Most hikers come to The Path of the Gods to take in the amazing views of the Amalfi Coastline. To go along with these views we've put together a list of other interesting things to check out while hiking the cliffs of the Amalfi Coastline.
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More About The Path of the Gods
1. Where To Start The Hike?
While you can hike The Path of the Gods in both directions we recommend starting in Bomerano and finishing in Nocelle as the majority of the hike is downhill.
To get to Bomerano by car, you need to get to Agerola first, so follow the directions to Costiera Amalfitana - Agerola. You will then need to find via Sentiero degli dei that dead-ends at the start of the trail. You can park along the side of the road right at the entrance to the trail.
To get to Bomerano by bus from Positano, you need to take the bus from Positano to Amalfi and change to a second bus that takes you to Agerola where you will get off in Bomerano. The bus driver will likely know the best place to get off to hike the Path of the Gods so make sure to ask!
2. Other Things To Know
What to bring - You'll want to make sure you have enough water, food and snacks for a 3 to 5 hour hike in the sun. We also recommend sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat to make the hike more enjoyable.
What to wear - You'll want to make sure you wear a good pair of hiking shoes as there is a lot of uneven ground to traverse. Also the temperatures can change a lot from the morning to the afternoon so a light jacket for a cool morning is often a good idea.
When to hike - We recommend getting out early and doing an early morning hike starting at sunrise if you can. The cooler mornings make it much more enjoyable while hiking and you get to take in some spectacular views of sunrise from atop the amalfi coast.
Trail Markers - Make sure to keep a lookout for the trail markers. They are present frequently along the trail so if you notice that you don't see one after a while you have probably gone off course and should retrace your steps until you find one again.
3. Where To Stop Along The Path
Ulisse's House, Along the Path - Along the trail you will come across Ulisse's House run by Francesco, a local who is super friendly according to Google reviews. You can stop here and buy some fresh lemonade, enjoy a fresh snack, get an espresso, and have a chat before carrying on. Bring some cash though as he doesn't take credit cards.
Sapori d’Italia, Nocelle - Once you reach Nocelle there are 3 restaurants, a general store, a B&B, Lemon Juice Hut, and Sapori d'Italia. Sapori d'Italia is basically a slushy hut out of a mini truck with some cover seating to get out of the sun. Super refreshing after finishing the hike and thinking of descending 1700 steps to continue onto Positano.