Mountain ridges, gorges and seashore
There are many spectacular walks within the hills of the Cilento. They take you along the crests of mountain between one village and another, through shady olive groves or stark hillsides. Sometimes they dip into deep gorges or take you down to the seashore. Some are easy morning strolls, others all day hikes along more complicated routes. Much of it, naturally, is up and down hills, but the routes have been well studied and an intrepid traveller can follow the marked trails.
Ancient walking routes
One of the main reasons the Cilento was named a Unesco World Heritage site was for the hundreds of ancient walking paths that crisscross these hills, linking seemingly remote villages and once allowing a high level of communication and trade. These routes date back to pre-historic times and were well-established during the Middle Ages. Rather than being an impenetrable barrier, the Cilento mountains provided key routes for cultural, political and commercial communication along man-made paths that stretch across mountain ridges or were forged between villages in ancient times.