Italy island hopping holiday in the Bay of Naples

“A 7 day guided walking holiday, or hopping really, as you jump from one walking island idyll to the next. Moderate level for activity. Off the scale for beauty. ”

Highlights

5 days of walking on Amalfi coast islands | Massa Lubrense | Sorrento Peninsula | Sorrento | Capri | Ischia | Procida

Description of Italy island hopping holiday in the Bay of Naples

After flying into Naples we transfer to the Sorrento Peninsula where we spend two days enjoying its eponymous town, a fine start to taking in the prolific beauty that this coast is famous for. Staying in the village of Massa Lubrense , we spend our first day walking into Sorrento to see this cliffside splendour.

From here we take a boat to the iconic idyll of Capri, where we spend three days. Although Capri is famous for being the rich and famous summer playground, we escape the people watchers and those wanting to be watched by walking on its empty trails that circumnavigate the island or up to panoramic viewpoints. We also have a free day here if you want to do the people watching thing, although the swimming in secret grottoes and exploring of Roman villas are also wonderful ways to spend time in Capri.

We then move on to the volcanic island of Ischia, where we spend two nights. This gives us plenty of time to enjoy the panoramic coastal walks to the fishing village of Sant'Angelo, a perfect swimming spot. We also visit the famous volcanic Maronti beach where the sand is so hot that you can cook in it.

From Ischia we sail to the much lesser known but very pretty Procida, the Bay of Naplesí smallest island and best-kept secret. Boasting lemon groves and pastel coloured villages, waterside cafes and heavenly hamlets such as Corricella, walking here is like something out of a movie. Which makes sense, given that it has been used for locations in classic such as Il Postino and The Talented Mr Ripley. Luckily it still is off the mass tourism trail, making this a perfect closing scene for our week on the Amalfiís special islands.

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Responsible tourism: Italy island hopping holiday in the Bay of Naples

Accommodation & meals:
On this trip we stay in the lesser-known parts of the islands in the Bay of Naples and Sorrento Peninsula, mainly in family-run or locally owned hotels. By choosing our accommodation in small towns such as Massa Lubrense and Anacapri, guests are providing income to areas which don't normally receive the same tourism influxes as other popular tourism destinations in the region. All the hotel food is homemade, using locally produced and sourced goods where possible. When picnic lunches are arranged, the produce and ingredients are purchased from small local bakeries thus helping to sustain small family-run businesses.

Community:
We support the community by using businesses in the village. By using local restaurants, family-run hotels and buying from local shops and using local transfers, we directly contribute to income for many people here. During the trip there will be many opportunities to interact with local people, purchase locally produced handicrafts and to support small street vendors by trying authentic food.

Group size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in a unique, family-run hotel that cannot benefit from big coach tours and other mass tourism due to its limited size.

Activity:
Few holidays have as little detrimental impact on the environment and local residents as a walking trip. It is a quiet, low impact activity requiring comparatively little resources to support. Erosion on and adjacent to popular paths is a growing problem and our trip leaders encourage clients not to stray from paths to minimise this. We do believe in leaving more than just footprints, however; this walking tour actively encourages guests to chat with local people, visit local cafes and bars, purchase local produce, gifts and crafts. By walking the clients have the opportunity to get off the classic tourist trails and discover the most authentic parts of the islands.

UK office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

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