GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS IN ITALY

Discover the enchanting Amalfi Coast...

…and its Paths between sky and sea..

 

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.

 

The splendid paths, 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.This is an easy walking holiday week with a real flavour of Italy.

 

 

What's included in this tour:

• 7 night’s accommodation at Divina Costiera B&B with continental breakfast.

   www.divina-costiera.it

• Coach Transfer from Naples airport to Agerola Village

• 5 Days Guided Walking

• Pack lunches on walking days

• Lunch on day of arrival and one evening dinner taken at the B&B.

• Public Ferry from Positano to Amalfi

• Return transfer to our base each day by public Sita bus.

• Local Italian  Guide & English speaking guide

• Return transfer Agerola to Naples airport.

 

What's not Included in this tour:

• Return airfare to Naples airport.

• Drinks & 6 dinners.

• Free day activities.

 

Dates: September 1st-8th

 

Price: €650 per person sharing. Single supplement €100..

 

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1 Arrive in Naples

Private transfer to Agerola Village. Afternoon free to explore your new surroundings. We will meet later at 7pm in a local restaurant and discuss the week ahead.

 

Day 2 Mount Tre Calli

After breakfast we hike over Monte Tre Calli, with its stunning views, around Agerola.

 

Day 3 Path of the Gods

Today we hike the Sentiero Degli Dei - the “Walk of the Gods”, between Agerola and Positano. This is an ancient terraced mulepath linking Agerola to the village of Positano, a small and charming fishing village. We have the opportunity to swim at Positano. Depending on sea conditions we can return to Amalfi by public ferry from where we transfer by SITA bus to Agerola.

 

Day 4 Valley of the Mills

From Agerola we take a panoramic path to the Ferriere Valley. Walking the woodland trails, across high pastures and down steep steps via the village of Pogerola to reach Amalfi on the coast. In Amalfi we have free time to relax on the beaches, go swimming or visit the amazing cathedral. From Amalfi we take the SITA bus back to Agerola. This walk takes approximately 5 hours.

 

Day 5 Free Day

You can chose to visit Pompei and Vesuvio or visit the Island of Capri. A private transfer is necessary for both options and the price will depend on the numbers. Our hostess Assunta will advice us.

 

Day 6 Walking around Agerola Mountains

Starting directly from the B&B, today we will take a panoramic path around the mountain ranges that surround the valley of Agerola. The trail is easy, with shady paths immersed in nature with a view of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius. We visit the famous 3 scources of these mountains then return to Agerola.

 

Day 7 Bomerano - Fiordo Furore

Today’s walk is a half day, about 3 hours in duration but it allows you the opportunity to spend the afternoon lazing on the beach at the fiord. There is a bar / cafe on site that sells food and drink, and rents sun beds.  Following breakfast we commence our walk at Bomerano Square from where we cross a rock wall strewn with caverns. One of the most important is Grotta di Santa Barbara. We continue on to the Valley to Praiano, a beautiful fishing village oozing charm. From here we tread the footpath of the Agavi flowers until we reach Furore, then down to Marina where we soak up the splendour of the rocky beach. After lunch, those of you who want to continue walking can start the steep uphill path to Tovere crossing the famous Path of Mad Bats. Finally from here we have transfer back to Agerola by SITA bus.. Should you decide to remain on the beach a private transfer will be organised for you at a cost of €5.00 approx per person payable locally to the driver.

 

Day 8 Depart

We say arrivederci to Assunta, Angela & Franco and after breakfast, take the bus to Naples airport.

 

Additional Information

Agerola is a small rural village 600m above sea level. The area is ideal for walking. It has decent inexpensive restaurants but quiet in the evenings.

Amalfi is 15k away and Positano is 30k.

Naples Airport to our village is one hour approx. Should you decide not to avail of the pre-determined transfer from the airport you can expect to pay €90 approx for a private car.

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Croagh Patrick Walking Tours, Belclare, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

Telephone +353 98 26090 Mobile +353 87 2333 295 E-mail gerry@walkingguideireland.com