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Amalfi Coast

Walking the Amalfi Coast Trip Notes

  • Ways to Travel: Guided Group, Private Group Adventures
  • Destination: Italy
  • Programmes: Walking & Trekking
  • Activity Level:

    3 out of 7 - Moderate

  • 8 Days: Flight Inclusive
  • 8 Days: Land Only
  • Ages: 16+
  • Trip Code: TDA9
  • Carbon Footprint: 138.6kg CO2e

Trip Overview

Discover the highlights of Italy’s Amalfi Coast on foot

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most dramatic coastlines in Europe. Mountains jut steeply out of the Mediterranean and picturesque towns nestle in the coves below. Walking the ancient hillsides, which are studded with lemon groves and framed by deep gorges, we descend from the Agerola Plain to the quaint towns of Positano, Ravello and Amalfi itself. No visit to the Bay of Naples would be complete without a trip to see the remains of Pompeii under the imposing volcanic cone of Mount Vesuvius. The highlight of this Amalfi Coast guided walking is arguably the best coastal walk in the world: the Path of the Gods. Away from the trails we take part in a traditional pastime and sample incredible food and wine just like the Italians do.

Why travel with us?

It’s not just idyllic views over cliff-hugging towns and the Tyrrhenian Sea that make the Amalfi Coast our most popular destination for walking. It’s the fact we’re a pioneer of group walking holidays here, with more than 20 years’ experience operating this trip. We’ve got a local’s knowledge of the coastline while staying at the family-run Hotel Due Torri in peaceful Bomerano provides the perfect balance to the often-bustling Amalfi Coast.

Walking in Summer?

Should you wish to travel in July or August and still enjoy the highlights of the Amalfi Coast, we also offer a special itinerary on selected summer weeks. Tailored for an active holiday during the warmest months, this programme features shortened and easier walks, including a scenic cable-car accessible Monte Faito Walk. Relax on the less crowded beaches of Atrani and Conca dei Marini, enjoy free time in Sorrento, and experience the charm of Positano with a boat visit. To secure your spot on selected summer weeks, check out the details for Walking The Amalfi Coast – Summer Edition for dates, day-to-day schedule and prices.

Did you know you can travel by train to this trip? Find out more here

 

Walking the Amalfi Coast

Join us to celebrate Exodus’ 50th anniversary! The departure starting in Bomerano on 16 March 2024 features extra inclusions to mark the occasion: a lunch at the Shepherd’s Hut along the Path of the Gods, a local birthday celebration and a special edition Exodus kitbag.

At a Glance

  • Seven nights at a three-star hotel with small heated outdoor swimming pool and en suite facilities
  • Four days guided walking; one sightseeing day with an additional optional walk and one free day
  • Group normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age: 16
  • Altitude maximum 3,638ft (1,109m), average 1,970ft (600m)
  • All transport by private minibus and boat
  • Moderate walks, leisurely pace; good fitness levels recommended
  • Order of the itinerary may be changed to ensure the best possible conditions for each activity
  • Option to travel by train to your adventure
  • Option to book an extension package

Highlights

  • Walk the heady Path of the Gods to Positano
  • Stroll through the cobbled streets of Amalfi
  • Discover the 2,000-year-old history of Pompeii

Is This Trip for You?

The Amalfi Coast is home to some of the best-loved walks in Europe: the varied scenery and temperate climate make this a heaven for hikers and ramblers.

This trip involves four days of walking with low altitude throughout and has an average rating of Activity Level 3 (Moderate). See below for more information on what the trip involves.

  • Duration of walks: Usually between four and six hours including lunch stops. While our expert leaders will ensure the walking pace allows time to rest and enjoy the views, being in good health and fitness is essential to fully enjoy the walking experiences.
  • Terrain and path type: These will vary from paved tracks to forest trails. Some sections involve long staircases, steps, some steep climbs and descents on slightly loose terrain. There will also be some narrow pathways alongside sheer drops, so you’ll need to be comfortable with heights. Optional walks on Mount Vesuvius are on rocky cinder/gravel trails and likely to be loose underfoot, with steep sections and some large drops. On most days there are considerable sections of steps (more than 1,500), so the walks are best suited to those not suffering from knee and joint problems.
  • Climate: The Amalfi Coast and its surroundings normally benefit from a relatively mild and sunny climate, but heatwaves and heavy rains are also possible. This, along with consecutive walking days, may increase the difficulty of the trip, bringing it closer to a Level 3 (Moderate).

Considering all of this, we recommend that you arrive physically prepared to tackle slightly more challenging routes by exercising regularly before the trip. You should also bring suitable equipment with you, including sturdy hiking boots and walking poles, and stay hydrated at all times.

If you would like to know more about the difficulty of the walks, speak to your sales representative to discuss the trip in further detail. For more on our trip gradings, visit our Activity Level Guidelines page.

Please note, there is high demand for our Amalfi tours, so it’s likely there will be more than one Exodus group at Due Torri. The hotel is also occasionally open to non-Exodus guests. Nevertheless, our experienced team of leaders is used to this and will tailor itineraries to ensure you enjoy each activity with your own small group. Any additional groups are either on a different tour or follow an alternative itinerary.

Also know that during the high season, usually May to September, popular towns along the Amalfi Coast, such as Positano, Amalfi itself and the island of Capri, can be busy.

Adult min age: 16

Min group size: 4

Max group size: 16

Itinerary

Map TDA

Land Only

  • Start City: Bomerano (Agerola)
  • End City: Bomerano (Agerola)

Flight Inclusive

  • Start City: London
  • End City: London

Land Only Itinerary

Day 1
Start in the village of Bomerano, Agerola

Enjoy a warm welcome from our local hosts, the Acampora family, who run our base for the week: Hotel Due Torri. If you have time, you may want to get out and explore the village, Bomerano, a quaint retreat high up in the hills and away from the often-busy Amalfi Coast below. Once everyone’s ready, we enjoy a welcome briefing at the hotel – a great chance to get to know the group a little, meet our leader and ask any questions you may have.

Please note: It is possible the order of the itinerary will be changed to ensure the best possible conditions for each activity during the trip. All listed activities and services will be included. Your leader will inform you of any changes locally after assessing conditions.

If you wish to tailor your journey by adding extra nights, speak with your sales representative for detailed information on available pre-tour, post-tour and extension packages.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2
An impressive walk to the top of Monte Tre Calli for wide-open views of the coastline

From the hotel, it’s a short stroll to the village square (or in the case of Bomerano, a triangle) and the start of today’s walk. The circular route provides a good chance to stretch our legs; following a mixture of paths and tracks, we summit Monte Tre Calli to be rewarded with spectacular wide-open views of the jagged coastline and seemingly endless blue sea. The Agerola Plain and village of Bomerano are laid out below us and, on a clear day, we can see as far as Capri, an idyllic island hideout for many celebrated artists and writers over the past 200 years. After admiring the majestic scenery, descend to Bomerano and enjoy a rest before a hearty dinner.

Distance covered: 7mi (11km)

Ascent: 1,598ft (487m); Descent: 1,598ft (487m); Activity hours: 5

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3
Follow mule tracks and steps down to Amalfi; free afternoon to explore the cathedral or the Paper Mill Museum

We walk towards Amalfi, a town popular with the British since Edwardian times when the upper classes favoured it as a pleasant place to spend their winters. The route has a downhill bias, following the path from Bomerano at 2,297ft (700m) to the shores of the Mediterranean, accompanied by wonderful coastal views. There are sections of steps today (approximately 2,000 in total), but there are also plenty of opportunities to rest and go at your own pace. On arrival, we see the large duomo (cathedral) dominating the town with a brightly coloured, tiled cupola (dome), which, along with the baroque facade and interior, is a typical example of regional architecture. Take time to explore the town, swim in the small bay or enjoy a gelato before a transfer back to Bomerano.

Distance covered: 6mi (10km)

Ascent: 541ft (165m); Descent: 2,625ft (800m); Activity hours: 5

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
Drive to Mount Vesuvius, take an optional walk up its vast crater, admire the Bay of Naples and visit the fascinating ruins of Pompeii

Transfer to the slopes of Vesuvius to view the volcanic crater, which also overlooks the beautiful Bay of Naples, the waters of which span between Naples, the regional capital, and Sorrento, the town famed for lemon groves. Depending on weather conditions, it may be possible to join an expert volcanologist on an extended walk around the caldera and beyond (optional).

After lunch, we travel by bus to Pompeii. On the lower foothills of the volcano dominating the Gulf, Pompeii was a thriving port town until Vesuvius catastrophically erupted over two days in 79 CE and the city was buried in ash and pumice. Lost for 1,700 years, it is now a Unesco World Heritage site,  the perfectly preserved remains providing an amazing insight into life in a Roman city, complete with bathhouses, bakeries and homes – some of which still have walls adorned with detailed frescoes. You may explore the site this afternoon, perhaps opting for a detailed tour accompanied by a local guide.

Distance covered: 2mi (4km)

Ascent: 820ft (250m); Descent: 928ft (283m); Activity hours: 3

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
Walk from Ravello to Amalfi through the forests of the Valle delle Ferriere natural reserve

Today’s walk starts in Ravello, a town much favoured by the Bloomsbury set and other artists and intellectuals due to its secluded location and inspirational scenery. Before setting off for the walk, we have free time to explore the town and visit Villa Cimbrone or Villa Rufolo with their meticulously landscaped gardens and breathtaking sea views (optional). The route today is mostly downhill but it does include a considerable number of steps. After descending and taking a quick stop in the village of Pontone, we continue through wooden bridges and shady paths carpeted with wildflowers in season, to the beautiful moss-clad waterfalls within the closed gates of Valle delle Ferriere nature reserve. Finally, following the stream gently downwards through lemon groves, past the shells of former paper factories (a major local industry from the 12th to 19th centuries) and medieval ironworks, we reach Amalfi.

Distance covered: 5mi (8km)

Ascent: 367ft (112m); Descent: 1,476ft (450m); Activity hours: 5

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
Free day to relax or take a boat to Capri, visit Naples or Herculaneum (all optional)

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax at the hotel or go to the seafront. The hotel also offers a range of private transfers to some of the most popular attractions in the region. Options include visiting Herculaneum, which was also destroyed during the Vesuvius eruption. The city was buried in mud rather than ash; some say this led to the site being even better preserved than the bigger Pompeii. You might instead choose to take a ferry to the chic island of Capri and the funicular through lemon groves up to Capri town. Furthermore, Sorrento or the National Archaeological Museum of Naples are also possible.

Please note, all these optional excursions are subject to availability and payable locally (activity prices are dependent on the number of people joining). The tour leader will assist you with bookings and arrangements. Alternatively, spend the day by the pool or in true Italian style in a cafe, sipping espresso and watching the world pass.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7
Path of the Gods with superb panoramic views to Positano; return by boat to Amalfi; try locally made mozzarella

We take one of the finest walks on the planet. Leaving the hotel, it’s a short stroll through quiet Bomerano before we join the Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods), which provides some of the most evocative views in the world, of ragged cliffs speckled with tiny villages and extensive vistas of the sparkling Mediterranean. The route follows rolling hills, the contours of the land and the coast. The trail is broken by insights into local life, passing shepherd huts and ancient stone houses carved into the limestone before we descend a long series of steps to colourful Positano, an almost vertical town clinging to the rock face of a sheltered bay. Take time to explore the alleyways lined with wisteria and designer boutiques or have a dip in the clear sea before returning to Bomerano by boat and bus (seasonal) in the late afternoon. During the week, many meals include delicious local smoked mozzarella; before dinner, we have the chance to see how it is made and taste the mouth-wateringly fresh final product.

Distance covered: 7mi (11km)

Ascent: 673ft (205m); Descent: 2,349ft (716m); Activity hours: 5

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8
End Bomerano, Agerola

This morning marks our last breakfast at the hotel, which may feel more like a second home by now. If your flight leaves later this evening, you’re welcome to make use of the hotel facilities after check-out and enjoy an optional lunch here. Alternatively, speak to your leader for recommendations on what to do in the village.

Meals included: Breakfast

Extend Your Trip

Rome Extension Pre-Tour (TDA)

Walking the Amalfi Coast

Discover the Eternal City, where millennia-old ruins from the Roman empire stand alongside the world’s great art and cuisine. Few capitals can boast quite the collection of attractions, from the mighty Colosseum, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, to the Trevi Fountain and Roman Forum. It also has more than 900 churches, about 2,000 fountains and enough museums and galleries to keep you busy for a lifetime. Explore it for yourself with our pre-tour extension, which includes two nights at a three- or four-star hotel and a one-hour guided city tour with an English-speaking guide, which takes you on a time-travelling journey through 3,000 years. To book and confirm prices, speak to your sales representative.

Please note: It is possible the order of the itinerary listed above will be changed to ensure the best possible conditions for each activity during the trip. All listed activities and services will be included. Your leader will inform you of any changes locally after assessing conditions.

Ascents, descents and distances

All ascents, descents and distances listed above have been measured by our local partners or tour leaders, in many cases with satellite-based mapping software. Please note, different GPS measuring devices can give differing results, particularly on winding paths or in mountainous terrain. Measurements stated throughout these trips notes are given to help you understand the types of terrain and distances you will encounter. Timings stated will vary depending on the pace of your group.

Accommodation

Hotel Due Torri, a family-run three-star albergo in Bomerano

Walking the Amalfi Coast

We spend seven nights at Hotel Due Torri, a mid-sized retreat run by the welcoming Acampora family, who turn out authentic Campanian dishes in the restaurant and put on a show with their fun pizza-making demonstrations.

The hotel sits in Bomerano, a peaceful village that forms part of the Agerola municipality, up in the hills and away from the often-bustling Amalfi Coast.

Being higher up, the hotel benefits from cooler nights, although beaches are not too far away. There is a small heated outdoor pool (usually open from mid-April to mid-October) and energy is generated by a solar panel system.

The 41 rooms vary in style and size and are spread across two main buildings and two cosy apartments a short walk from the main hotel. A limited number of superior rooms, which include a hot tub, power shower and fridge, are also available for a supplement payable before departure. Please ask your sales representative for further information.

Amenities

  • Hydromassage pool for refreshing post-hike dips
  • Buzzy restaurant serving local dishes
  • Limited number of superior rooms available with hot tub

Worth knowing

  • Pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements; cooler months may not be suitable for swimming
  • When the hotel is full, you might still be able to join the trip on your preferred date by staying at an alternative accommodation just a short walk from the main hotel. You will be provided with full details upon booking and have full access to all the Due Torri facilities, including the pool and restaurant.
  • A kettle is available in the rooms. Please request tea/coffee bags at reception

Accommodation - Pre Trip

Take the opportunity to ease into the trip, adjusting to the time zone and atmosphere at a more leisurely pace before the official tour begins. The following options are usually available on this trip:

  • Pre-tour night(s) at four-star Palazzo Salgar (or similar) in Naples
  • Pre-tour night(s) at three-star Hotel Due Torri* (or similar) in Bomerano
  • Comfort Rome City Extension at three-star Hotel Nord Nuova (or similar) – includes two nights and guided tour
  • Deluxe Rome City Extension at four-star Hotel Diana Roof Garden (or similar) – includes two nights and guided tour

Speak to your sales representative for a tailor-made quote and to confirm availability of your chosen package.

 

 

Accommodation - Post Trip

A post-tour experience offers a chance to revisit your favorite spots, delve deeper into the destination’s attractions, or simply savor moments of relaxation. The following options are usually available on this trip:

  • Post-tour night(s) at four-star Palazzo Salgar (or similar) in Naples
  • Post-tour night(s) at three-star Hotel Due Torri* (or similar) in Bomerano
  • Comfort Rome City Extension at three-star Hotel Nord Nuova (or similar) – includes 2 nights + guided tour
  • Deluxe Rome City Extension at four-star Hotel Diana Roof Garden (or similar) – includes 2 nights + guided tour

Speak to your sales representative for a tailor-made quote and to confirm availability of your chosen package.

Single supplement from £ 295

Food & Drink

All breakfasts, four packed lunches and six dinners are included.

Breakfast is continental style with a choice of cereals, bread, eggs, ham, cheese, fruits, pastries, yoghurt, orange juice and milk, plus an array of teas/coffee.

Included packed lunches usually consist of a sandwich filled with a choice of cold meats, tuna, or local cheeses.

All evening meals are taken in the hotel, where the chef takes great pride in showcasing the best of regional foods, including dishes such as scialatielli all’amalfitana (homemade pasta with seafood) and branzino all’acqua pazza (sea bass in crazy water). Dinners usually consist of four courses, commencing with antipasti, followed by soup and/or pasta, a main meat dish with salad or vegetables, and dessert.

On certain evenings, there is the opportunity to learn how to make Neapolitan pizza. Please note, drinks are not included with meals but available to purchase.

Several dietary restrictions, including vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free, are also well catered for. Please advise us of any dietary requirement on booking.

Transport

Transfers to and from the airport will be in a private vehicle (normally a minibus or coach). On other days, private buses and boats will be used.

Weather & Seasonality

Southern Italy, like much of the Mediterranean, has a hot, dry climate in summer and cooler but sometimes wet spring and autumn periods. Unseasonable cold spells and rain are possible at any time of year, so we recommend bringing some warm clothes, especially useful in Bomerano where evening temperatures can be lower than expected. Summer can be very hot with daytime temperatures in July and August reaching up to 34C-37C (93F-99F) on the coast.

What to expect in the low season (October to March)
A common misconception about the Amalfi Coast is that it is very warm year round. However, autumn and winter months may be cooler than you’d expect; although usually milder than northern Italy, average temperatures in December, January, and February range from lows of around 8C (46F) to highs of 15C-17C (59F-63F). Travellers should be prepared for periods of colder weather (with temperatures sometimes dropping to 2C/36F) especially at higher elevations – there may even be snow atop the Lattari Mountains and sometimes in Bomerano itself.

During the winter up to early spring, there is also more rain than usual (with an average of one day in four affected) but there are still plenty of enjoyable crisp sunny days. Overall the Amalfi Coast is still a great destination in winter as the coastline is beautiful year-round and you have the chance to visit the sights without the summer crowds and traffic.

Joining Instructions

Key information

Start hotel: Hotel Due Torri, Via Divina Costiera, 9, 80051 Agerola NA
Phone: +39 081 879 1257
Recommended arrival time: Between 4pm and 6pm at the start hotel. However, if you have any special requests, you can contact your sales representative
Airport: Naples International Airport (NAP)

Getting to the start hotel

The start hotel is approximately a one-hour drive from the airport. Your options for this journey are:

Take an Exodus transfer

Exodus provides one group arrival transfer from the airport, which is timed to coincide with the arrival of a chosen flight from London, UK. You may join this transfer at no extra cost, provided you can be at the airport before the transfer leaves. Speak to your sales representative for the group arrival transfer times or to arrange a private transfer.

Make your own way

It’s possible to reach the start hotel by public transport, but the journey is complicated. We therefore recommend joining the group transfer where possible. If not, contact your sales representative prior departure to arrange a private pick-up on arrival. This costs between €80 and €160 depending on the number of people sharing the vehicle. For more information on joining this trip, please speak to your sales representative.

Catching your return flight

There’s a group departure transfer to the airport that’s scheduled to align with a flight to London, UK. Please speak to your sales representative if you wish to join.

If the group departure transfer does not suit your flight time, speak to your sales representative to arrange an alternative transfer.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers will be sent to you as part of our Final Joining Instructions. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

Location start: Bomerano (Agerola)
Location end: Bomerano (Agerola)

What To Take

Essential Equipment

  • Small backpack (for a water bottle, camera etc)
  • Small shoulder bag or bum bag (fanny pack) for visiting Pompeii (due to security regulations backpacks are not allowed in during the visit)
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket and wind stopper (two/three-season)
  • Proper walking boots or trekking shoes with good grip are a must – sneakers are not suitable
  • Walking trousers (pants) as some paths may be overgrown
  • Warm clothes for departures between October and March (including a warm hat and gloves)
  • Sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for summer departures
  • Walking poles – there are a limited number of walking poles available at the hotel on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis. Alternatively, there is a local shop in the village where poles can be both hired or purchased (subject to availability)
  • Refillable water bottle

Optional Equipment

  • Small umbrella for unexpected showers
  • Swimwear for the hotel pool or sea
  • Beach towel

Practical Information

Passport

Remember to check the expiration date of your passport if travelling internationally. Many countries require your passport to be valid for at least six months after the date of your scheduled return.

Visa

Italy

Travellers from the UK, US and EU normally do not need a visa to enter Italy. Please note, visa requirements often change and it is your responsibility to obtain any required visas for this trip. Therefore, we recommend that you check with the nearest embassy or consulate of your chosen destination(s), including any countries you may be transiting or transferring through.

Some local governments provide guidance on what visas their citizens need. To help, we’ve gathered a selection of useful links below.

• Australia: www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/italy
• Canada: www.travel.gc.ca/destinations/italy
• United Kingdom: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/entry-requirements
• USA:  www.travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Italy.html

Please note: it is compulsory to carry ID with you at all times in Italy.

Vaccinations and Health

There are no required vaccinations. However, ticks are known to be present in this region and can carry Lyme disease, tick-borne encephalitis and other diseases. Please take care to protect yourself. You can read more about ticks here.

Local Time

Italy's time zone: Europe/Rome (UTC +01:00)

Electricity

Italy's electricity: Plug types C (two round pins, European standard), F (two round pins), and L (three round pins in a row) – 230V, 50Hz

Money

Italy's currency: Euros (EUR)

ATM Availability

The nearest ATM and bank to our accommodation is a short walk away. Credit and debit cards are accepted in most shops and restaurants although cash is generally easier. Therefore we recommend obtaining some cash in euros before travelling or on arrival at Naples airport.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

For lunches not included, you should budget €15-€25, depending on whether you choose a set menu in a cafe or restaurant. Approximately €30-€40 should be enough for an evening meal including drinks.

Local taxes: many Italian cities have introduced a tourist tax for non-residents. The local administration is in charge of the tax, which will be collected by the accommodation provider at check-in or check-out. This fee varies depending on the hotel category, the season, and the number of days of stay. It is usually between €0.50 and €1.50 per person per night. For this trip, please allow between €5 and €10, depending on the season, for the week. Children and people aged 75 or over are exempt from this tax.

Optional activities payable locally:

  • Return transfers to Herculaneum and Naples on the free day can be arranged locally and cost approximately €40-€80 per person, depending on group size.
  • Return boat to Capri: €38 slow boat, €44 hydrofoil (seasonal and depending on weather/sea conditions)
  • Capri cable car: €12 return
  • Herculaneum: entrance fee to archeological site €13; audio-tour €6.50; local guide €10 per person
  • Ravello: Villa Cimbrone entrance fee €10 / Villa Rufolo entrance fee €7
  • Amalfi: entrance fee to the Cathedral €3
  • National Archaeological Museum of Naples entrance fee €22

Tipping

Although optional, a tip for the leader at the end of the trip is greatly appreciated. As a guideline, we recommend a contribution of €20 per client per leader. We also recommend a minimum of €10 per group for local guides at Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. It is also customary to tip private bus drivers (please allow approximately €10 per person for the week). Groups normally like to show their appreciation for hotel staff by leaving a tip at the end of their stay. We recommend a contribution of approximately €15 per person for the local staff at the hotel.

People, Places & Planet

We work hard to create trips that have a positive impact on the people and places we visit and look after the planet we explore. Learn more about our sustainable travel ethos and practice here and find out about the work of the Exodus Travels Foundation here.

Some sustainable travel highlights of this trip include:

People

How this trip helps improve life for local communities.

  • Local guides keep you well informed about local traditions and cultural-social sensitivities.
  • This trip brings income and opportunity to the destination community through the inclusion of locally owned hotels, restaurants, and other enterprises, and by championing locally produced food wherever possible.
  • We spend the week in the family-run Hotel Le Due Torri in Agerola, a relatively unknown area of Amalfi, so our guests are providing income to an area that does not usually benefit from tourism.
  • Guests often have the opportunity to learn from their hosts how to prepare a traditional Neapolitan pizza which is a great cultural experience.
  • During this trip we visit a local mozzarella factory and all money spent here goes directly to supporting and maintaining this very traditional family business.
  • Read more about our other initiatives

Places

How this trip helps protect and conserve local landscapes and nature.

  • By travelling in a small group we ‘tread lightly’ to minimise our impact on local resources and the environment.
  • We work with our partners on the ground to proactively reduce waste; this includes eliminating all single-use plastic water bottles by providing refills for reusable bottles.
  • Erosion on and adjacent to popular paths is a growing problem and our trip leaders encourage clients not to stray from paths to minimise this.
  • We rewild 100 square metres per passenger to compensate for all trip and flight emissions.
  • Read about our commitment to nature protection and restoration here, including our rewilding commitment for every customer who travels with us.

Planet

How we seek to keep the carbon footprint of this trip low.

  • Accommodation and restaurants in the itinerary use locally sourced food which has not been transported long distances.
  • The Hotel Le Due Torri has installed solar panels which provides hot water for all rooms all year round.
  • Walking trips like this have very little detrimental impact on the environment and the locals, as it is a quiet, low impact activity requiring comparatively few resources to support.
  • Read about our climate action here, including our carbon reduction and compensation commitments.

Tips for sustainable travel on this trip

  • Leave no trace: we do all we can to ensure we leave no rubbish in the wild and beautiful places we visit; we ask that you do the same. If there are no recycling facilities in-country, consider bringing recyclable materials home with you.
  • Plastic waste reduction: please bring a reusable water bottle on this trip, also consider avoiding single-use hotel toiletries, which generate a large amount of plastic waste.

Important Information

Water safety

This trip includes time by a lake, river or sea, where there may be opportunities to swim. You should always seek local advice before deciding whether to swim. Open-water or wild swim spots should be treated with extreme caution. Information on how to keep yourself safe while swimming is shown here.

Important Information

Your safe participation 

When booking this trip, you should be confident in your ability to participate in all activities described in these Trip Notes. If you have any doubt about your suitability, please call the Exodus office and ask to speak to one of the experts on this itinerary. 

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely take part in an activity, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to miss that activity. 

By booking this trip you agree to our Booking Conditions which clearly state that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these rare instances we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred. 

How to Book

  1. Check availability: Go online to check availability, or contact us by phone or email.
  2. Secure your place: You can provisionally hold a place on this trip, usually for between three and seven days.
  3. Complete your booking and payment

When you’re ready to book, go to our website for online bookings, book over the phone or you can complete a booking form (available online or on request by calling us). We accept all major credit and debit cards, or you can pay be cheque.

After booking

You will receive your booking confirmation letter and invoice, which includes extra information and guidance about your travel arrangements.

Full joining instructions, including local emergency numbers and details of how to reach the start point, will be sent to you approximately two to three weeks prior to departure. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier, please contact our office or your travel agent.

Trip Note validity

These Trip Notes are valid from the “Current as” date on page one. They will occasionally be updated after booking and before departure; if there are any updates that significantly impact the inclusions or itinerary, customers will be written to separately. They will also receive a link to the most up-to-date Trip Notes with their Final Joining Instructions before travelling.

The information in these Trip Notes is given in good faith. Where differences exist between the Trip Notes and our current brochure or website, the Trip Notes supersede the brochure and website. All holidays can be subject to unexpected changes; to enjoy them you should be prepared to be flexible where necessary. Occasionally, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons – climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best-possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

Licensing

Exodus is fully licensed and bonded as a tour operator. We hold Air Traffic Organisers Licence (ATOL) number 2582, issued and bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). We are also bonded to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and we are members of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) and ABTA – The Travel Association. This means you can book your Exodus holiday with confidence, as all money paid to us for your trip is fully protected.