Walking & Trekking
Trekking to the Vallone Porto in Positano: from the Gulf
of Naples towards the Bay of Salerno.
- Amalfi Coast -
This walking route connects the Gulf of Naples to
the Gulf of Salerno. It runs from Santa Maria del Castello,
in Vico Equense, crossing the town Montepertuso, walking
towards Positano to admire there the Vallone Porto, a natural
oasis where the peregrine falcon nests, and where in the
past Frederick II captured hawks to be trained for hunting.
The Vallone Porto was added to the sites of Community interest
(Sic area) and is located in area subject to landscape and
environmental constraints. On the beach of Arienzo at the
entrance to the Valley there still is an ancient water mill
powered by the river Porto, from which this valley takes
its name, which ends right here.
This walking tour will allow you to see up close many typical
Mediterranean plants and trees of the Amalfi and Sorrento
Coasts, such as broom, myrtle, valerian, woodruff, hypericum,
rosemary, thistles, oaks, alders, the carob trees and many
other species, and while walking along the path breathtaking
views of the Amalfi Coast opens up to you.
You will enjoy
a special view of Positano, Montepertuso, Nocelle and Vettica
Maggiore. The entire route is of medium difficulty with a
duration of about 3 ½ hours with a vertical drop of
200 m in height and about 650 m downhill. From Monterpertuso
we will then go to Positano and the Vallone Porto, a still
unspoiled canyon with a rich flora and fauna, thanks to the
presence of some small waterfalls.
Because of its natural
and climatic characteristics, and the presence of the small
spectacled salamander, this valley is compared to the ‘Valle
delle Ferriere’ of Amalfi ... anyway, a real fairytale
landscape made of waterfalls, vines, ferns and rare species
Depending on the season we recommend light and comfortable
clothing, hiking shoes, jacket and / or hats + sun cream.