Active Eco Trip in Sorrento's Natural Park & Marine Reserve

Kayak amid crystalline waters
Enjoy an unforgettable off-the-beaten-path experience exploring the unspoiled areas of the Amalfi Coast. You’ll go hiking, snorkeling, and sea kayaking within the Punta Campanella Protected Marine Area, an incredible natural park outside of Sorrento. You’ll start with a moderate trek, discovering the treasures of the Baia di Ieranto, a protected area with over 100 acres (47 hectares) of Mediterranean flora and olive groves. 

Even in Greek and Roman times, Ieranto Bay was rich in natural resources, including trees for wood, wild fauna for hunting, land for agriculture, marine resources to harvest, and, until the last century, limestone for mineral mining. Today, the area hosts essential marine communities, Posidonia meadows, submarine caves, and terrestrial habitats. The Italian government protects the region for ecotourism, nature conservation, and environmental monitoring.

After your one-hour hike, you’ll stop to enjoy snorkeling and sea kayaking in pristine bays. Indulge yourself in the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and experience a different ambiance away from the crowds. Pass rocky shores and explore life under the sea. Retrace your steps by hiking back to the starting point.

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Southern Italy for Active Families: Naples, Sorrento & Amalfi Coast - 7 Days

If your family's been itching for a chance to tie on your hiking shoes, this seven-day itinerary is the choice for you, especially if you have teenagers who want to keep moving when they aren't posing in front of impressive photographic backdrops. You'll walk the cobblestones of bustling Naples and ancient Pompeii and hike the hills of Mount Vesuvius before you head to sunny Sorrento for sea kayaking along the cliffs and bays of a protected marine reserve. Finish off on the Amalfi Coast with a hike through a lush valley and winding route through town.