Day 5 - the Sentiero degli Dei (Hilary Finlay and Patricia Boden)
Day 5 - the Sentiero degli Dei (Hilary Finlay and Patricia Boden) 
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£905.00 (2017)
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7 nights B&B, luggage transfers between hotels. Price shown for 7 night medium option in May ( holiday) in standard hotels. Contact us for low/high season and alternative/upgrade hotel prices.
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Amalfi Coast (Italy)
Along the siren coast
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A self-guided hike along the Amalfi Coast from Amalfi to Sorrento, taking in Ravello, Praiano, Positano and the Sentiero degli Dei (Footpath of the Gods). Our own version allows you to walk from Amalfi to Sorrento without using a single bus or taxi - the only company that offers this!


Grade: Medium to easy (multigraded).  Positano to Sant' Agata via Monte Commune day Hard.


ALONG THE SIREN COAST  - Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento

Wild mountains - old fishing towns clinging to a steep rocky coastline. Spectacular paths with views for miles. Bathing in little coves. This is a truly multigraded walk for the hardy strider and, courtesy of the peninsula bus-system, the recreational walker too. The route shows both faces of the peninsula – the craggy scenery of the eastern (Amalfi) end and the more accessible charms of the western tip. The 7-night (medium) version starts with 3 nights in Amalfi (including Ravello), then works along the coast via Positano and the western promontories, arriving in bustling Sorrento, overlooking the bay of Naples and Vesuvius. Stay extra nights in any of our hotels en route, and perhaps extend your stay with visits to Capri, Pompeii, Herculaneum and Naples - all possible from Sorrento. 


Why not consider a few nights (minimum stay of 2 nights and 3 in high season) on Capri at the end of walk? On Foot has devised some great walks to help you explore the island to the full. Walked by On Foot staff: Simon, Mary and Emma


Read Nick Boulos in the UK Guardian about his trip here.


8 night (medium) - 3 nights Amalfi, 1 Praiano, 1 Positano, 2 S. Agata, 1 Sorrento. 

Nerano option (8 nights) - spend a couple of nights in Nerano in place of Sant' Agata and explore all this wonderful peninsula can offer. It's quiet and still quite unknown.

7-night easier option avoiding most exposed part of Sentiero degli Dei and Monte Commune walk (bus replaces part) - 3 nights Amalfi, 1 Positano, 2 S. Agata, 1 Sorrento.


Shorter options

6 nights  - 2 nights Amalfi, 1 each in Praiano, Positano, Sant' Agata and Sorrento, miss one Amalf circular walk

5 nights - 1 night in each town, miss both Amalfi circular walks


ALSO AVAILABLE - upgrade packages (upgrade accommodation throughout).


See Irene Hepburn's photo gallery here.


See Gary and Linda's photo album from their Spring 2015 trip here!  

  • The cobbled alleys of Positano and Amalfi
  • Ravello and the gardens of the Villa Cimbrone
  • The Path of the Gods, high above the sea
  • Our new ridgetop walk from Positano to S. Agata
  • Walking the wild Valle delle Ferriere
  • Grilled sea-bass on the waterfront at Praiano
  • The San Costanzo peninsula and its secluded beaches
  • The legendary island of Capri

WE RECOMMEND: Approaching Amalfi by sea from Salerno (nb latest ferry 15:30), an extra day in beautiful Positano, one in S. Agata (or Nerano or Marina del Cantone) to do our peninsula walk and extra days in Sorrento to visit Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius - we can provide notes for you on these options. Spend a few nights on Capri - we have devised some walks that will really help you explore this fascinating island.


EATING AND DRINKING: Wine buffs could do worse than start their research here; we think you should be seeking out the best seafood in the restaurants of Amalfi, Positano (noted for its "Festa del pesce" on the last Saturday in September) and Sorrento. For a complete change though, the Agriturismo le Tore in S. Agata offers fresh home produced land-based produce throughout the year, and offers a nice contrast to your marine-focussed gorging previously...

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Amalfi Coast (Italy) route map
Route designed by
Julian Tippett
Julian first stumbled on the medieval footpaths of the costiera on holiday in 1991. Since then, many visits and much exploration have let him 'get under the skin' of the peninsula. He wrote Sunflower's "Landscapes of Sorrento, Amalfi and Capri". He works with our own team and keeps in touch with various local contacts to ensure that directions are fully up-to-date.