Path of the Gods (Bomerano to Positano)

MODERATE 46 reviews

Path of the Gods (Bomerano to Positano) is a 8.7 kilometer heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bomerano, Napoli, Italy that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September.

DISTANCE
8.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
318 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

This is the most famous Amalfi Coast hike. The starting point is in Bomerano, and can be accessed by local bus 5020 leaving from the main bus station near the beach in Almalfi. This can also be done as a day trip from Naples using public transportation. The hike features breathtaking views of the coastal towns and the natural beauty of the Italian coast as you hike from us on the bluffs down to sea level. The hike is rocky and the end is hundreds of stairs down to Positano. You can also follow signs to head down earlier, and you will find yourself in Arienzo instead. From here, it is a short hike along the road to Positano or the bus back to Amalfi. If you instead start in Positano and hike to Bomerano, be prepared for a more challenging, uphill hike

hiking
3 days ago

Of all the walks along the Amalfi Coast that I've done, the Sentiero degli Dei is definitelynthe most well-sign-posted one. Being the most well-known and well-marked trail, it's also the busiest, but ifnyoynhead out early enough in the day (think 7-8 a.m.), you'll avoid both the worst of the heat and the crowds. Going earlier in the season - think late May to early June rather than July and onwards - can also help thin out the crowds. Trainers or hiking boots will do well enough on the path; just make sure your trainers have adequate grip for some of the steeper sections with loose rock chips going uphill, and a few patches of slightly slippery dust-coated rock headed downhill.

There are water taps along the route, so no worries about needing to bring a lot with you. The trail alternates between exposed, sunny sections and shaded forest sections. For those with accessibility needs, there are some porting companies that can help with finding the best route for you (not sure of any specific company names though, sorry).

If you're into climbing, there are some sections with cliff faces for scaling! Pretty sure it's mostly trad, didn't notice much bolting, as per alpine tradition.

All in all, the route feels fun. It's not the most challenging, but offers opportunities for lots of different types of outdoor enthusiasts. It may not be "gnar," but it's worth stoke - and the views are gorgeous!!!

23 days ago

Easy to moderate hike itself. Unfortunately, went during a cloudy day so the views were obscured and the path was also closed onwards from Nocelle. So we had to take the stairs from Nocelle to Positano. Still worth doing the hike though as it’s a great trail that’s well marked and as busy as it is, it’s easy to separate yourself from other groups and hike in the peacefulness of nature.

1 month ago

So beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

If you're looking for a great view, you won't find a better one around! This hike is truly spectacular. We started the trail in Praiano, where you walk up approximately 5 million steps to get to the actual path. We had almost reached the top when we got caught in a storm -- thunder, rain and hale! Luckily we happened to be right next to a cave/ overhang so we hit out there until it eased up a bit, then we ran up the last flight of steps to the monastery. Once up there, we were offered espresso and water and got to pet these 2 sweet pups who lived on / near the monastery property. Luna and Lilly! Aside from the views, that might've been the highlight of my day. Haha. So -- after the rain stopped and we dried out a bit, we continued up the mountain to the trail. This is the one part of the hike from Praiano that gets tricky. Others have said the trail of the gods is easy and you could do it in sandals, but this part is rocky and pretty treacherous unless you're really fit. I would recommend hiking shoes if you're joining up on the trail from Praiano, because while it's not necessary for the rest of the hike, it is helpful if it's slick outside for these rocky bits near the monastery. Don't get me wrong, it's not really hard, but it can be a little scary if you're not used to being at the edge of a cliff.

hiking
3 months ago

Must do! a beautiful hike! I would HIGHLY recommending stopping once you hit the highway. Everything after that is not very scenic, long and a lot stairs. We did the whole trail and got lost for a portion of it. You will have to cross the highway and walked through the woods unmarked.

3 months ago

Amazing hike!!! Breathtaking views along the way! Would definitely do it all over again if in the area. Did this hike as a part of group tour and with a guide and so glad I did it this way as not sure if I’d be able to find it on my own...trails here are not marked very well...if in Amalfi coast take the time to do this hike. It’s so worth it!!

5 months ago

Took the bus from amalfi to Praiano then took what felt like a million stairs up to the path of gods. If you decide to start here just be prepared to be walking up steep stairs for about an hour. Definitely worth it but a little harder than we expected. When the path ended, we had trouble finding our way out to positano but it was also getting dark. Start to finish it took us about 5 hours but we were probably a little slower than normal because my wife is 6 months pregnant. Ended taking a taxi back to amalfi for $75 euro because we were too tired to find the bus.

hiking
7 months ago

Path of the Gods was a hiking trail with amazing views! For the most part I did not feel the trail was very difficult. It was well traveled so easy to follow. The most difficult part was the 1700 steps down at the end. Very tough on the knees.

7 months ago

Magnificent hike no question one of the best of our lives. Hike towards positano to walk towards the breathtaking view

8 months ago

Fantastic hike with unbeatable views. Did the day after traveling here to kick some jet lag. Would not recommend it if it recently rained/is raining...would be too slippery/muddy. Follow the red dots on your hike to know you're on the right path...

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome! Definitely recommend doing the hike from Praiano (sign for Furore, across from Marina di Praia) and download a map before you go. It doesn't always follow the yellow blazes. Once you hit the actual Path of the Gods, the work is done. Just enjoy the beautiful views.

9 months ago

Amazing. Gorgeous views. Very hard, especially in the rain wearing a skirt and sandals. Were not sure we were on or off trail at some points. No rails and felt a bit dangerously near a steep cliff at points. Glad I did it.

hiking
9 months ago

No exaggeration… This is the most beautiful trail I’ve ever been on. If your mother passes away and you are in this area for only one day to attend her funeral…I would highly recommend you skip her funeral and do this trail instead if you can’t do both. Seriously though, this trail is legit!

9 months ago

It was the most incredible hike of my life!

hiking
10 months ago

The most incredible views, absolutely fell in love! I would do this hike again in a heartbeat.

10 months ago

Just one word..: amazing!

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike! End in Positano to hike downhill. It is not difficult. Our 5 year old twins did the main hike in about 4 hours.

11 months ago

Beautiful hike!!!!!! Views are amazing from the top .. worth every sweat!

hiking
11 months ago

Breathtaking views...first time I've felt "high" hiking a trail!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beautiful overlook of the Mediterranean Sea, terraced farms, goats, etc... a must. Arrive I'm Bomerano early (we arrived at 8am and was plenty of parking available) because the parking lot can get full.

hiking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

This was a pretty easy hike besides lots of stairs. Trail is marked very well all along the way. If you are staying on the Amalfi Coast you hop on the bus and take it to Poistano and then you grab a smaller bus to Nocello and start there. You hike to Praiano and can grab the small bus back to Poistano and then hop back on the big bus. You can do this all in reverse too. You can get bus tickets right inside the hotel or shops. Total cost was less than 10 euros per person. There were several groups that had paid for guides but we went solo. NO GUIDE necessary. You can not get lost. There are signs all the way that say Path of the Gods.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Awesome way to see the coast! Unbelievable views!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Incredible views throughout. More challenging than expected. Lots of steps at the end to get down to Positano.

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