Amalfi Coast Self-Guided Walking Tour

Amalfi Coast Self-Guided Walking Tour

Amalfi Coast Self-Guided Walking Tour


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Spend 7 spectacular days walking from Salerno to Amalfi

Walk among the beautiful mountains and sweeping green valleys of Italy’s Campania region.

Delight in the citrus scent that fills the air as you walk The Path of Lemons between two villages on the Amalfi Coast.

Visit tiny, picturesque villages that dot the Amalfi Coast, including Benincasa, Dragonea, Albori, and more.

Walk the Path of Gods, the most famous path of the Amalfi Coast, leading you to stunning Positano.

The Amalfi Coast is known as one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world and it is yours to discover on this fabulous 7-day self-guided walking adventure! Walking from Salerno to Amalfi, you'll spend 7 days immersed in the eastern part of the Amalfi Coast, experiencing its breathtaking natural landscapes, ancient sites, and rich culture. 

Walk among terraced lemon groves and feel the history radiate from centuries-old olive trees. Explore robust orchards and vineyards, delighting in the rich landscapes. Enjoy local craftsmanship as you discover the world-famous handmade pottery of Vietri Sul Mare (Amalfi Coast's eastern gate). 

Spend your evenings dining on the freshest seafood pulled straight from the pristine waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, accompanied by the finest wines of the Campania region. Overnight stays in Salerno, Vietri, Minori, and Amalfi provide the perfect opportunity to soak up the Amalfi Coast's authentic charm and marvel at its magic. 

Get to know the Amalfi Coast in all of its authenticity on this walking tour, introducing you to the best of this world-famous region.

Amalfi Coast Self-Guided Walking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive

Arrive in Salerno, which in ancient Roman times was known as Salernum!

The modern town contrasts remarkably with the medieval Castle of Arechi that dominates the landscape. If your arrival time today permits, take the opportunity to explore the historic center and scenic promenade.

A visit to the Provincial Art Gallery and the Cathedral of Salerno is the perfect introduction to this spectacular city. For a dose of greenery, you can also visit Minerva’s Garden, the first botanical garden in Europe used for medicinal plant cultivation.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Salerno

Day 2 Walk to Vietri sul Mare via Small Coastal Villages

This morning following breakfast, a short private transfer will take you to Vietri sul Mare. Known as the Amalfi Coast's eastern gate, the town is also famous for its production of beautiful handmade pottery.

Walking the picturesque landscapes of Vietri sul Mare, you'll discover its delightful quaint villages like Benincasa and Dragonea.

Following the loop, a short detour to the lovely village of Albori is an option this afternoon. Known for its winding labyrinths of stairs, Albori leads downhill towards the Marina di Vietri where you'll reach Villa Guariglia, a historic building home to the Museum of Ceramics.

Marina di Vietri is home to a long stretch of beautiful beach and is the perfect place to end your first day of walking on the Amalfi Coast. Unwind on the sandy shores for a while before heading back to your accommodations in Vietri sul Mare.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Vietri sul Mare
2 hours, 5 km

Day 3 Walk the Path of Lemons

This morning a short private transfer will take you to the trail’s start point.

Beginning with a steep ascent, you’ll follow the aqueduct and walk among rich Mediterranean vegetation, leading you to the small coastal town of Maiori. Beautiful terraces draped in lemon trees overlook a stretch of coastal beach paradise. Enjoy a serene moment here before continuing along the Path of Lemons to the town of Minori.

Enchanted by the sea breeze that carries the scent of citrus across the landscape, refresh yourself with a cold limoncello and be sure to indulge in a pastry from the Sal De Riso pastry shop.

Tonight’s stay in the quaint town of Minori will be a peaceful and picturesque one.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Minori
2.5 hours, 6 km

Day 4 Walk from Minori to Amalfi by way of Ravello

Departing Minori, a masterfully crafted staircase will lead you to your next stop in Ravello this morning. Discover this jewel on the coast and its myriad of attractions, like the spectacular Gardens of Villa Cimbrone. The garden boasts rare species of plants, stately statues, and fountains. Follow the garden paths to Belvedere, where you'll discover some of the most spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast.

Continuing towards Scala (the oldest village in this part of the coast), you'll reach the hillside village of Pontone and take the path leading to the Valle dei Mulini Reserve. Following its rich and fragrant trails, keep your eyes peeled for the ancient fern trees dating back to the ice ages.

Reaching Amalfi, check into your accommodations and enjoy your first evening in this beautiful town perched below the coast's towering cliffs.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Amalfi
3.5 hours, 10 km

Day 5 Walk the Ancient Via Maestra dei Villaggi

After breakfast, a transfer by public bus will take you uphill to San Lazzaro, a small hamlet in Agerola. Here, you’ll ignite your senses with a fantastic tasting of local specialties at a charming farmhouse.

A visit to the beautiful Castle Lauritano is up next, where you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

Following the Via Maestra dei Villagi (the path that connected ancient Agerola to Amalfi), you’ll pass through the small idyllic villages of Lone and Pastena before arriving back in Amalfi.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Amalfi
2 hours, 5 km
Breakfast, tasting

Day 6 Walk the Path of the Gods

Taking the SITA buses this morning, you'll reach Bomerano where you'll commence a walk on the Amalfi Coast's most famous path, the Path of the Gods.

Marvellous sea views characterize the path that leads up to the jewel of the Amalfi Coast, Positano.

Spend your final hours of the day meandering Positano’s charming narrow streets lined with shops and cafes, soaking up the pastel colours of the vertical Mediterranean houses that tower above. For the city's best views, visit the church of Santa Maria Assunta and its majolica dome.

Pleasantly enchanted by the vibrant town of Positano, return by SITA bus to Amalfi for your final overnight stay.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Amalfi
5 hours, 14 km

Day 7 Depart Amalfi

Enjoying your final breakfast in Amalfi, breathe in the cool sea breeze and savour the warmth of the sun before saying “addio!” to the Amalfi Coast.

Overnight Location

Amalfi Coast Self-Guided Walking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour of the Amalfi Coast is run as a private tour for your group only.

The prices below are per person.

  • Price per person solo traveller: from $1,375USD*
  • Price per person staying in a single room (group of 2+): from $1,150USD*
  • Price per person sharing a double/triple room: from $795USD*

* Pricing for this tour depends on the dates of your trip. Please click the Book Now button below to get the exact pricing for your trip dates.

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Accommodation on the Amalfi Coast Self-Guided Walking Tour

This tour is based in 3-star hotels and B&Bs. The hotels offer pleasant rooms with ensuite bathrooms and great locations. Rooms are double occupancy and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $325USD - $525USD (depending on the season) to have a private room in a hotel while travelling with your group.

Night 1-6

3-star hotels and B&B’s

These hotels and B&B’s offer private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, basic amenities, and a comfortable experience in excellent locations.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Amalfi Coast Self-Guided Walking Tour?


6 breakfasts are included.


Accommodations for 6 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Private transfers on Day 2 are included. Public transport mentioned in the itinerary is not included. Daily luggage transfer from each hotel to the next is included.

Also Included

  • Travel app (maps and routes)
  • Phone assistance between 8 am and 9 pm
  • Tasting on Day 6

Not included

  • Flights to and from Italy
  • Local public transport transfers
  • Visas if required
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Meals or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Fees not mentioned as 'included'
  • Guide

Optional Extras

  • Single room supplements
  • Solo traveller supplements
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour
  • Airport transfers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Amalfi Coast Self-Guided Walking Tour

How hard is the Amalfi Coast Self-Guided Walking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Daily distances range from 5 km to 14 km on dirt paths, country lanes, and occasionally well-trafficked roads.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

How much should I budget for tourist taxes?

Tourist taxes in Italy vary depending on accommodation star rating and might be anywhere between 0.8 to 3 euro per night per person. You should budget around 14 EUR per person for the whole trip. This tax does not apply to children up to 10 years old.

Are meals included on the Amalfi Coast Self-Guided Walking Tour?

6 breakfasts are included.

What equipment should I bring on the Amalfi Coast Self-Guided Walking Tour?

Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots are recommended on this tour as well as a water bottle, sunscreen, swimsuit, hat, and a waterproof jacket in case of rain.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Salerno to start this tour?

Salerno is well-connected to Naples International Airport (NAP). You can reach your start point in Salerno by train or bus, which takes approximately 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer as a supplement in advance or arrange your own private transfer from the airport.

Where does the Amalfi Coast Self-Guided Walking Tour end?

The tour ends in Amalfi. You can return to Naples International Airport (NAP) by bus or a combination of ferry and bus, which takes approximately 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer as a supplement in advance or arrange your own private transfer to the airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Italy?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.


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We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Daily distances range from 5 km to 11 km on dirt paths, country lanes, and occasionally well-trafficked roads.

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