Known in the past as the only connection between the towns of the Amalfi Coast, today the Path of Gods is one of the most beautiful and scenic hiking trails in our country. Not surprisingly, it is frequented every year by people from all over the world.
It is a 9 km route that connects Agerola to the village of Nocelle (not far from Positano) and which can be covered in about 4 hours. Although it is a feasible path for most people, it is not very simple: it is in fact indicated as a level E path, which still requires a certain commitment and a specific equipment.
However, before setting off, you need to get to the starting point of the route: an idea to move freely, avoid traffic and parking problems is to reach Agerola by scooter.
In the next paragraphs we will give you further details and practical advices to ensure that you will remember the excursion along the Path of the Gods of the Amalfi Coast as one of the most beautiful of your life.
The Path of Gods on the Amalfi Coast
Let’s find out what exactly the Path of the Gods consists of, where it starts and where the path ends. Furthermore, let’s see how to reach the starting point with your own vehicle and, above all, where to find stress-free parking. Finally, all the info to rent a scooter in a comfortable and easy way, to move freely from one location of the Coast to another, including the Path of the Gods.
Info on the Path of Gods on the Amalfi Coast
The main peculiarity of the Path of the Gods of the Amalfi Coast is the fact of being able to walk along what seems to be a real mountain road at about 500 meters above sea level, enjoying one of the most spectacular and wide-open views over the sea.
Along the way there are some essential stops to take: for example, the karst cavity of the Biscotto Cave and Colle Serra, where there is a stone slab in memory of the hiker who discovered the Path of Gods.
The walk represents a true and deep immersion in the nature. The vegetation is very dense and varied, and includes both citrus plants and vines. Walking it will be possible to admire some glimpses of rural life, observing the typical crops obtained on the dry stone walls, but also to meet some farmers with their mules.
The Path of the Gods is divided into two roads: the high one, which leads to Santa Maria del Castello, and the low, less demanding one, which instead crosses Nocelle. In this regard, if you should fell fatigued, do not worry: along the path there are numerous wooden benches designed specifically for hikers, as well as to stop and admire the beauty of the surrounding landscape.
How to get to the Path of the Gods and where to park
As we have seen, the Path of the Gods of the Amalfi Coast starts from the municipality of Agerola, in particular from Bomerano. This is not located right along the coast but is located in the hinterland of the region. However, it is easily reachable by car or scooter along some state roads such as the SS366 and the SS163 (which is the classic coastal road that connects the main towns of the Amalfi Coast).
Once in Bomerano, you can park your vehicle near the square, where there are several parking lots bordered by white stripes and therefore free. Alternatively, you can opt for paid parking (5 euros for the whole day) not far away and located near the sports field.
The car park is a few meters from the entrance to access the Path of Gods.
Where to find a rental scooter
If you are planning a trip to the Amalfi Coast, to visit the beautiful towns, the most romantic seaside villages and the most famous beaches, and you also want to plan a trekking in the nature, the Path of the Gods is the one for you.
The best way to plan the excursion is to get to the starting point with your own vehicle; you could therefore decide to rent a scooter that will take you directly to the path.
The scooter is one of the ideal ways to move between the towns of the Amalfi Coast. If you decide to rent one, we suggest you to contact a specialized operator who is also deeply experienced in the area. In this way he will be able to give you the right advices for organizing the excursion, as well as providing you with all the necessary support.
We suggest you having a look at the scooter rental service offered by Sorrento Trips, a company active on the Amalfi Coast, which deals with the rental of scooters and convertible cars but also organizes boat tours.
To rent a scooter with Sorrento Trips you just have to read the information on the website, choose your favorite scooter and book comfortably online. Alternatively, you can contact the staff by phone to receive more information.
The rental of a scooter, in addition of being a convenient and “easy to buy” service, also includes very advantageous and accessible rates, starting from 40 euros per day. The costs indicated always also include insurance and customer assistance available 24 hours a day, both of which are essential to enjoy your holiday in total peace.
A few more suggestions
Below you will find some more practical advice to do the Path of Gods on the Amalfi Coast in complete safety and to fully enjoy this experience.
- If you don’t feel ready to do the walk alone, contact one of the many tour operators and tourist guides who escort travelers and are happy to tell the story and to reveal the secrets of the Path.
- Before leaving for the Path of the Gods make sure you have everything you need with you: trekking shoes first of all, but also sunglasses, sunscreen and hat.
- For those who decide to walk the Path in the cold months we recommend to bring a waterproof jacket that also protects from the wind.
- Remember to check the weather forecast before setting off.
- Even if the path is always open, we do not recommend planning your trek in the height of summer or winter.
- If you want to get a guide and a map of the path before setting off you can reach the Agerola infopoint, where you can find all the necessary information.
- Finally, if during your trip on the Amalfi Coast, you prefer the convenience of a vehicle with wheels to walking routes, we suggest you take a look at our articles on the most beautiful itineraries to do by car and the most exciting routes to follow by scooter.