Italy Self Guided Walking / Amalfi Coast
Our walking tour in the Amalfi Coast will take you to one of the most dramatic coastlines in Europe. Mountains jut steeply out of the Mediterranean and picturesque towns are nestled in the coves below. This tour begins in Paestum and ends in Naples. This self-guided hike along the Amalfi Coast takes you to Amalfi, Ravello, Praiano, Positano and the Sentiero degli Dei (Footpath of the Gods), where you will see wild mountains, old fishing towns tumbling down to the water’s edge, spectacular paths with views for miles and a highlight of visiting the island of Capri. Idyllic coastal views, heritage sights and picturesque towns make the Amalfi Coast a wonderful destination for walking.
Tour accommodations are in a splendid assortment of charming inns that will provide a sense of history and a taste of the local warmth and hospitality. This hiking vacation is more than just a great walk. It is your opportunity to fully experience the delightful countryside and wonderful people of Italy.
This self-guided tour is a fully organized vacation for the independent traveler who wants the freedom to walk at his or her own pace. There will be a driver meet you at the Paestum train station at the start of the tour and they will transfer you to your first accommodation in Paestum. At that time, you will receive a packet with detailed route instructions, maps, suggestions for sights to visit along the route and emergency support phone numbers. You can take a spontaneous detour and always feel secure that your hotel room will be waiting for you. You will be able to travel at your own pace without a guide to hurry you along or to slow you down. Your luggage will be transported each day to the next accommodation, which will be reserved and prepaid.
2022 Price: €1295 Euros pp double occupancy
- 7 nights’ hotel
- 7 breakfasts
- luggage transfers
- Visit to Mozarello cheese factory for cheese tasting
- transfers for your Agropoli hike
- private transfer to Amalfi
- trip information package that includes maps, route descriptions, suggested sights to visit
- emergency phone numbers for our Italian staff support (shorter itineraries available)
Price Does Not Include:
International flights, lunches, dinners, beverages, entrances to sights, buses, boats, and anything not included above
Moderate, travel at your own pace. There are short options for each day and you can choose to take days off and just enjoy the towns.
- Ruins of Paestum and Pompeii
- Magnificent coastal scenery
- Charming towns
- Excellent food and wine
“I loved the trip! The towns and places were beautiful – breathtaking often – and I felt like we had a very thorough experience of the Amalfi Coast. The accommodations were superb – comfortable, staff was helpful, and we always felt safe. Everything worked with barely a hitch and your itinerary was precise and easy to understand.”
We had a wonderful time! We really enjoyed the hiking, choice of locations and the hotels. The trail maps and directions were helpful but having my trail app and google maps was really helpful also. Thanks again for all you did to make this a great trip!
Day 1- PAESTUM
Arrival in Paestum, which you can reach by train from Naples or Rome with a change in Salerno. From the train station, you’ll be transfered to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day visiting the temples and be sure not to skip the museum which features 2000 years old frescoes. Hotel in Paestum.
Day 2 – AGROPOLI
Santa Maria di Castellabbate
After a visit to a Mozzarella cheese factory you will be transferred to Agropoli, where today’s walk begins. Walk up to the castle for the view, then walk across the harbor and on to St Maria di Castell’abbate. Along the way stop at a winery with an outstanding view of the bay and stop for a wine tasting light lunch (for larger groups). At the end of this trip, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Paestum. Hotel in Paestum.
Day 3 – AMALFI
Amalfi – Ravello Private transfer to Amalfi.
Never in your life have you climbed so many stairs! The road to reach Ravello from Amalfi is a long, never ending staircase with in between small, lovely hamlets. The route offers breathtaking views of the gulf. Ravello is called the balcony of the Costiera with good reason. It is a rather sleepy village with a beautiful villa to visit.
Day 4 – THE “TRAIL OF THE GODS”
The “Trail of the Gods” is the name given to the path that from Agerola (a village above Amalfi that can be reached with 20 minutes bus ride) that leads to Positano. It is a fairly long walk and it leaves you just enough time in Positano to spend some money in the fashionable boutiques of this fancy town and enjoy an ice cream before catching a boat back to Amalfi.
Day 5 – THE TIBERIO ROMAN VILLA
Capri is one of the most famous places in the world. And it is magic! Catch a boat to the island and spend 2 days there. A Funicular will take you to the upper town from the harbour. After check in, visit the archeological part of the island, by walking to the Tiberio Roman Villa along narrow alleys bordered by luscious gardens. On your way back, stop for a gelato on the piazzetta. It may be expensive, but you will see the jet set walk by!
Day 6 – MONTESOLARE
Catch the bus to Anacapri and then the chair-lift to Montesolare. The hike along the ridge is breathtaking! A sheer 300 meters drop straight into the bluest sea on one side, soft meadows covered with wild flowers on the other. The trail will lead you back to Anacapri in time for a late lunch, or bring a picnic. Take the bus back to your hotel in Capri.
Day 7 – POMPEII
Catch a boat Sorrento. Upon arrival, transfer on your own by taxi to your hotel in Sorrento. We suggest visiting Pompeii today. The hotel will assist you with information about getting to the train station and how to purchase tickets that will include your train to Pompeii and a group guided tour. Return by train to your hotel in Sorrento
Day 8: – Departure Flight from Naples
The reception at the hotel in Sorrento will be able to help you take a train back to Naples, or arrange a transfer to the airport.
TRAVEL INFORMATION: Your trip begins in Paestum and ends in Sorrento.