We troubled Nino for an early breakfast so we could get our little trek on Path of the Gods done before the heat of the day. We set out about 7:45am. The path itself is of pretty good standard – in New Zealand it would be considered relatively easy other than a few mild climbs up some rock steps. What it does have though is outstanding views, and some sheer drop near the edge of the path. I’d read a lot of reviews and watched some youtube videos of the path, and had a little trepidation taking Jess along the path, however she was totally fine. I probably wouldn’t take kids younger than 10 or so on the path, and even then they would need a certain level of maturity. I also wouldn’t wear jandles/slip on sandals. Jess was the only kid we saw, but there were plenty of older people walking the track (50-60s).
The track is about 7km long. Initially I’d planned to catch the bus down to Positano, catch the ferry to Amalfi, then catch a bus up to the Eastern end of the track. In the end that seemed way too much hassle and would take way too long, so we just decided to walk the trail from Nocelle there and back. We walk most of the way – the very last part is not as interesting and is a paved path so we gave that a miss. It took us just over a couple of hours each way, but that’s because you frequently have to stop for photos.
After our hike we stopped for an expensive sandwich and a drink at Il Chiosco del Sentiro Degli Dei, a cafe at the beginning/end of the trail. A final climb up the steps and we were at home for a well deserved rest.
Later in the day we explored the village. The Lemon Spot down by the church in the main piazza was closed, but we rested in the church before climbing up to the little mini-mart and stocking up with a few supplies.
Another rest was topped at the end of the day at the restaurant – same fantastic spot, and an even better meal than the night before.