Today we experience the sublime Amalfi coast as we wind around glorious pine-clad cliffs that tumble into the Mediterranean. Just inland is the stunning village of Ravello, where after some free time to explore, we begin our walk.
Duration: 2 hours (3 miles)
Altitude gain: 422 feet
Terrain: stone steps, pavement and gravel tracks
Duration: 4 hours (4.7 miles)
Altitude gain: 819 feet
Terrain: stone steps, tracks, country roads and gravel tracks
Leaving Ravello, we are rewarded with panoramic views of the coast. The easy walk descends a stone stairway through narrow terraces that seem to cling to the hillside, while the moderate route journeys through wooded hills before descending through the terraces.
We follow the delightful Il Sentiero dei Limoni – the Path of Lemons – an enticing walk through the authentic heart of the Amalfi coast, where we get a glimpse of the relaxed pace of life enjoyed by locals. Of course, the path also takes us past the fragrant lemon orchards where the famed Amalfi lemons are grown.
Both walks end in Maiori, a fishing town that was once the principal port of the Republic of Amalfi. There’s free time after to discover the town, so why not wander along the seafront and taste their fresh pasta for which they are famous?