Santa Margherita Ligure - Pietre Strette - San Rocco - Camogli

  • Santa Margherita Ligure - Pietre Strette - Camogli
Difficulty Medium
Duration 3h 20'
Length km. 7,000
Footpath signs segnavia + segnavia parco portofino + segnavia Camogli - San rocco
Dislivello 3m - 472m | dislivello positivo 562m | dislivello positivo 554m
StartStarting point

This route starts in Via Costasecca in Santa Margherita Ligure, just behind the town hall.

Follow the driveway for a few meters continuing to the right, on the mule track that runs alongside cultivated strips and private properties and marked by two full rhombuses (segnavia parco portofino). 
The mule track is all uphill and alternates steps with short stretches of asphalted road and stretches of gravel road. Along the way there are several detours, but you must always continue straight.
After passing the last houses, the climb develops in the shade of holm oaks, chestnuts and oaks and becomes particularly steep and in some sections, with irregular steps.

After about an hour's walk from the start, you will meet the wide Portofino Vetta - Portofino Mare path; from here, turning right, you reach Pietre Strette in about 10 minutes, an area equipped with benches, wooden tables and drinking water tap.
Pass through the rocks that characterize this point of the Portofino Park to walk the path towards San Fruttuoso for just a few meters and leave it immediately to follow the signs for Toca to the right.

After a first shady stretch, the path leaves the wood and continues along the coast overlooking the sea for almost the entire route, offering numerous panoramic views of San Fruttuoso and Cala dell'Oro in a blend of truly spectacular shades of green and blue.
In 45 minutes you will reach Toca, a very quiet corner, and also crossroads of other paths, equipped with two benches and a wooden table.

If you want to make a small detour, continue to the left and in 5 minutes you will arrive at Semaforo Nuovo, a highly panoramic location from which you embrace the Tigullio and Paradiso Gulfs . Otherwise, take the path that starts going down among hazelnut trees. Although the route develops almost entirely in the middle of shady valleys, it has some more open sections with beautiful views of Punta Chiappa and Camogli.

Once you arrive at Fornelli the path meets the one for San Rocco - Batterie - San Fruttuoso; keep to the right, to walk among plots of land that, as you get closer to the first houses, appear more and more well-kept.
Cross the houses of La Mortola and Il Poggio , with a stretch of road, which runs along the coast parallel to the sea, you arrive at the churchyard of the Church of San Rocco of Camogli.
Here you will find bars, a grocery store (an opportunity to taste the famous "Galletta" of San Rocco) and a couple of restaurants.
Right in front of the churchyard you can see the staircase that, passing through a picturesque nucleus of colored houses, descends to Camogli. It is a staircase of about 900 steps that develops between olive groves, rural houses, high walls and some glimpses of Ruta di Camogli and, in about 20 minutes, ends in Camogli along the Torrente Gentile.

Crossing the parking lot you will reach the seaside promenade of this beautiful Ligurian village.

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The trail traced byGPS on Google Maps

Data sheet

From 3h to 4h
Length Km
6 - 8

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