Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
Optional single supplement from £260 - £270.
Minimum age 16.
Description of Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
Amalfi coast walking holidays are exactly what you need to fill your life with an artist's palette of colour along one of Europe's most scintillating, and romantic, coastlines.
This eight-day Amalfi coast walking holiday takes place against a classic Mediterranean backdrop with mountains ascending out of the ocean ringed by walking trails and winding narrow roads.
Secret grottos and coves align the shore and make Amalfi coast walks as much about getting outdoors as they are about rest and rejuvenation. Further up the steep mountain slopes you'll be invited to follow ancient donkey trails and well-worn footpaths leading to out of the way villages and towns where citrus groves span deep gorges and ocean views are simply sublime.
This Amalfi coast walking holiday leads travellers over the Agerola Plain in order to experience the slim snaking streets of traditional Italian villages where local stores, stone churches and rustic bars provide a fascinating insight into the day-to-day lifestyles of coastal communities.
From the abundant lemons, bursting with zest, to the regional wines, made for long hot summer evenings, this area of southern Italy is a foodies' paradise with plenty of free time included within the itinerary to help travellers get to grips with the gastronomic delights of the Amalfi coast.
Alternative adventures to experience whilst walking the Amalfi coast include walks up Mount Vesuvius as well as visits to the semi-preserved citadels of Pompeii and Herculaneum, both of which offer a unique glimpse into the lives of the ill-fated Romans who once lived on the fertile volcanic slopes.
The final full day of this eight day Amalfi coast walking holiday concludes with one of the most scenic walks on the planet, the aptly named: Walk of the Gods, so if you're looking to round off your week in style then there's no better opportunity to do just that.
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40 Reviews of Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
Reviewed on 08 Mar 2020 by Val HaddenGood walks, good food, good company, great leader. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Mar 2020 by Renata KorpakThe most memorable part of the holiday was the combination of walking and sightseeing; exploring the village life in Bomerano. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Oct 2020 by Rosie MoganGreat holiday, spectacular scenery, wonderful food. This is a full on holiday with little time for relaxation. Having said that, you get to see and do a lot. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Oct 2019 by Wendy SunderlandThe most memorable part of the holiday was the walk of the Gods. A beautiful walk for scenery. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019 by Richard JonesExcellent and very enjoyable. Having never experienced a holiday like this before we would definitely go again Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019 by Myles Capstick5***** Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Apr 2019 by Carron McDiarmidThe great guide, the path of the gods from Bomerano to Positano and the visits to Ravello, Herculaneum and Pompeii were the most memorable parts of our holiday Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Sep 2019 by Christopher MenloveThe scenery was stunning.. Each day was very well organised. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Oct 2018 by Jo HalliwellAn excellent experience. Having never booked or experienced anything like it before I would wholeheartedly recommend it. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Jun 2018 by Deepa KadamAmazing. 5 on 5 Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Apr 2018 by Lorna HadfieldThe highlight was the walk of the gods. Excellent. Our guide Enrico was wonderful. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Jan 2018 by Bronwyn CrossThe Ravello trip was the most memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Nov 2018 by John CosbyThe walk of the Gods was spectacular Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Aug 2018 by Alessandra CataneoThe most memorable parts of the holiday were Vesuvio and Ferriere trekkings. Ravello between the visited cities. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Aug 2018 by Johanna NathansonFantastic mixture of walking, culture and relaxation. Really enjoyable and a lovely bunch of people who came to join it, as well as a great leader. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 May 2018 by Betsy AllesThe most memorable was being with my dear friends...and the day trip to Mamma Agata's Cooking School. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Nov 2017 by Hideko CruickshankThe beautiful weather throughout the week, blue sky with high temperature like an English summer. Plus the beautiful views which took my breath away. Thoroughly enjoyable. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Nov 2017 by Ulrika BjorklundExperiencing the Amalfi coast and getting to know the area better thanks to the leader and guide. Beautiful scenery and very good company. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Sep 2017 by Christine OThe stunning scenery was amazing! An excellent choice for anyone who wants to connect with the area and experience the peace and tranquillity. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Sep 2017 by Louise JonesWalks, scenery, Enrico our guide is passionate about the environment and always happy to answer any questions. The views are spectacular, and the walking great, accommodation and food first rate. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Aug 2017 by Penny PhillipsMost memorable was the number of steps I climbed, with a lovely group of people who I had not met before I joined the holiday...EXCELLENT Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Jun 2017 by Yvonne GilinskyOutstanding trip. A holiday of a lifetime. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Oct 2016 by Sue WarnerIt was more than I could of expected. As a single traveller I felt as if I was part of the family. Superb. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Sep 2016 by Joanne HalpinThe scenery, the panoramic views along the coast are absolutely breathtaking! Walking up to and around the top of Vesuvius was also a highlight of the trip. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Nov 2016 by Anne MonksFantastic; exactly what I was looking for as I was travelling alone. Extremely well organised. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jul 2016 by Lois EllisThe stunning views and vibrant colours - the lemon groves, bougainvillea, wild flowers etc. I especially enjoyed 'the walk of the gods'. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 May 2016 by John SavageA really good week's walking with spectacular scenery, a great guide and a really friendly hotel with great food. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Jun 2015 by Andy JacksonExcellent! Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Mar 2015 by Barry WilliamsSuperb! As it was predominantly a walking holiday our impact on the environment was reduced. We also supported several local businesses, putting something back into the economy. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Oct 2014 by Therese MooreThe hotel was really lovely with a warm and attentive atmosphere and very good simple food. Our Guide was very special and without her we would not have seen or understood the beautiful areas in which we walked, the area is outstanding and it was a very nice group. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Apr 2014 by Janet FungVery good. We has a great time and came back fitter than we were! Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Apr 2014 by Terry ManonMet/exceeded expectations....Hiking in the hail storms with high winds. Views of the Amalfi Coast. Visiting Pompeii and Hurculaneum. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Nov 2013 by Layla MakkawiA very enjoyable and well organized trip...The scenery along the amalfi coast was amazing. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Oct 2013 by Deborah StoneExcellent....The amazing view of the Sorrento Penisula when we arrived at the top of Monte Tre Calli and the fantastic scenery walking along the Amalfi coast. The walk of the Gods ending up in Positano was a fabulous walk and something I have always wanted to do - it definitely met my expectations:-) Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Oct 2013 by Karin Newburger HansenThe guide Ale was excellent!!!!!! Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jun 2013 by Penelope SeagerGreat - just what we were looking for....Hard to pick one thing in particular. Walks were all breathtakingly beautiful; the scenery is stunning. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Apr 2013 by Drew CarolineThe waterfall was the best part of the holiday Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Aug 2013 by Patricia JoyceThe Walk of the Gods finishing in Positano. Beautiful scenery!! Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Sep 2012 by Stephen BirdVery good Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Mar 2012 by Andrea BowdenThe views on the Amalfi coast can not be captured in pictures, it is so beautiful. The walks we took each day were challenging and took us to areas not seen by tourists. It was spectacular...The whole itinerary was planned well and went off without a hitch. Really a great holiday. Read full review
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 and discover what life is really like along the Amalfi Coast.
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.
PeopleAccommodation & meals:
We spend the week in the family-run Hotel Le Due Torri in Agerola, a relatively unknown area of Amalfi, so our guests are providing income to an area that does not usually benefit from tourism. All the hotel food is homemade, using locally produced and sourced goods where possible, and guests often have the opportunity to learn from their hosts how to prepare a traditional Neapolitan pizza one evening. The hotel recently installed solar panels which provide hot water for all rooms all year round.
The trip visits a local mozzarella factory, and all money spent here goes directly to supporting and maintaining this very traditional family business. We use a local bakery for packed lunches.
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.