Amalfi Coast Walk

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Walkers on clifftop path
View from Capri
Visiting Pompeii
Walkers with a stunning coastal view
Positano
View from Villa Rufolo
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  • The rich flavours of the Italian South: warm hospitality, vibrant colour, natural beauty, masses of historic interest
  • Majestic coastal scenery, awe-inspiring views; the most scenic walking on the Amalfi Coast
  • Stunning classical city of Pompeii, and Ravello with balcony views over the bay
  • Exotic Mediterranean flora: olive groves, almond orchards and terraces of lemon trees
  • Lovely hotels: air conditioning and sea views throughout

At a glance...

  • 7 nights, twin centre
  • Departs Selected Mondays from 5 May '14 to 6 Oct '14
  • Continental breakfast and evening meals
  • Sustainability rating: 88%

Excellent for...

  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

Amalfi Coast Walk

This popular walking holiday is based in two contrasting centres so you can enjoy the very best bits of this beautiful corner of southern Italy. It is exciting walking country with breathtaking scenery at every step.

Walkers will appreciate the network of wide and well-maintained mule paths criss-crossing the region, some of them centuries old dressed stone steps. The paths wander among lemon and olive groves, pines and oaks, valleys and ridges. They are lined with sweet-smelling herbs and bright with freesias, geraniums and honeysuckle. The tracks are never far from the sparkling blue sea and give spectacular views of the near-vertical towns below. We've worked it out so the walks generally start on higher ground and descend to the coast in time for an afternoon dip! Our guides are very enthusiastic about showing off their region, as up until now few walkers have passed this way. They'll teach you all about the local flora and folklore and make sure that you taste the best of the region as well in the hand picked trattorie where you stop for lunch (allow appoximately ?15 per day).

The 3-star Hotel Garden in Ravello perches above the famous Amalfi coast and affords stunning views from its dining terrace. Just a stone's throw from the celebrated Villa Rufolo and the historic main square, all 10 rooms are air-conditioned with balcony and sea views. The Bellavista Francischiello in Massa Lubrense is a friendly 3-star family-run hotel with incredible views across to Capri. There is an outdoor pool, panoramic sun terrace and small spa. All double rooms are air conditioned with balcony and sea view (single rooms with sea view are subject to availability).


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Typical day-by-day itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Ravello

We pick you up at Naples airport and take you to your hotel in the centre of Ravello (90 mins) where you'll stay for the next three nights. Time permitting, we'll visit Villa Cimbrone (Greta Garbo's retreat commanding balcony views over the bay) before dinner.

Day 2 - Ravello/Minori/Atrani 10km/6mi/4hr

Walking through vines and terraces of lemon trees we reach the old pilgrim's chapel of San Nicola which commands stunning views over the Amalfi Coast. We then descend to the pastel houses of Minori for lunch in the square before walking along the coast to diminutive Atrani. We take the local bus back from here to our hotel.

Day 3 - Ravello/Pontone/Amalfi 10km/6mi/3-3.5hrs

Ravello is enchanting: 'must sees' include Moorish Villa Rufolo and its semi tropical gardens. After lunch we follow a scenic path down to Ponte dello Ziro watchtower (great coastal views) then descend to Amalfi via the Valley of the Mills. Time to visit one of the old mediaeval paper mills, and the strikingly striped C13 cathedral before returning to Ravello by bus.

Day 4 - Sentiero degli Dei 11km/7mi/4hr

Past brigands' treasure caves and terraces of lemon trees, we explore the 'Pathway of the Gods', Amalfi's most scenic walk. When the nearly vertical town of Positano comes into sight, we have a bird's eye view of tiny boats, pretty villas, grey volcanic beaches and churches. Lunch in a traditional trattoria perhaps, then on to our second hotel, in Massa Lubrense, by minibus.

Day 5 - Free day

The most popular option is to take a bus from just outside the hotel to Sorrento (15 mins) and pick up the hydrofoil across to Capri. Known as 'Pearl of Naples', Capri is arguably the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean. It has over 800 species of flowers and plants, and magnificent grottoes along the coast.

Day 6 - Pompeii and Annunziata 11km/7mi/4.5hr

First stop today is Pompeii (1 hour by minibus - transfer provided). To see an entire ancient city come to life is really something quite magical so we've employed a local guide to enhance your visit. After lunch it's on to lovely Annunziata, from where the King of Naples laid seige on the English who were occupying Capri at the time. Explore its pretty park - balcony views of the island - before descending to the unspoilt port of Marina della Lobra.

Day 7 - Punta Campanella 12km/7mi/4.5hrs

Walking through herb-scented scrubland past trees mis-shapen by the prevailing winds, we reach Sorrento's 'Land's End', and the watchtower of Punta Campanella. Breathtaking views across to Capri. The point got its name when in 1558 Saracen pirates, escaping with captured women and gold, stole the bell from the local church, but were unable to set sail until they had thrown it overboard. Every year on St. Valentine's Day the bell is said to rise to the surface and toll once more. In the afternoon we follow a coastal path back to our hotel in time for a limoncello by the sea before dinner.

Day 8 - Return home

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

Hotel Ristorante Garden, Ravello   (3 star)

Hotel Ristorante Garden, Ravello

The charming Hotel Ristorante Garden enjoys a fabulous position in Ravello, being just a short distance from the town's main piazza but still benefiting from truly stunning views of the Amalfi Coast. This is particularly the case from the hotel's restaurant terrace area, where you can savour your evening meal whilst drinking in those views.

Run by the friendly Mansi family, it has only 10 rooms, all of which are ensuite with private balcony and sea view.

Further details on the hotel website, and independent reviews on Trip Advisor.

Local facilities:

  • Shops
  • Market
  • Banking / cheques cashed
  • ATM / Cash machine
  • Visa cards accepted
  • Mastercard accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Swimming pool
  • Hairdryer
  • Television
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea/coffee facilities

Nearby facilities:

  • Internet access

Hotel Bellavista, Massa Lubrense   (3 star)

Hotel Bellavista, Massa Lubrense

The Hotel Bellavista is situated in a perfect location, on the crest of the Sorrentine peninsula, just outside the village of Massa Lubrense. The hotel boasts stunning views over to Capri and the Gulf of Naples - especially from its roof top panoramic pool.

The Hotel Bellavista consists of 30 rooms, which are all ensuite and well-appointed.

The hotel also has its own spa, consisting of a jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath. For complete pampering, massages are also available on request.

Further details on the hotel website, and independent reviews on Trip Advisor.

Local facilities:

  • Visa cards accepted
  • Mastercard accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Swimming pool
  • Hairdryer
  • Wifi hotspot
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Minibar
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe

Nearby facilities:

  • Shops
  • Market
  • Banking / cheques cashed



Extra nights and stop over hotels

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.

Hotel Il Convento, Naples   (3 star)

Hotel Il Convento, Naples

Il Convento is located just a few minutes' walk away from the Via Toledo shopping area and ten minutes away from the famous Piazza Plebiscito and Castel dell'Ovo, the hotel is ideally situated for a long weekend break or a short stopover.

The hotel is very cosy and has been recently renovated, with just fourteen tastefully decorated rooms, the hotel has a really homely feel to it.

Further details on the hotel website, and independent reviews on Trip Advisor.

Local facilities:

  • Shops
  • Market
  • Banking / cheques cashed
  • Visa cards accepted
  • Mastercard accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Minibar
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe

Hotel Mamela, Capri   (4 star)

Hotel Mamela, Capri

The elegant 4-star Hotel Mamela is located in the historic centre of Capri town. With a stunning outdoor swimming pool, private tropical gardens and panoramic sun terraces, it simply exudes style and luxury. All rooms each have a private sea-facing balcony affording stupendous coastal views.

Further details on the hotel website, and independent reviews on Trip Advisor.

Local facilities:

  • Shops
  • Banking / cheques cashed
  • ATM / Cash machine
  • Visa cards accepted
  • Mastercard accepted
  • Swimming pool
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Minibar
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe

Nearby facilities:

  • Market

Travel options

Starting point for this holiday

Transfers included from Naples Capodichino airport at 11:00, and back to Naples Capodichino airport at 08:30. 5/5, 19/5 and 2/6 departures: transfers included from Naples Capodichino airport at 09:35 and back to Naples airport at 06:30. Please call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or email info@breakaway-adventures.com to arrange connecting flights.

Customer reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assesment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus, of course, an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted straight to our website - totally unedited. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.

Reviewed by MRS SCOTT on 21/10/2013

*****
We had a lovely holiday on the beautiful Amalfi coast. Our guide Paula went out of her way to look after us and help us enjoy our holiday.Good walks. Ravello was a beautiful location and hotel with a newly opened swimming pool. The hotel in Massa Lubrensa was good and had alovely pool. Beautiful viewss over to Capri but very near a busy road with quite a lot of traffic.Thank you.

Reviewed by MRS BAILEY on 19/10/2013

*****
This was one of the best holidays we have taken with Headwater (this was our 5th). The hotels were both of a good standard which is not always what we have found previously (Jordan, Turkey, some of Croatia in Trogir and Bol). There was a bonus that Ravello hotel had just had a pool installed and this was excellent. The mix of walks / swimming and interest was perfect and the guide particularly helpful. One issue that was raised by everyone was the number of down steps there were on some of the walks. This was not good and affected the knees of us and many other folk....this should have been mentioned.

Reviewed by MS OSBORNE on 10/10/2013

*****
I loved the holiday. Some elements were to do with the weather and the beautiful location. However, other elements were thanks to Headwater. The guide was excellent and that was very important. I enjoyed the hotels and thought they were very good choices. The Massa Lubrense hotel wasnt as nice as the hotel in Ravello, but having observed the other hotels in the area, i thought it was probably the best available. i have had a quick look at the itineraries offered by other companies for the Sorrento peninsular and Amalfi coastline and didnt think they offered such an attractive itinerary. I was travelling as a single person (and was the only one on the tour) but found that it was very easy to integrate with the others as they were like-minded.

Reviewed by MRS GATWARD on 14/09/2013

*****
I've had 13 Headwater Holidays guided walking holidays now, and they have always been really enjoyable. I like the small hotels and groups of like-minded people, and although I travel alone I am always made to feel welcome. This was no exception, as Ulisse is an excellent and sympathetic guide, and the group of 5 English and 5 Australians was straightaway a 'team' for the week. The walks along the coast are beautiful. My only complaint might have been that the visit to Pompeii was not long enough (but then you really need a whole day), and the weather was too hot!

Reviewed by MRS GOODALL on 13/09/2013

*****
This was our third walking holiday with Headwater and our first to Italy. Our hotels had fantastic views over the Almalfi Coast line and Capris as well as excellent food. Our guide Ulisse was very knowledgable on the history of the local area and looked after us all very well. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by MRS HENTON on 13/09/2013

*****
Our guide Ulysis was excellent in every way - cannot recommend him highly enough. It was our first walking holiday and thought we had booked an easy walking one. On checking after we found it was easy/moderate. For all that we managed and as my husband is 74 he found it challenging but so enjoyable. We would use your company again but would only go on guided holidays. One of the ladies in our group had been on 13 Headwater holidays but said the choice of guided holidays was less now.

Reviewed by MRS TURNER on 24/05/2013

*****
Wonderful location, stunning walks and scenery. Had a great time with others in the group. Slightly disappointed that guide knew less about the local Flora than we did but she was very knowledgeable about history and architecture.

Reviewed by MR BATTY on 11/06/2012

*****
A really enjoyable holiday

Reviewed by MISS PURITZ on 12/05/2012

*****
Wonderful weather, scenery, walking and archaeology. But bad flights times meant I was tired for a day or two when I got there, and, after all the walking as well, pretty exhausted when I got home again.

Reviewed by MRS SPURRY on 12/05/2012

*****
We had a wonderful time, enjoyed the company of the rest of the group, appreciated the knowledge of the guide and loved the environment.

Reviewed by MRS AMASANTI on 06/10/2011

*****
The holiday was made by Anna, our guide. She was brilliant, always smiling and incredibly well informed about all aspects of the walks/holiday/area etc. Also, she was excellent at judging everyone's walking abilities/pace and made sure everyone was looked out for. A very patient lady!

Reviewed by MRS GREEN on 06/10/2011

*****
A very good experience made especially so bAnna Anna our guide

Reviewed by MISS LAWLEY on 24/09/2011

*****
Excellent from start to finish

Reviewed by MS TAILBY on 24/09/2011

*****
Very good, enjoyed it a lot.

Reviewed by MS WELLINGTON on 07/06/2011

*****
Really excellent. Loved the whole experience, and a nice group of people. Our guide, Maurizio, was fantastic and really made the holiday special. Only two or our group had taken Headwater holidays before (several) and they said that while all the guides are good, Maurizio definitely had something extra!

From our postbag

In addition to comments received on our post-holiday questionnaires, we've also been sent the following comments from our satisfied customers.

Mrs L Green travelled to The Bay of Naples in 2011

We have just returned from the above walking holiday and before I settle down into the hurly burly of London life just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the trip. Everything went off well but our thanks most especially to your wonderful local guide - Anna.

She was with us from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. at night. Her knowledge of the flora and fauna made the whole trip come alive. She was sensitive to all standards of walking with a gorgeous smile and a happy personality. Nothing was too much for her. Please send her our thanks once again.

Looking forward to hearing from you and receiving your 2012 brochure.

Departure dates & prices

2014 departures Tour only 
May 5 $3226
May 19 $3226
Jun 2 $3226
Sep 1 $3226
Sep 22 $3226
Oct 6 $3139

Holiday details

Minimum group sizes

A minimum of 6 people (in total) are required for each departure.

Holiday type

Guided walking, twin centre. Managed locally by Headwater appointed guide.

Departures

Selected Mondays from 5 May '14 to 6 Oct '14, for 8 days (7 nights).

Meals

Continental breakfast and evening meals.

Other details

Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information. Please call us for single room supplements, room upgrade options and child prices.

Starting your tour

Transfers included from Naples Capodichino airport at 11:00, and back to Naples Capodichino airport at 08:30. 5/5, 19/5 and 2/6 departures: transfers included from Naples Capodichino airport at 09:35 and back to Naples airport at 06:30.

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