Walking Amalfi Coast
Guidebook describing 32 day walks on Italy's beautiful Amalfi Coast. The areas covered include Amalfi Sorrento Positano and Monti Lattari and the idyllic islands of Capri and Ischia. The region is criss-crossed by ancient mule tracks and pilgrim routes offering a variety of walks from family strolls to strenuous treks.
Walking on the Amalfi Coast describes 32 day-walks ranging from 3km to 11km in length. The walks explore the Sorrento Peninsula Amalfi Coast and Monti Lattari as well as the islands of Capri and Ischia in the Gulf of Naples. The whole area is crisscrossed by ancient mule tracks pilgrim routes and goat tracks offering a variety of walking from family strolls to strenuous treks across terrain from paved paths to verdant hillside paths and rough volcanic scree.
Split into the five sections of Ischia Capri Sorrento Positano and Amalfi each walk is accompanied by relevant public transport information as well as a sketch map. The book also provides local and practical information accommodation options and an Italian–English glossary.
The steep southern edge of the Sorrento peninsula famous for its medieval villages perched atop plunging cliffs with their near-vertical vineyards and lemon orchards is recognised as a World Heritage Site. This coastline the rugged landscape behind crowned by the Monti Lattari and the idyllic islands of Capri and Ischia together make a perfect holiday destination for walkers.
all year round though midsummer can get a bit hot. The spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October) months are probably the best. Winter can be wonderful - and quiet
Naples is the main city and airport but key walking bases are Sorrento Positano Amalfi and the gorgeous islands of Capri and Ischia
all walkers catered for from strollers to active trekkers; simple short routes on old mule tracks but flat land is in short supply here and stepped pathways are the norm; walks are graded 1-3
- Must See
the UNESCO World Heritage Amalfi Coast with Ravello Positano and Amalfi as well as Sorrento on the Gulf of Naples the gorgeous island of Capri and neighbouring Ischia. Walks are both easy and challenging Sentiero degli Dei the Monti Lattari Roman villas hidden coves lemon orchards coastal ferry trips divine Neapolitan cakes medieval alleyways
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