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Exploring the Sorrento Peninsula

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Combine leisurely walks on the Sorrento Peninsula and in the Lattari Mountains and enjoy visits to the myriad of local world class sites.
  • Product Code 17300,17305
  • Holiday Type Sightseeing And Walking Holidays, Holidays With Two Grades Of Walking
  • Grade Grade 4, Grade 5
  • Holiday Duration 7, 14 Nights

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. The fertile volcanic soil and abundant seas have provided sustenance of the highest quality.
Ramblers Walking Holidays have 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. Now we are introducing more variety in our walking programme. By adding some departures offering walks at two grades on each day, keener walkers are able to stride further into the hills. We now offer a chance to take in greater sections of the famed ‘Walk of the Gods’ as well as many other stunning walks that climb through and along the mountain chain that surrounds the bay and divides it from the Amalfi coast to the south. We combine rambles 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 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. There is normally time for a visit to the romantic island of Capri.
With so much to see, these holidays offer a busy fortnight or an even busier week. Alternate weeks follow a different itinerary, however to see everything you need at least two weeks. All transport costs for the programme are included in the holiday charge, entrance fees are not included.

 

Some departures in May and September 2018 and May and September 2019 will have two leaders and offer two grades of walking. Please see individual departure dates for details.


Holiday Highlights

  • Immersing in the classical world at Pompeii and Herculaneum.
  • Relaxing with the cognoscenti in Amalfi or Positano.
  • Gazing into the crater of Vesuvius.
  • Enjoying the view from Monte Faito.
  • Exploring the beauty of Capri.
  • Watching the sunset over the bay of Naples.
  • Taking a drink at the cliff -top terrace of the Foreigner's Club.
  • The ever present Vesuvius.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights Gatwick to Naples (British Airways or Easyjet)
      Airport transfers.
      Half board en suite accommodation.
      All local transport cost
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: 1st Week Grade 4/SS & Grade 5/SS, 2nd Week Grade 4/SS

  1. Day 1

    We arrive at Naples Airport and transfer to our hotel in Vico Equense. We will have a welcome drink on arrival followed by dinner in the hotel.

  2. Day 2

    A day of walking taking in villages and spectacular views. Grade 4 walkers. We start walking through the streets of Vico Equense and continue around the local hills and villages above the hotel. The walk offers excellent viewpoints and refreshment opportunities. Grade 5 walkers. Sant'Agata to Sant'Agnello on CAI 00. This walk offers another section of the Italian Alpine Club's coastal trail and affords spectacular views over the Bay of Salerno.

  3. Day 3

    A day of walking taking in villages and spectacular views. Grade 4 walkers. Santa Maria Del Castello to the ‘Caserma Forestale’. This walk offers excellent views down to the ‘Amalfi Drive’ and Positano and gives a taste of the famous ‘Path of the Gods. Grade 5 walkers. Santa Maria del Castello to Sant'Agnello via Monte Comune and Monte Vico Alvano. This walk offers some of the wildest scenery on the tour with views down to the Amalfi Coast. This walk is particularly rewarding in season when the wild flowers proliferate.

  4. Day 4

    A visit to the ruins of Pompeii and a quick visit to Villa Oplontis. Pompeii ruins are perhaps the best known archaeological site in the world, Villa Oplontis much less so but it is equally rewarding. It offers a very different insight into the Roman world.

  5. Day 5

    A free day when you might choose a visit to Capri or Naples City. Both are easy journeys. There are myriad other options available for anybody who prefers. Please discuss options with your tour leader.

  6. Day 6

    An excursion to Amalfi and Ravello. We have plenty of time to see these well renowned towns and have a swim on the beach.

  7. Day 7

    Another day of walking taking in villages and spectacular views. Grade 4 walkers. Monte Faito to Santuario di San Michele. A straightforward high ridge walk among beech woods with far reaching views across the Bay of Naples to Vesuvius. Grade 5 walkers. Termini to Punta della Campanella with a return via Monte San Costanzo and descent to Marina del Cantone via the Torre Saracena. This is a very satisfying walk to the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula finishing at a beach for a swim with spectacular scenery on the way.

  8. Day 8

    Today one leader will be returning to the UK with clients and the other leader will travel to the airport to met incoming clients. Because of this no led walk will be offered but our leaders will be able to offer myriad suggestions of things to do.

  9. Day 9

    An introduction to Sorrento with a walk out to enjoy the views and a local beach.

  10. Day 10

    A day of walking taking in villages and spectacular views of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast.

  11. Day 11

    A visit to Herculaneum and the slopes of Vesuvius for a walk to the crater rim.

  12. Day 12

    A free day when you might choose a visit to Capri or Naples City. Both are easy journeys.

  13. Day 13

    Another day of walking taking in villages and spectacular views of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast.

  14. Day 14

    A trip to Salerno to visit the medieval quarter and the cathedral, then on to Paestum to see the outstanding Greek temple ruins.

  15. Day 15

    After breakfast we return to Naples Airport for our flight back to the UK.

Travel Details

  • Arrival transfer by road (c1hr).
  • Flights: Gatwick-Naples, British Airways.
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport.

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The Hotel Mary

We stay in the Hotel Mary, a delightful family run three-star hotel which has a very warm welcome and is beautifully situated with views out over the Gulf of Naples. At the end of a hard day in the hills or amongst the historic sites you can now unwind by the hotel pool and enjoy the fantastic views out across the sea or relax on the sun terrace. It also caters very well for vegetarian and coeliac diets. The hotel has Wi-Fi at a small charge. All rooms have balconies. In common with many Italian hotels there are no tea and coffee making facilities in bedrooms. The hotel is conveniently located with easy access to local transport links, making it an unbeatable base for our explorations in this beautiful region and its historic sights. A small sandy beach is located down from the hotel about 15 mins walk away. The electricity supply is 220V AC.


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