If you are wondering what to do in Cava de Tirreni and its surroundings, then you are in the right place! I also wrote another short guide in which I talk about what to see in the historic center of Cava de’ Tirreni with a walking itinerary to discover the main attractions – if you are interested, click here. Otherwise, read on for ideas on the best activities and experiences to do in Cava de Tirreni, the medieval village a stone’s throw from the Amalfi Coast and Salerno.
- Walking itinerary in the historic centre
- Trekking and excursions in the surroundings of Cava de Tirreni
- Ceramics course
- Excursions by e-bike
- Wine tour in the vineyards of Cava de’Tirreni
- Cooking classes and culinary experiences
- Excursions and horseback riding
1) Walking itinerary in the historic centre
One of the experiences to definitely do in Cava de Tirreni, is a walk in the historic center, along the fundamental stops to visit the village. For the complete walking itinerary read this guide.
2) Trekking and excursions in the surroundings of Cava de’ Tirreni
Cava de’ Tirreni is perfect for trekking lovers. Nestled in a valley behind the Lattari Mountains, a true backbone of the Amalfi Coast, it is the starting point of many trails with wonderful views. Hiking trails in nature are of varying intensity, both for experts and for less experienced. In addition to the hiking trails in the mountains, it is also possible to take walks in the nature in Cava de Tirreni. What are you waiting for?
As always I have created an interactive map with the paths I recommend. Write to me on Whatsapp to receive it and to ask me for advice!
3) Ceramics course
Very close to one of the largest ceramic production centres on the Amalfi Coast, Vietri sul Mare, Cava de Tirreni is certainly not affected by competition in the art of ceramics. Also here you can find several pottery workshops where you can try directly to model or decorate the ceramics, giving life to real artistic creations. Experience to try absolutely, great idea if during your stay it happens a few days of rain and you don’t know what to do in Cava de Tirreni. The colors and sensations that ceramic gives, will make you forget any grayness!
Contact me on Whatsapp to find out what ceramic courses I recommend in Cava de Tirreni and its surroundings!
4) Excursions by e-bike
In addition to walking, you can visit Cava de’ Tirreni and its surroundings by bike, or rather by electric bike (or e-bike)! For the most skilled cyclists, the climbs and descents that characterize this area will certainly not be a problem, but the comfort and the help of the electric motor or the assisted pedaling in the most critical points will certainly be appreciated by all. By renting (even for free) your e-bike, you can visit not only Cava de Tirreni and its hamlets more in the mountains, but also decide to reach the surrounding areas, such as Vietri sul Mare, Salerno or the Amalfi Coast!
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5) Wine tour in the vineyards of Cava de Tirreni
The hills surrounding Cava de’ Tirreni also host farms with vineyards with panoramic views, which also overlook the Gulf of Salerno. At these facilities, you can experience the magic of a wine tour to discover local viticulture and wine production. In addition to strolling through the vineyards, you can taste typical products of the area surrounded by nature while sipping a local wine. What are you waiting for? Write to me on Whatsapp for suggestions!
6) Cooking classes and culinary experiences
In addition to tasting typical local products in gastronomic itineraries at local farms, you can also participate in cooking classes in which you can try to prepare local dishes with your own hands! Among the dishes that you can try to prepare, you can not miss the eggplant parmesan, fresh homemade pasta, pizza dough, and many other dishes and desserts typical of Campania and the Amalfi Coast. Write to me on Whatsapp to find out more!
7) Excursions and horseback riding
An experience to do in Cava de’ Tirreni absolutely is to go horseback riding. Here you can find several riding stables and riding schools that will give you the experience of riding a horse for the first time, or if you are more experienced, they will make you go hiking and horseback riding to discover the trails that run through the Cava mountains and reach evocative views. For those who want to try riding a horse for the first time, this will certainly be an unforgettable and very exciting experience, so it is important to turn to professionals who transmit their love and passion for horses. For some advice, do not hesitate to contact me on Whatsapp!