Agerola is known and appreciated for its strategic position on the Amalfi Coast and it is also close to Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano. Agerola is also a well-known urban centers of Lattari Mountains, the point of departure, transit and arrival of several, characteristic and charming mountain paths, perfect for lovers of trekking and hiking. Thousands of fans of mountain walks travel to Agerola to walk the famous Path of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei) or Ferriere Valley and other wonderful paths.
PATH OF THE GODS – from Agerola to Positano
Length: 11 Km (with shorter variants of up to Praiano)
The Path of the Gods starts from Bomerano Piazza Paolo Capasso in Agerola (about 5 km from the Nido degli Dei bed & breakfast). The first point of interest that you meet along the way is the Grotta del Biscotto (Biscuit Cave), named for the unusual shape of the rock, that seem like biscuits.
The trail reveals all the charm of its magical panorama, up on Amalfi , Positano, until the Faraglioni of Capri. The Path of the Gods is properly reported by official CAI signals and not particularly difficult. Of course, you are strongly advised to wear suitable footwear and clothing for hiking.
Once in Nocelle, you may decide to use an internal bus to get to the center of Positano. Alternatively, the Positano beach can be reached in about an hour walk on foot. The return to Agerola can conveniently be done by SITA bus, although the more daring and skilled can walk back through the Path of the Gods, to return to Piazza Paolo Capasso from which they started.
THE VALLEY OF FERRIERE – from Agerola to Amalfi
Length: 10 Km
The spectacular walk from Agerola to Amalfi’s Piazza Duomo and beaches, starts a few steps from the Bed & Breakfast Nido degli Dei. The Valle delle Ferriere Path, in fact, starts from Via Radicosa Agerola and, through signage CAI, door locations Murillo, where starts the descent towards Amalfi, through an incredible reserve of enormous natural and historical value.
Along the way you can see waterfalls , rare ferns and trees, as well as specimens of animals such as salamanders and frogs. Before arriving to Amalfi, the path reserves the passage through the area that once housed the Old Cartiere where, by harnessing the power of streams and rivers, the water was used in handicraft production the famous Amalfi paper. A last stretch, through the interesting terraced fields of Amalfi lemons and then you get to the asphalt road. Before reaching the Cathedral of Amalfi, we recommend a brief visit to the Paper Museum of Amalfi . Then, if the weather permits, the ‘ trip to Valle delle Ferriere may end with a refreshing swim in the azure waters of Amalfi.
MONTE CERRETO – Agerola
Length: 10 Km
From the B&B Nido degli Dei, through Via Radicosa, we arrive at a fantastic mountain trail, known as Monte Cerreto, made special by the spectacular views of the Vesuvio.
To tread the Path of Monte Cerreto, you have to get Pontichito through Via Radicosa. Moving on to the reserve dell’Imbarrata, the sign CAI door to the House of Megano and, again, up to a junction where you choose whether to continue to Scala or turn to Colle Cerreto.
ORRIDO DI PINO – Agerola – Furore
Length: 4 Km
The Orrido di Pino Trail , despite its name, allows a beautiful walk along the whole territory of Agerola, from San Lazzaro to Bomerano, coming close to Furore (Pizzo Corvo).
The start of the path is Location Tuoro (San Lazzaro). Intermediate steps leading to follow the course of the Penise river, up to a narrow ford located near an old mill. Past the river, you walk up to Furore (Pino), then going back up to Bomerano Parco Corona. The trail is easy to follow and, in no time, it shows all the beauties of the territory of Agerola.