Pictorial region Langhe
Break at the ligurian coast
Hiking experience in Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena
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Piedmont - Liguria

From vineyards to the sunny Riviera.

The Riviera coast runs along northern Italy and to the world of the rich and beautiful – Monaco. Start in Langhe/Piedmont, which is also known as the gourmet region of Italy. The hiking tour will impress with a contrasting landscape: through romantic vineyards and along the Riviera coast of Liguria. You will also discover the snow-capped Maritime Alps, the impressive Monte Rosa massif and the turquoise blue coast. It will make any hiker’s heart sing!

Details about the hiking tour in Piedmont - Liguria

Colourful paths and Mediterranean vegetation unite in the Riviera of Flowers. During this eight-day mountain tour you will wander through different towns and villages. You will reach the ‘Alta Langa’ on old hiking trails. Fragrant flowers as far as the eye can see and an impressive panoramic view lines the route. You continue along the ridge, past sheep herds and onto Murazzano. Tip: Taste the famous sheep milk cream cheese! After your arrival in San Remo you can rest your tired feet as you sip a glass of wine and enjoy the scent of the culinary delicacies as they fill the nose. What more could you want?

Highlights of the mountain journey through Piedmont – Liguria:

  • Gourmet tour of the regions’ specialities: In vino veritas! Experience true pleasure on a tasting tour through the vineyards and numerous wine shops. Tip: Treat yourself to a glass of world-famous Barolo.
  • Medieval places with historical centres: Villages such as Monforte, Roddino and Serravalle are on your hiking route. These all have picture postcard charm!
  • A programme of contrasts: The snow-capped Alps in Piedmont and the sunny Riviera on the Ligurian coast provide impressive contrasts.

Useful information about the hiking tour through Piedmont - Liguria

You start your eight-day mountain hiking trip in Alba (Piedmont) where you begin your gourmet tour along the Riviera. Alba already seduces connoisseurs with its lovely old town and countless Piedmontese specialities. Over the next stages of the Langhe you hike on hilly gravel, forest and field paths through vineyards and on stony paths. For some short passages you need sure-footedness. Each trail lasts about five hours, with an average of 15 kilometres per day.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Discover the gourmet town of Alba with its pretty old centre and countless bars and restaurants inviting you to sample Piedmontese delicacies.

Hotel (example): Calissano

An enchanting hike leads you through the vineyards with a fabulous view onto the Langhe-region. Via La Morra, renowned for its numerous wine stores, you continue along grape vines of the famous Barolo-wine into the ‚centre of grapes’, the world-renowned little village of Barolo. Here you take a stroll through the alleyways to the fort and enjoy a glass of this noble wine. Onwards along a forest path into the stunningly beautiful village of Monforte situated on a hilltop.

Hotel (example): Grappolo d'Oro

approx. 4.5 hours
16 km
600 m
350 m

Initially you walk on undulating terrain through vineyards, soon however you come across more and more hazelnut groves and reach the picturesque villages of Roddino and Serravalle, where you enjoy a panoramic view from the so-called ‚Langhe-balcony’. You ascend along hiking trail to the ‚Alta Langa’, where the village of roses ‚Bossolasco’ awaits you with wonderfully fragrant flowers and an impressive location at the top of a mountain chain.

Hotel (example): Bellavista

approx. 5.5 hours
20 km
700 m
450 m

You walk along the mountain chain and past grazing herds of sheep towards Murazzano, where the famous cheese is produced. Then across remote farmland and vast cornfields with views onto the snow-capped Maritime Alps you ascend today onto the highest hilltop of the Langhe-region. Old stone houses and chapels line your path, on a clear day you can even see the sea! Short transfer into the little town of Millesimo, whose old part of town is considered one of Italy’s most beautiful town centres, the ‚Borghi piu belli d`Italia’.

Hotel (example): La Gaietta

approx. 5 hours
20 km
450 m
800 m

Today you hike your first stage in the region of Liguria. After a short transfer up to the Melogno-pass you continue along the high-altitude path ‚Alta Via dei Monti Liguri’ through endless beech forest. Via a mountain trail you reach the Monte Carmo summit, from this peak the sea seems within one’s reach. In the evening you reach the little village of Bardineto, situated amidst wooded mountain chains and is particularly renowned for its mushroom specialities.

Hotel (example): Maria Nella

approx. 5.5 hours
17 km
450 m
800 m

You can look forward to a fantastic hike along the Ligurian long-distance hiking path ‚Sentiero Liguria’. Spectacular panoramic views onto mountains, coastline and islands accompany your path, meandering along the mountain ridge towards the sea. The leisurely option leads you into the medieval village of Castelvecchio and downhill to Zuccarello, from where you take the bus to Albenga. Today your overnight stay is located directly at the sea: so enjoy a dip in the waves before you sample the local fish at the beach restaurant.

Hotel (example): Marisa

approx. 5 hours
15 km
300 m
990 m

As a finale a coastal hike with great views awaits! Initially you walk along the sea then you ascend to the ‚Alta Via Baia del Sole’. A truly amazing hiking path along fragrant Macchia-bushes leading you via the peak of the Monte Bignone. Then across terraced fields and fruit groves you descend into the coastal village of Alassio, where you get to experience the flair of Italian ice-cream cafés and neat lidos. Spectacular views onto the turquoise-blue sea at the ‚flower riviera’ accompany you along your train ride into the famous town of San Remo.

Hotel (example): Lolli Palace

approx. 4.5 hours
14 km
650 m
650 m

Tour character

During the first few stages in the Langhe-region you walk on undulating terrain on gravel-, forest- and dirt paths as well as on stoney trails across the mountains, where surefootedness is required during short sections. Along the coast narrow trails await, beautiful hiking paths particularly with great views. With nearly all daily hiking tours there are easier options to choose from.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 17, 2019
Saturday
Season 2
Apr 27, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Saturday
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019
Saturday
Piedmont - Liguria, IT-PIWAS-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
649,00
215,00
689,00
215,00
749,00
215,00

Category: 3***-hotels, Alba 4****

Season 1
Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 17, 2019
Season 2
Apr 27, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019
Alba
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
San Remo
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
72,00
115,00
59,00
94,00
77,00
120,00
69,00
104,00
77,00
120,00
69,00
104,00
Price
Transfer Airport Milano (Malpensa, Linate) - Alba 1 to 3 people
Transfer Airport Milano (Orio al Serio) - Alba 1 to 3 persones
Transfer Airport Turin (Caselle) - Alba 1 to 3 persones
Transfer
230,00
280,00
140,00
80,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfers according to program
  • Wine tasting in the Piedmont-region (English)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Airport transfer Milano (Malpensa, Linate) – Alba: EUR 230 up to 3 persons, EUR 270 up to 7 persons, EUR 340 from 8 persons, duration approx. 2 hours.
  • Airport transfer Milano (Orio al Serio) – Alba: EUR 280 up to 3 persons, EUR 340 up to 7 persons, EUR 390 from 8 persons, duration approx. 2,5 hours.
  • Airport transfer Turin (Caselle) – Alba: EUR 140 up to 3 persons, EUR 180 up to 7 persons, EUR 230 from 8 persons, duration approx. 1,5 hours.
  • Organised return transfer from San Remo to Alba € 80,- per person (transfer only on Saturdays), duration approx. 2.5 hours. Reservation in advance required, payable on site.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Airport Turin or Milan. Train journey from Turin to Alba in approx. 1.5 hours (1x change of trains), or in approx. 3 hours from Milan to Alba (2x change of trains).
  • Train journey to Alba.
  • Parking: Hotel parking spaces approx. EUR 15 per day. No reservation in advance possible.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • On arrival in July and August two overnights in San Remo instead of the overnight stay in Albenga.
  • Short ride with public transport to Albenga, approx. EUR 7 per person
  • Train journey Alassio – San Remo EUR 6 per person
  • On arrival in July and August train journeys to/from San Remo, approx. EUR 12 per person
  • Special dates on request
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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