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Italy's Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Tour - For Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond

Positano to the Path of the Gods, Capri & Ischia

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

Family — 20s & Beyond

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-3

Casual Hotels

From: $4,999 - $5,099 pp dbl occ

($1,150 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. Your family will want to make the Amalfi Coast yours, too.

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Italy Amalfi Coast Family Walking and Hiking Tour map


Start/End Naples

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


  • Journey through one of the world's most beautiful coastlines, colorful seaside towns and island treasures by foot and boat
  • Walk timeless trails and the scenic Path of the Gods through citrus orchards and terraced gardens high above the water
  • Wander worn stone walkways in enchanting Positano and hike along the highest point of the gorgeous Isle of Capri
  • Explore the pastel-hued coastal village of Amalfi and the vibrant, picture-perfect islands of Ischia and Procida


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

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

Aerial view of Hotel Raito
Hotel Raito
Vietri sul Mare
| Casual Hotel

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

Days 2-3

Stroll 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 with your family over 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) | Carry on 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.

Generic hotel room
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

Explore the isle of Capri, with its limestone peaks, narrow twisting streets and delightful gardens that have captivated visitors for centuries | Walk along stone paths from Capri town | Channel your inner Frank Sinatra or Brigitte Bardot and spend the afternoon in Capri's celebrated La Piazzetta | A scenic ferry ride transports you to Ischia, a volcanic island renowned for its thermal springs | Discover timeless Ischia, made ever more famous by novelist Elena Ferrante | Hike 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 | Opt for a refreshing swim in the sea or a rejuvenating soak at our hotel's spa | Enjoy an aperitivo and savor a delicious dinner by the water | Embark on a private boat excursion and float across the sparkling blue sea | Experience the vibrant island of Procida and stroll around its twisting streets, lined with homes of pastel hues.

Pool view of Botania Relais & Spa
Botania Relais & Spa
Isola d'Ischia
| Casual Plus Hotel

An inviting Ischian island retreat nestled amid 7 acres of natural flora, including ancient olive groves, fruit orchards and fresh herbs. (pool, spa)

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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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

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.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 200 ft. gain
Day 2
Ferry to Amalfi (45 minutes)
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Amalfi Cathedral Guided Walk (1 hour)
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 2 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 4
Ferry to Capri (1 hour)
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 800 ft. gain
Ferry to Ischia (1 hour)
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 3 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Day 6
Private Boat Excursion to Procida (2.5 hours)
Ferry to Naples (45 minutes)

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 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. Sturdy, lightweight hiking shoes with robust tread and ample ankle support are recommended. Backroads provides two walking poles per guest.

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.


Palazzo Ferraioli is a modest property with an ideal location in the town of Atrani. While this property is simpler than the typical Backroads standard, we've chosen it because of its proximity to our favorite routes and position on the stunning Amalfi Coast.

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