Hiking in Amalfi Coast

Aug 22nd, 2006, 01:36 PM
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Hiking in Amalfi Coast

HI all,

I'm off to the Amalfi Coast next month, and keep hearing about all the great walks/hikes on Capri/Ischia and around the town of Amalfi to Altrani (spelling?) Do I need hiking boots or sneakers or would i be okay in Tevas.

Anybody have a favorite hike?

Thanks all.

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Aug 22nd, 2006, 01:43 PM
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Amalfi and Atrani are right next to each other and most people simply walk between the two towns using the Amalfi Coast drive (plus a staircase that goes over a tunnel) -- which at that point is very close to sea level. You definitely don't need anything other than comfortable shoes.

If you do web searches for "amalfi walks hikes" you should come up with several routes if you want something more ambitious that gives you great views from up high.
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Aug 23rd, 2006, 04:14 AM
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Hi T,

Look up "The Path of the Gods".

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Aug 23rd, 2006, 04:21 AM
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Get a copy of the Sunflower Guide - Landscapes of Sorrento, Amalfi and Capri by Julian Tippett. Lots of good ideas there.
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Aug 23rd, 2006, 06:09 AM
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I am curious about answers to the 2nd part of your post theresamary...

Do I need hiking boots or sneakers or would i be okay in Tevas.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks! Carol
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Aug 23rd, 2006, 08:58 AM
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I also am planning a trip to go hiking on the Amalfi Coast (fall 2007) and just bought the Sunflower Guide to Sorrento, Amalfi and Capri. I also found another book, Lonely Planet Guide to Walking in Italy which had a couple of hikes listed for the Amalfi Coast. Both books will advise you about the difficulty of the hikes and have recommendations about appropriate footwear and other planning considerations. I found both books online at Amazon.com

Are you renting a car or relying on the buses and ferry connections? For many of the hikes, the Sunflower book will tell you which buses to take so you can hike one direction and then take a bus back to the start. My only problem is trying to determine if making bus connections will take too much time. Please post a trip report after you return.
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Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:53 AM
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thanks all. I'll defintely pick up a copy of one of those books.

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Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:58 AM
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I loved the hike up to Ravello from Amalfi - it's a paved path thru lush orchards, fig trees, semi-tropical vegestation up a valley - gently rising enough and some stairs to Ravello with its eagle-eye view for miles around over the coast.
Returning i took a different way - on paths thru the vineyards that carpet the coast - zigzagging paths thru the vineyards back down to the sea and the main road near Amalfi.
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Aug 25th, 2006, 03:39 AM
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Walk 8 from Ravello to Minuta via Campidoglio is good followed by walk 6 into Pontone and then walk 16 (Roundtrip) to the Tore dello Ziro for some breathtaking views from all 3 viewpoints (visit them all).You can get back down directly into Amalfi from Pontone by carrying on on walk 6.These are Sunflower Walk Numbers.
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Aug 25th, 2006, 08:09 AM
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The easiest way to get from Amalfi to Atrani is to simply walk along the road and throgh the road tunnel and down the steps into Atrani.You can also walk through the Zarracria Ristorante on youtr right hand side of the road tunnel and then walk down the steps onto to the quiet road to Atrani.There is another way via a footpath which goes behind the Hotel Luna and is walk number 2 in the Sunflower book
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Nov 17th, 2006, 10:06 PM
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Im walking the path of the gods Amalfi coast in September 2007 with a small walking tour any tips what to take and wear Im a little afraid of heights is it straight down in places is the path wide enough for two or three or only one
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Nov 18th, 2006, 04:10 AM
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Hi B,

>Im a little afraid of heights<

You can get an idea of the walk at http://tinyurl.com/ybk62x

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Sep 1st, 2007, 07:36 AM
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The Path of the Gods is a very easy walk if tackled from Bomerano.Ensure you take a picnic and drink with you to enjoy the walk to the max.There are no drinking fountains etc.. on route
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You might also find Giovanni Visetti's website has helpful info on hiking and trails. He gives descriptions of trails, sights and includes elevations.

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Some of the paths are maintained better than others, and there is a marked difference in difficulty in the paths. I haven't hiked any of them in a few years, so I wouldn't be able to compare them today.

I have "walked" some of the easier paths in Teva-like sandals, but I was more comfortable "hiking" in sneakers on other paths mostly because of the small stones, uneven terrain, etc.
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Sep 2nd, 2007, 02:41 AM
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The path of the is well walked and fairly well maintained and light hiking boots or training shoes should sufice
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saving this for information on walking around Amalfi..

..and the walk to Pontone from Amalfi..
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The are lots of steps on many of the walks, and they can get slippery. Tevas are good in such conditions, but I wore boots some of the time, to support my ankles.
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