Walk of the Gods
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charliedeltabravo
7 contributions
Jun 2022
This trail has breathtaking views and is well worth the time. It took us nearly exactly 3 hours (including breaks) to hike from Pianillo to Positano.

Key tips:
* I recommend taking a car to the other side of the trail and hiking towards Positano as it is more downhill and less strenuous.
* Bring 1L of water per person and plenty of sunblock
* Start as early in the morning as you can (we started hiking at 8am)
* Wear comfortable shoes with good traction

-1 star as there are **a lot** of stairs down from the trail end to the city.
Written July 8, 2022
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Peter L
5 contributions
May 2022
We had seen a short YouTube video on this and decided to do this after a short visit to Ravello. We decided to at the Bomerano end and continued to Positano and down the dreaded 1800 steps.
There is some debate on the various hiking sites, like AllTrails, as to whether this is easy, intermediate, or advanced hike. I suppose ultimately it depends upon how much of it you do, what the weather conditions are like, and how fit you are. Overall, we found it to be intermediate. There are some rather steep areas of rock in places, so proper shoes are a must, and as I type this my legs are still a bit achy from the steps (a week later). I would not recommend this for very small children but I think anyone who is reasonably healthy can do this in about 3 hours.
We had hired a driver for the day so it was convenient to have him drop us by the start in Bomerano where there is a little restaurant where you can buy last minute bottles of cold water and trail snacks as well as use the toilets. Our driver also collected us at the end.
The trail is generally well marked with signs and red & white painted splotches. We did go the wrong way at Nocelle as the sign was ambiguous at that point. Tip - if you want to go all the way to Positano if you pass the Nocelle toilets you have gone the wrong way!
Views were spectacular, both of the landscapes but also some of the local farm animals like goats and horses.
We did the walk on a Sunday and were concerned that there would be too many people but except for a couple of choke points we had the trail mostly to ourselves. When we did run into people they were generally very friendly.
A very memorable hike.
Written May 28, 2022
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hellp842
United States283 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
6 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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Toshi38
Ottawa, Canada11 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We did this hike in both directions starting in bomerano.

Was nice and relaxing took us 1hr 38 min to go from bomerano to the beach in positano.

On the way back we ran a little late so we pushed a bit to beat sunset and got from the beach to bomerano in 1hr 50 min.

Suggest wearing good shoes or boots, taking sunscreen, and plenty of water.

Ideally you'd do the hike in the other direction if you're doing a loop so you can start with the stairs. But parking is expensive in positano and hard to find and parking was free in bomerano.
Written September 10, 2020
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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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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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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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Jeremy515
Woodmere, NY105 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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Jabe
Georgia72 contributions
Jun 2022
Great hike with stunning views of the coast. The hike itself isn't too strenuous if you are in decent physical condition. I would say the most challenging part of the hike is the 1700 steps from Nocelle to Positano. I highly recommend hiking this trail if hiking is something that appeals to you. We did see a helicopter rescue while we were hiking so that added an extra bit of excitement.
Written July 6, 2022
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