Panorama of the Monte Molare hike in Amalfi Coast, Italy
Panorama of the Monte Molare hike in Amalfi Coast, Italy

Monte Molare hike

Amalfi Coast
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Monte Molare hike

Distance: 12.2km
Elevation: 1,050m
Time: 3.5-6h

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Monte Molare is the highest point along all of the Amalfi Peninsula. Walking up the trail may be hard, but the view is worth the hike.

Monte Molare hike Map

Getting there

Find your way to Agerola and from there take Via Santa Croce until you pass the Santuario Del Sacro Cuore E Dell’Addolorata. Find parking alongside the road somewhere around here.

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About

When to do

March to November

Backcountry Campsites

No

Toilets

No

Family friendly

No

Route Signage

Poor

Crowd Levels

Low

Route Type

Out and back


Monte Molare
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Route Description for Monte Molare

The hike starts when you go right at the first “Y“ in the road on Via Santa Croce AFTER you pass the Santuario Del Sacro Cuore E Dell’Addolorata in Agerola. We find it’s easiest to check the map for this because it can be easy to miss.

When you go right you’ll follow a paved road as it goes up. You’ll pass by some abandoned houses and to some active farms. Keep going straight and you will see a path that goes up into the forest. Follow it.

The forest path will grow in altitude until you reach a clearing on a hill. Here you must follow the path that goes to the left. Go on for a while until you reach a crossroad: pay attention here. You will see three different paths: one in front of you, one at your left and one, less visible, at your right. Go toward the right path!

From there, follow the path for while. It crosses the mountainside, so at a certain point you will find views of the Vesuvius Volcano and the Gulf of Naples. Continue to walk along this path until you see a small rocky mound. Climb up on it following the red and white signs. Shortly after that you will find path 350 designated by the CAI (The Italian Alpine Club). Go left and follow that path.

At some point you will find a natural water source. Some say you can safely drink water as it comes from the mountain. We, of course, would always caution against this because you can never be sure what lies up stream, but the choice is yours!

Continue along the path which – from now on – will be steeper, and go on until you arrive at a crossroad. Here you will find a signboard. Follow the direction to Monte Molare at your left. After a bit, you will arrive just bellow the top of the mountain.

Walk up that rocky trail – which goes up the mountain – and enjoy the 360° view.

Come back the same way.

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

Insider Hints

  • To get here by bus from Sorrento you can take the SITA bus to Furore. From there, take the bus to Agerola and stop in Pianillo.

  • To get here by bus from Amalfi you can take the SITA bus to Agerola and stop at Pianillo.

  • Being a long and - in some points - difficult hike, start this hike early in the morning. You wouldn't want to go back through the forest in the dark.

  • Although it can be very hot, we strongly recommend pants because of the thick vegetation along the trail can scrape your shins!

Comments

Udo Huber 7 months ago

Strenuous trail but truly rewarding. The panoramic view of Amalfi is spectacular.

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Slavka Pochodi 8 months ago

The highest peak of the Amalfi, Breathtaking view of Naples and the Mediterranean at the end of the steep hiking trail

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Gilberto Fattore 8 months ago

A strenuous hike but with great satisfaction and a stunning view of the Gulf of Naples when having reached the summit

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Bridget Mcbride 9 months ago

It's relatively a short hike. Also, if you are a fit person, this shouldn't be a problem for you. Great views along the way.

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Zachary L. 1 year ago

I was completely amazed by the amount of scenery in this area. Reminds me of places in old fairytales. So amazing!

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Antonin Sand 2 years ago

This out-of-this-world hike will take you a long time to finish, make sure to rest and don't forget to breath.

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Danny V. 2 years ago

This mountain is abundant with natural beauty! Enjoyed the hike despite the challenges.

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Ari Kudson 2 years ago

Not easy, but very fun hike. Perfect for someone who loves being surrounded by nature. The bird's eye view was fantastic!

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Filip l. 2 years ago

A thrilling journey to the summit. Nothing short of outstanding views. A bit challenging, but all worth it.

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Jacob M. 2 years ago

Hiking here was a fantastic experience! Just got confused with the trail. Still glad I made it.

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