Travel the Legendary Amalfi Coast on Foot

Find out for yourself why this small slice of Italy's coast is so celebrated!

Hiking Moderate

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Huge views across the Gulf of Salerno en route
Huge views across the Gulf of Salerno en route Photo: Josiah Skeats

Description

The Amalfi coast sits on the edge of the Tyrrhenian Sea, located in the Gulf of Salerno in Southern Italy, and has a fame out of all proportion to its length. It only covers a small area but the Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its fascinating history and fabulous natural beauty.

We've included 4 hikes in this guidebook and all of them are graded "Moderate"; doing them is a great way to start exploring the Amalfi without too much stress. Some of the hikes, such as the Footpath of the Gods - which leads from the Tramonto D'Oro Hotel Praiano to Positano - involve some tough ascents, but there's no technical terrain at all in here. If full day walks with huge vistas and nothing tricky underfoot sound like your thing, you've come to the right place.

As well as the views, these hikes also provide historical interest, and the Valle Delle Ferriere trip is particularly fascinating, with the remnants of 18th century ironworks lining the route. There's also a nice summit hike in here too - peak baggers will enjoy the trip up Mont Tre Cali, partly because it's a beautiful hike and partly because you can drive to within 500 vertical metres of the top, and can therefore climb a 1100m peak without having to earn every bit of it!

It seems likely that doing these hikes will inspire you to explore this wonderful region further, so why not check out our guide to the finest hikes on the nearby island of Capri?

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