Delight in breathtaking coastal views, lush Mediterranean landscapes, and the enchanting Isle of Capri on this walking tour of the Amalfi Coast.

Journey through a landscape of fragrant lemon groves, colorful villas, and towering coastal cliffs on a walking tour of the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Stroll through picturesque seaside towns built into hillsides above crashing waves and trek the famous Path of the Gods. Delight in a visit to the Isle of Capri, a popular resort getaway since Roman times. In elegant Ravello, explore the medieval city square and visit Villa Cimbrone with its extensive gardens and panoramic views of the turquoise sea. During your tour, you’ll stay at grand seaside accommodations and historic villas enjoying meals of fresh cuisine at charming restaurants and trattorias. This self-guided Amalfi Coast walking tour features the best of the region—it’s an adventure you’ll never forget.

Highlights

  • Marvel at the stunning scenery as you walk the legendary Path of the Gods along seaside bluffs past terraced lemon groves and grape arbors.
  • 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.
  • Delight in the enchanting Isle of Capri, with its narrow walkways and lush gardens, making your way to the breathtaking Belvedere delle Noci viewpoint.
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A local representative available 24/7.
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Detailed maps & route notes featuring turn-by-turn directions and places of interest.
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Delicious meals—many are included.
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Scheduled taxi transfers to bring you to and from each day’s walks.
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Gracious accommodations that are a clean, comfortable home away from home.
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Experts to handle all the details, including moving your luggage between hotels while you’re out exploring.
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Itinerary

Wed, Apr 1 to Wed, Apr 15 - 2020

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Your tour starts in Sorrento—the buoyant, small city perched on the southern coast of the Bay of Naples, with a long tradition as a destination in the Grand Tour of European travel. Its bustling seaport attests to the many ways to arrive here—by ferry, train, or bus from Naples and beyond. You may relax by the hotel swimming pool, soaking in the view, before an orientation meeting followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Minerva, Sorrento
Included Meals: Dinner

6.3 miles, easy to moderate with challenging sections, 1,000-ft. elevation gain and loss. Afternoon option: 2.9 miles, easy to moderate, 100-ft. elevation gain and 1,200-ft. elevation loss

Your exploration of the Sorrentine Peninsula—the landmass extending from Italy’s west coast out to the Isle of Capri—begins with a loop walk along its southerly flank, providing almost constant views of the Sirenuse Islands, the tiny group of islands named for the Sirens of Greek mythology. A short transfer brings you up to the trailhead in the charming town of Sant’Agata, like Sorrento also a 19th-century destination. The route takes you past homes and gardens to the hamlet of Torca, then through narrow alleyways and out onto open hillsides with ancient terraces of olives and low Mediterranean flora. With the shimmering sea always in view, you reach a beautiful panorama that stretches from the town of Praiano to the tip of the peninsula. Entering a hushed pine forest, you then continue back into the center of Sant’Agata. Following lunch at a local restaurant, you have the option to descend to your hotel in Sorrento on foot, or to take a public bus. This evening, you may choose to relax over the stunning views at your hotel or explore Sorrento’s many excellent dining options.

Accommodation: Hotel Minerva, Sorrento
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

3.2 miles, easy to moderate, 600-ft. elevation gain and loss

Today is dedicated to exploring the enchanting Isle of Capri. You walk from your hotel to Sorrento’s harbor, where you catch one of the frequent hydrofoils to the island, a 20-minute boat trip (we regret that we are not able to pre-pay for these tickets, so they are at your own expense). Upon arrival in Capri’s Marina Grande, you take the funicular up to the main square—one of Italy’s best-known and most elegant, with its chic outdoor cafés, boutiques, and shops. Several walking options depart from here and quickly take you from this bustling scene to the quiet “streets” of the island—narrow walkways that pass garden fences, overflowing with flowers and vegetables, in front of homes and villas. One option leads to a coastal walk to the Belvedere delle Noci viewpoint and the Natural Arch rock formation; you continue along a shaded trail where the views open onto the Faraglioni, the massive rocks jutting just off shore near the Marina Piccola. Above this tiny port, you stroll through the manicured Gardens of Augustus. You may choose to then walk down to the seaside for a swim in aquamarine waters or continue back to the square for a gelato before descending the stepped walkway or boarding the funicular down to Marina Grande. Here, there is the option of boarding a small boat for a tour around the island’s rocky coast and water-level caves, including the well-known Blue Grotto. You hop a return ferry back to Sorrento in the evening.

Accommodation: Hotel Minerva, Sorrento
Included Meals: Breakfast

6.5 miles, easy to moderate with challenging sections, 1,200-ft. elevation gain and loss

Options today include staying in and around Sorrento, with many cultural or walking choices, or discovering the wider Gulf of Naples region with a visit to the archaeological sites of Pompeii or Herculaneum, an easy train ride of about 45 minutes from Sorrento’s train station. In Sorrento, you can easily explore its shaded gardens and museums, as well as its pedestrian streets with their many shops, bars, and restaurants. The seashore at Cape Sorrento, a short bus ride or easy walk away, has a beach area for swimming and lounging as well as natural rocks and Roman ruins. The day’s (highly recommended!) walking option takes you through the small streets and paths of Massa Lubrense, a town that stretches over the western tip of the Sorrentine Peninsula. The route meanders through tiny hamlets under centuries-old stands of lemon and olive trees; narrow paths pass old villas and town squares. For lunch, you can stop in Termini at a favorite local trattoria serving fresh pasta dishes or perhaps enjoy your own picnic overlooking the Bay of Sirens. You continue on through Annunziata to the Villa Murat with its stunning panorama over the Gulf of Naples. The Villa is an elegant, historic vacation home named for one of its most distinguished guests, Gioacchino Murat, the former King of Naples who was also Napoleon’s brother-in-law. Make your way down to the small fishing port of Marina della Lobra, perfect timing for a freshly squeezed lemonade or gelato before the last stretch back to Massa Lubrense where you catch a private transfer back to your hotel in Sorrento. Dinner is included this evening at a local seaside restaurant, located a short walk away in Sorrento’s picturesque port of Marina Grande.

Accommodation: Hotel Minerva, Sorrento
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

3.9 miles, moderate, 1,300-ft. elevation gain and 650-ft. elevation loss

This morning, a scenic drive (approximately 40 minutes) takes you up and over the mountains to Positano, on the southern side of the peninsula. Probably the Amalfi Coast’s best-known town, and a fishing port since the 10th century, Positano began attracting artists and the jet set in the 1920s. Its brightly colored houses and 13th-century church spill dizzyingly down to its harbor and beaches, which you can explore before it gets busier later in the day. You then catch a local bus up to Nocelle, the hillside town where you begin your walk along the famous Path of the Gods, the route high above the Amalfi Drive with tremendous views—of the mountains that form the spine of the peninsula, the winding coast below with its jewel-like towns, and the brilliant blue Mediterranean. Dramatic limestone cliffs tower alongside ancient stone terraces carpeted in olive groves and vineyards. The walk ends in the village of Bomerano, where your private driver meets you for the transfer to Ravello, your home for the next three nights. Dinner tonight is a short walk away at a local restaurant overlooking the sea.

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Fraulo, Ravello
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

6.5 miles, moderate with challenging sections, 1,550-ft. elevation gain and 1,700-ft. elevation loss. Afternoon option: 1.2 miles, easy to moderate, 950-ft. elevation loss

The elegant town of Ravello is perched between the mountains and the sea. Rich in medieval art and architecture, its car-free cobblestone streets invite exploration of its enchanting villas and gardens, such as the 13th-century Villa Rufolo with its Moorish-inspired courtyard. You depart on foot this morning from your hotel to reach Scala, the Amalfi Coast’s oldest town, and one of its six hamlets, tiny Minuta. From here, you start your walk into the Upper Valley of the Mills above Amalfi, a lush natural area with gurgling waterfalls and streams that once powered the small paper mills that were an important industry for Amalfi from the 13th century. The route alternates between shaded chestnut forest and views opening back to Ravello and down to the cultivated terraces above Amalfi. Arriving at the village of Pogerola, you might opt to stop at a family-run osteria for a savory lunch of homemade pasta and fresh seafood. Afterward, you can continue on foot along a steep ancient mule track, at one time the only connection between these tiny towns and farms (about an hour’s walk into Amalfi), or catch a local bus. Amalfi was a prosperous Marine Republic in the Middle Ages, and you can stroll its main square with the 10th-century San Lorenzo church before a transfer returns you to Ravello.

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Fraulo, Ravello
Included Meals: Breakfast

5.9 miles, moderate, 1,180-ft. elevation gain and 2,260-ft. elevation loss. Afternoon option: Minori to Ravello; 1.1 miles; moderate; 1,035-ft. elevation gain

A short transfer brings you to the village of Sambuco, from where a path ascends gradually through quiet orchards and chestnut forest to the terrace of the former convent of San Nicola, with its panoramic views of the crest of the Amalfi Coast to the east, Ravello in the distance, and the town of Minori below. After soaking in the views, you continue along a path descending through lush lemon groves to a paved alleyway just above the village, connecting the towns of Minori and Maiori. Once in Minori, you can visit the Roman Maritime Villa that dates from the 1st century AD. Returning to the route, after a short stretch on the Amalfi Drive, you can either take the steep steps up to Ravello (a steady, one-hour climb) or duck back onto a pathway through a cluster of lemon trees overlooking the sea, eventually reaching Atrani, Italy’s smallest village—with its intriguing labyrinth of narrow streets and archways. From Atrani, you can choose to continue on foot through narrow alleyways to Amalfi or to catch a local bus back to Ravello (possible from either Atrani or Amalfi).

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Fraulo, Ravello
Included Meals: Breakfast

You depart Ravello this morning, transferring about an hour-and-a-half to the city of Naples for your onward connections.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Accommodations

What's Included

Tour Only
Boutique accommodations Check
11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 3 dinners Check
Detailed water- and tear-resistant Route Notes and maps Check
Orientation meeting with a Country Walkers representative Check
Local representative available 24/7 Check
Scheduled taxi and luggage transfers (Please note: If unable to walk, it is possible to transfer with your luggage from one accommodation to the next; there may be an additional charge.) Check
Travel assistance available 24/7 provided by Allianz Global Assistance Check
Access to Self-Guided Flight Concierge—Ask our knowledgeable team to find flights that sync perfectly with your planned trip. Check
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Dates & Prices

2020 Dates Number of Travelers Pre Hotel Night Post Hotel Night
2-3 4+ Single Supplement
Solo Surcharge
2+ Single Supplement
2+ Single Supplement
Apr 1 - Apr 15 $3,648 $3,648 $1,548 $748 Call for Pricing Call for Pricing Call for Pricing Call for Pricing
Apr 16 - Jun 30 $3,798 $3,798 $1,548 $748 Call for Pricing Call for Pricing Call for Pricing Call for Pricing
Sep 1 - Oct 15 $3,798 $3,798 $1,548 $748 Call for Pricing Call for Pricing Call for Pricing Call for Pricing
Oct 16 - Oct 31 $3,648 $3,648 $1,548 $748 Call for Pricing Call for Pricing Call for Pricing Call for Pricing
This tour is available daily, on request, from April 1 through June 30 and September 1 through October 31, 2020. Please 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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