|Difficulties||Medium - high|
Update of 05/07/2020: The panel of the Portofino Park Authority indicates "Difficult path that does not allow access to the sea".
Punta del Giasso was one of the few coves that can be reached on foot through the regular paths of the Portofino Park but due to the storm that hit Liguria in 2018, the ladder that allowed access to the sea was destroyed and a chain prevents passage.
However, it remains an adventurous excursion that ends overhanging the sea.
The itinerary begins in via del Fondaco on the paved road at the bottom of the car park of Portofino, which passes under the police station.
After passing the hotel, keep left to take, just after the steep staircase, made of large stone steps, which climbs up in the midst of bands mostly covered by brambles.
Cross and close the gate that blocks the road and continue straight on ignoring the two detours to San Sebastiano you meet along the trail.
Once in the place Cappelletta, crossed a second gate that are close to a house and turn left where a few meters later, the signs for Punta del Giasso encountered. There is no signpost but there is no possibility of mistake because it is a single path, well marked, right down to the bay with no diversions.
The ground completely covered with leaves makes the path a bit slippery, especially in the first part, so we recommend wearing suitable shoes and being careful.
The path of earth and rock, framed by a splendid natural scenery, insinuates itself among the luxuriant vegetation gradually losing altitude.
With a series of hairpin bends you get to a narrow passage between rock formations, from which previously you could access the sea, but currently it indicates the end by route.
- Up to 1h