The Path of the Gods is a nature walk of about 10 km. It is located within the Amalfi coast, perfect for hiking and trekking, starting in Agerola (NA) and ending in Positano (SA).
A walk between the sky and the sea surrounded by nature that lasts approximately 7/8 hours. This route is loved by many tourists who come every year to admire and follow it.
The beginning of the Path of the Gods can be easily reached from our holiday home in about 20/25 minutes by car, with SitaSud bus line 5040 plus Bus 5080 in about 30/35 minutes or with an organized tour and pick-up from our holiday home.
The Path of the Gods, History and Nature
This path has become famous in recent years thanks to its breathtaking views and views of the Amalfi coast.
Among the most evocative and famous routes in the world, it crosses the Amalfi coast rich in Mediterranean scrub and grows along the ridge of the Lattari mountains which then plunge into the blue sea of the coast from which you can also see the island of Capri.
The name by which this nature trail is called derives from historical facts and legends according to which the Greek gods passed through here to save Ulysses from the sirens that were on the island of Li Galli.
Italo Calvino (writer) also described this path as “that road suspended over the magical gulf of the” Sirens “still plowed today by memory and myth”. The same sentence can also be read on ceramic tiles located at the very beginning of the Path of the Gods.
The entire route is as mother nature made it and subsequently shaped it over the centurie. Man’s hand can can only be noticed due to the presence of protective barriers and the presence of signs along the way.
The “high” and “low” walk
There are two paths to choose: the “high” and “low” Path of the Gods. The names derive from the height at which the walk develops.
In the first case the high path starts from Bomerano (fraction of Agerola, province of Naples) and ends in Santa Maria Del Castello (fraction of Vico Equense province of Naples). This is quite more challenging as there are many uphill sections.
While the low path is the one that crosses Nocelle (fraction of Positano), and it is less demanding, advisable for people who do not want to tire a lot.
The path starts from a fraction of Agerola (Bomerano) to end in the upper part of Positano (Nocelle). The nature trail has a length of about 10 km (round trip) to finish the excursion approximately 7/8 hours.
Duration may vary according to the speed of the pace and the number of breaks that take place during the journey.
All along the promenade you will find protective structures for the most challenging points, panoramic terraces from which to admire the coast that descends into the sea, the Faraglioni of the island of Capri, Punta Penna, the Li Galli island and the Lattari Mountains.
You will also find comfortable wooden benches to rest and cool off with water and some snacks.
There are also several sources of fresh and drinkable water, necessary when you decide to visit this place when the sun beats down a lot.
Don’t forget comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses, camera, bottle of water and sunscreen.