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Fortini Coastal Walk

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Fortini Coastal Walk

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Discover the island of Capri during a full-day tour from Naples or Sorrento. Board a jetfoil for a scenic ride to the idyllic isle of Capri and cover ground quickly with a minibus tour. Visit the famous Blue Grotto, climb aboard the funicular for a ride to Marina Grande, and go shopping in the handicraft stores of Anacapri.
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Caitlyn wrote a review Jun 2019
7 contributions16 helpful votes
Enjoyable, highly scenic walk along the west coast of the island to/from the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) to Faro (the lighthouse). Depending on how often you stop and how fast you walk, will take around 2 hours. Pros: - Really beautiful. Stunning views. Even better than the pictures. - Forts along the path are in very good shape, with handrails so you can explore them thoroughly and confidently. Most parts of the trail are also well maintained. - Well labeled signs to help you where hiking paths intersect, and additional info available on lovely hand-drawn tiles throughout the trail to provide education on history, flora, and fauna along the route. - Swimming spots at the beginning and end, and a hidden one about halfway through down some concrete steps. Cons: - LOTS of narrow stairs. Not recommended for younger children or those with joint issues of any kind. The scariest have handrails, but still large steep steps. - Sections of the trail need maintenance. Low hanging branches, overgrown bushes/grass, deteriorated paths, etc. Nothing too dangerous, but would be painful if the trail was more crowded or for those with less mobility. General tips: - What to bring.... water, sunscreen, bug spray. Long stretches of the trail are in direct sunlight. There's a place to refill bottles about halfway through for free, or occasional cutouts back to the main road if needed. - What to wear... layers and comfortable shoes suitable for a hike! As mentioned, there are a lot of uneven steps, and the trail itself isn't always smooth. I'd be very nervous to do this in sandals. Parts of the trail will be chilly in the shade in the morning, but hot in the afternoon in the sunshine. - If you only want to walk one way, take the bus back to Anacapri from either end for 2 euros. Buses are every 30 min max. - If you don't want to do the whole hike, the best views are between Faro and Mesola. After that, the trail goes a bit further inland and the brush gets much taller, which obstructs the view a bit. Still very much worth doing, and there are occasional outcrops to get some clear shots. You get to walk through some local olive farms and greenery which is still quite enjoyable.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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BorisBrusselaar wrote a review Jun 2019
Brussels, Belgium1246 contributions168 helpful votes
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This hike was #1 on my list in Anacapri and rightly so. We had a wonderful time going the path north to south enjoying the island views, the sea and the nature...and of course posh private villas :). What I like the most are the descriptions species of animals, birds, fish and plans living on the island and some history facts all along the way in the form of open books. Even though you always close to the water, you never come to it, there is only one direct access close to Fortina di Mesola, you can even swim there. The path requires some medium effort but on a hot sunny summer day might be challenging, so good sun protection and lots of water to bring. It has a lot of stairs and ups-downs. If you have difficulties waking think twice. Also worth mentioning that there are no facilities whatsoever, all is completely wild. We started our hike in the north and headed south, which took around 3 hours, ending our journey on Lido Di Faro beach and bar. Perfect reward at the end of the hike.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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einarse wrote a review Nov 2018
Bodo, Norway276 contributions106 helpful votes
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Good rough path. Along the coast, but not flat, rather it goes up and down a lot. Southern part at/near the rocky shore, medium part in wild forest, northern part between small farms. I prefer to walk from south to north, due to the long steepy hill near the lighthouse - terrible to walk up tired. Note: if you go from south/lighthouse, the path seems to disappear when you reach a small valley halfway. Follow the path into the valley, until it bends upwards to the left. Note: Nowhere to get food along the way, or go to the toilet. Bring what you need in a bag. For me, mandatory when I visit Capri.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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GothenburgProfessor wrote a review Oct 2018
Gothenburg819 contributions547 helpful votes
This is the third time that we walk the Fortina Coastal Walk (Sentiero dei Fortini Borbonici) and it is even more beautiful in October (the two previous walks was in March). Everything is greener and the see is bluer. The trail is rather steep and should be avoided if you have bad knees or if you are scared of hights.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Heidi M G wrote a review Oct 2018
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We caught the bus to Faro. Was disconcerting the ticket booth was closed but we were able to purchase on board. The older buses are quite run down and the drivers pack you in like sardines. Which is great if you really want to get on a full bus but not so good if you entered earlier and have to fight to breathe. It was an overcast day so there weren’t many people about and the track is not clearly marked. Unsure of how difficult the whole path to Blue Grotto would be, we decided to catch the bus when the path briefly met the road again. More info or research and better weather may make this a better experience for others.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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