From Sestri Levante to Punta Manara, like the first time…


Saturday, September 2

Hi all!

Back in September 2010, a small group of people got together to do what would become the very first hike of this hiking group! (Incidentally, the cover picture of this event was actually shot on that hike!)

Back then, we trod the path from Sestri Levante to Punta Manara, which on clear days offers one of the best views over the surrounding coast, including the Baia del Silenzio. So, why not hike there again? 🙂

Once at Punta Manara, we will head to the little hamlet of Ginestra and then back to Sestri, following a path which winds down along the other side of the headland, through a completely different vegetation.

This hike is rated as Easy, and won’t take to long to complete.

You can have a look at the route (we won’t go down to Ciappa del lupo, since it is considered a descent for Expert Hikers) here:

Meeting point for Saturday, September 2, is Sestri Levante train station (outside, just in front of the station entrance) at 10:30

Here are the trains to get to Sestri Levante:

From Milano and Genova:

Regionale R 2181

Milano Centrale 7:25
Genova Piazza Principe 9:11
Genova Brignole 9:20
Sestri Levante 10:28

Unfortunately, IC trains from Milano are already sold out 😦

As usual, let’s meet on the first car of the train (if there are free seats!)

Return will be from Sestri Levante as well, so you may want to buy the return ticket in advance in order to avoid any hassle.