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On Foot Holidays  - Liguria

On Foot Holidays - Liguria

On Foot Holidays - Liguria Overview

A self-guided hike from the Po valley along the Via del Sale (Salt Road) across the Ligurian Apenines to the Mediterranean - the Italian Riviera at Camogli.

The old Salt Route across the Apennines to the sea

Following the "Via del Sale" (Salt Road) from "Little Tuscany" or Oltrepo Pavese, this route travels across the foothills of the majestic Apennine chain in its westward extension from Pisa. This is bucolic Italy, fiercely proud of local traditions and in particular local food and wine. The first two days walking in this region is through vineyards and woods, to get you in trim for the next four days of high ridge walking, scene of Hannibal's march on Rome in 218 BC. From the historic valley town of Varzi you will climb swiftly above the 1000m mark and will stay there for much of the next four days, before tumbling down to the sea at the picturesque fishing port/resort of Camogli, about 30km west of the Cinque Terre and, we think, far more authentic and Italian. It's a route for the seasoned walker - the views are tremendous but the days are quite long (with some shortening options).

This route is one of the first designated by On Foot Holidays as vegan-friendly. Our accommodation hosts have committed to providing a varied and imaginative selection of dishes for our vegan walkers, or there are suitable restaurants nearby.

Eight, six and five night versions of this holiday are also available. See the On Foot Holidays website for details of prices and dates.

On Foot Holidays website: The Ligurian Hills

Reviews of this holiday

On Foot Holidays - Liguria by Gasman, 27 Oct 2020
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Excellent walking holiday read more

On Foot Holidays - Liguria by Mark, 2 Dec 2019
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Hiking along the Via del Sale (Salt Road), I (61 years old male) traveled self-guided for 6 days from "Little Tuscany" to ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Liguria by Fred, 25 Nov 2019
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A walk that had historical relevance , visual beauty, the experience of the ruggedness & remoteness of the region, exposure ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Liguria by Walking Martin, 26 Oct 2019
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Six days self-guided walking in Liguria, crossing the Appennines and following ancient tracks. Variety of small hotels... read more

On Foot Holidays - Liguria by G James, 17 Oct 2019
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We loved the space and walking high mountains and enjoying spectacular views. We were often alone and able to appreciate ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Liguria by DA, 16 Oct 2019
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Our week of walking in the Ligurian Hills was fabulous and at times challenging. We walked at the end of the season which ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Liguria by Renee Lambert, 15 Oct 2019
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I did a 6 day solo self-guided walk through the Ligurian Hills region of Italy. It was mid-September, and the weather was ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Liguria by Jezzer, 4 Oct 2019
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Fantastic scenery, wild life, organisation, food and wine. Definitely a get away from it all holiday but tough in places ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Liguria by Venus, 3 Oct 2019
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From the Po valley to the sea at Camogli this holiday was amazing. The walks varied between 10 to 12 miles a day across ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Liguria by greenstreak, 26 Sep 2019
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Every bit as beautiful as promised. Fantastic views, good walking, delicious food, places to stay that we would have chosen ... read more

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On Foot Holidays - Liguria by Gasman, 27 Oct 2020
Traveller rating:

Excellent walking holiday read more

On Foot Holidays - Liguria by Mark, 2 Dec 2019
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Hiking along the Via del Sale (Salt Road), I (61 years old male) traveled self-guided for 6 days from "Little Tuscany" to ... read more