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What’s included

  • An experienced English speaking Italian leader.
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option). If you are travelling land only, check with our office for joining time at the airport.
  • Single timed group transfers to/from Naples airport at the start and end of the holiday.
  • Private road transfers throughout (there is one short 10-minute public bus ride on Day 2).
  • A ferry from Positano to Amalfi on Day 3, and from Amalfi to Capri, and from Capri to Naples on Day 6.
  • A good 3 star hotel in central Naples on bed and breakfast basis
  • A pleasant family run hotel in Bomerano, full board (picnic lunches)
  • Entrance to Vesuvius and Pompeii.
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece
  • The option of joining one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds.

Trails of Naples, Capri & the Amalfi Coast

Walking & Trekking

Italy | Walking & Trekking

Trails of Naples, Capri & the Amalfi Coast
Gentle / Moderate

Gentle: Suitable for people who enjoy easy-paced walks or exploring the countryside on foot.

Moderate: Suitable for anyone who enjoys hill walking.

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Grade: Gentle / Moderate ? Gentle / Moderate
Duration:  8 days from the UK  
Walks on: 5 days

Flight inclusive from £1,250,
Land only from £935

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Exhilarating walking including the 'Path of the Gods', on the spectacular Amalfi coast

Highlights

  • Enjoy a rich variety of coastal and mountain walks including the famed ‘Path of the Gods’
  • Spend a full day exploring Capri on foot; the home of the beautiful people
  • Climb Mount Vesuvius and visit the evocative ruins of ancient Pompeii
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City of Naples

Reviews          

A wonderful week of coastal walking, helped by great weather, good wine and rather a lot of ice cream! Real highlights for me were the guided walk on Capri, and exploring Naples - what an incredible, underrated city. Definitely a taste of La Dolce Vita.
J Limburn-Turner, Mountain Kingdoms

We met very interesting people and all got on well together. The walking, although difficult, was beautiful. Our guide Veronica was excellent and made our trip.
Mrs D S, West Yorkshire

We cannot praise Veronica enough for her professionalism and attention to detail regarding her clients' comfort and needs, she also made us amazing lunches.
Mr F, West Midlands

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The Amalfi Coast in sunny, southern Italy offers all the ingredients for this perfect one-week walking holiday – great food, beautiful scenery, Italian culture and a dash of ancient history.

Here pretty villages cling to the white, near vertical cliffs which rise steeply from a brilliant turquoise sea. We walk the ancient mule trails of the Sorrento peninsula, passing through deep, heavily wooded valleys and between steeply terraced vineyards.

There is time to explore the picturesque towns of Amalfi and Positano; we climb the smoking crater of Vesuvius, walk the fascinating ruins at Pompeii and join the rich and beautiful on a day hike around the charming island of Capri.

Our holiday concludes in vibrant Naples where we explore the remarkable UNESCO World Heritage listed center on foot, and can try the best pizza in Italy!


At a glance

Grade: Gentle / Moderate
Gentle / Moderate

Duration:  8 days from the UK  
Walks on: 5 days

Max. Altitude: 1,281m

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Naples

Accommodation types: Hotels

Meal arrangements: All meals are included except 1 lunch and 2 dinners in Naples. All lunches are delicious locally sourced picnic lunches.

Itinerary overview
DayActivity
1
Fly to Naples. Transfer to Bomerano on the Agerola plain.
2
Walk through the Valle delle Ferriere to Amalfi.
3
Walk the Path of the Gods to Positano, afternoon at leisure.
4
Transfer to Vesuvius, walk to the summit, 1,281m. Explore ruins at Pompeii.
5
Monte Tre Calli walk from Bomerano.
6
Ferry to Capri, walking tour of island. Ferry to Naples.
7
Sightseeing tour of central Naples. Afternoon at leisure.
8
Transfer to airport for flight to London.
Leader: Local leader, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Local leader, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Our holidays on the Amalfi Coast are led by professional Italian guides who speak excellent English and know the area well.

Guides for this trip include Veronica Verde, an enthusiastic licensed guide who speaks 5 languages in addition to her mother tongue, Italian. Veronica is a keen trekker who loves nature. Her favourite places to walk, outside Italy, are Iceland, New Zealand and Scandinavia.


Trails of Naples, Capri & the Amalfi Coast Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - FLY TO NAPLES AIRPORT. TRANSFER TO BOMERANO.

    You will be met on arrival at Naples airport by your guide for the transfer to Bomerano. Please note there will be a single group transfer; please contact us for the timings of this if you are booking your own flights. If the flights you book don’t fit with the main group transfer, then you will need to make your own way to Bomerano.

    Bomerano is one of three sleepy villages which merge together on the Agerola plain above the Amalfi coast, and it makes the perfect base for exploring the spectacular coastline right from the front door of the hotel. You will stay in a friendly, centrally located, family run hotel for the next five nights.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hotel Gentile or Similar, Bomerano
  2. Day 2 - Walk to Amalfi through the Valle Delle Ferriere - 6 hours. 900m ascent/descent.

    A 10 minute bus ride around the Agerola plain will take you to the start point for today's walk, which is probably the most demanding of the holiday. You climb steadily for around 40 minutes through small farmsteads, on wide agricultural tracks, with good views back over Agerola. Toward the top of the pass you will see timber works where the support stakes are being produced for the region's many lemon trees and vines.

    The initial descent from the pass is steep but you then contour around the valley on a narrow wooded track. This section of the route is rarely trekked; it can be slightly overgrown but is wonderfully tranquil. Listen out for the bells of grazing goats, and more importantly for the approach of mules laden with wood en-route to the timber works, and be sure to give them plenty of space to pass. The route is lined with orchids and wood roses; green salamanders scuttle away as you approach.

    After a cleft in the rock, views of the valley open out ahead and you get a better sense of where you're heading. The mostly shady path takes you past a series of waterfalls, one of which makes for a perfect picnic spot, complete with pools to cool your feet in.

    Continuing to contour round the hillside, you finally round a bend and the first tantalising glimpse of Amalfi set amidst cascading lemon tree terraces, appears beneath. The glorious vista remains with you as you descend through the lemon groves into the bustle of Amalfi proper. There will be time for a look round the pretty little town, or to enjoy a quick dip and an ice-cream before the group transfer back up to Bomerano.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hotel Gentile or Similar, Bomerano
  3. Day 3 - Walk the 'Path of the Gods' - 4 hours. 700m descent.

    Today's walk starts in front of the hotel heading out through the outskirts of the village. You cross over a small footbridge and then round a corner for the first of many spectacular views down over impossibly steeply terraced vineyards to the brilliant turquoise sea far below.

    The vista just gets better and better as you head toward Positano, with a prospect, on a clear day, right along the Sorrentine peninsula to Capri. Wild geranium, purple orchids, pink and white rock roses, rosemary and other fragrant plants line the way. Occasionally the path pops briefly into welcome shade but mostly the walking is in the open, with steep drops down to the left. The trail is mostly good but there are a few rocky sections, and there is a handrail in places.

    Allowing plenty of time along the way to savour the glorious views, you should arrive into the small hamlet of Nocelle after two and a half hours. It is worth descending to the Piazza Santa Croce where there is usually a small juice stall selling delicious freshly squeezed lemon and orange juice. Rest a while in the shade in front of the church and enjoy looking down over pretty Positano.

    Now you're refreshed it is time to tackle the knee-crunching steps down into town - and there are well over 1500 of them! The views, both above and below, however more than compensate. Alternatively if your knees aren't quite up to the steep descent, then there is an hourly bus you can take from Nocelle to Positano instead.

    Once down in pastel-washed Positano the afternoon is yours at spend at leisure. If you're after a swim we recommend heading up steps at the right hand side of the main beach, and walking over to the quieter Spiaggia del Fornillo - the first beach is a perfect little cove but has no lifeguard, the second is larger but still pleasanter than the main Positano beach. The water is crystal clear, but do keep an eye out for jellyfish in the summer months.

    At the end of the afternoon you will take the ferry back to Amalfi, retracing your walk along the coast, to meet your transport back up to Bomerano.

    Please note that your guide will endeavour to choose the day with the best weather to walk the Path of the Gods.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hotel Gentile or Similar, Bomerano
  4. Day 4 - Transfer to Vesuvius to summit the crater, 1,281m. Drive to Pompeii and explore on foot. 200m ascent/descent.

    An early morning departure by mini-bus will take you across the fertile Campania plain before winding up the side of Vesuvius. The walk to the top of the crater takes around 20 to 30 minutes from the parking area, on a broad dusty path with a steady gradient, and from the top you can see down into the 230m deep crater on one side, and miles out across the Bay of Naples on the other. There is little evidence to show that Vesuvius is the only active volcano on mainland Europe, other than the odd small plume of smoke wafting from a vent.

    Vesuvius dominates both the landscape of the region, and the lives of those who live in its shadow. The first known eruption was back in 79AD when it buried Pompeii, but there have been over a hundred eruptions since, with roughly one every 30 years since a big eruption in 1631. Vesuvius has been ominously quiet since 1944, and most experts consider that her next eruption is well overdue. Don't panic though - activity on Vesuvius and in the surrounding area is carefully monitored!

    Leaving Vesuvius behind you drive to the town it famously buried in 79AD - Pompeii. There are excellent complimentary maps and mini-guides available in the ticket area, and you may also like to hire an audio guide for €5. After lunch - the Tempio Dorico makes a great picnic spot with plenty of shade - your guide will give you your bearings, and recommend the must-see-sights, but Pompei is best explored at your own pace. Be aware that the complex covers a huge area, so plan a route and allow plenty of time to reach the excavations in the far corners. It is definitely worth the walk to the easterly boundary to see the amphitheatre and Palestra Grande (athletics fields). The buildings here have an attractive setting, and relatively few visitors, making it a delightful contrast to the busy area around the Forum.

    Navigating around Pompeii can be a challenge as there are always streets closed for excavation and restoration, and in addition to the key excavation numbers, there is also a secondary numbering system, and streets signs are shown in Roman numerals!

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hotel Gentile or Similar, Bomerano
  5. Day 5 - Circular Tre Calli walk from Bomerano - 4-5 hours. 600m ascent/descent.

    Walking from the door of the hotel, you head out of the village and then climb sections of stepped path, cutting between zig-zags on a deserted road. After around forty minutes you leave the road behind and ascend steeply on a small path for around an hour up to a promontory, with the Agerola plain spread beneath you on one side and dazzling airy views right down the Sorrentine Peninsula on the other. After pausing for breath you continue on Monte Tre Calli, traversing the flanks of Monte Catiello (1,326m) before continuing around the ridge above Agerola on a somewhat overgrown path through scrub and holm oak woodland. Eventually you emerge from the trees, and at the high point of around 1,200m will be rewarded with views right across the Campania plain to Vesuvius, and to the Bay of Naples beyond. From here it is a steady descent back into Bomerano, passing mountains of stacked wood, spectacular vegetable beds and, in season, heavily laden cherry trees. If it is open you may like to pause at the small limoncello co-operative store - L'Alambicco - on the way back into town. This locally produced lemon liqueur is delicious and very good value.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hotel Gentile or Similar, Bomerano
  6. Day 6 - Take the ferry to Capri for a walking tour of the island - 4-5 hours. 150m ascent/descent.

    Bidding farewell to Bomerano after breakfast, you will be transferred to Amalfi whilst your luggage is taken directly to your hotel in Naples. The ferry from Amalfi calls first at Positano, before heading down the Sorrentine Peninsula and out to Capri; the morning views from the right hand side of the top deck are magical.

    You arrive into the hustle and bustle of busy Marina Grande, where fishing boats bob in the glittering harbour in front of a cluster of colourful houses and cafes. Leaving the touristy port behind, you head upwards through cool white-washed alleyways - be sure to look back as you climb for bougainvillea framed picture-postcard views to the sea.

    Capri is only 6km long and 2.8km at its widest stretch, but is unbelievably picturesque - the impressive natural features, turquoise coves, soaring limestone cliffs, sea stacks and fragrant vegetation provide a brilliant backdrop to the luxuriant gardens, charming houses and roman ruins.

    Your walking tour will explore the eastern end of this glamorous island, on tiny car-free paved lanes and footpaths, passing briefly through the elegant, boutique lined streets of Capri town and then out past beautiful wisteria and vine-trellised villas to take in the highlights - natural and historic - which many visitors fail to find.

    In the late afternoon you will return to Marina Grande and take the ferry directly to Naples, walking the short distance to your hotel from the port.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hotel Airone or Similar, Naples
  7. Day 7 - Walking tour of Naples in the morning - 3-4 hours. Afternoon at leisure.

    In 1995 the centre of Naples was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and this morning your guide will lead you on a walking tour of the old town taking in many of the remarkable monuments and soaking up the fantastic street atmosphere. Naples is full is tradition and superstition; you will find skull carvings all over the place, and look out for the little devil horns which Neapolitans believe ward off the evil eye.

    The afternoon is free - you may like to visit the incredible Museo Archeologico, go underground in the catacombs, take a train to Pozzuoli to see the fumaroles and boiling mud at Solfatara, or just enjoy the downtown shopping area. In the evening your guide will co-ordinate a farewell group meal, this will be at your own expense. Or you are welcome to choose to dine elsewhere, there are plenty of good restaurants not far from the hotel.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hotel Airone or Similar, Naples
  8. Day 8 - Group transfer to Naples airport. Fly to London.

    There will be a single group transfer from the hotel to Naples airport to fit with the group flight time. If you are taking alternative flights, or are extending your stay in Naples, it is fairly easy to get the metro and airport bus to the airport from the hotel.

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2017

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What’s included

  • An experienced English speaking Italian leader.
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option). If you are travelling land only, check with our office for joining time at the airport.
  • Single timed group transfers to/from Naples airport at the start and end of the holiday.
  • Private road transfers throughout (there is one short 10-minute public bus ride on Day 2).
  • A ferry from Positano to Amalfi on Day 3, and from Amalfi to Capri, and from Capri to Naples on Day 6.
  • A good 3 star hotel in central Naples on bed and breakfast basis
  • A pleasant family run hotel in Bomerano, full board (picnic lunches)
  • Entrance to Vesuvius and Pompeii.
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece
  • The option of joining one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds.

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks other than tap water
  • Evening meals in Naples, or lunch on day 7 in Naples.
  • Tips


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Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Overall score:           (Based on 5 reviews)

Good local guide          

Excellent guide provided local produce for lunches and an excellent local knowledge.

Lovely guide and delicious food          

Our guide Veronica was a delight to be with, nothing was too much trouble for her. I just loved the picnic lunches - lots of local delicious delicacies. What I enjoyed was the small group size and going to place off the tourist trail.

Beautiful walks          

We met very interesting people and all got on well together. The walking, although difficult, was beautiful. Our guide Veronica was excellent and made our trip.

Our guide was excellent          

We cannot praise Veronica enough for her professionalism and attention to detail regarding her clients' comfort and needs, she also made us amazing lunches.

Wonderful          

A wonderful week of coastal walking, helped by great weather, good wine and rather a lot of ice cream! Real highlights for me were the guided walk on Capri, and exploring Naples - what an incredible, underrated city. Definitely a taste of La Dolce Vita.


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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