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Trekking in the Ferriere Valley in Amalfi

Trekking in the Ferriere Valley in Amalfi

Duration
5 hours

Difficulty
Easy

Cancellation
Flexible

Participants
From 1 to 20

Highlights

  • Discover the natural beauty of the Amalfi hinterland on a half-day trek accompanied by an expert guide.
  • Immerse yourself in the authenticity of the Amalfi Coast, visiting little-tourist places and hidden wonders.
  • Enjoy to the full an experience that mixes sea and mountains, history and nature.

Your guide

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Marco F.

For over 15 years in tourism, they have been a reference point for discovering Salerno, the Amalfi Coast and Cilento in the round.

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Full description

The Amalfi Coast, world-famous for its seaside villages nestled between the rocks overlooking the sea, holds many other lesser-known but equally fascinating surprises. One of these is the Valle delle Ferriere, inland from Amalfi.

A trekking route led by a local guide will take you to discover this Natural Reserve, characterised by incredible vegetation that includes ancient and rare species and by waterfalls and streams that make the environment very cool even in the height of summer.

Set off for a half-day in close contact with nature and let yourself be healed by the regenerating power of the vegetation and the purity of the natural elements of this incredible Mediterranean treasure.

What we will do

We will meet around 8:00 a.m. in Cava de' Tirreni (SA) and together with the guide we will transfer to Amalfi, where the trekking tour will begin. We will take one of the paths leading inland from Amalfi, to the Valle delle Ferriere and the Valle dei Mulini. We will walk on paths immersed in lemon groves and gradually move away from the sea to lose ourselves in the dense woods framed by the Monti Lattari.

On the way we will encounter the ruins of ancient iron and paper mills, which over the centuries contributed to the splendour and wealth of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi. We will stop in Minuta, the district that best preserves the medieval imprint of these lands, and visit the remains of the ancient Basilica of Sant'Eustachio.

We will then reach the Valle delle Ferriere Oriented Nature Reserve, where an authorised guide will accompany us for a30-minute exploration. We will admire the Rio Canneto waterfall, more than 25 metres high, the petrified mosses and a series of rare plants, such as the giant prehistoric fern Woodwardia Radicans, one of the few specimens in Italy, and the carnivorous plant Pinguicola hirtiflora.

At the end of the nature trail, those who wish can visit the Paper Museum, where it is possible to reproduce a piece of paper using ancient medieval methods. The excursion comes to an end at lunchtime, and we can decide whether to stop and eat something all together in a local trattoria (lunch not included in the price) or to return directly to Cava de' Tirreni.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is of an easy level and anyone who is used to walking on mountain paths and steps can participate.

Other information

Attention! Please arrive at the meeting place approximately 15 minutes in advance.

The activity is confirmed once 6 participants are reached.

It is held every Thursday from April to October with a morning start.

Recommended clothing

Sportswear and hiking shoes

Don't forget to bring

  • water to drink
  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • hiking poles (optional)

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What is included

  • Hiking Guide
  • Transport from/to Meeting Point
  • Food and drink
  • Ticket for the Paper Museum

How it works

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  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Cava de' Tirreni, Salerno

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

In case of weather conditions that do not allow to carry out the activity safely, you will get a full refund. The guide may propose you an alternative date or time to reschedule the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you cannot reschedule it, we will process a full refund!

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?

All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
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