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Path of gods in August--death sentence?

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Hello, I've seen pictures from the path of gods--simply spectacular.

It looks like it would be awesome but we will be there in mid-August. I expect you will counsel me that this is a bad idea given the time of year. Our traveling party is 53,52, 23, and 16. All in good health.

Is there any way this path can be enjoyed that brutally hot time of year?
If so, what would be your best counsel. (Staying in heart of Sorrento)

Thanks in advance!

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    My best counsel would be don't stay in Sorrento. And if you click my name you would find about 20 posts telling people TO stay in Sorrento. It's my preferred place to stay in that area. But if your primary goal is the Path of the Gods then you'd be better off staying in Amalfi so you could get an early start.

    If you stay in Sorrento you need to take the bus to Amalfi (the first one is early, around 6:30, but it takes about an hour and a half). Then you have to take another bus to the starting point for the path. So the earliest you could get started hiking would be around 9. If you are OK with being on the bus leaving Sorrento at 6:30 it should be OK, but if you are like most people and don't get there till the 8:30 or later bus then by the time you actually start the path it will be mid day and pretty hot.

    Having said that, I've been in that area in July twice and neither time was it unbearably hot. There's usually a breeze. Last July it was actually quite cool and even rained several times. But you can't predict the weather.

    I actually just left there today and much prefer it in summer. Better weather, longer days, lots more flowers, everything open, just better atmosphere. I've never been in August and I hear it's more crowded than in July but I love that area in July.

    You could also look at some shorter hikes, or some with more shade. We did the hike down from Ravello to Atrani then Amalfi and it's mostly in shade and all down hill (but it was still quite a hike). The views from Ravello are spectacular. You have to take a second bus up to Ravello from Amalfi but we were easily able to do that having taken the 8:30 bus from Sorrento.

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