Santa Margherita - Nozarego - Olmi - Portofino - Paraggi - Cappelletta delle Gave -S.Margherita Ligure

DifficultyLow
Time2h 45'
Distance km.10,200
Signssegnavia + segnavia

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salita Montebello

This trail, which begins and ends in Santa Margherita Ligure, starts from Salita Montebello, the paved street behind the gas station in front of the marina. After some house the road becomes a mule track between enclosure walls and bands planted with olive trees arrive at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Snow, in the locality Nozarego. From here with the look embraces the entire Gulf of Tigullio.panorama da Nozarego
Continuing for a few meters to the main road, on the left, we meet the first of the two paths (the other is a little further on, in front of the church of Nozarego) that goes into the Park of Portofino.
After the initial climb, the trail advances in plain overlooking the Gulf and,in particular, of Punta Pedale and the Abbey of Cervara, up to locations Gave, a crossroads of paths marked by a small chapel.

Marked by the signpost symbol segnavia, the mule track on the right, shaded by a forest of pines and oaks and then continue in open countryside along some houses, cultivated terraces and some small vineyard. This brings us to a point of stopping equipped with benches, tables and tap for drinking water at the Mulino di Gassetta, eco-museum and restaurant area.

The trail now becomes driveway (it is used especially of the inhabitants), and, in short, in the locality of Olmi is joined to the main axis of the Mount, the route Portofino Vetta - Portofino Mare.

Following direction towards Portofino sea go down with a nice path that takes place between beautiful villas, manicured gardens, orchards and picturesque landscapes.

crocevia Portofino Vetta-mareArrived at the stopping point, where this joins the path from San Fruttuoso, we go left and, outnumbering a turret, in the locality Terruzzo, and a small football field, we arrive in San Sebastiano, consisting of a small group of houses and a pretty little church.

The descent becomes gradually more and more steep but just as exciting for scenarios offering: the Bay of Paraggi, Castello Brown, the "square" of Portofino and the Church of San Giorgio.

The arrival in the famous village is the parish church of San Martino.

From here, after a visit in Portofino, we take the path Portofino-Paraggi, a walk a little above the drive way but surrounded by greenery of the park, which in about 30 minutes leading to Paraggi.

After a few meters on the main road towards Santa Margherita Ligure, the tour continues with a small, but steep stairway, we meet at the entrance to Paraggi car park, next to the restaurant.insegna Gave

The ascent, which winds between high garden walls and bands, has a steep slope that makes it pretty hard but, in a short (25 minutes) comes out in chapel of Gave, the location met on first leg.

Not to retrace the journey already made, continue straight on the main path until the Nozarego church and get off at Santa Margherita Ligure with the staircase located at the restaurant "La Primula" (under the road) and in 15 minutes it arrives in via della Madonnetta, a cross street to the promenade in Santa Margherita Ligure, Otherwise reach the Madonnetta della Neve church and coming down on the same path.

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