Tackle the hills of Italy’s Eastern Riviera to pass from Deiva Marina to Bonassola, in this dramatic landscape where the mountains meet the sea.
Transfer from Camogli to Deiva Marina (50 mins), a quiet seaside town in the province of La Spezia, surrounded by wide sandy beaches and lush green mountains. Walk through Deiva Marina and into the hills of the east riviera for wonderful views over the northern Ligurian coast to Bonassola. If you wish you can shorten your walk today with a stopover in Framura, to enjoy a long lunch. From here you may catch a train to Bonassola or continue walking all the way into it.
Conclude this day with a refreshing dip in the cool blue waters off the beach of Bonassola, and then, if you wish, enjoy dinner within the restaurant of your charming seaside hotel.
Stop in the agriturismo restaurant for lunch, where there is an emphasis on locally-produced food, often coming from the nearby gardens themselves. It doesn’t get fresher than that!
There are some exposed and unfenced edges throughout the walk; be careful and remain on the path.
There are several stretches where you must walk on the road as there is no pavement. Walk on the left side facing the oncoming traffic, unless there is a verge separated by line-markings that provides space to walk on.
Much of the path is rocky. Bear in mind these may be slippery when wet, place your feet with care, and use the handrail, where one is provided.
Sturdy hiking boots and a waterproof/wind-break layer are required. Walking poles will be a big advantage on some of these ascents and descents.
Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike, it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.
Make sure you bring enough water. It is recommended to drink 0.75 litres per 1 hour of hiking.
Be sure to bring plenty of sun cream and a healthy respect for the sun.