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Ferriere Valley Nature Reserve (Riserva Statale Valle delle Ferriere) Tours

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Ferriere Valley Nature Reserve (Riserva Statale Valle delle Ferriere)
Known postcard-perfect fishing villages, the Amalfi Coast, a stretch of southern Italian coastline, also has striking countryside crisscrossed with hiking trails. Those in Ferriere Valley Nature Reserve (Riserva Statale Valle delle Ferriere)—thick with lemon groves, lush ferns, abandoned mills, and waterfalls—are among the most beautiful.
 
The Basics
The Ferriere Valley Nature Reserve is named after the old ironworks that once lined the Canneto riverbank from the peaks of Monti Lattari to Amalfi to the sea. See the ruins of some of these historic foundries through the thick undergrowth of ferns and take memorable photos of the waterfalls that once powered them.
 
Hike the two main trails in the reserve—the relatively easy Lower Trail (Sentiero Basso 323a) between Pontone and Amalfi and the challenging Upper Trail (Sentiero Alto 325a) that begins in Pogerola—with a professional nature guide. A guide is part of a private tour that also includes transportation to and from the trailhead and end point.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Botany buffs will be interested in the indigenous Woodwardia radicans ferns and Pinguicula hirtiflora carnivorous plants seen during their hike.
  • Bring your camera to capture views from the rocky ridges and the overgrown former mills.
  • Wear appropriate footwear and clothing for hiking and bring a hat, sunblock, and plenty of water.
  • Wheelchair users or those with limited mobility won’t be able to access the stairs, rough terrain, and steep slopes of these trails.
  • Older children especially enjoy this hike when accompanied by a nature guide who can explain the unique terrain and history.
 
How to Get There
Some Sita public buses from Amalfi stop in both Pontone and Pogerola. From Sorrento, Ravello, and Positano, take the bus to Amalfi and connect to the local routes there.
 
When to Get There
Hiking in the Ferriere Valley is particularly pleasant and scenic in summer and fall, with mild temperatures and lush countryside. But, start out in the cool morning hours in summer (June–September) as it can get quite hot.
 
The Valley of the Mills
Part of the same nature reserve and adjacent to the Ferriere Valley, the Valley of the Mills (Valle dei Mulini) is known for its romantic paper mill ruins that were once powered by the Canneto River waterfalls. One of these historic paper mills still functions in Amalfi. Visit the town’s Paper Museum to learn more about the history of this important local industry.
Address: Riserva Statale Valle delle Ferriere, Scala, Campania 84010, Italy
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7 Tours and Activities to Experience Ferriere Valley Nature Reserve (Riserva Statale Valle delle Ferriere)

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Private Tour: Amalfi Valle delle Ferriere Nature Reserve Walking Tour

Private Tour: Amalfi Valle delle Ferriere Nature Reserve Walking Tour

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Explore the natural beauty of the Valle delle Ferriere Natural Reserve with this private 4-hour walking tour. See another side of the Amalfi Coast with a visit to this protected wilderness area, replete with waterfalls and a variety of ferns and other plants.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.97
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$124.97
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Amalfi waterfalls - 'Valle delle Ferriere' Nature Reserve group walking tour

Amalfi waterfalls - 'Valle delle Ferriere' Nature Reserve group walking tour

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Exclusive walking guided tour to visit the Inside of the Protected Natural Reserve in Amalfi valley. Special possibility to visit the heart of the reserve, full of amazing waterfalls and pre-historical ferns. Walking day with a licensed environmental guide, showing local knowledge and botanical and natural aspects of the wild side of the Amalfi Coast.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$83.72
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Ferriere waterfalls - Amalfi Coast

Ferriere waterfalls - Amalfi Coast

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In this experience we will reach the Ferriere Waterfalls in Amalfi. We will start from Amalfi city centre or Atrani or Pontone. We can do a ring walk starting from Amalfi passing all the beautiful lemon gardens and going back to Atrani via the Dragon valley. There is also a chance to go to San Lazzaro (Agerola) from the Ferriere waterfalls ( more difficult walk). In this experience you need to be Fit and try to wear hinking shoes or good grip shoes. 4D OF THE WALK: Duration: 3-4 hours Difficulty : E ( Hiker) Distance : 9 kms (7 miles ) Dislivell: 350m up and 350m down. ( San lazzaro walk 900m up and 150me down). To get into the Ferriere waterfalls reserve in Scala, you need to book a ticket which costs 5€ on this website: Let me know the date you book the entrance to match our experinece
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.45
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Ferriere's Path, a challenging trekking!

Ferriere's Path, a challenging trekking!

The Ferriere Valley is the most precious jewel of Scala and one of the 41 Italian biogenetic reserves. A deep valley of primitive and lush nature that is born in the mountains of Scala to finish six kilometers further down in the territory of Amalfi. A piece of nature that comes from the past, perhaps because it is hidden and not very easy to visit, has come down to us intact. The valley is traversed throughout its length by the Rio Canneto. The crystal clear waters allow highly sensitive flora and fauna life. High rocky ridges protect the valley from cold winds from the north. From the south instead it is open to the hot and humid winds from the sea. This particular weather condition involves the phenomenon of inversion of the vegetation: the one on the bottom of the valley is of the Mesofilo, grows in a cool, moist environment. The mediterranean macchia, that prefers warmer, dry areas, grows on the higher walls.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Trekking - Amalfi Natural Reserve Valle delle Ferriere

Private Trekking - Amalfi Natural Reserve Valle delle Ferriere

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Explore the nature reserve of Amalfi, Valle delle Ferriere, among fascinating waterfalls, woods and streams. Let yourself be guided by a professional guide! Route of 6 km.
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  • 5 hours
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Walk the Mill's Valley and lunch in a farm

Walk the Mill's Valley and lunch in a farm

An easy walk in the most beautiful valley surrounded by a gorgeous nature, the history of the paper production in Amalfi and a great lunch in one of the best farm of the coast. We walk into one of the most amazing valley following the Canneto river. The scenery is amazing, we are in a chesnut forest and the clear water of the river jumps on the rocks creating lots of waterfalls and pools. This is the place where in the 13th century local people started to produce paper using cloths, a technique learned from the arabs. Along the way we find the ruins of the old and abandoned paper mills, it's a unique example of industrial archeology in the south of Italy. The deepest spot in the valley is a Natural Reserve with the most spectacular waterfalls, a kind of rain forest, unexepted. It's a protected area where the "Woodwardia radicans" grows, a pre-historic fern that can be 2 meters long! The right end of our tour will be a great lunch in a farm settled overlooking the valley.
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  • 5 hours
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$97.07
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Amalfi Coast Hiking experience from ravello to amalfi with transfer

Amalfi Coast Hiking experience from ravello to amalfi with transfer

From RAVELLO to AMALFI (Valle delle Ferriere) Come and discover with us the pearls of the Amalfi Coast! This hike will give you the chance to see the most authentic side of this beautiful stretch of land. We leave from Ravello which is universally recognized as the city of music, for enchanting and inspiring many composers, painters and writers. Then we will reach Amalfi across The Ferriere Valley with its wild scenery, waterfalls and rare plants, just a few steps away from the crowded and fancy center of Amalfi. Small streets, beautiful villas, ancient churches, beautiful mosaics, lush gardens but also terraces, vineyards, lemon groves will make this hike an unforgettable experience of quietness and the perfect chance for people who really want to appreciate this land with the eyes of a local!
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  • 6 hours
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$315.47
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