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Mediterranean Delights – Walking the Amalfi Coast

Mediterranean Delights – Walking the Amalfi Coast

From 1000Euro per person

From Paestum to Pompei
The Amalfi coast has attracted visitors for centuries, from medieval merchants to the great writers & artists of the 20th century. Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, Salvador Dalí & Greta Garbo (to name a few) have all been enchanted by the crystalline waters & ancient lemon groves of Amalfi.
Your journey will begin in Paestum, where you can explore exceptionally well-preserved Greek temples in the archeological park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From there you’ll walk along the breathtaking cliffsides as the sparkling waters alternate from a bright emerald to a deep sapphire. Up into the mountainous hills with centuries-old olive trees & citrus groves, you’ll visit all the small old fishing villages hidden deep in the valleys, far beyond the beaten path. Soon you’ll reach Ravello, known for its artisan ceramics & incredible lemon products, & Positano, known for its architecture going back to 100 A.C. Onwards you’ll find the town of Salento, the perfect stop for a gelato, & also where you can take the ferry to the luxurious island of Capri.
After you see how the rich & famous live today on the island of Capri, go see how the rich & famous lived in ancient Rome, in the once prosperous city of Pompei, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk down the ancient Roman streets with a knowledgeable guide explaining the history of this incredible site. On your last evening, celebrate your long journey with a glass of local wine overlooking Mount Vesuvius.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

> Paestum
> Amalfi
> Walking in Anacapri
> Pompei

HOW DOES IT WORK:

We transfer your luggage

Just leave it at the reception desk with your name tag & you will find it at your next accommodation.

We book your hotels

We will book double rooms with private bathrooms in 2- or 3-star hotels, boutique B&Bs, or agritourism estates. You will find the vouchers to each hotel in your welcome package.

We supply detailed route notes & maps

The route notes can be in English, Italian, French, or German. All maps have GPS tracking.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Amalfi
  • Included
    7 NIGHTS ( in 3 Star Accommodation )
    All breakfast ( dinners on demand )
    Emergency number 24/7
    Gps Files Available
    Luggage Transfer
    Road Book & Maps
  • Not Included
    5 Dinner package ( On Request )
    Pilgrim's "Credenziale" ( Stamp book )
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Day 1 – Roma(or Naples)/Paestum

Catch a direct train to Salerno(3hs) change to a local train to Paestum (30mn). Transfer to the hotel and lunch. Spend the afternoon visiting the impressive Greek temples the stone of which turns golden in the setting sun. Theoretically, it is a non-hiking day, however, the visit of the archaeological site requires at least 2 hours walk plus the museum which is a must especially because of the superb Roman frescoes. Supper and night.
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Day 2 – Paestum/ Castellabbate/Paestum - (14 km – 4 hours)

First things in the morning we visit a mozzarella factory tasting this delicious cheese still warm. Transfer to Agropoli, visit of the town with its medieval centre and the castle. Your walking tour starts at the small harbour of Agropoli and you walk around "Punta Tresina" with ammazing views of the coast. You reach Castellabate Marina, a nice fishermen town, with white sand beaches and lovely people. Transfer back to Paestum.
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Day 3: Paestum /Amalfi/Ravello

Private transfer to Amalfi; the road along the coast is superb. Walk to the hotel,(100m.) leave your luggage then start the 4 hours uphill to Ravello. Via the “Valle dei mulini”, a scenic trail skirting a small river that used to fed ancient paper mills. Ravello is called the balcony of the “Costiera “ because of the amazing views one can enjoy from up there. This small, somewhat sleepy village is a lovely oasis of quiet in the sometimes overly busy Amalfi coast with lovely gardens, nice little squares and cobbled back alleys. 2 hours descent via Atrani among lemon groves facing the sea, takes us back to Amalfi. Alternatively, there is a bus that will take you down to Amalfi. Supper and night.
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Day 4 – Amalfi/Positano/Amalfi( 4h30)

Catch a bus from Amalfi to the trail start (15 minutes). The walk is mostly downhill, but with a few ups and downs. It is called the “Sentiero degli dei” the gods walk, because of the incredible views you enjoy and the luscious vegetation We reach the shore close to Positano and we spend some time in this world-famous little town. Shopping is a feast! We head back by boat to Amalfi; Before returning we stop for what will become a sweet habit: savouring an ice cream at a cafè table while watching the colourful stream of people strolling around. Again, the view from the sea of the colourful houses tumbling down from the steep hill into a dark blue sea is awesome!
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Day 5: Amalfi/Capri – (3 hrs walk)

Capri is a must, and beside the centre of both Capri and Anacapri surprisingly uncrowded. Catch the boat to this little corner of Paradise, take a nice hike, to one of the Roman villas, enjoy the shops, the boutiques and cafes. Supper and night.
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Day 6 - Capri/Capri

Spend a second night in Capri and enjoy a beautiful loop from Anacapri. Take the cable car and then walk the ridge along the cliffs, On one side there are pine trees and mellow pastures, on the other a sheer drop of at least 300 m down to the bluest see. An amazing experience! Night same hotel.
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Day 7 - Capri /Naples/ Roma

Catch the boat to Naples then a train to Rome or your next destination

Location

The Map of your Walk

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