Walking & Trekking
Discover with us the 'Path of the Gods'!
- Amalfi Coast -
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
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.