3 days of hiking in Liguria during Easter, Tour on the seaside paths of the levante coast and Cinque Terre

From Sestri Levante to Monterosso, passing through colorful villages like Framura and stopping to admire the magnificent views of the Bay of Silence and Porto Pidocchio, with a day in the Cinque Terre national park

There is no better way to spend the Easter weekend than walking along the coastal paths of the Ligurian Levante area.

Monterosso, Bonassola, Levanto, are stages of our trek and are names that evoke the wonderful Cinque Terre. We will certainly not miss an excursion, on Monday, entirely in the Cinque Terre Park, but on this trip we will try to explore the most unusual and less traveled paths of this incredible area where the sea and the mountain get together creating spectacular landscapes.

Our base will be Sestri Levante, and every day we will leave for an excursion, of an easy level, to enjoy the spring on the sea and meet beautiful places with evocative names: the Bay of Fables, the Bay of Silence, the village of Framura, Porto Pidocchio. 

The third day we can take the train to move to the Cinque Terre Park: we will walk between Bonassola, Levanto and Monterosso for a day after Easter out of the ordinary.

A small group of maximum 8 travelers, a passionate and attentive environmental excursion guide, our minibus that will assist us to take us on the paths, a way to travel like in a group of friends. The price includes transport, accompaniment, overnight stays, and all lunches, breakfasts and dinners.

Sestri levante hiking map.

difficulty level:Easy

Relatively short itineraries on paths and dirt roads, with some climbs to be faced without hurry and at the right pace! Ideal for new hikers and for those who want to take up easy hiking again.

Synthetic program

 

Day 1: Sestri Levante and Punta Manara

Arriving in Sestri Levante in the morning we will walk along the coast to reach the characteristic Baia delle Favole bay and the Bay of Silence. From here we will take the panoramic path that leads to Monte Castello, then descend towards Punta Manara and return to Sestri Levante passing just above the suggestive Ciapa du Lu (Wolf Stone).

Packed lunch, dinner and overnight stay in hotel/bed and breakfast in Sestri Levante

Elevation gain: 300m

Start of the tour:  Sestri Levante

Arrival: Sestri Levante

 

 

Day 2: Framura and Bonassola

Arriving by train to Deiva Marina we will head towards the picturesque and sunny village of Framura, and then reach the characteristic Porto Pidocchio. We will then continue in a fresh and pleasant oak forest, along a path that after a short ascent will take us to Punta della Madonnina in Bonassola. We will then return by train to Sestri Levante.

Packed lunch, dinner and overnight stay in hotel/bed and breakfast in Sestri Levante

Elevation gain: 500m

Start of the tour:  Deiva Marina

Arrival:  Bonassola

 

Day 3: Levanto and Monterosso

Once reached Bonassola by train we will go up towards the Valico di Scernio along a characteristic walk in the middle of typical Ligurian villas and houses. We will then descend to Levanto and, after a well-deserved break on the beach and a visit to the historic center, we will head towards the Sella del Torrino along the pleasant and scenic trail inside the Cinque Terre National Park that will lead us to Monterosso. In the afternoon we will return by train to Sestri Levante, and then we will resume the road to Turin by minibus

Elevation gain: 550m

Start of the tour: Bonassola

Arrival: Monterosso

Marco B
Marco B.

A great sports and mountain lover, during the summer you will find him along the trails hiking and mountain biking, and in the winter again there with skis or a snowboard on his feet. Always looking for new routes, he loves good food and good company. When he is not in the mountains you'll find him at the sea side surfing or rehearsing a play with his actor friends.

Never without: a good cup of coffee

Favorite quote: "Sports is the toy department of life"

This 3 days of hiking in Liguria during Easter, Tour on the seaside paths of the levante coast and Cinque Terre includes:

  • 3 days of trails accompanied by an Environmental Hiking Guide
  • transfer from Turin to or Asti to Sestri Levante and back by our minibus
  • transport to the starting points of the paths
  • 2 nights in a hotel / Bed and Breakfast, in a double room with breakfast (single room supplement: 50 euros total)
  • An additional welcome breakfast
  • 3 picnic lunches on the trails
  • 2 dinners

This tour consists of 3 days of hiking, based in Sestri Levante. We can therefore meet directly there, if it is convenient for you.

If you prefer, we have two other meeting points planned, that we will drive by in our 9 seats Minibus with air conditioning and free wi-fi on the road to Liguria:

- Porta Susa railway station in Torino

- Asti railway station

In any case, once the group is established, we will start the day as usual with a welcome breakfast, to get to know each other before leaving for our adventure.

 

Here are the scheduled times:

First day

- 7.00 am stop at Turin Porta Susa railway station

- 8:15 am stop at Ivrea train station (TO)

- 10:00 am arrival at Sestri Levante and stop for breakfast

- 10:30 am departure of the excursion from Sestri Levante

 

The tour will end at 16:00, at the end of the third day excursion. From here we will then continue home via Minibus.

Our minibus

This tour is made of three day hikes of Easy Level (Tourist): relatively short itineraries, on wide paths and flat dirt roads or with slight slopes; lasting 3 hours of walking and with a positive vertical gain of maximum 450-550 meters.

So, it does not pose particular difficulties, but to enjoy the holiday and be at ease it is good to self-evaluate objectively your own conditions and abilities.

 

 

Classification of difficulty levels for trekking and hiking itineraries:

  • Easy (Tourist): relatively short itineraries, on wide paths and flat dirt roads or with slight slopes; lasting 3-4 hours of walking and with a positive vertical gain of maximum 450-550 meters.
  • Intermediate (excursion): itineraries on paths of various kinds, sometimes with marked slopes; lasting 5-6 hours of walking and with a positive difference in height of maximum 900-1000 meters.
  • Challenging (Expert Hiking): itineraries that present some technical difficulties, such as rocky ground, slight snowy slopes, exposed sections and in some cases single rocky sections of easy climbing (I and II degree) that require the use of hands; a good rhythm is required and physical preparation must be adequate for a day of continuous walking in the mountains; lasting 8-9 hours of walking and with a positive difference in altitude from 1000 meters upwards.
  • CLOTHING
    We recommend to dress in layers, using breathable garments, but without forgetting a fleece and a windproof and rainproof jacket. 
  • FOOTWEAR: boots are good, better if not too heavy given the season, also low shoes as long as they are hiking shoes, suitable for walking on trails and dirt paths.  
  • BACKPACK: Since we will start from a base each day, it is sufficient to have a backpack of 20-30 liters for day trips, with a cover in case of rain (you never know!). 
  • TREKKING STICKS: ideal both uphill and downhill to reduce the effort of leg muscles and to reduce the load on the joints.
  • DO NOT FORGET: 
    A pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle of at least half a liter as well as a cap and a band to protect the forehead and ears from the wind are essential. 

If you need more information or if in doubt please write to us: our hiking guide Marco B. will be happy to give you all the necessary information

For further information you can read the article by Marco B. on our blog: Which clothing to choose for a hike? 4 recommendations

All our tours are directly made by us, Giroola Srl, via Amorosa 3, 10030 Villareggia (TO) (P.iva 11671600010, Scia 19022017-1520 Suap 9007)

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What's included

Meals

  • 2 breakfasts
  • An additional welcome breakfast
  • 3 picnic lunches on the trails
  • 2 dinners

Transport

  • transfer from Turin to or Asti to Sestri Levante and back by our minibus
  • transport to the starting points of the paths

Accommodation

  • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel with breakfast, in a double room (single room supplement: 50 euros total)

Activities

  • 3 days of trails accompanied by an Environmental Hiking Guide

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If you are booking over a month in advance, only a deposit of 25% is necessary.

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