Paths and treks suited to everyone, from the expert hiker to the casual tourist who wants todiscover a different landscape from the beach. Here's two of our favourite hikes:
FROM VARIGOTTI TO THE MANIE
The Manie plateau boasts a wide network of walkable trails, a paradise for trekking and nordicwalking enthusiasts, but also for those who just want to simply walk and be in contact withnature, admiring breathtaking views of the sea and the Ligurian coast. To reach this stunningplateau, you can walk up directly from Varigotti or Finalborgo. The first stop is the medievalchurch of San Lorenzo, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Saraceni Bay andthe cape of Punta Crena. Just before the church, a separate trail branches off to the Capo NoliLighthouse, that offers one of the best views in the whole of Liguria.
DELLA REGINA TRAIL, AN EVOCATIVE WALK
The road from Finalborgo to Sant'Antonino is a nice panoramic route that will take you througha variety of churches, castles, fortresses and lots of nature. The road is called “Beretta” fromthe name of the talendted engineer who designed it, on request of the king of Spain, toconnect Finale with Milan and Madrid. Its other name is “Della Regina”, because it was built in1666 to celebrate of the visit of the Infanta Margherita of Spain, who was on her way to marryLeopold of Austria. In less than half an hour, the trail will take you to the suggestive hamlet ofPerti, where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset between the olive groves. Near Perti you will findthe ruins of Castel Govone, historical medieval residence of the Del Carrettos and, just alongthe path, the refined Church of the Five Bell Towers, dating back to the Renaissance. Thechurch itself it's worth the trip, with its striking geometry, the alternation of brick and whiteplaster, the harmonious oculi, and the way it naturally blends with the surroundings.
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Climbing in Finale Ligure offers many different possibilities, and it might be hard for amateurclimbers to pick the right kind of cliff. The limestone formations of Finale extend forapproximately 50km (10sq. Km), creating numerous plateaus: on the edges of these plateausare located over 170 sections of climbing walls and around 3000 vie ferrate, distributed allaround the area. These routes enjoy a temperate climate even in the winter and cover alldegrees of difficulty. Most of them are on vertical walls, but you will also be able to find someslabs, overhangs and roofs. Here's our suggestions for some easy-medium climbs, ideal foryour first trips to Liguria: Rocca di Perti, Boragni, Rian Cornei, Monte Cucco and Rocca diCorno. All of them different and exciting.
Two easy and versatile guides to find out more about climbing: