This circular itinerary starting from Portofino Vetta develops through some less traveled paths of the Park, and alternates passages in the woods with more panoramic passages over the sea.
After parking your car in Portofino Vetta (420mt. Slm), continue on the driveway reaching the access to the paths, just behind the hotel. Keep the main path that advances mainly on the flat through Gaixella (412 meters above sea level), crossroads of paths and stopping point and arriving after about 15 minutes, at Pietre Strette (464 m asl).
Beyond benches, wooden tables and a drinking water tap you will find numerous branches, you must immediately turn right, among the rocky boulders, and then left to go down towards San Fruttuoso. The path descends in the shade of the woods to Caselle , which you recognize by the presence of a drinking water tap.
Continue a few meters until you reach Molini (248 meters above sea level) where a signpost, placed in a very panoramic point, indicates on your left the possibility of reaching Costa dei Ghidelli ( on the right, in short, you pass the farmhouse and arrive at San Fruttuoso).
Here begins an uphill stretch, less frequented but very beautiful because you find yourself surrounded by a forest of centuries-old chestnut trees and maritime pines. After about 20 minutes you will arrive at Costa dei Ghidelli (385 meters above sea level).
From here the descent becomes gradually steeper in a spectacular scenery and on the right you can admire some views of San Fruttuoso and on the left, beyond the vegetation, a spectacular blue sea.
When you'll arrive at Base 0 (220 meters above sea level), you have to turn left (on the right you go down to San Fruttuoso di Camogli).
The path now develops flat completely overlooking the sea with an amazing view of the coves below including Cala degli Inglesi and Punta del Giasso.
After a short passage in a cool shady valley you find yourself again on the coast of the mountain and along some ups and downs between protruding rocky boulders will lead you to Prato, consisting of a nucleus of private houses with a fantastic view of the Ligurian Sea.
At this point, to comeback to the starting point we suggest another less known but no less beautiful route that leads you on the main path of Mount Portofino Vetta - Portofino Mare. Then turn left and go up into the woods always following the signs for Il Casone which you will reach after about 20 minutes.
From here always going to left without any difficulty you will pass by Bocche , where you will find a rest point and a drinking water faucet, then arriving at Pietre Strette , where retracing the same route you return to car park.
- From 2h to 3h