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Italy's Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Tour

Positano to the Path of the Gods, Capri & Ischia

From $4,099 - $4,349 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$920 for sgl. occ.)

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.

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Highlights

  • 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
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Itinerary

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.

Day 2 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 | Visit charming Ravello | Take an evening passeggiata (stroll) along the sea.

Day 3 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 welcoming hotel in Atrani, the Tyrrhenian Sea is an idyllic post-hike swimming hole.

Day 4 Discover the isle of Capri, with its limestone peaks, narrow twisting streets and delightful gardens that have charmed 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.

Day 5 Explore timeless Ischia, 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 | 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 a delicious dinner by the water.

Day 6 Experience the vibrant island of Procida | Stroll 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.

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.

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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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  • 10 or more guests: from $4,099 pp dbl occ
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From $4,099 - $4,349 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$920 for sgl. occ.)

Casual Hotels

Hotel Raito, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Hotel Raito

Vietri sul Mare (1 night)

Hotel Palazzo Ferraioli
Palazzo Ferraioli

Atrani (2 nights)

Terme Manzi Hotel and Spa, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa

Casamicciola Terme (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Amalfi Coast

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Hotel Raito, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Hotel Raito

Vietri sul Mare (1 night)

Beautiful sea views, enchanting gardens and welcoming Amalfi Coast hospitality are just part of the charm at this elegantly modern hotel. (pool, spa)

Hotel Palazzo Ferraioli

Palazzo Ferraioli

Atrani (2 nights)

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

Terme Manzi Hotel and Spa, Amalfi Coast, Italy

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)

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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

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 3* 600 4 1000
2 3 1000 4 1400
Amalfi Cathedral Guided Walk (1 Hour)
3 5* 1300 8 1300
4 3 300 5 800
Ferry to Capri (45 Minutes)
5 3 800 5 800
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 level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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.

Why Travel with Backroads in Amalfi Coast

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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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.

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.
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