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Path of the Gods (Sentiero Degli Dei)
Path of the Gods (Sentiero Degli Dei)

Path of the Gods (Sentiero Degli Dei)

Free admission
Amalfi Coast, Campania

The Basics

The 4.8-mile (7.7-kilometer) Path of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei) connects two tiny villages in the hills above the Amalfi Coast: Agerola (above Praiano) and Nocelle (above Positano). The trail winds along the coastline, with about a 1,640-foot (500-meter) drop to the sea. To hike, you can start at either end, but it's advised to leave from Agerola and take the downhill route to Nocelle, from where you can descend some 1,500 steps into Positano.

If you don't want to take local buses to and from the trail and find the trailhead on your own, opt for a guided private or small-group hikes of the Path of the Gods. These usually include round-trip transportation from the nearby towns along the coastline or Sorrento. Some guided hikes also include a stop for lunch at a countryside restaurant or a rock climbing experience on the coastal cliffs.

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Path of the Gods Hiking tour from Sorrento
Path of the Gods Hiking tour from Sorrento
$90.77 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Experience of a life time
We had a small group (3 people plus the guide). He took us on a route that was perfect - his knowledge of the area was amazing and made the experience. We stopped for lunch is a typical local hit and had local goats cheese with tomatoes - the food, the view and the company was amazing. Highly recommend - not at all the same as with a different group or without the guide.
Erika_C, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Naples

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View of the gods
David_J, Aug 2021
Path of the Gods Hiking tour from Sorrento
Unbelievable views and a great guide.also stopped to meet Antonio who opened his doors to us for a snack of home grown and made items
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Superb!
Steven_L, Jul 2021
Path of the Gods Hiking tour from Sorrento
Giovanni was excellent! The views on the walk would have been enough, but he added genuine Italian warmth and local knowledge. Truly the right way to enjoy this adventure.
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The Best!
seboddorf, Feb 2020
Path of the Gods Hiking tour from Sorrento
My wife and I had an incredible time hiking the path of the gods. We both agreed this was our favorite travel experience to date. This felt like a once in a lifetime experience. The views were breathtaking and our guide was so informative.
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LOVED IT - highly recommend!
marissakef, Dec 2019
Path of the Gods Hiking tour from Sorrento
This was by far, the best tour I booked on my recent trip to Italy. Nino Aversa was amazing and I cannot thank him enough for the time and effort he put into making this a very memorable tour for our group. The scenery was incredible and Nino was very informative (and funny) - I'd have no hesitation in recommending others book too!
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What An Experience
JeffCTML, Oct 2019
Path of the Gods Hiking tour from Sorrento
Nino our guide was fantastic and made the hike very enjoyble while filling us in on all the history behind the area and the story of the path of the Gods
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Highlight of our week
Marie B, Jul 2019
Path of the Gods Hiking tour from Sorrento
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Guide very knowledgeable. Great scenery and nice to rest at the end in the cafe before heading back. Thank you.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The biggest draw of the Path of the Gods (Sentiero Degli Dei) is its endless views, so bring a camera.

  • Wear a hat, sunblock, comfortable clothing, and sturdy footwear to take on this moderately challenging trail.

  • There are restaurants near the trail's end in Nocelle that are popular for lunch; otherwise pack a picnic to enjoy along the trail.

  • In some areas, the trail runs next to the cliff's edge, which some may find disconcerting.

  • The trail is steep, rocky, and uneven and not accessible to wheelchairs or those with limited mobility and vertigo.

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How to Get to There

The trail runs between the towns of Agerola and Nocelle, and there are public buses to each of these towns, though they do not run frequently. The best option is joining a guided hike that includes round-trip transportation, or taking a bus or private car transfer to Agerola to begin your hike and a bus from Positano (set beneath Nocelle) afterwards.

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When to Get There

For lower temperatures, clearer views, and fewer crowds, hike in spring and fall. In summer, the searing heat can cause haze-covered views, and the crowds can clog the trail from late morning to early afternoon.

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Italy’s Most Famous Coastline

The UNESCO-listed Amalfi Coast has long been one of Italy’s most iconic stretches of coastline, famous for its cliffside highway, seaside villages, and chic atmosphere. The most famous towns along the coast are Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello, and many visitors use the coast as a jumping-off spot to visit the island of Capri, Sorrento, and even Naples.

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