Hiking in Levanto and discovering its many hidden trails is a great option when visiting this area. Cinque Terre being really crowded, enjoying one-day hiking through the tiny and beautiful hamlets in the valley of Levanto is an excellent idea.
Hiking in Levanto
The view is always worthwhile, and there is silence, history, culture, and myths to be discovered and colorful nature all around.
That’s why Doug and Erica decided to move here to raise their three kids. After exploring every inch of the area, they are now organizing these guided tours to let other people enjoy them.
The valley of Levanto is famous for its numerous hilltop hamlets, all of which are still connected by the old footpaths and mule trails that once were the lifeblood of these communities.
There is a lot of up and downhill, but none of the hiking is difficult or technical. A picnic lunch is included for all hikers, perhaps in the shade of an abandoned church or waterwheel or in the secluded piazza of one of the towns. Quiet and spectacular views are guaranteed.
This is the proposed itinerary:
- Lavaggiorosso, via the ancients mills of Lizza
- Dosso, perfect for a lunch break
- Montale, with a coffee break at the bar
- San Bartolomeo
- Le Ghiare
The tour starts at 9.00 a.m. and lasts more or less 6 hours. It’s 3 hours walking, lots of visits and relaxing time in the hamlets and a picnic including drinks and traditional dishes.
You can book at the hotel front desk; or write an e-mail to Doug and Erica and fix everything directly with them. And in case of doubts, these are their words:
Traveling with us means putting yourselves in the hands of people who love this territory. We have explored every inch of it and have a connection to its culture and lifestyle.
We know how much trust you have to place in someone to let them organize your vacation or study abroad halfway around the globe. Therefore we do absolutely everything to live up to your expectations, turning your dreams into reality.
If we can pass on even a tiny part of our passion for this small part of the world during your voyage, then we’re sure that we will all have a travel experience worth remembering.