See the world others miss, one step at a time.
With “slow down to see the world” as a guiding principle, it’s no wonder we’re fans of walking. Traversing by foot is the ultimate slow mode of transport—no other activity allows you more flexibility to stop and smell the roses (or wild rosemary), meet the locals and drink in the scenery.
DAY IN THE LIFE: Walking
Roll over in bed for a little spooning. Unfortunately, bedmate has left for the Herald Tribune and cornetto downstairs. Life on Capri is a bowl of cherries, despite the lack of spoon.
Private launch from Marina Piccola to mainland. Acqua minerale, sea air and sunshine make every day a good hair day.
Shuttle from Marina Grande to another world. It’s called the Pathway of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei) and here the aforementioned sea air is scented with lemon (groves).
Take in mountain views that surely the gods themselves crafted. Remind yourself how fortunate you are.
A plaque points out that an economist named Giustino Fortunato named the pathway. Remind yourself how Fortunato you are.
Salvatore’s salsiccia, bocconcini and pane rustico next to a tiny stone hut. Doze off under lemon tree.
Awake to see Salvatore’s hand-penned (in Italian) salsiccia recipe tucked into your shirt pocket. It seems as though you were raving about it.
Faced with a fork in the road, you take the path more often travelled. It makes no difference—they’re both stunning.
The path finished, an awaiting vehicle whisks you to the Hotel Le Sirenuse in Positano. Bellini? Molto buono!
Partner heads off to the spa. You pull off a truly impressive cannonball and soak up sun poolside.
Have a view-inspired chat with the two architects in the group about building on hillsides. Talk about steep learning curves!
Adjourn to dinner under the candlelight of true chandeliers, the sparkling lights of the town and yachts below. Sip grappa and share a laugh with owner Antonio, whose noble ancestry vacationed in this very room a couple of centuries ago. A setting fit for a duke, indeed.
B&R Walking TOURS
Small Group & Private Trips
All of our Small Group trips can be booked as private trips (your dates, your group).
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
We craft extraordinary experiences, tailor made to meet your every need,
with every stitch of every day crafted just the way you want it.
Most memorable B&R moment... being told we would have sandwiches for lunch during our hike on the Path of the Gods and voila--out of nowhere a tiny little home with a sign that read "private party" appeared. We climbed up the steep stairs and a feast fit for kings and queens awaited us. This was our 11th B&R trip and we are always amazed at how you make magic happen. Truly a spectacular day!– Linda Moudry, Amalfi Coast Walking