Trek&Cook in the Amalfi Mill's valley
walking in Amalfi and learning the italian cooking style
This tour is most of all a great experience with locals in a unique place.
We walk into one of the most amazing valley following the Canneto river. On the way we find all the old and abandoned paper mills where, starting from the 13th century, local people produces paper with a technique learned from the arabs.
The scenery is amazing. We are in a chesnut forest and the clear water of the Canneto river jumps on the rocks creating lots of waterfalls and natural swimming pools.
The last spot in the valley is a natural reserve with the most spectacular waterfalls.
On the way we stop in a family farm, a very special place where you have the chance to experience the italian family lifestyle. This is an authentic place out of touristic itineraries. Here the owner will teach you how to cook italian food: we can prepare the limoncello or learn how to store vegetables in the olive oil, make pasta or eggplant parmigiana. We have then a great lunch on the terrace under a kiwi pergola surrounded by a gorgeous nature.
We have two options to do this walk:
1)starting from Amalfi and going up into the valley and back by the same walk
2)starting from Pontone village and going down to Amalfi
We can meet in Amalfi and depending on the option chosen we can start walking from there (option 1) or we can take a transportation to Pontone (option2)
In both cases we walk up to a natural reserve, where we can admire two spectacular waterfalls.
If you want we have time for a rest along the river and you can jump into the natural pools (refreshing but very cold water!)
We go to the farm where the owner welcome us with a lemon juice or a "lemon granita" to start then our cooking class. The right end is a great lunch on the terrace overlooking Amalfi.
In Amalfi we can visit the Paper Museum
Walking time:3 hours
Lenght:4, 5 km
Difference in level:250 mt going up (1st option) - 250 mt going down (2nd option)
Equipment:You need hiking shoes with a good grip on the sole. I suggest high shoes up to the ankle and walking sticks. At least 1 lt of water is essential.