Naples and Amalfi’s Coast - Italy Walking Holiday

This walking tour in Naples and along the Amalfi Coast in Italy is an enjoyable experience for walkers. The Romans and Greeks were here before the growing of the Baroque Palaces and Churches of Spacca Napoli. The biggest artists were all attracted by the charm of Naples, since the early ages to the Romantic period.

From the old N'a Polis which was founded by Greeks, to the highest glory of the Baroque Age, the city and its surroundings fascinates every traveller, with its artistic treasures as well as its lovely climate and the beauty of the nature around.

Romans were not wrong when they choose Hercolanum and Baia as their privileged holiday resorts. In parallel with this 'dolce vita', the eruptions of the Vesuvius, the volcanic manifestations on the Phlegrean Fields and the frequent earthquakes fomented the people's faith in the proximity of the death's world and in the Gods. It is here, in fact, the cavern of the Sibille of Cuma, one of the most famous prophets of the Greek-Roman world. It is also here that mythology puts its most famous heroes, Enea and Ulysses, strictly linked with the region as well as Cape Misene, the Partenopean Sirens, Procida Island.

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  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Hotels Cat A: 4*+, Cat B: 4* Cat C:3* and 4*
  • Start/Finish: Naples to Amalfi
  • Distance: 4-5 hours of trekking each day
  • Duration: 7 nights 8 Days
  • Availability: Every Day, all year long. Start days except Saturday have supplements
  • Altitude: ↑5085 ft ↓6890 ft (↑1550 m ↓2100 m)

This tour has a eight day, seven night itinerary.

Cat A 4* plus

Cat B 4*

Cat C 3 nights 4* - 4 nights 3*

Day 1 : Individual arrival in Naples. Settle into the hotel before taking a stroll to discover the long, narrow street "Spacca Napoli" which seems to split the old historic city centre in two.  The old town is characterised by narrow streets, with lines of washing, baroque churches and palaces, the San-Carlo theatre, the Gallery Umberto the 1st, the Plebiscito Square.

Overnight stay in Naples.

Day 2 : Transfer using the “Circumvesuviana” train network to Ercolano. Here you begin the climb to Vesuvius, first by bus  and then on foot, enjoying the wonderful panoramic views over the Gulf of Naples. In the afternoon visit the archaeological site of Ercolano, buried with Pompeii in the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. Transfer back to Naples using the “Circumvesuviana”.

Overnight stay in Naples.

Day 3: Take the ferry to the port of Marina Grande on  Capri.  Todays hike leads to the Hermitage of Santa Maria a Cetrella, crossing the Passetiello, a narrow passage between rock faces, overlooking the town of Capri. From the top you can enjoy a stunning views of the Island and the Gulf of Naples, dominated by the Vesuvius. Descend the stone steps built by Phoenicians. Possibility of bathing.

Overnight stay in Naples.

Day 4: Transfer using the “Circumvesuviana” to Pompeii to visit the site and the Villa of the Mysteries.  Pompeii is the largest open-air archaeological site in the world. A great example of past human life, where the huge eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD fixed forever, under ashes and lava, the inhabitants in their daily activities. In the afternoon there is a private transfer to Amalfi’s Peninsula to reach the plateau of Agerola and your hotel.

Accommodation, dinner and overnight stay in Agerola.

Day 5: A pleasant days walk from Bomerano down to the small fishing harbour of Marina di Praiano. Follow the Path of the Bloomed Agaves always with a splendid view on the turquoise sea. At Marina di Praiano take the public bus to Amalfi, the most powerful Mariner Republic at the end of X century.  Whileyou are here try to visit the cloister of Paradise and the church, museum of paper.  Return by public bus to Agerola.

Dinner and overnight stay in Agerola.

Day 6: After breakfast take the bus to Amalfi. From here the walk heads along a path still used by mules carrying wood, towards the “Valle dei Mulini” (valley of the mills) . The Valley takes its name from the mills in the area used for the production of pasta. The trek continues to Ravello where the Cathedral dedicated to Saint Pantaleone stands out. The relic blood of the Saint, conserved in the Cathedral, liquefies every year. From this village, overhanging the sea at an altitude of 300 m, the view goes across the Gulf of Salerno and over the Cilento Mountains. There is an optional visit to Villa Cimbrone and to Villa Rufolo, characterised by a melange of styles, Arabic, Sicilian and Norman, which had been a source of inspiration for Wagner. Return to Amalfi on foot via Atrani where there is a chance to swim. Back to Agerola by public transport.

Dinner and overnight stay in Agerola.

Day 7 : Todays panoramic hike departs from Agerola along the "Path of Gods".  This track along the coast was, up to the XIX century, the only way to get from the small isolated villages to the tiny terraced fields and vineyards. As you descend, you get an overview on one side the entire peninsula and Capri and on the other, the Gulf of Salerno. Admire the ancient work to create safe havens where people could hide during the Barbarian invasions following the fall of Roman Empire. The Saint Dominic Monastery, clinging to the mountain, is more evidence of those turbulent times. After Montepertuso, overhung by the mountain rock-face, you descend from the cemetery to Positano. The colourful houses of Positano have been built in amphitheatre shape, overlooking the sea, giving a unique and picturesque aspect to the village. There is free time to visit Positano and chance to swim. Return to Amalfi by boat or bus and then public bus to Agerola.

Overnight stay in Agerola.

Day 8: After breakfast, at 09.00 am transfer to Naples airport, train station or city. (Transfers can be arranged at other times but will incur a supplement ).

Key details:

  • Some dinners supplied
  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • This tour will start in Naples and Agerola.
  • 4 -5 hours of trekking each day .
  • Terrain characteristics: Paths and easy country roads, stairs, some steep descents, several stairs in the Amalfi coast on day 5, 6 and 7. It is advisable to have done a little trekking practice or a little training.
  • Not recommended for persons with vertigo problems.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your walking holiday in Italy including:

  • Naples and Phlegrean Fields
  •  Pompei and Ercolano
  • The villages of the Amalfi’s Coast : Amalfi, Ravello, Positano
  • The Vesuvius
  • Capri

Getting to Italy:

By Rail/Bus – There are frequent trains between London and Naples, the journey takes approx 15-20 hours.  There are several bus companies running trips between the UK and Naples.

By Car – Naples can be reached by car via ferry  and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – The closest airport to the start of this tour is Naples (NAP).  Flights are available from several UK airports

For more information on getting to Italy please visit the Italian Tourism website.

Included
  • Accommodation in double en-suite room

    Cat A 4*+  (3 nights in 4*+ hotel in Naples and 4 nights in 4*+ hotel in Agerola.)

    Cat B 4*  (3 nights in 4* hotel in Naples and 4 nights in 4* hotel in Agerola.)

    Cat C (3 nights in 4* hotel in Naples and 4 nights in 3* hotel in Agerola.)

  • Breakfast
  • 4 Dinners in Agerola
  • Tourist Taxes
  • Private transfer from Pompeii to Agerola (day 4)
  • Private transfer from Agerola to Naples on day 8
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Tour information including route description description and information material.
Excluded
  • Journey to and from Naples
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals (Except breakfast and dinners in Agerola)
  • Public transfers by train, bus and ferry
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Fees
  • Insurance

This tour has a eight day, seven night itinerary.

Cat A 4* plus

Cat B 4*

Cat C 3 nights 4* - 4 nights 3*

Day 1 : Individual arrival in Naples. Settle into the hotel before taking a stroll to discover the long, narrow street "Spacca Napoli" which seems to split the old historic city centre in two.  The old town is characterised by narrow streets, with lines of washing, baroque churches and palaces, the San-Carlo theatre, the Gallery Umberto the 1st, the Plebiscito Square.

Overnight stay in Naples.

Day 2 : Transfer using the “Circumvesuviana” train network to Ercolano. Here you begin the climb to Vesuvius, first by bus  and then on foot, enjoying the wonderful panoramic views over the Gulf of Naples. In the afternoon visit the archaeological site of Ercolano, buried with Pompeii in the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. Transfer back to Naples using the “Circumvesuviana”.

Overnight stay in Naples.

Day 3: Take the ferry to the port of Marina Grande on  Capri.  Todays hike leads to the Hermitage of Santa Maria a Cetrella, crossing the Passetiello, a narrow passage between rock faces, overlooking the town of Capri. From the top you can enjoy a stunning views of the Island and the Gulf of Naples, dominated by the Vesuvius. Descend the stone steps built by Phoenicians. Possibility of bathing.

Overnight stay in Naples.

Day 4: Transfer using the “Circumvesuviana” to Pompeii to visit the site and the Villa of the Mysteries.  Pompeii is the largest open-air archaeological site in the world. A great example of past human life, where the huge eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD fixed forever, under ashes and lava, the inhabitants in their daily activities. In the afternoon there is a private transfer to Amalfi’s Peninsula to reach the plateau of Agerola and your hotel.

Accommodation, dinner and overnight stay in Agerola.

Day 5: A pleasant days walk from Bomerano down to the small fishing harbour of Marina di Praiano. Follow the Path of the Bloomed Agaves always with a splendid view on the turquoise sea. At Marina di Praiano take the public bus to Amalfi, the most powerful Mariner Republic at the end of X century.  Whileyou are here try to visit the cloister of Paradise and the church, museum of paper.  Return by public bus to Agerola.

Dinner and overnight stay in Agerola.

Day 6: After breakfast take the bus to Amalfi. From here the walk heads along a path still used by mules carrying wood, towards the “Valle dei Mulini” (valley of the mills) . The Valley takes its name from the mills in the area used for the production of pasta. The trek continues to Ravello where the Cathedral dedicated to Saint Pantaleone stands out. The relic blood of the Saint, conserved in the Cathedral, liquefies every year. From this village, overhanging the sea at an altitude of 300 m, the view goes across the Gulf of Salerno and over the Cilento Mountains. There is an optional visit to Villa Cimbrone and to Villa Rufolo, characterised by a melange of styles, Arabic, Sicilian and Norman, which had been a source of inspiration for Wagner. Return to Amalfi on foot via Atrani where there is a chance to swim. Back to Agerola by public transport.

Dinner and overnight stay in Agerola.

Day 7 : Todays panoramic hike departs from Agerola along the "Path of Gods".  This track along the coast was, up to the XIX century, the only way to get from the small isolated villages to the tiny terraced fields and vineyards. As you descend, you get an overview on one side the entire peninsula and Capri and on the other, the Gulf of Salerno. Admire the ancient work to create safe havens where people could hide during the Barbarian invasions following the fall of Roman Empire. The Saint Dominic Monastery, clinging to the mountain, is more evidence of those turbulent times. After Montepertuso, overhung by the mountain rock-face, you descend from the cemetery to Positano. The colourful houses of Positano have been built in amphitheatre shape, overlooking the sea, giving a unique and picturesque aspect to the village. There is free time to visit Positano and chance to swim. Return to Amalfi by boat or bus and then public bus to Agerola.

Overnight stay in Agerola.

Day 8: After breakfast, at 09.00 am transfer to Naples airport, train station or city. (Transfers can be arranged at other times but will incur a supplement ).

Key details:

  • Some dinners supplied
  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • This tour will start in Naples and Agerola.
  • 4 -5 hours of trekking each day .
  • Terrain characteristics: Paths and easy country roads, stairs, some steep descents, several stairs in the Amalfi coast on day 5, 6 and 7. It is advisable to have done a little trekking practice or a little training.
  • Not recommended for persons with vertigo problems.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your walking holiday in Italy including:

  • Naples and Phlegrean Fields
  •  Pompei and Ercolano
  • The villages of the Amalfi’s Coast : Amalfi, Ravello, Positano
  • The Vesuvius
  • Capri

Getting to Italy:

By Rail/Bus – There are frequent trains between London and Naples, the journey takes approx 15-20 hours.  There are several bus companies running trips between the UK and Naples.

By Car – Naples can be reached by car via ferry  and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – The closest airport to the start of this tour is Naples (NAP).  Flights are available from several UK airports

For more information on getting to Italy please visit the Italian Tourism website.

Included
  • Accommodation in double en-suite room

    Cat A 4*+  (3 nights in 4*+ hotel in Naples and 4 nights in 4*+ hotel in Agerola.)

    Cat B 4*  (3 nights in 4* hotel in Naples and 4 nights in 4* hotel in Agerola.)

    Cat C (3 nights in 4* hotel in Naples and 4 nights in 3* hotel in Agerola.)

  • Breakfast
  • 4 Dinners in Agerola
  • Tourist Taxes
  • Private transfer from Pompeii to Agerola (day 4)
  • Private transfer from Agerola to Naples on day 8
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Tour information including route description description and information material.
Excluded
  • Journey to and from Naples
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals (Except breakfast and dinners in Agerola)
  • Public transfers by train, bus and ferry
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Fees
  • Insurance
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