Italy : The Bay of Naples

Walking Amalfi's Path of the Gods

Trip code: W07AG

Self-guided walking

7 nights,
single centre

Level: 2
Moderate

10.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

SUMMARY

  • Stay 7 nights in a stunning 4* hotel overlooking the most famous coastline in Italy, the Amalfi Coast
  • Follow panoramic coastal trails to elegant Amalfi, pretty Praiano, romantic Ravello and pastel-coloured Positano
  • Fragrant lemon groves, plunging gorges, delightful fishing villages and sparkling seas

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip (if booking inclusive flights)

TRIP DESCRIPTION

This 7-night, self-guided holiday is excellent for relaxation and exploration of the Amalfi Coast at your own pace.

Based in the sleepy village of Bomerano, perfectly positioned between Positano and Amalfi, and the starting point of the region's most famous walk, the Path of the Gods, it's the perfect setting for a week's walking, away from the bustle of its more famous neighbours.

We offer a selection of walks with superb coastal vistas daily, as you make your way through scented lemon groves and terraced vineyards to the whitewashed houses of Amalfi, ascend Monte Calli to one of the best vantage points on the coast for incredible 360 degree views and wind your way though atmospheric cobbled streets and alleyways to enchanting Ravello, with its exotic formal gardens framing the glittering Mediterranean beyond.

The highlight of the week is the Path of the Gods, where you traverse the ancient hillside along an impossibly panoramic trail to Positano's chic pastel houses and enticing pebble beach.

Staying in 4* comfort at the welcoming, family run Hotel le Rocce in central Bomerano, there is time for a longer excursion to the island of Capri, or just to relax by the glittering pool and drink in those amazing views from the hotel's terrace. For your evening meals you can choose to sample the hotel's specialities or select one of the enticing restaurants in the village (all payable locally).

Terrain

This holiday follows stone steps, coastal paths and some forest trails, some of which are rocky and uneven in places. You need to be a fit and confident walker, as the frequent ascents and descents, particularly on the coastal paths, are steep in places and make this a more demanding holiday than the distances suggest. On the Path of the Gods, guests with a fear of heights may have problems with certain sections. Walkers with knee problems may have difficulty descending the stone steps and walking poles are strongly recommended.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrive in Bomerano

Arrive in Bomerano and settle into your comfortable 4* hotel.

You stay at Hotel le Rocce.

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Hotel le Rocce, Bomerano

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Panoramically situated on a clifftop, overlooking the majestic Amalfi coastline, the gorgeous Hotel le Rocce has been owned and run by the Durazzo family since 2006. It comes with some superb facilities including an outdoor swimming pool - a haven of tranquillity which also comes with its own bar area - jacuzzi, lobby bar and elegant restaurant, where the ingredients are all locally sourced, with organic fruit and vegetables coming from the hotel's own gardens. Start your day with breakfast on the belvedere terrace - admiring the fantastic view whilst sipping your cappuccino and planning the day's walk!

Room upgrades: Please contact us for details


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 2: Amalfi (9km/5.6mi)

From your hotel, it's a steady descent past vine terraces and rugged cliffs, with a constant and impressive backdrop of impossibly azure seas, to seaside Amalfi. Wander its narrow alleyways, discover its compact marina and quaint shops packed with local produce and admire its 9th century Duomo.

Day 3: Praiano (10km/6.2mi)

Start the day on the Path of the Gods, making your way to the spectacular view point at Colle Serra, before branching off and descending on a coastal path to the charming village of Praiano. A panoramic lunch perhaps, before returning by bus via Amalfi or heading uphill back to Bomerano via the Convent di San Domenico - your reward on a clear day are truly spectacular views of the village of Vettica Maggiore, Positano, Capri and Li Galli.

Day 4: Monte Tre Calli Walk (10km/6.2mi)

Head for the mountains today towards the highest peaks of the Amalfi Coast, blessed with arguably the most far-reaching vistas. From the outskirts of Bomerano, follow an uphill path through chestnut woods towards the summit of Monte Tre Calli with its unrivalled 360-degree views of the rugged coastline and azure seas beyond, and the island of Capri visible in the distance. It's a scenic walk along the ridge, through grassland and woodland to a natural rock formation known as Il Fungo, 'The Mushroom', before you descend back to Bomerano via the Belvedere di Paipo, with its magical views.

Day 5: Free Day

It's tempting to spend the day relaxing by the hotel's pool but it would be a shame not to explore further afield. Options today include heading to Amalfi and hopping on a hydrofoil to the elegant island of Capri.

Day 6: Amalfi to Ravello (7km/4.3mi)

Take the bus to Amalfi then follow the path that hugs the coastline to perfectly preserved Atrani, a charming little town with narrow lanes and a serene town square. Then it's uphill through a warren of tiny streets to Ravello and the 11th century Villa Rufolo, once a papal residence and later the home of Richard Wagner, and Villa Cimbrone, a sumptuous 19th century mansion with fabulous gardens and unequalled views over the Gulf of Salerno. Return via the Torre dello Zirro to Amalfi and bus back to Bomerano.

Day 7: Path of the Gods to Positano (10km/6.2mi)

Set off from Bomerano along the Path of the Gods, the highlight of the week's trekking and the region's most famous walk, offering views all the way along the peninsula, with Capri's famous Faraglioni cliffs marking 'land's end'. There's a choice of picnic spots with stunning views of glittering seas dotted with pleasure boats as you continue onwards past lemon groves and brigands' treasure troves to the mountain village of Nocelle. Then it's down through lush terraces to the steep, narrow streets of pastel-coloured Positano.

Day 8: Leave Bomerano

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These prices include our standard flights.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Flights from Gatwick to Naples with British Airways
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Business/club/first class fares
TRAVEL DETAILS

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

Air prices include our standard flights
Out: British Airways Gatwick to Naples. Onward transfer to Bomerano included. Return: Transfer to Naples airport included, then British Airways Naples to Gatwick

Business/club/first class seats are available on request.

Alternative Air Travel
Alternative flights, onward rail to your holiday area, and connecting private transfers can be arranged from most UK airports. If you would like to use one of the many 'low cost' airlines, we can book these on your behalf. We can also book UK shuttles to connect with your onward flight, please call for details and prices.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we open again 9am Monday) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

Helpful and attentive.

5 Feb 2024

Very helpful and knowledgable. Couldn’t be faulted

Andrew Phillips, 30 Jan 2024

Megan Wyatt was very prompt with responses and very helpful with questions.

22 Nov 2023

Excellent service from Lauren.

18 Nov 2023


Self-guided walking

7 nights,
single centre

Level: 2
Moderate

10.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

7 nights from £999

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Call: 01606 720199

 

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