Vesuvius, Pompei & the Amalfi Coast
- A walking holiday on the Amalfi Coast
- Visit Pompei and climb Mount Vesuvius
- A day trip to the Isle of Capri included
- Stroll along the `Walk of the Gods` to Positano
- Experience the best of the Amalfi Coast
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 a ferry ride out to the Isle of Capri, with the chance to explore amongst its villas and gardens and to take a swim, before continuing to the picturesque cliff-top town of Agerola, our base for exploration of the Amalfi Coast. During the holiday we visit the fascinating remains of the Roman town of Pompei and enjoy 3 days of hiking on ancient mule tracks above Amalfi, including the spectacular 'Walk of the Gods' which leads down from Agerola to the steep, narrow streets of the picture postcard fishing village of Positano. As a splendid finale, we an easy walk to the summit of Vesuvius (1280m) for spectacular views over the Amalfi Coast. This is an excellent easy walking week with a real flavour of Italy.
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.