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Walk of the Gods

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Walk of the Gods

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Pee and Pig wrote a review Sep 2020
10 contributions5 helpful votes
Not difficult, not too long, really nice views if the weather is good, several spots for cool photos.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Toshi38 wrote a review Sep 2020
Ottawa, Canada11 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Mal wrote a review Apr 2020
Blackburn, United Kingdom134 contributions107 helpful votes
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This review will provide an overview of our trip to the Path of Gods, which took place in March 2020. We opted to walk from Nocelle to Bomerano, and back. Logistics We took the SITA bus in the morning (departing outside the train station) from Sorrento to Positano, which took around 50 minutes. This same bus terminates at Amalfi and runs on an hourly basis as far as I can remember. The coach itself is comfy but I’d avoid a big meal before you get on as the roads are very windy. IMPORTANT- if you want to start the Path of Gods as soon as you arrive in Positano, get off the bus stop named ‘Arienzo, 53’. From here, you should see a sign for the start of the 1700 steps to Nocelle, which is a small village where the Path of Gods hike actually starts. The Hike After ascending the steps, and walking through Nocelle, you will arrive at the start of the hike which is clearly marked. The path is primarily a gravel/rocky surface and is marked superbly throughout. There are red circles all the way to Bomerano to make sure you are following the right path. To be honest, even if the red markers weren’t there, it would be very difficult to get lost or deviate from the correct path as there aren’t many other routes you can take. The vegetation cover is quite dense for the first bit of the hike but not soon after, the trees thin and the views become marvellous. This was without a doubt, the most scenic hike I’ve ever done. The views just keep getting better as you ascend further above sea level. The path is well maintained in the sense it has a few benches and water fountains along the way. Make sure you go to the toilet before Nocelle ideally, as there is only one bathroom along the route- inside the house of someone selling cold drinks who was very kind to let us use it. The views from Nocelle to Bomerano are brilliant but we’re really glad we walked back, as you get better views on the path from Bomerano to Nocelle. The total distance my smart watch registered was 10.81km, not including the steps up or down to Nocelle. This took us just over 3.5 hours, and this included a stop for lunch of about 20 minutes, and plenty of stops for photos. Difficulty I’ve heard various things about the hike’s difficulty, some saying that the hike could be done by anyone. Personally, I don’t think everyone could- in some places, there are large rocks meaning large steps and periods of steep, continuous incline. However, I’d say about 90% of people will be to do this hike. We saw people of various ages and sizes on the hike who seemed to be managing absolutely fine. Personally, I did not find the hike difficult overall, but keep in mind that I am 6 feet, 22 years old and exercise regularly. Also bear in mind that I completed this hike in March, where the weather was near 20 degrees Celsius. I can imagine the hike being a lot, lot tougher in the summer months so make sure you bring a water bottle. One thing’s for sure is that the harder portion of the hike is that from Nocelle to Bomerano. However, the overall elevation change is nothing too big- my lowest elevation was 435m and the highest was 650m. So, as long as you have a decent level of fitness, you will be fine. The real difficult part though is the steps from Positano to Nocelle. DO NOT underestimate how difficult it is to walk up, and then back down 1700 steps, as we did! We quickly realised how steep the steps were and how much of a hard challenge lay ahead of us. We decided to do around 100-150 at a time then take a break before continuing. We thought walking down the steps back to Positano would be easy, but it was far from. The steps seemed never ending and took a real toll on our legs and knees in particular. If you can find a way to start the hike from Nocelle or Bomerano then I’d recommend doing that and save yourself from the steps, or at least, only have to scale down them rather than up and down. We could really feel it in our legs when we got back to the hotel, and for the next 2 days for that matter. But honestly, it was so worth it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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phil-lou-m1988 wrote a review Jan 2020
West Midlands, United Kingdom37 contributions10 helpful votes
Fantastic walk, with amazing views especially if you walk from Bomerano to Positano! Good signage and red spot markers if you keep your eyes peeled. Be prepared for the 1700 steps down into Positano - it can be a killer on old knees.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Gary P wrote a review Dec 2019
Evergreen, Colorado34 contributions22 helpful votes
After looking at all the transportation issues we decided to park our car in Bomerano (Free municipal parking) and hike to Nocelle, have lunch and then hike back to Bomerano. This worked perfectly taking about 1hr and 45 minutes each way. There is a little restaurant on the left hand side with outdoor seating just as you enter Nocelle and the beer is cold and the views outstanding. I didn't detect one direction or the other being much different in difficulty as the path is constantly up and down. In November we had the hike pretty much to ourselves and as a person who is afraid of heights, I'd say this felt very safe. There is a lot of rocky terrain so it is not a stroll in the park but it was a great way to spend a good portion of the day and doing it both ways eliminated the one-way transportation nightmare which is very time consuming and expensive.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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