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Walking the Amalfi coast and Capri – 8 days self-guided walking package

8 Days

Piedmont is an Italian paradise for true foodies with delicious food, truffles and impressive wines. Located between the Alps and the Apennines, the Langhe region is blessed with fertile soils that produce the Tuber Magnatum (precious white truffle) and Italy’s most famous red wines.
Barolo and Barbera. Discover a stunning array of local specialties treasured around the world, including gourmet cheeses, pastries and chocolates. This trek takes you through spectacular landscapes of rolling hills dotted with picturesque little villages, elegant castles and feudal towers, through vineyards and hazelnut forests, to charming and cozy little Spend the night in a rural village.

Highlights

  • The enchanting Amalfi Coast with its amazing villages of Amalfi and Positano
  • The magnificent Gulf of Naples and the volcanic Mt. Vesuvius towering the horizon
  • Capri Island with breath-taking views of the emerald blue Mediterranean Sea
  • Fabulous coves for swimming
  • Mouthwatering local food and the famous Limoncello liquor produced in Amalfi

Itinerary

Once you made your way to Sorrento ( or ask us to help you to get there) you get settled in your accommodation, step outside and breathe in the incredibly fresh, crisp air of the Mediterranean Sea. In the afternoon you can visit the historic centre, and in the evening, let all your senses be delighted as you prepare for your phenomenal walking adventure ahead.

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ake the ferry from the port of Sorrento to Capri Island, the pearl of the Bay of Naples. Here you have a choice of two walks, a short easy walk to visit Emperor Tiber’s villa or a longer coastal walk from the hill town of Anacapri down to the west coast, with the option of an additional easy panoramic coastal walk to the Blue Grotto. On the island you can use the public bus or cable car to travel around. In the late afternoon return to Sorrento by ferry.

Walk A: Roman Villa Jovis (Tiberio) walk (5.3 km):

This is an easy walk that goes from the town of Capri to the Roman Villa Jovis from where Emperor Tiberio is said to have thrown his rivals and unwanted guests off the cliff. Walk along paved and cobbled lanes lined with luxurious gardens, and take in great views of the western side of the island and the Gulf of Naples.

Challenge: 1.5 hours, 5.3 km / 3,5 mi, 239m ascent, 238m descent

Walk B: From Anacapri to Punta Carena (6.5 km / 4 mi):

A really spectacular walk with really great views of the Faraglioni, Capri, the Gulf of Naples and the imposing cliffs between Monte Solaro and Punta Carena.

The recommended starting point, Piazza Vittoria in Anacapri, is where most tourists arrive by public transport. From Anacapri a 2 kilometer climb brings you to the top of Monte Solaro. You can also take the cable car from WP2 to WP9.

Alternatively from WP8 you can make a 400m detour to reach WP40 from where you can enjoy exceptional views. Following the panoramic cliff edge a gentle descent brings you to Punta Carena. The trail runs a few meters from the cliff edge – but it may pose a problem for those suffering vertigo.

It is also possible to start the walk in Capri; from here the walk is quite steep – there is a section where you need to scramble using your hands. This route gives you spectacular views of Capri and the eastern part of the island.

From Punta Carena you return by bus to Anacapri where you change bus to reach Capri or Marina Grande OR you can continue walking to the Blue Grotto.

Challenge: 1.5-2 hours, 6.5 km / 4 mi, 278m ascent, 559m descent 

Walk C: Extension to Blue Grotto from Punta Carena (6 km / 3,5 mi):

This is one of the most picturesque trails on the island. The path gently contours the coast offering spectacular sea views from the cliffs and 19th century military forts. From the end of the walk take the local bus to Piazza della Pace, Anacapri.

 Challenge: 1.5-2 hours, 6 km / 3,5 mi, 279m ascent, 283m descent

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A private transfer takes you from Sorrento to Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi from where you walk to the wonderful beach at Marina del Cantone.  The day’s itinerary offers spectacular views of the Island of Capri, the Amalfi Coast, the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.

If you would like to walk more (about 5 km / 3 mi), you can walk all the way from Sorrento to Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi.  This walk starts with a long staircase then winds its way through lemon groves on narrow country lanes.

The Baia di Jeranto has been closed due to last year fire on Monte San Costanzo.

OPTION 1 – WALK FROM TERMINI TO MARINA DEL CANTONE:

You are transferred from Sorrento to Termini, then you walk to Marina del Cantone via Punta Campanelle.

Challenge: 3 hours, 10 km / 6 mi, 445m ascent, 750m descent 

OPTION 2 – WALK FROM SANT’AGATA TO MARINA DEL CANTONE:

If you want to make the walk longer, you can ask the driver to drop you off in Sant’Agata and walk to Marina del Cantone via Termini and Punta Campanelle.

Challenge: 5-6hours, 17.5 km / 11 mi, 507m ascent, 875m descent 

OPTION 3 – WALK FROM SORRENTO TO MARINA DEL CANTONE:

You can walk all the way from Sorrento to Marina del Cantone without the transfer. In this case inform the driver.

Challenge: 7-8 hours, 22 km / 13,5 mi, 846m ascent, 632m descent

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The day’s walk takes you to the lovely Bay of Jeranto offering great views on the Island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast and ample time to go for a dip in the Mediterranean blue sea

Challenge: 3 hours, 8.5 km / 5,5 mi, 549m ascent, 549m descent

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A private transfer will lead you to Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi from where you walk to Colli San Pietro, located slightly inland and high above the coastline.  Today’s picturesque walk is along old country lanes and footpaths through terraced fields, olive and lemon groves that open out onto the Mediterranean. Here you can clearly smell the wild flowers and Mediterranean scrub.

In the afternoon take a local bus to Amalfi where you will be staying for 3 nights.

 Challenge: 2.5 hours, 9.5 km / 6 mi, 329m ascent, 416m descent

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This is the most famous of all the walks on the Amalfi coast along the Sentiero degli Dei, the Path of the Gods. Immense coastal panoramas and a high cliff coastline will accompany you from Bomerano, (that you reach with the local bus from Amalfi), all the colourful village of Positano perched on the side of the mountain. From Positano take a local bus back to Amalfi.

Challenge: 3.5 – 4 hours, 12.6 km / 8 mi, 70m ascent, 711m descent

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Today you can choose from two walks though the Valle delle Ferriere.

A short easy circular walk gives you plenty of time in the afternoon to explore Amalfi or take the local bus up to Ravello, which is worthwhile visiting. The longer walk will satisfy even the most demanding walker with its spectacular views of the Bay of Salerno and the high cliffs of the Amalfi coast.

WALK A: Pontone-Pogerola-Amalfi shorter but more demanging walk via Madonna dei Fuondi Santuary follows inland paths through Valle delle Ferriere park, passing by ancient mills and rivers with hidden views of the villages below.

WALK B: Pontone-Pogerola-Amalfi above the Valle delle Ferriere. The longer loop will satisfy the demanding walker with its spectacular views of the bay of Salerno and the high cliffs of the Amalfi coast.

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Day 8 :
Final day

Our services end after breakfast unless you have booked another service with us.

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Dates & Costing

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
20 August, 2024 - 27 August, 2024 Limited $2,420
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21 August, 2024 - 28 August, 2024 Limited $2,420
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22 August, 2024 - 29 August, 2024 Limited $2,420
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23 August, 2024 - 30 August, 2024 Limited $2,420
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24 August, 2024 - 31 August, 2024 Limited $2,420
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25 August, 2024 - 1 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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26 August, 2024 - 2 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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27 August, 2024 - 3 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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28 August, 2024 - 4 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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29 August, 2024 - 5 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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30 August, 2024 - 6 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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31 August, 2024 - 7 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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1 September, 2024 - 8 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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2 September, 2024 - 9 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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3 September, 2024 - 10 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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4 September, 2024 - 11 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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5 September, 2024 - 12 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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6 September, 2024 - 13 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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7 September, 2024 - 14 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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8 September, 2024 - 15 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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9 September, 2024 - 16 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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10 September, 2024 - 17 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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11 September, 2024 - 18 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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12 September, 2024 - 19 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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13 September, 2024 - 20 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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14 September, 2024 - 21 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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15 September, 2024 - 22 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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17 September, 2024 - 24 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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18 September, 2024 - 25 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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20 September, 2024 - 27 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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21 September, 2024 - 28 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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22 September, 2024 - 29 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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23 September, 2024 - 30 September, 2024 Limited $2,420
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24 September, 2024 - 1 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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25 September, 2024 - 2 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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26 September, 2024 - 3 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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27 September, 2024 - 4 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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28 September, 2024 - 5 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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29 September, 2024 - 6 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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30 September, 2024 - 7 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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1 October, 2024 - 8 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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2 October, 2024 - 9 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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3 October, 2024 - 10 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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4 October, 2024 - 11 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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5 October, 2024 - 12 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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6 October, 2024 - 13 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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7 October, 2024 - 14 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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8 October, 2024 - 15 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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9 October, 2024 - 16 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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10 October, 2024 - 17 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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11 October, 2024 - 18 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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12 October, 2024 - 19 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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13 October, 2024 - 20 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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14 October, 2024 - 21 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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15 October, 2024 - 22 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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16 October, 2024 - 23 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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17 October, 2024 - 24 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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18 October, 2024 - 25 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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19 October, 2024 - 26 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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20 October, 2024 - 27 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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21 October, 2024 - 28 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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22 October, 2024 - 29 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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23 October, 2024 - 30 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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24 October, 2024 - 31 October, 2024 Limited $2,420
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25 October, 2024 - 1 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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26 October, 2024 - 2 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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27 October, 2024 - 3 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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28 October, 2024 - 4 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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29 October, 2024 - 5 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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30 October, 2024 - 6 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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31 October, 2024 - 7 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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1 November, 2024 - 8 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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2 November, 2024 - 9 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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3 November, 2024 - 10 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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4 November, 2024 - 11 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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5 November, 2024 - 12 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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6 November, 2024 - 13 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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7 November, 2024 - 14 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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8 November, 2024 - 15 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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9 November, 2024 - 16 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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10 November, 2024 - 17 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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11 November, 2024 - 18 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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12 November, 2024 - 19 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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13 November, 2024 - 20 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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14 November, 2024 - 21 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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15 November, 2024 - 22 November, 2024 Limited $2,420
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The Cost Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation in 3* hotels with breakfasts
  • Luggage transport between accommodations (1 piece per person)
  • DAY 3: Private transfer from Sorrento to Termini and luggage to Marina del Cantone
  • DAY 5: Private transfer from Marina del Cantone to Sant'Agata and luggage to Amalfi
  • Digital detailed route notes and maps in English
  • Access to the trip on our navigation app
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

The Cost Excludes

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Travel to Sorrrento and from Amalfi
  • Boats or buses wherever necessary
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Tourist taxes

Technical Information

The walks are along vineyards, uneven footpaths, mule tracks and small gravel roads (strade bianche). The trails through the vineyards can get slippery, muddy and heavy-going when wet or after it has rained. The trails do not always have markings.

Trip grading: Introductory to Moderate – grade 2 :This is a self-guided walk with average daily stages of 3 to 5 hours. The paths are clearly visible and well-marked.

Luggage transfer is included in your package; this is normally provided by the accommodation itself or by a local taxi. The allowance is : only 1 piece of luggage of 20kg per person (if they have it really big, they must mention it at the time of booking, additional cost may be required)

A note on our self guided adventures and Fitness preparation:
Self guided walking or cycling requires individuals to use problem solving skills, be adaptable and have a keen eye. It is recommended that you are comfortable map reading, referring to route notes and that you have a good sense of direction (or are willing to work on improving this!) Sometimes route finding, losing your way, finding it again and asking the locals for help is all part of the adventure. If you’ve never been on a self guided trip, after the first couple of days you will get the hang of if as the vast majority of our first time travellers attest. Please be assured that our written material issued to you for route finding is updated regularly and we provide a 7 day service hotline in the event of any problems. There is a certain level of the unknown that comes with self guided trips; however with a methodical approach potential problems will be averted. The freedom of a self guided trip is something that, once experienced, is sought time and time again.
Fitness preparation: The concept behind most of our trips is active holidays and the fitter you are the more easily you will adjust and enjoy yourself. We expect participants to take responsibility for their fitness and preparations on a consistent basis prior to departure, and INCREASE the regular weekly training schedule in the two months leading up to departure. That way, when you start walking, you will feel relaxed and comfortable and strong, having done more than sufficient preparation for the trip. You will also have more energy to enjoy the views, take photos and explore the sights in your spare time, rather than just make it to the next hotel. During the day is when the most interesting features of interest will be found, and being fit allows you to optimize every situation you encounter. As a minimum, we recommend 40 minutes of aerobic type exercise; running, swimming, biking, hill walking, or gym work two to three times a week for two to six months leading up to your walk. Note the best training is the activity that you are actually going to be doing; walking up and down hill, and cross-country. Practice this as much as possible. Training should be stepped up as you get closer to departure, to an amount you feel appropriate (you don’t want to cause yourself an injury!). Using your gear before departure (boots, day pack, clothing, etc.) gives familiarity and comfort whilst on the walk. It makes sense to know that all your gear ‘works for you’ BEFORE departure, rather than discovering how things work or fit (or don’t!) on the trip you have invested so much in. Use the philosophy of ‘getting fit to go walking’, rather than ‘going on a walk to get fit’, to avoid problems.

Accommodation and varies

Accommodation and Meals Selected 3* star hotels are used in the larger towns, while in the villages and countryside we use cosy, friendly ‘agriturismo’ (farmhouses) and inns, some quite renowned for their cuisine. In all the accommodation the rooms have private bathrooms and a good Italian breakfast is included each morning. Throughout the trip there are plenty of opportunities to taste both the outstanding local cuisine and a wide array of prestigious regional wines.

Alternative accommodation

Accommodations upgrade,  are possible on some trips, but price is on request

Extras on request:

  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk
  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Transfer from airport/Station  to Sorrento
  • Transfer from Amalfi  to airport/station

Payment and Cancellation

Payment: deposit of 20% per person within 3 days of confirmation and balance 60 days before departing from Australia.

Cancellation:

  • cancellations once deposit paid  20% of the tour cost;
  • cancellations from 60 to 15 days  before departure date: 40% of the tour cost;
  •  cancellations from 14 to 9 days before departure date: 70% of the tour cost;
  •  cancellations from 8 to 0 days before departure date: 100% of the tour cost;

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Walking the Amalfi coast and Capri – 8 days self-guided walking package