Hiking Liguria: Cavi di Lavagna (Borgo) – Sestri Levante
The Tigullio Gulf and its inland territory offer countless opportunities for walking enthusiasts. Whether you're just willing to take a stroll, or you're an expert hiker, you will surely find something for you. We therefore bring you some examples of paths you can find near our Hotel.
- From Cavi di Lavagna to Sestri Levante passing by Rocche di S.Anna: A fascinating panoramic route starting in close proximity (around 20 mt) of our Hotel. A stairway from our town centre represents the starting point of the path, which later continues along an ancient roman road (named Via Emilia Scauri): in certain parts, one can still see the remains of stone bridges of the roman era, dating back to thousands of years ago. It takes arout 40 minutes walking, on a path that progressively shrinks in width, to get to the remains of the ancient Church of Saint Anna, from which one can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the Tigullio gulf. From there, it's a 50 minutes downhill walk to Sestri Levante
- From Cavi di Lavagna to Santa Giulia di Centaura: Starting again around 20 mt from our Hotel, is the path that leads to Santa Giulia. With a tarmac pavement in the first section, it shrinks progressively to become a mule track. One outstanding feature is the passage among ancient slate caves, that are still clearly identifiable, as well as the spectacular landscape from the Church of Santa Giulia.
- From Sestri Levante: From our closest neighbouring municipality, several very interesting paths start. The most fascinating ones are the ones starting from the so called “Telegraph”of Punta Manara, at the end of the headland near Sestri Levante, and those leading to Punta Baffe, which is the headland over the characteristic locality of Riva Trigoso
- Trekking to S. Fruttuoso: Utterly unique and suggestive are also the paths that, from either Portofino or camogli, lead to S. Fruttuoso. In both cases, the walk starts from the city centre and quickly get into the woods, the sea peeping into view from time to time. The destination of S. Fruttuoso Abbey is also spectacular, being an ancient coastal building adjacent to a wonderful beach and only reachable on foot or by ferry. Walking time (one way) is about 1:50h from Portofino and 2:20h from Camogli.