This day trip usually starts in Bomerano (one of the suburbs of Agerola situated at around 650m above sea
level) and follows the world renowned “Path” until Nocelle.
We would like to propose an alternative route that is not only very panoramic, but also offers historical and cultural stops not usually covered in the traditional circuit.
We start our trip in Vettica Maggiore (located between Amalfi and Positano).
The first stop after walking up a recently restored path for around 40 minutes is the “San Domenico”
monastery (situated in a charming position at around 400m. asl), where we will visit the church of “St.
Maria a Castro”(12th century) and the annexed 16th Century Dominican Cloister. This is also a great place to check out the typical flora and crops of this area.
After this pleasant break, we will walk a further 30 to 45 min., to the "Path of the Gods" continuing from West to East towards Nocelle, we will walk through and near very unique wild Mediterranean bush, costal forests and caves suspended half way between the sky and the deep blue sea. (Not to ignore, that who suffers of “Dizziness”, could have difficulties….specially if leaning out too much.!).
After around 2 hours we will arrive in Nocelle, a small village of just 150 inhabitants which time has left untouched because of the lack of car access up to only a few years ago.
From Nocelle (where, if you have worked up an appetite, we can stop for a snack in a very affordable
restaurant) a local minibus is available to go to Positano or we can walk down in around 60 minutes.
Duration of this trip: 3/4 hours.
Degree of difficulty: Medium (with the exception of the initial climb, once we have reached the main “Path” the terrain is either flat or in descent).
Especially recommended to those who want to enjoy the Amalfi Coast from a privileged viewpoint discovering the way life used to be around these areas.
Bring along your camera for some spectacular pictures.
Please also insure that you wear comfortable or trekking shoes, some water and sunscreen.