Sentiero Liguria is a tourist-hiking route that crosses Liguria from the French border to Tuscany. The route runs along the coastline and extends for more than 600 Km, uncovering a unique environment characterized by olive groves, vineyards and holm-oak woods, sand and pebble shorelines as well as rocky cliffs, pilgrim paths and old Roman roads, narrow “creuze” and highly suggestive old villages.
The course has been designed to cover the whole Ligurian coastline and passes through some of the world’s most famous places (Cinque Terre, Portofino and the Riviera dei Fiori) as well as less popular, but not less fascinating locations, able to seduce even the most demanding visitor.
Autumn and spring are the best seasons to hike the Sentiero Liguria, when the colours and the perfumes of the Mediterranean brushes are at their brightest and strongest. From May to October, you can enjoy a refreshing dip between one stage and the next. The climate of coastal Liguria is mild in winter too, making it particularly pleasant for hiking.
You can hike from East to West or in the opposite direction: either way you’ll always be overlooking the sea, where you can happen to spot fin whales and dolphins frolicking in the water. Some legs have steep, rather demanding alternative trails that lead to special locations and environments in the immediate hinterland, allowing you to discover the wonders of the many medieval villages in Liguria.
You can also hike along part of a leg, as each ends in a place with a railway station. By train you can easily move between the different locations.
You will spend the night in accommodation facilities and try out the typical Ligurian cuisine.