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Santa Margarita to Portofino

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Trail

2.6 mile 4.2 kilometer point to point
75% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 713' 217 m
Descent: -711' -217 m
High: 596' 182 m
Low: 32' 10 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 53% (28°)

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Trail shared by Vikram Sahney

An easy route through the hills along mostly paved/stone trails overlooking cliff-side villages.

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Overview

This is a very urban run largely on paved trails, but is a great intro run.

Need to Know

There are water taxis and a bus that service Portofino/Santa Margherita, so if you don't feel up to an out-and-back trip, you can run this as a point-to-point. Most towns in the Cinque Terre area are serviced by a combination of bus, train, and/or water taxi, which enables interesting one-way runs.

Description

This well-marked and well-traveled trail connects Santa Margherita Ligure with Portofino. It can be done as a one-way run with a return via water taxi or bus, or as a return trip on foot as well. The path is mostly paved or stone. Along the way, you pass many beaches (some with public access) and opportunities to take photos of the splendid countryside.

Flora & Fauna

Olive trees line portions of the trail.

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Photos

The bay at Portofino is protected by an ancient castle.
Sep 24, 2017 near Portofino, IT
Great water views abound on this hike.
Sep 24, 2017 near Portofino, IT
Views of the Ligurian Sea, and the many yachts and cruise ships in it, abound along this hike.
Sep 24, 2017 near Santa M…, IT
This portion of the trail is literally a red carpet!
Sep 24, 2017 near Portofino, IT
Cappelletta delle Gave
Sep 24, 2017 near Portofino, IT
Looking inland at the many villas.
Sep 24, 2017 near Santa M…, IT

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