The Path of the Godsthe most famous hike you can do in Sorrento area
Distance : 7.5km
Elevation gain : 400m↓400m↑
Details: Nocelle ‐ Nocelle
Difficulty: E (expert)
Path type: mule tracks, paths on stone and dirt paths
Meeting Point: Tasso Square (Sorrento)
(we start from Nocelle and back to Nocelle, so, more walking, less car! )
Among the “high” routes of the Amalfi coast, this hike moves from Nocelle to “Colle Serra” (and back) and is by far the most famous hike you can do. The reason for this fame (which is recognized all over the world) is the constant ups and downs, the fantastic sheer vertical drops and lands cultivated in terraces. You arrive at the final destination and the highlight of this hike, Punta Campanella, which is united, under the sea, to the stunning island of Capri. From the spectacular belvedere looking to the west we see siren archipelagos and swirling shapes. There is much to explain here regarding the colours of the Mediterranean lands, known as our “Path of the Gods”.
Botany: mediterranean scrub, heather, euphorbia, true myrtle, orchids in spring,..
Fauna: birds of prey (kestrel, peregrine falcon, buzzard, raven, sea gull,..) migratory and sedentary birds and insects, butterflies , reptiles (lizards, harmless snakes).
Natural landscape interests: view on the whole peninsola, view on Capri and Amalfi coast