Trees and running water make this path ideal for hot summer days

Valley of the Mills Hike on the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi Coast


Discover the beauty of the Amalfi Coast with an easy hike to waterfalls and scenic landscapes. You’ll trek to the Mills Valley, walking on the coastline while learning about the Ancient Republic of Amalfi’s industrial and natural history. Together with an experienced hiking guide, you’ll trek through aromatic lemon groves and pass the small medieval hamlet of Pontone (Scala), the oldest town on the Amalfi Coast. 

After about an hour, you’ll reach a junction. Turn right toward a nature reserve and continue along the Canneto River. Here you’ll find a famous oasis with waterfalls and rare plants. On rainy days, you may spot the rare Salamandrina, a fascinating endemic amphibian. Then walk back to the junction and take the downhill path to Amalfi. 

Pass the ruins of old paper mills, where inhabitants produced the famous Carta d’Amalfi (paper made in medieval times). After another hour of walking, you’ll arrive at Amalfi’s Paper Museum, where you can learn more about the region’s historic trade. Next, stop to admire the Amalfi Cathedral before heading back.

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Itineraries with Valley of the Mills Hike on the Amalfi Coast

Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples - 14 Days

Discover the sights and delights of Italy on this two-week highlights tour. Explore the floating city of Venice, the Renaissance jewel of Florence, and the Eternal City of Rome. Ride a Vespa through picturesque Tuscany and discover the stunning Amalfi Coast. Soak up the culture, food, and wine while you fall in love with Italy.

Hiking in Naples and the Amalfi Coast - 7 Days

Stretch your legs around the beauty of the Amalfi Coast in this 7-day tour, starting in the vibrant city of Naples. Explore the monuments and sites of your city hub and explore the nearby island of Capri and the ruins of Pompeii, plus hike around the crater of Mt. Vesuvius. Then move on to the scenic Amalfi coast where Agerola will be your hub, allowing you easy access to breathtaking hikes leading to the villages of Ravello, Positano and Antrani.

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.