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Outdoor Adventures in Sorrento

By Viator, August 2017

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Perched on a cliff above a sun-drenched bay, Sorrento might lack sandy beaches, but its abundance of other outdoor offerings make up for it. The city is a great base for heading out on adventures, both on and off the water—here are your options.

Hiking
By day, strolling a traditional lemon farm to taste local products is a popular outing, while late afternoon hikes to scenic points in the region offer stellar sunset views. Travelers can also take a casual trek through the orchard-dotted volcanic hills around Sorrento, or embark on one of Italy's most beautiful hikes, the Path of the Gods, which connects many Amalfi Coast villages. Another longer hike winds through the Lattari Mountains to the peak of Faito Mountain, where hikers are rewarded with a panorama of the coast extending from Cilento to Vesuvio.

Boat Trips
The views of the Amalfi Coast are stellar from shore, but they're even better from the water. Boat trips from Sorrento hug the coast, with plenty of stops for swimming and snorkeling in the azure waters. It's also possible to combine a boat trip with a visit to Positano, Pompeii or Capri.

Fishing
Get out on the water by hopping aboard a motor boat or catamaran for a day of fishing in the Gulf of Naples or the Gulf of Salerno. Local fishermen will help you hone your technique, and if you're lucky, you'll have a fresh catch to enjoy for dinner upon return to shore.

Day Trips
Some of the region's best outdoor activities lie a bit further afield. Travelers have the option to spend time in Capri, accessible via a jetfoil from Sorrento, or head southeast along the scenic coastline on a day trip to explore the beautiful Emerald Grotto (Grotta dello Smeraldo), an underground cavern known for its translucent turquoise waters and dripping limestone formations. Mt Vesuvius, one of the world's most famous volcanoes (the only active one in mainland Europe), can also be visited on a half-day excursion. After a short walk to the crater's edge, peer down into the still-smoking volcano that buried the region in 79 AD.

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Sorrento Farm Experience Including Tastings, Pizza Making and Limoncello, Sorrento, null
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Sorrento Farm Experience Including Tastings, Pizza Making and Limoncello

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 190 Reviews

Discover the ins and outs of Italy’s classic culinary delights on this gastronomic tour from Sorrento. Go behind the scenes of a family-owned farm, cheese ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.28
Amalfi Coast Boat Experience: from Sorrento to Positano, Li Galli, Rotonda and Castelletto, ... 
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Amalfi Coast Boat Experience: from Sorrento to Positano, Li Galli, Rotonda and Castelletto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 93 Reviews

Selectedb shared small-group tour (max 12 pax) to the most beautiful and famous coast in the world departing from Sorrento. Sailing along the Amalfi ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.89
Small-Group Capri Day Cruise from Sorrento, Sorrento, Day Cruises
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Small-Group Capri Day Cruise from Sorrento

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 242 Reviews

Board a traditional wooden boat in Sorrento and set off along the Gulf of Naples to the Mediterranean island of Capri. Discover caves and grottos, see the ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.18
Private Tour: Truffle-Hunting Experience from Sorrento with Lunch, Sorrento, Day Cruises
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Private Tour: Truffle-Hunting Experience from Sorrento with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Team a forest hike with a truffle hunt on a private full-day tour from Sorrento. After a journey through Monti Picentini Regional Park, stop at the foot of Mt ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $222.81
Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Tour from Sorrento, Sorrento, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Tour from Sorrento

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Mount Vesuvius is one of the most famous volcanoes on earth. It is also the only active volcano on the mainland of Europe and provides the focal point of the ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.03
Hiking on Faito Mountain from Sorrento, Sorrento, Half-day Tours
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Hiking on Faito Mountain from Sorrento

Spend 4-hours hiking on a spectacular, ancient beech forest to explore the mountain loop trekking and the Village of Faito. Relax on Vesuvio and the bay of ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.88
Private Amalfi Coast ‘Path of the Gods’ Hike from Agerola, Amalfi Coast, Hiking & Camping
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Private Amalfi Coast ‘Path of the Gods’ Hike from Agerola

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

The Path of the Gods hike in the Amalfi Coast is one of the most spectacular path in all Europe with incredible views overlooking the coast line, Capri Island ...  Read more

Location: Agerola, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $142.60

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