The Amalfi Coast & The Isle of Capri
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The Amalfi Coast & The Isle of Capri

Introduction

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The mountain vistas and blue-green waters of Italy's Amalfi Coast provide the backdrop to this varied seven-day trip.

Taking in the bustling hillside town of Positano and the vintage glamour of the Isle of Capri, we wander through sloped gardens and terraced lemon groves, explore Roman ruins, cruise across clear waters, discover remote woodlands and underground caverns, and dine on classic Italian food in cliff top cafés.

One highlight of this Walk is the ancient ruins of Pompeii, set at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, where we witness life as it was in AD79, preserved by a devastating volcanic eruption.

Walk Summary

Dates

28-SEP-14 - 04-OCT-14

Trip

7 days; 6 nights

Terrain
Moderate-Energetic

Walk Rating: Energetic. Oceanside paths and alpine trails at up to 1500ft., some steep descents, stone steps. 8-10 miles walking per day.

Price

US$4695.00 per person double occupancy
(single supplement US$695.00)

Walk begins in Sorrento, with arrival at Naples Rail Station and ends in Ravello, with departure from Naples Rail Station.

Walk Itinerary

Sunday

Arrive in Naples for a transfer to your first hotel in Sorrento where we meet for a Welcome Dinner and Introductory Talk.

Overnight: Sorrento

Monday

We ferry to romantic Capri  to explore this enchanting isle’s lush countryside, quaint towns and awe-inspiring caverns We visit the villa of the Roman emperor Tiberio and follow paths along the rocky coastline. After lunch on a terrace with a splendid sea view, we continue walking to the trendy town of Capri and the famous “Piazzetta”. We then return to the harbor for a beautiful boat ride back to our hotel in Sorrento.

Overnight: Sorrento

Tuesday

We walk from Sorrento up to Sant'Agata for the best panoramic views of the two Gulfs - on one side the Gulf of Naples and the other the Gulf of Salerno. We descend to the adorable village of Marina del Cantone a favorite celebrity haunt known for its good food and pretty pebble beach.  After lunch we take a private boat along the stunning coastline of Positano and our hotel .

Overnight: Positano

Wednesday

We transfer to the top of the mountains above magical Positano. Here we walk with unsurpassed views of the Amalfi Coast and the Monti Lattari, an inland mountain range of soaring spires and ridges. We enjoy a delightful lunch in a family-run ‘trattoria‘ with all home-made products. In the afternoon we descend to Positano to swim in the blue sea or relax on a sun bed.

Overnight: Positano

Thursday

From the charming village of Nocelle, we walk in the mountains along the incredible “Path of Gods” savoring the breathtaking experience of walking between the sky and the sea. On the way we have lunch at the local rustica da Salvatore. We continue to the village of Bomerano and we then transfer to our lovely hotel in Ravello.

Overnight: Ravello

Friday

We visit Villa Cimbrone, famous for its terrace of infinity and its gardens, so admired by Wagner, Longfellow, D.H.Lawrence and Greta Garbo among others. Then we walk through terraced gardens to Pontone for a chance to try a regional specialty, spaghetti with lemon sauce, for lunch. This afternoon we descend to Amalfi to visit the fabulous cathedral and the ancient paper mill, still processing cotton rags into beautiful handmade paper.  Then we take some free time to wander and shop in town and then transfer back to Ravello for our Farewell dinner.

Overnight: Ravello

Saturday

We visit ancient Pompeii and then return to Naples Rail Station.

This itinerary represents a typical Walk. We prepare itineraries well in advance of the trip and therefore we reserve the right to make changes due to weather, local events or other circumstances - but always to improve the experience of our guests.

Hotels

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Hotel Bellevue Syrene - Sunday & Monday

Hotel Bellevue Syrene

Piazza della Vittoria 5
80067 Sorrento (NA)

T: +39 0818-781-024
F: +39 0818-783-963
E: [email protected]
W: www.bellevue.it

Located just past the historic center of Sorrento, beside the sea, lies Hotel Bellevue Syrene. Rising from the foundations of a 2nd century Roman Villa, the current building was built in 1750 as a private villa and became a hotel in 1820. Restorations done through the years have all sought to preserve the original style and emphasize the 18th-century frescos.
All rooms are equipped with modern comforts: satellite television, a refrigerator, bar, safe, air-conditioning and hair dryer. Each room has a small balcony and beautiful views. Guests can also take advantage of the beauty centre for a turkish bath, massage or sauna that must be pre booked with the hotel reception. The Hotel has a private access to the sea and offers guests free use of its sun beds and beach umbrellas.

This hotel list is a provided as an example. We may use different hotels of the same quality and style on specific trips. The Wayfarers will notify confirmed travelers of any changes to the hotels.

Photo Gallery

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Travel Information

Before & After:

  • Visit Naples National Archaeological Museum & take the underground tour of Naples
  • Explore nearby Herculaneum & Capua
  • Stay in the 'Isle of Ischia' known for hot water springs & beautiful beaches

Weather:

The average temperature in May & Sept is around 72-75ºF (22-24°C) with possible daytime peaks up to 82-85ºF (28-30°C) but coastal breezes have a moderating effect on these temperatures. You may need a sweater or light jacket in the evenings although nights are mild at around 55-61ºF (13-16°C). This very pleasant climate averages 8 hours of sunshine per day in May and Sept. Occasional rainfall still occurs so you need to bring good quality, light rain protection.

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  1. are the launches and dinners included in the price?

    Yes - all meals are included in the price and also wine or beer with dinner.

  2. is air fare included in price and if so, from where?

    Airfare is not included an any of our trips. We have travelers coming from all over North America and the world.

  3. Are there any hidden costs?
    Our Vacations do not include the cost of air or rail fares to and from the destination or tips for your walk leader and manager.
  4. How large are the Groups?
    Our maximum group size is 16, but groups average between 8-12 people.
  5. Will I feel welcome as a single traveler?
    Yes! Our walks are the perfect environment of comfortable camaraderie for the single traveler.
  6. Can you accommodate special diets?
    Yes!
  7. How physically fit do I have to be to do a Wayfarers Walk?
    If you are in good health and reasonably fit you will be comfortable participating in a walk.

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Passion, knowledge and enthusiasm are at work in the planning of each Wayfarers itinerary, expertly designed by a team of professionals deeply committed to walkers' enjoyment every step of the way. Foot power is supplemented by a variety of local transportation, ranging from steam trains to cable cars, from coastal launches to gondolas; and a support vehicle provides shuttle service and rest when needed, also taking the burden of bags and supplies.