Hiking Italy’s Romantic Neopolitan Coast

Walking the Amalfi Coast is an opportunity to see another side of Italy’s most celebrated, romantic region. From the bold and bright towns that stretch from Sorrento, to the more pastoral and historic features of the Mediterranean landscape, you’ll walk clifftop paths that offer a breath-taking vantage point over the hills, towns and surrounding coastline.

  • See another side of Italy’s famed Neopolitan coast
  • Hike the famous ‘Sentiero degli Dei’ (Path of the Gods) to the famous village of Positano, nestled in between the surrounding cliffs
  • Walk clifftop paths along the island of Capri, with spectacular views over the Gulf of Naples, Mt Vesuvius and the surrounding Mediterranean
  • The birthplace of some of Italy’s most famous cuisine, including Pizza and Limoncello
  • Cross paths with some of the most famous colourful villages of Amalfi, as well as lesser-known towns and villages, away from the tourist trail

RouteAmalfi Coast
Duration7 nights/6 days walking
Length46 mi (73km)
GradeEasy to Moderate
AvailabilityMar - Nov
Price from£675
Holiday CodeITA-AMF

Why this Walk?

Take footpaths that snake up through the mountains and lemon groves of Amalfi, a network of ancient pathways that lead through the clifftops to cobble-street towns and smaller villages nestled into the valleys and forested peaks. The ‘Sentiero degli Dei’ (Path of the Gods) is a common highlight of this route, a clifftop path with awe-inspiring views over the island of Capri and the Mediterranean, leading to the colourful village of Positano. Photogenic clifftop villages like Positano are one of many compelling draws for visitors to Amalfi. You’ll also get the opportunity to see another side of the beautiful island of Capri, roaming the winding hillsides to historic landmarks like the ancient villa of the Emporer Tiberius. By experiencing the Amalfi Coast on foot, you’re enjoying the best of the popular towns and sights of the area as well as visiting places steeped in tradition and local culture.

The Path

The route is well-waymarked, particularly the distinctive red and white signposts that lead walkers over the famous ‘Sentiero degli Dei’. The former is a memorable section of this walk, but also an exemplary case of the clifftop routes that feature around the coast of Amalfi, from which you have some of the most enviable vantage points for Capri, the Gulf of Naples and colourful hillside towns – such as Positano.

Junctions of old mule tracks, terraced vineyards and lemon groves snake around the hillsides of Amalfi, with a few crossings over road as you follow the old routes that served as the means of trade and distribution between farms, villages and towns.

The Accommodation

Staying in historic towns, you can expect the places you stay to have a refined, stately character, where you're sure of a warm welcome from the many family-run hotels in this region after long days out walking along the coast.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis, with all rooms having private bathrooms. On each night's stay there will be many opportunities to visit local restaurants or taste a selection of wine from the region. Depending on the time of year you visit, routes may be slightly altered to fit alternative accommodation where our usual options are booked up (mainly the high summer season). In choosing alternative accommodation, we strive to maintain similar standards and quality.

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Itinerary: Walking Sorrento to Amalfi

Days: 6 (7 nights)| Distance: 32.5 mi (52.5 km) | Difficulty: Easy to Moderate | Comfort: 3/4 | Price: from £675 p.p.

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PricesTwo people sharing (p.p.)Single person (in a group)Solo person
1/3/19 - 30/3/19£675£1095£1310
31/3/19 - 12/4/19£690£1130£1345
13/4/19 - 22/4/19£950£1650£1860
23/4/19 - 25/5/19£780£1290£1505
26/5/19 - 24/6/19£850£1425£1640
25/6/19 - 28/7/19£870£1470£1685
29/7/19 - 8/8/19£915£1565£1780
9/8/19 - 24/8/19£950£1650£1860
25/8/19 - 31/8/19£935£1585£1795
1/9/19 - 30/9/19£870£1470£1685
1/10/19 - 13/10/19£755£1240£1455
14/10/19 - 31/10/19£705£1175£1390
1/11/19 - 30/11/19£675£1095£1310
  • What's Included?

    What’s Included?

    • 7 nights bed and breakfast
    • Luggage transfers during the walking programme.
    • Some personal transfers as indicated on route description
    • Destination Manual and Road Book (route notes) showing directions to your accommodation.

    Not Included

    • City taxes (per person) only payable direct to accommodations – The prices below indicates the total to pay per person, rather than per night.
    • Please consider that city tax can vary during the year and new taxes can be introduced (Sorrento 3€ (total), Massa Lubrense-Marina del Camtone 2€, Amalfi 4.5€)
      • Packed lunches (own arrangements)
      • Evening meals (own arrangements)
      • Please note that some days require transfers by public transport at your own cost
      • Travel to Sorrento / from Amalfi
  • Price Info.

    Holiday arrival/departure dates:

    You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on. We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.

    Please note that unlike our UK holidays there are 6 separate price bandings.

    Please check the dates and prices carefully before booking. We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements. (Holiday price determined by your arrival date).

  • Getting There

    The Amalfi coast is primarily served by Naples airport, with transport to Sorrento served by bus or trains leaving the city of Naples, following a transfer from the airport.

    You are responsible for booking your air travel to airports and onward travel to your first accommodation and from your accommodation on departure.

    We are able to arrange private transfers, please advise at time of booking:

    • Napoli Airport to Sorrento -           £140
    • Amalfi to Napoli Airport -           £155

    • From Amalfi take a local bus to Sorrento
    • Direct bus from Sorrento to Napoli Airport
    • Bus from Amalfi to Salerno
    • Train from Salerno to Napoli Train Station
    • Shuttle bus to Airport (Alibus)

  • Best Time to Travel

    Spring and Autumn are the best times to visit, due to the combination of diminished crowd sizes and favourable weather conditions for walking.


Further Reading

For more inspiration on the Amalfi Coast, you may wish to visit its Lonely Planet page

Or their official tourism website

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