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Alta Via dei Monti Liguri in Trekking, Multistage

The Alta Via dei Monti Liguri is a “border” route that separates the Mediterranean coast from the wild hinterland, between sea and sky, the Alps and the Apennines. Like a green highway it crosses the whole of Liguria, for a total of 440 km along sunny ridges, grassy prairies and shady woods.

Alta Via dei Monti Liguri
Fonte: Life in Travel

Who ventures to the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri a piedinbsp;può godere di punti panoramici affascinante, from which the look can range up to Corsica, Monviso and Monte Rosa, but remarkable is also thehistorical and cultural heritage, between lines of fortifications and splendidi borghi that deserve to be visited.

The red-white-red signpost with the abbreviation AVÂ identifies the route to follow along the entire route, which does not present particular difficulties and can be safely addressed throughout the year by medium hikers. In addition, the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri is surrounded by a network of trails and mule tracks and crosses all the variants of the pass, allowing you to break the route to your liking.

Alta Via dei Monti Liguri
Fonte: Italia dei cammini

Long le 43 stages dell’itinerario trekking sono presenti numerosi strutture ricettivenbsp;appartenenti all’Associazione Ospitalità Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, where to sleep, eat, get shelter in case of adverse weather conditions and change the stages according to their needs and capabilities.

Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, ecco 10 of the more than 40 stages

1 season STAGE: Ventimiglia – La Colla (10,5 km) 

Fonte: Britannica.com

Ventimiglia, a border town, the ideal starting point for the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, which we will appreciate being a true border route from many points of view. The first stage is characterized by variouss saliscendi in which you have the first beautiful views on the Valli Nervia e strong>Roja, walking surrounded by the Mediterranean maquis.

2 season STAGE: Glue – Glue Sgora (9,3 km)

Fonte: Checkin Blog

The stage is short (2:30 h) and easy to walk, while the landscape that surrounds us changes quickly from coastal to rural dei agricultural villages. Even the vegetation changes: you begin to anticipate the gorges and the fascinating peaks that soon will characterize the Alta Via.

3 season STAGE: Glue Sgora – Colle Scarassan (11,7 km) 

Fonte: Riviera Time

The 3rd stage of the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri is a trek on the border between Italy and France, walking between la Val Nervia e il Parc National du Mercantour.

The first part of the route leads from Colla Sgora a Testa d’Alpe in 4 km, gaining altitude along the ridge, in an open and panoramic stretch. Here you can admire the Roja and Nervia valleys and, a few steps away, you reach the highest point of the stage (1511 meters).

4 season STAGE: Colle Scarassan – Agnaira (12 km)

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Fonte: E bike Liguria

The 4th stage of the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri in trekking winds on old military mule tracks, on the sides of imposing mountains, in an alpine and suggestive environment.

The trail starts from Colle Scarassan and after 1 km it reaches the Passo Muratone, crossroads of numerous trekking itineraries. We are on the border with France and we can still see, on the side of the Alps, the old bars and signs of the border post.

5 season STAGE: Agnaira glue – Valletta (14,7 km)  

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The fifth stage reaches the “roof” of the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, where are located i reliefs highestnbsp;of Liguria, straddling the Argentina Valley and Val Tanaro. The point of arrival is between the Mount Saccarello and the Monte Frontè, both over i 2000 meters of altitude and immersed in a really alpine environment,Precipice rocks and imposing limestone ramparts loom over the towns of Realdoand Verdeggia, while the opposite side is softer, with gentle grassy slopes gradually descending towards the village of Monesi.

6 season STAGE: Valletta – Colle San Bernardo di Mendatica  (8,3 km) 

Fonte: Checkin Blog

The sixth stage of the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, one of the most beautiful trekking routes in Italy, starts at the Sella della Valletta.
The first half of the route is always above 2000 meters of altitude, walking gently along the ridge while all around open magnificent landscapes. Climb over Monte Cimonasso and descend to Passo Garlenda, then reach the summit of Monte Frontè(2152 mt), which can be reached with a detour of 10 minutes for those who do not want to miss it.

7 season STAGE: Colle San Bernardo di Mendatica – Colle di Nava (10,6 km)

Fonte: Cosa vedere a Imperia

The trekking route through theAlta Via dei Monti Liguri starts from Colle San Bernardo to la seventh stage, which takes place all between trails and trails in the woods except a very short stretch on the provincial.

8 season STAGE: Colle di Nava – Prale (10.6 km)

Fonte: Vita in Camper

Among the most exciting trekking itineraries in Italy, the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri nell’ottava tappa va da Colle di Nava al Passo di Prale. E’ un tratto breve, which winds mainly on easy dirt roads that advance through small woods and pastures, with panoramic views of both the maritime side and the Upper Valley of Armo and the Upper Tanaro Valley.

9 season STAGE: Prale Pass – Colle San Bartolomeo d’Ormea (7,2 km)

Fonte: Gulliver

La 9 A stage of the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, which can be approached as a day trip or as part of the great itinerary on several stages, starting from the Prale Pass.

10 season STAGE: Colle San Bartolomeo d’Ormea – Colle San Bernardo di Garessio (13 km) 

Fonte: Si Viaggia

The trail quickly reaches the northern slopes of Mount Dubasso , and in these first kilometers you stay between 1300 and 1500 meters, through coniferous groves. Passed the Colle del Prione arriva il momento di iniziare l’ascesa verso l’imponente Monte Galero (1708 mt), with a rather steep climb in the green of the meadows and then on stony stretches and slightly exposed parts where you need to pay attention.
At the top of this giant solitary opens a bellissimo panorama a 360 somebody who embraces the peaks of the Ligurian Alps, the Val Pennavaira and even the Ligurian Sea.  

These are only 10 of the more than 40 stages of this beautiful path!

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