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Italy's Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Tour

Positano to the Path of the Gods, Capri & Ischia

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'll want to make the Amalfi Coast yours, too.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights


FROM: $4,199 pp dbl occ
($700 for sgl occ)


Start/End Naples

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

  • Explore one of the world's most beautiful coastlines, colorful seaside towns and island treasures by foot and boat
  • Hike timeless trails and the scenic Path of the Gods through citrus orchards and terraced gardens high above the water
  • Stroll worn stone walkways in enchanting Positano and hike along the highest point of the gorgeous Isle of Capri
  • Visit the pastel-hued coastal village of Amalfi and the vibrant, picture-perfect islands of Ischia and Procida
Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Tour
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Explore the Amalfi Coast's hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path towns | Start your journey in peaceful Cava de' Tirreni amid gracefully arched doorways and sun-bleached buildings | Discover the region's history as a center of ceramics, with pottery traditions dating back to Roman times | Chat with our local friends over lunch at a rustic farmhouse | Hike lush forested trails overlooking the dazzling azure Mediterranean | Idle on the terrace with a post-hike glass of vino at our sweet retreat in Vietri sul Mare.

Relais Paradiso, Vietri sul Mare, Italy
Relais Paradiso
Vietri sul Mare
| Casual Hotel

An idyllic retreat with elegant décor, top-notch hospitality and panoramic views of the Gulf of Salerno and the Amalfi Coast. (pool, spa)

Days 2-3

Wander through picturesque Amalfi's wonderfully fragrant lemon orchards | Walk past centuries-old paper mills and bubbling streams lined with wildflowers in the Valle dei Mulini (Valley of Mills) | Relax over a cool drink and a tasty Italian lunch | Learn about the literary history of lovely Ravello | Take an evening passeggiata (stroll) along the sea | 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 | Just in front of our inviting hotel in Atrani, the Tyrrhenian Sea is an idyllic post-hike swimming hole.

Hotel Palazzo Ferraioli
Palazzo Ferraioli
| Casual Hotel

Located in the heart of charming Atrani, this 19th-century nobles' residence features modern amenities and a beautiful rooftop terrace. (spa)

Days 4-6

Discover the isle of Capri, with its limestone peaks, narrow twisting streets and delightful gardens that have captivated visitors for centuries | Hike along stone paths from Capri town | Channel your inner Frank Sinatra or Brigitte Bardot and while away the afternoon in Capri's celebrated La Piazzetta | A scenic ferry ride transports you to Ischia, a volcanic island renowned for its thermal springs and made ever more famous by novelist Elena Ferrante | Walk ancient trails with glorious views of the coastline | Ascend through a forest of chestnut and alder to Monte Epomeo, Ischia’s verdant centerpiece | Experience the vibrant island of Procida and stroll around its old-world fishing village | A refreshing swim in the sea or a rejuvenating soak at our hotel’s acclaimed spa awaits | Enjoy aperitivos and savor a delicious dinners by the water | Take in remarkable views from 16th-century Castello d'Avalos, an ideal finale to your trip.

Terme Manzi Hotel and Spa, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa
Casamicciola Terme
| Casual Hotel

Built around Ischia's renowned thermal springs, this sophisticated and refined spa hotel dates back to 1863. A Relais & Châteaux member. (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 | 3 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Amalfi Cathedral Guided Walk (1 hour)
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 5 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 4 | 8 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 800 ft. gain
Ferry to Capri (45 minutes)
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 3 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 100 ft. gain
Ferry to Procida (30 minutes)
Ferry to Naples (45 minutes)
* Includes shuttle.

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.

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.


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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