Hiking on the Amalfi Coast ★★

A stream in the Valle delle Ferriere, Hiking on the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi, Italy (Photo by Giuseppe Milo)
A stream in the Valle delle Ferriere

The trails between towns and guided hiking excursions along the Amalfi Coast and into the Monti Lattari

A waterfall in the Valle delle Ferriere, Hiking on the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi, Italy. (Photo by Sbrinz81)
The Valle delle Ferriere, Hiking on the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi, Italy. (Photo )
Hiking the Alta via dei Monti Lattari trail, Malacoccola, Sant'Agata dei Due Golfi, Hiking on the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi, Italy. (Photo by Andy Rusch)
Monte Faito as seen from a trail near Santa Maria del Castello in the Monti Lattari Regional Park, Hiking on the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi, Italy. (Photo by quasicasa⊜)

For every 10,000 tourists who blitz down the Amalfi Coast on the famed Amalfi Drive coastal road, maybe five bother to head inland at all. And of those, maybe two will strap on sturdy shoes and hike the paths and trails that lace the steep slopes above the famous fishing villages-turned-resorts that barnacle the coast below.

Such a shame.

You can spend a wonderful day scaling the peaks of the 160-square-kilometer Monti Lattari Regional Park (Parcoregionaledeimontilattari.it), or hike past waterfalls and abandoned paper mills of the lush Valle delle Ferriere extending above the Valle dei Mulini of Amalfi town (Valledelleferriere.it).

You can get some good intel from Googling the names of trails, or wait until you get there for decent maps from some of the tourist offices, or even better maps and hiking guidebooks (mostly in Italian, but understandable enough) from area books stores and gift shops.

Photo gallery
  • A stream in the Valle delle Ferriere, Hiking on the Amalfi Coast, Italy (Photo by Giuseppe Milo)
  • A waterfall in the Valle delle Ferriere, Hiking on the Amalfi Coast, Italy (Photo by Sbrinz81)
  • The Valle delle Ferriere, Hiking on the Amalfi Coast, Italy (Photo )
  • Hiking the Alta via dei Monti Lattari trail, Malacoccola, Sant
  • Monte Faito as seen from a trail near Santa Maria del Castello in the Monti Lattari Regional Park, Hiking on the Amalfi Coast, Italy (Photo by quasicasa⊜)

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