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This eight night walking holiday explores the beautiful Mediterranean landscape of the Sorrentine peninsula. Uncover the panoramic views of pastel villages, emerald seas, and exotic flora & fauna. Enjoy a walk along the Path of the Gods, the region’s most renowned walk, offering amazing views all the way along the peninsula. There’s plenty of picnic spots with stunning views as you continue onwards past lemon groves and olive trees, not to mention the many swimming possibilities along the way.
Arrive at your gorgeous 4 star hotel in Amalfi. There’s time for a dip in the swimming pool, offering stunning views, before dinner (pay locally for dinner).
A 20 min bus ride (pay locally) to picture perfect Ravello where your walk begins. Time to view the famous Villa Rufolo and Greta Garbo’s legendary retreat, Villa Cimbrone, before descending through citrus groves to Torre dello Ziro (the Saracen watchtower inspired Webster’s Duchess of Malfi), then along panoramic terraces, to enter the Valley of the Mills (a testament to Amalfi’s medieval paper industry).
We will drop you off in Bomerano to begin today’s walk which takes you along the Path of the Gods, the region’s most famous walk offering views all the way along the peninsula, with Capri’s famous Faraglioni cliffs marking ‘land’s end’. There’s a choice of picnic spots with stunning views as you continue onwards past lemon groves and brigands’ treasure troves to Nocelle. Then it’s down through lush terraces to the vertical pastel town of Positano and your hotel in the historic centre.
Positano’s wide pebble beach is perfect for a lazy day, but if you fancy exploring further afield there’s a pleasant walk to Fornillo Bay with its twin Saracen watchtowers. Boat excursions to discover coral lined sea grottoes, as well as trips to the magical Mediterranean island of Capri, are available in the harbour.
We take you into the hills near Fontanelle (30 mins) from where you wind through olive trees as you climb gently to Sant’Agata. There are balcony views – making this a fantastic picnic stop – of Capri, Procida and the Li Galli islands, once considered to be the home of the mythical sirens who lured sailors onto the rocks. A paved lane finally leads you down past geranium-decked houses to the small fishing resort of Marina del Cantone.
You’ll be tempted to linger in this pretty little village with its pebble beach lapped by incredibly azure waters, but it’s a shame to miss out on our optional walk on the gorgeous Jeranto Bay. There are sea views throughout as you climb to the Montalto Tower, perched on its 100m-high cliff-top outcrop with a truly fabulous panorama over Marina del Cantone and the Li Galli islands. You then descend through olive groves and olive growers’ dwellings to an atmospheric ancient limestone quarry, with great sea views, before a final ascent back to your hotel.
We give you a lift (15 mins) to Termini from where you wind through olive groves with ever-opening views over the Bay of Naples and its islands, Capri, Ischia and Procida. It’s well worth the detour to lovely little Annunziata to visit its pretty Aragonese castle for wonderful views. It’s then on to bustling, pastel-coloured Sorrento, with its enchanting gardens, maze of narrow streets and stunning views over to Vesuvius.
Staying at your 4 star hotel panoramically overlooking Mount Vesuvius, you’re ideally placed to visit Naples or one of its islands, such as Ischia or Capri, by hydrofoil. Alternatively the historical sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum can be visited using the excellent Circumvesuviana Railway.
Owned and family-run by the Mansi family since the hotel was built back in 1956, you can be assured a warm welcome and attentive service. Just an 8 minute stroll from Amalfi’s main piazza, the hotel boasts spectacular views along the Amalfi coast and has excellent facilities including a restaurant, swimming pool, private beach (accessible via stairs or a lift carved into the cliff), bar with terrace and spacious public lounge area.
This small and friendly hotel has just 19 rooms – all are ensuite with balcony. Originally a private villa, it boasts a unique setting on the hillside overlooking Positano. The rooms are a refreshing mix of whitewashed or pastel coloured walls with the local ceramic floor tiles, which lend the rooms a cosy yet Mediterranean atmosphere.
The Taverna del Capitano has been in the Caputo family for over 3 generations. Built on the site of a former fisherman’s cottage, the hotel has an enviable location, overlooking Marina del Cantone’s shingle beach and the azure Mediterranean waters beyond.
Situated in a pretty piazza in the very heart of Sorrento, the 4 star Hotel Continental benefits from superb views over Vesuvius. The comfortable bedrooms are all ensuite and with balcony, and feature the local Vietri tiles for which the region is renowned.
Il Convento is located just a few minutes’ walk away from the Via Toledo shopping area and ten minutes away from the famous Piazza Plebiscito and Castel dell’Ovo. It is ideally situated for a long weekend break or a short stopover.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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