Monthly archives: June 2016

Why you won’t find Guides name here

My mailbox is overwhelmed by an unbelievable number of mails asking names of guides, “Why you don’t put names in a page?” and it’s variants are the most common.

PathOfGods.com is a small project to help hikers and simple travelers finding reliable free informations about the Path of the Gods, like maps, bus timetable, best starting point depending on your place of stay and so on. As you can see there isn’t any kind of ads or name, so you know these infos are “commission-free”. The freedom of this choice is unbearable.

It will change in the future? I don’t know, I’m proud of the results (around 20.000 unique visitors, not search engines, for month and around 3 mails each day) but every minute I spend here for free is a minute less for my direct clients, a minute less for my hobbies, a minute less for my friends. I’m thinking about a donation page and/or a guide names page, probably asking a small fee. In latter way you’ll find easily the path of the Gods guide names but I won’t be able to recommend the best one for your needs. I don’t know, probably I’ll start with a donation page then, eventually if needed, I’ll take advantage of a guide names page with a fee.

If you have any idea, please let me know.

Path of the Gods bus timetable, finally!

These timetables from Sorrento to Amalfi, along the SS 163, will help you to plan your hike on the path of the Gods. Remember, walking along the trail could be tough for someone, drop on a jam-packed bus, full of commuters and tourists, for a couple of hours before the hike… and another two hours after the walk, could upset everyone.

Approach the path of the Gods with a red SITA bus is one of the smartest thing you can do..

The new SITA bus: after the original blue, the newer gray+green, the newst is the red one!

These are the towns covered by the SITA buses:
Amalfi; Conca; Praiano; Positano; Colli San Pietro; Meta; San Agnello; Colli Fontanelle; Sant’ Agata; Priora; Sorrento; Piano di Sorrento.

If you stay in one of above towns and want to use public transports you have no choice: you have to deal with this timetable, deal with traffic jam, deal with accidents and, if you are prone to motion sickness, the hairpins on these roads will certainly induce sickness symptoms very quickly, especially if you lay in the back seats. Be also conscious about the fact, quite common, that traffic affect the timetable constantly during high season. No traffic? the buses arrives early; traffic jam? the buses will be late. That’s it.
Also, during high season, in these years from end of may to end of september / half of october, could happen that overcrowded buses won’t stop, leaving you in the hands of NCC’s & taxis (a really expensive way to move sometimes). While you won’t probably incur in these hitches along the way from Amalfi to Bomerano, and viceversa, these are frequent along the Amalfi Coast main road, SS 163, from Sorrento to Amalfi. Hiring a professional local guide will help to avoid the kind of issues you could find reaching the path of the Gods.

Remember also that while the hike is free of charges, SITA buses aren’t and you have to buy your tickets in advance, before you get on the bus.

This website is not updated constantly so, please, remember it is your own responsibility to double check the timetable from the source (SITA bus website).

Path of the Gods buses: first timetable!

Hi all, yes, I did it! I started creating pages about path of the Gods buses! At the moment only few are avilables, one is the SITA bus timetable from Sorrento to Amalfi and viceversa. This will help you to plan you transportation on the main road from/to Sorrento, Positano, Praiano, Amalfi.

Information about travelling with bus, buying bus tickets and and lots of other stuff related to buses around the best hike around the Amalfi Coast, the path of the Gods.

While creating a page with means of transportation is an easy-peasy task, keeping it updated could be a really pain in the a…nkle. So please, always double check the timetables from the source!

SITA: path of the gods buses best choice

The SITA buses are the best option, with public transportation, to reach the path of the Gods

Next timetables will be about Salerno to Amalfi buses and, obviously, about the bus from Amalfi to path of the Gods.

Let me know how this pages could be improved.

Updating stuff and a thought.

Hi all,
I just finished to update Google maps of the path of the Gods, I mean the code in the pages.
Someone of you pointed that so I spent a couple of hours to update. Let me know if something is not working.

While most of the request about the trail of the Gods are for self guided tour, and I usually replay to each question, I always try to push hiring a local guide. I’m not advertising someone in particular (one of these days I could change my mind but it will be very clear why I’m putting his/her name on this site) but if you miss the opportunity to hear local history, lore, recipes and anecdotes you miss a life lasting memory.

UPDATE: as I mentioned in the pages you shouldn’t mustn’t follow the Google maps for the walk of the Gods you find here, in fact I just discovered that updates in GMaps changed some waypoint. I’ll do my best to resync this data to the reality ASAP.