Next hike: Spotorno, monte Mao and views over Bergeggi (and a sea cave!)

Saturday April, 22 2017


Once again a hike in the Riviera di Ponente, and myself as your guide in place of Andy 🙂

The hike will be on Saturday (April, 22), since the weather is expected cloudy on Sunday.

This time we will hike along a brand new route for the Group, a trail never threaded before!

We will set off from Spotorno train station and gain altitude up to the ridge of the mountain from which we will enjoy a beautiful view over the island of Bergeggi to the east, and capo Noli to the west. After going past the paraglider take-off point, we will reach the summit of monte Mao, at 440 m. Then, we will start our descent to Bergeggi, eventually getting back to Spotorno. Will the bravest ones have their first swim of the season? 🙂

This hike is rated as medium/easy. You can see the itinerary details here:

Edit: we’ll also venture to the sea cave of Punta Predani, the most famous sea cave in Liguria (thanks Andy for the tip!) 😉

Meeting point is Spotorno-Noli train station, at 11:20.

Here are the trains to get there:

R 24562 Genova Brignole (9:55) Genova Piazza Principe (10:03) arriving at Spotorno-Noli at 11:17

IC 1533 Milano Centrale (8:10) Genova Piazza Principe (9:44) then take the R 24562 to Spotorno-Noli

Return will be from Spotorno-Noli as well, so you might want to buy a return ticked in advance to avoid any hassle buying the ticket there (possibly we will catch the 17:21 train, or maybe the 19:21, for those who want to linger on the beach).

Also, remember to bring food & water with you, there will be no places to get them on the way.

From Arenzano to lake Tina

Sunday April 9, 2017



Tradition has it that, when it comes to organizing a hike in the Riviera di Ponente (western Riviera), I take the lead from Andy 🙂

This time we will venture into the inland of Arenzano, up to Lake Tina, threading trails in a mountain-like landascape, along a valley full of waterfalls and nice views over the sea.

This hike is rated as easy-medium, you can see route details here:

Meeting point: Arenzano train station at 11:00

Trains from Genova:
R11236 Genova Brignole (10:05), Genova Piazza Principe (10:13)
(arriving to Arenzano at 10:54)

Trains from Milano
IC 1533 Milano Centrale (8:10) -> R11236 Genova Piazza Principe (10:13) (arriving to Arenzano at 10:54)

Return will be from Arenzano as well, so you can get a return ticked in advance.