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Piedmont to Liguria Self-guided Walking Tour 8-days Level 3
From Vineyards to the sunny Riviera
The Riviera coast runs along northern Italy and to the world of the rich and beautiful – Monaco. Start in Langhe/Piedmont, which is also known as the gourmet region of Italy. The hiking tour will impress with a contrasting landscape: through romantic vineyards and along the Riviera coast of Liguria. You will also discover the snow-capped Maritime Alps, the impressive Monte Rosa massif and the turquoise blue coast. It will make any hiker’s heart sing!
During the first few stages in the Langhe-region you walk on undulating terrain on gravel, forest and dirt paths as well as on stony trails across the mountains, where surefootedness is required during short sections. Along the coast narrow trails await, beautiful hiking paths particularly with great views. With nearly all daily hiking tours there are easier options to choose from.
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Arrival in Alba
Discover the gourmet town of Alba with its pretty old centre and countless bars and restaurants inviting you to sample Piedmontese delicacies.
Alba – Monforte 4.5hrs 16km | +600m -350m
An enchanting hike leads you through the vineyards with a fabulous view onto the Langhe-region. Via La Morra renowned for its numerous wine stores, continue along grape vines of the famous Barolo-wine into the 'centre of grapes’, the world-renowned little village of Barolo. Here you take a stroll through the alleyways to the fort and enjoy a glass of this noble wine. Onwards along a forest path into the stunningly beautiful village of Monforte situated on a hilltop.
Monforte – Bossolasco 5.5hrs 20km | +700m -450m
Initially you walk on uneven terrain through vineyards but not for very long, soon you will come across more and more hazelnut groves and reach the picturesque villages of Roddino and Serravalle where you'll enjoy a panoramic view from the so-called 'Langhe-balcony’. You ascend along a hiking trail to the 'Alta Langa’ where the village of roses 'Bossolasco’ awaits you with wonderfully fragrant flowers and an impressive location at the top of a mountain chain.
Bossolasco – Millesimo 5hrs 20km | +450m -800m
Walking along the mountain chain and past grazing sheep herds towards Murazzano, where the famous cheese is produced. Across remote farmland and vast cornfields with views onto the snow-capped Maritime Alps you ascend today onto the highest hilltop of the Langhe-region. Old stone houses and chapels line your path, on a clear day you can even see the ocean! A short transfer into the little town of Millesimo, whose old part of town is considered one of Italy’s most beautiful town centres, the 'Borghi piu belli d`Italia’.
Millesimo – Bardineto 5.5hrs 17km | +450m -800m
Hiking your first stage in the region of Liguria today. After a short transfer up to the Melogno-pass you continue along the high-altitude path 'Alta Via dei Monti Liguri’ through endless beech forest. Via a mountain trail reaching the Monte Carmo summit, from this peak the sea seems within one’s reach. In the evening you reach the little village of Bardineto situated amidst wooded mountain chains and is particularly renowned for its mushroom specialities.
Bardineto – Albenga 5hrs 15km | +300m -990m
You can look forward to a fantastic hike along the Ligurian long-distance hiking path 'Sentiero Liguria’. Spectacular panoramic views onto mountains, coastline and islands accompany your path, meandering along the mountain ridge towards the sea. The leisurely option leads you into the medieval village of Castelvecchio and downhill to Zuccarellov from where you take the bus to Albenga. Today your overnight stay is located directly at the sea: so enjoy a dip in the waves before you sample the local fish at the beach restaurant.
Albenga – San Remo 4.5hrs 14km | +650m -650m
As a finale a coastal hike with great views awaits! Initially you will walk along the sea then you ascend to the 'Alta Via Baia del Sole’. A truly amazing hiking path along fragrant Macchia-bushes leading you via the peak of the Monte Bignone. Then across terraced fields and fruit groves you descend into the coastal village of Alassio where you get to experience the flair of Italian ice-cream cafés and neat lidos. Spectacular views onto the turquoise-blue sea at the 'flower riviera’ accompany you along your train ride into the famous town of San Remo.
Departure or extra days
Tours marked with are special prices.
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|May 07 2022||May 14 2022||10||Single rooms||1,098€|
|May 14 2022||May 21 2022||10||Single rooms||1,098€|
|May 21 2022||May 28 2022||10||Single rooms||1,098€|
|May 28 2022||Jun 04 2022||10||Single rooms||1,098€|
|Jun 04 2022||Jun 11 2022||10||Single rooms||1,098€|
|Jun 11 2022||Jun 18 2022||10||Single rooms||1,158€|
|Jun 18 2022||Jun 25 2022||10||Single rooms||1,158€|
|Jun 25 2022||Jul 02 2022||10||Single rooms||1,158€|
|Jul 02 2022||Jul 09 2022||10||Single rooms||1,158€|
|Jul 09 2022||Jul 16 2022||10||Single rooms||1,158€|
|Jul 16 2022||Jul 23 2022||10||Single rooms||1,158€|
|Jul 23 2022||Jul 30 2022||10||Single rooms||1,158€|
|Jul 30 2022||Aug 06 2022||10||Single rooms||1,158€|
|Aug 06 2022||Aug 13 2022||10||Single rooms||1,158€|
|Aug 13 2022||Aug 20 2022||10||Single rooms||1,158€|
|Aug 20 2022||Aug 27 2022||10||Single rooms||1,158€|
|Aug 27 2022||Sep 03 2022||10||Single rooms||1,158€|
|Sep 03 2022||Sep 10 2022||10||Single rooms||1,098€|
|Sep 10 2022||Sep 17 2022||10||Single rooms||1,098€|
|Sep 17 2022||Sep 24 2022||10||Single rooms||1,098€|
|Sep 24 2022||Oct 01 2022||10||Single rooms||1,048€|
|Oct 01 2022||Oct 08 2022||10||Single rooms||1,048€|
|Oct 08 2022||Oct 15 2022||10||Single rooms||1,048€|
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