Trails of Amalfi

Updated: Feb 4

"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 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 Dinner

Suggestions: Dinner

Antica Trattoria Sorrento

Torre Del Saracino - Michelin Star

Il Buco -Michelin Star

Il Capanno in S.Agnello

Pizzeria il Ruttino in S.Agnello

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. 3000 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

Your journey starts at 8:30am (times of ferry is subject to change) with the ferry from the harbor of Sorrento (20 minute walk from hotel) in less than 30 minutes you’ll disembark, meet your local hiking guide.

Once you arrive at Marina Grande on Capri island, you will take the stairs to the Piazzetta, Capri town. Waiting for you at the top of the island are the famous Caprese Convertible Taxis which will drive you to Monte Solaro. You will hike up to the highest point of the island, take in panoramic views of Capri and its marina, the Sorrentine and Amalfi Coast Peninsulas, and Mount Vesuvius. To save some time to explore the island we will take the cable car down to Ana Capri and our Caprese Taxis will be waiting for you to transfer you to restaurant Il Ricci Beach Club & Restaurant (lunch not included).

After lunch, the Caprese taxis will be waiting for you to transfer you to Capri where 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 Sorrento at 17:45 (time subject to change)

Includes: Two Guides , Taxis in Capri , Ferry Round Trip to Capri , One way Transfer to Port Sorrento

Not Included: Lunch at Il Ricci Beach Club, Funicular in Capri and Ana Capri, Dinner, Return to Transfer from Sorrento to Villa Garden Hotel (25 minute walk)

Suggestion: After arrival from Capri, you are in the center of Sorrento, I suggest, enjoy the downtown, shop, stop for a coffee or dinner.

Attention: Today's hike is going up many stairs & hiking up to the highest point in Ana Capri for a 360 degree view of Naples, Sorrento and the Bay.

Suggestion: Drinks at Vista Sky Loft

April 19, 2023: Leisure Day

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Anyone want a Pizza ORGASM?

After a day exploring the town on your own, put on your sexy shoes as we are going to make some heads turn at 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!

Ciro Oliva a young entrepreneur the owner and chef had a vision of an area that used to be high crime to make it the trendy area of Naples. Sit back, relax and enjoy your glass of wine and let the chef decide for you your first Pizza Orgasm!

Included: Breakfast, Round Trip Transfers to Naples

Not Included: Lunch & Dinner

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 years old shepherd hut, using same plates. (antipasto of cheese, cold cuts, tomato salad, fresh vegetables and spaghetti with fresh tomato, bread, wine and water)

Attention: If you want to challenge yourself there is a different path which will start from the Amalfi Coast in front of Villa Treville staircase near Positano, with 1750 stairs to reach Nocelle and then you have a 6 km ring trail (half way we stop for lunch), to go back to Nocelle and then another 4 km to reach the center of Positano. (16KM in total 9.5 Miles)

After our hike, we will have time to explore the town of Positano.