Take a spring, early summer or autumn walk along Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast and in the Mezzogiorno –“The land of the midday sun”. Discover 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 walk through a pleasant village towards the blue waters of the Mediterranean, gelati in hand.
The Amalfi 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 clifftops being speckled with spring flowers and herbs. 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 Mt Vesuvius and, not just at Pompeii and Ercolanium, some villas were rebuilt even on the Amalfi Coast. Then 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.
Walk through this spectacular region using the extensive web of footpaths and mule tracks that thread along the cliffs. A wealth of natural and cultural treasures can be reached relatively easily. On this self-guided walking holiday along the Amalfi Coast, you'll 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. You'll 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 walking holiday with a number of walks on the “Finis Terrae” (Land’s End) of the Sorrentine Peninsula, the marine nature reserve of Punta Campanella, or on the famous island of Capri. Please ask our team.
*You can also opt for a shortened 6-day version of this self-guided Amalfi Coast walking holiday & extended 11-day version, which already includes Sorrento, Punta Campanella, Pompeii and Capri island.
Follow in the ‘Footpath of the Gods’
Some of the Most Beautiful Seascapes in the World
Medieval Towns & Ancient Remains
Walk the Path of the Gods: 'Sentiero degli Dei'
Amalfi has some of the most beautiful seascapes in the world
Colourful towns, hillside vineyards, towering cliffs, shaded forests, attractive valleys
Legacy of Greek, Roman & medieval times
Amalfi, Ravello, Praiano, Positano,
Go off the beaten track as you follow ancient mule & pilgrim trails
9th Century “Maestra dei Villaggi” mule track between villages
Independent hotels, GPS, local support & more
Green Valley of Praia & alpine-like Bomerano (start of the Path of the Gods)
Unrivalled Italian coastal walking
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 (Day 4) is more challenging than the average, and one of the Sorrento options is rockier than any of the other walks. This tour 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.