After being unsuccessful last year (confusion over the bus) we were determined to do the hike this year!
It was well worth the wait! I felt like we were walking up to Heaven....Absolute solitude, high above the small towns of the Amalfi Coast, with breath taking views of the sea! Great photography around every corner!!!
We started from a private trail at our B&B Rifugio Degli Dei around 7am. We climbed the stairs to Nocelle and began the trek to Bomerano. Once we arrived, we enjoyed a short rest over cappuccino and pastry at an outdoor cafe and then hiked back to Positano. It took us about 5 hours, round trip.
We did not find this to be a difficult hike...varied path conditions, wide and smooth to very narrow sections, partially sunny and several parts in the shade and some steep stairs. All easily managed by the two of us in our mid 40's and don't work out.
Good shoes (no sandals), water and a map are essential. The trail has lots of scat in the mid section so open shoes won't work. I wore athletic shoes and my husband wore Keens. No worries about getting too much sun as several parts of the trail are shaded.
There are several sections where the trail descends much more than you would think. as you move from one mountain to another, the trail descends down into the gorge then ascends back up. Loved the variation along the path!
Doing the path both ways is HIGHLY recommended and not that difficult. Contrary to previous advise from other TA, we did not see why one direction was preferred....difficulty of the path seemed the same both ways to me and equally spectacular views.
I was nervous to do the stairs to Nocelle but it was fine! Once you arrive in Nocelle, you will see the square. Ascend one more flight of stairs and take a right following a long concrete pathway. You will pass an outdoor make-shift market then you are on the walk! Follow it easily for maybe 2 hrs then you will see a stone building on the left, directly on the path. Take a SHARP (greater than 90 degree turn) here to continue on to Bomerano.
There is an upper and lower trail which allows you a slight variation on the way back if you like. The lower trail is closer to the sea and slightly easier.
Nice cafe, grocery and a few shops in Bomerano. Cappuccino was great at the cafe at the end of the walk.
We LOVED The Path of the Gods and can't recommend it highly enough!!!! This was the highlight of 4 weeks in Positano! Our only regret....bring a small bottle of champagne to toast at the top! Oh well....next time! I'm so glad that we skipped the bus and walked the whole thing! It was AMAZING!
PS Stop for a late lunch in Nocelle on your way back...ask at the grocery, they can direct you!
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