Amalfi Coast budget walking holiday
Description of Amalfi Coast budget walking holiday
Certain sections of southern Italy's glitterati would have you believe that the Amalfi Coast is off-limits for budget travellers however, we'd have to disagree as this wonderful week of walking goes to prove.
We've created an excellent itinerary that takes in the world-famous coastline from a whole new perspective with lesser-known, and less-crowded, walking trails putting you in the most perfect of pictures.
From the Footpath of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei) to the Highway of the Villages (Maestra dei Villaggi), this walking holiday on the Amalfi Coast also encompasses all of the highlights with overnight accommodation in Bomerano, Amalfi and the seaside village of Praiano providing ample opportunities for a memorable, and unique, holiday in southern Italy.
Our tailor made itinerary includes route notes, maps and luggage transfers between accommodation to ensure you get to stroll in the utmost confidence and comfort. Chestnut forests, citrus groves and terraced vineyards align the Amalfi Coast and you'll be invited to walk with the scent of sea breeze, wild rosemary and lemon zest for an average of 12kms per day at a pace that suits you best.
This walking tour really is as accessible as the name suggests with opportunities to budget for treats along the way as you pass by churches, castles and agricultural landscapes and pause for lazy lunches and seafood suppers overlooking the glittering Tyrrhenian Sea and the Bay of Naples.
Fashionable, yes, of course, however, affordable? You'd be surprised. This walking tour on the Amalfi Coast places you within the Mediterranean meadows and on the less-crowded trails so you can start to explore one of the world's most alluring coastlines from a uniquely affordable angle.
PlanetThis holiday takes place away from the most popular – and thus harmful to wildlife - tourist paths of the Amalfi Coast. It’s in the wilderness of the Amalfi Coast. The vegetal landscape of the Lattari Mountains is quite diverse - by the sea and on the best exposed slopes the carob predominates; in the internal areas prevail the holm oak, the flowering ash, the oak, the strawberry tree and the heather.
To minimize environmental footprint and negative impact on wildlife, we limit the size of our parties to maximum 6 people for this holiday. Our local team actively participates in the planning of new footpaths & trails, and the regular cleaning and way marking of many of these – in collaboration with the local authorities and local population, to ensure there is no risk of harming local wildlife.
On this itinerary, we have arranged all walks to be hotel to hotel, so that environmental impact related to car transfers is minimized. Private airport transfers are not encouraged, so that clients must arrive and depart form the area using public transport, mostly trains.
Our local team also actively cooperates with FAI, the National Trust for Italy, on different initiatives related to nature protection in the area.
PeopleOn this walking holiday our aim is to discover for you those places where you can feel and taste the ‘real spirit’ of southern Italy. Off the beaten track, although close to known tourist areas, we find those authentic places most tourists don’t get to.
This tour not only delivers authentic local experiences to our clients, but we also take active steps to care for the destination they travel to. We intend not only to save natural areas from more destructive forms of exploitation, but also where possible to improve the economic and social conditions of the local communities, safeguarding the local traditions and culture.
This tour is for real walkers, who are looking to experience the real local culture – in ways that benefit local communities. During the tour we pass through many coastal villages where we can stop for some lunch or a snack. We also encourage our guests to visit local gardens, museums and attractions to help support the maintenance of these.
We are proud of our selection of accommodations on this tour. We try to avoid chain and big name hotels and prefer not the obvious places, but small, well-situated, often family-run places, with a personal welcome. Many are in historical buildings, agrirursmi (farm stays), or placed in exceptional spots, blended into the surrounding landscape. Many of our accommodation owners are walkers themselves and take an active and helpful interest in our clients’ progress, and take part in environmental initiatives in their area.