Ligurian Alps Ride

Northern Italy Italy: (IT-GOITNW1)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/italy_nothwest_ligurian_alps.aspx

Introduction
Northern Italy Italy
Ride along the beautiful Alta Via dei Monti Liguri. This route crosses the Ligurian-Emilian Apennine ridge and is considered to be spectacular from a landscape, wildlife and historical point of view. 

Your riding companions are Bardigiana horses, particularly suitable for this type of route. Docile, resistant and generous, these horses, originally from the Tuscan-Ligurian-Emilian Apennines, are ideal for crossing these lands and enjoying the adventure in complete safety.

People who come to this part of the Apennines for the first time are immediately struck by a pure and uncontaminated environment and by the lush woods that cover all the slopes of the surrounding valleys.

Accomodation


Accommodations
This is a progressive ride, so nights are spent in different accommodations.

Description
You will sleep in rustic but comfortable farmhouses with private rooms and facilities along the way.

Accommodation itinerary - subject to changes
Night 1: Carovane farmhouse in Compiano
Night 2: Cantarana hotel in Sesta Godano
Night 3 & 4: Degli Olivi farmhouse near Levanto
Night 5: Cuccaro Club hotel near Suvero



Carovane farmhouse in Compiano
The farmhouse was recently renovated and features 3 buildings, just below the castle of Compiano, completely surrounded by meadows and woods.
The bedrooms are simply decorated and come equipped with private facilities as well as free Wi-Fi internet.

Cantarana hotel in Sesta Godano
This small family-run hotel, has 11 rooms with private bathrooms and internet access. In the summer you can dine outdoors in the quiet gazebo.

Degli Olivi farmhouse near Levanto
This beautiful farmhouse nestled in the mountains offers 4 unique bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, TV and Wi-Fi internet.

Cuccaro Club hotel near Suvero
The family-run hotel is immersed in the Ligurian scenery. It has 25 guestrooms, all eauipped with free Wi-Fi, a TV, a phone and a private bathroom. There is a heated indoor pool as well as an outdoor pool in the garden.

Room Occupancy
In case you are a solo traveler, the single supplement fee is mandatory.



Meals
All meals are included from dinner on day 1 to lunch on the last day.

Meals feature local products and recipes.
You will enjoy packed lunches during trail rides.

Dietary Restrictions
We can usually cater to most dietary restrictions with prior notice.

Riding


Horses
The Agriturismo has 30 Bardigiano Horses. These horses are docile, resistant and generous.

Terrain
You will be riding on the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, which is made up of paths, mule tracks and cart tracks, with some rough sections. We will Follow winding paths through woods and across rivers.

Itinerary


Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Please, note that the itinerary below is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.
The itinerary could be carried out in a different order to meet the availability of accommodation.

Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrival
Independent arrival in the evening at the Carovane di Compiano farmhouse. This evening, you will meet with the guides and be assigned your riding companion.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Carovane di Compiano farmhouse

      
Day 2 (Thursday): Compiano to Chiusola 
We will leave Compiano, making our way to Passo Cento Croci, where we will stop for lunch at the "Bio Bove" Hamburger.
After passing the Tre Confini pass (1400m.), we arrive in Chiusola at the "Gottero Ranch".
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Cantarana hotel in Sesta Godano


Day 3 (Friday): Chiusola to Monte Bardellone 
After a quick transfer to Chiusola, we head towards the coastal ridge, crossing the Vara valley, until reaching Mattarana. There we will stop for our lunch break.
In the afternoon, we ride to Monte Bardellone.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at "Gli Ulivi" farmhouse"


Day 4 (Saturday): Cinque Terre
Today is a non-riding day. We will go on a guided tour of the Cinque Terre by minibus for the whole day.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at "Gli Ulivi" farmhouse"


Day 5 (Sunday): Monte Bardellone to Suvero
From Monte Bardellone, we ride towards Alta via dei Monti Liguri, crossing the valley and the river Vara. Arrival in the evening at Casoni di Suvero.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at "Cuccaro Club" hotel


Day 6 (Monday): Suvero to Compiano
From Casoni di Suvero the route runs along the Ligurian - Tuscan Apennine ridge on the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri. Crossing immense pastures, we enjoy a 360 ° view over Ligurian and Tuscan valleys and mountain ridges, which also include the Alps Apuan. Lunch at the Zumzeri refuge, ski resort at 1450m. Then, descent towards the Alta Val Taro with arrival in the evening in Compiano at the 'Carovane' farmhouse (Dinner available on request for a fee).
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch


Rates and Dates for Ligurian Alps Ride

Rates include:

Accommodations, All meals, Guided visit of Cinque Terre by minibus & 4 riding days

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20226 day trip€1000$1200
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.2

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2022 Transfers are not included - best to rent a car 0 $0
2022 Single supplement - please inquire 0 $0
2022 Registration fee, pp (mandatory) 45 $55

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2022 05/01 - 06/30 6d / 5n 6 day trip 8 /12 Reserve
A 2022 09/01 - 09/30 6d / 5n 6 day trip 8 /12 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Registration fee (mandatory), Drinks, Gratuities & Transfers

Other Info
Meeting: Compiano
Airport: Genova City Airport (GOA)
Transfer:

Climate:
                                                Compiano area


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Mar

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May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

35

35

42

47

56

63

68

68

60

51

42

37

Average Low Temperature (°F)

28

28

33

38

46

52

57

58

51

45

36

31

Average High Temperature (°C)

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2

5

9

13

17

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20

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11

5

3

Average Low Temperature (°C)

-2

-2

1

3

8

11

14

14

11

7

2

-1

Source: NOAA


Seasons
This region is characterized by a subcontinental climate featuring hot summers and cold and possibly wet winters. The fog and cold that autumn can bring are tempered by decidedly milder temperatures along the coastline owing to the nearby Adriatic Sea. Nonetheless the risk of rainfall remains high in autumn and spring, especially in the upper valleys.

Spring and autumn are the optimal time to fully savor the beauty of the area: they ensure the best weather for a trek in the woods and a great variety of colors, from the contrasts of greens and endless blooms in spring, to the yellows, browns and reds of autumn.

What To Bring: