ItinerariesSaturday 13 May 2017

Sentiero Liguria: an amazing coastal hiking trail overlooking the Ligurian sea

The new Sentiero Liguria, a 600km-long hiking trail going along the Ligurian coast and connecting the region’s western and easternmost points.

The new Sentiero Liguria – a 600km-long hiking trail going along the Ligurian coast and connecting the region’s western and easternmost points - has been recently presented at Beigua Park.

Sentiero Liguria (Liguria trail) is a hiking route that connects Luni (Ortonovo, in La Spezia province) with Grimaldi (Ventimiglia, in Imperia province), very accessible in both directions and exploring the region through olive groves, vineyards and forests, cliffs, ancient pilgrimage routes, Roman roads, and "creuze" - narrow alleyway or mule track across the hills of all of Liguria.

It encompasses different types of trail and is blessed year round with mild and temperate climate. The view is stunning, constantly overlooking the Ligurian coast and sea, where it is not uncommon to spot cetaceans and other marine mammals .

Along the trail, hikers have the opportunity to connect to higher, more demanding routes to reach sites also in inland areas. Visitors can find accommodation facilities and delicious food options from the local regional cuisine.

Sentiero Liguria is part of the Ligurian Hiking Network (REL) and connects both with the Ligurian Biking Network (RCL) and the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri (AVML). It also joins the "Via Francigena Sud" with Santiago's Pilgrimage Route through the French "Grandes Randonnées".

With its 29 sections, Sentiero Liguria is an easy-to-navigate route, for all types of hikers mostly near the coast and connects to the system of existing routes through already available means of transportations and services.

For more information: www.sentieroliguria.com

Deborah Bellotti

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