Amalfi Coast & Capri Self Guided Walking Holiday | Sustainable Travel

Amalfi Coast & Capri Self Guided Trek Italy

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  • Amalfi – this medieval town is the largest on the coast and home to stunning architecture, including the Amalfi Cathedral and Piazza Dante
  • Trek the Path of the Gods – the most famous and scenic hiking trail on the Amalfi coast
  • Experience the picturesque town Positano known for its colourful houses and charming narrow streets
  • Take in the sights from the hilltop town of Ravello with views of the coastline and its beautiful gardens, including the famous Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo
  • Relax with a day trip to the Island of Capri with a choice of walks including a beautiful coastal trail wander via the famous Blue Grotto
  • Enhance your walks with a refreshing swim in one of the beautiful coves
  • Sample the best Amalfitano Limoncello made with St Teresa lemons, a lemon variety native to the Sorrento Peninsula of Italy
  • Choose your very own trip date between April – October
  • Receive a complimentary Water-To-Go bottle when you depart on this trip to minimise our plastic foot-print in Italy!



Recognised by UNESCO as an exceptional representation of a Mediterranean landscape, the 50km Amalfi Coast stands out as one of Italy’s most unforgettable travel destinations. Known the world over for its ancient ruins and dramatic coastline you’ll be blown away by its breathtaking views, charming clifftop towns, turquoise waters, friendly locals, and of course – delicious food!

The main towns on the Amalfi Coast include Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello, each with its own unique charm and character. Walking the scenic ‘Path of the Gods’ gives you the chance to get under the skin of this picture-perfect part of Italy and all that it has to offer.

The medieval town of Amalfi was a strong maritime republic and a major Mediterranean port from the 10th to the 18th century. Trade was organised into a triangle that passed through Italy, North Africa and the Byzantine Empire. During this period lemons were cultivated and became a much-desired trade item. Today the region remains famous for its lemons with Pasta al Limone as a local speciality, rated for its fresh, simple ingredients. For the foodies – the Amalfi Coast boasts some of the freshest seafood in the world! Shrimps, red sea bream, octopus, blue fish and even sea urchins are the protagonists of unforgettable recipes. A delight for all the senses, especially when enjoyed with a sea view and a glass of wine from the local DOC area.

This flexible trip with options of shorter and longer walks ranging from 5km to 22km is all about enjoying the Italian way of life, the sun and the sea. Walk along well-marked, scenic coastal paths, visit bustling fishing villages and take a well-earned dip in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean.

Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your luggage will be transferred with ease each day and that a good night’s rest awaits at each stop en route.

Why go Self-Guided:

You get to choose your very own trip date between April – October. Take advantage of low-cost flights or make the most of your precious leave by arranging travel around a Bank Holiday or a weekend.

Travelling independently gives you the freedom to go at your own pace and stop where you wish to sample local food & drinks.

You let us know who would like to go with, and we’ll arrange the rest. For cost purposes these trips are best with a minimum of 2 people. Solo trips can be arranged and feel free to contact us for more info.

Stop at places that take your interest, linger in a local market, savour your coffee or chat with the locals.

Time to indulge in all the local delicacies. Find the best ice cream, sample the finest cellar door wines or enjoy locally famed cuisine.

Relax in the knowledge that we have made all your arrangements for you. From your starting point to your departure, we have it covered. We handpick your accommodation, transport your bags each day and provide you with all the route details and information you need to have a fantastic trekking journey. And don’t forget, a self-guided adventure doesn’t mean you’re all on your own. The local team is only a phone call away to offer a helping hand, should you need it.

Day 1

Join the trip in Sorrento

Arrive in Sorrento using public transportation and stay overnight. Once you’re settled in your accommodation, take a stroll around the historic centre, enjoy the fresh local fare and get ready for your trekking adventure! 

We can organise a private transfer from Naples Airport to your B&B in Sorrento for an additional cost.

Optional bookings:

Arrival transfer: approx. €185.00pp
Amalfi – Napoli airport (NAP) (1 – 4 pax)

Departure transfer: approx. €195.00pp
Napoli airport (NAP) – Sorrento (1 – 4 pax)

Accommodation: B&B (twin room basis)
Meals: Not included

Day 2

Capri day trip with a choice of walks

Day trip to one of the most beautiful Italian islands – Capri.

Take a ferry from the port of Sorrento and enjoy the fresh sea air and amazing views of the bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius. Choose from two main walks; an easy walk to visit the historic Roman villa Jorvis created by Emperor Tibero or a longer coastal walk from the hill town of Anacapri down to the west coast where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Faraglioni rocks, and the imposing cliffs between Monte Solaro and Punta Carena. We highly recommend the additional panoramic coastal walk to the world-famous Blue Grotto.

Travel around the island is via public transport – bus or cable car, and when you’ve finished your explorations simply hop on the late afternoon ferry back to Sorrento.

Trek details*
Capri – Villa Jovis
5.3 km / 239m / 1.5hrs

Anacapri – Punta Carena
6.5km / 278m / 1.5-2hrs

Punta Carena – The Blue Grotto
5.9km / 276m /1.5 -2hrs

* Time & distance are approximate

Accommodation: B&B (twin share basis)
Meals: breakfast

Day 3

Termini to Marina del Cantone via Punta Campanelle

Take a private transfer from Sorrento to Termini or Sant’Agata finishing in Marina del Cantone with its beautiful beach. The walks range from 10-22km, so if you’re feeling energetic after a good Italian breakfast there’s the option to start your adventure directly from Sorrento. The day’s itinerary offers offering spectacular views of Capri Island, the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Naples. Each walk will pass through Punta Campanella, the extreme tip of the Sorrento Peninsula. The trail here takes you along level ground, and runs through countryside complete with olive groves and spectacular coastal views.

Trek Details*
Termini – Marina del Cantone
10.3 km / 445m / 3hrs

Sant’Agata – Marina del Cantone
17.5km / 507m / 5-6hrs

Sorrento – Marina del Cantone
22km / 856m / 7-8hrs

* Time & Distance are approximate

Accommodation: B&B (twin share basis)
Meals: breakfast and dinner
Transfer: private transfer

Day 4

Baia di Jeranto Loop

The Bay of Jeranto (aka Ieranto) is a rocky cove between Punta Campanella and Punta Penna. One of the lesser known and most remarkable bits of natural beauty in the Campania region, it is part of the Protected Marine Reserve of Punta Campanella. The general terrain is one of terraced olive groves and the natural flora is Mediterranean scrubland, typical of much of the coast. The picturesque loop walk of around 3hrs offers you stunning views over Capri Island and the Amalfi coast, as well as plenty of time for a dip in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

You’ll stay overnight again in Marina del Cantone.

Trek Details*
Bay of Jeranto Circular
8km / 549m / 3hrs

Accommodation: B&B (twin share basis)
Meals: breakfast 

Day 5

SantAgata to Colli San Pietro

A private transfer will take you to the walk start at Sant’Agata, a small village set on a hilltop between Naples and Salerno – the aim of the day is to arrive in Colli San Pietro.

The route is located slightly inland and high above the coastline, offering some of the most stunning views across the Mediterranean. You’ll walk along old country lanes and footpaths through terraced fields, olive and lemon groves. In addition, the area is dotted with ancient necropolis that mark the passing of Greek and Etruscan civilisations in the surrounding hills.

Return via public transport to Amalfi, where you will stay for 3 nights.

Trek Details*
Sant’Agata sui due Golfi – Colli San Pietro
9.5km / 329m / 2.5hrs

Accommodation: hotel (twin share basis)
Meals: breakfast
Transport: private transfer

Day 6

Sentiero degli Dei

The Path of the Gods, located high above the coastal towns of Positano and Praiano, is one of the most enchanting treks that Italy has to offer. Famous for its jaw-dropping views* over the Sorrento peninsula it can get very busy – so we recommend an early start of around 8am. This will also help avoid being out on the trail in the hottest part of the day too!

Take the public bus from Amalfi to the walk at Bomerano.

*If you have a fear of heights, there are a few sections where the main trail 327 runs along the edge of a cliff. However, this can be avoided by taking a different trail #327a.

Trek Details*
Bomerano – Positano
12.6km / 70m / 3.5-4hrs

Return to Amalfi via public bus.

Accommodation: B&B (twin share basis)
Meals: breakfast

Day 7

Valle delle Ferriere – Circular Walk Options

Depart from Amalfi with choice of 2 walks circ. 6 & 14km.

Walk A begins in Amalfi and takes you 1.5km up to Pontone through the stunning Valle delle Ferriere. (Vallery of the Ironworks). This short easy loop, surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful waterfalls, allows plenty of time in the afternoon to explore Amalfi or hop on a local bus up to the town of Ravello at 365m; famed for its beautiful villas of Rufolo and Cimbrone, the Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium, and annual music festivals.

For Walk B, you’ll start directly in Pontone and hike through Pogerola before making your way back to Amalfi above the Valle delle Ferriere. This walk is a longer at around 12.8km, but you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the coastline and mountains. If you start from Amalfi, the total walk length is 14.3km with an additional 1.5km and 250m ascent.

Trek Details*
Amalfi–Pontone-Amalfi through the Valle delle Ferriere.
6km / 452m / 2hrs

Pontone-Pogerola-Amalfi above the Valle delle Ferriere.
12.8km / 350m / 3.5-4hrs

Please note, if starting from Amalfi add 1.5 km and 250m of ascent. The hike should take you around 5 hours to complete.

Accommodation: B&B (twin share basis)
Meals: breakfast

Day 8

Arrivederci Amalfi

The trip and AE self-guided services end after breakfast.

Depart from Amalfi by local bus to reach Naples airport or continue your adventures through Italy. If you would like to extend your trip we are here for you, with great places to stay, and recommendations of what to see and do too – just send us a message!

Meals: breakfast

Why go

Supporting local tourism and local communities 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on local communities and livelihoods across the planet, we’re keen to promote adventures in countries that are actively working towards sustainable tourism and conservation projects. We’re passionate about exploring off the beaten track routes in order to help communities who are in the shadow of mainstream tourist destinations. We also aim to create an adventure which is about discovery, immersing yourself in fascinating environments, customs and cultures and provides an understanding of history and people.

Why Go Self-Guided

You get to choose the day of the week to start your adventure, within our specified periods of when best to travel, allowing you to take advantage of low-cost flights or make the most of your precious leave by arranging travel around a Bank Holiday or weekend. You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between April and November.

Travelling independently gives you the freedom to go at your own pace. If you fancy a lie-in, have one! It’s your holiday. With no group times to stick to you can take the day as you like, whether that’s indulging in a leisurely breakfast or speeding ahead to settle in your accommodation and explore each destination to the full.

With self-guided you choose who you travel with, whether that’s your partner, your family or a group of friends. You let us know who would like to go with, and we’ll arrange the rest.

The best thing about a self-guided trip is that you get to see places you might otherwise miss. Stop at a cathedral you might have passed by, linger in a courtyard and savour your coffee, peruse local markets or chat with the locals.

Exploring independently allows you the opportunity to indulge in all the local delicacies the area has to offer, allowing you to find the best ice cream, sample the finest cellar door wines or enjoy Galician cuisine (Caldo Gallego, Empanada).

Relax in the knowledge that we have made all your arrangements for you. From your starting point to your departure we have it covered. We handpick your accommodation, transport your bags each day and provide you with all the route details and information you need to have a fantastic trekking journey. And don’t forget, a self-guided adventure doesn’t mean you’re all on your own. The local team is only a phone call away to offer a helping hand, should you need it.

Book and Travel with confidence

As well as carefully crafting amazing and meaningful adventures across the planet, we’ve made booking them as flexible, safe and as simple as possible. With the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we’ve made a number of updates to our safety guidelines, flexible booking conditions and trip departures. For more info, please our Book and Travel with Confidence page. 

Pre-trip info

On booking your Amalfi Coast & Capri Trek, you’ll receive all the exciting trip info via our free mobile travel app.

You’ll have access to your itinerary, trip countdown, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper to benefit the environment and the need of carrying around documents with you. A’ppy days.

Pre-trip support

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service for your Self Guided Trek.

We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on this trek and therefore require varying levels of support and guidance. We’re here to help you every step of the way from the moment you join the flock all the way through to completing the trek and beyond.

Jim and Sue’s knowledge and expertise stems from dozens of years of travelling and exploring the destinations that we visit in order to fully support you in the lead up to your adventure. We’re here to answer any of your queries no matter how big or small.

Getting there

On signing up for the trip, we will provide you with the recommended flights to book to Naples Airport, Italy.

There is a direct bus from Naples airport to Sorrento. Check times on

From Naples central station (about 20 minutes from the airport), you can also take the Circumvesuviana train that goes to Sorrento.

Departure from Amalfi

On departure, from Amalfi take a local bus to Sorrento and then catch either the train or the the Curreri Viaggi Bus to Naples airport.

You can also take a bus from Amalfi to Salerno, a train from Salerno to Naples central station, and then a bus to the airport.

For further information please see:


All nationalities require a full passport. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. For the latest info, please visit 


British nationals do not require a visa to enter Italy for the purpose of tourism for up to 90 days. For the latest entry requirements, please visit and also Brexit advice at

Travel insurance

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. It is compulsory that everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes, among other things, cover for the full value of your trip, medical (emergency, evacuation and repatriation) arrangements, activities undertaken, personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects and COVID-19 travel cover.

For UK residents we have partnered with Campbell & Irvine Direct to provide you with a travel insurance. If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote.

You must send your Travel Insurance Policy to Adventurous Ewe no less than one month prior to departure.

Vaccinations and allergies

There are currently no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations include: Tetanus. For the most up to date info on vaccinations, please consult with your GP or travel healthcare practitioner 8 weeks in advance of travel. For more info, feel free to visit

Severe allergies
If you have a severe allergy please inform us at the time of booking. We will do all we can to help, but unfortunately we are unable to guarantee an allergy free environment on this trip. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you.

Group size
We pride ourselves in small group travel to minimise the impact on the environment and to make your experience more authentic.
The minimum group size to run this self guided trek is 2 people and the maximum group size is 10 people.
You’re most welcome to join this trek as a group of family, friends or colleagues, a private group or as a solo traveller. You’re also welcome to use this trip as a fundraiser for the charity of your choice.
If you have a group of over 8 people, we would be more than happy to run a private trip for your team, friends, charity or company. We can also include a UK Leader for your group if you wish.
For any further info or to chat about running a bespoke trip, we’d love to hear from you at or call 01492 588 069.
Trip grading

This self guided trek is graded as ‘Medium’. The trek consists of 6 consecutive days of walking. Your luggage is transferred between hotels, so you only need to take a day pack with you on the walks. The terrain and type of path will vary from paved tracks, tarmac, forest trails to gravel. The walks are not technically difficult although there are some steep ascents and descents, so a good level of fitness is required. 

It’s important to bear in mind that the distances walked some of the days are long and you are expected to walk 6 days in a row so there is a high chance to get blisters. We recommend to take extra care in making sure that your hiking boots are comfortable and well worn in. We advise bringing hiking boots and trail running trainers as this will allow you to alternate them at any stage to avoid blisters and pain.

Preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this trek. A good level of fitness, endurance and some gritty determination will help you conquer each day.


A bespoke training programme will be provided when join the team for this trek to help you with your preparations. Your training should incorporate aerobic (endurance building), anaerobic (strength building) exercises and some good long walks! Training in your trekking kit with your ruck-sack on consecutive days in the outdoors is ideal to help with your preparations too.

We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and Strength & Movement Coach, Peter Lant. For more info, please visit our Training & Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!


A full kit list will be provided when you book this trek. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic adventure and an uncomfortable one. Well worn in waterproof hiking boots are essential.

An exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code will be provided for the independent outdoor retailers on booking this trek.


Spring and summer are great times to visit this region, as the weather is warm and quite sunny. Quite often the mild weather can continue right up to December, with only occasional cold winds, however the heavy rain can start in October. July and August are usually very hot and temperatures tend to stay around 30°C for much of this time.


7 nights hotel accommodation included on a twin share basis. Single rooms can be organised at an additional cost, depending on availability.

All hotels of this trip are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.

You can find the standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Food & drinks

7 breakfasts are included in your trekking adventure.

When you think Italy, you think delicious food & wine and this trek offers a fine blend of both.

Breakfasts are provided at your hotel and are usually continental or Italian-style with a choice of bread, croissants, meats, and cheeses.

Lunches are a combination of picnics or enjoying a well earned break at a local cafe enroute. 

Dinners are taken in local restaurants allowing you the flexibility to sample your choice of fine Italian meals whilst supporting the local communities we visit.


Water-to-go bottles

Adventurous Ewe has partnered with Water-to-Go, a filtration system that eliminates over 99.99% of all microbiological contaminants from any non-salt water source – for more info please click here.

Adventurous Ewe trekkers will receive a free Water-to-Go bottle when departing on our Via Francigena Trek, and better still, 15% of the purchase value for replacement filters will be donated to our environmental charity partner, Cool Earth. Please help us reduce the volume of single use plastic in this pristine environment.

Payment info
Deposit: £175 per person is required on booking.
Remaining balance: £1000 per person is due for payment no later than 5 weeks prior to the trip start date.
Total cost: £1175 per person
Optional bookings:

Arrival transfer: approx. €185.00pp
Amalfi – Napoli airport (NAP) (1 – 4 pax)

Departure transfer: approx. €195.00pp
Napoli airport (NAP) – Sorrento (1 – 4 pax)

Print trip documents: approx. €40.00
Shipment of trip docs to 1st accommodation


We’ve got you covered – financial protection 
If your adventure needs to be cancelled for any reason, like say a global pandemic, you won’t be left stuck and you’ll be offered plenty of alternative options thanks to our financial protection arranged through IPP (International Passenger Protection).

Pay in instalments, interest free
We’re well aware that adventures can be a significant investment, so we’ve set out to make it easy to afford. Once you’ve put down your deposit, you can pay the remaining balance off in monthly instalments with no extra charges so you can get out there and live your dream.


Stay connected

All your trip info will be sent to you through a mobile travel app which is free to download. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this app. For the latest and greatest from the land of adventures, simply follow us at:

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You’re most welcome to use the hashtags
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Your Local Guide, Adventurous Ewe Leader/s and Crew will have mobile phones and radios communications in case of emergencies. The team are trained to deal with these situations. Please ensure you listen to your Leader during these times and refrain from putting any posts on social media. Should you find yourself unable to continue with the trek, your Leader and crew will make the necessary arrangements. Depending on the situation, you will be met by the support vehicle (depending on access) and you will be transferred back to your accommodation or nearby medical facility as required.

Your Emergency Contact at Adventurous Ewe HQ is Jim Young on +44(0)7747 346 588.

Conservation partner-sheeps
Cool Earth

We are very excited to have teamed up with leading climate change charity Cool Earth, who share our mission to protect the planet’s precious environment in a sustainable manner. The future of rainforest protection is where everyone makes a difference to climate change! We invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth. You are most welcome to help make a difference too by sparing a few pennies. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2.

Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.


Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)
Jul 13, 2024
Jul 20, 2024
8 Days Available £175.00 £1185.00 Book Now
Aug 17, 2024
Aug 24, 2024
8 Days Available £175.00 £1185.00 Book Now
Sep 14, 2024
Sep 21, 2024
8 Days Available £175.00 £1185.00 Book Now
Oct 12, 2024
Oct 19, 2024
8 Days Available £175.00 £1185.00 Book Now
Nov 09, 2024
Nov 16, 2024
8 Days Available £175.00 £1185.00 Book Now

What's Included?


  • Personalised trip support in the lead up to your trek from Adventurous Ewe
  • Trek training guide
  • Trip info supplied via our free mobile travel app
  • Public liability insurance
  • Financial Protection for your booking
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning
  • Free Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go Bottle

During your trip:

  • 24-hour telephone assistance
  • Navigation app of the route (please see inclusions below)
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Accommodation – 7 nights in a hotel (twin share basis)
  • Breakfast x 7
  • All logistical and safety management whilst in Italy.

Navigation app

  • Offline navigation. Mobile data not required after initial download
  • Accurate GPS tracks
  • Autorotation of the maps
  • Daily route summary and elevation chart
  • Panorama of the track and at street level
  • Alarm and vibration that alerts you in case you go off track.
  • Emergency SMS button with position coordinates
  • Possibility to record and take georeferenced photos of problems on route alerting fellow travelers
  • Hotel information
  • Points of interest along the way
  • Historical background.

What's Not Included?

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Return flights to Naples Italy. These can be arranged for you at an additional cost through our Flight Agent who is ATOL protected
  • Travel to Sorrrento and from Amalfi
  • Boats or buses wherever necessary
  • City taxes
  • Vaccinations
  • Any COVID-19 entry/exit requirements per the UK and Italian Governments
  • Personal spending money and drinks
  • Meals not listed in your itinerary (lunch & dinners)
  • Snacks, electrolytes, etc.
  • Kit and equipment as listed on your kit list and medication
  • Tips 
  • Single room supplement where available
  • Any associated costs with leaving the trek early.



If you wish to extend your stay in Italy, we can help you with plenty of recommendations of things to do and see. For more information, please contact us at

Sustainable and Responsible Travel

Adventurous Ewe is committed to delivering our trips in a responsible and ethical manner with sustainability at its core. We respect and aim to operate our adventures to benefit local people, their economy and the environment!

Some of the responsible travel features embedded in our Amalfi Coast & Capri Trek are:

  • Staying in local family owned and run hotels wherever possible
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible with providing a complimentary Water-To-Go bottle on departure
  • Careful management of limited energy and water resources
  • Offering real life experiences which promote cross-cultural understanding 
  • Operating with a ‘leave no trace’ ethos – take only memories, leave only footprints
  • Adventurous Ewe will make a financial contribution to the environmental charity, Cool Earth, as part of our business partnership.

Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.

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