For keen walkers and lovers of amazing panoramas, what could be more inviting than the Capri Maratrail that will be held on 22nd March, organized by the Capri Outdoors Association.
Approximately 20 to 22 kms which if you look at the map will take you from one end of the island to the other.
The probable route (which can be changed at any moment by the organisers) goes up to Capri town from the Marina Grande and then out towards Villa Lysis and Villa Jovis before looping back to the edge of the town. Next comes another loop via the Piazzetta delle Noci, Dentecala, Pizzolungo and Tragara, before returning again to Capri town. Leaving the centre behind, the fun now begins, since Monte Solaro is next. This will probably be via the very steep Passetiello trail bringing you to Cetrella. The climb then continues, be it less steeply, up to the top of Monte Solaro and the chairlift station. From there the route proceeds high along the ridge before dropping down to the Belvedere Migliera and Guardia.
Next come the Fortini (Bourbon Blockhouses), the path crossing the rocks a little above sea level. Leaving them behind, the trail cuts up inland,heading back to Anacapri where the Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) await to take you back to the Marina where the trail ends.
Do not be put off by the length or by the 1000 metres difference in elevation. You don’t have to do it all, you can join or leave when or where you wish. There is no registration fee, it is completely free, under your own responsibility. The meeting point is at Largo Fontana in Marina Grande at 09.00, departure time 09.15. This will enable anyone coming from the mainland to get there in time.
Unfortunately I will not be there this time. Hopefuly it will be repeated in the future and I will be sure not to miss it.