Walk of the Gods
Walk of the Gods
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Known locally as Sentiero Degli Dei, the Walk (or Path) of the Gods is an approximately 4.7-mile hike along the Amalfi Coast. It'll take you about three to five hours from Bomberano to Nocelle, depending on your fitness level and the number of stops you take. It's a mostly downhill hike, with gorgeous views of the Amalfi coastline and Tyrrhenian sea along the way. The best time to take on the hike is during the fall or spring months, when the weather is milder. You can try the hike yourself or sign up for a guided hiking tour, where you can learn more about the history and biodiversity of the area. – Tripadvisor
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  • James B
    2 contributions
    Nice day of hiking
    Started the hike in Bomerano in a fog which became spots of open areas enough to see see the water. Even though it was clouds, it was a beautiful hike to Noelle and cleared up to see the Positano coast line. The last 1700 stairs down to Positano was a treat!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 15, 2023
  • Butty
    Norwich, United Kingdom26 contributions
    Path of the gods
    Great walk, stared around 10am in the morning. We were staying in Maiori and used travelmar to purchase the boat trip to amalfi and then transfer by coach to start .. think it was about 20 euros per person in total. Grabbed some food at a bakery at the start and made our way down . Bit rocky in places and requires a level of reasonable fitness to complete. I didn’t use sticks but they would have helped at times as I’m short and some steps were quite big at times . Nice little cafe at the end as well as a lemon drink vendor in the village square and public toilets. Then the final descent to position and a trillion steps down to the hustle and bustle of an overcrowded positano where you wish you were back in the calm of the hills
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 15, 2023
  • Elsa C. L.
    New York City, New York2,344 contributions
    Aptly named path🙏🏼
    Hiking Path of the Gods is a MUST do. It is aptly named as the sights are stunning; like paradise!!! It starts from Nocelle, Positano to Bomerano. My husband and I hiked from Nocelle to where we were viewing Praiano from a tree’s shade along the path, which was the point where we turned back to Nocelle. I have 12K steps on my phone. My walking step length is 24”. It took us from around 10:30-11:00 a. m. to 3:30 p.m. round trip but we had many stops to take in the delightful vistas (uploaded pictures speak for themselves), take pictures, drink, have an apple, rest in the shade. The blue skies appear to transition seamlessly into the blue Tyrrhenian Sea. Hundreds of friendly hikers enjoying the gorgeous views along the way to or from Nocelle gave us energy. The hike is of moderate difficulty to easy. There are flat parts that are dusty, covered with dry leaves or with scattered pebbles, one short stretch with exposed tree roots, a few short steep climbs through small rocks and one long steep stretch. Most of its length have no railing. There are many shady spots to rest at. Caution: Parts of rocks that are shiny are slippery even if our shoes have good grip.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • James M
    3 contributions
    Not as great as I expected from other reviews
    This is definitely a nice hike with some great views but I felt it is a bit over rated. Many of the views are similar from the surrounding roads but from a higher vantage point and getting to and from the start and end points is either challenging or expensive. The bus to Bomerano from Amalfi is not currently running due to road work so you either face a bus ride of over an hour from Amalfi or get gauged for 20 Euro per person for a Taxi up from Amalfi Bus Depot. The hike itself has some challenging spots to climb over rocks or up/down steeps spots. Bus back down from Nocelle is still available but only goes about once an hour. Climbing up and/or down is quite a challenge so be prepared for a very long day if that is your plan
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Robin S
    Crofton, Maryland34 contributions
    Spectacular Views Worth the Effort
    This trail is up to 40 miles, but the most common sections are 7+ miles. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes recommended. The views are spectacular! Note that the section we covered was a moderate hike and we sometimes had to scramble up or down rocky terrain. It really is a should-do if you are the outdoorsy type.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Marc W
    15 contributions
    Great walk - allow 2 hours if you're reasonably fit and take plenty of water!
    We did this walk because it was listed as one of the top things to do in this part of Italy and whilst it was worth it, I wouldn't agree that it's the most amazing walk in the world! Although we live in the Cotswolds so have quite a high benchmark for walking comparisons. The best view is towards the end in my opinion of the valleys / terraces and not necessarily the coastline. We actually did it in reverse of the more popular route starting in Nocelle which is an easy bus ride up from Positano (don't book a tour of private transfer there really is no need). I would say doing this walk this way round is marginally more challenging but certainly not significantly so. We had to wait a while for a bus down to Amalfi from Bomerano (and first one was full) but not a big problem really. We stayed in Naples (bit of a dump) but deliberately chose this as a base to do Amalfi coast and Pompei etc and getting the ferry to Positano and back from Amalfi was actually quite pleasant.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 5, 2023
  • WhenWeTravel
    Pacific Coast Australia, Australia100 contributions
    Earning the View from Praiano
    We came to Amalfi to do this and a couple of other experiences. We took the “path less travelled” from the sea at Praiono, to the convent of San Domenico along a steep staired climb of many steps, then followed the Path of God to Nochelle and down to Positano. A lot of steps up, a lot of steps down so was quite physical. HOWEVER! As my dad used to say you want the rainbow you take the rain. This was a stunning walk with views rivalling anything we have seen around the world so I say just do it. You will not regret the experience. We didn’t have a guide. The path is marked (not as well as Camino), but follow the path dot marks and you won’t get lost. For us, the money we saved on a guided tour was well spent on lunch and a beer when we finished. Please, don’t read this review as negative - it was an absolutely positive experience and memory for these 60 year old legs and their owner.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Nick
    Pescara, Italy116 contributions
    Great views
    In Homer's Odyssey it is written that Ulysses requested the help of the gods to save him from the sirens of Sicily, who lured sailors to their deaths and that in answer to his prayers they created the path of the gods. It is easy to find and not difficult to walk, although I do recommend good footwear (trainers or walking boots) and to do it early in the morning to avoid the worst of the heat. We started at 9pm in mid August. Having finished the walk I whimped out from doing the extra 1500 steps down to Positano and caught the bus. My fit adult children ran down and beat the bus, but did have sore calves for the next 2 days. We then caught the ferry back to Amalfi and the bus back to our car from there.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Bettina
    3 contributions
    Put it on your bucket list - divine!!
    Walked from Bomerano to Nocelle with my hubby and two kids (9 and 12) and we all loved the experience. Well marked path, fairly flat and straightforward but just challenging enough to be interesting. Amazing views, and lots of animals to spot (goats, pigs, some large birds). We almost missed the steps down to Positano (some confusing signs) but glad we didn’t. They are not as "bad" as reviews had me believe - it's more a gentle path downwards (albeit long) than a terrible staircase. We used Rainbow Limos (booked in advance) to get from Positano to Bomerano and while not cheap (what is on the Amalfi Coast) it was a comfortable, safe & fuss-free option.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 5, 2023
  • Nina B
    1 contribution
    Wow so worth it
    Took bus from Positano to nocella, picked up the train from there. Walked little over half way then turned around and walked back. Stoped back in nocella for limon sorbet and bathroom. Then took the stairs down and walked back into positiano. Perfecto! From leaving our hotel to home was about 3 1/2 hours. Probably could have continued in further but the trail got busy with people coming from bomerano side so it was slowing us down. This trail is moderate to difficult at times but the views are worth it. Not for anyone with mobility issues, little kids it might be hard depending on what their used to.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 15, 2023
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hellp842
United States300 contributions
Oct 2021
We started in Bomerano and ended in Nocelle. It took two hours and ten minutes with photo and snack breaks.I wore walking shoes and was fine, but if you have any ankle issues,I recommend higher shoes to prevent a twisted ankle.

We hiked on a Sunday and encountered large local hiking clubs and families. Groups are very accommodating and let you pass -or pass you- with a smile and word of encouragement.

You do need to watch where you are going as the terrain is variable and a misstep easy. It is not a hard hike if you are a hiker,BUT it is not a walk in the park and you should be prepared for a variety of terrain.

Don't miss the cairns on the right about three-quarters down path.There are hundreds of them going up several levels.It's worth climbing up to take a look.

A word to the wise:We were being picked up in Nocelle and were surprised that we had NO CELL PHONE RECEPTION to let them know we were there and ready.Luckily a vendor selling limeade had reception and called for us.It was the only place in Amalfi our phones didn't work.
No bugs during our October hike, but take water and sunscreen.
Written October 25, 2021
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Fern A
8 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Nice walk with great views which was not hugely physically challenging at all if you walk from bomerano to nocelle. We then carried on to montepertuso and walked down the (many!) steps to Positano. I am not a huge fan of heights but the paths are wide enough that it was fine- the views are worth it! Would recommend this walk as a nice half day activity, try and start fairly early as the paths get very busy with groups.
Written May 5, 2022
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Nick
Pescara, Italy116 contributions
Aug 2023
In Homer's Odyssey it is written that Ulysses requested the help of the gods to save him from the sirens of Sicily, who lured sailors to their deaths and that in answer to his prayers they created the path of the gods. It is easy to find and not difficult to walk, although I do recommend good footwear (trainers or walking boots) and to do it early
in the morning to avoid the worst of the heat. We started at 9pm in mid August. Having finished the walk I whimped out from doing the extra 1500 steps down to Positano and caught the bus. My fit adult children ran down and beat the bus, but did have sore calves for the next 2 days. We then caught the ferry back to Amalfi and the bus back to our car from there.
Written August 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Butty
Norwich, UK26 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Great walk, stared around 10am in the morning. We were staying in Maiori and used travelmar to purchase the boat trip to amalfi and then transfer by coach to start .. think it was about 20 euros per person in total. Grabbed some food at a bakery at the start and made our way down . Bit rocky in places and requires a level of reasonable fitness to complete. I didn’t use sticks but they would have helped at times as I’m short and some steps were quite big at times . Nice little cafe at the end as well as a lemon drink vendor in the village square and public toilets. Then the final descent to position and a trillion steps down to the hustle and bustle of an overcrowded positano where you wish you were back in the calm of the hills
Written June 16, 2023
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Bettina
3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Walked from Bomerano to Nocelle with my hubby and two kids (9 and 12) and we all loved the experience. Well marked path, fairly flat and straightforward but just challenging enough to be interesting. Amazing views, and lots of animals to spot (goats, pigs, some large birds). We almost missed the steps down to Positano (some confusing signs) but glad we didn’t. They are not as "bad" as reviews had me believe - it's more a gentle path downwards (albeit long) than a terrible staircase. We used Rainbow Limos (booked in advance) to get from Positano to Bomerano and while not cheap (what is on the Amalfi Coast) it was a comfortable, safe & fuss-free option.
Written October 5, 2023
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David K
3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Think twice about this hike if you have limited time in Amalfi. It’s become a casualty of over tourism (in which I’m also a problem). The hike took around 2.5 hrs, after catching the SITA bus in Amalfi and arriving in Bolmerano. FYI, in Amalfi you catch the bus in the centre close to the roundabout where all the buses are grouped.

The vistas were beautiful, we did it on a beautiful sunny day. However, at every single point in the hike, we saw 20 people in front of us and 20 people behind us. There weren’t many places to stop for water without causing a hiker jam.

Honestly, the views in Ravello were equivalent, and we certainly wouldn’t do this hike again.

For those with mobility issues, you should avoid. Steep inclines and declines. Slippery surfaces and narrow pathways.

Perhaps better done during off season.

3/5.
Written May 25, 2022
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Evans S
Mold, UK34 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Walked this route with an experienced walk guide. We were a group of 11, mostly late 60's early 70's.
It was a great walk, taxing in places with some rock scrambling and narrow paths. We all managed to safely complete the walk in around 3 hours with several photo and information stops along the way.
The weather was sunny, 24C, and we had clear skies and amazing views. All in all it was a great experience in ideal conditions.
Written October 20, 2022
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Jeremy515
Woodmere, NY114 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
This was definitely a must see. You need to go early, as in 5:30-6:00 AM otherwise it gets too hot. It’s about 2 hours in total and you really get some great views. Need comfortable shoes and lots of water. No sandals!
Written July 22, 2022
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Dawn H
Nottingham, UK17 contributions
Oct 2022
A fabulous hike (we did downhill to Positano) but not for the faint hearted. I'm not an experienced hiker and found parts of this walk a little scary i.e. hugh cliffside drops on very rocky paths here and there. I would not recommend this hike for older or infirm people as those we came across on the hike were having trouble and once you start, turning back is uphill and tiresome and carrying on is a long long hike. On the upside the views are spectacular but I was looking at my feet most of the time in order not to slip. What I imagined was going to be an easy walk turned out to be challenging. For intrepid hikers I assume it would be a great hike but just be careful if you aren't used to hiking.
Written October 26, 2022
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James M
3 contributions
Jun 2023
This is definitely a nice hike with some great views but I felt it is a bit over rated. Many of the views are similar from the surrounding roads but from a higher vantage point and getting to and from the start and end points is either challenging or expensive. The bus to Bomerano from Amalfi is not currently running due to road work so you either face a bus ride of over an hour from Amalfi or get gauged for 20 Euro per person for a Taxi up from Amalfi Bus Depot. The hike itself has some challenging spots to climb over rocks or up/down steeps spots. Bus back down from Nocelle is still available but only goes about once an hour. Climbing up and/or down is quite a challenge so be prepared for a very long day if that is your plan
Written July 5, 2023
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