Path of the Gods Hike, Amalfi Coast Hiking Guide

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The Path of the Gods hike is the most famous hike on the Amalfi Coast that offers some of the most beautiful views of the scenery from above.

There is no better thing to do while visiting the various cities on the Amalfi Coast like Positano, Priano, and Amalfi than this hike. It is not super difficult and is the perfect way to get some exercise while admiring the beauty of Italy’s most magical region.

Discover the complete guide to this hike and learn everything you will need to know to make this hike the best it can be!

Breathtaking aerial view from Sentiero degli Dei - The Path of the Gods hike, Amalfi Coast, Southern Italy highlight

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Path of the Gods Hike Map

What is the Path of the Gods?

The Path of the Gods is a famous hike that takes you within and over the mountains along the Amalfi Coast. Its path brings you from Bomerano to Positano and it is one of the most popular things to do in Positano for hikers and outdoor lovers.

The journey along the Amalfi Coast coastline is breathtaking and the views from high in the mountains are unmatched.

Difficulty: Medium-Hard

The terrain is not super smooth and you will have to climb some rocks along the way.

Hike of the Gods view
Hike of the Gods view

How long does it take to hike the Path of the Gods?

The hike takes anywhere from 2-5 hours to complete depending on where you start/stop and how many breaks you make along the way.

If you go the entire way it will take longer and with stops for food and admiring the views it adds time.

Path of the Gods Hiking Guide

The Path of the Gods hiking trail can be started from 3 places:

The best way to do this hike is by taking a bus to Bomerano and starting from here and walking towards Nocelle. This way you are mostly walking downhill and the beautiful views are in front of you as you walk instead of behind.

Wherever you are coming from take the bus to Agerola (Bomerano) and walk to the trailhead (noted in the map above). The bus route you take will depend on the season and which busses are running during that time.

You can make the hike quicker if you start in Priano as this cuts out a little bit of the hike. However, you will have to climb from the village all the way to the top of the mountains which is a challenge.

If you start in Bomerano you will take the bus to the top and start with some of the mountain climbing out of the way.

Wooden hand-built fence along the Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods) between Agerola and Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Path of the Gods Tips

  • Pack snacks and drinks. The hike is long and you will get thirsty and hungry throughout.
  • Wear sports shoes! The hike has some rough terrain and you will likely have trouble doing the hike without proper gear.
  • Go in the morning: The hike is difficult and if you are visiting in summer the heat may become too much, try to go in the morning to minimize the hot sun.
  • Visit the Amalfi Coast in the off-season. Visiting this region in March, April, May, September, or October will allow you to do this hike with fewer people and make it more manageable with the weather.

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Hiking the Path of the Gods is easily one of the best things to do along the Amalfi Coast and something everyone should add to their travel itinerary!

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