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Trails of the Amalfi Coast

Italy
11 reviews
Available Departures: Sep, Oct

8 days from

US$1,775

without flights
Walk & Trek
Guided Group
LEISURELY LEISURELY

Hike the very best trails of the Amalfi Coast and visit both Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius on this lovely walking holiday to Italy.

Trip Code: VCA
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To show the relative difficulty of our holidays, each trip is graded on a scale of 1 to 12, with 12 being the most challenging. Although we have tried to make our grading system as clear as possible, it cannot take into account your personal interests, abilities or experience. If you have any questions about the nature of a particular trip or its suitability for you, please read the 'Is this holiday for you?' section or contact us.

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1 - 3 LEISURELY

Suitable for most people in good health, holidays at this grade include only limited amounts of activity.

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4 - 6 MODERATE
4 - 6 MODERATE

Suitable for reasonably fit individuals, such as weekend walkers and cyclists. There can be the occasional more difficult day.

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7 - 9 CHALLENGING
7 - 9 CHALLENGING

Physically challenging holidays, where you need to be prepared before you go.

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10 - 12 TOUGH
10 - 12 TOUGH

Our toughest holidays, involving many long days, often in isolated areas. A high level of fitness and previous wilderness and mountain experience is essential.

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Trails of the Amalfi Coast

Highlights
  • Stunning day walks including the breath-taking Walk of the Gods
  • Enjoy spectacular views on the undiscovered Monte Lattari coastal trail
  • Explore Amalfi and Ravello - Italian gems of the Sorrento Peninsula
  • Soak up the history of Pompeii and look down into the crater of Vesuvius
  • Sample limoncello in Agerola and local wines at a farmhouse near Mt Vesuvius

At a Glance
  • Group Size 5 to 14
  • 5 days walking and sightseeing,
  • Join In Naples

Accommodation & Meals
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners
  • 7 nights Hotel
Overview

Showcasing one of Italy’s most breath-taking landscapes, the Amalfi Coast is a beautiful region of wild mountains dramatically plunging into the sea. Romantic and striking, this incredible region is excellent for walking and the famed Italian culture. Here you’ll experience one of the most stunning coastlines in the world complete with a wonderful labyrinth of footpaths, charming villages, rustic olive groves, zesty lemon orchards and picture-postcard towns clinging to terraced cliffs.

On KE’s centre-based Amalfi adventure you’ll stay in a traditional family-run hotel with a superb panoramic terrace and tasty local cuisine. During the week you’ll enjoy an excellent variety of daily walks, alongside time enjoying the charming towns of Amalfi and Ravello. A day exploring the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii and towering volcanic giant of Vesuvius is included in the holiday too. You’ll finish the holiday in style with one of the world’s best hikes, the exhilarating Walk of the Gods to Positano. If you’re looking for an Italian walking holiday bursting with traditional flavours and vibrant colours, then this is the perfect choice.

This lovely centre-based walking holiday includes all the walking highlights of the Amalfi Coast nestled in a beautiful corner of southern Italy. The week includes 4 leisurely paced day walks, which on a few occasions descend to the sea and include lovely towns and villages to explore during the day. Each walk is a maximum of five hours on good footpaths and trails. The ascent of Vesuvius is a 2 hour round trip and easy hike on a zig-zag volcanic trail whilst the visit to Pompeii includes enough time explore the ruins at your own pace. While there is sufficient walking on each day to satisfy regular hikers, it is intended that this should be a relaxing holiday with a gentle pace and time to enjoy local towns and villages, plus the incredible views. As this holiday is entre-based, there is the opportunity to have a day off walking if you so wish and relax in Agerola. A mid-week free day gives you the opportunity to enjoy the local area or explore further afield to the isle of Capri or ancient site of Herculaneum.

Why KE?

On this KE walking holiday to the stunning coast of Amalfi, we include both Pompeii and Vesuvius and the majority of your meals. 

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Itinerary

Fondly referred to as Switzerland in miniature, Bomerano is nestled in the heart of the Sorrento Peninsula and surrounded by a wonderful mountainous landscape. Rich in chestnut forest, meadows, orchards and stunning views of the Amalfi Coast, Bomerano is a great base for the week and a world away from the larger tourist towns on the peninsula. It is from the forests in this area that the wealthy Maritime Republic of Amalfi collected wood for its ships. This whole area has early-Roman origins and grew in wealth after the devastating earthquake of 62 AD and the volcanic eruption of 79 AD that destroyed Herculaneum and Pompeii.

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This morning, after breakfast, we join the Alta Via Del Monti Lattari trail. Sometimes described as "undiscovered Europe", the Alta Via Del Monti Lattari trail runs high above the sea as pristine beaches lie below. Here footpaths snake through old vineyards, over rugged cliffs and pass ancient farm land. Initially we follow a lovely footpath through terraces of tomatoes, grapes and lemons.

The Amalfi Coast is famous for its lemons, which were originally grown to provide Vitamin C for sailors. By the 19th century the Amalfi lemon had assumed great social and economic importance, which slowly transformed this rugged rural landscape into stunning terracing. Small orchards are known as piazzas and accessed by steep staircases, still today freshly picked lemons are transported on the shoulders of manual workers.

We ascend gradually up to a viewpoint where we're rewarded with views of the coast and Isle of Capri. As we continue along old mule tracks we can gaze out over the Sorrentine Peninsula. This is a unique with deep valleys, majestic mountains and jaw-dropping sea views. We'll pick a nice scenic spot to stop and enjoy lunch. Back in Bomerano, we will stop to sample some locally produced Limoncello, one of the most famous drinks in Italy. Chilled and delicious!

Tonight we try our hand at pizza making. A genuine Italian pizza crust is thin, light and fluffy after being hand-stretched and cooked at a high temperature. The tomato sauce is made from local tomatoes and local herbs. In Italy the toppings are simple and include the famed buffalo mozzarella. Finish with a delicate drizzle of olive oil and you have sheer perfection!

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Hotel

Meals

B L D

Ascent

600 M

Descent

600 M

Time

5 hrs walking

Distance

14 KM

This morning we transfer by private minibus to Mount Vesuvius and enjoy a hike to the crater. As the only active volcano on mainland Europe, Vesuvius is best known because of the eruption in A.D. 79 that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum. We follow a series switchbacks as we make our way up. We can peer down into this enormous crater, whilst surrounded by fantastic views over the Sorrento Peninsula and Pompeii. After our walk, we will stop at a wine farmhouse for a tasting and a lovely lunch.

In the afternoon we head to Pompeii. The story of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is humbling and it's a wonderfully atmospheric place to wander. Pompeii is like a ghostly open book and is surely one of the world's most engrossing archaeological experiences. Once home to over 20,000 people, the city was thriving until the devastating volcanic eruption. The town lay buried for 1700 years until architect Domenico Fontana stumbled across the ruins whilst digging a canal. Pompeii is remarkably well-preserved, where you can walk down Roman streets and discover old houses, villas full of colourful frescos, temples, shops, cafes and amphitheatres. The best way to enjoy the site is to stroll through the city away from the guided groups, where you'll find pockets of solitude, wild flowers and birds singing as the towering giant of Vesuvius dominates the horizon.

Afterwards, we transfer back to Bomerano.

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Hotel

Meals

B L

Time

2 hrs walking

Today's walk takes us from Bomerano to the pretty harbour town of Amalfi via cliff hugging villages and hamlets. We take the public bus to Agerola and from here we follow a rocky trail to the unique reserve of Valle delle Ferriere. This little pocket of nature was established in 1972 and has a special micro climate due to its lush vegetation and the warm southern wind. We'll discover rare woodland species and if we're lucky several types of orchid. Our footpath leads us to a beautiful moss clad waterfall where we can enjoy a riverside picnic. In the afternoon we walk down into Amalfi passing lemon groves. In Amalfi there will be time to wander through its centre. The main piazza is perfect for people watching over a drink or gelato. From afar the town looks like a cluster of white house's clinging to the rock face, connected to each other by covered alleys and stairs. The town has a few historical buildings and is delightfully small after the majority of the old city slid into the sea during an earthquake in 1343. At the centre of the main square is the beautiful Cathedral of St. Andrew, with its impressive staircase and bell-tower in Arab-Norman style. When we've had our fill of exploring and enjoying the charming architecture and views we take a bus back to Bomerano (45mins).

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

B L D

Ascent

180 M

Descent

800 M

Time

5 hrs walking

Distance

9 KM

Today is free for you to relax and enjoy the local area, take a boat trip to Capri or visit the ancient site of Herculaneum. You can always head back to Amalfi and people watch from one of the many pavement cafes. Whilst a 25min walk along the headland from Amalfi is the town of Atranti, a labyrinth of whitewashed alleys and arches with a little piazza and small beach. From the harbour of Amalfi you may wish to take a ferry to the Isle of Capri. Capri is beautiful with lovely gardens, elegant buildings and steep cliffs which rise majestically from the Tyrrhenian Sea. Here you'll find elegant villas covered with wisteria and bougainvillea and myths ranging from sirens charming seafarers, to 1950s celebrities in oval sunglasses. If you want to explore more of Italy's history, you may wish to stay on the mainland and visit Herculaneum, the sister to Pompeii.

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Meals

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After breakfast we take the public bus to Amalfi and pick up today's trail which take us through the wonderful Mulini Valley. This beautiful valley is home to deserted mills, which lie almost hidden from view due to the rich flora. The mills, which took advantage of a nearby stream, once ground the wheat for the local inhabitants. During the 1940 the buildings were closed down and have since been enveloped by their lush surrounding. It's a wonderful place to explore as we enjoy views back to Amalfi. From the Valley of the Mills we walk to Ravello, known as the jewel of the coast. Renowned for its beautiful gardens and historical links to Virginia Woolf, DH Lawrence and Greta Garbo, the town is perched on high cliffs above Amalfi. We'll have time to stroll through this little gem, which has a cathedral, a beautiful central piazza and striking sea views. From Amalfi we take a private transfer back to Bomerano.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

B

Ascent

400 M

Descent

400 M

Time

4 hrs walking

Distance

8 KM

The grand finale to our walking week is the spectacular Walk of the Gods - a highlight of the holiday. This fabulous walk takes us along cliff top paths whilst surrounded by stunning views over the Sorrentino Peninsula. As we head through brief sections of forests, and pass vineyards that cling to the mountain, we may meet local farmers and shepherds working on this dramatic landscape. We can also look out for peregrine falcons and kestrels, which are frequently seen soaring above. As we reach Nocelle we take in the views, and pause to hear the monastery clock chiming, before heading down towards the beach. Continuting through fig, olive and hibiscus trees we reach the pretty pink buildings of Positano. This beautiful town is the most photogenic town on the coast, the pastel coloured houses tumble down to the sea, causing a cascade of peach, pink and terracotta. We'll have time to stroll through the labyrinth of backstreets and enjoy this wonderful little place. In the afternoon we'll make our way back by ferry but please note, the ferry is dependent on sea conditions and if it is not possible to travel by ferry we'll transfer by public bus. We will have time to freshen up before heading out for a final meal together to celebrate the end of the holiday.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

B D

Ascent

300 M

Descent

900 M

Time

5 hrs walking

Distance

9 KM

A single timed group transfer to Naples Airport is provided in the morning. If you wish to extend your stay in Naples, please contact the KE office and we can assist in booking a recommended hotel. Naples is a fascinating city, and easy to explore, plus there are regular transport connections between the city and the airport.

A UNESCO World Heritage Status, Naples historic centre is fascinating and a genuine walk through history. You'll find a labyrinth of bustling streets all the way from the 13th Century Gothic Cathedral to the funiculars that transport you up to the hill of San Martino, which offers great views of the city. Highlights include the amazing underground city of Napoli Sotterranea from where forty metres under the city you'll find the heart of Naples and from where the present city was created. You'll step back 2400 years on this journey from the Ancient Greeks to modern times as you explore ancient aqueducts, passages and cisterns. Naples has a city open top sightseeing bus tour which covers the heart of Naples and a separate Bay of Naples. This is a great way to explore the city.

*Food for thought: The true Neapolitan pizza was created in Napoli and the city is extremely proud of it. Here a very thin base is simply topped with tomatoes, mozzeralla and basil which all represent the colours of the Italian flag. Napoli is the best place in the world to enjoy one and despite the simplicity, it is absolutely delicious. Aperol spritz is an Italian aperitif institution and not to be missed. Bitter orange Aperol is mixed with Prosecco, a splash of soda and ice. It's Italy's most popular aperitif and a firm favourite with locals. Gnocchi alla Sorrentina is a wonderful but simple dish of potato gnocchi in tomato sauce and one of the region's most popular comfort foods.

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Essential Information

We've compiled some of our Frequently Asked Questions to help you learn more about this amazing trip.

  • A professional and qualified tour leader
  • All transfers included in the land only itinerary
  • Entrance fees at Pompei and on Mount Vesuvius
  • Single timed airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 8
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as described in the Meal Plan

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for local staff
  • Some meals per the Meal Plan
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses - souvenirs and drinks etc
  • Any activities or excursions on day 5
  • Airport transfers as described


TRAVEL TO YOUR DESTINATION

If flying from the UK there are low cost airlines available to the start and from the end of your holiday.

To benefit from full financial protection, ease your holiday planning, and avoid dealing with airlines, we can book scheduled flights from the UK as part of a flight inclusive package. Scheduled flights are usually more expensive that low cost alternatives, however potentially less stressful if your flight is cancelled or delayed. If you book flights through KE Adventure Travel we will offset the carbon of your flight.

The group will meet at the group hotel in Agerola.

A single timed transfer from Naples Airport to the hotel will be provided on Day 1 of the Land Only itinerary.

On the last day of the Land Only itinerary there will be a single timed transfer from Agerola back to Naples airport.

Anyone may join the group transfers by prior arrangement. Travelling as a group or on public transport saves energy. If this is not practical, we can provide private transfers at an additional cost. Taxis are also available.

Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

All breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches and 4 dinners are included.

Water is drinkable from the taps on this holiday. Please fill your personal bottles for your day in the morning. We do not encourage the purchasing of single use plastic bottles.

Part of the experience of any visit to Italy is the opportunity to taste its wonderful cuisine. The Amalfi region traditionally has a 'Mediterranean' diet, rich in vegetables, pasta, fish and olive oil which latterly has come to be equated with longevity.  The soil here is very rich, probably because of Vesuvius, and everywhere we go we will see an abundance of tomatoes, zucchinis, chilli and basil, terraces of grapes, and orchards of lemons, apples, and chestnuts.  It is hardly surprising that the Amalfi coast has some of the best cuisine in the world.  Breakfast in Italy is traditionally continental in style with bread, pastries or cakes, yoghurt, jam and honey served with tea or coffee.  Alongside the food, Italian wine is excellent and an important part of any meal!  Italy is also famous for its aperitifs, from chilled prosecco to campari, vermouth and cinzano all served over ice.  Don't forget the zesty local limoncello and the famous after dinner fiery grappas!

Whilst we can cater for vegetarians, albeit sometimes with a more limited choice, we cannot always provide special diets.  Due to the nature of some of the trips that we operate and the countries in which we operate them, it can be very hard (and sometimes impossible) to cater for a wide range of dietary choices and you may have to supplement your diet with food/snacks from home.  If you have specific dietary requirements please do speak to our sales team and they will be able to advise you whether or not we will be able to offer your specific choice.  Please note that we are unable to provide separate menus and cannot accept liability for any problems arising from special dietary requirements or intolerances.

We will spend 7 nights in a family-run hotel in Bomerano, a hamlet of Agerola, which has a restaurant specialising in local cuisine, a welcoming bar and garden. Unlike the busier resorts and hotels on the Amalfi Coast, which may include more facilities, we've tried to offer a more authentic side to the holiday in a rural location and that offers good value for money. Staying here provides a wonderful insight into a more traditional side of the Amalfi Coast, which has kept its proud culture and typical local dishes.

Accommodation is twin share. If you are travelling by yourself, you will be paired with another single client of the same sex. Single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. If you are planning to extend your holiday, additional nights at the group hotel are available on request.

The group will be led by a professional and qualified tour leader.

Approximately €240-€340 should cover all miscellaneous personal expenditure, the non-included meals and activities on your free day as well as reasonable tips for the local staff. You can withdraw cash (euros only) from ATM's in Naples and Agerola. If you intend to travel with cash, you should take this in the form of euros or euro travellers cheques.

Tips do not form part of the wages of local staff but they are very much appreciated. It is important to remember that tipping is voluntary and should be dependent on good service. It is best if the tip is given at the end of the trip by the group as a whole. We recommend that each group member contributes around €10 – 15 to a group pool and that tips are then distributed between the guide and other support staff as the group feels is appropriate. It is a good idea also to have small change for other tips such as in restaurants or for porters carrying your bags at hotels.

There is no weight limit, other than that imposed by the airline. We ask you to restrict your luggage to one main bag and one small daypack. A KE trek bag is not the best option for this trip and we recommend a bag or suitcase with wheels for this holiday.

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

We sell this holiday on a Land Only basis and recommend that you book your flights to Naples International Airport which is the most convenient for transfers to the group hotel. Please refer to Joining Arrangements and Transfers in the trip dossier for further details.

If flying from the UK there are a number of low cost airlines offering flights to Naples. These include Easyjet who have flights from London, Liverpool & Edinburgh. Other airports may be available. Click on the 'Flight information' link below for further information on booking low cost airlines. Alternatively if you would prefer to book a 'flight inclusive package' using scheduled airlines from the UK please contact our flights department for a quote. Whilst flight prices are likely to be more expensive you will benefit from full financial protection.

Flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you have received your booking confirmation and the trip is showing 'Guaranteed to Run' or 'Limited'.

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Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)

  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

For the latest details on visiting countries within the EU or the European Economic Area (EEA), please check the UK Government website

The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required, and you should have at least 2 blank pages for each country that you visit.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Please ensure that you check for the latest advice before travel. For the most up to date information on entry requirements, please visit the UK Government website.

If you have a severe allergy please inform the KE office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy free environment on KE trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by KE leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

It makes sense to spend some time before coming on an active holiday getting some additional exercise. Whilst regular hiking is the best preparation, swimming and cycling are also good for developing fitness and stamina. Before departure, we suggest that you try to fit in a number of walks in.

Naples in the Campania region of southern Italy and the Amalfi Coast has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and cooler winters. The best time to visit is from April to October, when temperatures are the most pleasant, although as expected the temperatures can be at their warmest in July and August. During the spring, summer and autumn, daytime temperatures will vary between 20 and 30 degrees, falling to between 10 and 20 degrees at night.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office's ‘Travel Aware campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas. The 'Travel Aware' website provides a single, authoritative source of advice for all kinds of travellers and we recommend that prior to travel, all KE clients visit the official UK Government website at travelaware.campaign.gov.uk and read the FCDO Travel Advice for their chosen destination. North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCDO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCDO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

KE do not encourage the use of single use plastic items. We are ensuring that our agents all over the world are working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We are leading by example in our KE office by reducing our plastic use.

  • Lonely Planet – Naples and the Amalfi Coast
  • The Rough Guide to Naples and the Amalfi Coast
  • Gelato Sisterhood on the Amalfi Shore – Chantal Kelly
  • Love on the Rocks: A Positano Tale – Catie Costa
  • It is an essential condition of joining a holiday with KE Adventure Travel that you have a valid travel insurance policy to cover the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation.  When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

    For appropriate insurance cover we recommend Campbell Irvine Direct.  Please go to our Travel Insurance page for further information and to get a quote.

    Please try to keep the weight of your baggage to a minimum. See the ‘baggage allowance’ section for further details.

    You should bring the following items:

    • Hiking boots

    • Trainers or sandals

    • Socks

    • Underwear

    • Walking trousers

    • Waterproof jacket

    • Waterproof trousers

    • T-shirts and/or casual shirts

    • Fleece jacket or warm jumper

    • Sunhat

    • Warm hat

    • Sunglasses

    • Daypack 30 litres

    • Sun protection (including for lips)

    • Water bottles 1 litre (x2) (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)

    • Washbag and toiletries

    • Antibacterial handwash

    • Swimwear

    • Small towel

    • Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets, insect repellant.

    The following items are optional:

    • Shorts

    • Walking poles
    • Camera

    • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

    There are a number of occasions when you will need to carry your main bag for short distances. Some clients have found that a piece of luggage with wheels is best for this holiday.

    Cotswold Outdoor Red PantonMany of the Equipment items listed above are available from Cotswold Outdoor - our 'Official Recommended Outdoor Retailer'. When you book a holiday with KE you will receive 12.5% discount voucher from Cotswold Outdoor and other retailers.
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    Reviews

    4.7 out of 5 from 11 reviews

    'The Land Where Lemons Grow'...... ★★★★

    This book by Helena Attlee was in part my inspiration for choosing this wonderful introduction to the Amalfi Peninsular. Vertiginous cliff paths, donkey trails, above and below cloud vista's and centuries of cultivation on volcanic soil. Each day a new and varied trail, carpets of wild flowers, delicious picnics in cliff top villages (thankfully a stones drop away from the bustling coastal towns far below). Food and wine, Pompei and Vesuvius, Pizza tossing and topping, Limoncello tasting........ .and oh, did I mention the Lemons? Grazie Mille to our wonderful guide, Chiara, and our fun-loving group.................but sadly no-one tall enough to pick my elusive Lemon! Ruth
    By Ruth Church Stretton | 12 June 2019

    Stepping out in Italy ★★★★★

    Amalfi in mid-April was perhaps not quite as warm as we expected (all the locals wearing winter clothes) but a good temperature for walking apart from the day when we climbed Vesuvius and nearly froze! A great mix of walks with staggeringingly beautiful views and not too strenuous, although don't underestimate the effect on the knees of hundreds of steps. It was lovely to be based in the hills above Amalfi away from the crowds in a very rural and self-sufficient community. The array of local pro duce for the daily picnic was staggering. We hadn't appreciated that, although not far from Amalfi, the bus journey took an hour to negotiate the myriad of hairpin bends. Not for the faint hearted! A really lovely holiday.
    By Susan Towcester | 27 April 2019

    Sunshine, great hikes, super tour leader ★★★★

    Extremely enjoyable week spent in and around Amalfi Carlotta, the tour guide, was absolutely sensational. Great knowledge about flora, fauna, history, politics, geography - an absolute fountain of knowledge Only slight downer was the hotel. Not for the first have I come across a hotel which believes that 'single supplement' paying customers should be allocated a small dingy room.

    By Malvinder Pinner | 23 April 2019

    Wow, what a fantastic holiday on the Amalfi Coast! ★★★★★

    Wonderful holiday. Great walking amongst fabulous scenery, amazing wild flowers, butterflies, trees, lizards and some beautiful gardens too. Great geology with the trip to Vesuvius and the wonderful limestone of the Amalfi Coast. Our guide, Adriano, was so knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble as he good humouredly sorted out all our little foibles and problems ; we were privileged to have him as our guide. Our holiday was centred at San Lazaro, so be prepared for some interesting bus j ourneys on the steep and narrow Amalfi Coast road which switchbacks its way up to the limestone plateau where San Lazaro is situated. Also be prepared for lots of steps, both up and down. I have brought home so many happy memories of this really stunningly beautiful holiday.
    By Marian Chorley | 25 September 2017

    Wonderful walking vacation along the Amalfi coast ★★★★★

    This trip was so much fun! The walking was just enough to work off the delicious Italian meals. Our guide (Carlotta) introduced us to local foods as well as customs and history of the region. The views of the coast and visits to Positano and Amalfi were amazing and I especially enjoyed the picnic lunches on the trails. It was great to see Vesuvius and Pompeii - and I recommend paying a bit extra to have a tour guide take you around Pompeii. Pompeii was not well marked and a bit challenging to fi nd our way to see the highlights without a guide. Overall this was a wonderful adventure and great walking vacation tour!
    By Karen Rockville | 20 May 2017

    Traveller Reviews
    4.7 out of 5 from 11 reviews

    'The Land Where Lemons Grow'......
    ★ ★ ★ ★
    This book by Helena Attlee was in part my inspiration for choosing this wonderful introduction to the Amalfi Peninsular. Vertiginous cliff paths, donkey trails, above and below cloud vista's and centuries of cultivation on volcanic soil. Each day a new and varied trail, carpets of wild flowers, delicious picnics in cliff top villages (thankfully a stones drop away from the bustling coastal towns far below). Food and wine, Pompei and Vesuvius, Pizza tossing and topping, Limoncello tasting........ .and oh, did I mention the Lemons? Grazie Mille to our wonderful guide, Chiara, and our fun-loving group.................but sadly no-one tall enough to pick my elusive Lemon! Ruth
    By Ruth Church Stretton | 12 June 2019

    Stepping out in Italy
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Amalfi in mid-April was perhaps not quite as warm as we expected (all the locals wearing winter clothes) but a good temperature for walking apart from the day when we climbed Vesuvius and nearly froze! A great mix of walks with staggeringingly beautiful views and not too strenuous, although don't underestimate the effect on the knees of hundreds of steps. It was lovely to be based in the hills above Amalfi away from the crowds in a very rural and self-sufficient community. The array of local pro duce for the daily picnic was staggering. We hadn't appreciated that, although not far from Amalfi, the bus journey took an hour to negotiate the myriad of hairpin bends. Not for the faint hearted! A really lovely holiday.
    By Susan Towcester | 27 April 2019

    Sunshine, great hikes, super tour leader
    ★ ★ ★ ★

    Extremely enjoyable week spent in and around Amalfi Carlotta, the tour guide, was absolutely sensational. Great knowledge about flora, fauna, history, politics, geography - an absolute fountain of knowledge Only slight downer was the hotel. Not for the first have I come across a hotel which believes that 'single supplement' paying customers should be allocated a small dingy room.

    By Malvinder Pinner | 23 April 2019

    Wow, what a fantastic holiday on the Amalfi Coast!
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Wonderful holiday. Great walking amongst fabulous scenery, amazing wild flowers, butterflies, trees, lizards and some beautiful gardens too. Great geology with the trip to Vesuvius and the wonderful limestone of the Amalfi Coast. Our guide, Adriano, was so knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble as he good humouredly sorted out all our little foibles and problems ; we were privileged to have him as our guide. Our holiday was centred at San Lazaro, so be prepared for some interesting bus j ourneys on the steep and narrow Amalfi Coast road which switchbacks its way up to the limestone plateau where San Lazaro is situated. Also be prepared for lots of steps, both up and down. I have brought home so many happy memories of this really stunningly beautiful holiday.
    By Marian Chorley | 25 September 2017

    Wonderful walking vacation along the Amalfi coast
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    This trip was so much fun! The walking was just enough to work off the delicious Italian meals. Our guide (Carlotta) introduced us to local foods as well as customs and history of the region. The views of the coast and visits to Positano and Amalfi were amazing and I especially enjoyed the picnic lunches on the trails. It was great to see Vesuvius and Pompeii - and I recommend paying a bit extra to have a tour guide take you around Pompeii. Pompeii was not well marked and a bit challenging to fi nd our way to see the highlights without a guide. Overall this was a wonderful adventure and great walking vacation tour!
    By Karen Rockville | 20 May 2017

    Vesuvius, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast good walks with beautiful view
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    This a very good walking holiday for any level of walker, with plenty of magnificent views. From Amalfi to Postiano the views of the coast line are beautiful with clear blue seas to the boats on the water & the little towns along the coast line bring colour. The family run hotel was very good, food very good, good room & I was lucky to have a view looking towards the sea. Visiting Pompeii was a highlight for me, was bigger than expected, but worth a visit, was let down by the audio guide which d idn't work properly, best to get a proper guide. The views from the top of Vesuvius were stunning. On my free day went to Herculaneum, which is a better preserved town & smaller than Pompeii, also worth paying extra tor tour guide. Our final walk was the walk of the Gods, again great walk with great scenery, but from Nocello you have a choice to get a bus to Postiano or take the 1,750 steps down to the road. Overall a fantastic holiday, but was only made possible with our guide Satva.
    By Neil Rochester | 01 October 2016

    Walking with the Gods of the magical Amalfi Coast!
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    This is a relatively easy walking holiday with plenty of time for sightseeing. The food in the friendly family run hotel was excellent and the local grown food is wonderful. I did a CAPRI day trip on our "free day".The "cruise" around the coves and bays of the island of Capri is definitely the way to get there ! I also went up the Mount Solaro by cable car in Ana Capri which was a beautiful serene experience with spectacular views from the top of the mountain. Helculaneum is worth a vis it as it is better preserved in places than Pompei and a smaller site to get around making it easier to not miss anything.
    By Adventure Dundee | 26 September 2016

    An amazing holiday with views which far outweighed my expectations.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Satva our local guide was fantastic; she called us her family for the week. We did some fabulous walks with picnics along the way; one in a remote meadow. On our free day, we went to Capri; which blew me away. I loved the culture and the tradition. A very well organised trip. Thank you KE & Satva

    By Linda St. Albans | 01 June 2016

    Italian food, walking, history, knowledgable guide. And great Italian food.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    This trip was active enough to keep us busy and burn off most of the calories. Our hotel was a family run gem where we ate most meals which were terrific. Pizza making turned out to be a wonderful treat both from a leaning experience and a tasty meal. Flexibility to switch our Pompeii visit from Easter Monday to Easter Sunday worked out perfect so as to avoid the overwhelming crowds. Transfers were timely. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. One thing that should be included if possibl e is a visit to Herculaneum perhaps en route from Naples on day one. We had a fantastic time and highly recommend this trip.
    By Paul FORT ANN | 05 April 2016

    A great way to see the Amalfi coast
    ★ ★ ★ ★
    The walking was great and the visits to Pompeii and Vesuvius were well-planned. Our guide Giovanni was excellent and he coped well with difficult weather conditions, having to change one planned walk completely. The hotel was not brilliant. The meals were a bit hit and miss, sometimes good, sometimes meagre. The evening meal never included any other drink than water. I would expect to have a hot drink offered to complete the meal as there was no other way of obtaining a hot drink at any time ex cept breakfast. Similarly I would have expected a cold drink of some kind to be included in the packed lunches which were supplied.
    By Pauline DERBY | 05 April 2016

    Wonderful, well-orgainsed trip to a stunning location
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    We arrived in a village near Amalfi and we were treated to a wonderfully authentic time. Great food and friendly atmosphere and a lovely location. Amalfi itself was quite touristy and busy so we were pleased to be just outside. The guide (Rosa) was excellent. We walked most days except for the day when we went around Vesuvius and Pompeii. The walking was not difficult and the days were relatively short. This is a trip for almost all abilities. We has a lovely walk in the morning, then a f resh picnic and then finished off in a touristy location such as Ravello, Positano or Amalfi. The day trip was well organised and allowed us plenty of time to explore. We actually tagged on a couple of days in Naples which is worthwhile because its a pretty city and allows you time to see their old town, port area and Herculaneum. All in all, a great holiday and excellent value.
    By Nigel SWINDON | 12 January 2016

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    • Trails of the Amalfi Coast
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    • Departure Reference: VCA /03/24/
    • This trip begins on Sat 7 Sep and ends on Sat 14 Sep
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    • Departure Reference: VCA /04/24/
    • This trip begins on Sat 21 Sep and ends on Sat 28 Sep
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    • This trip begins on Sat 28 Sep and ends on Sat 5 Oct
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    • Departure Reference: VCA /06/24/
    • This trip begins on Sat 19 Oct and ends on Sat 26 Oct
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