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 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.
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.
Arrive on the island of Capri, from the ferry crossing at Sorrento. Choose between two walks – one with an optional extension. Walk A: circular walk to Tiberio’s Roman Villa Jovis (3.3 miles/ 5.3km)
Atop the second highest peak, within a secluded part of the island, encounter the luxury retreat of the Emporer Tiberius before the route joins a clifftop path, offering sweeping views over the Gulf of Naples. Walk B: coastal walk from Anacapri to Punta Carena (4 miles/ 6.5km)
A clifftop route with far-reaching views over the Mediterranean, the stack of Faraglioni, the Gulf of Naples and the cliffs between Monte Saloro and Punta Carena. From here, you return by bus to Anacapri to reach Capri or Marina Grande. Walk C: Punta Carena to Blue Grotto (optional 3.7 miles/ 5.9km extension)
This path clings to the coast, one of the most spectacular trails on the island, with views over the coast from the cliffs and 19th century military forts.
Day 3: Walk from Termini to Marina del Cantone or Sant’ Agata to Marina del Cantone
6.4 miles/10.3km or 10.9 miles/17.5km
Private transfer from Sorrento to Sant’Agata, leading to a route along the beach at Marina del Cantone via Punte Campanelle. From your vantage point of the coastal route, you’ll find views over the Mediterranean to Capri Island, the Amalfi Coast, the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius.
Day 4: Baia di Jeranto Circular Walk
Today’s walk loops around the wild and rugged beauty of the bay, following rocky trails along the coast in this conservation area. The area is tucked out of the way, well off the tourist trail and the bay itself is ideal for a swim after a long day out walking.
Walk from Sant’Agata to Colli San Pietro and local bus to Amalfi
Old country lanes, olive and lemon groves make up the walking routes through the hills of the Colli San Pietro – an inland walk with views high above the shoreline. This is one of the most pastoral routes, with wild flowers and Mediterranean fauna overrunning the path edges.
Day 6: Sentiero degli Dei
7.9 miles/ 12.6km
From Bomerano to the vibrant mountainside village of Positano, ‘The Path of the Gods’ is possibly the most renowned of all walking routes on the Amalfi Coast, its dramatic panoramic views from the clifftops being one of the most memorable experiences of walking this route.
Via delle Ferriere short or long circular walk
3.75 miles/6km or 8 miles/12.8km
There is an option of two walks through the Valle delle Ferriere:
A short, circuit track that leaves ample time to explore the town of Ravello that afternoon.
A longer loop that takes you through to the bay of Salerno and the clifftops of the Amalfi Coast (+1.5km if starting from Amalfi).
Some personal transfers as indicated on route description
Destination Manual and Road Book (route notes) showing directions to your accommodation.
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
You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on. We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.
Our Amalfi Coast holidays are available to walk March to November.
Spring and Autumn are the best times to visit, due to the combination of diminished crowd sizes and favourable weather conditions for walking.
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
TO NAPLES AIRPORT • From Amalfi take a local bus to Sorrento • Direct bus from Sorrento to Napoli Airport http://www.curreriviaggi.it/eng/index.php Or • Bus from Amalfi to Salerno • Train from Salerno to Napoli Train Station • Shuttle bus to Airport (Alibus)
Looking for different mileages or different number of nights? Please contact us to discuss how our itineraries can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Call one of our helpful team on +44 (0)1291 689774 or e-mail us to learn more.
We will check your details and come back to you within two working days with a personalised estimate based on your requirements. We will then formally request a deposit of £100 per person (£150 for solo walkers) and book all your arrangements - find out about our full booking porcess here.
Please note this does not constitute a booking confirmation, we kindly ask you to refrain from booking any travel until we have confirmed all your arrangements.
Still Have Questions?
If you are still unsure on any of your requirements, please do enquire with us first and one of our friendly team will be happy to help you with any queries you have.