For lovers of hiking, there are ample possibilities for tourist itineraries, for families, but also competitive routes for professional sportsmen.
OUR WEEKEND PROPOSALS or in any case of 2 days with overnight stay at the hotel:
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“The salt roads were an intertwining of mule tracks for the transport of salt, from the Ligurian ports towards the hinterland to bring north to Varzi-Pavia, the precious product from Genoa, the most used and the most direct as can be seen from the map is the Milan-Portofino. Furthermore, the great news is that since 2017 the Liguria Region has allocated funds to improve the Ligurian part of the route, and the whole path of the Via del Sale in Liguria is now well signposted as VM, (the Via del Mare), the new signs. Portofino Park and Antola Park the two managing bodies, with the help of the FIE and the CAI of RAPALLO and with the valid help of the Amici del Golfo Paradiso Association (operational part) have really changed the face of the path, thanks In fact, the path La Via del Sale-La Via del Mare, can be done in total safety also because each stopping point is equipped with Refuges or B & Bs that welcome hikers (maximum every 6-8 hours of walking for each stage), and the path is all to marked, as signpost VM. “
The advice is to do the trekking in 4 stages:
A stop in Lombardy, one in Piedmont, and two stops in Liguria to enjoy our beautiful territory and for a real tourism that gives development to our highlands and gives a new impetus to our beloved Apennines, forgotten for too long by our institutions.
VARZI – PEY HUTS
The departure, the path “La Via del Sale”, the one marked and maintained and managed by the Lombardy region and the Liguria Region is in the heart of the town of Varzi, in the province of Pavia, easily reachable from Pavia by bus, so you avoid going unnecessarily with your own means for a true eco-sustainable tourism. From the parking lot overlooking the Staffora, follow the signs towards the bridge, then the path on the left. A wide path, first flat, then of variable slope, it will accompany you to Monteforte and then to Castellaro, periodically intersecting the asphalted provincial road and the local cart track.
At the end of the town, continue along a wide dirt road surrounded by woods until you reach the border between Lombardy and Piedmont. On the border line we continue on the ridge that will accompany us up to the 1700m of Monte Chiappo, before the descent to the Capannette di Pei where the first stage ends with an overnight stay.
Mario Panizza AIGAE registered guide
Serial number LO519 (Italian Association of Environmental Hiking Guides) pursuant to law 4/2013, is registered in the official lists of the MISE
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