The Sardinian green coast and its crystal-clear sea
The Sardinian green coast and its crystal-clear sea

Our Hiking Tours in Southern Italy

Iconic views and Great Food: the wonders of the South

When you think of hiking the South of Italy, what springs to mind? Perhaps it's the azure sea, sun-kissed golden fruits, charming villages, and delectable cuisine. But there's an abundance of treasures in this blessed part of our country that often go unmentioned. 

 Magna Via Francigena, which crisscrosses the island from Palermo to Agrigento. Sardinia with its deserted mines and salt pans adorned with graceful pink flamingos. Puglia, with its picturesque coastlines and lighthouses, where you traverse ancient shepherd paths blanketed in wildflowers. 

 

Our self-guided walking holidays leads you to the depths of this enchanting, less-traveled Southern Italy. You'll experience the legendary warmth and hospitality of its people while uncovering its hidden beauty.

Top Trips

Walking the Coast of Puglia


Coastal Path of Salento
Castello aragonese on the Puglia Coast Southern Italy

A walking holiday along coastal path in Puglia, stretching from Otranto to Gagliano del Capo, beautifully captures everything Apulia is known for: breathtaking scenery, incredible places to swim, hidden villages ripe for discovery, and wild, unspoiled nature.

Puglia's Coastal Route

Magna Via Francigena, in Sicily


From Palermo to Agrigento
Areal view of Coreleone Sicily in Southern Italy

This ancient path links the historic ports of Agrigento and Palermo, following the 'Trazzere' (old gravel roads) that once connected every village in the hinterland. It's a journey where we, the explorers, need to blend in, knock on doors, inquire, and then take the time to truly understand the authentic spirit of this region.

Magna Via Francigena, from Palermo to Agrigento 

Walking the Amalfi Coast


Sorrento, Amalfi Coast and Capri
The blue Mediterranean of Amalfi Coast southern Italy

Amalfi Coast is Sorrento, buzzing with tourists and locals, a new variant of limoncello to be tasted in every bottega; it’s Amalfi, with its narrow streets always teeming with people, and the silence in the Valle delle Ferriere, right out of the city centre; it's the Island of Capri, with its untamed nature, lighthouses, forts and caves open on the glistening azure sea. 

Our trip on the Amalfi Coast

The "Green Coast" of Sardinia


The coast of flamingos
Sardinia Green Coast  Cala Goloritzé Crystal-clear sea

Experience the remote and wild beauty of Sulcis-Iglesiente in Sardinia, known as the Green Coast for its lush landscapes and industrial mining past. This region, rich in history with mineral extraction dating back 8,000 years, offers a unique blend of abandoned mines and natural splendor, intriguing first-time visitors; Conclude your journey on the island of Sant'Antioco, where stunning landscapes, ancient watchtowers, and a variety of activities, from fishing boat trips to horse riding. 

Coastal Walk of Sardinia

What's a Self-Guided trip?


Southern Italy, at your pace
Woman walking on stunning path over Amalfi southern Italy

All our trips in Southern Italy are self-guided, meaning you can enjoy them at your own pace, without a group or guide, but with our logistical support and detailed documentation to guide you at every step. We take care of your luggage to ensure you travel light, book your accommodations, and provide maps and a customized app.

Our blog article about self-guided trips

Highlights

Sicily: Explore the enchanting Aeolian Islands and walk the historic Magna Via Francigena in Sicily, amidst volcanic landscapes and cultural treasures.
Salento Coast: Discover the stunning Salento Coast, with its crystal-clear waters, golden beaches, and rich cultural heritage, a haven for lovers of the sea and history.

Sardinia: Venture into the Sulcis area of Sardinia, where untouched nature and wild coasts offer a unique trekking experience.
Amalfi Coast: Walk along the picturesque Amalfi Coast, with its scenic trails, historic villages, and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Southern Italy difficult to explore?

We have a great variety of hiking tours in Southern Italy, responding well to different needs and fitness levels. Some walking tours are more adventurous and require good stability and previous hiking experience, some others are perfect for beginners. We hughly suggest that you check the trip page specific to the tour you are interested in to know more about it. 

What is the best time to embark on a walking trip in Southern Italy?

Spring (April-June) and autumn (September-October) are ideal times for these regions, thanks to the pleasant weather and fewer crowds. November is generally still nice, with warm temperatures. Summer can be very hot and is generally very busy and is not suggested. 

What kind of landscapes can I expect while hiking in Southern Italy?

We have a very wide offer of walking tours, each offering a different side to Southern Italy, from the coasts to the mountains, to countryside paths in the olive groves to the volcanic islands of Sicily. We highly suggest that you carefully check the description for each tour to decide which tour better fits the scenery you would be more interested in seeing. 

How do I book a walking holiday in Southern Italy?

If you've got your eye on a Southern Italy hiking tour that ticks all your boxes, you have two options.

You can book your trip by: 

1. Sending us an email at info@sloways.eu or giving us a call on (+39) 0552340736. We'll ask for some basic information about your trip, such as the number of people traveling, your preferred departure date, and any special requests you may have.

2. Using our online calculator to receive a provisional price for your chosen tour. You'll find it on each trip page. If you're happy with the estimate, send a request to our office and we will respond to proceed with the reservation. The final price of your trip will be confirmed once we've checked hotel availability.

What kind of accommodations can I expect along the hiking trails of Southern Italy?

We provide accommodations in B&Bs, farmhouses, and 3-star hotels, all with private rooms and bathrooms. These accommodations blend comfort with authenticity, allowing you to fully immerse in the Italian walking trip experience

Are tour guides available when hiking in Southern Italy?

All our Southern Italy packages are self-guided holidays, which means there is no group or guide. Travelers go on their own adventures through the region using detailed documentation provided by our experts. We'll take care of the logistics of your trip, though, including booking your accommodation and transporting your luggage

Our trips

Book with SloWays

Say 'yes' to the call to adventure and embark on our self-guided hiking holiday in Southern Italy. 

We believe hiking tours are the best way to experience Europe and here are just a few reasons why you should book one with SloWays:

 

  • Satisfied customers: Our holidays come highly rated on  Feefo, where you can read about some of the fantastic getaways holidaymakers have experienced with us.
  • Sustainable travel: Sustainability is at the heart of every hiking tour we offer and we're always looking for low-impact ways of traveling – that's why we're Travelife Certified. 
  • SloWays expertise: With  over 20 years of experience designing fantastic walking trips under our belt, we know what walkers want and always deliver.
  • Sensational experiences: Comfy accommodations, detailed itineraries, and customizable holiday packages are crafted to show you everything the region has to offer. 

Your next walking adventure is waiting. Contact us today to get started on your booking.


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