- duration 8 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 18+ years old
- guiding method Self-guided
- Maximum altitude 1444 meters
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- Starts/Ends Salerno, Italy/ Naples, Italy
- Traverse the awesome longdistance trail of Alta Via dei Monti Lattari
- Enjoy quaint, offthebeaten tracks through hamlets, headlands, mountains and coasts
- Discover the stunning mountain hamlets of Cava dei Tirreni, Agerola & Massa Lubrense
- Experience leisurely rural lifestyle: swimming in bays, staying in farms with genuine food
The Alta Via dei Monti Lattari is the long-distance trail that runs high above the Amalfi Coast, from Cava dei Tirreni in the very east to Punta Campanella, the very point of the Sorrento Peninsula. It roughly follows the ridge of the Lattari mountains, the backbone of the peninsula. The scenery of this tour is therefore mainly mountainous, but there are several occasions to descend to the valleys with the incomparable mosaic-terraced landscape.
Going from the sea to the mountains, or vice versa, the views are always stupendous, and you’ll walk through little villages, vineyards and olive groves, Mediterranean scrub and woods. Beautiful little churches, ruins of castles and old farmhouses are found all over the place.
This trip is definitely a must for the avid hiker (just like the GR20 in Corsica). You will walk through real mountain scenery, scale amazing sheer drops and pass through chestnut forests and attractive countryside, with wonderful terraced lemon groves and vineyards. In addition to all the above, this walk lets you enjoy some of the most splendid views on the Amalfi Coast and the Bay of Naples, while immersed in an almost alpine landscape. The tour also includes some of famous footpaths such as Sentiero degli Dei (the Footpath of the Gods) and Via Maestra dei Villaggi (the main road of the once Republic of Amalfi).
During this tour we offer you the possibility to include some extra days to explore side trails as well as visit the famous coastal villages of Amalfi, Ravello and Positano.
Discover for yourself why the Amalfi Coast has become Italy’s most famous coastline for good reason during this tour. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
Day 1: Salerno arrival
Day 2: Walk to Madonna dell’Avvocata
Day 3: The valley of Tramonti
Day 4: Mountains of Sorrento Peninsula
Day 5: Positano
Day 6: Monte Vico Alvano
Day 7: Recommone & Termini
Day 8: End of the tour
- 7 breakfasts and 6 dinners
- 3 nights' accommodation in hotels as per the itinerary
- 4 nights' accommodation in agriturismo as per the itinerary
- Extensive route notes, with description of the route & tourist information
- Maps at 1:25.000 scale (or better)
- GPS tracks of each walk
- 24/7 assistance
- Private transfers as specified
- Single supplement
- Single suppl. Solo Traveller
- International/domestic flights
- Visas & departure taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Tourist tax
- Luggage transfer (possible on request)
- Drinks and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Items of personal nature
- Earn US$ 30+ in travel credits.
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20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationLevel of difficulty: Moderate (34). Mostly moderate walks, on wellmaintained paths. Some steep sections, both uphill and downhill, sometimes on paths with rough surfaces. On some days extensions or shortcuts are possible. Fitness: High standard of fitness is necessary. You should be able to walk for up to 78 hours a day, partly in the hot sun on dusty or stony tracks. Footpaths and waymarking: Most paths are relatively wellmaintained, but during the season some paths can get overgrown, especially the lesser used paths. (We are in continuous contact with local authorities to keep the paths clean – please help us by providing your feedback on the quality of the paths.)
How many days are enough for Europe?
You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent.
Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.
What is the best month to visit Italy?
The best time to visit Italy is between the months of April and June as well as from September to October. The weather on the Italian Peninsula during these months is ideal for going out on sightseeing tours, hiking, and exploring treasures stretching from Palermo to the lagoons of Venice. Traveling to Italy during July and August is avoided by many because of the summer heat and crowds, while the period between November to March sees the fewest visitors in big cities. However, these months coincide with the prime skiing season in the Alps, while southern parts of Italy, such as Sicily, remain relatively warm during this time of year. Find more information here.
How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?
If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.
Is Italy expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work? What currency do they use?
While it is true that Italy is not an expensive destination, it is not exactly a budget destination either. Your vacation funds will go much further in Italy than they would in Scandinavia or the UK, with daily budgets of around USD150 per person sufficient for mid-range travelers who do not want to miss out on any of the country’s most important sights. Most banks have ATM machines (called bancomat) with English language options. All you need to do is look for the US or the UK flag. Plus, most machines accept both Visa and Mastercard. Please keep in mind that you will withdraw your cash in euros, with EUR1 slightly more than its USD equivalent.
- Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?