Alta Via Dei Monti Liguri: Mallare to Vara

Stage 4 of the magnificent high alpine trail through Liguria.

Also in Savona, Italy

Hiking Difficult

Distance
62 km
Ascent
2.5 km
Descent
2.3 km
Duration
1 day +
Low Point
356 m
High Point
1.3 km
Gradient
Alta Via Dei Monti Liguri: Mallare to Vara Map

This stage of the hike is characterised by dense forest and diverse wildlife. It is one of the regions of Italy with the highest forest density, which means you’ll have lots of nice long stretches through shady woodland. Near Muegge, you will pass through the Adelasia Nature Reserve, and then, later on, you enter the vast Beigua Park. Along the way, expect to come across everything from huge 19th-century military fortifications, fallow deer, and diurnal raptors. The area has an unpredictable microclimate, but what is guaranteed in this area are the unreal panoramic views across the Liguria Sea, especially as you cross the massif plateaus in Beigua Park. Sources

Description

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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