Our day starts in Camogli with a walk in the caruggi, the narrow alleyways that characterise this historical seaside town.

We visit the beautiful baroque church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, built in ‘the island’ right on the cliffs facing the sea, and see the charming Castel Dragone, dating back to the XIII century. After enjoying a cappuccino and a slice of focaccia (the typical breakfast of the area!) in one of the coffee shops along the sunny promenade, it is time to start our ride. We ride up The Ruta, the panoramic road that links Camogli with the surrounding hills, to the little hamlet of San Rocco perched on the mountain overlooking the sea. San Rocco is the last village that can be reached by motor vehicles. From the churchyard we admire a wonderful views of the Paradise Gulf, stretching all the way from Genoa to Capo Mele. Our journey continues as we enter the Park of Portofino and ride up to Portofino Vetta, the highest point of the promontory. Off roads paths give us the chance to admire the lush vegetation of this protected area and reach the Mulino del Gassetta, one of the few ancient watermills remaining in the area.

The mill has been lovingly restored and now hosts a small museum and a charming little restaurant. The perfect lunch stop!
After lunch, riding along paths carved in the rocks, completely surrounded by nature we enjoy breath-taking views of the Ligurian Sea. After passing the little hamlet of Paraggi, we reach the elegant resort of Portofino.
In Portofino we climb up to the Church of St George and take in the view of the Two Gulfs before some free time in the famous ‘Piazzetta’. On the way back we cycle along the costal road to Santa Margherita Ligure, where our excursion ends.

“E-bikes are the best way to explore Liguria!”



Departure from: Vernazza, Cinque Terre
Period: All year round

– Gain bike: + 300 mt. – 300 mt.

– Total development path 16 -20 km.

– Duration: 6  H. (2/3 H. tot ciclyng)

– Level of difficulty: Medium

– Roads: asphalt, paths, dirty roads.

– Dress Code: Casual, sports shoe

What’s included: E-mtb, services of a licensed local guide, lunch in a typical restaurant

On request transfer from the hotel to the starting point and back, paid for separately.

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