Beginning from Capri, explore this enchanting region of Italy, hiking trails that take you off the beaten path; from the Isle of Capri to the quaint and charming villages along this dramatic stretch of coastline, follow in the footsteps of writers, artists and romantics who have found in this sun-drenched region stunning vistas, mouth-watering cuisine and a culture that is unique and special.
Ravello, Ravello, Province of Salerno, Italy
What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?
INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP
6 nights lodging
All breakfasts and 1 dinner
Luggage transfers and necessary shuttles during the tour
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and maps
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits
Local guide on one day
Custom trips also available and can start any date. Call or email for details.
ARRIVE / DEPART
Casual/B&B Accommodation: US $2595
Single Supplement: US $700
Classic Accommodation: US $2895
Single Supplement: US $725
Luxe Accommodation: US $5895
Single Supplement: US $2150
“Ever since Caesar Augustus discovered the charms of this small, flowering island in the Bay of Naples and purchased it in 29 B.C., the rich and famous have moored in its two inviting harbors, climbed its steep streets to admire its cascading flowers and plants (more than 800 species), taken in dazzling views of the bay and neighboring islands, sat on its sun-baked terraces, or swum in its clear turquoise waters.” NY Times
Arrive in Capri from Naples by ferry with a spectacular view from the boat as it makes its way through the Bay of Naples over to the island of Capri. Take a walk around the southern part of the island with fabulous views of the stunning coastline and finish up with a visit to the former Villa of the Roman Emperor Tiberius who ruled from Capri from 27 to 37 AD. Dinner options include da Gemma, Graham Greene’s favorite restaurant during his many years in Anacapri.
Hiking Distance: 5 km; 180 m *
Spend the day in Anacapri exploring the western side of the island by foot on well-maintained and stunning coastal trails, which give information and insight into the island’s unique microclimate and wildlife, as well as its fascinating history of defensive forts dotted along the trail. Depart from Capri by boat to your next hotel on the mainland (this makes the next day’s hiking logistics much easier).
Hiking Distance: 6.2 km; 200 m; Add-on option: 7 km; 80 m or 9.8 km; 340 m.*
Take a short transfer to the beginning of today’s walk, which is one of the most stunning trails in the region, the Pathway of the Gods. This spectacular walk reaches an altitude of 650 m to offer fantastic views of the coastline as well as the charming town of Positano which you will descend to by foot. Enjoy a well-deserved plate of seafood pasta and a glass of crisp local white wine in Next2, Positano’s most stylish new restaurants.
Hiking Distance: 9 km; 220 m.*
Santa Maria del Castello
Get ready to be challenged today on one of the more invigorating climbs of the week, which passes from Montepertuso through the small village of Santa Maria del Castello, with an altitude gain of 420m. This walk passes through buccolic and tranquil rural countryside away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal towns. Optional Cooking course: This afternoon, learn how to cook linguine tonno olive e capperi or pasta fatta in casa gnocchi with Felice Murano a wonderful cook featured on National Geographic Traveler. Contact us for more information.
Hiking Distance: 8 km.*
Amalfi to Ravello
Leaving the town of Positano by boat today, you will arrive in the town of Amalfi, which has a long and rich history dating back to its Roman origins. We’ve arranged for you to meet with a local guide here who will share more about this former autonomous state and who will also accompany you on today’s walk from Amalfi to Ravello through the Vallee delle ferriere national park. In Ravello, dinner options abound including Babel Wine Bar, our favourite. Optional full day cooking class with Mama Agata. Pick vegetables from her garden, learn how to make your own Limoncello, savour a delicious meal, and listen to Mamma’s stories about cooking for celebrities! Should you wish to add a day to include this, we can do. Hiking Distance: 10.8 km; 775 m.*
For those looking to get some more exercise in before the trip ends, today’s loop walk to the charming coastal town of Minori is a short but vigorous walk descending and ascending the many plentiful steps in this area. You can also take time to relax in the picturesque town of Ravello, explore the beautiful grounds of the historic Villa Cimbrone and sample the best of those luscious local lemons with a tasting of the infamous Limoncello liquor. Ravello is well known for its music venues, including the spectacular outdoor stage overlooking the sea at Villa Rufolo, the futuristic curved-dome auditorium designed by Oscar Niemeyer and other intimate spaces; what better way to finish your trip than a concert here!
Hiking Distance: 4.5 km; 350 m.*
Depart from Ravello and possibly visit the ruins at Pompei before departing from Naples.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.
Hotel La Tosca is located just a few steps away from the center of Capri. The famous Piazzetta and all of the island's most luxurious shops are within easy walking distance.
The rooms here are large and luxurious, with hardwood floors and a smart décor. Breakfast is served on a balcony overlooking the village of Positano. You’ll enjoy the location, and the welcome of Tiziana, owner of this B&B.
Formerly a farmhouse, this property has been fully restored and now offers large comfortable rooms with vaulted ceilings and modern washrooms.
This 4 star hotel is located in a peaceful location only a few minutes away from the famous piazzetta. The hotel enjoys superb views of the sea from the guestrooms and from its terraces bordering the swimming pool.
This quiet 3 star family run hotel is centrally located in Positano and within walking distance to the beach and the pedestrian area. The hotel combines modern comforts and has impressive vaulted ceilings and tiled floors. Managed by the D'Aiello family since 1936.
This family-run 3-star hotel boasts spectacular views across the Amalfi Coast, which you can admire from the spacious terrace. The hotel features a traditional restaurant, serving wonderful Mediterranean cuisine.
One of Capri's most luxurious hotels and a member of Relais & Chateaux. Well appointed rooms, fine cuisine, impeccable service and a breathtaking cliff edge position offer stunning views across the entire Bay of Naples. After a challenging hike, enjoy a dip in the wonderful infinity swimming pool and pamper yourself at the spa.
Originally an 18th century private residence, Le Sirenuse is a luxurious 5 star hotel which has delightfully retained the atmosphere of a grand family home. Located in the heart of Positano with breathtaking views, its white-washed walls, arched and vaulted ceilings complement the antique furniture and works of art throughout the hotel. Member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
Palazzo Avino is a 5 star luxury property (often taking top honors for Italy on the T+L 500 list). It is situated in what was once the aristocratic quarter of Ravello, perched high up on the cliffs some 350m above the sea. The hotel has beautifully decorated rooms with hand made Vietri tiles, antique furniture, brass appliqués and the finest quality Italian linen and textiles. The hotel's 1 Michelin star Rossellinis Restaurant serves exquisite and beautifully presented cuisine.