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Adding new photographs of Liguria,
the Italian Rivieras and Italy every month.
Choose from 4 itineraries from 3 to 9 hours. Minimum time required is 3 hrs. Walk along one of Liguria's most dramatic coastal paths.
1. Boat & Visit: Graded BLUE, Boat & Visit Tour, 3 to 8 hrs. Camogli - San Fruttuoso - Portofino - Santa Margherita Ligure
2. Boat & Walk: Graded BLUE, Boat & Walking Tour, 3.5 to 8 hrs. Camogli - San Fruttuoso - Portofino - Santa Margherita Ligure
3. Medium Walk: Graded RED, Walking Tour**, 4.5 to 9 hrs. Camogli - San Fruttuoso - Portofino - Santa Margherita Ligure.
4. Hard Walk*: Graded BLACK, Walking Tour**, 5.5 to 9 hrs. Camogli - San Fruttuoso - Portofino - Santa Margherita Ligure.
* Not for those who suffer vertigo or are uncomfortable with 'via ferrata' (sections with chains and wires to hold onto while traversing steep, high rocky terrain). This is a quite spectacular coastal path but you must be fit, in good shape and used to 4-6 hour walks over fairly strenuous terrain with many hill climbs. This walk is in general, not so bad but there are steep and strenuous sections which in total last around 1hr. Plus, the 2 sections of via ferrata are only for those with rock steady feet and are used to wide open vantage points high above the cliffs. Not really dangerous, but if you are not confident before taking this itinerary, you'll find it at least hard going and at worst, even scary.
** Both beautiful walks with stunning coastal panoramas. The Hard Walk is probably the most 'raw' and wild with the path hugging the coastal cliffs just above the sea, but you need a good head for heights. The Medium Walk is possibly perhaps a little harder physically with a much steeper climb and descent, but is much more comfortable under foot and giving a greater sense of security.
Levels of Difficulty
GREEN : Requiring no walking experience at all, typically for those itineraries which offer a scenic way to visit the seaside towns of the Riviera.
BLUE : These itineraries are for those of reasonable fitness and who quite regularly take leisurely country walks. They will typically take 3-4 hrs and without too many ups and downs.
RED : For those that consider a good walk to last 4-6 hrs and are not put off by the odd hill climb.
BLACK : If you want a long day's walk with a generous sprinkling of ups, including the odd mountain, then these are the ones to take. Although these trails follow marked pathways, the terrain is often rugged requiring good walking gear. A good level of fitness and a 'head for heights' required.
* Bottled water: it is suggested that you take at least 1.5 litres of water per person and more during the months of July and August.
* Mobile phone: should you ever need assistance, phone Xtrallusion on the number given below at any time. Other than in a few locations, mobile phone coverage is good and you should never be without a network for more than a few hundred metres.
* Shorts, T-shirt and a cajole in case of wind.
* Fleece & cajole when walking in the higher coastal alps.
* If you can, it is better to do this walk during the week rather than at weekends when it is really full of visitors, both local and from abroad.
* If you've eaten and feel full but still fancy an ice cream, try the combination of limone and yogurt.
* For a tasty snack, try farinata, the lightly fried 'pan-cakes' made from chickpea flower and so very typical of the region.
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