Amalfi Coast Adventure
PRE TRIP ESSENTIALS
Get these things sorted now…
So, you’ve spoken with Phil and his team, and you’re now booked to join us and fellow Conquerors on the trip of a lifetime in Italy – on the Amalfi Coast!
Below are a few things you’ll need to start thinking about and preparing for before embarking on your trip with us.
Travel Insurance - Get it Now
Travel insurance is compulsary on a Conqueror Adventures trip. We recommend World Nomads for our trips, as their cover includes medical cover, repatriations in emergencies and tour cancellation.
Get in touch with them directly!
You may also have a travel insurer who you have worked with in the past but please remember to make sure they will cover you for our destinations.
Book your flights
The sooner you get on to your flights, the better. You may have a travel agent you regularly work with for your travel requirements, so get on to them asap.
You might also like to check out the following flight websites to shop around for the best deals. And remember – you can fly into Naples at any time on Day 1, but if you can arrive by 12pm, then that’s best. We’ll meet at our joining hotel 2pm on this day. If you need a transfer from Naples airport to our hotel, please let us know.
Trip Advisor Flights – https://www.tripadvisor.com/CheapFlightsHome
Getting Physically Prepared
The Amalfi Coast trip requires a moderate level of fitness. While it’s impossible to assess your individual level of readiness to embark on this trip from afar, there are a few general rules that we can apply in order for you to get into great physical shape for the trip.
Practice Hikes – Find some local trails, hike through your town, or just get out and walk. Get used to walks that are 3 hours in length. Learn where your body struggles and how far you can push yourself. You’ll be amazed at how far you can go!
Training Program (2X per week):
- Hike or take a long walk
- Choose hilly, uneven terrain whenever possible
- Wear your daypack
Gym Program – If you don’t have access to good trails, here is a basic training program that will prepare you for the Amalfi Coast using a treadmill and stair machine. If you don’t have access to these machines, a running track in the park or going around the neighborhood will work just as well.
Training Program (2X per week)
- 20 minutes on the treadmill hill setting at a walk or slow jog
- 10 minutes stair-stepping machine for at a speed of 30-45 steps per minute
- 5 minutes slow walk with no incline to catch your breath
- Repeat 2-3X
Breaking in your Hiking Boots - Do It Now!
OK, so first things first – you’ll need hiking shoes. They’ll need to be sturdy enough with good stitching and construction.
Now go and walk in them, and do it regularly until you leave for the trip. The more you can break in your shoes – i.e. get them moulded to your feet – the better. There’s NOTHING worse than finding that your hiking shoes are giving you blisters or are uncomfortable when you’re halfway through a trek.
There’s always at least a little bit of bureaucracy to deal with, and Italy is no different.
Visas are currently not required for Australian, New Zealand, US, Canadian or UK/EU passport holders wishing to visit Italy. If you are outside these regions, please check with your embassy. You can also check the Visa HQ website for up to date information.
Bringing Money And Changing Money
The Euro is the official currency of Italy. Naples has a large number of exchange centers, most of them in the centre of the city. Foreign currency can be changed in many places here and you can also exchange foreign currency for the Euro at the airport itself or in banks. You can also use your debit or credit card at many places of commerce.
There are also ATMs in Naples where you can withdraw Euros using your debit or credit card.
We also advise that you obtain some Euros from your local bank before you depart, just so you won’t necessarily have to worry about doing this when you arrive!
COVID Travel Documentation/Requirements
You’ll need to check with your airline as to what their requirements are regarding Covid travel safety.
December 2022 Update: You no longer need a COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination to enter Italy.
Please see our Amalfi Coast gear list here: https://theconqueroradventures.com/amalfi-coast-gear-list/
If you are looking to rent gear from us, get in touch with us directly. Note – items unavailable for rent are – Rain jackets, hiking boots, beanies, hats.
Adding Pre and Post Trip Accommodation
If you’re arriving into Naples before Day 1 of the trip, and/or leaving after the last day of the trip (Day 8), and you require extra accommodation to be booked for you, let us know and we can do this, and we’ll add this to your final balance invoice. We’ll be able to provide you with options for this.
Dietary and Medical Information
We know you’ve already provided these details to us in your traveler information forms when you booked, but sometimes this important information can evolve or change, so please let us know if we need any updates on your dietary or important medical information.