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Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Tour

Island-Hop to Capri in Turquoise Waters

  • Explore gorgeous coastline, colorful seaside towns and island treasures by foot and boat
  • Stroll timeless trails through lemon orchards and terraced gardens high above the water
  • Hike worn stone paths on the Isle of Capri
  • Visit the coastal village of Amalfi and the vibrant, picture-perfect islands of Ischia and Procida

It must be something about standing high above the Mediterranean. Or the lemon-infused air wafting through olive groves. Or the villages carved out of cliffs. Epic vistas from Path of the Gods. You know why Emperor Augustus had to have it all those years ago. You want to make the Amalfi Coast yours, too.

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Itinerary

Day 1 The beautiful, dramatically terraced lemon orchards of Amalfi | Stride through the Valle dei Mulini (Valley of Mills) past centuries-old paper mills and bubbling streams lined with wildflowers | Relax over a cool drink in Amalfi, a storybook town with a colorful maritime history | Our private walking tour offers an insider's perspective on this picturesque town | Journey by boat to delightful Positano in time for an evening passeggiata (stroll).

Day 2 Join our local guide, who brings the region's rich past to life en route to the medieval hamlet of Nocelle | Hike along the magnificent Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods) | Continue to Positano, where pastel villas cling to cliffs above a labyrinth of shops and fashionable cafés.

Day 3 Admire the isle of Capri, with its limestone peaks, narrow twisting streets and delightful gardens that have charmed visitors for centuries | Hike along stone paths to Monte Solaro, the island's highest point | Walk or take the chairlift to Anacapri and marvel at the famous Faraglioni rock formations from high above.

Day 4 By foot and boat, explore gorgeous coastline and island treasures | Spectacular vistas of Capri provide the backdrop as you hike cobblestone paths and steps to ancient Villa Jovis | A scenic ferry ride transports you to Ischia, a volcanic island renowned for its thermal springs.

Day 5 Stroll timeless trails with glorious views of the Mediterranean | Ascend through a forest of chestnut and alder to Monte Epomeo, Ischia's verdant centerpiece | Head to a beloved family-owned restaurant that has been pleasing locals and visitors for decades | Take a refreshing swim in the sea or a rejuvenating soak at our hotel's acclaimed spa—it's up to you! | Enjoy an aperitivo and savor dinner at Terme Manzi's Michelin-starred Mosaico restaurant.

Day 6 Discover the vibrant island of Procida | Amble around the old-world fishing village, where crumbling houses in every imaginable hue line the winding streets | Take in remarkable views from 16th-century Castello d'Avalos, an ideal finale to your trip.

We have done two Backroads tours in Italy and they were both superlative! Nowhere else can you get the caliber of guides, hotels, cuisine, scenery, comeraderie, and service they provide. They ensure that everything runs smoothly, and both our trips were absolutely seamless. We were totally pampered and loved it absolutely. They take every care away and leave you free to totally immerse yourself in the joy of the experience.
Sara - Chapel Hill, NC

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.
$3,898 - $4,298
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(+$750 to $800 for sgl. occ.)

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Naples, Italy

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Casual Hotels

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Hotel Montemare

Hotel Montemare

Positano (2 nights)

This hotel's cliffside location, dramatic views, sunny terrace and comfortable rooms ensure a pleasant stay.

Hotel La Floridiana

Hotel La Floridiana

Capri (1 night)

A traditional Mediterranean hotel with charming majolica-tiled floors and a prime location just steps from Capri Town. (pool)

Terme Manzi Hotel and Spa

Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa

Casamicciola Terme (2 nights)

Built around Ischia's renowned thermal springs, this sophisticated and refined spa hotel dates back to 1863. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

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We have done two Backroads tours in Italy and they were both superlative! Nowhere else can you get the caliber of guides, hotels, cuisine, scenery, comeraderie, and service they provide. They ensure that everything runs smoothly, and both our trips were absolutely seamless. We were totally pampered and loved it absolutely. They take every care away and leave you free to totally immerse yourself in the joy of the experience.

 
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The hiking on this trip was fantastic. I can't imagine a better way to experience the beauty of the Amalfi Coast.

 
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Our Backroads trip gave us a thorough introduction to the Amalfi Coast. The itinerary gave us a view of the coast from the water as well as from the mountaintops. Our leaders were from Spain and Canada and both spoke Italian. It was impressive how many locals they spoke to along the way. We were even taken to a family's home in the hills of the town of Amalfi for a homemade dinner on the terrace and we made out own pizzas in their outdoor oven. Overall, an experience we will never forget!

 
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We were very lucky to have two super guides that also worked well together. They were very knowledgeable about hikes and the area. They had great attitudes, always upbeat and helped beyond just hiking. I loved the BR extras like visiting our local guide's orchard, making our dinner in the hotel kitchen, gelato treat, and private Mills tour. I also appreciated that guides spoke the local language. I will definitely book with Backroads again!

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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 1 300 3 500
Amalfi Guided Walk (1 Hour)
Ferry to Positano (30 Minutes)
2 5* 900 6 900
3 1 100 2* 1000 5 800
1 100
Ferry to Capri (1 Hour)
4 2 300 5 800
Ferry to Ischia (1 Hour)
5 3 1300 6 1300
6 2 100
Ferry to Procida (30 Minutes)
Ferry to Naples (45 Minutes)
 

Note: The terrain on this trip includes a mix of cobblestone 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

Islands

It's more than the Amalfi. While the Amalfi is always a crowd pleaser, we've made it even better with the addition of the islands of Procida and Ischia. These magical, not to miss destinations are offered exclusively by Backroads.

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.

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.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Amalfi Coast you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

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.

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.

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

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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 $3,898 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,298 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,298 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,898 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,398 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,898 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,398 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,098 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,798 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $8,298 pp dbl occ

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