From Pogerola via San Lazzaro to Bomerano
Entry into stage 3 from Pogerola
After an overnight stay in Pogerola, located above Amalfi, we first have to go back almost to sea level. From the "village center" in Pogerola, we follow the Via Castello past the church towards the sea until steps to the right are visible with a sign indicating "Amalfi". We follow this down into a gorge until after about half an hour we get to the coastal road or the hiking route directly from Amalfi (right at the end of the tunnel, waypoint 1).
Facts about stage 3
from Amalfi: 950m rise / 320m descent
from Pogerola: 950m ascent / 620m descent
Duration: 4: 00h from Amalfi / 4: 30h from Pogerola (each calculated without breaks)
See also Elevation profile in detail.
GPS route download to stage 3
small bar with snacks and pizza at the crossroads in Lone, several restaurants in San Lazzaro.
Entry into stage 3 from Amalfi
If you have stayed in Amalfi instead of Pogerola, leave Amalfi slightly uphill on the coastal road to the west and cross the road tunnel. Immediately after the tunnel (waypoint 1) you come to the route that comes from Pogerola.
It continues behind the tunnel
A few meters after the tunnel we leave the coastal road and continue on the way parallel to it, initially below residential buildings, then increasingly more rural. Approximately 25 minutes after the tunnel, we unfortunately have to leave the Höhenweg, as a road closure prevents the passage in the further course. The corresponding stairway (waypoint 2) is located directly after an arched lattice gate with the tiled house number 33 and looks like this:
Detour due to route closure and ascent to San Lazzaro
The detour leads along the coastal road past a promising bar / pizzeria (waypoint 3), where we take the right of the two streets and follow it for two hairpin bends. In the second bend a staircase leads us to the left (waypoint 4), after a short time we meet a level path that we follow to the left. At a church we meet again on the driveway, our stairway leads a little further to the left (waypoint 5).
We follow this promising and much-traveled path up the mountain to San Lazzaro (approx. 1: 40 h from the bar in the Lone district). In San Lazzaro there are several opportunities for a lunch break (waypoint 6).
From San Lazzaro to Bomerano
From the end point of the stair path in San Lazzaro, our path first leads slightly uphill to the small church, where we turn left (waypoint 7). Now it goes down a bit again and we then turn left into "Via Pino". The road leads downhill in serpentines, in a hairpin bend we switch to a small path (waypoint 8). This leads us below a steep rock wall, popular with climbers, to a small stream.
On the opposite side of the gorge, the path leads south and ends in a small access road. We follow this until we get to the higher main road (waypoint 9). Here we turn left and follow the main road downhill for 750 m. Shortly before the first bend on the main road, turn right towards “S. Alfonso ”(waypoint 10). At the end of this street, a beautiful and well-marked hiking trail to Bomerano begins (approx. 2 hours from San Lazzaro).
If you like it a bit more central (the Casa Pendola is a little out of town) and feel comfortable in family-run accommodation, we recommend the following bed and breakfast instead: Nido Verde, In the afternoons, grandfather lovingly helps with the reception of guests, and breakfast is served on the terrace when the weather is nice. Bicycles are also rented out.
Bed & Breakfast recommendations in Bomerano
Bomerano is a district of "Agerola" and has an interesting geographical location: The topography of Bomerano itself is relatively flat and almost plateau-like, but a few meters from the town center, the terrain drops steeply towards the Amalfi Coast.
The best way to watch this spectacle is from Casa Pendola, a bed and breakfast located approx. 15 min above Bomerano ( Casa Pendola). The rooms are neat but not luxurious, but they all have a terrace with a sensational view of Bomerano and the other districts of Agerola when the weather is nice. Other highlights: the well-tended garden area has a beautiful pool and a terrace with lounge furniture, for breakfast home-made cakes are offered.