To avoid parking problems (especially in summer), it is recommended to achieve Paraggi with the bus, every 20 minutes from Santa Margherita Ligure, Piazza V. Veneto (near the roundabout on the sea).
The route starts at the bottom of the car park of Paraggi, with the staircase on the left, which climbs into the so-called "Valle dei mulini".
Along the way, in fact, you can see what remains of the 35 mills that were once in operation in this area, a series of descriptive panels illustrate the various functions.
The route consisting predominantly of stone steps, is developed in a shady valley, passing in the first part of a small stream. Near some mills, then turned into homes today, the path out of the bush and through the thick vegetation can glimpse a sliver of sea.
After the last ramp, under the chestnut trees, you get to places Mulini (252mt. above sea level) on the road from Nozarego and turn left after 10 minutes, in the locality Olmi, along the Sea Portofino - Portofino vetta.
From places Olmi (260 meters above sea level.) continue to the right, towards Portofino Vetta on the path of pebbles that winds through pine and chestnut trees, up to Crocetta town (363 m above sea level), where, on the left, part of the branch for Nozarego.
The first part of the path unfolds in the midst of a forest full of ferns and majestic pines, with an initial climb followed by a false flat and then runs down to the place called "Il Monte" (on the left you go Santa Margherita Ligure, from Nozarego).
Here, on the left, the way forward, towards the Gave-Paraggi, among olive and chestnut trees, offering panoramic views, on the tip of Portofino, followed then places "Il Frate", a pleasant stretch, slightly beaten, among the fields in which go past some houses.
He returned in the woods, the trail descends and emerges in front of the chapel of the Gave, where we find the single tap of drinking water across the path.
The steep descent to the right of the chapel, in about 15 ', winding between age and high walls enclosing us back to the car park of Paraggi.
- From 1h to 2h