Sentiero Degli Dei, “The Path of the gods.”
As were were hiking up the mountain, I saw these two delightful young adults. They were so happy. Both were on their first Amalfi Coast trip, they met at a hostel on the Amalfi Coast. Bill came all the way from South Africa and Deena is from California. They were incredibly compatible. They were sipping Limoncello and eating a lunch, which included all of the typical cheeses, fruits & salami of the coast. Was it love at first site or just a friendship that immediately clicked? Howbeit, they were delightful, young, happy and obviously very adventurous!
The “path of the gods” is a hike, also known as “Sentiero Degli Dei” usually takes about 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours. In order to reach the highest points, it can be an all day strenuous climb straight up the mountain. If you start near Amalfi and end at Nocelle (above Positano), it can take longer. I lost 5 lbs as a result of this hike and my husband and I couldn’t walk up and down the stairs for several days. Nevertheless, I highly recommend this trip, the views and fresh air are well worth the excursion. Remember to pack bottled water, hiking books or sneakers and bring your camera.
Where to start the Sentiero degli Dei:
The Sentiero degli Dei begins in Bomerano, a fraction of Agerola. Walkers can reach Agerola by one of the buses run by the Sita coach company which depart from Amalfi.
Ask the driver to let you off at the Bomerano stop. From here, follow the road signs which will lead you to the start of the walk. We understand following our climbs up and down the mountains the the hike is easier on the knees to start from Bomerano instead of Postiano.
You can also start the Sentiero degli Dei from Praiano, while driving down the road SS163 you can see signs for Sentiero Delgi Dei, these signs indicated various entrances at those points upward.
Starting from Praiano, this route entails climbing up a long flight of steps to reach the Colle Serra Pass, some 580 meters above sea level.
Following the Sentiero degli Dei:
The route is indicated by white and red signs with 02 written on them. From Colle Serra, walkers make their way downhill until reaching a fountain, to the left of which there is an old mule path, which begins in Praiano.
The Sentiero degli Dei continues along the road to the right.
Make sure to take a few bottles of water and a small camera.
If you end in Nocelle this is a nice restaurant with incredible views! Restaurant Santa Croce. While sitting there you will be greeted by others, sweating and it’s quite obvious
they have just completed the path.