|2m - 82m | 143m | 140m|
This isn't really a hiking trail , but a nice walk that connects Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure, avoiding the traffic of the road coast.
The starting point is in Corso Colombo, near the Hannibal Bridge. Here, take the path next to the bridge, which passes between the condominiums and climbs up to Via Aurelia di Ponente and without difficulty find immediately on the left, via San Nicola, the pedestrian path that advances between the fencing walls of beautiful villas, offering, here and there , panoramic views of San Michele di Pagana bay. Ignore all the detours you encounter (the ones on the left all go down towards the beach) and go straight on to come out on a carriage road in San Michele di Pagana.
Here take Via degli Aranci, the staircase you see immediately on your left which goes down before and along the railway after; here crosses Via Meucci, which you have to walk towards right for a few meters and then continue on Via Fioria, towards the sea, until before the railway bridge, you have to turn on the right for via Donega.
When in Via Donega turn on the left to the narrow "Via Banchi", rises between two high stone walls till you'll reache a first junction where turning on the right you'll meet Passo dell'Alloro.
Here you'll proceed on the left passing close to some houses, to get to a staircase where you can enjoy wide view of Santa Margherita Ligure.
Walk down the stone steps and, after passing on the small bridge over the railway station, you'll be in Santa Margherita Ligure, few meters far from city center.
If you want to continue to Portofino from Santa Margherita follow this route
- Up to 1h