ITALY’S MOST FAMOUS COASTAL PATH
This flexible trip with options of shorter and longer walks is all about enjoying the Italian way of life, the sun and the sea. Visit the panoramic Amalfi Coast and the magnificent Gulf of Naples with Capri and the volcanic Mt. Vesuvius towering in the horizon. Spend the day walking on the Jet set island of Capri, then walk along scenic coastal paths of the gods, visit bustling fishing villages and go for a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean.
- The enchanting Amalfi Coast with its amazing villages of Amalfi and Positano
- The magnificent Gulf of Naples and the volcanic Mt. Vesuvius towering the horizon
- The Capri Island with breath-taking views of the emerald blue Mediterranean Sea
- Fabulous coves for swimming
- Mouthwatering local food and the famous Limoncello liquor produced in Amalfi
Day 1 - Arrive in Sorrento -Sorrento on BB basis
Arrive in Sorrento with public transports. As soon as you get settled in your accommodation, step outside and breathe in the incredibly fresh, crisp air of the Mediterranean Sea. In the afternoon you can visit the historic centre, and in the evening, let all your senses be delighted as you prepare for your phenomenal walking adventure ahead.
Day 2 – Capri day trip with selection of walks from -Sorrento on BB basis
Take the ferry from the port of Sorrento to Capri Island, the pearl of the Bay of Naples. Here you have a choice of two walks, a short easy walk to visit Emperor Tiber’s villa or a longer coastal walk from the hill town of Anacapri down to the west coast, with the option of an additional easy panoramic coastal walk to the Blue Grotto. On the island you can use the public bus or cable car to travel around. In the late afternoon return to Sorrento by ferry.
Roman Villa Jovis (Tiberio) walk A: This is an easy walk that goes from the town of Capri to the Roman Villa Jovis from where Emperor Tiberio is said to have thrown his rivals and unwanted guests off the cliff. Walk along paved and cobbled lanes lined with luxurious gardens, and take in great views of the western side of the island and the Gulf of Naples. km 5,3
From Anacapri to Punta Carena and extension to Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra)
Walk B:A really spectacular walk with really great views of the Faraglioni, Capri, the Gulf of Naples and the imposing cliffs between Monte Solaro and Punta Carena. From Punta Carena you return by bus to Anacapri where you change bus to reach Capri or Marina Grande OR you can continue walking to the Blue Grotto. km 6,5
Extension to Blue Grotto from Punta Carena
Walk C: This is one of the most picturesque trails on the island. The path gently contours the coast offering spectacular sea views from the cliffs and 19th century military forts. From the end of the walk take the local bus to Piazza della Pace, Anacapri. km 5,9
Day 3 – Walk from Termini to Marina del Cantone via Punta Campanelle
A Marina del Cantone on BB basis.
A private transfer will lead you from Sorrento to Sant’Agata, from where you can walk to the wonderful beach at Marina del Cantone via Punta Campanelle. The day’s itinerary offers offering spectacular views on the Capri Island, the Amalfi Coast, the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvius. km 10,3
Day 4 –Jeranto Bay loop walk:Marina del Cantone on BB basis
The day's walk takes you to the lovely Bay of Jeranto offering great views on the Island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast and ample time to go for a dip in the Mediterranean blue sea. km 8,5
Day 5 – Walk from Sant’Agata to Colli San Pietro and local bus to Amalfi:Amalfi on BB basis
A private transfer will lead you to Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi from where you walk to Colli San Pietro, located slightly inland and high above the coastline. Today’s picturesque walk is along old country lanes and footpaths through terraced fields, olive and lemon groves that open out onto the Mediterranean. Here you can clearly smell the wild flowers and Mediterranean scrub. In the afternoon take a local bus to Amalfi where you will be staying for 3 nights. km 9,5
Day 6 – Sentiero degli Dei:Amalfi on BB basis
This is the most famous of all the walks on the Amalfi coast along the Sentiero degli Dei, the Path of the Gods. Immense coastal panoramas and a high cliff coastline will accompany you from Bomerano, (that you reach with the local bus from Amalfi), all the colourful village of Positano perched on the side of the mountain. From Positano take a local bus back to Amalfi. km 12,6
Day 7 – Via delle Ferriere short or long loop:Amalfi on BB basis
Today you can choose from 2 walks though the Valle delle Ferriere or mills.
WALK A: Amalfi–Pontone-Amalfi through the Valle delle Ferriere. A short easy loop gives you plenty of time in the afternoon to explore Amalfi or take the local bus up to Ravello. km 6
WALK B: Pontone-Pogerola-Amalfi above the Valle delle Ferriere. The longer loop will satisfy the demanding walker with its spectacular views of the bay of Salerno and the high cliffs of the Amalfi coast km 12,8
(Starting from Amalfi: +1.5 km and +250m ascent)
Day 8 - Arrivederci Amalfi The trip and our services end after breakfast. You can depart Amalfi by local bus to reach Naples airport
Getting there and away
The nearest airport is Naples. There is a direct bus from Naples airport to Sorrento www.curreriviaggi.it/lineecentro_aeroporti.html From Naples central station you can also take the Circumvesuviana train that goes to Sorrento From Amalfi take a local bus to Sorrento and then take the you catch the Curreri Viaggi to Naples airport
You can also take a bus to Salerno and from Salerno the train to Naples central station then the bus to the airport
Accommodation and meals
We use comfortable 3* hotels and B&B’s with a friendly family run atmosphere. In all the accommodation the rooms have private bathrooms and a good Italian breakfast is included each morning. The trip is on bed and breakfast basis because throughout the trip there are plenty of opportunities to taste both the outstanding local cuisine and a wide array of prestigious regional wines.
Sorrento and the Amalfi coast area can be very busy during certain periods of the year so we work with several hotels of similar standard. Due to this, all the walks start and end at a central point of the villages and you have to make your way to it from your hotel. This means that start or end of the routes are slightly altered. Therefore you should check to see if your accommodation is the same as that mentioned in this programme. If not, you must be alert at the start and end of the routes.
In choosing alternative accommodation we have tried to maintain the same standards and quality.
The walks are along well marked footpaths and mule tracks. It can be tiring walking along the stone steps of diverse sizes
Luggage transfer is included in your package between the hotels, see the included section.
Bags should be ready and at the reception or store room by 9:00 hrs.
If you are unable to walk, you can always ask, if the luggage transporter can take you with him when transporting your baggage, but this is not always possible and sometimes you have to pay a small fee locally. In some countries there are special insurances for transporting peoples and sometimes the car is not suited for transporting persons.
When you travel with public transport you always take your luggage with you.
A note on our self guided adventures
Self guided walking or cycling requires individuals to use problem solving skills, be adaptable and have a keen eye. It is recommended that you are comfortable map reading, referring to route notes and that you have a good sense of direction (or are willing to work on improving this!) Sometimes route finding, losing your way, finding it again and asking the locals for help is all part of the adventure. If you have never been on a self-guided trip, after the first couple of days you will get the hang of if as the vast majority of our first time travellers attest. Please be assured that our written material issued to you for route finding is updated regularly and we provide a 7day service hotline in the event of any problems. There is a certain level of the unknown that comes with self guided trips; however with a methodical approach potential problems will be averted. The freedom of a self guided trip is something that, once experienced, is sought time and time again.
The concept behind most of our trips is active holidays and the fitter you are the more easily you will adjust and enjoy yourself. We expect participants to take responsibility for their fitness and preparations on a consistent basis prior to departure, and INCREASE the regular weekly training schedule in the two months leading up to departure. That way, when you start walking, you will feel relaxed and comfortable and strong, having done more than sufficient preparation for the trip. You will also have more energy to enjoy the views, take photos and explore the sights in your spare time, rather than just make it to the next hotel. During the day is when the most interesting features of interest will be found, and being fit allows you to optimize every situation you encounter. As a minimum, we recommend 40 minutes of aerobic type exercise; running, swimming, biking, hill walking, or gym work two to three times a week for two to six months leading up to your walk. Note the best training is the activity that you are actually going to be doing; walking up and down hill, and cross-country. Practice this as much as possible. Training should be stepped up as you get closer to departure, to an amount you feel appropriate (you don’t want to cause yourself an injury!). Using your gear before departure (boots, daypack, clothing, etc.) gives familiarity and comfort whilst on the walk. It makes sense to know that all your gear ‘works for you’ BEFORE departure, rather than discovering how things work or fit (or don’t!) on the trip you have invested so much in. Use the philosophy of ‘getting fit to go walking’, rather than ‘going on a walk to get fit’, to avoid problems.
|Priser||Sesong A||Sesong B||Sesong C||Sesong D||Sesong E||Sesong F||Sesong G||Sesong H||Sesong I||Sesong J|
|01.03-25.03 03.11-30.11||18.10-02.11||06.04-29.04||01.10-17.10||30.04-27.05||28.05-24.06||25.06-28.07||01.09-30.09||29.07-05.08 22.08-31.08||26.03-05.04 06.08-21.08|
|AMALFI COAST AND CAPRI ISLAND, 8 dager og 7 netter||Dobbelt rom||Pris per person fra||€||640||650||680||700||710||780||790||800||860||880|
|1 person som reiser alene||Pris per person fra||€||1,180||1,230||1,240||1,320||1,300||1,430||1,450||1,480||1,570||1,600|
|Enkelt rom||Pris per person fra||€||1,010||1,060||1,070||1,150||1,130||1,260||1,270||1,330||1,400||1,430|
|Tremanns rom||Pris per person fra||€||570||580||590||630||640||700||730||730||780||800|
|Turistskatter||Betales lokalt hvis de lokale myndighetene krever det|
|Arrival||From Rome airport to Sorrento km 282. From Naples airport to Sorrento km 55|
|Departure||From Amalfi to Rome airport 293km From Amalfi to NNaples airport km 65|
|Utstyr og tjenester|
|N. Participants||Minimum 1 person|
|Trip Grade||These walks, though not very long, are moderate to demanding because of the steep hills. some walks can be shortened|
|Best arrival & departure airport:||Naples, Rome|
|Best arrival & departure Stations:||Sorrento, Salerno, Naples|
|RESTRICTIONS||Departure any day of the week|
|Trip availability||Any day from 01/03 to 30/11|
|People transfer Sorrento-Sant'Agata and luggage to Marina del Cantone||at 09:00 Included|
|People transfer Marina del Cantone-Sant'Agata and luggage to Amalfi||at 09:00 Included|