FAQ

Geography of the path of the Gods

From Praiano, which path up to the hike is less stairs or less steep?

Less steep through San Domenico on the other hand, the other side have bigger stairs with less vertical cliff.


Means of transport of the path of the Gods

Best way to reach the path of the Gods from Amalfi?

Path of the Gods starting point lays just at a corner of Piazza Capasso in Bomerano, an Agerola’s hamlet. To reach it get a SITA bus from Amalfi to Agerola, you can buy the ticket in the bar just in front of the bus parking. Once inside the bus kindly ask the driver to inform you where is the bus stop for “Bomerano” or “Sentiero degli Dei”, usually he/she’ll shout these names just at the right place but they’re not obliged to so, sometime, if you don’t ask before nobody will tell you where/when to get off.

How can I get to the start of the trail and how do I come back from the end to Napoli?

Quite tough but doable.
shortly:
-there is a SITA bus from Napoli to Bomerano @ around 08:00, double check the time and the place where to start. This solution will bring you in about 90 min directly to the start point of POG.
-do the path and get the bus from Nocelle to Chiesa Nuova / Bar Internazionale
-get the SITA bus from Positano to Sorrento (timetables here)
-get the Circumvesuviana train from Sorrento to Napoli.

Asked by Mari [Nyaniv7@…]


How to walk the path of the Gods

Can a 4 year old do this hike?

Path of the Gods it isn’t a smooth walk. It is exposed in some parts. It facesw south so could be terribly sunny. Are you an experienced hiker? Is your child a mischievous little rascal?
Yes, you can do it, but you must monitor what the little rascal could do 😉

Would trainers suffice for this walk or are hiking boots necessary?

While for a bet I did in bare foot hiking boots highly recommended. Trainers will suffice, sure, but, again, hiking boots highly recommended :mrgreen:  

asked for the first time by Mary [irishmolly101]

Which part of the Path og the Gods – the higher or lower – is wider generally or provides handrails?

No handrails for almost all the path. And where you’ll find… do not trust the handrails! No maintenance was done in the last 10 years. If you suffer of vertigo higher is better.

Asked by Paige [paigmill@…]

From Praiano, which path up to the hike is less stairs or less steep?

Less steep through San Domenico on the other hand, the other side have bigger stairs with less vertical cliff.

How long does the hike typically take from Praiano?

For how long it’s up to you, I’m not fit by my standards and I can do in 60/70 mins, I had a really fit (by their standads) group in June, they did in 3hrs. The hike will be around 6km.

Asked by Paige [paigmill@…]

Do you have to walk the path of the Gods with a guide or can you do it on your own ?

The path is well marked and a little bit crowded. My suggestion about doing with a guide or not are all here. By the way, probably, the best answer is: Do you really want to invest your hard-earned money and precious vacation time into hanging around a bunch of other tourists boxed into buses, without ever venturing into the unknown? It can be tough staying in a new place; sometimes, you don’t even know the right questions to ask. A professional local guide can help you, and can introduce you to things you didn’t even know you didn’t know. Going local ensures that you will have an authentic, unique experience. Why? because a local guide does the legwork, literally, for you. In one day you can have the experience that took months to acquire. Discover the hidden treasures — point of view, small churches, open gardens — that were unnoticed at a “first-glance”.

Asked by Lienke [Brown.lienke@…]