Go on an 8 day walking holiday in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, which is one of Italy's most beautiful coastlines. Due to its location on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula, its majestic mountains that reaches up to 1,500 meters (4,920ft.), shelters the coast from cold northen winds. This gives the sunny coastline a fantastic climate all year round, which therefore makes it an ideal destination in both early spring and late autumn. The landscape here is very diverse, and you will therefore constantly be surrounded by beautiful landscape and spectacular views. The tour takes you through both coastal cities and small mountain villages on well maintained footpaths. You will walk through olive terraces and citrus groves, accompanied by the scent of herbs like rosemary and thyme that grows wildly along the paths.
Walking time: approx. 4 hours
Today's hike will give you a great insight into both the amazing cultural- and natural heritage the Amalfi Coast has to offer. The hike begins by taking you through the small alleys of Amalfi, and on an old flight of stairs, which leads you past beautiful limestone walls onwards to the small village of Pontone, situated above Amalfi. From here, a small path takes you out on a narrow ridge where the unique ruins of Torre Dello Zirro is located. The views here are magnificent overlooking the coastal towns of Amalfi on one side and Atrani on the other. These surroundings are ideal for a picnic lunch before the trails will take you back through the small mountain village of Pontone. A downhill walk through "Valle dei Mulini" - the vally of the water mills that stretches through the forest. The Atmosphere through the vally is amazing with the gentle sound from the creek as it passes the ruins of Europes most ancient paper mills. When you once again reach Amalfi, you might want to visit the paper museum, which tells the story of the paper mills and their use. A story that dates back to the 11th. century.
Walking time: 4.5 - 6 hours
Walking time: 5-6 hours
From Amalfi you will walk through one of the oldest trails on the Amalfi Coast "Maestra dei Villaggi" or "Highway of the villages". The old mule track, now covered with asphalt, dates back to the 9th century. On the way you will pass the small villages Lone and Vittica, before you reach the impressive Santa Rosa monastery. It is also possible to take a local bus to this point, if you want to avoid walking the 300 vertical meters(984ft.) From here the path continues to the charming little village of Conca Dei Marini, located on a ridge, and overlooking the shoreline on both sides. The walk continues down to the sea and passes charming churches, situated on the hillsides with tremedous views of the rocky coast.
Walking time: approx. 5 hours
Today you head up through the green Vally of Praia, which is gives the village of Praiano its name. First you will hike up through the small alleyways of Praiano, to the small church of Santa Maria di Costantinopoli, which from it front terrace offers sweeping views over the village. From here you head out of the village and into the green, hilly terrain where the wine terraces are clinging to the hillsides up through the valley. The path ascents over the next kilometer on alternately nature trails and carved staircases. The path goes up to the little church of Sant 'Alfonso, and continues to the limestone caves of Santa Barbara, that beautifully put contrast to the green surroundings with its golden touch. Just before the small mountain village Bomerano, the path swings to the left and you have now reached the entrance to the famous and unique Sentiero degli Dei (the Footpath of the Gods). Don't cheat yourself from a short visit to the little town square in Bomorano, where there is plenty of opportunities to get a cappuccino or an ice cream, before beginning the extraordinary walk in the footsteps of the gods, with the path winding along the mountain slopes and runs all the way to Nochelle, just above costal village Positano. The views from the trail is indescribable as you walk on the steep mountain side, 600 meters (1.970ft.) above the deep blue ocean. After a good stretch on the footpath of the Gods, you decend to Praiano for one more night.
Walking time: approx. 4.5 hours
Walking time: 4.5 - 6 hours
Take a local bus up to Montepertuso. From here you begin the scenic walk around in the upper valley of Positano. Following the original paths through the forest and along the impressive view points on the trail up to Santa Maria al Castello, an ancient fortress that separates the Amalfi side of the vally from the Sorrento side. From here there is a unique view point over the Mediterranean on both the Amalfi coast and down to the Gulf of Naples on the Sorrento side. Through a fine forest the trail brings you down through the beautiful terrain. On the route there will be a possible detour for those who have extra energy, to climb the steep route up to Monte Sant 'Angelo - the highest peak on the peninsula. Whether you choose this or not, you will go on the same path through forest and scrub down to Montepertuso, An old mule track will take you the last stretch down to Positano.
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