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Walking the Amalfi Coast

Take a walk through the sights and scents of the beautiful southern Italian coastline experiencing culinary delights along the way.



8 days / 7 nights from $1,765* per person

This popular walking holiday allows you to enjoy the very best bits of this beautiful corner of southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast offers walking with breathtaking scenery at every step. Walkers will appreciate the network of wide paths that wander among lemon and olive groves, pines and oaks, valleys and ridges. Our guides are very enthusiastic about showing off their region and will make sure that you taste the best food from the area.


Inclusions:

  • Seven nights family-run hotel accommodation

  • Four days centre-based guided walking

  • One day sightseeing with additional optional walk and one free day

  • All transport by private minibus and boat

  • All breakfasts

  • Four packed lunches and six dinners

Highlights:

  • Walk along paths that wander among lemon and olive groves, pines and oaks, valleys and ridges, lined with flowers.

  • Most walks generally start on higher ground and descend to the coast in time for a cool afternoon swim.

  • Your guide will ensure you taste the best food from the region including hand picked trattorie for your lunch stops.

Departures: 29 Sep; 13, 20, 27 Oct '18 Free single supplement (limited availability) on select dates.



Itinerary


Day 1: RAVELLO

We pick you up at Naples airport and take you to your hotel in the centre of Ravello (90 mins) where you’ll stay for the next three nights. Time permitting, we’ll visit Villa Cimbrone (Greta Garbo’s retreat commanding balcony views over the bay) before dinner.


Day 2: RAVELLO – MINORI – ATRANI

Walking through vines and terraces of lemon trees we reach the old pilgrim’s chapel of San Nicola which commands stunning views over the Amalfi Coast. We then descend to the pastel houses of Minori for lunch in the square before walking along the coast to diminutive Atrani. We take the local bus back from here to our hotel.


Day 3: RAVELLO – PONTONE - AMALFI

Ravello is enchanting and “must see” include Moorish Villa Rufolo and its semi-tropical gardens. After lunch, we follow a scenic path down to Ponte Dello Ziro watchtower to enjoy great coastal views, then descend to Amalfi via the Valley of the Mills. Time to visit one of the old mediaeval paper mills, and the strikingly striped 13th Century Cathedral before returning to Ravello by bus.


Day 4: SENTIERO DEGLI DEI

Past treasure caves and terraces of lemon trees, we explore the “Pathway of the Gods”, Amalfi’s most scenic walk. When the nearly vertical town of Positano comes into sight, we have a bird’s eye view of tiny boats, pretty villas, grey volcanic beaches and churches. Lunch in a traditional trattoria perhaps, then on to our second hotel, in Massa Lubrense, by minibus.


Day 5: FREE DAY

The most popular option is to take a bus from just outside the hotel to Sorrento (15 mins) and pick up the hydrofoil across to Capri. Known as the “Pearl of Naples”, Capri is arguably the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean. It has over 800 species of flowers and plants, and magnificent grottoes along the coast.

Day 6: POMPEII AND ANNUNZIATA

First stop today is Pompeii (1 hour by minibus, transfer provided). We’ve employed an expert local guide here so that you can truly discover this ancient city. After lunch, it’s on to lovely Annunziata, from where the King of Naples laid siege on the English who were occupying Capri at the time. Explore its pretty park, offering balcony views of the island, before descending to the unspoilt port of Marina della Lobra.


Day 7: PUNTA CAMPANELLA

Walking through herb-scented scrubland, we reach Sorrento’s “Land’s End”, and the watchtower of Punta Campanella. There are breathtaking views across to Capri from here. The point got its name when in 1558 Saracen pirates, escaping with captured women and gold, stole the bell from the local church, but was unable to set sail until they had thrown it overboard. Every year on St. Valentine’s Day the bell is said to rise to the surface and toll once more. In the afternoon we follow a coastal path back to our hotel in time for a limoncello by the sea before dinner.


Day 8: MASSA LUBRENSE

Your journey ends with a transfer back to Naples airport.





*Terms and Conditions: Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel 2018. Prices, offers and inclusions are strictly subject to availability and can change at any time, without notice. Booking, payment and cancellation conditions apply. Contact your travel agent for full details. SUPPLIER: Adventure World

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