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Trekking adventure in the picturesque Punta Manara

Are you an adventure seeker longing for breathtaking landscapes and an exhilarating trekking experience? Look no further than Punta Manara in Sestri Levante, a hidden gem along the Ligurian coast of Italy. Nestled between the azure waters of the Ligurian Sea and the lush greenery of the Portofino Regional Natural Park, Punta Manara offers a perfect blend of coastal beauty and rugged trails for an unforgettable trekking adventure.

Punta Manara is the promontory that divides Sestri Levante from Riva Trigoso and once you get to the top you will dominate both villages of the Ligurian Riviera with a spectacular panorama. This is a fairly easy trek suitable for everyone and can be done all year round. For the occasion you will therefore have to go to Sestri Levante (just 50 km from Genoa).
The path starts from the center of Sestri Levante, in Vico del Bottone which is located in the middle of the alley (Via XXV Aprile). You will see a small arch and signs for Punta Manara.

TRAIL HIGHLIGHTS

Spectacular Coastal Views: The trek offers stunning vistas of the Ligurian Sea, with the coastline stretching as far as the eye can see. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking panoramas from the elevated vantage points along the trail.

Pine Forests and Mediterranean Flora: Punta Manara is home to a diverse range of flora, including aromatic herbs, wildflowers, and centuries-old olive trees. The trek takes you through lush pine forests, providing shade and a refreshing aroma as you make your way to the summit.

Historical Points of Interest: Along the trail, you’ll encounter historical landmarks such as the Chapel of San Nicolò, a charming 17th-century chapel with a rich history. Take a moment to appreciate the cultural heritage of the region.

The Summit of Punta Manara: The climax of the trek is the summit of Punta Manara itself. At an elevation of approximately 420 meters, you’ll be rewarded with a 360-degree panoramic view that includes Sestri Levante, the Gulf of Tigullio, and the distant Portofino promontory.

Embark on a trekking adventure that combines the thrill of exploration with the beauty of the Ligurian coast. Punta Manara in Sestri Levante promises an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Lace up your hiking boots, breathe in the fresh sea air, and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of this coastal haven.

Download the map. (Courtesy of sestri-levante.net)

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