Combine history and incredible walking along the Sorrento Peninsula
Guided Walking Holidays - Exploring the Sorrento Peninsula
Since the beginning of history man has been beguiled by the beautiful scenery that surrounds the Bay of Naples and the fertile volcanic soil and abundant seas have provided sustenance of the highest quality.
We’ve been offering a chance to enjoy all the bay has to offer in terms of history, culture, walking, food and drink for very many years. We have introduced more variety to our walking programme by adding some departures which offer walks at two grades each day, keener walkers are able to stride further into the hills. We offer a chance to take in greater sections of the famed ‘Walk of the Gods’ as well as many other stunning walks. These climb through and along the mountain chain that surrounds the bay and divides it from the Amalfi coast to the south.
We combine walks on the Sorrento Peninsula and in the Lattari Mountains and enjoy visits to the myriad of local world class sites. Below Vesuvius are the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum which were engulfed by its eruption in AD79. Both sites vividly evoke the past. Sorrento, a famous holiday resort since Roman times, is easily accessible from where we stay in Vico Equense. The Amalfi coast with the famous towns of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello await exploration. South of Salerno is Paestum where there are three magnificent Greek temples and a splendid museum. We can spend a day in the animated and colourful city of Naples which is richly endowed with beautiful churches and palaces. In addition, there is usually time for a visit to the romantic island of Capri.
To add variety on two evenings each week we eat out in a local restaurant.
Whether you choose a week or a fortnight you are guaranteed an amazing holiday. The two week duration holiday programme will include all of the above; the order of itinerary will depend on the travel date. For ‘2x leaders/2x grades’ itineraries, please see our Holiday Information Sheets.