Sentiero degli Dei

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
694 m
Descent
1300 m
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The Sentiero degli Dei or the "Way of the Gods" is the most famous hiking trail on the Amalfi Coast and one of the most beautiful trails in Italy.

On the Sentiero degli Dei from Agerola-Bomerano to Positano, the route follows the coastline of the Amalfi Coast, almost completely isolated from civilization. At about 500 m above sea level, the path of the gods runs through a wild and lonely rocky landscape. Through almost untouched nature with typical Mediterranean vegetation, we pass shady oak forests, strawberry trees, heather and rosemary broken by impressive rock formations. If you want to explore the Amalfi Coast by hiking and especially away from the big tourist masses, this is the right path for you. The spectacular path with magnificent views over the entire coast requires a head for heights and surefootedness. The special places along the path – Agerola with its cheese specialties, Positano with its houses almost vertically one above the other and Nocelle, which has been isolated from the outside world for a long time – add the finishing touches to this beautiful hike.

Author’s recommendation

The path is especially impressive when the visibility is good, then the view extends over the whole Amalfi coast up to the island Capri.

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Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
670 m
Lowest point
23 m
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Safety information

Surefootedness and a head for heights are required.

Tips, hints and links

Since the path is almost all the time in the sun, it is essential to take enough drinking water with you.

Start

Agerola-Bomerano (639 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
40.629995, 14.539986
UTM
33T 461096 4497786

Destination

Positano

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of the path is in Agerola-Bomerano. From there we follow the signs to the entrance of the path and can hardly get lost. Through a lonely rocky landscape with Mediterranean vegetation, the path follows the coastline above the sea. The path is in parts only about 1 m wide, so absolute surefootedness is necessary. Hikers with a pronounced fear of heights should think twice whether they really dare to walk the path. Since the path leads steadily downhill, it is quite pleasant to walk. But due to the narrowness and the steep rock faces, it is always necessary to pay attention to the course of the path. It is better to enjoy the breathtaking view in peace. From Nocelle on, the path becomes less spectacular. We have two possibilities here: The first option leads directly to Positano, but also for about 1 km along a very busy road. The second variant leads through the village of Montepertuso, also alongside roads, but these are not very busy.

Public transport

Agerola is accessible by bus. However, the last part to Bomerano must be done on foot.

Getting there

Coming from Salerno, take the E45 and A3, then again follow the E45 to Pompei. After the town, follow the SS145 southwards and then take the SS366 and continue to Agerola-Bomerano.

Parking

Please inform yourself about parking possibilities before you arrive.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover, comfortable and sturdy footwear, adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers, telescope sticks if necessary, sun and rain protection, snacks and drinking water, first aid kit, penknife, mobile phone, headlight if necessary, maps

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Wiebke Hillen 
Updated: May 27, 2020

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