Ultimate Amalfi Coast Trek: Cava de’ Tirreni to Punta Campanella

5 Days / 4 Nights

Small group of 2 to 8 people

“Laced with trails first carved in the Middle Ages and used by mules to transport goods between villages, the hills and mountains of Amalfi offer some of the very best hiking in all the Mediterranean.”  Washington Post


Enjoy five days of trekking in the Amalfi Coast with overnight stays in local B&Bs and have your luggage transported for you!

We’ll pick you up at your hotel and drive to the town of Cava de’ Tirreni, where the trek starts.

DAY 1

Early start to reach Monte Finestra (max. 2 hrs) where we can have a 360° view of the Alburni mountains, Cava de’ Tirreni, Salerno, Naples, and the Amalfitan Coast. Taking our time we head towards Mount Avvocata (max. 3 hrs). Trekking on the Mount of the Avvocata is a classic route with breathtaking views over the Gulf of Salerno and the Amalfi Coast.

Every Monday, after Pentecost, the Monastery on Mount Avvocata is reached by thousands of pilgrims from Cava de’ Tirreni and Maiori to renew their devotion to Our Lady. We visit the cave where the Lady appeared to a local shepherd and told him to have the monastery built there.

Time for a lunch break before descending on a steep path from 1,014 meters above sea level, to the village of Maiori at sea level.

Overnight accommodation in a local B&B.

DAY 2

After breakfast, we drive thirty minutes to the Chiunzi pass. We start our hike to Mount Cerreto which will take 6 hours.

This hike will get you at the summit of Monte Cerreto, at 1316 meters above seal level, one of the highest peaks of the Lattari mountain range. Apart from the amazing views on this itinerary, you will be taken back in time when passing through an old castle and one of the defensive towers, erected on the Chiunzi’s pass, as this was one of the main gates to go in and out from the Amalfi Coast.

Overnight accommodation in a local B&B.

DAY 3

After breakfast we enjoy a pleasant hike on the the most famous trail on the Amalfi Coast: the Path of the Gods (Italian: Sentiero degli Dei).  Walking across the mountainside, at the feet of the Sant’Angelo a Tre Pizzi mountain, hikers can admire one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world.

The path starts from the square in Bomerano (Agerola); in its first part, it offers outstanding views of Praiano, Positano, Li Galli islets, and Capri; it goes into tunnels made by elm and oak trees, surrounded by myrtle and juniper. It crosses wild precipices, full of caves and small vineyards, where the ped’ e palomma grapes are obtained. You’ll see the Grotta Biscotto, an old shepherds shelter, built into the rock and inhabited since Prehistoric times.

Within 3 hours you’ll reach the small village of Nocelle, with Monte Pertuso in front of you. The path ends with 2,000 steps going down, leaving you very close to Positano where you can reward yourself with a well-earned locally made gelato.

Overnight accommodation in a local B&B

DAY 4

Today is a free day. You can visit the Paper Museum and the Cathedral in Amalfi. Then go to Ravello and visit Villa Cimbrone, Villa Rufolo, and the Cathedral.

In the afternoon enjoy shopping in Positano and/or relax on the beach.

Overnight accommodation in a B&B in the village of Colli di Fontanelle.

DAY 5

After breakfast we leave to Punta Campanella to complete our last day of hiking (5 hours).

Standing in front of the island of Capri, you can imagine when Odysseus (Ulysses) sailed this part of Italy on his way back home after the Troy war.

We will then head up towards the Convent of San Costanzo, the protector of Capri, to have a 360 degree view over the Gulf of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, the Gulf of Salerno, the Amalfi coast, and all surrounding islands.

From there we descend to the Bay of Jeranto where you can swim in the emerald green water of the Mediterranean sea before reaching the quiet village of Nerano (named after the Roman emperor Nero). Then a well-deserved rest in a coffee shop in the square and a great opportunity to try the exquisite homemade frozen lemonade.

The tour ends after returning to your hotel.

LEVEL

MODERATE TO STRENUOUS

TIME

4 DAYS

LENGTH

75 KILOMETERS

Tour Price

650

Per person (minimum 4 people)

Dates 2018

October

2

Available

November

15 , 22

Available

Dates 2019

April

2

Available

May

Dates on request

Available

June

5

Available

September

3

Available

October

1

Available

November

7 , 14 , 21

Available

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • FOUR NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IN B&BS

  • 4 BREAKFASTS / 4 BOXED LUNCHES / 4 DINNERS

  • PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION

  • LUGGAGE TRANSFERS

  • ENGLISH-SPEAKING TREKKING GUIDE

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