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Sunday, November 15th, 2015:

 
Monterosso

 
As the so called “summer of S.Martin” grants us yet another fine weekend, shall we have a hike this Sunday?

The idea is to explore the inland of Monterosso/Levanto and tread old mule tracks that, since the Middle Ages, provided a connection between the seaside and the inner Via Aurelia.

We’ll start in Monterosso and walk up to the shrine of Soviore; by the old Marian church we’ll likely have our lunch break. From Soviore we’ll tread the “Alta Via delle Cinque Terre” until Mt Bardellone, before heading down to Levanto, via the churches of S.Bartolomeo and Ridarolo.

Hike takes around 3.5 hours, has 600 mt of elevation gain and is rated as E (medium).

It passes through two outstanding view points (the shrine of
Madonna di Soviore and Foce di Bardellone), from which we should be able to see both the seaside and Val di Vara.

You may read more about the hike on:

http://www.parconazionale5terre.it/iti_dettaglio.php?id_iti=3455 (1st part)
http://www.metrogenova.com/magazines/01-Levanto%20-%20Pignone.pdf (2nd part)

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

Let’s meet at the entrance of Monterosso train station (there should be a pharmacy just outside) at 11:40 (or on the front coach of the “regionale 33831” train from Genova Brignole)

— if you travel eastwards

REG 33831 – 10:04 Genova Piazza Principe (10:13 Genova Piazza Principe) 11:40 Monterosso

— if you travel westwards

REG 33852 – La Spezia Centrale 10:53 Monterosso 11:19

— if you travel southwards

IC 35533 (**) – 08:10 Milano Centrale – 11:04 Monterosso

Return from Levanto may be around 5-6pm. Please bring food and water with you, so that we can start hiking right away!

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

If you’re younger than 26 (i.e. if you’re at most 25 year + 364 days old) or older than 60, you should be eligible to have discounts as high as 50%, if you 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 🙂 )
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! (+39 329 7203364)

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