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Tips for Hiking Path of the Gods


by Colby Oney Well Traveled Insider Well Traveled Insider
2 years ago

Hands down the most popular Amalfi Coast hike — the Path of the Gods (AKA Sentiero degli Dei) is a relatively flat, point-to-point trail that extends from the town of Nocelle (near Positano) to the town of Bomerano. The hike features stunning views of coastal Italian towns and bluffs leading to the Tyrrhenian Sea.


Path of the Gods

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  • Location: Amalfi Coast, Italy
  • Distance: 7.4 miles roundtrip
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate
  • Our Hike Time: 4 hrs (roundtrip)
  • Route Type: Point-to-point or out-and-back
  • Elevation gain: 460 feet
  • Trailhead: You can start from the towns of Nocelle or Bomerano (can also start/end in Praiano or Positano but be prepared for lots of stairs)
  • Costs: None
  • When to go: Sept – June
  • Permits Required: No
  • Where to Stay: Any of these towns: Nocelle, Positano, Bomerano, Praiano
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  • No guides are necessary — Simply follow the red & white lines that mark the trail along the way.
  • Arrive early to beat the heat and crowds.
  • Fill up your water at the spigots located at either end of the trailheads.
  • Buses run to the villages at either end of the trail — ask your concierge how to best get there!
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Originally posted on Colby's blog



Colby Oney

I’m a frugal foodie, amateur photographer and avid explorer who loves researching and planning my next big adventure. When I’m not working and saving for my next trip, I’m daydreaming about where I want to travel next. Message me for any Santa Monica, Prague, Idaho or Patagonia Recs! 🙌

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