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Sunday, October 11th, 2015:

 
Levanto

 
The weather may be getting colder, but the forecast predicts enough sunshine this Sunday, to dare having one more dive in the Ligurian sea: before going back to the inland, shall we have one more hike&swim along the coast?

Just like one year ago, I suggest aiming at the beach that enchanted us the most: Porto Pidocchio of Framura. Since it’s a boar-hunting Sunday, I propose going mainstream and treading the blue trail between Levanto and Framura.
The idea is to meetup, shortly after 11am, at the train station of Levanto: after picking up the usual focaccia (and possibly some gattafin?), we’ll follow trail #1 until Scernio, then we’ll take trail #4, so as to avoid going down to Bonassola and hiking up again. We’ll head up to Montaretto and then we’ll reconnect to trail #1 and walk on until Framura. Trail is rated as T/E (easy/medium), features old mule tracks, basaltic rocks and many lookout points over the bay of Bonassola and Framura; it is well described on . http://www.prolocobonassola.it/eng/iti08.asp
http://www.prolocobonassola.it/eng/iti03.asp
http://www.prolocobonassola.it/eng/iti06.asp

Total hiking time is approx 3,5 hours, vertical gain is around 300 metres.

By 4pm we’ll likely be in Framura, where it might be feasible to have a quick swim in the sea, before catching the train back: water temperature should be 20/21 degrees.

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How to get to Levanto, and how to come back alive:

On Sunday, October 11th, let’s meet at Levanto train station at 11:11 am.

Recommended trains are:

* if you travel eastwards

REG 2181: Genova Piazza Principe 09:12 (Genova Brignole 09:21) Sestri Levante 10:30
+
REG 24505: Sestri Levante 10:47 Levanto 11:11

or

IC 1533 (**): Genova Piazza Principe 9:47 (Genova Brignole 9:56) Levanto 10:57

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* if you travel westwards

REG 24488: La Spezia Centrale 10:06 Framura 10:34

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* if you travel southwards:

Take REG 2181 (at 7:25) or IC 1533 (**) (at 8:10) from Milano.

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Return will be from Framura station, around 6pm.

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(**) For those who are catching IC trains:

If you’re younger than 26 (i.e. if you’re at most 25 year + 364 days old) o older than 60, you should be eligible to have discounts as high as 50%, if you catch the IC train and registered to the (free) Cartafreccia program. In case you haven’t registered yet, send me a message and I can send you an invitation (of course, you can also register on your own… but an invitation would grant us both a 10 euro voucher šŸ™‚ )
In order to get the discount, remember to buy the ticket before 23:59 of Saturday.

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As usual, if you have doubts, questions, Hamlet-like dilemmas… feel free to text me! (for example, at +39 329 7203364)

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