This route is certainly one of the most evocative of the entire Portofino Park, but in some places it can be quite challenging. It is therefore advisable to wear shoes suitable for uneven paths and to bring an abundant supply of water with you (there are no fountains or taps along the way).
It starts from the churchyard of San Rocco and continues along the coast. After a few minutes you will cross the small village Mortola , a small group of truly characteristic houses.
Going beyond this locality, the path enters the woods and arrives, after about 20 minutes in the locality "Fornelli" from which on the left, you can go up reaching the locality Toca and Pietre Strette.
Going straight on, after a stretch made up of sloping steps, you go through some ups and downs on irregular rock, these are easy to walk and lead out of the woods allowing you to see Punta Chiappa, Camogli .
After about 40 minutes from the start, you will arrive at Batterie , a magnificent viewpoint over the bay, here is also the "Silvio Somazzi" Visitor Center, created to promote the remains of the bunkers, dating back to second World War.
From here the route becomes a bit more challenging for some points where you have to go directly to the rock overlooking the sea. The presence of chains anchored in the rock helps the passage in this part of the route, especially in a short stretch where the rock has few points of support for the feet.
Small difficulties are paid for by a breathtaking view of "Cala dell'Oro" and Punta Torretta and by the intensity of the deep sea below us.
The path from here on is a bit narrow and bumpy and with some passages on rock steps up to the crossing of a dry stream (the presence of some chains indicates the presence of water at certain times of the year ).
In this area pay close attention to the signs (the path is not clearly outlined), continue on the path that begins to climb. The climb is very steep and tiring and begins with a very sunny first stretch until you enter the woods and after about 40 minutes you reach the summit near Punta Torretta.
The last part of the route is all downhill and develops among the trees and ends after 25 minutes, arriving in San Fruttuoso di Camogli, in front of the spectacular Abbey of San Fruttuoso di Camogli .
- From 2h to 3h