Many would say the Amalfi coastline, extending south of Naples, is the most beautiful region in the Mediterranean and it would be hard to disagree. We explore a radiant landscape where one mountain after another plunge into an aquamarine sea. A truly vertical landscape of green forest, deep gorges, sheer limestone cliffs and the picturesque villages of Positano, Ravello and Amalfi. We discover the dreamy island of Capri with its twelve Roman villas and extraordinary rock formations rising up from the sea. Our walks take us through vineyards and gardens, fragrant lemon and olive groves from village to village linked by a network of walking trails. Our paths are often well constructed steps or mule paths and were once the only route of communication between villages. Our walks take us off the beaten track to discover the hidden side of the Amalfi coast.
Days 1 & 2
Sorrento and Capri: walk on Monte San Costanzo with panoramic views of the legendary island of Capri; dinner at a restored monastery; Capri, the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean; walk to Villa Jovis and visit the gardens of San Michele; tasting of Campanian wines.
Days 3 & 4
Positano: Italy’s most vertical town and hideaway for artists and writers; stay in an idyllic Mediterranean villa with magnificent views; Sentiero dei Dei or walk of the Gods, magnificent mountain walks with superb views of the Amalfi coast and Capri; visit a boutique vineyard at Furore.
Days 5, 6 & 7
Ravello: visit the famous gardens of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo; walk through lemon groves and beech woods to the picturesque village of Scala; visit Amalfi; walk through the Valle dei Mulini or the Valley of the Mills; enjoy a panoramic picnic at Torre dello Zirro; farewell dinner at one of Ravello’s finest restaurants.
- Amalfi Coast: tour details
- Duration: 7 nights/8 days
- Difficulty: Moderate 9 – 12 km a day on a variety of terrain. Parts of the landscape are quite mountainous and some of the hikes are challenging. Many of the hikes are on footpaths through woods or stone staircases while others are on well surfaced roads.
- Tour Price : $2950 (single supplement $400)
- Start/Finish: Naples.
- Departures:30 April-7 May, 2017