|Difficulty||Medium - Low|
|Footpath signs||+ + +|
|2m - 468m | 501m | 517m|
Trail difficulty legend
Trail without particular difficulties and suitable for everyone.
Slightly challenging path but without difficult passages.
Moderately difficult trail with some demanding passages.
Trail for expert hikers.
The path begins on via S. Bartolomeo (20mt. above sea level) a small road at the end of the parking lot which, along the first part, runs alongside the Gentile stream .
The path continues with a climb, consisting mainly of stairs (about 900 steps), which, passing through olive groves and high walls that hide splendid typical villas, and ends in front of the Church of San Rocco ( 220mt. Above sea level).
The path begins behind the church, and climbs among the olive groves, passing through the Galletti village, and then proceeds through the woods to Gaixella (412 meters above sea level) a rest point equipped with benches, tables and tap water.
This stretch of road, as can be seen from the ceramics on the facades of the houses and from the small altar in the woods, was once a reconstruction of the "Via Crucis".
From Gaixella take the path on the right that reaches Pietre Strette (464 meters above sea level.)
Continue towards Portofino and after about 10 minutes on the left, you will find the detour, camouflaged by large rocks, for Santa Margherita Ligure.
The descent winds through a shady valley, it is quite steep and has some slightly irregular sections up to the Croce di San Siro (306 meters above sea level). From here you continue among villas and gardens, offering panoramic views of San Lorenzo della Costa on one side and the sea on the other.
The route ends at the beginning of Via Costasecca, in the city center of Santa Margherita Ligure.
- From 2h to 3h