Early morning pick-up at your hotel or prearranged meeting point.
Our tour starts with a guided visit to the 11th-century Benedictine Abbey of Cava de’ Tirreni. In the Middle Ages, the Benedictine Abbey was one of the most important and most powerful religious and cultural centers in southern Italy. Built in 1011, the Abbey is the only monastery in the world that has been continuously inhabited by Benedictine Monks for over one thousand years. The tour allows you to visit the Cathedral, the Roman Cloister, the Catacombs, and its small Museum. After the tour, we begin our trek towards Mount Avvocata.
Trekking Mount Avvocata is a classic route with stunning views over the Gulf of Salerno and the Amalfi Coast. Every Monday, after the Christian holiday of Pentecost, the Monastery on Mount Avvocata is reached by thousands of pilgrims from Cava de’ Tirreni and Maiori to renew their devotion to the Virgin Mary.
We start at 380 meters above sea level hiking through chestnut woods, oak forests, with olive groves, lemon trees, and pastures in the Mediterranean bush. The trail leads over a rocky ridge to the west from which you will arrive at the top of Mount Avvocata at 1014 meters above sea level. There you will reach the Sanctuary, take in the views and rest, before heading back down.
Return transfer to hotel or drop-off point.