Hiking Tour Sirenuse Path in Sorrento and Amalfi Coast

Hiking Tour in Amalfi and Sorrento Coast

THE SIRENUSE HIKING PATH

From € 80

A scenic trail to explore the southern side of the Sorrento Peninsula enjoying the enchanting panorama, from the Amalfi Coast to the Faraglioni of Capri.

The trail is 8 km long.

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Departure: 8:30 am/ 3:00 pm
Meeting point: S. Agata sui due Golfi, 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 Area

Excursion Description

This loop hiking excursion is mostly developed on the southern side of the Sorrento Peninsula, between Sant’Agata and Colli di Fontanelle, with the view of the Sirenuse (Li Galli Islands) along all the path. The Sirenuse Path is so called because it leads you to the coast’s nearest point to the Sirenuse. Reaching the top of the small promontory called Pizzetiello (489m), just up to Punta Sant’Elia, you will be about 3 km from the Sirenuse.  This is also one of the path with the most wide panorama which ranges from Capo Sottile (Praiano) to the Faraglioni rocks of Capri. In the best weather condition, in days of good visibility, you will be able to see also Punta Licosa, located at the other end of the Gulf of Salerno.

During your walk you could find extremely interesting the diversity of the environments traversed; these all characteristic of the Sorrento Peninsula: vegetable gardens, olive groves, Mediterranean vegetation, garrigue, oak, chestnut, pine forest.

 

The Sirenuses provide endless possibilities for classical, mythological, cultural and historical references. According to old legends, these three rocky and lonely islands were inhabited by the Sirenes who seduced sailors with their melodious voice: they lost control of their ships that inevitably crashed on the rocks of the islands (this is a clear transposition in a mythological key of the dangers during the navigation).

Periodically visited by Tiberius, protected by the Angevins with the Tower for dissuading raiders to take refuge on it, the last popular inhabitants, have been the choreographer Leonide Massine (who built here a wonderful villa, on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, subsequently decorated by the architect Le Corbusier) and the ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev. 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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