rocky coast of Capri overlooking the sea Amalfi Coast
 rocky coast of Capri overlooking the sea Amalfi Coast

Capri Island to Amalfi Coast

49 km
8 days | 7 nights
Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
price from
€ 773
CO2 footprint
117 Kg/person
  1. Italy
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  3. Self-Guided
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  5. Tourcode ITSW250

The air is fresh and sea-scented, a light breeze getting under your clothes, diluting the heat; it gets more fragrant at each step - lemons, wildflowers growing on both sides of the path, the brackish breeze blowing from the sea. The day is so clear that - as you admire the view extending in front of your eyes - you can distinctly see each island and detail - including the Island of Capri, the untamed nature of which you have explored just yesterday, as you walked through lighthouses, forts and caves open on the glistening azure sea. 

Amalfi Coast is all of this and much more: it’s the main road of 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 freshly caught fish you enjoy at each meal, the emotion of walking on one of the most popular and scenic hikes in the whole world, a dip in the crystal clear sea. 

You can choose to stay a few days or make the holiday as long as you want: you’ll surely want to come back, even just for seeing the sunset on the Faraglioni.  


  • The enchanting Amalfi Coast with its amazing villages of Amalfi and Positano;
  • The magnificent Gulf of Naples and the volcanic Mt. Vesuvius towering the horizon;
  • The Capri Island with breath-taking views of the emerald blue Mediterranean Sea;
  • Fabulous coves for swimming;
  • Mouthwatering local food and the famous Limoncello liquor produced in Amalfi.


Day 1

Arrive in Sorrento

Arrive in Sorrento

Arrive in Sorrento with public transports.  As soon as you get settled in your accommodation, step outside and breathe in the incredibly fresh, crisp air of the Mediterranean Sea. In the afternoon you can visit the historic centre, and in the evening, let all your senses be delighted as you prepare for your phenomenal walking adventure ahead.

Day 2

Capri Day with selection of walk

Capri Day with selection of walk

Take the ferry from the port of Sorrento to Capri Island, the pearl of the Bay of Naples. Here you have a choice of two walks, a short easy walk to visit Emperor Tiber’s villa or a longer coastal walk from the hill town of Anacapri down to the west coast, with the option of an additional easy panoramic coastal walk to the Blue Grotto. On the island you can use the public bus or cable car to travel around. In the late afternoon return to Sorrento by ferry. 

Walk A: Roman Villa Jovis (Tiberio), 5,3 km
This is an easy walk that goes from the town of Capri to the Roman Villa Jovis from where Emperor Tiberio is said to have thrown his rivals and unwanted guests off the cliff. Walk along paved and cobbled lanes lined with luxurious gardens, and take in great views of the western side of the island and the Gulf of Naples.

Distance: 5,3 km

Elevation gain: +239/-238 m

Walk B: From Anacapri to Punta Carena and extension to Blue Grotto, 6,5 km
A really spectacular walk with really great views of the Faraglioni, Capri, the Gulf of Naples and the imposing cliffs between Monte Solaro and Punta Carena.  From Punta Carena you return by bus to Anacapri where you change bus to reach Capri or Marina Grande OR you can continue walking to the Blue Grotto.

Distance: 6,5 km

Elevation gain: +278/-559 m

Walk C: Extension to Blue Grotto from Punta Carena, 6 km
This is one of the most picturesque trails on the island. The path gently contours the coast offering spectacular sea views from the cliffs and 19th century military forts. From the end of the walk take the local bus to Piazza della Pace, Anacapri.

Distance: 6 km

Elevation gain: +276/-283 m

Day 3

Punta campanella loop walk, 11 km

Punta campanella loop walk, 11 km

The day's walk takes you to the lovely Promontory of Punta Campanella offering spanning views on the Bay of Jeranto, the Island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast, the walk is not too long giving you time to relax at the hotel and time for a dip in the Mediterranean blue sea. 

Distance: 11 km

Elevation gain: +593/-984 m

Day 4

Baia di Jeranto loop walk, 8 km

Baia di Jeranto loop walk, 8 km

The day's walk takes you to the lovely Bay of Jeranto offering great views on the Island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast and ample time to go for a dip in the Mediterranean blue sea.

Distance: 8 km

Elevation gain: +460/-296 m

Day 5

From Sant’Agata to Colli San Pietro, 7 km

From Sant’Agata to Colli San Pietro, 7 km

A private transfer will lead you to Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi from where you walk to Colli San Pietro, located slightly inland and high above the coastline.  Today’s picturesque walk is along old country lanes and footpaths through terraced fields, olive and lemon groves that open out onto the Mediterranean. Here you can clearly smell the wild flowers and Mediterranean scrub.  In the afternoon take a local bus to Amalfi where you will be staying for 3 nights. 

Distance: 7 km

Elevation gain: +302/-397 m

Day 6

From Bomerano to Positano on the Path of Gods, 9 km

From Bomerano to Positano on the Path of Gods, 9 km

This is the most famous of all the walks on the Amalfi coast along the Sentiero degli Dei, the Path of the Gods. Immense coastal panoramas and a high cliff coastline will accompany you from Bomerano, (that you reach with the local bus from Amalfi), all the colourful village of Positano perched on the side of the mountain. From Positano take a local bus back to Amalfi.  

Distance: 9 km

Elevation gain: +729/-1288 m

Day 7

Valle delle Ferriere or Pogerola loop, 10 or 11 km

Valle delle Ferriere or Pogerola loop, 10 or 11 km

Today you can choose from 2 walks though the Valle delle Ferriere or mills.  

Walk A: Valle delle Ferriere walk (Pontone-Pogerola-Amalfi) (10 km)

A shorter but more demanding walk via Madonna dei Fuondi Sanctuary which follows inland paths through the Valle delle Ferriere park, passing by ancient mills and rivers with hidden views of the villages below.

Walk B: Pontone-Pogerola-Amalfi above the Valle delle Ferriere (11 km)
The longer loop will satisfy the demanding walker with its spectacular views of the bay of Salerno and the high cliffs of the Amalfi coast 

Distance: 10 km or 11 km

Elevation gain: +550/-650 m or +452/-452 m

Day 8

Arrivederci Amalfi!

Arrivederci Amalfi!

The trip and our services end after breakfast. You can depart Amalfi by local bus to reach Naples airport. 


Is this for me?

A great trip to discover the beauty of Amalfi Coast and walk among some of the world's most iconic views: this trip includes Sentiero degli Dei, widely considered among the most beautiful hikes in the world. Some of the days offer hikes of different lenght and difficulty to choose among. The Sentiero degli Dei is not recommended to vertigo sufferers. 


What is included

  • 7 Nights in double room in **/*** hotels , B&B and agriturismi with breakfast
  • luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • transfers as described in the day by day program
  • maps and detailed description of the itinerary in digital form, app
  • Medical and luggage travel insurance
  • 24h phone assistance

What is not included 

  • Transfers to the starting location and from the arriving location of the tour
  • lunches and dinners, if not otherwise stated
  • visits and entrance fees - tips
  • personal expense
  • possible sojourn taxes
  • everything that is not mentioned in the "What is included" section.

Optional Services

These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:

  • Single room supplement
  • cancellation insurance
  • Transfers to reach the starting location or to leave the arriving location of the tour, which will be quoted on request.
  • travel documentation in printed form (maps and detailed description of the itinerary), shipped to the first hotel


We work with 3* hotels, B&Bs and farmhouses that reflect our way of experiencing travel: they are comfortable and characterful structures, which we choose one by one, managed by passionate and welcoming people.

Unless otherwise specified in the travel listing, all provide private en-suite rooms with breakfast included.

Below you see some examples of the facilities used for this trip, but keep in mind that they may vary based on availability in the period. We could therefore book for you structures different from those you see listed here, but of the same category and carefully chosen according to SloWays criteria.

Hotel del Corso
Hotel del Corso

Situated in an eighteenth century palace near the central square of the city, this comfortable 3* hotel is a 7-minute walk from Sorrento Train Station and an 8-minute walk from the Correale Museum. The comfortable rooms, some with balconies, are equipped with flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and sun loungers.

A continental buffet breakfast, included, is served in the garden terrace. The property also includes bar and sun terrace with sea views.


Hotel La Certosa - Massa Lubrense

A family-run hotel, La Certosa is located 1 minute from the beach in a small 15th century monastery. The rooms are elegant and carefully furnished, clean and offer comforts such as free Wifi, air conditioning/heating, telephone, TV, private bathroom. The "Pappone" restaurant is very good and offers fresh fish specialities.

Hotel Fontana - Amalfi

Hotel Fontana is located in the center of Amalfi, in an elegant nineteenth-century palace. The rooms are simple, but clean with air conditioning, private bathroom, free Wifi, TV. Some of the rooms are not very quiet because they are exposed to the main street and square. Friendly staff.

When to travel

Sheltered by the Lattari Mountains arcing east to west across the peninsula and inland from the Amalfi Coast, and exposed to cool breezes from two bays, the Amalfi Coast enjoys a climate that is among the mildest in Italy; the temperature rarely falls below 10°C (50°F) in winter, or climbs above 31°C (90°F) in summer. Easter time can be rainy and wet -locals call it “Passione di Pasqua” ("tears of passion"), and it's safe to assume it will rain on Good Friday and increasingly in other periods. Summer is filled with festivities and offers the best weather for sunning and swimming though it is very hot for walking. It also brings dense crowds and higher prices. In May/June and September/October the weather is good for walking which means the area is packed with travellers. Winter is least crowded but is sometimes overcast, and many hotels close from November to March.

What to bring

Clothing and other items
You will need your regular walking/cycling gear, including some sort of reflective garment. For the evenings, smart outdoor style trousers (or shorts) are invaluable, as are quick-dry t-shirts. These can be washed easily and will dry overnight and still look good for sightseeing or having a drink in town.

Take as little as possible to avoid potentially lugging a heavy suitcase up three flights of stairs at the end of the day. Please be aware that laundromats (“Laverie”) are not common in rural areas, so plan to do handwashing of small items.

Lightweight walking shoes/ trainers
For wearing around towns & villages. They can also be a back-up pair.

Socks & underwear
Take only good quality socks with quick-dry and insulating qualities. Road test them before you go on the trip. Take a suitable quantity of underwear as washing facilities are limited.

Warm jacket, hat, gloves
Bring a fleece, Polartec or warm layers for the evenings especially in spring or autumn; be sure it is totally suitable for your needs.
A fleece jacket which blocks the wind (Wind-stopper) is the most preferable. In the summer months a lightweight jacket is suitable for evenings.
If you are cycling/walking in mountainous or coastal areas, even in the height of summer, the weather can change very quickly and unexpectedly and you should be prepared for fog, mist, rain, snow or hail at any time. Always take an extra layer with you, as well as a warm hat and gloves.

Waterproof jacket & trousers
If you are caught in heavy rain, with good waterproof clothing you should remain dry. Remember that most garments will lose their properties over time. Few will remain waterproof for more than five years and many deteriorate in three years or less. We recommend a rain jacket with a good hood and collar and waterproof or thermal walking/cycling trousers or tights.

Dress code
In general, you should wear suitable clothing when entering a church (in many places, it is considered unacceptable to go inside wearing shorts or a tank-top). We suggest that women carry a shawl to cover up bear shoulders or low-cut tops. It also comes in handy when your shoulders get sunburned!

It is considered inappropriate for men to go without a shirt / T-shirt (other than at the beach).

Trekking poles (adjustable)
Highly recommended. A pair works best, depending on what you are comfortable with. If you suffer from back or knee pain this should be considered essential. Remember to practise walking with your pole(s) on different types of terrain in the months preceding your trip.

Walking boots
The importance of good footwear cannot be stressed enough. Your boots should be sturdy and of good enough quality to handle all types of terrain. Lightweight boots, (cordura/leather boots) which have Gore-Tex or sympatex water-proofing are most suitable for this trip. They should provide good ankle protection and be well broken in. Waxing leather boots regularly prolongs their life.

Walking tops & trousers
We recommend walking trousers and shorts and quick-dry wicking t-shirts. These can be washed easily and will dry overnight and still look good for sightseeing or having a drink in town. Wicking T-shirts are fast drying, keep moisture away from your skin and are available at outdoor stores. You should also bring one pair of loose-fitting trousers to wear in cities and for evenings out, etc. Shorts or zip-off trousers are useful in warmer weather.

Practical info

How to arrive

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.

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:

Mobile App

Use the SloWays APP for iOS and Android smart phones in combination with the written documentation provided.

The App has the detailed tracks and maps that you can use offline and without roaming. Thanks to the phone’s internal GPS, you can check your exact position on the map, so you always know exactly where you are. It also helps you self-navigate you way while travelling. More information on how to use the App inside the roadbook documents.

The navigation features include:

  • 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

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