The path of the Gods

2 - 3 HRS  |  5.5 KM  |  210 M  |  BOMERANO - NOCELLE

The coastal region of Amalfi in southern Italy is known for its beauty. Hikers can reach this region by crossing the mountains from Naples via many winding roads. The sea suddenly appears in view and shows the beautiful coastal villages that seem to be glued to the rocks. It is a beautiful setting for a hike with a sea view. The most appealing of these hikes is probably the Path of the Gods (Il Sentiero degli Dei).

This path stretches over a little less than ten kilometers in length (it is a bit longer from the unofficial beginning) a little higher in the mountains along the coast. It is easy to cover in the morning or afternoon only and hikers can approach this path from two sides. After all, it is a line walk.

The Path of the Gods, which owes its name to the divine views over the sea, should be officially walked from the village of Bomerano (Agerola) towards Nocelle (which lies just above the village of Positano). This hike shows a continuous look over the sea and the picturesque Italian villages that lie peacefully on the rough coastline. In the far distance, even the island of Capri can be seen, a destination that shouldn’t be missed when visiting this region.

There is not a lot of difference in height (only around 200m). From the town of Amalfi the hike can be a nice ‘loop’ around the area. It will take a day but it is a very nice trip. Take the bus from Amalfi towards Agerola and get out in the village of Bomerano. From here the hike starts. It is approximately one kilometer from the official start of the path. Of course, the route is also indicated, with white/red marking.

For more information and to plan your hiking adventure on the Escapardenne Lee Trail, visit the official website here.

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