Amalfi Coast walking holidays

If ever there was a place to do the Full Monti, the Amalfi Coast is it! Keep your sunhat on, though.
On walking holidays along the Amalfi Coast, you have to constantly watch your step. Not just because you will be traversing some rough terrain, with vertiginous drops, but because you will nearly always fall into that trap of walking while reviewing that photo you just took, because every viewpoint seems to make your heart beat just a little bit faster. The joy of walking along the Amalfi Coast, however, is that you can just take your time. Take it in. Take fewer photos because there will always be more stunners around the next corner. We have a good mixture of small group holidays and tailor made, self guided walking holidays, the majority being centre based. However, if you take on a walk from, for example, Amalfi to Sorrento, you walk from one accommodation to the next, with your bags transported for you.
Monti Lattari Regional Park

Monti Lattari Regional Park

If you associate the Amalfi Coast with glamour and beauty, the Monti Lattari Regional Park is a bit like that catwalk moment at the end of a fashion show when all the models parade at once. We applaud the beauty of the Monti Lattari mountain range which provides the most stunning backbone to the coast, packed with ancient walking trails and Apennine allure. Protected by the eponymous Regional Park which straddles both the coast and the Sorrentine Peninsula, the tallest of these beauties are Sant’Angelo ai Tre Pizzi and Monte Faito.

Although your tour operator will know all the best trails, walkers often love a map in advance, so treat yourself to the Monti Lattari walking map, published by the CAI (Club Alpino Italiano) before you go, or buy it in a local bookshop.
Path of the Gods

Path of the Gods

In Italian, the Sentiero degli Dei is famous for being one of the world’s most exquisite walking trails, linking the tiny mountain villages of Agerola and Nocelle, with views to die for. Another reason for its holy moniker perhaps. Not too challenging, it takes between four to five hours, although that depends how often you stop and weep for joy. There are gorges, cliffs and precipices to negotiate, wild flower aromas to inhale and tiny villages to delight in. Most people start in Bomerano and head west to Positano, with a long stepped pathway down to the sea for the most heavenly reward.

Our top Amalfi Coast Holiday

Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy

Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy

Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages

From £999 to £1529 8 days inc UK flights
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Valle delle Ferriere Natural Reserve

Valle delle Ferriere Natural Reserve

This valley is a hiker’s haven, boasting a landscape of waterfalls peppered with moss covered rocks, high rocky ridges, south facing tracks, the Canneto River trail, ancient forests, rare orchids and ferns. There is cultural heritage, too, in the iron foundries which give it the ferriere name, some of which date back to the time of the Maritime Republic. Start your walking route up at an elevation within the Monti Lattari and head down through the chestnut woods of the Vallone dei Mulini, at the bottom of which you will also discover historic paper mills where the famous Amalfi paper was once produced. The walk between Pontone and Amalfi is 6km long and is a popular one, taking three to four hours over easy terrain.
Island of Capri

Island of Capri

The glamour and glitz of Capri can be a little overwhelming for those who seek solace in quiet places of beauty. However, the island also boasts some wonderful hiking trails, such as the coastline trail that follows a fortress system build by the French and British in the 19th century. Or the panoramic trail up to Terrazza di Tragara with views across to Monte Solaro.

The Via Krupp on Capri is a switchback stunner, cut into a vertical cliff in 1902, and closed for 30 years after a landslide in 1976. It still often closes, so do get an update before you go. If it’s open, make sure you enquire about the real history of this path. There is a secret or lie for each switchback, it would seem. Don’t miss wandering around the Gardens of Augustus on the path, open March to November.
Written by Catherine Mack
Photo credits: [Page banner: jpitha] [Intro Box: Pete Sheffield] [Monti Lattari Regional Park: shemhamforash] [Path of the Gods: Ken Mayer] [Valle delle Ferriere Natural Reserve: Giuseppe Milo] [Island of Capri: dr_tr]
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