading

Self-guided – Moderate, with some Challenging descents. Total for standard week ignoring variations:- Ascent 4300m, Descent 5090m, 45 miles. 

Extension

You can extend your stay on the Amalfi Coast with 3 nights in Sorrento. As well as enjoying the town overlooking the Bay of Naples you could visit the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum or take a trip to Vesuvius.


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Amalfi Coast Trek

We offer standard grade hotels with mostly 3* hotels, the first night is in a 4*. The hotels are all small family run and are chosen for location and friendliness. In both cases 3 nights are half board, and 4 nights in Amalfi and Positano are B&B as there are a large selection of restaurants nearby to choose from.

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Day 1 If you fly into Naples you are transferred to your first hotel in Cava dei Tirreni.

Day 2 The first days’ walking follows the most famous pilgrim’s route of the area to the Madonna dell’Avvocata, situated on a spectacularly panoramic balcony high above the Amalfi Coast. More panoramic views ‘to die for’ unfold as from a hermitage you can see as far as Paestum and the mountains of Calabria to the south, while views of the Amalfi Coast reach as far as Ravello and Conca dei Marini. This is definitely one of the most beautiful trails of the entire coast, unknown to most if not all foreign tourists. Descend to the village of Maiori, from where you catch a regular bus to Amalfi. Overnight Amalfi. Ascent 800m Descent 1150m Distance 6 miles Time 4 ½ hours

It is possible to reduce the days walking if you would prefer. Turning off the path before the Madonna dell’Avvocata you head down a ridge towards the prominent Monte Falerio then turning down into the deep Cetara valley, until you reach this unspoilt coastal village. From Cetara you catch a regular bus to Amalfi. Ascent 450m Descent 800m Distance 4 miles Time 2 ½ hours

Day 3 Today’s walk immediately lets you step into the amazing culture and natural heritage of the Amalfi Coast. Wandering through quiet little back alleys of Amalfi still reminiscent of strong Moorish influence, then ascending to the charming village of Pontone with wonderful coastal views along the way. Deeper inland the path goes through a valley of watermills with the ruins of Europe’s most ancient paper mills dating back to the 11th century. On the return to Amalfi through lemon groves you pass the paper museum where more can be learned about this ancient craft. Overnight Amalfi. Ascent 500m Descent 500m Distance 6 miles Time 4 -5 hours

Day 4 It will be difficult to leave beautiful Amalfi, but better is to come, climb through the village of Pogerola (or hop on a bus for the first section!), to the small church of Madonna dei Fuondi, from where you have impressive views over the whole coastline. Then follow a balcony path through chestnut forests and deep valleys, partly along the edge of the high plain all with marvellous views over the whole coast and Capri, to the small village of San Lazzaro on the plain of Agerola. Time here for exploration in a world apart from the busier coastal villages. Continue to your hotel. Overnight Agerola in your hotel or Agriturismo. Ascent 935m Descent 560m Distance 5 ½ miles Time 4 ¾ hours

Day 5
Take either a rest day or another walk which will take you along the valley sides of Agerola to Bomerano, ascend to the mountains above and the ridge of the Monte Tre Calli with its 360 degree unrivalled views! A fantastic scenic walk takes you along the ridge, through meadows and forest; to a natural rock formation known as the ‘mushroom’. Retrace your steps to your accommodation. Ascent 550m Descent 550m Distance 9 miles Time 5 ½ hours

Day 6 Crossing the valley this time to Bomerano and onto the most famous footpath of the Amalfi Coast, the ‘Sentiero degli Dei’ (Footpath of the Gods), it’s a walk with incredible views. After the first beautiful stretch through terraced vineyards and ancient houses you reach Colle Serra where the views open up towards the other end of the peninsula and onto the island of Capri. Next comes a terrific panoramic stretch through spectacular scenery with bizarre rock formations and luxurious vegetation. Here the ‘Footpath of the Gods’ really lives up to its name! Then after passing through some delightful hamlets, descend to Positano, one of the most charming villages of the Coast. Overnight Positano. Ascent 255m Descent 740m Distance 5 ¼ miles Time 3 ¾ hours

Day 7 Today ascend through lemon and olive groves to Montepertuso, or take a local bus from where you start a great day walk around the valley of Positano. Following ancient footpaths through the forest and along marvellous viewpoints you climb up towards a fortress from where you can admire both the Gulf of Salerno and the Bay of Naples. Walk on through a park like landscape of cypresses before descending on a zig-zag like path and medievan mule track to Positano. Overnight Positano. Ascent 450m Descent 750m Distance 6 ¾  miles Time 4 ½ hours

Day 8 Either take the bus to Sorrento and onto Naples airport (all payable locally) or take a private transfer directly to the airport at a supplement.


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The best time to go is in spring or autumn. Summer is also good but it can be hot and the coast is at its busiest.



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The nearest airport is Naples, with flights from many cities in the UK. We transfer you to the first hotel. At the end we can transport you back to the airport as an optional extra or take a bus directly to the airport (2 hours) all payable locally.

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Amalfi Coast

Self Guided Hotel to Hotel Trek

Included:

·         3 Nights accommodation in a standard room with half board* and 4 nights with bed and breakfast (4 nights B&B are in superior rooms)

·         Transfer from Naples airport to first trek hotel

·         Baggage transfers between the hotels (1 bag per person @20kg)

·         Any additional people transfers as indicated in the itinerary

·         Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

*Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Optional:

·         Add return shuttle bus transfer from Positano to Naples for £42 per person

·          ‘With flights’ includes typical flight prices* between London Gatwick and Naples airport. Flights are also available from many local airports (exact price for your dates available on request).

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Not Included:

  • Lunch and drinks with meals

Please note these prices will differ from our current brochure price list and are the current correct prices.

All prices valid for 2017/18

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on a shared twin/double standard room, except for the 4 nights B&B which are in superior rooms.  

 

3 nights half board* and 4 nights B&B

With flights

 

3 nights half board* and 4 nights B&B

Own International Flights

 

Extra Night

per person

Single room Supplement

per night**

Higher Graded Hotels

15 Mar – 21 Mar & October  

944

799

POA

37

22 Mar – 04 Apr & May

1030

885

POA

49

05 Apr – 30 Apr

964

819

POA

37

June

1030

885

POA

49

July & September

1080

935

POA

59

August

1140

995

POA

65

Standard Graded Hotels

15 Mar – 21 Mar & 29 Sep – 10 Nov

830

685

POA

26

22 Mar – 04 Apr

944

799

POA

33

05 Apr – 28 Apr &  01 Oct – 31 Oct

850

705

POA

26

29 Apr – 02 Jun

860

715

POA

27

03 Jun – 28 Jul & 03 Sep-28 Sep

934

789

POA

31

29 Jul – 02 Sep

944

799

POA

33

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast
** If at least two travelling. Please call to discuss availability and transfer supplements for one person travelling alone.

POA - Prices on application

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