The Amalfi Coast & Villages

Europe’s most dramatic coastal scenery
Staying in high-quality hotels, you’ll discover one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful coastlines on this self-guided, hotel-to-hotel walking holiday with luggage transported. The walking, which features stone stairways, is varied, with sweeping views, and there’s a chance to visit Pompeii.
The Amalfi Coast & Villages. 7 nights
The Amalfi Coast & Villages. 7 nights

Holiday information


A walking holiday on the Amalfi Coast

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.
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. Despite the inevitable ups and downs (sometimes on stone steps), 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 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: 7km, 3hrs; ascent / descent 435m; longer option: 14km, 7hrs; ascent / descent 1335m
    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.

    If you are feeling energetic, you could continue up from the ancient chapel to cross the eastern part of the Lattari Mountains, all the way to the cliff-edge Avvocata Monastery, from where you are rewarded with superior views that include Mount Vesuvius to the north and a far-reaching panorama along the peninsula.

    Alternatively, for a day of sightseeing, you could take the train to Pompeii, a 30-minute ride away (pay locally).
    Visit fascinating Pompeii
    Around Corpo di Cava: 7km
  • Corpo di Cava to Ravello: 8km, 4hrs; ascent 615m / descent 260m
    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 Hotel Bonadies or Hotel Parsifal, both of which enjoy locations overlooking the coast.
    The steps up from Maiori on the route from Corpo di Cava to Ravello
    Corpo di Cava to Ravello: 8km
  • Choice of routes from Ravello: 8km or 9km
    Both of today's options follow an ancient route to cross the Valle del Dragone and reach Torre dello Ziro, one of Amalfi's oldest watchtowers. From here you have a choice of onward routes.

    Pontone & Scala: 8km, 3.5hrs; ascent / descent 575m
    From the watchtower, continue by ascending through the tiny settlements of Pontone and Minuto, under which are pretty terraces of lemons and vines, before returning to Ravello via the quiet neighbouring village of Scala.

    Pontone, Valle delle Ferriere & Amalfi: 9km, 4hrs; ascent 425m / descent 735m
    Alternatively, take the lower path through the Valle delle Ferriere before descending to the coast at Amalfi, from where you can catch a bus back to Ravello.

    Whichever route you follow, be sure to 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).
    Pontone and Scala: 8km
    Pontone, Valle delle Ferriere and Amalfi: 9km
  • Choice of routes from Ravello to Bomerano: 13km or 13.5km
    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 can choose one of two options:

    Ravello to Amalfi then bus: 13km, 5.5hrs; ascent 530m / descent 865m
    This option descends first to the hillside village of Pogerola, and then takes you down a stepped pathway to reach historic Amalfi, which you have time to explore before catching the bus (45mins; pay locally) to Bomerano.

    Ravello to Agerola Plain then transfer: 13.5km, 6hrs; ascent 825m / descent 550m
    This more challenging route ascends directly to the Agerola Plain and the small village of San Lazzaro, from where your host will collect you.

    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
    Ravello to Amalfi: 13km
    Ravello to Agerola Plain: 13.5km
  • Bomerano to Positano: 10km, 4hrs; ascent 345m /descent 965m
    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 very popular 'Path of the Gods' high above the sea, the views often stretching as far as the island of Capri. You then descend along hundreds of stone steps to reach the elegant resort of Positano, where you stay a short, seafront stroll from the centre in tranquil Fornillo – at either Hotel Pupetto or Hotel Vittoria. (You can opt to take a bus for the last leg to avoid the descent on the steps. Pay locally.)
    The Path of the Gods route from Bomerano to Positano
    Bomerano to Positano: 10km
  • Circular walk from Positano: 6.5km, 3.5hrs; ascent / descent 640m
    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.
    Circular walk from Positano: 6.5km


This holiday features several high-quality hotels.

In some places, we work with more than one hotel, as shown below. All are hand-picked by us and, unless there is a price implication (in which case we will contact you to discuss your options), we will tell you which one we have booked for you on your booking confirmation.

Whichever hotels you stay at in Ravello and Positano, we recommend adding an extra night. In Ravello to take in one of the many classical concerts held in the local formal gardens over the summer months; and in Positano to give yourself time to fully explore the tiered houses, meandering alleys and boutique-lined stairways.

Extend your stay

Prices & travel options
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  • 7 nights: 01 April 2024 - 30 June 2024, 01 September 2024 - 31 October 2024, 01 April 2025 - 30 June 2025 & 01 September 2025 - 31 October 2025

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

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 5 Apr 2024 £1505 £310
    6 - 30 Apr 2024 £1535 £325
    1 - 25 May 2024 £1595 £330
    26 May - 23 Jun 2024 £1640 £330
    1 - 30 Sep 2024 £1595 £310
    1 - 24 Oct 2024 £1505 £310
    1 - 5 Apr 2025 £1570 £325
    6 - 30 Apr 2025 £1600 £340
    1 - 25 May 2025 £1660 £345
    26 May - 23 Jun 2025 £1710 £345
    1 - 30 Sep 2025 £1660 £325
    1 - 24 Oct 2025 £1570 £325
    3rd & 4th person discount -£110 to -£114
    Single traveller supplement £110 to £114

    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 Bonadies, Ravello
    Deluxe with balcony & sea view: 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £29
    Deluxe with balcony & sea view: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2024 £29
    Deluxe with balcony & sea view: 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £30
    Deluxe with balcony & sea view: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2025 £30
    Hotel Pupetto, Positano
    Superior with sea view & terrace: 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £35
    Superior with sea view & terrace: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2024 £35
    Superior with sea view & terrace: 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £36
    Superior with sea view & terrace: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2025 £36

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

    Hotel Scapolatiello, Corpo di Cava (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £170 £192
    01 Sep - 31 Oct 2024 £170 £192
    01 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £180 £203
    01 Sep - 31 Oct 2025 £180 £203
    Hotel Bonadies, Ravello (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 05 Apr 2024 £117 £150
    06 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £135 £168
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 £145 £182
    01 Oct - 14 Oct 2024 £135 £168
    15 Oct - 31 Oct 2024 £117 £150
    01 Apr - 05 Apr 2025 £122 £156
    06 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £145 £179
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2025 £155 £193
    01 Oct - 14 Oct 2025 £145 £179
    15 Oct - 31 Oct 2025 £122 £156
    Hotel Pupetto, Positano (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 31 May 2024 £117 £203
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2024 £135 £245
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 £135 £245
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2024 £117 £203
    01 Apr - 31 May 2025 £122 £211
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2025 £145 £259
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2025 £145 £259
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2025 £122 £211
    Naples or Rome
    As an alternative to flying, we can arrange rail travel from London

    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
    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 
    Edinburgh - Rome Fiumicino (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    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 - Catania Wizz Air 
    Gatwick - Naples British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI,  Wizz Air 
    Gatwick - Rome Fiumicino British Airways,  easyJet,  Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Naples British Airways 
    Heathrow - Rome Fiumicino Alitalia,  British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Naples easyJet 
    Luton - Rome Fiumicino easyJet,  Wizz Air 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Naples jet2,  Ryanair 
    Stansted - Rome Ciampino Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Naples easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Manchester - Naples (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Naples (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Rome Ciampino Ryanair 
    Manchester - Rome Fiumicino British Airways,  easyJet,  jet2,  Vueling 
    Manchester - Rome Fiumicino (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    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 for any of the options listed above. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service. 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.

    Unless otherwise stated, connecting travel by rail or bus tends to be from the city centre station, rather than from its airport, and connections between the two should be paid for locally.

    Where a price range is given, the price you pay depends on your date of travel.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Rome Ciampino

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Rome Termini to Cava dei Tirreni (2h30), transfer Cava dei Tirreni to hotel (0h10) £90-£94 1500
    rail Rome Termini to Salerno (3h), transfer Salerno to hotel (0h25) £103-£107 1500
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Naples Centrale (1h45), rail Naples Centrale to Rome Termini (2h) £165-£175 1500

    Connecting travel options - flying via Naples

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi Naples airport to hotel (1h) £90-£94 flexible
    rail Naples Garibaldi to Cava dei Tirreni (1h20), transfer Cava dei Tirreni to hotel (0h10) £24-£25 1600
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    direct taxi hotel to Naples airport (2h) £90-£94 flexible
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 4 dinners
    2 picnics
    7 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • GPS navigation
  • transfer on day 2

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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 A to B, 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.
  • Yes, prior to going on holiday you will be able to download GPX tracks so that you can follow your route on your smartphone or dedicated GPS device if you wish. It’s entirely up to you whether or not you use them – our detailed, step-by-step route notes remain the principal means of guiding you from A to B – but we provide them as a secondary means of navigation for additional reassurance when walking.
  • We can book a wide range of routes from the UK with a variety of airlines. 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. The fee for this service is £35 per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). 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 us to discuss your plans.
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted to 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.

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  • 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 incur a five or six-figure bill.

    Many insurers offer travel insurance (you can find details on our insurance page of a policy that you may like to consider if you are a UK resident), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    When you purchase a policy, be sure to check that it covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs.
  • 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.
  • 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 (please note, however, that a new travel authorisation system is being introduced). 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 for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). You should also apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) if your EHIC has expired (if you have a still-valid EHIC, you can use this until it expires).
  • For information on the practicalities of travel now that the UK is no longer part of the European Union, visit
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) 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.
  • You are the best judge of your child’s/children’s capabilities. We are happy to take bookings for families of older children/teenagers if they walk regularly, love the outdoors and are comfortable with the distances and ascent/descent involved. Please note that the bedrooms at most of the accommodation we use will normally only sleep a maximum of 3 people, and sometimes only 2.
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