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Hiking on the Ligurian Sea: Mt Rossola

Hosted by the Consul of the Milan Weekend Explorers Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 01 Jun 07:00 - 21:00

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While waiting for new journeys that span a whole weekend (is anyone interested in going to Graubunden/Switzerland next week? One year later, there will be a new edition of the Glacier Express/red train festival), is anyone up for a 1-day hiking trip to the seaside? Given the rising temperatures, the idea is to have a Saturday hike, from Bonassola to Levanto, via Mt Rossola.

Veterans of the group will probably remember the mountain: even though Mt Rossola is just a stone's throw away from the bustle of Cinque Terre, it's surprisingly quiet and its silent and barren peak yields a spectacular Protected content view over the riviera and the villages in the inland. And if you happened to come with us 7 years ago, you’ll definitely not forget it, as this was the most terrific and terrifying hike up to date: in fact, a shower of lightning bolts coming from all directions surprised us and scared the bejesus out of us (if you don’t mind having spoilers, you can still watch the video from that hike on Protected content )

On Saturday we won’t need to worry about the weather, as the forecast predicts plenty of sunshine. Hike is medium and takes around 4 hours: hiking shoes are highly recommended, as the rocky terrain and steep ascent require some effort!

By 5:30 pm we’ll likely be in Levanto. Don’t know if the sea will be swimmable (is Protected content ok for you?), but we can definitely have a walk around town (should you decide to stay overnight, there will also be the Notte Bianca festival, with jazz/classical/country/rock music in the streets, starting from 7pm: see Protected content ).


How to get to Bonassola, and how to come back alive:

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You may read more about Mt Rossola on Protected content or Protected content (both websites are in Italian)