The hike, organized by the sport association MY, follows part of Via della Costa, a trail which crosses Liguria and links two great pilgrimage destinations: Rome and Santiago de Compostela.
The path crosses several places of historical and scenic interest showing the area's Roman and medieval past. Via della Costa coincides at times with what once was Via Julia Augusta, an important Roman route and in use up to the present day.
The guided hike begins in Laigueglia, at the foot of Capo Mele, and in a few minutes reaches Colla Micheri, a small village home to the great explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who crossed the Pacific on the famous Kon-Tiki raft.
It continues on to Andora Castle, with its ruins of Clavesana's medieval castle and of the Church of Saints James and Philip, example of late Ligurian Romanesque architecture.
Past Andora, and its Roman bridge, the route climbs to Passo Chiappa, amid the Mediterranean macchia and oaks, all the way to Ciapà Park and finally to Cervo.
After lunch, Luigi Diego Elena will take participants on a guided tour to discover Cervo, its history and anecdotes.
Sunday April 3rd at 8.45am – meeting point in Imperia Oneglia, or 9:15am in Cervo
For INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: www.myben.it
Cristina Sala 338 87 41 46 9 or Mara Pedrazzi 3184.108.40.2064