Path of the Gods Hike, Bomerano, Italy

Hiking from Heaven to Earth

The southern part of Italy does not only boast beautiful beaches but amazing cliffside hikes up in the mountains. The Path of the Gods is located in the village of Bomerano in the municipality of Aregola. It is situated close to Amalfi Coast which makes it a perfect hiking destination for a day.

We have already explored the town of Amalfi Coast, took a boat tour to Capri Island and now the mountains are calling and we have to go. Let's go!

Amalfi, Italy Itinerary

October 21 - 25
4 Days in Amalfi Coast, 1 Day METRO ride back to Rome.

Monday, October 21 - Morning arrival
October 21 - 24
Check-in: Hotel La Pergola 
Address: G. Augustariccio 14, 84011 Amalfi, Italy

We love Hotel La Pergola for the great location, cleanliness, and the genuine service of the staff. The owner greats everyone with a smile and the staffs are knowledgeable about anything you can think of whether its the bus timings, location, and activities.

Bus and Car tips: From Sorrento south to Positano and Amalfi, try to sit on the right side of the vehicle or bus to see the beautiful Mediterranean sea and the coastal houses. And when traveling north, sit on the left side.

Thursday, October 24
Hike Sentiero degli Dei or Path of the Gods in Bomerano 

Distance: 5 miles or 7 kilometers (from Bomerano to Nocelle, plus a flight of stairs approximately 1,500 steps down to Positano).
Duration: 3-5 hours, depends on pace.

In Amalfi Coast City Centre, there are buses that go to different towns.  Ask your hotel about bus times. 

Always make sure to buy your tickets at your hotel ahead of time or at the bus station.  It’s best to buy them the day before so you can just patiently wait for the bus instead of rushing back to its pickup site.

Buy your bus tickets in advance from bars or small shops. These bus tickets are sold at "tabaccherie" (cigarette shops), newspaper stands, and bars, and caf├ęs. 

Reminders: Tickets can't be purchased onboard the bus. There are no ticket kiosks at the bus stops. Bus tickets must be stamped on board or torn by the driver.

Bus fare: 1.30 euros

Piazza Paolo Capasso

From Amalfi Coast Bus Terminal we took a bus to Bomerano or Aregola. Makes sure the driver knows to drop you off at Sentiero degli Dei or Path of the Gods. At the drop off point, we don't know where to go good thing we found fellow hikers headed to the same route. Look for Piazza Paolo Capasso, from there you'll find a few coffee shops, a hike rental shop, and this sign that leads you the trail. We bought a cappuccino so we can use the restroom before we start the hike.

Follow the sign to Sentiero degli Dei.

A small sign on the side of the road after the flight of stairs.

It starts with a paved road, a great way to warm up those calve muscles.

From here you can already see the beauty of the mountains. We had a full breakfast and all pumped up for this hike.

This is where the dirt path starts. Try to wear appropriate shoes for this hike for good ankle support.

Try not to get lost. Look for fellow hikers along the trail.

The amazing Meditteranean sea out in the open with the sun shining brightly warming us for the day.

Try to notice the red mark stones along the path which reassures you're in the right trail.

We saw stone houses along the way. From this point, you'll find a post that says Agerola, Bomerano with an arrow sign.

Then another arrow sign that says Positano, Praiano, and Nocelle.

Behold! The Path of the Gods.

Stop and Stare.

Here I am all smiles admiring the captivating cliffs of the peninsula.

The hypnotic roads of the coast make you salute the drivers of this small town.

Make sure to take breaks and simply admire the view. 

It's not a race, take it all in and drink some water too.

There is not much shade in this trail, equip yourself with sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat for sun protection.

It's not a beginner's hike but we saw a lot of hikers of all ages. 

Surprisingly, we saw a cat along the path. Simply chillin' out and enjoying the view. We really took our time with this hike and took lots of photos.

Before reaching this point, you'll find a paved path and just follow the arrow sign that says Sentiero degli Dei.

I think this is the only part of the trail that has a series of trees providing shades.

Follow the arrow sign that points to the town of Nocelle, Montepertuso, and Positano.

It's nice to know that they place an emergency number here, in that way fellow hikers will know what number to call.

And here we are out in the open once again.

Arrived at Nocelle in one piece. We didn't stop here as we planned to visit the town of Positano and have lunch there.

This by far is the most challenging part of the hike taking 1,500 agonizing steps to Positano. We had to stop several times here as it puts so much pressure on the knees and the calves muscles.

We continued taking the stairs that leads to Positano Centro.

Finally! Touchdown to Positano. You have two options from this point: wait for the bus along the street (if you have purchased a bus ticket ahead of time) or walk to Positano Centro. We did the second option as the bus took forever, and our stomachs are calling out for food.

Have fun and be safe ^__^

Itinerary Reminders:

1. Flight Details
Make sure to write down your booking reference number, be at the airport two hours before your flight, and allocate time for your travel to the airport.

2. Accommodation Details
Write down your hotel/motel/resort/BnB booking number. Contact your place to inform them around when you'll be arriving — it really does help.  Also, ask if your accommodation has any discounted activities.  You'd be surprised!

3a. Transportation
List possible times your bus/train/boat arrives and leaves so you don't miss an activity.  Always give yourself an extra 30-45 minutes in case you get lost, get stuck in traffic, or are looking for parking.  Better early than late.  Of utmost importance: check for the last trip and fares!  So you still have time and money to get back.

3b. Car Rentals
Take note of your pick-up address and time allotted.  Our last car rental told us to bring the car back by a certain time with a certain amount of gas.  Allot money for fuel and parking.

4. Budgeting
Set aside a minimum and maximum spending amount for meals, transportation, entrance fees, activities, souvenirs, and emergencies.  3 meals a day + snacks add up quickly, so keep track!  As well as tips for restaurants and activities.

5. Activities
Call to confirm your booking(s) a day or so beforehand.  Set alarms and/or calendar reminders for things you plan to do (i.e- bungee-jumping, river-rafting, or even city/food tours).

Do you want more information about our European adventure?
Check out Travelling to Europe for 2 weeks: Art Class in Paris, France then getting on a Hot air balloon ride at Siena, Italy, and relaxing by the beach at Amalfi, Coast with a side trip to Rome, Italy before flying back home.

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