Hike to top, Mount Faito
The real hike to have here in Amalfi Coast o Sorrento Peninsula. Walk to the top of the Lattari Mountais overlooking the Cost.
- The Mount Faito
Hiking the Mount Faito
Hiking experience in Amalfi coast, the highest point of the region
Together with a professional hiking guide, follow the traces of this trail to reach the summit of Mount Molar at 1,444 m above sea level. The route is of medium difficulty, with a length of about 16 km and a 700 m altitude. You walk along easy trails and accommodated, passing for CAI 300 (Alta Via dei Monti Lattari), duly sealed.Book Now
More info about the Mount Faito
before deciding whether to leave for this adventure, buy a map or book a guide
Description of the walk
Departure from Via Locoli in Agerola. The first stretch is along an ancient road that connected Agerola before 1900 to countries in the Neapolitan when there were no two “tunnels”. Climbing is reached “Crocelle” and here you enter the Alta Via dei Monti Lattari. The trail runs through the gorges of the Devil. Legend has it that Lucifer took refuge in these steep cliffs, before it was driven out of San Michele.
After this stretch, you climb a small mountain slope (Malo Step) until you reach the junction that leads right to the Monastery of St. Michael. Here we turn left and follow directions for the Water Holy Cave, where the water gushes out of St. Michael source.
The trail continues up to a junction where the deviations are marked for “Scalandrone”, not to take. This is a highly dangerous section that briefly connects Faito Paipo. It then continues with a short series of switchbacks up to the base of the molar where there is a detour to the Cross of the Distaff. Take a left and follow the signs to Mount Molar. From here the path leads through a steep climb up the stone to the highest peak of the Lattari Mountains, the Molar.
After a break, he resumed the journey going back to the fork for the Cross of the Distaff. Here you turn left in the direction of the same. After the cross, and after starting the descent on rocks you turn left. Continue on the steep path leading to the barracks of the Forest. After more than an hour downhill you arrive at a crossroads and continues to the left in the direction of Agerola. It goes before the Walloon ports of Positano and then the majestic landslide of Monte Catello
- reach the highest peak of the Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi Coast.
- walk through mountain forest, overlooking the sea
- unique views above Positano and all the territory around;
- possibility of reaching the place by public transport (train and cable car)!
- stop when taking pictures, when you walk focus on your steps - irregular ground !
- wear appropriate shoes and clothes, the weather can change quickly !
- carry water with you.
|guide availability||Start period||End period||Price per group|
|2||1 Jan||31 Mar||€100|
|6||1 Apr||31 Oct||€150|
|4||1 Nov||31 Dec||€100|
Maps & gps
download a single pdf map to "climb" up to the top of Lattari Mountains by a real hiking experience in Amalfi Coast, or its gpx track to upload on your smartphone
Map of the Mount Faito
Before to start your hike, or decide to order/buy a full map of the trail, here you can download a single map of the hike around Mount Faito and climb to the top of the Amalfi Coast.
Digital track of the trail
If you don't need guide or map to visit Mount Faito, so you can easy upload and follow a track on your smartphone, rembemer to using it only under your responsibility!