Fortini Coastal Walk
Fortini Coastal Walk
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mmrie
Liverpool, UK30 contributions
Sept 2022
This is a really beautiful walk and really worth it (we walked from Punta Carena) A tip for those with a fear of heights: there is one stretch with a very steep drop down to the sea. You can avoid it just after the Fortino Punto Pino. Go up to the main road and take the road down on the left (road marked private with an olive grove on your left). After a while, you can rejoin the path towards the Mesola fort.
Written 13 September 2022
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Andrew J
New York City, NY55 contributions
Aug 2022
If you take the bus from Anacapri to the Blue Grotto, tell the driver you want to get off at Fortini. This is technically the beginning of the hike (the hike does not start at the blue grotto, but you can start there if you want but you will need to walk on the road a bit.

If you end at the beach club, you can look forward to a delicious lunch! Just make a reservation as you will need one - the hike takes about 2.5 hours, so plan accordingly.

Bring plenty of water and good hiking shoes.

One reviewer commented on an "uphill" segment near the end as you approach the beach club. True - its about 350 meters or so and is a little steep, but if you can do the hike you can do this segment. If you are reasonable fit, it's not a big deal.

Views are beautiful. In and out of woods, but the woods offer shade on a hot day. Largely walk overlooking the rugged and beautiful coastline.

Ending at the blue grotto is sort of anti-climatic - they have a small and average restaurant there, and it often can be crowded, and as noted, you need to walk on the road a bit which can be unnerving in Italy.

The beach club is very nice, right on there water, excellent food, and nice place to chill if you arrive early for your lunch reservation. We were advised to do this by a local, after having first done the walk and ending at the grotto - good advice!

PS - follow the trial markers!!!! In a few spots the trail seems to be ahead of you but the marker tells you to, for example, turn left. So turn left!
Written 7 August 2022
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Neil M
New York City, NY41 contributions
Jul 2021
Sometimes Capri can feel a little too crowded, but this coastal walk is the perfect antidote and no matter which direction you take it, there is an excellent swimming spot/restaurant at the end.
Written 19 July 2021
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Caitlyn
7 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Enjoyable, highly scenic walk along the west coast of the island to/from the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) to Faro (the lighthouse). Depending on how often you stop and how fast you walk, will take around 2 hours.

Pros:
- Really beautiful. Stunning views. Even better than the pictures.
- Forts along the path are in very good shape, with handrails so you can explore them thoroughly and confidently. Most parts of the trail are also well maintained.
- Well labeled signs to help you where hiking paths intersect, and additional info available on lovely hand-drawn tiles throughout the trail to provide education on history, flora, and fauna along the route.
- Swimming spots at the beginning and end, and a hidden one about halfway through down some concrete steps.

Cons:
- LOTS of narrow stairs. Not recommended for younger children or those with joint issues of any kind. The scariest have handrails, but still large steep steps.
- Sections of the trail need maintenance. Low hanging branches, overgrown bushes/grass, deteriorated paths, etc. Nothing too dangerous, but would be painful if the trail was more crowded or for those with less mobility.

General tips:
- What to bring.... water, sunscreen, bug spray. Long stretches of the trail are in direct sunlight. There's a place to refill bottles about halfway through for free, or occasional cutouts back to the main road if needed.
- What to wear... layers and comfortable shoes suitable for a hike! As mentioned, there are a lot of uneven steps, and the trail itself isn't always smooth. I'd be very nervous to do this in sandals. Parts of the trail will be chilly in the shade in the morning, but hot in the afternoon in the sunshine.
- If you only want to walk one way, take the bus back to Anacapri from either end for 2 euros. Buses are every 30 min max.
- If you don't want to do the whole hike, the best views are between Faro and Mesola. After that, the trail goes a bit further inland and the brush gets much taller, which obstructs the view a bit. Still very much worth doing, and there are occasional outcrops to get some clear shots. You get to walk through some local olive farms and greenery which is still quite enjoyable.
Written 6 June 2019
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BorisBrusselaar
Brussels, Belgium1,247 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
This hike was #1 on my list in Anacapri and rightly so. We had a wonderful time going the path north to south enjoying the island views, the sea and the nature...and of course posh private villas :).
What I like the most are the descriptions species of animals, birds, fish and plans living on the island and some history facts all along the way in the form of open books.
Even though you always close to the water, you never come to it, there is only one direct access close to Fortina di Mesola, you can even swim there.
The path requires some medium effort but on a hot sunny summer day might be challenging, so good sun protection and lots of water to bring. It has a lot of stairs and ups-downs. If you have difficulties waking think twice. Also worth mentioning that there are no facilities whatsoever, all is completely wild.
We started our hike in the north and headed south, which took around 3 hours, ending our journey on Lido Di Faro beach and bar. Perfect reward at the end of the hike.
Written 5 June 2019
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einarse
Bodo, Norway281 contributions
Nov 2018
Good rough path. Along the coast, but not flat, rather it goes up and down a lot. Southern part at/near the rocky shore, medium part in wild forest, northern part between small farms.

I prefer to walk from south to north, due to the long steepy hill near the lighthouse - terrible to walk up tired.

Note: if you go from south/lighthouse, the path seems to disappear when you reach a small valley halfway. Follow the path into the valley, until it bends upwards to the left.

Note: Nowhere to get food along the way, or go to the toilet. Bring what you need in a bag.

For me, mandatory when I visit Capri.
Written 27 November 2018
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Philip H
Gothenburg, Sweden819 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is the third time that we walk the Fortina Coastal Walk (Sentiero dei Fortini Borbonici) and it is even more beautiful in October (the two previous walks was in March). Everything is greener and the see is bluer. The trail is rather steep and should be avoided if you have bad knees or if you are scared of hights.
Written 19 October 2018
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Heidi M G
8 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
We caught the bus to Faro. Was disconcerting the ticket booth was closed but we were able to purchase on board. The older buses are quite run down and the drivers pack you in like sardines. Which is great if you really want to get on a full bus but not so good if you entered earlier and have to fight to breathe.
It was an overcast day so there weren’t many people about and the track is not clearly marked. Unsure of how difficult the whole path to Blue Grotto would be, we decided to catch the bus when the path briefly met the road again. More info or research and better weather may make this a better experience for others.
Written 5 October 2018
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Joël & Laura
Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands899 contributions
Sept 2018 • Couples
If you want to get away from all the tourist and enjoy the beautiful nature of Capri then this is you activity.
It is really beautiful and well marked
We did it in flip flops it’s do-able but not recommended.
I read some thing about taking a swim but we didn’t find any except on the end at Faro.
We did the walk from blue grotto to the lighthouse at faro. You can take a nice swim there and enjoy the sunset with a cocktail. Well deserved after this long walk
Written 28 September 2018
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GreenEasi
28 contributions
Sept 2018 • Couples
If you like walking, this is a must do walk in Capri. Well marked track taking you along the coastline. Flora and fauna signage is very interesting plus you go past a number of Napoleon era British forts and pass through farm land. Views is the ocean really beautiful. Only negative is the amount of rubbish along the side of the path and in the water. Capri (and tourists) needs to do a better job here. Highly recommend this walk and a swim at the lighthouse at the end !
Written 14 September 2018
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