Upon seeing and being surprised we had backpacks upon arrival at our B&B, we explained to our host we were hiking the Camino de Santiago in a few weeks. She enthusiastically advised us we were very near to the historic Sentiero degli Dei trail. The Sentiero is a series of trails which have been used for centuries to connect the Amalfi towns to the farms and vineyards in between. They essentially connected folks in who are in otherwise inaccessible locations. The trails run from Positano on the north to Amalfi town on the south. The trail name translates in english to, “Path of the Gods.”
We were told the trail difficulty level was moderate and it would take approximately three hours to travel from Furore to Positano. The geography of the area is steep cliffs and rocky terrain alongside the aqua blue Mediterranean. We knew ahead of time that this hike would be difficult, yet it was a once in a lifetine opportunity.
View of the trail connection (center) from our room. Just as stated by our host, we were on the trail within 500 meters from our door.
The trail started out steep, but this was just the beginning!
We found a neat cave along the way. It was very wet inside. Unfortunately the stalagmite and stalactites were all broken off.
We were watched by inquisitive donkeys and goats all along the length of the trail
The terraced vineyards were amazing
Did I mention it was steep?
Frequent “hands on” rock climbing and scrambling made us wonder if we were still on the trail
1000 foot drop off just inches from the trail. A bit scary in some spots. That is the road cars and busses use to labor their way up the coast.
Vistas like this are what made this hike worth while
Finally, Positano in view. However it would take us an hour to arrive from thus point.
Arrival in Positano. Lunch on the beach. All tolled, 8+ miles of hiking, 1,907′ elevation gain and 5+ hours on this difficult trail. A bus ride took us home along the Amalfi coast road. Life is good, thank you Lord.
Ciao from Furore!