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The Amalfi Coast Discovery

Campania's UNESCO-protected coastline
 
Explore one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful coastlines, walking self-guided along varied routes from one high-quality hotel to the next while your luggage is transported. You finish in bustling Sorrento, where you have the chance to visit Pompeii and walk on the island of Capri.
The Amalfi Coast Discovery. 12 nights
The Amalfi Coast Discovery. 12 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A walking holiday along the Amalfi Coast to Sorrento

Our route here is a thrilling discovery of this spectacular coastal region, with dramatic trails into the Lattari Mountains that form the promontory’s spine. There can be no better way to explore here than on foot, following mule paths and stone stairways that have linked the villages since ancient times. Short enough to allow you plenty of time to relax, the routes delight the senses in every way – you walk amid lemons, olives and vineyards with the murmur of the waves below – and you will love the local fish and seafood.
The second week is a wonderful discovery of the western part of the Amalfi Coast, rewarding you with new views with every twist of the path as you journey around the peninsula – mountains plunging into the sea, the rugged Lattari peaks, the island of Capri, and across the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius.
 
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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
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  • Arrival in Corpo di Cava 
    Night 1: at Hotel Scapolatiello (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Circular walk from Corpo di Cava: 8km, 3hrs; ascent / descent 640m
    We suggest a gentle introductory circuit which starts from the village’s impressive Benedictine monastery, founded in the 11th century and later restored in Baroque style. The route leads through chestnut woods and crosses streams to rise to an ancient chapel from where there are fine views of the coast. You return to Corpo di Cava via another chapel which again boasts wonderful coastal panoramas.

    Alternatively, for a day of sightseeing, you could take the train to Pompeii, a 30-minute ride away (pay locally).
    Visit fascinating Pompeii
  • Corpo di Cava to Ravello: 10km, 3.5hrs; ascent 780m / descent 420m
    The day starts with a transfer to the coastal town of Maiori. From here, you ascend hundreds of ancient stone steps past fragrant lemon groves and through woods of pines and chestnuts to the late 11th-century Convent of San Nicola, which perches on a hill 486 metres above the sea, the highest point of the walk. You then descend through woodland to Ravello, passing occasional olive groves and vineyards. For your two nights in Ravello you stay at the stylish Hotel Giordano, although you can choose to upgrade to the Villa Maria overlooking the coast.
    The steps up from Maiori on the route from Corpo di Cava to Ravello
  • Circular walk from Ravello: 8.5km, 4hrs; ascent / descent 515m
    Paths lead down to an ancient watchtower on a wooded promontory, returning to Ravello via a couple of small villages surrounded by lemon trees and vines.

    Make sure you leave plenty of time to explore exclusive Ravello and appreciate the impressive views – the best in the region – of the Amalfi Coast. Some of the most breathtaking and far-reaching vistas are enjoyed by the formal gardens of the Palazzo Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo (pay entrance fees locally). The cathedral is also worth a visit as it houses some fine works of art. Ravello has a thriving concert society, and there are many musical recitals throughout the summer (pay locally).
  • Choice of route from Ravello to Bomerano: 14km or 15km

    Ravello to Agerola Plain then transfer: 15km, 6hrs; ascent 1065m / descent 790m
    From Ravello you walk past isolated farms and along a panoramic path to enter the Valle delle Ferriere nature reserve, a lush valley in which salamanders, red woodpeckers, giant ferns and the insect-eating Pinguicola hirtiflora can be found. The path contours the Lattari Mountains, affording splendid views. On the other side of the valley, you ascend directly to the Agerola Plain in the mountains above (your host will collect you from the finish point).

    Ravello to Amalfi then bus: 14km, 5hrs; ascent 775m / descent 1115m
    Alternatively, you can choose to descend along a stepped pathway to historic Amalfi which you have time to explore before catching the bus (45mins; pay locally) to the authentic mountain village of Bomerano.

    In Bomerano you stay at the Hotel Due Torri for one night.
    The Valle delle Ferriere nature reserve on the route from Ravello to Bomerano
  • Bomerano to Positano: 11km, 3.5hrs; ascent 560m /descent 1190m
    This is a spectacular walk, possibly rewarding you with a sighting of a peregrine falcon in addition to the breathtaking views which give you the impression of being on top of the world. The route contours the mountains and takes you along the 'Path of the Gods' high above the sea, the views often stretching as far as the island of Capri. (Best avoided on a Sunday when it can be very popular with locals and visitors alike.) You then descend along hundreds of stone steps to reach the elegant resort of Positano and your hotel for the next two nights, the Buca di Bacco. (You can opt to take a bus for the last leg to avoid the descent on the steps. Pay locally.)
    Walking the Path of the Gods from Bomerano to Positano
  • Circular walk from Positano: 7km, 4hrs; ascent / descent 830m
    We recommend a thrilling route that penetrates the wild rugged mountainside behind Positano, some of the steepest and most exhilarating of the whole coastline. You ascend via an ancient, well-preserved mule-track which offers magnificent bird's-eye views over Positano. At its top, you reach the church of Santa Maria Castello, set beneath some of the highest peaks of the Monte Lattari range, and which also overlooks the Bay of Naples. There is a rustic bar-restaurant nearby for a well deserved lunch, before you descend via forest-clad slopes back to Positano.

    Alternatively, you could spend the exploring Positano’s tiers of houses linked by narrow alleyways and stairways lined with boutiques. You could also take a boat trip from Positano along the coast (pay locally) for a day of leisurely sightseeing.
    Looking over Positano
  • Positano to Marina del Cantone: 12km, 4hrs; ascent 340m / descent 680m
    After a short transfer to Fontanelle, you strike out across a low ridge, passing through a small pine forest where you can detour via Sant' Agata to a spot that commands inspiring views of Vesuvius. The route continues south-west across a range of small hills and down to the coast, with wide views on both sides of the peninsula and as far as Capri. Your hotel for the next two nights is the Hotel delle Sirene in Marina del Cantone.
  • Choice of walks from Marina del Cantone: 6.5km or 9km

    Linear walk to Punta Campanella: 9km, 3.5hrs; ascent 315m / descent 620m
    This walk visits the peninsula’s westernmost point, Punta Campanella, complete with a lighthouse and watchtower, which is separated by just three miles of water from Capri.

    Linear walk to Baia di Jeranto: 6.5km, 3.5hrs; ascent/descent 440m (bus to start)
    Start by taking the bus to Nerano (pay locally), from where you can enjoy a relaxed route that descends gently through the western foothills to the Baia di Jeranto, part of a marine reserve, but also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including over 100 bird species, including the Sardinian warbler, wren, raven and European robin.

    Alternatively, you could hire a boat from your host Marinella’s husband (pay locally).
    The Baia di Jeranto on the route around Marina del Cantone
  • Marina del Cantone to Sorrento: 12km, 4hrs; ascent 375m / descent 640m
    This is a varied walk that leads northwards across the Sorrento Peninsula along mule tracks, paved paths and quiet lanes through gently rolling hills coated with olive and citrus groves, pine woods and stands of carob trees. You walk through several pretty villages with beautiful churches boasting magnificent tiled floors, and also pass various viewpoints, some of which look across to Naples and Mount Vesuvius in clear weather. As you approach the northern coast, you enjoy a real sense of completion to finally arrive at the famous Grand Tour resort of Sorrento. (You can shorten the walk by taking a bus for the first 4 kilometres.) Your hotel for your three nights here is the Hotel Minerva.
    Looking over Sorrento on the route from Marina del Cantone to Sorrento
  • Circular walk on Capri (reached by boat from Sorrento): 8km, 3.5hrs; ascent 255m / descent 510m
    For a final walk and splendid coastal views, take a boat (pay locally) to Capri, where we suggest a route that explores the quieter western coastline, following an informative nature trail (in English) across cliffs and scrub-covered rocks, past a number of small coastal forts dating from the early 19th century, and terminating near the Blue Grotto, which can be visited via small rowing boats.
    Walking on the Sentiero Dei Fortini on Capri
  • Explore Sorrento
    Spend your last day relaxing, either in the hotel gardens or on one of the small bathing platforms (there are a couple in Sorrento itself, as well as some others within a short bus ride). You could also take a boat trip (pay locally) – some companies offer excursions around the peninsula while others offer trips to the islands of Ischia and Procida. Or take the Circumvesuviana train to visit Pompeii or Hercolaneum.
    Explore Sorrento
 

Accommodation

The holiday features several high-quality hotels.

We offer an upgrade option in Ravello. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking. Wherever you stay, we recommend adding an extra night in alluring Ravello.
 

Options to extend or shorten your stay

 
Prices & travel options
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  • 12 nights: 03 April - 30 June 2019 & 01 September - 31 October 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    3 - 19 April £1895 £660
    20 - 27 April £1995 £745
    28 April - 23 May £2095 £775
    24 May - 18 June £2145 £795
    1 - 25 September £2145 £795
    26 September - 3 October £2095 £775
    4 - 19 October £1995 £745
    3rd & 4th person discount -£140
    Single traveller supplement £140

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Giordano
    Superior with balcony or terrace: 03 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 £36
    Superior with balcony or terrace: 01 Sep - 30 Oct 2019 £36
    Buca di Bacco
    'Classic' with balcony & sea view: 03 Apr - 30 Apr 2019 £26
    'Classic' with balcony & sea view: 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £28
    'Classic' with balcony & sea view: 01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £28
    'Classic' with balcony & sea view: 01 Oct - 30 Oct 2019 £26
    'Classic' with sea view: 03 Apr - 30 Apr 2019 £26
    'Classic' with sea view: 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £28
    'Classic' with sea view: 01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £28
    'Classic' with sea view: 01 Oct - 30 Oct 2019 £26
    'Comfort' with balcony & sea view: 03 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 £20
    'Comfort' with balcony & sea view: 01 Sep - 30 Oct 2019 £20
    Deluxe with terrace & sea view: 03 Apr - 30 Apr 2019 £140
    Deluxe with terrace & sea view: 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £180
    deluxe with terrace & sea view: 01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £180
    deluxe with terrace & sea view: 01 Oct - 30 Oct 2019 £140
    Hotel Minerva
    Sea view & balcony: 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 £17
    Sea view & balcony: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £17

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Scapolatiello (with dinner) Double room Single room
    03 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 £128 £146
    01 Sep - 30 Oct 2019 £128 £146
    Hotel Giordano (B&B) Double room Single room
    03 Apr - 18 Apr 2019 £116 £200
    19 Apr - 22 Apr 2019 £128 £220
    23 Apr - 30 Apr 2019 £116 £200
    01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £128 £220
    01 Sep - 30 Oct 2019 £128 £220
    Buca di Bacco (B&B) Double room Single room
    03 Apr - 30 Apr 2019 £150 £215
    01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £175 £255
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £175 £255
    01 Oct - 30 Oct 2019 £150 £215
    Hotel delle Sirene (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 £110 £135
    01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £110 £135
    Hotel Minerva (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 30 Apr 2019 £90 £140
    01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £120 £190
    01 Sep - 14 Oct 2019 £120 £190
    15 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 £90 £140
  • 12 nights, staying in Villa Maria (5 dinners)

    3 April - 30 June & 1 September - 31 October 2019 Price Single room
    3 - 19 April £1945 £660
    20 - 27 April £2045 £745
    28 April - 23 May £2145 £775
    24 May - 18 June £2195 £795
    1 - 25 September £2195 £795
    26 September - 3 October £2145 £775
    4 - 19 October £2045 £745
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Naples, Rome

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend Naples or Rome.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Naples jet2,  TUI 
    Birmingham - Rome Fiumicino jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Naples easyJet,  TUI 
    Bristol - Rome Fiumicino easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Rome Fiumicino Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Naples Ryanair,  TUI 
    Nottingham East Midlands - Rome Ciampino Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Naples easyJet,  jet2 
    Edinburgh - Naples (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Edinburgh - Rome Ciampino Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Naples TUI 
    Glasgow - Rome Fiumicino jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow Prestwick - Rome Ciampino Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Naples jet2 
    Leeds Bradford - Rome Fiumicino jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Liverpool - Naples easyJet 
    Liverpool - Rome Fiumicino Blue Air 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Naples British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI 
    Gatwick - Rome Fiumicino British Airways,  easyJet,  Norwegian,  Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Rome Fiumicino Alitalia,  British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Naples easyJet 
    Luton - Rome Fiumicino easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Naples easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair 
    Stansted - Rome Ciampino Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Naples jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Manchester - Naples (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Naples (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Rome Ciampino Ryanair 
    Manchester - Rome Fiumicino British Airways,  jet2,  Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Naples TUI 
    Newcastle - Naples (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Newcastle - Rome Fiumicino jet2 
    Newcastle - Rome Fiumicino (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend Naples or Rome.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you. We charge £30 per person for our flight booking service (£50 for India and Nepal). Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Naples

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    transfer Naples airport to hotel (1h) £68 flexible
    rail Naples Garibaldi to Cava dei Tirreni (1h20), transfer Cava dei Tirreni to hotel (0h10) £20 1600
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    transfer hotel to Naples airport (2h) £44 flexible

    Connecting travel options - flying via Rome (Fiumicino and Ciampino)

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Rome Termini to Salerno (3h), transfer Salerno to hotel (0h25) £80 1500
    rail Rome Termini to Cava dei Tirreni (2h30), transfer Cava dei Tirreni to hotel (0h10) £68 1500
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    transfer hotel to Naples Centrale (2h), rail Naples Centrale to Rome Termini (1h - 2h) £92 1500
What is included
  • 12 nights
  • 5 dinners
    3 picnics
    12 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • transfers on Days 2 & 7
 
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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from hotel to hotel, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • We can book a wide range of airlines and routes from the UK. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. For Europe and Morocco, there’s a £30 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £50 per person. More information on flights >
  • Absolutely! We are experts in tailored rail travel. Making use of sleeper trains or stopovers in cities along the route, we can get you from London to virtually anywhere in mainland Europe. We can even make arrangements to Mallorca, Sicily and Norway with a combination of ferries and rail. Please contact Abi to discuss your plans.
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Italy, but not a visa (if you are travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • The principal official language is Italian, though some regions have a second official language, such as South Tyrol, where German is widely spoken. The currency is the Euro. Italian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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