Updated: May 1
"A Piece of Heaven Fallen Down to Earth”
Welcome to the Province of Campania! Campania is one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. Campania is famous for its gulfs (Naples, Salerno and Policastro) as well as for three islands (Capri, Ischia and Procida).
Join this 7 night adventure from April 15 to April 22, 2023.
Please note : Trails of Amalfi is sold out, if you wish to join please reach out to me, I will put you on a waitlist
April 15, 2023: Arrival at Naples Airport
Upon your arrival at Naples Airport, your private driver from Sorrento Star Luxury Car will be waiting for you with a signage ( Amalfi Trekking) and transfer you to your home Villa Garden Hotel . (approx. 1 hour) .
"A Pearl in Paradise," Villa Garden is a refined boutique hotel located in the Peninsula of Sorrento, on a rocky spur directly above the sea. The breathtaking panorama one enjoys from the Belvedere encompasses the entire Bay of Naples, with the majestic Vesuvius, the gentle hills and the picturesque villages dotted along the coast.
Arrival dinner at Villa Garden will be organized this evening.
There is no place like the Amalfi Coast to enjoy a trekking holiday.
I don't believe there is a better way to see the Amalfi than by seeing it above & leaving your footprints behind on the many breathtaking trails.
Here are the daily hikes you will be experiencing.
April 16, 2023: Ring of Mount Faito
Start Time: 9:00 am
The ring of Mount Faito is perhaps the most spectacular trekking among our proposals, a ring tour that starts from the cable car of Faito and returns after a tour of 10 km to the same point. We always stay above 1,000 meters, touching the maximum altitude of all the Lattari Mountains, with the ascent to the Mount Molare peak of these mountains with its 1444 meters, from where we can see a unique 360 ° view over the region, with the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida in beautiful view as well as the entire Amalfi Coast and Sorrento, or we can observe the city of Naples and its Gulf in its entirety, the majestic Vesuvius with Pompeii at its feet.
Distance: 10 km (6.5 miles) Altitude diff. : +350 m Total duration: 5-6 h Difficulty: “H” (Moderate)
Equipment: Hiking shoes, walking sticks, hat, sunglasses, water.
Includes: Breakfast, Two Guides , Round Trip Transfers to Mt. Faito
Not included : Lunch and Dinne
April 17: Path of Seaside Villages
Start time: 8:30am leave hotel (1h30 minute drive to Maiori)
This excursion is a bit particular, for most of the route we will walk on country lanes, long stairways and ancient streets between the various villages inhabited, there will be many ancient churches that we meet on our way.
Then get your cameras ready and they will work a lot today.
We start from zero meters above sea level from the small fishing village of Maiori, the path starts from the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria a Mare of the thirteenth century, we will continue along the Path of lemons that in a few minutes will take us to Minori, among fragrant lemon groves and beautiful views, such as the viewpoint of “mortella” (dialectal name of myrtle, widespread in the area) overlooking Minori.
We will cross the village of Minori and after long staircases and ancient alleys we will reach another pearl of the Amalfi Coast the beautiful Ravello , passing through the famous Auditorium of Niemeyer we arrive in Piazza del Duomo, where we can have lunch in the beautiful square, and then continue our journey to our next destination, and even to say a real jewel of our coast, set in the rock we find the beautiful Atrani.
We continue our descent to the sea, and after an infinite number of stairs and breathtaking landscapes, beautiful churches such as Santi Cosma and Damiano of 1400, or princely villas overlooking the sea.
We arrive in Atrani in a fabulous landscape, the path leads us right on the churchyard of the Collegiate Church of St. Mary Magdalene, which was built in 1274. We continue our trekking towards Amalfi, the last stretch of this trek, which from the village of Atrani will take us to Amalfi, where you can not miss a visit to the majestic Cathedral of St. Andrew.
Distance: 7 km (4.5 Miles) Altitude diff. : +370 m Total duration: 5 h Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Equipment: Hiking shoes, walking sticks, hat, sunglasses, water.
Attention: There are approx. 5000 Stairs in this hike
Includes: Breakfast, Two Guides and Round Trip Transfers.
Not Included : Lunch in Ravello and Dinner
NOTE: End of tour is in the town of Amalfi. You will have time to explore the town have a supper before we head back to Villa Garden at about 20:00-20:30.
April 18, 2023- La Dolce Vita-Capri
Pick up transfer
Villa Garden to Sorrento Port:
At 7:45am (times of ferry is subject to change) you will take the ferry from the harbor of Sorrento and in less than 30 minutes you’ll disembark in Capri to meet your local hiking guide.
Today's amazing trail will be "Il Senteiro dei Fortini" a trail on the west side of the isle of Capri from south to north passing coves with turquoise waters and old forts (hence the name!)
The famous Caprese Convertible Taxis will transfer you on the western side of Capri where a surprisingly attractive path, rich in history and enhanced by unique vegetation with intense fragrances and colours of Mediterranean scrubland is waiting to be walked. The "Sentiero dei Fortini" runs along the western coast and passes by a series of old blockhouses ("fortini"). These were built at the time of the Saracen invasions, and they were converted into short range artillery forts by the English and French during the Napoleonic wars. The path goes through deep coves with crystal blue water and limestone rocky promontories where you pass by the "Fortini" from where the trail gets its name. After this amazing trail we will walk to the restaurant Lido Del Faro (lunch not included).
After lunch, from Lido Del Faro we will hop on a boat transfer to the famous La Fontelina Beach Club on the Capri side. The rest of the afternoon you will have free time to explore the narrow alleys of Capri, shop or enjoy an aperitif at a cafe.
Depending on time, you will take the stairs back or the funicular (not included in price) back to the Marina Grande to board the ferry back to Naples at 18:00 (time subject to change) for our Pizza Orgasm....
After a day exploring the Island of Capri, we will go have where the best pizza is known in Naples a Concettina ai Tre Santi Pizzeria
We can't leave without going to Naples and not having the most famous pizza in the world, Neapolitan pizza!
Includes: Two Guides , Taxis in Capri , Ferry Round Trip to Capri/Naples, One way Transfer to Port Sorrento and Naples to Villa Garden
Not Included: Lunch at Il Riccio Beach Club, Funicular in Capri, Dinner at the Pizzeria
April 19, 2023: Leisure Day
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April 20, 2023: Path of the Gods
Start time: 9:00 am (1 hour drive from Villa Garden Hotel)
The Path of the Gods, certainly one of the most beautiful paths in the world, is the most popular route in Campania. Following easy passages bordered by spectacular cliffs and crossing various gorges, the path offers unparalleled views of Positano, the Amalfi Coast, and the islets of ‘li Galli and Capri. Very interesting are also the terraced cultivations and the ancient rural buildings scattered along the way.
We start from Bomerano, a hamlet of Agerola and in two hours we reach the village of Nocelle, where we will taste the proverbial lemon juice of the Amalfi Coast. Then we continue on the spectacular path that will take us to Montepertuso village of Positano, and then from there ‘take the scenic staircase that will take us to the center of Positano.
We will stop for Lunch at shepherd’s house ” with the tasting of local products in a spectacular location.
Distance: 11 km (7 Miles) Altitude diff. : +250 m Total duration: 6 h Difficulty: “H” (Moderate)
Includes: Breakfast, Two Guides and Round-Trip Transfers.
Equipment: Hiking shoes, sticks, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water
Included: Lunch included: Please bear in mind that is not a restaurant, it is a 400-year-old shepherd hut, using same plates. (Antipasto of cheese, cold cuts, tomato salad, fresh vegetables and spaghetti with fresh tomato, bread, wine and water)
After our hike, we will have time to explore the town of Positano.
Positano is the Amalfi Coast's front-cover splash, with vertiginous houses tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink and terracotta. No less photo-worthy are its steep streets and steps, flanked by wisteria-draped hotels, smart restaurants and fashionable retailers.
Attention: Before heading back to Villa Garden Hotel we will have supper in Positano and head back about 9PM.
April 21, 2023 : Path of Punta Campanella
Start 9:00 am (30 minute drive from Villa Garden Hotel)
Today’s trekking will take us to visit the last strip of land of the Sorrento Peninsula with a view of the island of Capri and its stacks, “the Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella”, the final act of the wonderful journey undertaken through the Lattari Mountains, a magical place full of charm and history.
The trek begins in the village of Termini, with the first part all downhill along the ancient Via Minerva, a Greek-Roman mule track built in the fourth century BC. (still partially paved with Roman paving), which will take us directly to the lighthouse of Punta Campanella, which with the tower in grey tuff, stands on the site that probably housed in ancient times a temple dedicated to Athena – Minerva, founded by the Greeks and later inherited by the Romans. From here begins the uphill stretch that will lead us to Mount San Costanzo 486 meters above sea level.
From the top of San Costanzo the view opens 360 degrees over the entire landscape, which includes the territory of Massa Lubrense, the Gulf of Naples to that of Salerno, with the imposing Vesuvius, the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida.
We will stop to have a lunch at a restaurant by the water.
Distance: 10 km (6.5 miles) Altitude diff. : +450 m Total duration: 6 h Difficulty: “H”
Equipment: Hiking shoes, sticks, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit and beach towel.
Not Included: Lunch (Stop at a local restaurant)
Included: Breakfast, Round Trip Transfers & Farewell Dinner at Villa Garden organized for our group.
Farewell Dinner will be at 7PM at the Hotel Villa Garden
April 22, 2023: The End
Early Pick up from Villa Garden Hotel to Airport to our next adventure Santorini and Crete
Biographies of your Tour Organizer
I realized I love to leave my footprints behind on beautiful trails when I went to explore the Canadian Rockies. I have my own group on Meet Up, which I organize Walk & Talk & Trekking at Mont Royal in Montreal. I have been a Travel Consultant over 25 years and I have been designing holidays for Singles, Couples & Families all over the world. I was a Tour Organizer for a group for Yoga in India and Trekking in Sicily.
Hope to meet you in Amalfi!