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Photos of mountain hiking in the Ligurian Alps along the high trails of the Alta Via.

Photo Gallery of the ALTA VIA STAGE 1 TRAIL 2 walk
Riviera Ponente, Liguria, Italy.

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Picture Gallery RW52 - the ALTA VIA STAGE 1 TRAIL 2 walk
Images of a day on one of our hiking expeditions in the Ligurian Alps.
This is one of the most beautiful stretches of the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, with its rocky summits - similar to those of the Dolomites - just twenty or so kilometres from the sea.
This trail takes you along the 2nd trail of stage 1 of the Alta Via dei Monti Ligure - an epic 440km hiking route that follows a trail in the high coastal Alps from Ventimiglia to La Spezia. Do the entire route over 9 long weekends with our fully supported 4x4 hiking expeditions.


HOLIDAYS that take you to these walking trails in the Ligurian Alps, Italy

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 Xtrallusion photo library of independent, self-guided walking and sightseeing holidays in Italy. Pictures, images, photos and photographs taken along the way of this 1-day walking itinerary, to give you a visual impression of the day's walk.

 Xtrallusion photo library of independent, self-guided walking and sightseeing holidays in Italy. Pictures, images, photos and photographs taken along the way of this 1-day walking itinerary, to give you a visual impression of the day's walk.

 Xtrallusion photo library of independent, self-guided walking and sightseeing holidays in Italy. Pictures, images, photos and photographs taken along the way of this 1-day walking itinerary, to give you a visual impression of the day's walk.

 Xtrallusion photo library of independent, self-guided walking and sightseeing holidays in Italy. Pictures, images, photos and photographs taken along the way of this 1-day walking itinerary, to give you a visual impression of the day's walk.

 Xtrallusion photo library of independent, self-guided walking and sightseeing holidays in Italy. Pictures, images, photos and photographs taken along the way of this 1-day walking itinerary, to give you a visual impression of the day's walk.

 Xtrallusion photo library of independent, self-guided walking and sightseeing holidays in Italy. Pictures, images, photos and photographs taken along the way of this 1-day walking itinerary, to give you a visual impression of the day's walk.

 Xtrallusion photo library of independent, self-guided walking and sightseeing holidays in Italy. Pictures, images, photos and photographs taken along the way of this 1-day walking itinerary, to give you a visual impression of the day's walk.

 Xtrallusion photo library of independent, self-guided walking and sightseeing holidays in Italy. Pictures, images, photos and photographs taken along the way of this 1-day walking itinerary, to give you a visual impression of the day's walk.

 Xtrallusion photo library of independent, self-guided walking and sightseeing holidays in Italy. Pictures, images, photos and photographs taken along the way of this 1-day walking itinerary, to give you a visual impression of the day's walk.

 Xtrallusion photo library of independent, self-guided walking and sightseeing holidays in Italy. Pictures, images, photos and photographs taken along the way of this 1-day walking itinerary, to give you a visual impression of the day's walk.

 Xtrallusion photo library of independent, self-guided walking and sightseeing holidays in Italy. Pictures, images, photos and photographs taken along the way of this 1-day walking itinerary, to give you a visual impression of the day's walk.

 Xtrallusion photo library of independent, self-guided walking and sightseeing holidays in Italy. Pictures, images, photos and photographs taken along the way of this 1-day walking itinerary, to give you a visual impression of the day's walk.

 Xtrallusion photo library of independent, self-guided walking and sightseeing holidays in Italy. Pictures, images, photos and photographs taken along the way of this 1-day walking itinerary, to give you a visual impression of the day's walk.

 Xtrallusion photo library of independent, self-guided walking and sightseeing holidays in Italy. Pictures, images, photos and photographs taken along the way of this 1-day walking itinerary, to give you a visual impression of the day's walk.
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Adding new photographs of Liguria, the Italian Rivieras and Italy every month.
Thanks to their location, on the border between the Alps and the Mediterranean, these mountains host a wide variety of flora. Here, the typical Mediterranean species grow alongside alpine varieties. They reached these heights in times long gone by, when the Alps were almost completely covered by glaciers.

In late spring and early summer you can admire the splendid flowering, whereas in autumn, the larch takes the limelight with its spectacular leaf colours. You may even be lucky enough to spot a chamois, with the sea in the background.
The route taking you along the "Sentiero degli Alpini" is particularly interesting, an optional trail variation for experienced hikers. It cuts across the steep, Italian slopes of Monte Toraggio and Monte Pietravecchia. This daring "Sentiero degli Alpini" was partially dug out of the rock face and was created for military purposes between the First and Second World Wars. It was wide and accessibile enough for transit by donkeys carrying weapons and provisions. Nowadays, no donkeys would be able to get through anymore as some stretches of the trail have been ruined by landslides and erosion.

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Prestigious properties amongst the olives on the Italian Riviera - with terraces, gardens and pool.


Italian Riviera Homes
Specialising in beautiful conversions of prominent old 'borghi' into luxury properties set in their own grounds of vines, fruit and olive trees. Finished properties are the result of a crafted restoration of all genuine and authentic characteristics. Unique opportunities in one of the Riviera's more sought after locations.


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Adventure, activity and walking holidays in Italy on the Italian Rivieras. Independent, escorted and self guided walking holidays in Liguria, Italy - plus paragliding, 4x4 and skiing holidays. Come and discover the undiscovered and allow yourself to be charmed by Italy's beautiful Ligurian Rivieras. Visit and explore mountains, mediterranean rivieras and one of Italy's lesser known regions - on foot, by 4x4, with paraglider or on skis.
Enjoy relaxed, independent walking holidays in Italy along the Italian Rivieras using self-guided itineraries. Explore the beautiful mediterranean countryside and coastal mountains by foot taking in some of the regions most famous and magnificent towns and coast - the Cinque Terre, Portofino, Genova (Genoa), Santa Margherita, Rapallo, San Fruttuoso, Camogli, Chiavari, Sestri Levante, Vernazza, Manarola, Riomaggiore, Monterosso al Mare, Corniglia, Portovenere, Savona, Spotorno, Noli, Finale, Alassio, Imperia, San Remo and it's national parks to name but a few.
Whatever you look for in the great outdoors, the region of Liguria in northern Italy, is a paradise for independent walking, hiking, mountain walking, coastal walking, and simply exploring the regions characteristic seaside towns and fishing villages - in spring, summer, autumn and winter. Liguria, an intense flavour of Italy in one of Europe's most unique 'sea and mountain' locations.

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