Amalfi Coast

Amalfi to Sorrento Walk

from $2,649.00

There are few places in the world as stunning as the Amalfi Coast of Italy! Glorious turquoise seas, plunging cliffs and picture-post card pastel villages are the perfect backdrop for a walking tour.  You’ll walk the ancient mule trails which have linked these vertical villages for centuries. Traveling at your own pace, you’ll combine the elegance of the most popular villages along the Amalfi Coast; Ravello, Positano and Sorrento with special moments along the way such as farmers harvesting olives, fishermen crouched over brightly painted boats mending their nets and the bird’s eye view of the entire peninsula from the Path of the Gods above Positano.

  • Reviews 63 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Self-guided
  • Activity Level Moderate
    5/8
All about the Amalfi to Sorrento Walk.

There are few places in the world as stunning as the Amalfi Coast of Italy! Glorious turquoise seas, plunging cliffs and picture-post card pastel villages are the perfect backdrop for a walking tour.  You’ll walk the ancient mule trails which have linked these vertical villages for centuries. Traveling at your own pace, you’ll combine the elegance of the most popular villages along the Amalfi Coast; Ravello, Positano and Sorrento with special moments along the way such as farmers harvesting olives, fishermen crouched over brightly painted boats mending their nets and the bird’s eye view of the entire peninsula from the Path of the Gods above Positano.
From Ravello, whose exotic formal gardens at Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone seem to float between sea and sky, your route takes you first to Positano’s charming pastel houses and enticing pebble beach. It’s then on to Marina del Cantone, and the hidden shingle coves few visitors ever find. Finally you reach cliff-top Sorrento. With cliffttop views over Vesuvius, it’s a great base to visit Pompeii or Herculaneum by train, or the enchanted Isle of Capri or Ischia by boat.
You stay at hand picked hotels throughout. They range from a family-run clifftop hotel with stunning sea views in Amalfi, to an elegant 4 star hotel in Sorrento overlooking the panorama of the Bay of Naples. Dinners are either taken at the hotel, or at one of the many fine local restaurants. Lunch options are varied and include picnics in panoramic locations or a trattoria lunch, perhaps delicious mozzarella, grilled vegetables and fresh fish from the sea.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 8 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • GPX files
  • Walking transfers
What is not included in this tour?
  • Flights
  • Single Accommodation (available on request, inquire for supplement)
  • Transfers not included (from/to Naples airport, inquire for cost of pre-booked transfers)

Highlights

  • Emerald seas, plunging gorges, balcony views of Vesuvius brooding on the horizon
  • Vertical landscape of pastel villages clinging to dramatic hillsides
  • Stunning walking trails through lemon groves, olive trees and vines; swimming possibilities most days
  • Stay in elegant Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento
  • Option to visit the enchanted isle of Ischia, Capri or fascinating Pompeii
  1. Day 1 Day 1 Arrive in Amalfi

    Arrive at your gorgeous **** hotel in Amalfi. There’s time for a dip in the swimming pool, offering stunning views, before dinner (Pay locally for dinner). (Staying at the Hotel Miramalfi, Breakfast only)

  2. Day 2 Day 2 Exploring Ravello 10km/6.5mi/3.5hr

    A 20 min bus ride (pay locally) to picture perfect Ravello where your walk begins. Time to view the famous Villa Rufolo and Greta Garbo’s legendary retreat, Villa Cimbrone, before descending through citrus groves to Torre dello Ziro (the Saracen watchtower inspired Webster’s Duchess of Malfi), then along panoramic terraces, to enter the Valley of the Mills (a testament to Amalfi’s mediaeval paper industry). (Staying at the Hotel Miramalfi, Breakfast only)

  3. Day 3 Day 3 Amalfi/Bomerano to Positano 11km/7mi/4hr

    We will drop you off in Bomerano to begin today’s walk which takes you along the Path of the Gods, the region’s most famous walk offering views all the way along the peninsula, with Capri’s famous Faraglioni cliffs marking ’land’s end’. There’s a choice of picnic spots with stunning views as you continue onwards past lemon groves and brigands’ treasure troves to Nocelle. Then it’s down through lush terraces to the vertical pastel town of Positano and your hotel in the historic centre. (Staying at the Casa Albertina, Breakfast only)

  4. Day 4 Day 4 At Positano

    Positano’s wide pebble beach is perfect for a lazy day, but if you fancy exploring further afield there’s a pleasant walk to Fornillo Bay with its twin Saracen watchtowers. Boat excursions to discover coral lined sea grottoes, as well as trips to the magical mediterranean island of Capri, are available in the harbour. (Staying at the Casa Albertina, Breakfast only)

  5. Day 5 Day 5 Positano to Marina del Cantone 12km/7.5mi/4.5hr or 15km/9.5mi/5hr

    We take you into the hills near Fontanelle (30 mins) from where you wind through olive trees as you climb gently to Sant’Agata. There are balcony views – making this a fantastic picnic stop – of Capri, Procida and the Li Galli islands, once considered to be the home of the mythical sirens who lured sailors onto the rocks. A paved lane finally leads you down past geranium-decked houses to the small fishing resort of Marina del Cantone. (Staying at the Taverna del Capitano, Breakfast only)

  6. Day 6 Day 6 At Marina del Cantone (Optional 6km/4mi/2.5hr)

    You’ll be tempted to linger in this pretty little village with its pebble beach lapped by incredibly azure waters, but it’s a shame to miss out on our optional walk on the gorgeous Jeranto Bay. There are sea views throughout as you climb to the Montalto Tower, perched on its 100m-high cliff-top outcrop with a truly fabulous panorama over Marina del Cantone and the Li Galli islands. You then descend through olive groves and olive growers’ dwellings to an atmospheric ancient limestone quarry, with great sea views, before a final ascent back to your hotel. (Staying at the Taverna del Capitano, Breakfast only)

  7. Day 7 Day 7 Marina del Cantone to Sorrento 7km/4.5mi/3hr or 8km/5mi/3.5hr

    We give you a lift (15 mins) to Termini from where you wind through olive groves with ever-opening views over the Bay of Naples and its islands, Capri, Ischia and Procida. It’s well worth the detour to lovely little Annunziata to visit its pretty Aragonese castle for wonderful views. It’s then on to bustling, pastel-coloured Sorrento, with its enchanting gardens, maze of narrow streets and stunning views over to Vesuvius. (Staying at the Hotel Continental, Breakfast only)

  8. Day 8 Day 8 In Sorrento

    Staying at your 4 star hotel panoramically overlooking Mount Vesuvius, you’re ideally placed to visit Naples or one of its islands, such as Ischia or Capri, by hydrofoil. Alternatively the historical sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum can be visited using the excellent Circumvesuviana Railway. (Staying at the Hotel Continental, Breakfast only)

  9. Day 9 Day 9 Leave Sorrento
Amalfi to Sorrento Walk
Where you stay
Hotel Miramalfi
Owned and family-run by the Mansi family since the hotel was built back in 1956, you can be assured a warm welcome and attentive service. Just an 8 minute stroll from Amalfi’s main piazza, the hotel boasts spectacular views along the Amalfi coast and has excellent facilities including a restaurant, swimming pool, private beach (accessible via stairs or a lift carved into the cliff), bar with terrace and spacious public lounge area. The Angolino snack bar is located close to the bathing area and pool and is open during high season, from 13:00 until 14:30, serving seafood, grilled meat and traditional Napolitano-style, thick-crust pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven. Rooms all have either a balcony or terrace with stunning views out to sea. They are beautifully furnished and designed using traditional Italian ceramic tiling in Vietri green and turquoise to complement the sea views. The rooms offer all the standard modern conveniences such as air-conditioning, minibar, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, safe as well as comfortable rattan chairs. .
Casa Albertina
This small and friendly hotel has just 19 rooms – all are ensuite with balcony. Originally a private villa, it boasts a unique setting on the hillside overlooking Positano. The rooms are a refreshing mix of whitewashed or pastel coloured walls with the local ceramic floor tiles, which lend the rooms a cosy yet Mediterranean atmosphere. Breakfast is taken either in the rustic dining room or on the terrace overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. This lovely view can also be enjoyed from the two roof terraces.
Taverna del Capitano
The Taverna del Capitano has been in the Caputo family for over 3 generations. Built on the site of a former fisherman’s cottage, the hotel has an enviable location, overlooking Marina del Cantone’s shingle beach and the azure Mediterranean waters beyond. Please note your stay at the Taverna del Capitano will be on a BB basis.
Hotel Continental
Situated in a pretty piazza in the very heart of Sorrento, the 4* Hotel Continental benefits from superb views over Vesuvius. The comfortable bedrooms are all ensuite and with balcony, and feature the local Vietri tiles for which the region is renowned. The hotel boasts excellent facilities including a sparkling outdoor pool and jacuzzi set amongst tranquil gardens, and 2 stylish and modern bars – one with an external terrace looking out over the stunning backdrop of the Bay of Naples. Massages are also possible on request.
Eating and Drinking

The cuisine on the Bay of Naples uses the freshest vegetables and the famous mozzarella cheese is always on the menu. Try it in salad with sweet tomatoes, baked with aubergine slices or on its own with an accompaniment of herbs. Fresh fruit features heavily too – figs are often used in antipasti along with slices of ham and what better way to finish off a meal than with a slice of fresh water melon? Pizza is a favourite dish all over Italy, but nowhere more so than here (it was invented in Naples!). The thinnest of bases are cooked in the hottest of wood ovens and are garnished with a mouth-watering variety of toppings.

The Amalfi Coast itself is not a wine area as such: the terraces are often too high for the vines to flourish. The region of Campania, however, has a number of good wines from vineyards further inland. Vines flourish too in the rich soil near Mount Vesuvio. Look out for Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio.

Classification: Self-Guided
Activity Level: 2 (Leisurely/moderate)
Average daily distance on move on days: 9.2km ( 5.9miles). Please note that these are the average distances for the shorter walks , however on two of the days there is the option to extend the walk.
No. of days Walking: 5 (Including one optional walk)
Terrain: This holiday follows stone steps, coastal paths and some forest trails. You need to be a reasonably fit and confident walker, as the frequent ascents and descents, particularly on the coastal paths, make this a more demanding holiday than the distances suggest. On day 3 guests with a fear of heights may have problems with certain sections. Walkers with knee problems may have difficulty descending the stone steps and walking poles are strongly recommended.

Vehicle Support: This is a self-guided trip for those who prefer to walk independently, but with our assistance to take out the stress of the logistics and planning. We arrange your accommodations, provide you with a map and route notes so that you can walk at your own pace.

It is important that you are happy reading maps and following route notes, we make these as accurate as possible and they are regularly checked.

As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There may be others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. The route notes contain a 24-hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the local representative is normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.

Overall Rating
5/5
Reviewed On 30/09/2019
5/5

Mrs Ajder

This holiday was a wonderful way to enjoy not only the the Amalfi coast but also the villages we walked through in 'real' Amalfi. Paths into countryside abundant with food being grown, not only lemon and olive groves but grapes, tomatoes, kiwi fruits and all sorts of beans and other veg. Staying two nights in every location allowed time to explore these beautiful towns and take a trip to Pompeii. Consider staying in Naples for a couple of extra nights.

Reviewed On 24/09/2019
5/5

Dr Green

This was probably the best holiday we have had with Headwater out of the four we have experienced. One of those was in Tuscany. What we liked was the accurate grade of and types of walks and the well situated hotels - within easy access to the main towns/cities. The first and last hotels - Miramalfi and Continental were accurately starred and very comfortable. The Grand Hotel Continental in particular we found outstanding in quality and service. Our decision to stay another night was the right one as we were able to get round and visit the different sights. We were disappointed with the Hotel California. Although the bedroom was spacious with an excellent view (though the bathroom could have been cleaner) we found the service lacking - a three star hotel with a two star service (the family appeared inexperienced in relation to customer service). There were no lounge areas to relax - we had to spend any time at the hotel in our room. Hotel Punta Campanella was the only hotel were we had half board. We don’t think this was necessary as there were a number of good restaurants close by. Others in the party who stayed at Taverna De Capitano enjoyed the local tavernas at a reasonable cost. We found the restaurant pretentious and the offer of a three course meal was unnecessary. If we were to do this trip again happy to stay in the same hotel without half board package. We did not meet Anna we forgot to attend the meeting. We made contact -she was unable to meet us.

Reviewed On 23/09/2019
5/5

Mrs Martin

Great to see an area on foot with sufficient down time to explore independently.

Stress free baggage transfer between accommodation aiding an enjoyable experience

Reviewed On 09/05/2014
5/5

Mr Martin

On our arrival we were welcomed by our driver Seor Russo who we found to be both entertaining and informative. Throughout our stay he was always punctual and reliable. Although we never actually met the resort agent she rang us to advise about adverse weather condition, diversions and alternative routes. Unfortunately we experienced poor weather but it did not interfere with our enjoyment of the holiday and we managed to complete the planned itinery. Overall all the htels were good and we were delighted to find our accommodation had been upgraded at the Pumta Campanelle where we had the benefit of a suite and a large sun terrace. We have only two observations to make to improve the holiday:

(1) The cost of porterage at 3 euros per bag on arrival and departure should either be included in the holiday cost or guests advised of this in the holiday information.

(2) the time of departure for the airport should be included in the holiday informattion to avoid guests having to make an educated guess based on flight times.

Reviewed On 09/07/2019
5/5

Mrs Lammiman

We had a wonderful walking holiday on the Amalfi coast. The hotel's were well chosen for their stunning views, food and comfort. The 2 extra nights in Sorrento ment we had plenty of time to visit Pompeii and enjoy Sorrento. Well done Headwater

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