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Italy's Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Tour

The Sorrentine Peninsula & Idyllic Capri Island

Sheer cliffs plunging into turquoise waters. Decadent villas. Pebbly beaches shaded by colorful umbrellas. Fragrant lemon trees, beckoning gelato stands, chic cafés, friendly faces. Spectacular hiking paths that few visitors find. Experience six unforgettable days on the Amalfi Coast, the realm of Italy's elite.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels

FROM: $7,399 - $7,899 pp dbl occ
($2,400 for sgl occ)

Italy

Start/End Naples

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Discover dramatic seascapes, pretty cobblestone streets and beautiful island treasures on foot and by boat
  • Delight in the freshest local seafood and behold the unmatched ocean views of postcard-perfect Capri
  • Experience Amalfi's famous grand cathedral and get to know the Arab Quarter's history and architecture with a local guide
  • Luxuriate in the quaint coastal village of Positano, admiring sea views from its pebbled beaches and steep narrow streets
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Walk timeless trails through citrus orchards and terraced gardens high above the water | Cobblestone paths and rugged steps make this area delightful to hike | Stunning views of the Bay of Naples escort you to the bustling port town of Sorrento and our enchanting hotel.

Grand Hotel Cocumella, Italy
Grand Hotel Cocumella
Sorrento
| Premiere Hotel

Once a monastery, this elegant retreat is set in the heart of town and features a private garden, Italian baroque décor and an expansive terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool, spa)

Days 2-3

If the seas are calm, board a boat to experience alluring Capri and its hidden coves from the water | The island's limestone peaks, flower-lined lanes and picturesque panoramas have captivated visitors for centuries | Ascend to the isle’s highest point atop Monte Solaro and savor a superb vista of the iconic Faraglioni sea stacks | Walk through Villa San Michele and its gardens, called “the most fantastic beauty” by writer Henry James | Stroll the idyllic town of Capri and hike its stunning coastline | From our hotel 1,000 feet above the sea, sip limoncello and drink in views of Capri.

Caesar Augustus
Hotel Caesar Augustus
Capri
| Premiere Hotel

This luxury mansion treats guests to what Islands magazine calls a "magnificent view of the Mediterranean and a jaw-dropping panorama across the sparkling Bay of Naples." A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Zip across the water by private motorboat to Positano, where pastel-colored villas cling to steep cliffs | Explore the town’s charming shops and chic cafés, perhaps stopping to gaze up at the majolica-covered dome of Santa Maria Assunta church | Boat along the magical Costiera Amalfitana, a World Heritage site | Wander through Ravello, known as the “aristocrat of the Amalfi Coast” | Learn the secrets of the region's cuisine in a festive cooking class | Discover Amalfi’s ancient archways and grand cathedral with a local expert | Walk past gurgling streams through groves of chestnut, pine and olive trees | Centuries-old paper mills set amid ferns and wildflowers dot the hiking route to Amalfi | Celebrate a sensational week with a delicious dinner on the coast.

Hotel Caruso
Belmond Hotel Caruso
Ravello
| Premiere Hotel

A former 11th-century palace set on a cliff high above the Mediterranean, with a stunning infinity pool and terraced gardens. (pool, spa)
 

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

SMALL GROUP? TRY RENDEZVOUS | An extra leader and van for even more flexibility | Call us to book your Rendezvous.

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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 4 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 2 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 3 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Other
Private Boat Ride to Capri (1.5 hours)
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 3 miles | 400 ft. gain
Other
Private Boat to Positano (1.5 hours)
Boat to Amalfi (45 minutes)
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 1 mile* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 2 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles | 500 ft. gain
Other
Amalfi Guided Walk (1 hour)
Day 6
Other
Villa Rufolo Walk (45 minutes)
* Includes shuttle.

Note: The terrain on this trip includes mountain trails, seaside village paths and stone steps. The elevation gains and losses can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Terrain

The majority of the routes on this trip are relatively short but moderately strenuous with occasional steep sections. The most challenging aspect is the dramatic elevation change. We're often climbing or descending steps and cobblestone paths to reach stunning Mediterranean vistas and charming cliffside towns. While you're free to take your time navigating these routes, you should feel comfortable with some steep ascents and descents.

Trail Support

Our routes through this captivating terrain are a combination of loop hikes and out-and-back trails that begin and end in the same location. In some cases our shuttles will get us to and from the trailheads, but due to the nature of these trails, we usually won't see our vehicles along the route. Ample trail support in the form of water, snacks and encouragement is provided by your Backroads leaders and local guides.

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