- duration 8 days
- tour type Self-guided
- age requirement 18+ years old
- guiding method Self guided/Independent
- Follow in the ‘Footpath of the Gods’
- Unrivalled Italian Coastal Walking
- Some of the Most Beautiful Seascapes in the World
- Medieval Towns & Ancient Remains
An unrivalled Italian coastal walk following in the ‘Footpath of the Gods’. Take a spring early summer or autumn walk in the Mezzogiorno –“The land of the midday sun” - along Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast. A land where the mountains, marquis pastures, lemon groves, vineyards and villages meet the sea. A place where you could be strolling on a rugged trail for one moment and then in the next be winding down through a citrus grove then through a pleasant village towards the blue waters of the Mediterranean, gelati in hand. The region is a deeply romantic place and for good reason; here you will find that golden light making the cliffs glow creamy gold, while the waters below graduate into an aquamarine haze. Then there are the greens of the cliff tops being speckled with the spring flowers and herbs of the Mediterranean “Macchia” shrubland. The towns, villages and towers that cling to the cliffs, can be a riotous mix of vibrant colours and tempered pastel shades. There is so much history, the Greeks settled here in the eighth century B.C. and looking down you can almost imagine the Argonauts rowing by enroute to tackle some Titan. The Romans came next, building villas around Positano and on Capri. There was much destruction caused by Vesuvius in the geological record and not just at Pompei and Ercolanium some villas were rebuilt even on the Amalfi Coast. In the early mediaeval period Amalfi became a major maritime city state claiming to have invented the compass and some aspects of parchment manufacture. Today the town remains much as it was with narrow lanes and St. Andrew’s Cathedral dominating the scene. We walk through this spectacular region using the extensive web of footpaths and mule tracks that thread along the cliffs and a wealth of natural and cultural treasures can be reached relatively easily. We pass close to beautiful monasteries, caves and ancient farmhouses, visit nature reserves and ruins of paper mills, whilst enjoying spectacular views during all the walks. We also walk through the historic towns of Amalfi, Atrani, Ravello, Scala Praiano and Positano, all little pearls set in a fantastic landscape. You could extend your stay with a number of walks on the “Finis Terrae” (Land’s End) of the Sorrentine Peninsula, the marine nature reserve of Punta Campanella, and on the famous island of Capri.
Day 1 : Arrival Amalfi
Day 2 : Valle dei Mulini circular walk 11km/7 miles, 5 h
Day 3 : Valle delle Ferriere circular walk 10 km/6.2 miles, 5 h
Day 4 : Maestra dei villaggi and to Praiano 15 km/9.3 miles, 5.5-6 h or 18 km/11 miles, 6.5 h
Day 5 : Valley of Praia circular walk 11km/6.8 miles, 5 h
Day 6 : Praiano to Positano 11 km/6.8 miles, 4.5 h
Day 7 : Positano circular walk 8km/5 miles, 4.5 h
Day 8 : Arrangements end after breakfast
- 7 nights 2-3 star hotels a on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
- 7 breakfasts
- Luggage transfer
- Information pack including route notes & maps
- Emergency hotline
- Evening meals, lunches & beverages
- Entrance fees
- Travel insurance
- Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
- Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
- Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
- City Tax 2-4 Euros per day, per person locally payable to the accommodations
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Classic Amalfi Coast - 8 Days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 325 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 26 April 2020 full payment is required.Travel Insurance
Classic Amalfi Coast - 8 Days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Classic Amalfi Coast - 8 Days tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.