Guided tour

Tramonti: Path of the Lemons - Formichelle Trail Trip

Activity provider: UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

Tramonti: Path of the Lemons - Formichelle Trail Trip

Activity provider: UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

From US$ 45.72 per person

Walk the Path of Formichelle on a guided trip from Tramonti to Minori. Pass through villages, vines, terraces, and ancient mule tracks that were once used to transport lemons and other local products.

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Duration 5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Stroll through the lemon groves and the villages of Tramonti that tell the story of the Formichelle, women dedicated to the transport of lemons
  • When the climb ends you see the sea of the Divina Costiera that greets you
  • Finally, a moment of relaxation at Sal De Riso to enjoy a "Delizia a Limone" or a "Delizia delle Formichelle"
Full description
The Path of the Formichelle winds along 8km between Tramonti and Minori. You pass through villages, vines, terraces and ancient mule tracks that in the 19th century were traveled by tireless women who transported local products and especially lemons, like industrious ants. During the route, which is quite easy, the guide will show hikers the history of one of the products at the base of the gastronomic tradition of the Amalfi Coast, namely the PGI "Sfusato Amalfitano" lemon. This citrus fruit, also the protagonist of the Path of Lemons which instead connects Minori and Maiori, was known since the times of the Republic of Amalfi and, thanks to commercial exchanges, reached all the countries of the Mediterranean and also Arabia. It was the Arabs who renamed what was known only as citro in "Limunzello" and highlighted its uses, even in the medical field. The Path of the Formichelle is a tribute to women who over the centuries have distinguished themselves for the self-denial with which they have allowed the transport of local products, particularly lemons, through the roughness of the territory. We are talking about a story that has lasted since the dawn of time, which is still present in the historical memory of the inhabitants of this magnificent part of Italy today. The cultivation of Sfusato Amalfitano PGI takes place on terraces called macerine, with the saplings placed under the scaffolding made using chestnut wood. It is a large lemon, with an elliptical shape, without seeds and a smooth, very fragrant peel that represents the richest part of oil glands, essential oil and ascorbic acid. It can be consumed to flavor other dishes but it is also excellent tasted natural, perhaps by pouring a pinch of sugar or salt over it. It starts at 15:00 from the hamlet of Paterno Sant'Elia, meeting point in front of the Church with arrival in Minori at the Sal de Riso pastry shop, where you can taste the traditional Delizia a Limone. Return to Tramonti by private bus. The length is 7 km with a travel time of about 4 hours.
Includes
  • The rate includes:
  • Authorized Trekking guide
  • Tasting of typical products
  • Transfer by private Bus to return to the starting point of the Trekking
  • Anything not expressly specified in "The rate includes"
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • People over 95 years
  • Hearing-impaired people
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Arrival 15 minutes before Time of departure. We will meet in front of LE GOLOSITA' DI MANU in Via Vallone 39

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What to bring

  • Drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Hiking pants
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Non-folding wheelchairs
  • Non-folding strollers
  • Plastic bags
  • Shoes indoors
  • Open-toed shoes
  • Baby carriages
  • Bare feet
Customer reviews

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It was a nice walk. There is a moment when you have to walk really steeply up and that is very difficult through a very narrow forest path. When we got to the top we were broken. The guide Mateo was great and very enthusiastic. We walked for about 2.5 hours in total.

July 29, 2022

Product ID: 401539