Explore the natural beauty of the Valle delle Ferriere Natural Reserve with this private 4-hour walking tour. See another side of the Amalfi Coast with a visit to this protected wilderness area, replete with waterfalls and a variety of ferns and other plants.
4-hour private walking tour of Valle delle Ferriere Natural Reserve
Explore the natural beauty of the hills along the Amalfi Coast
Admire waterfalls, forests, and a Medieval village
Meet your guide in central Amalfi in Duomo Square and head for the Valle delle Ferriere Natural Reserve from there.
Walk along a path through this gorgeous piece of wilderness – crossing a stream and walking through the forest. Hike to the Medieval village of Pontone, from which you can follow a mule track toward Amalfi. Walk through lemon groves and enjoy views over the valley on the way back to Amalfi to end the walking tour.
Following Canneto river, walking among lemon gardens and the
ruins of Medieval paper mills, the path arrives into the Integral
Reserve of the Iron Valley, where it is possible to see same rare
botanical species, in a fairy-tale atmosphere surrounded by
waterfalls. It goes through the medieval hamlet of Pontone, one
of the oldest settlement of the Amalfi Coast, and finish in the center
Your wilderness tour starts at Duomo Square in Amalfi, where you'll meet your private guide and head to Valle delle Ferriere Natural Reserve (Riserva Statale Valle delle Ferriere).
When you arrive, begin your round-trip walking tour of this beautiful piece of Southern Italy, home to a river and views over the Amalfi Coast. Climb up a flight of stairs, cross the main stream, and follow a path that gradually descends through the forest toward the medieval village of Pontone. From here, a medieval mule track curves down toward Amalfi, amid lemon groves and maquis shrubs, with nice views over the valley.
Return to Amalfi to end your tour.
Our guide Michele was awesome!!!! He was so knowledgeable of the area and gave us so much insight. We walked by Lemon groves, and up to the abandoned paper mills that lined the river long ago. All that’s left of most of them are empty shells. Here you will find the only waterfalls along the Almafi Coast. This is why the pAper mills were built, the natural running water. Here too are prehistoric ferns o my found 3 places on earth, and petrified moss which was really cool to see. This trek is pretty strenuous and does a lot of climbing and retuning by a lot of stairs. It was well worth it to see this gem of the Almafi Coast.
this climb through densely wooded hills above Amalfi towards the waterfalls is very quiet and beautiful. Alessandro's knowledge of the area and its historical geo-political significance is much appreciated.
A wonderful experience. Our guide Enzo tailored the walk to start and end in Ravello, where my wife and I were staying, eliminating the need to get transportation back from one of the coastal cities at the conclusion of the walk. For 4 hours, the walk produced breathtaking views of Atrani and Amalfi, and a lot of history of the once industrialized region. Enzo was very passionate about the area, and was an excellent guide!
Our tour guide Alessio offered interesting facts along the way and tailored the walk to our needs. The scenery was beautiful and the early hour was definitely a plus as we were basically alone on the way up.