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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.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|May 27 2023||Jun 03 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Jun 03 2023||Jun 10 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Jun 10 2023||Jun 17 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Jun 17 2023||Jun 24 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Jun 24 2023||Jul 01 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Jul 01 2023||Jul 08 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Jul 08 2023||Jul 15 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Jul 15 2023||Jul 22 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Jul 22 2023||Jul 29 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Jul 29 2023||Aug 05 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Aug 05 2023||Aug 12 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Aug 12 2023||Aug 19 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Aug 19 2023||Aug 26 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Aug 26 2023||Sep 02 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Sep 02 2023||Sep 09 2023||10||Single rooms||1,358€|
|Sep 09 2023||Sep 16 2023||10||Single rooms||1,268€|
|Sep 16 2023||Sep 23 2023||10||Single rooms||1,268€|
|Sep 23 2023||Sep 30 2023||10||Single rooms||1,198€|
|Sep 30 2023||Oct 07 2023||10||Single rooms||1,198€|
|Oct 07 2023||Oct 14 2023||10||Single rooms||1,198€|
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