AMALFI - CAPRI TREK (95miles in 7 days)
for independent and self-sufficient hikers *** 22-28 May 2011
event planned, promoted and coordinated by Giovanni Visetti
The hike is divided into 7 stages of 12 to 16 miles each (with an elevation of between 3,000 and 4.500 feet) following a new route along some of the most spectacular paths of the Monti Lattari. Approximately 45miles of this year’s itinerary consists of paths not followed in the 2010 edition.
The terrain is varied, often rough and uneven, with steep inclines, lots of steps and occasional short, exposed stretches. There is however no extreme difficulty, none of them are rated “dangerous” or “for experts” and there is no need for any special equipment. It is nevertheless imperative for you to be completely self-sufficient, capable of hiking 13 to 15 miles a day including an elevation gain of around 3.500 ft. The hikes are free - the only costs are for your food, accommodation and any personal expenses, all of which are to be organized and paid for by yourselves.
The week’s hikes along some of the most spectacular paths of the Monti Lattari include many stretches new to the previous editions. The average daily distance is again from 12 to 15 miles with an elevation of between 3,000 and 4.500 feet. However each day alternative and shorter routes have been planned for anyone wanting to walk not quite so far.
mobile: 339 6942911
the photos of the
10-14 maggio 2010
overview map with the itineraries 2010 and 2011
www.giovis.com : photos, description, maps and elevation profiles of most of the trails of the AMALFI - CAPRI TREK
Participation is completely FREE under your own responsibility
Amalfi will once more be our starting point, but this time walking up through the Valley of the Mills to Pontone, continuing to Ravello and along the Upper Valle delle Ferriere before making our way via Aquolella to Bomerano.
With the first two nights again spent in Agerola, on the second day we will enjoy a loop taking us up to Monte Cerreto (second highest peak at 4300 feet) via Cervigliano, down to Scala and up again to S.Maria ai Monti and Agerola. This is probably the most challenging day of the whole trek.
On Tuesday we leave Agerola and make our way to Faito. This day’s stunning itinerary includes part of the Path of the Gods, before branching off up to Paipo and the Tre Calli ridge. Once past Capo Muro we continue our trek along the Forestale , crossing the boulders from the 2002 landslide and making our way steeply uphill to the Conocchia. The last part of the walk takes us through shady beech woods over to the northern edge of Faito where we can look across the plain of Naples to Vesuvius.
On Wednesday we stay in Faito in order to complete a circular hike, (shorter than the previous two days), which will take us up to the top of the Molare peak with its 360 degree view of the peninsula. Walking back through the woods, we will be able to admire the ancient beech trees with their amazing gnarled trunks.
The fifth day, Thursday, takes us away from Faito and on to our next destination, Sant’Agata. We will be following a path new to the trek leading down through Moiano as far as S.Maria del Castello. From there it will be uphill and downhill via Monte Comune, the saddle di Arola and Monte Vico Alvano. From the Colli we will then walk up to Malacoccola and on through the hamlet of Torca before following the coastline trail to Sant’Agata.
On Friday we have another loop planned, taking us to the very tip of the Sorrento peninsula at Punta Campanella. After walking up to the top of Monte San Costanzo with its spectacular views of both the Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, we head back down to Termini before heading off to the ancient hamlet of Santa Maria, down to the picturesque harbour of Marina della Lobra, up to Massa Lubrense and on through the village of San Francesco back to Sant’Agata.
Our final day will be spent on Capri. For those staying in Sant’Agata, the day will start with a characteristic walk down to Sorrento where we will catch the ferry over to Capri. On arrival at the port, a brisk stroll up to Capri town will take us on to the pass of Anginola, where with the aid of chains we will clamber up to Cetrella before proceeding to Monte Solaro and Anacapri. Via Krupp, Tragara and the Natural Arch are also included in the day’s hike.
ALL THE HIKES CAN BE AMENDED OR CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR OTHER CAUSES!
It is possible to participate in single excursions or even in just part of one
It is absolutely essential for you to be self-sufficient and capable of hiking the indicated distances
The hikes are FREE - the only costs are for your food, accommodation and any personal expenses,
all of which are to be organized and paid for by yourselves.
A transfer will be available from S. Agata to Amalfi on Sunday 22nd with baggage transport
from S.Agata or Amalfi to Agerola, from Agerola to Faito and from Faito to Sant’Agata also provided.
Both services are payable and have to be pre-booked
Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation and making their own meal arrangements,
although of course some meals may be enjoyed together. Baggage transport between the various centres
can be arranged at a very reasonable price to enable participants to walk with lighter rucksacks.
It is essential that you are completely self-sufficient and capable of hiking 13 to 15 miles a day including
an elevation gain of around 3.500 ft. The terrain is varied, often rough and uneven, with steep inclines,
lots of steps and occasional short, exposed stretches, however there is no need for any special equiment