Hikers dreams come true here on the Amalfi Coast with these wonderful pathways over the hills and between the charming Amalfi Coast towns and villages. We are more than happy to give you advice on where the best places are to stay, and have a great choice of hotels and apartments on the coast to choose from.
The little town of Agerola is the starting point for many walks of different lengths and difficulty. You can choose to walk inland or walk high above the Amalfi coast. All the walks have their own challenges and take you through beautiful countryside with views of the coast that are second to none.
You can walk from Agerola 7 km to Positano on the steep cliffs that characterise the area. Along this path the view is simply breathtaking. The few houses along the path only serve to emphasise the wild and untamed countryside. The flora is varied and in the spring and summer the area is awash with colour.
The Sentiero degli Dei begins in Bomerano, a fraction of Agerola. Walkers can reach Agerola by one of the buses run by the Sita coach company which depart from Amalfi. Ask the driver to let you off at the Bomerano stop. From here, follow the road signs which will lead you to the start of the walk.
In the autumn you'll see the locals with their weathered olive skin out collecting mushrooms and a special type of rowan berry – about the size of a small plum. The sea is several hundred metres below you and constantly seems to change colour from this height.
The path takes you along the majestic cliffs. You need to be in reasonable shape and wear sensible walking shoes if you want to walk all 7 km and back again. Luckily on the way you can fill your water bottle, which is necessary even outside the heat of summer. Out of the total of 10 routes there are some less demanding paths where the height difference is much less and which are only 2 km long.
When you have finished the walk you can rest your tired body at a good restaurant and with a clear conscience enjoy some of the specialties of the area. The authentic mozzarella, made from buffalo milk straight from the creamery has a completely different taste to the plastic variety often found in supermarkets. With some bread and a glass or two of local red wine this is a feast fit for a king!