At a Glance
Plunge into the timeless and majestic beauty of Italy’s Amalfi Coast on this enchanting 6 day walking voyage traversing the best of Sorrento, Positano and Capri. An ultimate luxury Mediterranean escapade incorporating high end hotels of the island paired with unmatched discovery of Italy’s serene coastline, beaches and picture-perfect villages. Enjoy the light-filled haven of coastal living and uncover the charming wonders in the realm of Italy’s elite.
Your journey begins in the beautiful city of Naples taking you to the breathless and timeless coastal town of Sorrento. Be spell bounded as you walk its cobbled streets, uncover its ancient life and traditions continued in hidden fishing villages. Delve deeper into the Amalfi’s treasures by boat and submerge into the alluring deep-blue waters of Capri with the scent of lemon blossoms ...
- All meals as specified in itinerary
- All luggage, hotel and shuttle transfers
- Park and other entry fees
- Professional guiding: two support vans, 6:1 guest to leader ratio on average
- Hiking, activities and sightseeing as stated in the itinerary
- 5 nights accommodation in hotels in luxury hotels a twin share basis
- Comprehensive travel planner with detailed pre-trip information
- Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
- Snacks and beverages between meals
- Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
THREE HIKING OPTIONS:
Start your journey with a shuttle to the town of Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi on the Sorrento Peninsula. Marvel at a pristine region blanketed with olive groves and lemon orchards before enjoying a Neopolitan-style picnic at an organic farm.
After lunch, walk on a timeworn route high above the water that offers commanding vistas of Capri and the Bay of Naples. You'll get accustomed to the cobblestone paths and rugged steps that make this area so charming, as well as challenging, to hike. Descend gradually into the bustling port town of Sorrento, stroll through the narrow streets dwelling on the intriguing history, architecture, and cafe culture. Tuck into some of the local slices of wood-fired pizza and luxuriate in the traditional espresso and delicious pastries in the afternoon.
|Walk to the cliff's edge and settle in at the Grand Hotel Cocumella, a majestically perched retreat overlooking the Bay of Naples and your home for the night. Unwind in your elegantly ensuite rooms, stroll through its well-manicured gardens, refresh in its outdoor pool, relax in the sauna or laze by its spectacular terrace and suggestive coves that descend to the sea.
TWO HIKING OPTIONS:
Early in the morning, cruise via a private boat on the deep-blue waters of Capri with the scent of lemon blossoms in the air. Soak up the beautiful surroundings of narrow, twisting streets, postcard-perfect houses, and delightful gardens that have charmed visitors for centuries. Capri has enchanted people since ancient times; the Roman emperor Tiberius was so enchanted by the beauty of Capri that he refused to return to Rome and spent much of his reign in one of Capri's villas overlooking the mainland.
If the weather permits, we circumnavigate the island through shallow waterways and beneath naturally carved stone arches, while our local guide reveals the island's rich culture and history. Arrive at Marina Grande on Capri where, after a thrilling taxi ride, we arrive at tonight's accommodations, Hotel Caesar Augustus in chic Anacapri. Here, we savour a delicious lunch of Caprese specialties and take in the best views on the island.
Come afternoon, set out on foot or grab a seat on the chairlift to view the summit of Monte Solaro. The path offers a superb vista of the sea, pine forest, and famous Faraglioni rock formations. This evening, indulge in an elegant dinner at the hotel boasting zero-mile cuisine made with ingredients grown in the kitchen garden. Embrace a romantic dining affair with panoramic views overlooking the Bay of Islands and Amalfi Coast.
|You will stay at an opulent mansion, Hotel Caesar Augustus, part of the Relaix and Châteaux and the only 5 star hotel on Capri. Savour sweeping panoramic views of the Bay of Naples, unwind at the double level sea view infinity pool or relax at its outdoor wellness area.
THREE HIKING OPTIONS:
After breakfast, stroll to San Michele Villa, a blend of 14th-century artistry to explore the city’s greatest cathedrals, lush woodland, terraced gardens and galleries. After stunning views of Capri, check out the Grotta di Matermania, believed to have been a shrine for ancient pagan rituals of sacrifice and hypnotism. Don't miss out on the l'Arco Naturale, a natural limestone arch that forms a bridge between two pillars of rock. If you're feeling adventurous, continue from Capri Town to the ruins of Tiberius' Villa Jovis, which are perched above the cliffs and overlook the Sorrento Peninsula.
Enjoy the fresh flavours of Capri with lunch before exploring the charming town. Meander through its small cobbled streets and shop for lemon-infused perfume, soap, or the locally made liqueur, limoncello. For those in pursue for an afternoon adventure, embark on a scenic off beaten hike to the spiritual Belvedere dei Filosofi lookout point for spectacular coastal views.
|For those in search for a relaxing afternoon, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment at the hotel situated at its clifftop garden for ultimate rejuvenation. (at own expense). This evening, take time to explore Anacapri at your own leisure and find the perfect trattoria or dine at the hotel’s restaurant (dinner at own expense).
Level 2, Approx. 4.8km (3 miles), 1 to 2 hours Walking & Hiking, Elevation gain: 122m (400ft)
Depart Capri and journey on a private motorboat to Positano, an iconic village on the Amalfi Coast. Marvel at its pastel-colored villas clinging to the surrounding cliffs, the majolica-covered dome of Santa Maria Assunta church, charming shops and chic cafés. Soak in the coastal serenity and take in scenes of terraced gardens, vineyards and olive groves. Enjoy an unforgettable lunch at your own leisure from a picnic on the beach or dine above the harbour in one of Positano's charming restaurants.
All aboard the boat as you voyage to Amalfi, one of Italy's prized seaside villages. Be greeted by our guide, who sheds light on the region's history while providing a colourful glimpse of amalfitana living. We then shuttle to the beautiful hilltop village of Ravello, affectionately known as the Aristocrat of the Amalfi Coast. Be mesmerised by this quaint little town, a treasure trove of art and culture, and one that is bound to enchant you. Known as the "City of Music," Ravello has always been a favourite retreat for artists and intellectuals looking for inspiration from the sweeping vistas far from the bustle of the coastline.
|You will stay at a former 11th century palace set on a cliff high above the Mediterranean. Spend time wandering through the terraced gardens, relax by the infinity pool, or indulge in a massage at the spa. This evening you have a chance to roll up your sleeves and learn the secrets of the region's cuisine during a cooking class with a local chef.
TWO HIKING OPTIONS:
Start your day with a gentle descent through the medieval hamlet of Minuta before following a downhill route through the compact town of Pontone. After pausing in its main piazza, walk down steps and cobblestone pathways until you reach the Valley of the Mills, where you'll pass centuries-old paper mills, bubbling streams lined with ferns and wildflowers. As you approach Amalfi, stop at the interesting Museo Della Carta, which showcases the town's long maritime history and papermaking tradition.
Grab a bite to eat at one of Amalfi's many fine trattorie for today's lunch at your own leisure. Explore the Duomo di Sant'Andrea, a grand cathedral, and wind down narrow alleyways of the old Arab quarter with a local guide who will bring the places to life. Unwind back at Ravello either by shuttle or set out on foot through the labyrinthine lanes and sleepy seaside villages, and up the impressive 1,001 steps cut into the hillside.
|Tonight, gather on the terrace and be treated to an informal wine tasting before savouring a fresh Mediterranean dinner at the hotel's elegant Belvedere restaurant.
Savour a final coastal breakfast before a walk through the extensive gardens of Ravello's 13th-century Moorish Villa Rufolo, with breathtaking sea views that make it a worthwhile jaunt. Say arrivederci to your trip leaders before shuttling to Naples, where the trip ends.
NOTE: This itinerary is provided as an example only – prevailing conditions and local arrangements may cause variation.
Dates & Prices
Please contact us for private departures and group bookings. Single Supplement is available on request.
- The departure and finish point is Naples.
- Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Naples. The closest major airport to Naples, Italy is Naples International Airport and is 10 km from the centre of Naples, Italy.
The routes on this trip are rated Levels 1-3.
Level 1, 2-5 hours, 3-8km (2-5 miles), Maximum Elevation Gain 244m (800 ft)
Level 2, 2-4 hours, 6-11km (4-7 miles), Maximum Elevation Gain 396m (1300 ft)
Level 3, 3-5 hours, 8-14km (5-9 miles), Maximum Elevation Gain 610m (2000 ft)
Level 4, 4-6 hours, 10-18km(6-11 miles), Maximum Elevation Gain 914m (3000 ft)
Level 5, 5-7 hours, 11-21+ km (7-13+ miles), Maximum Elevation Gain 1219m (4000+ ft)
Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.
All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.
A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 120 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 120 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.
All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.
General Cancellation Policies
- Outside of 120 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
- Within 120 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance
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Please consult travel consultant on age limit.
Changes to Itineraries
Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.
Changes in Prices
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Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.
Cancellation by The Tour Operator
The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a tour with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the tour has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any tour up to 60 days prior to departure if the minimum number requirement is unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the tour or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.
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In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.
For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.
In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.