Hiking Tour Punta Campanella Sorrento Coast

Hiking Tour in Sorrento Coast

PUNTA CAMPANELLA – HIKING TOUR IN SORRENTO COAST

From € 80

Hike Punta Campanella which is an impressive strip of land between the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast with the breathtaking Capri view just in front of you. The trail is 8 km long.

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Departure: 8:30 am/ 3:00 pm
Meeting point: Termini, Massa Lubrense
Duration: about 4 hours
Difficulty: medium

Inclusions:

  • Professional hiking guide
  • Friendly staff ready to answer your requests

Extra upon request:

  • Pick up/drop off from Sorrento upon request

Excursion Description

This hike is like a walk back into ancient time. Along the trail, there are remnants of old temples where ancient Greeks and Romans worshiped the Goddess Athena / Minerva. You will have unforgettable views of Capri Island and the Ieranto Bay.

 

From Santa Croce Square in Termini, we will start our walk to Punta Campanella. The first part of the trail is a paved road with houses on both sides. Continuing along the road, it will change from paved to cobblestoned. This is because the Punta Campanella trail was, in ancient time a Roman road known as Minerva road, which used to lead to the Greek temple of Athena/Minerva. After a short walk through olive trees, you will see the beautiful Cala Mitigliano to your right. This inlet in the coast has one of the best beaches in the region. A short while after that, the isle of Capri will appear right in front of you!

We will continue along the simple trail, stepping into history and stunning landscapes. Figure that you’ll be walking on the ancient roman, cobblestoned road at the side of Mount San Costanzo; to your right, the vastness of the Tyrrhenian Sea and Capri, looking like a fantasy island full of mystery and treasures to be discovered.

We will eventually get to Punta Campanella. The remains of a medieval watchtower with a modern lighthouse beside it. This means you are at the very end of the Sorrentine Peninsula. You can go behind the tower, walking down ancient roman stairs, to the base of what was the Temple of Minerva/Athena. After soaking in the scenery, you can decide with your guide between two options: going back on same road you came with, or continuing the trail. The first option is good for families with kids. Whereas, deciding to continue the trail to Mount San Costanzo, you will begin to rise in altitude. During the uphill walk you can take a break because of the astonishing vista Ieranto Bay, which is worth it. The hike back will be filled with more beautiful views, then the trail will start to lose elevation and go through the woods. At the end of the path you will be back in Santa Croce square. The excursion starts and ends in the same point.

 

Please note that:

The excursion is not suitable for those suffering from heart problems or knees problems. We recommend to be prepared with sportswear and trekking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and a bottle of water.

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