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Walking and hiking on the Amalfi Coast

If you are keen walkers and hikers, the Amalfi Coast has numerous wonderful walks and trails to enjoy, each making the most of the stunning scenery that makes this area of Italy so special.

Probably the best time of year to visit if you are planning on some long walks during your trip would be in late Spring and early Autumn, when the weather tends not to be too hot but there is also the wonderful abundance of colour provided by the flowering plants.

The Sentiero degli Dei (Trail of the Gods) is probably the most famous of the walks in this area. It’s arguably best tackled westwards if you want to make the most of the amazing views. It consists of two trails (a lower trail as well as a higher ridge trail).

It’s also worth exploring the Valley of the Mills, where trails follow the Canneto River. Information on walks here can be obtained from the Centro Visite Valle delle Ferriere.

Another option is to enjoy a trek in the surroundings of the volcanic landscape of the Vesuvius National Park. Established in 1995, the park’s flora and fauna are rich and varied, whilst the agriculture it produces is considered unique in terms of the variety and special taste of it’s products. Given the volcano is probably the most famous in the world, it’s worth heading to the summit of Vesuvius before taking one of the designated trails around the park. There are 9 colour coded trails in total, each varying in difficulty. The volcano last erupted in March 1944 and since then has been dormant so visitors need not worry about any unexpected explosions! Visitors are charged to visit the crater however children under 10 are admitted free of charge when accompanied by their parents.

If you would like to hire the services of an experienced guide during your trip, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. or for more information about specific trails and hiking routes, it is worth contacting the offical tourist board of the Campania region.