Am always surprised as the sometimes misleading reviews on trip adviser, the way some people were carrying on about the walk really had my girlfriend worried as she only had a pair of Doc Martin boots and some of the reviews will lead you to think you'd fall off the cliff and die if you don't have the right gear.
I wouldn't say there is anything particularly dangerous about the walk, people who are grossly overweight or unfit should probably steer clear but aside from that it is fine.
I myself am not in the best shape, and whilst I was certainly out of breath at times, it really wasn't that much of a challenge and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
I probably wouldn't recommend this to anyone who has vertigo, a fear of heights or who suffers from asthma or any kind of heart condition.
We saw lots of people who appeared in there 50's and 60's, but again, I would only recommend it for that age group if you're relatively fit.
The walk itself is absolutely stunning, probably the best thing we've done so far in our 7 days in Italy.
You will see unrivalled views of the Amalfi coastline and mountains and also see some amazing history with the churches built up in the mountains with frescoes dating back 900 odd years.
Our guide Maurizio also was the main reason we had such a wonderful day, he walked at a fantastic pace, always stopping to point out certain plants, buildings or things of significance and has a wonderful knowledge of the area considering he grew up here and obviously still lives in the region.
He stayed with us for basically the entire day, took us to a wonderful restaurant and we were also lucky enough to meet his wonderful Father.
We also got to try local figs and grapes which were a delight.
You may also see some goats on the trek which was quite cool.
Again, don't be put off by some of the reviews making this out to be terrifying and super challenging.
I understand everyone has different limits and opinions but I would say anyone from ages 13-60 could do this if they are in the right condition and want to see some of the most spectacular views around.
Don't stress about shoes like my girlfriend did, I wore my casual sneakers (just average skateboard shoes) and after doing the walk my girlfriend mentioned that she probably could have done the walk in just her flats that she was scared about wearing in the first place.
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