Naples, Capri and the Amalfi Coast - Italy Walking Holiday

This is a tour not to be missed.  During one week you will discover not only Naples and Pompeii, but also the Amalfi Coast, from Ravello to Positano, and the islands of Procida and Capri. 

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.  In contrast with this ‘dolce vita’, the eruptions of the Vesuvius  gave us Pompeii, unique evidence buried under ashes since 79 D.C. Then, going southward we find the beautiful coast of Amalfi and two Mediterranean islands, jewels of the Bay of Naples , Procida and Capri.

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2020 Dates Available

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Cat A: 4* +, Cat B: 4* Cat C: 3* & 4*
  • Start/Finish: Naples to Amalfi
  • Distance: 4-5 hours of trekking each day
  • Duration: 7 nights 8 Days
  • Availability: Everyday All Year
  • Altitude: ↑5080 ft (1550 m) ↓6890 ft (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*

Cat A and Cat B Itinerary

Day 1: Individual arrival in NaplesIndividual 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 and the Plebiscito Square.

Overnight stay in Naples - Hotel 4*.

Day 2: Vesuvius and Ercolano

Transfer using the “Circumvesuviana” train network to Ercolano. Here, 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. Return to Naples using the “Circumvesuviana”.

Overnight stay in Naples - Hotel 4*.

1 hour ↑656ft (200m) ↓656ft (200m).

Day 3: Capri

Take the ferry to the port of Marina Grande on Capri.  Todays hike leads crosses the Passetiello, a narrow passage between rock faces, to the Hermitage of Santa Maria a Cetrella which overlooks the town of Capri. From the top you can enjoy a stunning views of the Island and the Gulf of Naples, dominated by Vesuvius. Descend the stone steps built by Phoenicians. There is an opportunity to swim.

Overnight stay in Naples - Hotel 4*.

2 hour 15 min ↑1640ft (500m) ↓1640ft (500m).

Day 4: Pompeii and the Amalfi Peninsula

Using the “Circumvesuviana”, transfer 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.

Overnight stay and dinner in Agerola.

Day 5: Marina di Praiano and Amalfi

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 good views of the turquoise sea. At Marina di Praiano take the public bus to Amalfi, the most powerful Mariner Republic at the end of X century.  While here try to visit the cloister of Paradise, the church and the museum of paper.  Again there is an opportunity to swim.  Return by public bus to Agerola.

Overnight stay and dinner in Agerola.

3 hour 45 min ↑1148ft (350m) ↓1148ft (350m).

Day 6: “Valle dei Mulini” and  Ravello

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 Medley 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 then it's back to Agerola by public transport.

Overnight stay and dinner in Agerola.

4 hour ↑1312ft (400m) ↓1312ft (400m).

Day 7: The "Path of Gods", Saint Dominic Monastery and Positano.

Todays panoramic hike departs from Agerola along the "Path of Gods".  This track along the coast was, up until the XIX century, the only way to get from the small isolated villages to the tiny terraced fields and vineyards. On the descent, there are views of the entire peninsula and Capri on one side 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. Continue past Montepertuso, overhung by the mountain rock-face, and 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 and dinner in Agerola.

4 hour 30 min ↑324ft (100m) ↓2133ft (650m).

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 ).

All walking times and altitudes are approximate.

Key details:

  • Some dinners supplied (not on Delux tour)
  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • This tour will start in Naples and End in Agerola (or Minori for Delux).
  • 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 Minori.)

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

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

  • Breakfast
  • 4 Dinners in Agerola (Not Delux Tour)
  • Tourist Taxes
  • Private transfer from Pompeii to Agerola (day 4)
  • Private transfer from Agerola to Naples on day 8
  • Luggage Transfers
  • App with tour map and itinerary (with points of interest, services and GPS position. The App provides GPS tracks that can also be used offline).
Excluded
  • Journey to and from Naples
  • Airport Transfers
  • Dinners on Deluxe Tours and dinners in Naples all tours
  • 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*

Cat A and Cat B Itinerary

Day 1: Individual arrival in NaplesIndividual 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 and the Plebiscito Square.

Overnight stay in Naples - Hotel 4*.

Day 2: Vesuvius and Ercolano

Transfer using the “Circumvesuviana” train network to Ercolano. Here, 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. Return to Naples using the “Circumvesuviana”.

Overnight stay in Naples - Hotel 4*.

1 hour ↑656ft (200m) ↓656ft (200m).

Day 3: Capri

Take the ferry to the port of Marina Grande on Capri.  Todays hike leads crosses the Passetiello, a narrow passage between rock faces, to the Hermitage of Santa Maria a Cetrella which overlooks the town of Capri. From the top you can enjoy a stunning views of the Island and the Gulf of Naples, dominated by Vesuvius. Descend the stone steps built by Phoenicians. There is an opportunity to swim.

Overnight stay in Naples - Hotel 4*.

2 hour 15 min ↑1640ft (500m) ↓1640ft (500m).

Day 4: Pompeii and the Amalfi Peninsula

Using the “Circumvesuviana”, transfer 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.

Overnight stay and dinner in Agerola.

Day 5: Marina di Praiano and Amalfi

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 good views of the turquoise sea. At Marina di Praiano take the public bus to Amalfi, the most powerful Mariner Republic at the end of X century.  While here try to visit the cloister of Paradise, the church and the museum of paper.  Again there is an opportunity to swim.  Return by public bus to Agerola.

Overnight stay and dinner in Agerola.

3 hour 45 min ↑1148ft (350m) ↓1148ft (350m).

Day 6: “Valle dei Mulini” and  Ravello

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 Medley 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 then it's back to Agerola by public transport.

Overnight stay and dinner in Agerola.

4 hour ↑1312ft (400m) ↓1312ft (400m).

Day 7: The "Path of Gods", Saint Dominic Monastery and Positano.

Todays panoramic hike departs from Agerola along the "Path of Gods".  This track along the coast was, up until the XIX century, the only way to get from the small isolated villages to the tiny terraced fields and vineyards. On the descent, there are views of the entire peninsula and Capri on one side 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. Continue past Montepertuso, overhung by the mountain rock-face, and 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 and dinner in Agerola.

4 hour 30 min ↑324ft (100m) ↓2133ft (650m).

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 ).

All walking times and altitudes are approximate.

Key details:

  • Some dinners supplied (not on Delux tour)
  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • This tour will start in Naples and End in Agerola (or Minori for Delux).
  • 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 Minori.)

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

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

  • Breakfast
  • 4 Dinners in Agerola (Not Delux Tour)
  • Tourist Taxes
  • Private transfer from Pompeii to Agerola (day 4)
  • Private transfer from Agerola to Naples on day 8
  • Luggage Transfers
  • App with tour map and itinerary (with points of interest, services and GPS position. The App provides GPS tracks that can also be used offline).
Excluded
  • Journey to and from Naples
  • Airport Transfers
  • Dinners on Deluxe Tours and dinners in Naples all tours
  • Public transfers by train, bus and ferry
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Fees
  • Insurance
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