Campania and Amalfi Coast Walking Tour
Campania and Amalfi Coast Walking Tour

Campania and Amalfi Coast Walking Tour

8 days

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Discover Italy’s most beautiful southern regions on this 8-day walking tour

There is no better way to experience the magic of Southern Italy than on foot, where nothing separates you from the splendour of the land. The Campania and Amalfi Coast Walking Tour is an 8-day adventure that will take you through some of Southern Italy's most spectacular landscapes.

Discover Naples' treasures, a city teeming with life and known for its raw and palpable energy. Uncover its rich history as you walk among stunning architecture and admire the ever-present art that surrounds you. Walk the trails of Vesuvius National Park, taking in the mastery of this ancient volcano and observing the Gulf of Naples from above. Experience the Amalfi Coast's charm, famous for the magical landscapes that stretch its coast with the Tyrrhenian Sea's blue horizon as a most welcome backdrop.

Discover the treasures that await you on this walking tour of Campania and the Amalfi Coast. It's a journey that will ignite your senses and stay with you for years to come.

Highlights of the Campania and Amalfi Coast Walking Tour

Experience rich history, architecture, and art in the vibrant city of Naples.
Walk the scenic paths of Vesuvius Park, gazing up at the ancient volcano summit, towering 1132m (3713 ft) above.
Immerse yourself in the wonders of Pompeii, a city frozen in time by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Weave your way through the famous lemon groves on the Path of the Lemons, walking from Maiori to Minori.

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From $825USD
8 days
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Campania and Amalfi Coast Walking Tour

Campania and Amalfi Coast Walking Tour

Day 1 Arrive

Arrive in Naples, where you’ll be greeted by a city teeming with life! Check in to your hotel and get settled before setting out on a walk to explore your first stop on the tour.

Explore the vibrant city at your leisure, acquainting yourself with its fascinating history, architecture, and art. Your first evening in Naples would not be complete without experiencing the Neapolitan Pizza that this city is famous for, and you won’t have to look far to find the perfect spot. Gustare (enjoy)!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Naples
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Walk Ercolano and Vesuvius Park

Following breakfast this morning, you’ll set out from Naples via the Circumvesuviana, the railway network that circles Vesuvius. Taking the train to Ercolano, you’ll then take a bus to the Grande Cone.

Walking the route that leads you around Mount Vesuvius, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the north side of Mount Somma and the Punta Nasone. You’ll soon reach a viewpoint that grants you unparalleled views of the Gulf of Naples and surrounding landscapes.

Following your exciting walk in Vesuvius National Park, you’ll return to Ercolana by bus to visit the ancient ruins of Herculaneum.

Enjoy another evening in beautiful Naples at your leisure!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Naples
Distance: Flexible
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Walk Pompeii and Amalfi

After saying goodbye to Naples' magical streets and alleys, you'll take the Circumvesuviana to Pompeii. You've no doubt heard of this fascinating ancient Roman city, destroyed (and preserved) by Vesuvius's eruption in 79 AD. Discover the city's ruins that were frozen in time under a blanket of ash and pumice, exploring villas, temples, and Roman baths.

In the afternoon, the excitement continues with a transfer to Amalfi! The picturesque town nestled beneath steep cliffs is a dream to discover on foot. Walkthrough the charming alleys and be sure to visit the Amalfi Cathedral, a medieval masterpiece built throughout the 9th and 10th centuries.

Enjoy your first evening in Amalfi dining at one of its many famous restaurants and enjoying the breathtaking views off the coast.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Amalfi
Distance: Flexible
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Walk the Lemon Trail

Today you’ll walk one of the most fascinating landscapes of the entire tour, the Lemon Trail. This scenic route lies on the headland between the cities of Maiori and Minori.

After breakfast, a short bus transfer will take you to the village of Maiori. Here you’ll walk the Lemon Trail, admiring the vast lemon groves and delighted by the tantalizing citrus scent that fills the air.

Passing Minori, you’ll ascend towards the small village of Torello, where you’ll discover the Church of San Michele Arcangelo. The church boasts panoramic views of the sea that are sure to take your breath away.

Finally, you’ll descend towards Atrani and return to Amalfi.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Amalfi
Distance: 3 hours, 7 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Walk the Amalfi Coast Trails

This morning a public bus will take you to the town of Ravello, a UNESCO site located 365m above sea level. Ravello boasts captivating landscapes and endless architectural beauty.

Walking from Ravello, you'll take a scenic trail through the terraces up to the medieval village of Pontone.

The final stretch continues through the Valley of Ferriere, where an old paper mill's ruins are ripe for exploring.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Amalfi
Distance: 3 hours, 7 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Walk the footpaths of the Via Maestra dei Villagi

Today’s journey on the Amalfi Coast will take you along one of the oldest footpaths in the region, the Via Maestra dei Villagi, which connects the villages of Pastena, Lone, Vettica, and Tovere di Amalfi.

The trail is enveloped by the Mediterranean bush and weaves between cultivated terraces and villas built into the towering cliffs. Delight in this most scenic of walks surrounded by oak and carob forest, strawberry patches, and olive groves.

The trail leads to tonight’s accommodations in Agerola, where you’ll return feeling pleasantly charmed by the stunning Amalfi Coast landscape.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Agerola
Distance: 3 hours, 7 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Walk the Path of Gods to Positano

The Path of Gods that spans the Amalfi Coastal trails connects the hamlet of Bomerano di Agerola to the hamlet of Nocelle di Positano.

The winding path overlooks the vast sea, and the views of the Amalfi Coast here are unparalleled.

Enjoy this unspoiled landscape, offering nothing but nature, sun and sea as you continue the trail to your final descent into the famous city of Positano. The cliffside village is, without a doubt, the most elegant and well-known destination on the Amalfi Coast. Explore the narrow streets lined with charming cafes and shops. Revel in the panorama of colours that paint the towering Mediterranean houses in bright pinks and yellows. Soak up fascinating Roman history in the vicinity of the Church dell’Assunta.

The possibilities for exploring Positano are endless! Enjoy this beautiful city at your leisure before taking public transport back to Agerola for your final evening of the tour.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Agerola
Distance: 4 hours, 14 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Depart

Your journey comes to an end this morning, but the memories you’ve made are sure to last a lifetime.

Make your way to the airport where you’ll depart. Addio Italy!
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Campania and Amalfi Coast Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour of Campania and the Amalfi Coast is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the time of year you choose to visit.

Prices below are per person.

Low Season (March 15th - March 26th and October 26th - November 10th):

  • Price per person solo traveller: $1,325 USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room (group of 2+): $1,150 USD
  • Self-guided groups of 2+: $825 USD per person

Med Season (March 27th - April 7th, April 18th - June 24th, and September 5st - October 25th):

  • Price per person solo traveller: $1,525 USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room (group of 2+): $1,325 USD
  • Self-guided groups of 2+: $895 USD per person

High Season (April 8th - April 17th and June 25th - July 24th):

  • Price per person solo traveller: $1,675 USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room (group of 2+): $1,495 USD
  • Self-guided groups of 2+: $1,025 USD per person

Peak Season (July 25th - September 4th):

  • Price per person solo traveller: $1,825 USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room (group of 2+): $1,625 USD
  • Self-guided groups of 2+: $1,125 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Campania and Amalfi Coast 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 $350 USD - $525 USD (depending on the season) to have a private room in a hotel.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1-2

Hotel in Naples ★★★

This hotel offers private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, basic amenities, and a comfortable experience in an excellent location.

Night 3-5

Hotel in Amalfi ★★★

This hotel offers private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, basic amenities, and a comfortable experience in an excellent location.

Night 6-7

Hotel in Agerola ★★★

This hotel offers private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, basic amenities, and a comfortable experience in an excellent location.

What’s Included in Campania and Amalfi Coast Walking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

A private transfer on Day 3 is included on this tour. Luggage transfers between hotels on Day 3 and Day 6 are included.

Also Included

  • Maps and route directions
  • Phone assistance between 8 am and 9 pm

Not included

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

Optional Extras

  • Guided trekking to the crater of Vesuvius: 10EUR per person
  • Single room supplements
  • Solo traveller supplements
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Campania and Amalfi Coast Walking Tour

Slow Active Tours is a tour operator specializing in "slow pace" outdoor activities, which mainly concern cycling, trekking and snorkeling in beautiful Italy. Based in Puglia, the wonderful heel of Italy, Slow Active Tours was born from a long experience in responsible and sustainable tourism, combined with a love for culture and a strong passion for traditions, history and respect for nature.
Dynamic holidays "at a slow pace", because in this way it is possible to savor every moment of a great journey, full of adventure, hearty breakfasts, moments of peaceful well-being, food and wine tastings, fresh dips in the most beautiful seas of Italy, smiles and chat with the locals.
Each trip includes everything you need to make the experience comfortable and to be free to travel safely.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. There is a fair amount of walking involved in the tour and some of the terrain can be challenging. Average walking time each day is between 2.5 hours and 4 hours, with a distance of 5 km to a maximum of 14 km covered. The tour allows you to walk at your own pace and take breaks whenever needed.

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