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 or from Praiano to reach the hamlet of Nocelle in the town of Positano (440 meters above sea level). Starting from the village of Bomerano at 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,sentiero degli dei – Costiera Amalfitana to trek up to Monte Pertuso (at 352 meters above sea level), which owes its name to a hole (= ‘pertuso’ in local dialect) in the cliff of the summit due to the natural phenomenon of erosion, and from there to go down to Positano.