Walking & Trekking
Discover with us the 'Path of the Gods'!
- Amalfi Coast -
For lovers of hiking and walking outdoors, the Path of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast is a 'must' ... Your holiday on the Amalfi Coast cannot be considered complete without an excursion on the Path of the Gods, from Agerola to Positano. This most popular trekking route is pretty easy with a duration of approximately 5 hours and a drop of 600 meters downhill. Do not underestimate the fact that those who suffer from vertigo may have some difficulties, but with proper precautions, trekking and hiking here can be for everyone. The walking route involves a departure from Agerola, more precisely from the fraction of Bomerano or from Praiano to reach the hamlet of Nocelle in the town of Positano (440 meters above sea level). Starting from the village of Bomeranoat 635 meters above sea level permits to trek easier along the path, but from the town of Praiano, on the sea forces the hiker to reach first the Colle Serra situated at 579 meters above sea level.
Imagine to start from Bomerano, Agerola: the route is surrounded by total silence and tranquility, with spectacular views on the coasts, and Capri, the island of lovers. From above the traffic and noise of the SS163 are only a distant memory. The trail leads to the "Cave of the Biscuit" and continues over the pass Monte Serra. Once past the suggestive Vallone Grarelle you will reach the village of Nocelle, located at 440 meters above sea level, a little-known and characteristic hamlet of Positano. Here you can choose to go down the 1500 steps that separate Nocelle from the Amalfitana Drive to enjoy a swim on the beaches of Positano, or, if still full of energy, to trek up to Monte Pertuso (at 352 meters above sea level), which owes its nameto a hole (= 'pertuso' in local dialect) in the cliff of the summit due to the naturalphenomenon of erosion, and from there to go down to Positano. Both walking tours are very attractive, along which you can meet shepherds and farmers who make you taste some of their products, such as cheese, meats, etc..
An alternative trekking route, which
combines nature, culture and religious worship: an idea
would be to start from Vettica Maggiore and through a convenient
staircase, renovated recently, reach in about half an hour
the religious complex of San Domenico at about 400 mt.
over the sea level. Here you can visit both the church
of S. Maria Castro of the twelfth century, and the adjoining
Dominican Convent of the XVI century. The famous "Path of the Gods" is
about 30/45 minutes trekking time away from here, and you
can go from east to west in the direction of Nocelle through
the typical Mediterranean bush of the Amalfi Coast, forests
of oaks, grottoes and sea caves .... After about 2 hours
of walking, you will reach Nocelle, and from there you
can choose one of two locations mentioned above.
The right clothing? Comfortable, of course! Possibly long pants and comfortable shoes, but above all do not forget your camera! A bottle of water, sunscreen and a hat.
Powered by StarNetwork S.r.l. - VAT ID 03079120659