The first day is all about exploring the beautiful town of Amalfi. You’ll be making your way there on your own. Once you arrive, take a leisurely stroll through the town center, or dive into the Tyrrhenian Sea for a swim. Then, visit St. Andrew’s Cathedral, which holds the remains of the saint himself.
Don’t miss out on the fascinating Arabesque cloister, either. If you’re curious, you can even visit the Museo della Carta to learn about 14th-century water-driven presses.
Today is all about exploring the charming countryside of the Amalfi Coast. First, visit the Valle dei Mulini, where you can see the ruins of some of Europe’s oldest paper factories from over a thousand years ago. Then, head to the cute little village of Pontone, where you can picnic at Torre dello Zirro and enjoy the breathtaking views of both Amalfi and Atrani.
Next, take a trip to the charming town of Ravello, where you can admire its stunning Romanesque church. For even more breathtaking views, be sure to stop by the gardens of villas Rufolo and Cimbrone, both famous for their terraces with some of the most beautiful views in the world.
Finally, you will make your way through the picturesque town of Atrani, taking in its charming white streets and unique character, before heading back to Amalfi.
640 meters of elevation gain/loss
5 hours walking time
On your third day on the Amalfi Coast, you’ll explore the beautiful Valle delle Ferriere, one of southern Italy’s most stunning nature reserves. You can start the day by taking a short bus ride or scenic hike to get to Scala.
As you hike through the valley, you’ll be surrounded by towering cliffs and the sounds of little waterfalls, and you’ll walk on comfortable footpaths. After your journey through the forest, you’ll reach the charming village of Pogerola, where you can stop for a refreshing drink and enjoy the views of Pontone and Ravello from the bar’s balcony.
Finally, you’ll head back to Amalfi, following a scenic mule track through lemon groves and marquis, with gradual descent and a gentle grade that makes the hike easy and enjoyable.
300 meters elevation gain
550 meters elevation loss
It is time to embark on a slightly strenuous but breathtaking hike along the Maestra dei Villaggi, a historic 9th-century mule track. You will pass charming villages, the impressive Santa Rosa Monastery, and scenic churches along the way. You can stop for lunch at the stunning fjord of Furore at a local restaurant to regain enough strength to continue.
After a steep ascent, you will hike through the uncultivated Valley of Praia and pass by a house once occupied by a local wizard. Finally, as you descend to Praiano, you will marvel at its picturesque inlet, Marina di Praia, and its small, natural beaches.
820 meters of elevation gain/loss
6 hours walking time
On the fifth day of your walking holidays, you’ll head uphill through the streets of Praiano towards the charming church of San Luca. After, an easy path leads you into the lush Valley of Praia, dotted with vineyards hanging from the cliffs. As you climb steeply to the Santa Barbara caves, you can take a detour to the alpine-like village of Bomerano for a coffee break.
Then, you will embark on the renowned Path of the Gods, a walk that offers breathtaking views, including the island of Capri in the distance. The path winds back to Praiano, taking you over centuries-old steps, some of which may be steep.
660 meters of elevation gain/loss
On the pilgrimage trail, you ascend to the San Domenico monastery, perched on a hillside with breathtaking coastline views. There, you can take a moment to soak in the scenery before continuing uphill through diverse rock formations and lush vegetation.
The final stretch of the Path of the Gods lives up to its name with stunning views of the sea, Praiano, Positano, and Capri. Journey through scenic valleys to reach the hamlet of Nocelle. Continue to the charming village of Montepertuso, where you can choose your descent to the picturesque Positano.
645 meters of elevation gain/loss
4.5 hours walking time
On your last day of walking, you will explore the charming island of Capri, known for its picturesque location and pleasant climate since Roman times. Take a scenic walk around the island, with a few steps but not as many as on other days.
Visit famous spots such as the Piazzetta, where you’ll rub elbows with the rich and famous, and the three sea stacks are known as the Faragliani. Stroll the narrow streets of the village center, and visit Villa Clovis, the emperor Tiberius’s villa. For a small fee, you can wander through the well-preserved Roman remains.
You will see a natural arch overlooking the sea and grottos, then visit the Monastery of San Giacomo and Augustus Gardens. Shop, relax, or head to Marina Piccola for a seaside lunch. You will return to Marina Grande for your return boat to Positano, savoring the island’s charm without getting caught in mass tourism.
490 meters of elevation gain/loss
4 hours walking time
Today marks the end of your Amalfi Coast adventure. You can choose to return to Naples by ferry, bus, or train, and the journey will take you through the stunning coastal towns and villages you’ve explored over the past few days.
Take one final look at the stunning views as you make your way back to Naples, where you’ll have a chance to explore the city before returning home.
A week on the Amalfi Coast exploring its coastal paths and hilly trails is all you need to rest your overworked head and return home full of newfound energy and zeal. Stroll around Ravello, feast on local seafood delicacies, walk the Path of the Gods and visit the picturesque island of Capri.
Each new day will surprise you with a fresh adventure, either uncovering new hidden treasures of the coastline or taking you deeper into the surrounding hills, offering you incredible views and introducing you to the rich culture of the Amalfi Coast.
With us coordinating your holidays and offering you 24/7 support, you could fully dedicate yourself to enjoying the time off without having to be nagged by things regarding organization in a foreign and unfamiliar territory. Your personalized booklet and GPS tracks of the hikes will provide all the guidance you need.
We will also book all your accommodations in Amalfi, Praiano, and Positano, bearing your prospective preferences in mind. And concerning recommendations for local restaurants and other experiences, we also have you covered in that regard.
If you want to spend some unforgettable days on the dreamy Amalfi Coast, get in touch with us, and we can mold these holidays into reality for you.