the "Sentiero degli Dei" or "Path of the Gods" Excursion

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful parts of Italy. There are many trails carved into the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast but the most famous is the Sentiero degli Dei or Path of the Gods, along a mountain ridge high above the sea; the hike is stunning.

What is the Path of the Gods

The Path of the Gods (or Sentiero degli Dei in Italian) is a cliff-top trail above the Amalfi Coast. The main section of the hike is 6.5 km (4 miles) between the small villages of Bomerano (in Agerola) and Nocelle (above Positano). There are beautiful views of the sea and coastal towns below along the way.

Both these villages are above the sea, so there isn’t a huge change of elevation between them. The hike is of moderate difficulty. If you are an experienced hiker you’ll find it easy and if you are reasonably fit you’ll be fine. The hike becomes more difficult if you start or finish at the coastal towns of Praiano (below Bomerano) or Positano (below Nocelle). These towns are connected to the trail by steep staircases of over 1500 steps. The trail is easy to follow and you don’t need a guide.

Walk in this area you will enjoy some of the most splendid views of the Amalfi Coast and the Bay of Naples, while being immersed in an almost Alpine landscape. You will also surely enjoy the rural scenery, minutes from the glamorous shopping and fine dining you can step back in time and experience the simple luxuries enjoyed by the local people for centuries. This tour shows you the paths most guides do not know about and most books don’t write about! You will discover why the Amalfi Coast has become Italy’s most famous coastline, hidden from bus loads of tourist, there are still places to immerse yourself in the local culture, surrounded by nature

Some tips

Distance: 12.0 km. Approx. 6-7 hours walking.

Height gain and loss: 500 meters. (several extensions possible)

Please note: this is a moderately easy tour which is suitable for those who have some experience with walking and a good general physical condition. There is no need to use special tools or equipment: it is important to wear unrestrictive and comfortable shoes, fit for mountain walking. Remember to bring a camera to take beautiful photos

Estimated time: 6-7 hours

Paradise on Earth

Walk and dream!

God walked here