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Self-Guided Walking : Europe

Italy: The Amalfi Coast

Moderate Terrain with Challenging Sections: 4-6 Miles Daily

Italy: The Amalfi Coast

Along the Sorrentine Peninsula, the Amalfi Coast dazzles with colorful villas, fragrant lemon groves, and elegant seaside towns. Our innovative itinerary and detailed route notes allow you to explore at your own pace. Wander through the region’s many whitewashed villages. Climb hillside trails lined with wild herbs to stunning cliff-top promontories. Walk the legendary Sentieri degli Dei (Path of the Gods) to dramatic views of rocky shores and terraced olive groves. Ride the ferry to Capri, where you can walk the Gardens of Augustus. After exploring Sorrento’s bustling harbor and surrounding Mediterranean seascapes, linger in Ravello’s medieval squares and Villa Cimbrone, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy spectacular coastal views from the terrace of your hotel and savor the region’s acclaimed seafood and sunny limoncello at dinner in local restaurants and trattorias.


Tour Highlights:
  • Walk along seaside bluffs, past terraced lemon groves and grape arbors, on the legendary Path of the Gods.
  • Explore the car-free cobblestone streets of the elegant town of Ravello from your centrally located family-owned hotel, stopping to visit hidden gardens and historic villas.
  • Enjoy the expert support of a Country Walkers guide, your local representative in the region and the designer of this tour.
  • Savor a day on the dramatic isle of Capri, following narrow walkways past garden fences to the Gardens of Augustus or the Belvedere delle Noci viewpoint.
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8 days, 7 nights

FROM $2,798 USD

per person, double occupancy



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  • Choose from 19 handcrafted Self-Guided Walking itineraries for 2017
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  • 24/7 support from a local representative.
  • Generous inclusions: luggage transfers, all breakfasts, some lunches and dinners.
  • Your departure is always guaranteed.
  • Detailed maps and easy-to-follow route notes ensure that you’ll easily find your way.
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Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Arrival in Sorrento

Upon arrival in Sorrento, soak up stunning views from your hotel’s rooftop swimming pool of the Bay of Naples.

Accommodation: Hotel Minerva, Sorrento

This four-star hotel, located in a quiet Sorrento neighborhood, overlooks the sea and provides easy access to walking trails, public transport, and sights. Spacious guest rooms are individually decorated with tiled floors and Mediterranean-inspired colors. A rooftop swimming pool with chaise lounges, umbrellas, and a pergola, features truly stunning views over the entire Bay of Naples, island of Capri, and Mt. Vesuvius. The restaurant and bar, with indoor and outdoor seating, are equally scenic and serve the region’s fresh cuisine. Also on site is a fitness center.

Day 2

Sant’Agata – Torca loop on the Sirenuse Trail

Today’s garden-fringed loop follows narrow alleyways onto terraced hillsides covered in ancient olive groves and backed by the shimmering sea. Return through hushed pine forest to the charming town of Sant’Agata for lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel Minerva, Sorrento

This four-star hotel, located in a quiet Sorrento neighborhood, overlooks the sea and provides easy access to walking trails, public transport, and sights. Spacious guest rooms are individually decorated with tiled floors and Mediterranean-inspired colors. A rooftop swimming pool with chaise lounges, umbrellas, and a pergola, features truly stunning views over the entire Bay of Naples, island of Capri, and Mt. Vesuvius. The restaurant and bar, with indoor and outdoor seating, are equally scenic and serve the region’s fresh cuisine. Also on site is a fitness center.

Day 3

Isle of Capri

Explore the enchanting Isle of Capri, from the cafés and chic boutiques of its bustling main square to quieter pathways flanked by elegant villas and lush gardens. Walk to the Belvedere delle Noci for spectacular views of offshore rock formations, swim in the island’s aquamarine waters, or tour the cave-studded coastline by boat

Accommodation: Hotel Minerva, Sorrento

This four-star hotel, located in a quiet Sorrento neighborhood, overlooks the sea and provides easy access to walking trails, public transport, and sights. Spacious guest rooms are individually decorated with tiled floors and Mediterranean-inspired colors. A rooftop swimming pool with chaise lounges, umbrellas, and a pergola, features truly stunning views over the entire Bay of Naples, island of Capri, and Mt. Vesuvius. The restaurant and bar, with indoor and outdoor seating, are equally scenic and serve the region’s fresh cuisine. Also on site is a fitness center.

Day 4

Optional Massa Lubrense walk or Pompeii visit

Spend today discovering Sorrento’s shady gardens, museums, pedestrian-friendly streets, and Cape Sorrento beachfront–or travel by train to Pompeii and Herculaneum. Alternatively, enjoy stunning coastal panoramas along the Massa Lubrense walking loop, which passes through hamlets shaded by centuries-old lemon and olive trees.

Accommodation: Hotel Minerva, Sorrento

This four-star hotel, located in a quiet Sorrento neighborhood, overlooks the sea and provides easy access to walking trails, public transport, and sights. Spacious guest rooms are individually decorated with tiled floors and Mediterranean-inspired colors. A rooftop swimming pool with chaise lounges, umbrellas, and a pergola, features truly stunning views over the entire Bay of Naples, island of Capri, and Mt. Vesuvius. The restaurant and bar, with indoor and outdoor seating, are equally scenic and serve the region’s fresh cuisine. Also on site is a fitness center.

Day 5

Path of the Gods: Nocelle to Bomerano

Cross the mountains to picturesque Positano, whose brightly colored houses spill dizzyingly down to the sparkling blue Mediterranean. Afterwards, enjoy spellbinding vistas of the Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi coast from the legendary Path of the Gods. Your home tonight is elegant medieval Ravello—perched tranquilly between the mountains and sea.

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Fraulo, Ravello

In Ravello’s privileged location overlooking the winding Amalfi coastline and Mediterranean, this historic four-star villa offers light and spacious guest rooms with tiled floors and classic décor, which is carried throughout the lounge and dining areas. Breathtaking sea views abound from guest rooms, the infinity pool and surrounding terrace. Local organic fare is featured in its restaurant, with alfresco dining and bar.

Day 6

Upper Valley of the Mills to Pogerola

Walk this morning from Scala, the Amalfi Coast’s oldest town, into the Upper Valley of the Mills, a lush domain of chestnut forest, gurgling streams, and waterfalls that once powered 13th-century paper mills. After lunch at a family-run osteria, descend to Amalfi and return to Ravello.

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Fraulo, Ravello

In Ravello’s privileged location overlooking the winding Amalfi coastline and Mediterranean, this historic four-star villa offers light and spacious guest rooms with tiled floors and classic décor, which is carried throughout the lounge and dining areas. Breathtaking sea views abound from guest rooms, the infinity pool and surrounding terrace. Local organic fare is featured in its restaurant, with alfresco dining and bar.

Day 7

Sambuco to Atrani via San Nicola

Today’s path ascends gradually through orchards and chestnut forest to sweeping panoramas at the former San Nicola convent. Descend through lush lemon groves to Minori’s ancient Roman Maritime Villa and the labyrinthine streets of tiny Atrani village.

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Fraulo, Ravello

In Ravello’s privileged location overlooking the winding Amalfi coastline and Mediterranean, this historic four-star villa offers light and spacious guest rooms with tiled floors and classic décor, which is carried throughout the lounge and dining areas. Breathtaking sea views abound from guest rooms, the infinity pool and surrounding terrace. Local organic fare is featured in its restaurant, with alfresco dining and bar.

Day 8

Departure from Naples

Transfer to Naples for onward travel connections.

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Day 1

Arrival in Sorrento

Upon arrival in Sorrento, soak up stunning views from your hotel’s rooftop swimming pool of the Bay of Naples.

Accommodation: Hotel Minerva, Sorrento

This four-star hotel, located in a quiet Sorrento neighborhood, overlooks the sea and provides easy access to walking trails, public transport, and sights. Spacious guest rooms are individually decorated with tiled floors and Mediterranean-inspired colors. A rooftop swimming pool with chaise lounges, umbrellas, and a pergola, features truly stunning views over the entire Bay of Naples, island of Capri, and Mt. Vesuvius. The restaurant and bar, with indoor and outdoor seating, are equally scenic and serve the region’s fresh cuisine. Also on site is a fitness center.

Day 2

Sant’Agata – Torca loop on the Sirenuse Trail

Today’s garden-fringed loop follows narrow alleyways onto terraced hillsides covered in ancient olive groves and backed by the shimmering sea. Return through hushed pine forest to the charming town of Sant’Agata for lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel Minerva, Sorrento

This four-star hotel, located in a quiet Sorrento neighborhood, overlooks the sea and provides easy access to walking trails, public transport, and sights. Spacious guest rooms are individually decorated with tiled floors and Mediterranean-inspired colors. A rooftop swimming pool with chaise lounges, umbrellas, and a pergola, features truly stunning views over the entire Bay of Naples, island of Capri, and Mt. Vesuvius. The restaurant and bar, with indoor and outdoor seating, are equally scenic and serve the region’s fresh cuisine. Also on site is a fitness center.

Day 3

Isle of Capri

Explore the enchanting Isle of Capri, from the cafés and chic boutiques of its bustling main square to quieter pathways flanked by elegant villas and lush gardens. Walk to the Belvedere delle Noci for spectacular views of offshore rock formations, swim in the island’s aquamarine waters, or tour the cave-studded coastline by boat

Accommodation: Hotel Minerva, Sorrento

This four-star hotel, located in a quiet Sorrento neighborhood, overlooks the sea and provides easy access to walking trails, public transport, and sights. Spacious guest rooms are individually decorated with tiled floors and Mediterranean-inspired colors. A rooftop swimming pool with chaise lounges, umbrellas, and a pergola, features truly stunning views over the entire Bay of Naples, island of Capri, and Mt. Vesuvius. The restaurant and bar, with indoor and outdoor seating, are equally scenic and serve the region’s fresh cuisine. Also on site is a fitness center.

Day 4

Optional Massa Lubrense walk or Pompeii visit

Spend today discovering Sorrento’s shady gardens, museums, pedestrian-friendly streets, and Cape Sorrento beachfront–or travel by train to Pompeii and Herculaneum. Alternatively, enjoy stunning coastal panoramas along the Massa Lubrense walking loop, which passes through hamlets shaded by centuries-old lemon and olive trees.

Accommodation: Hotel Minerva, Sorrento

This four-star hotel, located in a quiet Sorrento neighborhood, overlooks the sea and provides easy access to walking trails, public transport, and sights. Spacious guest rooms are individually decorated with tiled floors and Mediterranean-inspired colors. A rooftop swimming pool with chaise lounges, umbrellas, and a pergola, features truly stunning views over the entire Bay of Naples, island of Capri, and Mt. Vesuvius. The restaurant and bar, with indoor and outdoor seating, are equally scenic and serve the region’s fresh cuisine. Also on site is a fitness center.

Day 5

Path of the Gods: Nocelle to Bomerano

Cross the mountains to picturesque Positano, whose brightly colored houses spill dizzyingly down to the sparkling blue Mediterranean. Afterwards, enjoy spellbinding vistas of the Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi coast from the legendary Path of the Gods. Your home tonight is elegant medieval Ravello—perched tranquilly between the mountains and sea.

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Fraulo, Ravello

In Ravello’s privileged location overlooking the winding Amalfi coastline and Mediterranean, this historic four-star villa offers light and spacious guest rooms with tiled floors and classic décor, which is carried throughout the lounge and dining areas. Breathtaking sea views abound from guest rooms, the infinity pool and surrounding terrace. Local organic fare is featured in its restaurant, with alfresco dining and bar.

Day 6

Upper Valley of the Mills to Pogerola

Walk this morning from Scala, the Amalfi Coast’s oldest town, into the Upper Valley of the Mills, a lush domain of chestnut forest, gurgling streams, and waterfalls that once powered 13th-century paper mills. After lunch at a family-run osteria, descend to Amalfi and return to Ravello.

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Fraulo, Ravello

In Ravello’s privileged location overlooking the winding Amalfi coastline and Mediterranean, this historic four-star villa offers light and spacious guest rooms with tiled floors and classic décor, which is carried throughout the lounge and dining areas. Breathtaking sea views abound from guest rooms, the infinity pool and surrounding terrace. Local organic fare is featured in its restaurant, with alfresco dining and bar.

Day 7

Sambuco to Atrani via San Nicola

Today’s path ascends gradually through orchards and chestnut forest to sweeping panoramas at the former San Nicola convent. Descend through lush lemon groves to Minori’s ancient Roman Maritime Villa and the labyrinthine streets of tiny Atrani village.

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Fraulo, Ravello

In Ravello’s privileged location overlooking the winding Amalfi coastline and Mediterranean, this historic four-star villa offers light and spacious guest rooms with tiled floors and classic décor, which is carried throughout the lounge and dining areas. Breathtaking sea views abound from guest rooms, the infinity pool and surrounding terrace. Local organic fare is featured in its restaurant, with alfresco dining and bar.

Day 8

Departure from Naples

Transfer to Naples for onward travel connections.

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Dates & Prices

Seasonal Tour Pricing

2017 Dates Number of Travelers
2 3 4 5 6 Single Supplement
Solo Surcharge
Sep 1 - Oct 31 $3,098 $2,998 $2,998 $2,998 $2,998 $1,275 $650
This tour is available daily, on request, from April 1 through June 30 and September 1 through October 31, 2017. Please note that the tiered tour price is based on a guarantee of a specified number of guests—should your group decrease in size, we reserve the right to alter the per person price if necessary as reflected in the Tour Price table. Please also note that the tour price includes one departure transfer from Ravello to Naples on Day 8 of the tour. If traveling in a group of two or more with separate departure times, additional charges will apply for multiple transfers. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

Seasonal Tour Pricing

2018 Dates Number of Travelers
2 3 4 5 6 Single Supplement
Solo Surcharge
Apr 1 - Apr 30 $2,798 $2,698 $2,698 $2,698 $2,598 $1,010 $650
May 1 - Jun 30 $3,098 $2,998 $2,998 $2,998 $2,898 $1,275 $650
Sep 1 - Oct 31 $3,098 $2,998 $2,998 $2,998 $2,898 $1,275 $650
This tour is available daily, on request, from April 1 through June 30 and September 1 through October 31, 2018. Please note that the tiered tour price is based on a guarantee of a specified number of guests—should your group decrease in size, we reserve the right to alter the per person price if necessary as reflected in the Tour Price table. Please also note that the tour price includes one departure transfer from Ravello to Naples on Day 8 of the tour. If traveling in a group of two or more with separate departure times, additional charges will apply for multiple transfers. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

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