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Positano & the Punta Campanella

Picturesque coastal scenery
 
This is a land of lemon and olive groves, which rewards walkers with breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples. The destination of this self-guided, hotel-to-hotel holiday (on which your luggage is transported) is bustling Sorrento, where you can finish with a walk on the beautiful isle of Capri.
Positano & the Punta Campanella. 4 nights
Positano & the Punta Campanella. 4 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A short walking break on the Sorrento Peninsula

South of Naples and the conical mass of Vesuvius, the rugged promontory of the Amalfi Coast – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – fuses an astonishing, mountainous landscape with picturesque villages whose construction, clinging to steep hillsides, appears to defy logic. The sparkling waters below are ever-present, the views breathtaking at every step.
Drawn by the bright Mediterranean sunshine and the dramatic fusion of mountains and sea, visitors have been coming to the Amalfi Coast since the days of the Grand Tour. West of Amalfi, mountains, coves and villages alternate to Punta Campanella, the peninsula’s westernmost point, which stretches out into the sea towards the island of Capri. Friendly hotels combine with unforgettable walking to create the ideal short walking break. 
 
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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. 
  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.
    Average temperatures and rainfall
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 12 12 14 17 21 25 28 28 25 21 16 12
    mm 85 69 64 53 38 23 23 39 57 89 120 102
  • Arrival in Positano
    Night 1: at Buca di Bacco (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.
  • Nocelle to Positano: 12km, 5hrs; 820m ascent / descent 1290m
    We highly recommend catching a bus (pay locally) to the tiny hamlet of Nocelle to walk along the truly awe-inspiring 'Path of the Gods' (very busy on Sundays). Heading out across the high, open mountainside, you enjoy far-reaching views along the southern peninsula and to the island of Capri before looping back round to Nocelle and eventually returning to Positano via long flights of paved steps.

    Alternatively, you could spend the day 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.
    The Path of the Gods
  • 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 to 12km
    Punta Campanella: 9km, 3.5hrs; ascent 315m / descent 620m
    Starting with a bus ride to Termini (pay locally), 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.

    Baia Jeranto: 6.5km, 3.5hrs; ascent / descent 440m 
    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.

    Sorrento: 12km, 4hrs; ascent 370m / descent 640m
    After a bus ride to Termini, this varied walk 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. Your target is the elegant Grand Tour resort of Sorrento, which you can explore a little before catching the bus back. (Pay locally for both bus journeys.)

    Alternatively, you could hire a boat from your host Marinella’s husband (pay locally).
    Overlooking Sorrento on the walk from Marina del Cantone to Sorrento
 

Accommodation

You stay in two high-quality hotels.
 

Extend your stay

 

Prices for 2020

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

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

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 30 Apr 2019 £875 £215
    1 - 23 May 2019 £920 £240
    24 May - 26 Jun 2019 £960 £245
    1 - 30 Sep 2019 £960 £245
    1 - 27 Oct 2019 £895 £220
    3rd & 4th person discount -£120
    Single traveller supplement £165

    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.

    Included travel: return taxi from Naples Airport

    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)

    Buca di Bacco, Positano
    'Classic' with balcony & sea view: 01 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 - 31 Oct 2019 £26
    'Classic' with sea view: 01 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 - 31 Oct 2019 £26
    'Comfort' with balcony & sea view: 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 £20
    'Comfort' with balcony & sea view: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £20

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

    Buca di Bacco, Positano (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 30 Apr 2019 £150 £215
    01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £175 £255
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £175 £255
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 £150 £215
    Hotel delle Sirene, Marina del Cantone (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 £110 £135
    01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £110 £135
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Naples

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

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

    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Naples jet2,  TUI 
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    Bristol - Naples easyJet,  TUI 
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    Nottingham East Midlands - Naples Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Naples easyJet,  jet2 
    Edinburgh - Naples (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Naples TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Naples jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Liverpool - Naples easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Naples British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Naples easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Naples easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Naples jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Manchester - Naples (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Naples (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Naples TUI 
    Newcastle - Naples (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend Naples. 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 (1h15) included flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    transfer hotel to Naples airport (2h) included flexible
What is included
  • 4 nights
  • 2 dinners
    4 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • transfer on Day 2
  • return taxi from Naples Airport
 
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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 >
  • 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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