The Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top destinations, largely thanks to perfect relaxation conditions and outdoor adventures that can be tailored to any activity level. Here are some of our favorite ways to spend time outside on the Amalfi Coast.
Swimming is, of course, an easy way to beat the heat. Plant yourself on the beach so you can take a dip, or see more of the area on a boat tour around the coast's nearby islands, including Capri, where you can climb into a smaller boat to explore eery sea caves. Learn to catch the fish that locals have been fishing for generations, and even keep some of your catch for dinner. Travelers can also go sailing, snorkeling or diving in the waters off the Amalfi Coast, or opt for a truly romantic experience with a sunset cruise.
Hiking is one of the best ways to see the hills that rise up over the towns of the Amalfi Coast, and the best-known trail in the area is the Path of the Gods. Hikers can also head out to Mt Vesuvius, a short distance away, or embark on more leisurely walking tours of the coastal towns and islands to get to know the area from the ground up. A visit to Ravello is particularly rewarding on foot, with unforgettable views over the water seen from the gardens that sit at the town's edge.
Some of the most popular attractions along the Amalfi Coast involve being outdoors. Walking through the nearby ruins of Pompeii or Herculaneum can give you a better idea of what ancient Roman life was like. Combine that with the ancient Greek ruins at Paestum, and you've got the remains of two incredible cultures not far from one another or from the Amalfi Coast. It's also possible to dig into the region's culinary bounty with a farm visit, or find out how volcanic soil affects the taste of wine with a trip to a vineyard near Mt Vesuvius. You can even learn all about finding the prized fungus known as the truffle on a hunt through the forest with an experienced local.
The Blue Grotto is the most famous sight on Capri, but the long wait at the cave entrance means that many boat tours skip a stop here. With this tour, set sail first thing in the morning to beat the crowds and cut wait times to a minimum. After taking in the grotto, enjoy a boat tour around the island with stops to swim and free time to explore on land.
Beat the crowds during this small-group, half-day excursion along the Amalfi coast. You’ll discover beaches only accessible by water, traveling aboard a comfortable, restroom-equipped “gozzo,” or traditional Amalfitan boat. Snorkelling equipment is included, as well as complimentary limoncello, prosecco, and soft drinks. Floatation devices can be provided to beginner swimmers.
Optimize your time and avoid the ferry delays and crowds with this small-group Capri boat tour that departs directly from Sorrento. Skirt the coastline of the Sorrentine Peninsula before crossing to Capri for a cruise around the island. Admire A-list sights by sea and enjoy stops to swim, then dock for a few hours of free time to explore the island by land.
Escape the crowds and traffic on land and instead explore the Amalfi Coast by sea with this independent boat rental, no boating license required. Cruise along the coastline in complete freedom and privacy, stopping to take a dip or admire the view when and where you want. Skirt past the towns of Positano and Praiano, marvel at the Furore Fjord, and swim off the Li Galli Islets.
Explore hidden caves and coves along the Amalfi Coast that aren’t accessible by land or large boats with this unique sea kayaking experience. Set off with your local guide and kayak instructor to skirt the coastline and paddle right up to picturesque spots like tiny beaches, natural rock arches, historic watchtowers, and sea grottoes. Enjoy commentary about the coastal sights and pose for souvenir photos along the route.
Discover the famous beauty of one of Italy’s most iconic shorelines with this full-day tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento. Travel in an air-conditioned mini-coach along spectacular coastal roads, stopping to visit the region’s three most popular and beautiful villages—Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. With tips from your knowledgeable guide, enjoy leisure time in each town to stroll narrow cobblestone streets and shop for unique handmade goods.
Visiting the top sights on Capri in a single day can be a challenge. This guided tour saves you time with hydrofoil and minibus transportation and touches on the island’s highlights in just hours. Venture into the Blue Grotto then stop in Anacapri to sightsee or visit Villa San Michele. End your day with time in Capri town before catching the hydrofoil back to the mainland.
Set sail along the ruggedly beautiful Amalfi Coast for your own private adventure at sea. Climb aboard a boat from Positano, Praiano, Amalfi, Minori, or Maiori and relax on deck as your expert skipper navigates alongside World Heritage-listed sea cliffs, hidden coves, and romantic beaches. Stop as often as you wish to swim or climb ashore to explore charming seaside villages. It’s a perfect outing for couples, families or groups of friends.
Fantastic Tour to discover the most famous island in the Mediterranean. We will approach all its corners of paradise, caves and coves, bays, ravines and the famous Faraglioni stacks, we will visit all the beauties that have made Capri famous in the world. On board our boats, you will live an experience of relaxation and adventure, in full relax and with all comforts. You can swim in the most beautiful spots and have many toasts and aperitifs, our expert captain knows the most hidden corners and will tell you about all anecdotes that link these places to myths and legends.
Enjoy 4 hours' free time to walk around the island. Check out the Blue Grotto if you like and the famous Piazzetta. This is a small group tour, so the group will be at the maximum of 12 people and you’ll receive the right attention
Experience a magical cruise on the Amalfi Coast with this sunset sail. After boarding in Positano, embark on an excursion to the La Galli archipelago as the sub dips behind the horizon. Sip a complimentary glass of prosecco, enjoy a delicious meal, and learn about the area’s legends and history from an informative, friendly captain.
Escape the heat and crowds on land and admire the idyllic island of Capri by sea without breaking the bank with this small-group boat tour. Set off from Sorrento, skirting the coastline of the Sorrentine Peninsula before crossing to Capri. Circle the island, stopping to visit the Blue Grotto and dive into the crystalline waters for a swim before cruising back to Sorrento.
The Path of the Gods skirts the clifftops above the Amalfi Coast and is famous for its endless views over the coastline and sea. Take on this trail safely and hassle-free with this guided hike that includes transportation to the trailhead from Sorrento. Grab a pair of hiking poles (provided) and follow your guide along the scenic path past terraced vineyards, historic monasteries, and traditional farmhouses.
Experience the Amalfi Coast by sea at the most captivating time of day with this exclusive sunset boat tour. Set sail from Positano in the late afternoon and skirt the coastline past the Li Galli islets, where your skipper will drop anchor for an aperitif accompanied by music. Snap photos as the sun dips below the horizon and savor views over Italy's most iconic stretch of coast.
Discover the dazzling beauty and captivating culture of Capri and Sorrento on a small-group boat tour. With a maximum of seven passengers on board, you’re treated to an intimate and truly personalized Italian experience. Have your camera ready for the Natural Arch, Villa Malaparte, Cala di Mitigliano Waterfall, and of course, the Blue Grotto. Later, enjoy free time to explore the island at your own pace.
Capri is an easy day trip from Amalfi but getting from the town to port of Piano di Sorrento can be a hassle. Skip the driving and let yourself relax on this day tour that includes transfers to the port and a boat tour of the island of Capri, with snacks and drinks on board and stops for swimming, snorkeling, and visiting the Blue Grotto.
Explore the scenic beauty of the Amalfi Coast on this day tour from Sorrento. See first-hand what has made the Amalfi Coast a playground of celebrities for decades, walking in the footsteps of Humphrey Bogart and Greta Garbo. Sit back and enjoy the views on the coach ride from Sorrento to Positano, and Amalfi. Meals are at your own expense.
Maximize time in Italy with a daytrip to the island of Capri. Get picked up at your hotel and climb aboard a boat for a scenic journey to Capri. Explore the island at your own pace with free time. See top landmarks including the lighthouse at Punta Carena and the Faraglioni rocks during the boat ride back to the port.
Pompeii is one of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites, but getting there—especially from Positano—is no easy task. Simplify your trip during this full-day guided tour, which includes VIP pickup by comfortable, climate-controlled minibus. Enjoy enriching commentary on the mysterious ancient town, preserved by volcanic ash for almost two thousand years. You’ll also visit the infamous crater itself, where you can peer into the rim.
Thanks to its cliffside villages, Mediterranean seascapes, and historical significance, the World Heritage Site-listed Amalfi Coast is a must-see while in Italy. Sightseeing from the deck of a boat offers the best views and the ultimate relaxation while providing an overview of the area. This full-day cruise and sightseeing tour is limited to 15 passengers for an intimate experience and includes stops with free time to explore at Li Galli Island, Amalfi, and Positano.
Arrange for a stress-free journey to Naples’ station, airport or a hotel with this private transfer service from Sorrento. Meet your driver at your hotel or private residence in the town of Sorrento, and relax on the journey to Naples in a climate-controlled vehicle.
See the best the Amalfi Coast has to offer with an 8-hour small-group minivan tour of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello from Sorrento. Enjoy free time at each stop to explore at your own pace. Take a midday lunch break at a trattoria with a view (included) to enjoy pizza, pasta or salad along with a beverage.
Get a taste of Capri on this full-day tour. Board a boat and cruise the coastline of Sorrento, bound for Capri. Once at the island, visit several grottoes and admire the natural rock formations that protrude from the sea. After a snorkeling break, enjoy free time to shop and explore in Capri and Anacapri, and partake in a limoncello tasting.
Discover the parts of Capri that many visitors miss on this small-group, full-day tour. Embarking from the port of Sorrento, travel across the blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea in style. Upon arrival, head to the island’s hidden coves and beaches, visit the Blue Grotto and Faraglioni, and spend the day snorkeling (all equipment is included). Later, have time at your leisure to explore the town of Capri.
Get an intimate look at the stunning Amalfi Coast on this day cruise from Positano. Led by an expert skipper, glide past the Emerald Grotto sea cave in Conca dei Marini, the Furore fjord, and the fishing village of Praiano, marveling at the UNESCO-listed seashore as you go. Hop off the boat for a dip or some time to snorkel, and explore the town of Ravello or Amalfi at your leisure. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour to ensure a more personal experience.