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  • Positano at Night, Amalfi Coast, Italy
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  • Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Tour

Italy's Sorrentine Peninsula & Isle of Capri

  • Discover dramatic seascapes, 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 and the breathtaking views from its pebbled beaches and steep, narrow streets

Sheer cliffs plunging into turquoise waters. Decadent villas. Pebbly beaches shaded by colorful umbrellas. Fragrant lemon trees, gelato stands, chic cafés, friendly faces. Spectacular hiking paths that few visitors find. Six days in the realm of Italy's elite. The Amalfi Coast makes an impression. It always has.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Stroll 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.

Day 2 Board a boat to Capri and tour the island by sea | Capri's limestone peaks, flower-lined lanes and picturesque panoramas have charmed visitors for centuries | Ascend to the isle's highest point atop Monte Solaro and savor a superb vista of the iconic Faraglioni sea stacks.

Day 3 From our hotel 1,000 feet above the sea, sip a limoncello and drink in views of Capri | Amble through Villa San Michele and its gardens, called “the most fantastic beauty” by writer Henry James.

Day 4 Take a walk in Positano, where pastel-colored villas cling to steep cliffs | Boat along the magical Costiera Amalfitana, a World Heritage site | Wander through Ravello, known as the “aristocrat of the Amalfi Coast.”

Days 5-6 Discover Amalfi's ancient archways and grand cathedral with a guide | Hike past gurgling streams through groves of chestnut, pine and olive trees | Centuries-old paper mills set amid ferns and wildflowers dot the route to Amalfi | Take in the view from our hotel's cliffside infinity pool.

Outstanding trip - this was my first Back Roads trip and I was blown away. The total experience enriched my life. The combination of culture, hiking, food, leader engagement and great hotel is second to none. There is no way to duplicate a trip or similar experience on your own without an extraordinary investment in time and learning from past experiences. Our leaders were outstanding and matched up well with our group. Thank you.
Bruce - Mullica Hill, New Jersey

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. Read the Straight Talk

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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.

Two Leaders

We ordinarily staff our trips with three leaders: two leaders out on the trail offering support—allowing everyone to have the experience they want, whether it's an easygoing interpretative walk or a rigorous hike—while the third leader moves the van from trailhead to trail end. This trip is a little different in that our routes are a combination of loop hikes and out-and-back trails that begin and end in the same location. This means that you'll still have the same two leaders providing excellent trail support without the need for a third leader to move the van.
$5,998 - $6,798
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Naples, Italy

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All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners included


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Premiere Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the Dates & Prices tab.

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Grand Hotel Cocumella

Grand Hotel Cocumella

Sorrento (1 night)

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)  

Caesar Augustus

Hotel Caesar Augustus

Capri (2 nights)

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)

Hotel Caruso

Belmond Hotel Caruso

Ravello (2 nights)

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

Guest Reviews

There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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Outstanding trip - this was my first Back Roads trip and I was blown away. The total experience enriched my life. The combination of culture, hiking, food, leader engagement and great hotel is second to none. There is no way to duplicate a trip or similar experience on your own without an extraordinary investment in time and learning from past experiences. Our leaders were outstanding and matched up well with our group. Thank you.

 
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Amazing trip in every way!

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from Newton, MA

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I loved the trip. The hikes were great and the private boat and the swim off the boat were among my favorite moments! The area is simply gorgeous and I felt like the trip allowed me to know it on a far more intimate level than would have been possible on our own. We had a great group and amazing guides and I felt that the relationships I formed over the week really enhanced my enjoyment of the trip.

 
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Unforgettable Honeymoon Experience

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from Cleveland, Ohio

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This trip was our honeymoon and we could not have imagined a better way to spend it! It was adventurous, relaxing, educational, and so much fun! The group we were with and our guides were absolutely wonderful. For any vacation we will recommend backroads, and especially to couples looking for a unique and unforgettable honeymoon we will recommend backroads with a glowing review! Thank you so much for the incredible life experience.

 
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Beautiful location. The Caesar Augustus is the best hotel that I have ever stayed in. The guides as usual were outstanding

 
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Amazing trip with Amazing people!

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I was a little nervous to travel as a single woman in a group tour. Couldn't have had a better time! My fellow travelers were lovely people, felt just like old friends. The whole Back Roads experience was perfect. Hotels were top notch and even though I said "Patty doesn't hike", I did and it was sooo much fun. From cooking class with Mamma Agata to the overly amorous Amalfi cab drivers, I completely recommend it!

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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.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 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.

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Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 2* 200 4 300
2 2* 1000
3 1000
Private Boat Ride to Capri (1.5 Hours)
3 2 300 5 800
3 200
4 2 400
Private Boat to Positano (1.5 Hours)
Boat to Amalfi (45 Minutes)
5 1* 300 1 1400
5* 500
Amalfi Guided Walk (1 Hour)
6 Villa Rufolo Walk (45 Minutes)
 

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.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Amalfi Coast

We've Got Great Partners on Board

The footpaths along the Amalfi Coast have spectacular views, but to take in its full beauty you have to get out on the sparkling Mediterranean. So to make that happen we partner with Plaghia Charters, a family company that we feel has the best yachts in the region. And even when we're back on land, Plaghia owner Alberto Esposito and his mother, Maria Giovanna, are happy to help in any way they can to ensure you have a memorable time in their region.

Only the Best Hotels

On this Premiere Inn trip, you can count on the best lodgings Amalfi Coast has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Amalfi Coast trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the trail—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Amalfi Coast trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Amalfi Coast, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politic—and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Amalfi Coast that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

We Speak the Language

If we told you many companies' leaders can't actually speak the language where they lead trips, you'd say incroyable... ridicolo... không the tha thú. At Backroads, fluency in the local language is a given. Find out more on the best leader recruitment, training and development in the business. (And by the way, that was "unforgivable" in Vietnamese.)

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $6,398 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $6,498 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $9,098 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $10,398 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $12,998 pp dbl occ

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