Amalfi Explorer

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traveller reviews

  • We had a wonderful time on this holiday and can't recommend a visit to the Amalfi Coast highly enough. We saw everything we wanted to see, tasted everything we wanted to taste (the kids loved the gelato, they don't so much back home for some reason) and the walking was just the right balance to ensure the hubby will agree to another walking holiday with UTracks! S. Jackson. Wyoming. USA
There are few trips which take in such a diverse combination of highlights. From the spectacular Amalfi coast to the fascinating ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, to the historic centre of Naples and the beautiful island of Capri, this walking trip offers the very best of this captivating region. From your base in Sorrento you visit the island of Capri and the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum before the next stage of the trip. After ascending to the crater of Mt Vesuvius, a private transfer takes you to the small town of Agerola perched high above the sea. Surrounded by forests and with sweeping views of the Mediterranean, Agerola is a perfect base to explore the Amalfi Coast on foot. Day walks along a series of ancient footpaths lead you to the stunning bougainvillea covered town of Positano, past terraced vineyards to the timeless village of Ravello. In between walks, relax and enjoy the fine hospitality, a dip in the sea and delicious local cuisine.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Arrive Naples, transfer to Sorrento DAY 2 By hydrofoil to Capri, explore by foot (3hrs), return to Sorrento DAY 3 Explore Pompeii and Herculaneum, return to Sorrento by train, private transfer to Agerola DAY 4 Stunning walk to Praiano, visit Positano, return to Agerola (3hrs) DAY 5 Walk through the Ferriere Valley to Ravello (5hrs) DAY 6 Walk to the crater of Mt Vesuvius then return to Naples (2hrs) DAY 7 Trip concludes
trip dates
Daily from 1 Mar to 16 Dec
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High season is from 1 Jul to 31 Aug - supplement applies. Entrance fees to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mt Vesuvius extra, allow EUR40. We do not recommend this trip for solo travellers. If you decide to book this trip as a single person it is essential that you are a confident, experienced traveller and a strong walker with a keen sense of direction and risk averse nature. Optional transfers on afternoon of days 4 and 5 from Amalfi to Agerola are available instead of taking the public bus. Must be pre booked - supplement applies.

what's included
MEALS: *6 breakfasts, 3 dinners ACCOMMODATION: *6 nights in 3 star hotels and B&Bs on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (hotel taxes extra, payable locally - allow 10-15) BACKUP & SUPPORT: *information pack including route notes and maps per room booked *emergency hotline TRANSPORT: *transfers from Naples Airport or station to Sorrento (day 1), Sorrento to Agerola (day 3) and Agerola to Naples with a 2 hour stop in Vesuvius (day 6) - other transfers by public bus, train and hydrofoil not included, allow 90
Amalfi Explorer
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trip grading:
7 days
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US $1,110
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