Nozarego - Punta Giasso - Nozarego

Difficultymedium-high
Time2h 10'
Signssegnavia + segnavia
  

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TimeFrom 2h to 3h

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The difficulty medium-high, attributed to this route, it refers only to the last short stretch of path that allows access to the cove, the rest does not present any particular irregularities.

Once in Nozarego, take the trail, well marked, you meet a few meters after the church. After the initial climb, follows a very scenic stretch of plain that, in clear days, can embrace all the Ligurian coast to the island of Tino.
When, after a few minutes, you arrive at a yellow chapel, chapel of Gave, on to cobbled path to the right (segnavai) that goes right along the forest.

The path, very nice, spread mostly among cultivated plans, with the exception of some brief passage in the woods, and alternating flat stretches to some brief ascent. Along the way, including beautiful renovated houses, you can still see some old farmer's house.

Passing a small votive shrine dedicated to Saint Anne, in short you come to Gassetta's Mill old restored mill, now eating place. Here, the shade of the forest, you will also find tables, wooden benches and a drinking fountain.

Go straight ahead, ignoring the left fork that leads down to the mills along the Paraggi, Olmi to go places where there imettete summit trail Portofino - Portofino beach.

Here turn left and go down until you reach a junction where you find a table with wooden benches. Continue past and continue straight ahead on the path of land that later becomes a paved road and takes you on places Cappelletta. Pass the beautiful mansion surrounded by a high boundary wall to continue on the narrow footpath on the floor until you see signs for Punta del Giasso.

There is a trail sign but there is no possibility of being wrong because it is a single path, well marked, right down to the bay with no diversions. The ground is completely covered with leaves, makes the first part of the path a bit slippery, but it's only a matter of a few meters because, just out of the bush, the path becomes easier and more enjoyable.

You find yourself now on a path of earth and rock, framed by a beautiful natural setting, penetrates between the lush vegetation gradually losing altitude. With a series of switchbacks to reach the final stretch of the path, that requires great care and attention.

The descent to the rocks consists of a series of narrow stairs covered with stones and leaves and does not have any protection or support point.

To return retrace the same route to return to dell'andata Nozarego. Alternatively, we arrive at Cappelletta you can follow the signs to Portofino sea.

WARNING: Mark informs us of the problems in the final part of the descent to Punta Giasso; we report in full its message:

"... I wanted to inform you that the aforementioned steep stairway has collapsed, so it is necessary to overcome an almost vertical earthy stretch of about 3 meters. There is a chain that helps, but the passage is quite exposed. Furthermore, immediately afterwards, an earthy traverse of a few meters must also be exposed; eventually you can keep to some strong outcropping roots. Overall the descent is rather delicate, a 10 mm rope with a carabiner was useful to me in this case..."

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