Panorama from the High Path of the Gods hike in Amalfi Coast, Italy
Panorama from the High Path of the Gods hike in Amalfi Coast, Italy

High Path of the Gods hike

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High Path of the Gods hike

Distance: 7.3km
Elevation: 520m
Time: 2-3.5h

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The High Path of the Gods is a less known variation of the famous “Path of the Gods“ route. If you want to experience the views of the Path of the Gods from a higher altitude - and with a bit more adventure - this path is made for you!

High Path of the Gods hike Map

Getting there

Once in Agerola, you have to proceed to Paolo Capasso Square in Bomerano, an hamlet of Agerola. Once there, park the car nearby and follow the signs for the Path of the Gods, which you will find on "Via Pennino" (Pennino road).

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When to do

All the year except January and February due to possible snow on the path.

Backcountry Campsites

No

Toilets

No

Family friendly

No

Route Signage

Poor

Crowd Levels

Low

Route Type

One Way


High Path of the Gods
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Route Description for High Path of the Gods

From Paolo Capasso Square in Bomerano, follow the signs for the Circuit of Tre Calli, walking up some stairs on a paved road until you arrive at the starting point of Circuit of Tre Calli. From there, you should follow the paved road, Via Paipo, for 3km until the ground becomes irregular. After 500m, look out for the red and white Italian Alpine Club (CAI) sign on a rock, it’ll be on your left

Soon you will be immersed in vegetation. You will see the high and rocky face of Lattari Mountains in front of you, and at your left the Amalfi Coast and Capri. You get all these views 300m higher than you would normally see them from the popular Path of the Gods hike.

Walk along the path until you reach a signboard. It will point you in many different directions, but you want to take the path that climbs up and to the side of the mountain. Continue to go up until the rock terrain become a flat path. From this vantage point you can enjoy the stunning views of the Amalfi coast from a privileged position!

Going on, you have to go through some thick vegetation until you arrive at a juncture: turn left and continue as the trail goes down. Eventually you will come across some ancient wooden stairs. Hike down the stairs until you find a CAI signboard and another juncture. Go right from here, downward, following the wooden handrail and the old stairs. After 1km you will be in Nocelle, a Positano hamlet.

To get back to Agerola you have a few different options. You can go down to Positano and take the bus for Amalfi and from there the bus to Agerola; you can follow the path you just came in on; or, you can do the lower Path of the Gods, which will take you to Bomerano in 2 hours or so.

If you’re looking for more amazing hikes in Amalfi Coast, check out the classic – Path of The Gods.

Insider Hints

  • If you have an entire day to hike, we advise you to start with the High Path of the Gods and to take the normal Path of the Gods on the way back, so that you can experience the two different views of the Amalfi Coast.

  • To get here by bus from Amalfi take the SITA bus for Agerola, then stop in Bomerano. Once there, follow the signs for the Path of the Gods in Via Pennino (Pennino road).

  • To get here by bus from Sorrento you must take two SITA buses: the first one stops in Amalfi. The second for Agerola will take you to Bomerano.

Comments

Cindhy Klins 8 months ago

There are plenty of superb spots for picture taking. It's quite popular for prenup pictorial. I just noticed.

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justinhardy 8 months ago

Superb scenery! I cannot believe my own eyes! It's one amazing wonder of nature!

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Johnny C. 9 months ago

It's more challenging than the Path of the Gods but there are incredible views to unravel! It's just as amazing in my opinion!

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Johnny C. 11 months ago

This is definitely stunning! The path was easy to follow and the views are unforgettable. You should do this at least once in a lifetime.

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Antonin Sand 1 year ago

Easy to follow paths which gives amazing panoramic views of Amalfi Coast.

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Raymond G. 1 year ago

Nice adventure. I still prefer the easier though.

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Tyler D. 1 year ago

Nice combination of flat and rocky terrain. Fantastic environment!

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Ari Kudson 2 years ago

Outstanding view. It was a bit hard to get to the top, but it was entirely worth it.

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Antonin Sand 2 years ago

Best time to go is early in the morning so you can get the view of the rising sun.

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George M. 2 years ago

I am certain, that this is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.

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