Day 5 - the Sentiero degli Dei (Hilary Finlay and Patricia Boden)
Day 5 - the Sentiero degli Dei (Hilary Finlay and Patricia Boden) 
Route summary
£760.00 (2014)
TBC (2015)
7 nights B&B, luggage transfers between hotels. Price shown for 7 night medium option in May. Contact us for low/high season prices.
2-5 hrs per day
Reserve a Date
Email this route to me
Back to route list
Route summary
How much walking
When you can go
Where you'll stay
Picture gallery
How to get there
Customer feedback
Amalfi Coast (Italy)
Along the siren coast
Full Description

A self-guided hike along the Amalfi Coast from Amalfi to Sorrento, taking in Ravello, Praiano, Positano and the Sentiero degli Dei (Footpath of the Gods). Our own version allows you to walk the whole way without using a single bus or taxi - the only company that offers this!


ALONG THE SIREN COAST  - Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento

Wild mountains - old fishing towns tumbling down to the water’s edge. Spectacular paths with views for miles. Bathing in little coves. This is a truly multigraded walk for the hardy strider and, courtesy of the peninsula bus-system, the recreational walker too. The route shows both faces of the peninsula – the craggy scenery of the eastern (Amalfi) end and the more accessible charms of the western tip. The 7-night (medium) version starts with 3 nights in Amalfi (including Ravello), then works along the coast via Positano and the western promontories, arriving in bustling Sorrento, overlooking the bay of Naples and Vesuvius. Stay extra nights in any of our hotels, and perhaps extend your stay with visits to Capri, Pompeii and Naples itself. Walked by On Foot staff: Simon and Mary


Options from 5 to 8+ nights are available – call us for ideas suitable for your walking ability. We recommend: 8 night (medium) - 3 nights Amalfi, 1 Praiano, 1 Positano, 2 S. Agata, 1 Sorrento. 7-night easier option avoiding most exposed part of Sentiero degli Dei - 3 nights Amalfi, 1 Positano, 2 S. Agata, 1 Sorrento.  ALSO AVAILABLE - upgrade packages (upgrade accommodation throughout).

  • The cobbled alleys of Positano and Amalfi
  • Ravello and the gardens of the Villa Cimbrone
  • The Path of the Gods, high above the sea
  • Our new ridgetop walk from Positano to S. Agata
  • Walking the wild Valle delle Ferriere
  • Grilled sea-bass on the waterfront at Praiano
  • The San Constanzo peninsula and its secluded beaches

WE RECOMMEND: Approaching Amalfi by sea from Salerno, an extra day in beautiful Positano, one in S. Agata to do our peninsula walk and extra days in Sorrento to visit Capri and the other islands, Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius, and to climb Monte San Michele - we can provide notes for you on these options.


EATING AND DRINKING:  Wine buffs could do worse than start their research here; we think you should be seeking out the best seafood in the restaurants of Amalfi, Positano (noted for its "Festa del pesce" on the last Saturday in September) and Sorrento.  For a complete change though, the Agriturismo le Tore in S. Agata offers fresh home produced land-based produce throughout the year, and offers a nice contrast to your marine-focussed gorging previously...

Route map
Amalfi Coast (Italy) route map
Route designed by
Julian Tippett
Julian first stumbled on the medieval footpaths of the costiera on holiday in 1991. Since then, many visits and much exploration have let him 'get under the skin' of the peninsula. He wrote Sunflower's "Landscapes of Sorrento, Amalfi and Capri".