Amalfi Coast Path Guided Trail
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Choosing the level of your walks
Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.
An east to west coastal trek from Amalfi to Punta Campanella, this trail follows a varied and scenic route along the length of the Amalfi Coast.
From the coastal lemon groves and vineyards, we pass through a Natural Park, take in views of Mt Vesuvius, and traverse the Walk of the Gods. We then descend through forest and farmland to Sant’Agata and finally to our destination of Punta Campanella: the farthest point along the Amalfi Coast.
- Visit to the Ferriere Natural Park
- Views over Naples and Mount Vesuvius
- Traverse along the Path of Gods
- 8 nights’ accommodation including 5 picnic lunches and 5 dinners.
- The services of an experienced and qualified International Mountain Leader (IML)
- With flight’ holidays include transfers to and from Naples airport
We stay at a number of carefully selected hotels and an Agriturismo. In most instances the evening meal will be a set meal featuring local Italian dishes.
Hotel l'Antico Convitto (Day 1 & 2)
Via Salita dei Curiali n.4, 84011, Amalfi (SA) Tel:+ 39 089 871 849 www.lanticoconvitto.com
Hotel l’Antico Convitto is situated in the centre of Amalfi; a stone throw to the Cathedral and a short stroll to the sea front. The hotel rooms are furnished with TV, private bathroom with shower, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi access.
Hotel Risorgimento (Day 3 & 4)
Via Antonio Coppola 115, Agerola (San Lazzaro), 80051 Tel: +39 349 679 6483 www.hotelrisorgimento.it/en/
Set back from the Amalfi coast, Hotel Risorgimento is a relaxed, family-run establishment. Rooms are simply decorated with en suite shower & WC.
La Ginestra (Agriturismo) (Day 5)
Via Tessa, 2 – Santa Maria del Castello, 80069 - Vico Equense Tel: +39 081 802 3211 www.laginestra.org
La Ginestra is set on a family run estate with organic gardens, orchards and various livestock. The hotel offers modest rooms with hairdryer, satellite TV and WiFi.
Grand Hotel Hermitage, Sant'Agata (Day 6)
Via Nastro Verde, 9 – 80067 Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi
Tel: +39 081 878 0082 www.hermitagesorrento.com
Grand Hotel Hermitage is situated just outside the town of Sant’Agata which lies between the gulfs of Naples and Salerno. The family-run hotel prides itself on a friendly atmosphere and classic Italian rooms.
All rooms have private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, telephone and television. The hotel has a swimming pool.
We stay here on the April holiday only
Grand Hotel Due Golfi (Day 6)
Via Nastro Azzurro, 1 - 80061 Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi
Tel: +39 081 878 0004 www.grandhotelduegolfi.com
Grand Hotel Due Golfi is located in the charming town of Sant’Agata at the very tip of Italy’s Sorrento Peninsula. Beneath the hotel’s infinity pool, lies lush garden and a quiet gazebo area. All rooms have private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and air conditioning.
We stay here on the October holiday only
Punta Campanella Resort (Day 7 & 8)
Piazza delle Sirene, 2 8006, Nerano – Marina del Cantone – Massa lubrense. Tel: +39 081 808 1866 www.puntacampanellaresort.net/en/
Punta Campanella is located in the beautiful beach resort of Marina del Cantone. With views overlooking the bay, the hotel offers well equipped room with private bathroom, Satellite television, WiFi, hairdryer and air conditioning.
On occasion we may need to change the accommodation. If this happens, your replacement accommodation will be of the equivalent standard or higher. In the rare instance this is not possible, we will contact you in advance.
Amalfi Coast Path Guided Trail
Day 1: Arrival at Amalfi
Transfer from Naples airport to the town of Amalfi, where you will spend your first two nights.
Day 2: Amalfi to Ravello
Hike amongst lemon groves and vineyards to historic Ravello with villas, gardens and the Duomo. The town has been the home to artists, writers and eccentrics for many years, attracted by the peace and beauty of the town. The manicured gardens and winding ancients lanes are well worth exploring.
5 miles (8km), with 1200 feet (365m) of ascent, and 1200 feet (365m) of descent.
Day 3: Ravello to San Lazzaro
Head into the Ferriere Natural Park with its unusual micro climate and plants. There are impressive limestone cliffs, chestnut groves and waterfalls. It is a peaceful walk that winds up above the Amalfi Coast and heads inland. Arrive at San Lazzaro perched 2,000ft above the Amalfi Sea. The village has a handful of small shops and cafés.
7 miles (10km), with 2620 feet (800m) of ascent, and 655 feet (200m) of descent
Day 4: Free day or Ridge Walk
Take a circular ridge walk above the Agerola Plain through thick forest. There are views of Naples, Mt Vesuvius and the surrounding villages. You may prefer to opt out of the walk to visit Pompeii & Vesuvius; this is an optional trip and paid for when you are on the trip: you cannot book it in advance.
8 miles (13km), with 980 feet (300m) of ascent, and 980 feet (300m) of descent.
Day 5: Walk of the Gods
We take 10-minute bus ride to Bomerano and then start the scenic traverse along the Walk of the Gods – arguably one of the finest coastal walks in the world. There are outstanding views, pretty villages and nice places to stop along the route. In the distance, you can see the Island of Capri and small towns dotted along the hillsides. We arrive at Santa Maria del Castello – a tiny hamlet perched 650m above Positano.
You will not have access to your luggage tonight, so you need to pack appropriately. 6.5 miles (10km), with 980 feet (300m) of ascent, and 0 feet (0m) of descent.
Day 6: Santa Maria del Castello to Sant' Agata
A short climb, then long descent through forest and farmland to Sant’Agata with coastal views to the north and south. This is our longest day. Sant’Agata is a pretty town with a nice square and some great cafés and restaurants.
11 miles (18km), with 1640 feet (500m) of ascent, and 2300 feet (700m) of descent.
Day 7: Sant' Agata to Punta Campanella
Hike along a remote coastal path peppered with small hamlets and isolated farms. Below us we see rocky coastline and island hideaways. We continue to Termini and then on to Punta Campanella that marks the end of the Amalfi Peninsula. From here there are uninterrupted views to the island of Capri. We continue to our hotel with the option to climb a high hill with a chapel perched on the top: there are panoramic views and we can see the route we have followed over the past few days.
10.5 miles (17km), with 2600 feet (800m) of ascent, and 3300 feet (1000m) of descent.
Day 8: Free Day
Free day to sit on the beach, hike above Marina del Cantone, or take a day trip to the bustling hotspots of Positano, Sorento or Capri.
Day 9: Departure
Free leisure time until your transfer to the airport.
The itinerary may be subject to change at the discretion of the leader with regard to the weather and other external factors
A group transfer from Naples Airport is included for both those who have booked a flight with us and for independent travellers. Independent travellers need to time their own arrangements to meet with the transfer time stated.
Arrival: We will provide your transfer to the Hotel Albergo l’antigo Convitto in the centre of Amalfi. Meet the Trip Leader in the Arrivals Hall at Naples Airport.
Departure: A coach transfer to Naples Airport will be arranged to connect with the HF Holiday’s flight.
Please note these transfers will be timed to connect with the HF Holidays’ flights. We cannot make separate arrangements for guests arriving/departing at different times.
After a fun thirty years in the police, Nigel decided to change his hobby into a career and began guiding other people in the mountains. He has lead numerous expeditions in Central and South America, North and East Africa, Nepal and the Far East. Closer to home he has lead numerous walking trips in Italy, France and Switzerland. When he’s not working, he tries to fit in as much independent travel, walking and climbing as time will allow.
Eiger to the Matterhorn - Nigel is leading our 1st September departure in 2019
Amalfi Coast Path - Nigel is leading our 5th October departure in 2019
Peter Myers has been drawn into the mountains by a love of nature. He has been working as a trekking guide for the best part of a decade, a role which has taken him from the Highlands of Scotland to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and ultimately back to Europe where he has made his home. Aside from trekking Pete is a climbing instructor, a canoe guide and a kayak coach. He also works with young people in the outdoors.
In his free time, Pete enjoys nothing more than travelling through wild places under human power. He has enjoyed canoeing through northern Norway and Sweden, climbing on high altitude peaks in equatorial Africa and cycling across the southern United States.
Tour du Mont Blanc - Peter is leading our 26th June departure in 2019
Amalfi Coast Path - Peter is leading our 6th April depature in 2019
Dates & Prices
|Date||Description||Nights||Brochure price||Buy today for||Book|
|5 Oct 2019||ACLDW - Amalfi Coastal Path - Without Flights||8||£1,359.00||£1,358.00||Book Now|
|18 Apr 2020||ACLDW - Amalfi Coastal Path - Without Flights||8||£1,549.00||£1,549.00||Book Now|
|3 Oct 2020||ACLDW - Amalfi Coastal Path - Without Flights||8||£1,549.00||£1,549.00||Book Now|
Prices are per person
- Non-member associate fee applies: £10 per person
- Single supplement, contact us for details