A self-guided walk along the 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. 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 8th 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 the eruption of Vesuvius and not just at Pompeii. In the early medieval 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.
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 that can be reached relatively easily. On this self-guided walk, you'll pass close to monasteries, caves and ancient farmhouses, visit nature reserves and ruins of paper mills, whilst enjoying spectacular views during all the walks.
*You can also opt for an 8 & 11 day version of this Amalfi Coast self-guided walking holiday, which include Sorrento, Pompeii and Capri island and/or more circular walks.
Follow in the ‘Footpath of the Gods’
Medieval Towns & Ancient Remains
Unrivalled Italian Coastal Walking
9th Century “Maestra dei Villaggi” mule track between villages
Legacy of Greek, Roman & medieval times
Walk the Path of the Gods: 'Sentiero degli Dei'
Independent hotels, GPS, local support & more
Colourful towns, hillside vineyards, towering cliffs, shaded forests, attractive valleys
Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis in charming hotels and all rooms have ensuite facilities, with most of them offering magnificent sea views. The hotels described are our usual choice of accommodation, however, if these are not available then alternatives are used and if these are of a different standard you will be informed at the time of booking. Baths/showers: Many rooms with ensuite/private facilities have a shower rather than a bath, usually because of limited space.
Moderate. One day is more challenging than the average. This self-guided walking tour in Amalfi is suitable for those who have had some experience of walking and are in good general physical condition. There are lots of ascents and descents on stepped trails, and so this is not a good walk if you have issues with your knees. Most days are not too long, but some people will find this tiring in warm weather. Please note you can expect to walk in high temperatures in late June, July, August and September.