Vesuvius, Pompei & the Amalfi Coast
Italy, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £845 (land only) - from €1,015 (land only) - from $1,395 (land only)
Our new 2014 itinerary, celebrates Italy's most famous shoreline
Including entry fees to Pompeii, Vesuvius and a visit to the jewel of Amalfi, Ravello, join us this summer for a week of Italian hillside heaven!
- A walking holiday on the Amalfi Coast
- Visit Pompei and climb Mount Vesuvius
- Enjoy the Amalfi hillside town of Ravello
- Stroll along the `Walk of the Gods` to Positano
- Beautiful walks in the Ferriere National Park
On the south side of the rugged Sorrentine Peninsula, which separates the gulfs of Naples and Salerno, the famously picturesque Amalfi Coast is a region of steep cliffs and sheltered coves, with numerous small towns interspersed by terraced farmland where olive and lemon trees are grown. Our introduction to this charming part of Italy is an exploration of the agricultural communities and hillside villages of Amalfi. During the holiday we visit the fascinating remains of the Roman town of Pompei and have an easy walk to the summit of Vesuvius (1280m) with its spectacular views over the Bay of Naples. This is an excellent easy walking week with a real flavour of Italy and enjoy 3 days of hiking on ancient mule tracks above Amalfi. As a splendid finale, we hike the spectacular 'Walk of the Gods' which leads down from Agerola to the steep, narrow streets of the picture postcard fishing village of Positano.
Is this holiday for you?
This hotel-based walking week allows us to see all the major tourist attractions of this beautiful corner of southern Italy. The holiday includes 6 days of mostly quite leisurely walking and, in fact, on several occasions the day's walk is largely downhill towards the sea. There can be as much as 5 hours of walking during the course of the day, mostly on good trails with some stepped sections. The day we spend on the island of Capri includes an approximately 3-hour walk and the ascent of Vesuvius on the following day (Day 3) involves a 2-hour round trip and an ascent of about 200 metres on a zig-zagging trail.