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Orco half day walk through the surprising carstic caves of Finale


Guided medium pace hike in Orco exploring some of the most stunning carstic formations of Finale Ligure, deep in the woods of Val di Nava.

Medium hiking level. Remember to bring along a head torch to get the most of these visits!

Pay a deposit of 15% per item
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Route description

Startign the day in Orco village we walk on top of the hills above the sea. We take the path along the rocky ridge, sometimes just a meter away from the steep 60m drop of the Boragni cliffs. Climbing the ridge we get to the final sudden drop, where we find a prehistoric worship rock perched on this breathtaking cliff above the caves.

After backtracking a short section we descend into the large amphitheathre leading into the Strapatente cave. We scramble through two caves and descend into Val di Nava.

From here our trail takes us up on the ridge above the Rian Cornei valley. Traversing the ridge north we descend into the hamlet of San Lorenzino. The road winds past some quaint houses before cimbing up to Orco castle ruins at San Lorenzino and a chapel, from where we get one final glimpse of the sea for the day.

By lunchtime we get to the Basecamp Cucco bar, where we can stop to eat or walk the last 30min back up to the Orco parking.


Distance 8km

Vertical ascent/descent 390m

Duration: day. Walking time 4h


Upon group request, we can shorten the day to be 5km round trip to the Orko top parking, skipping the San Lorenzino and Bar dell’Orco.

What is included

Your guide for the day is Kirsti, read about her here

A search and rescue insurance during the activity.

What is not included

Lunch is not included in the price, but can be arranged if local restaurants are open and a supplementary fee will be applied.

Personal, travel or medical insurance


Head torch

Hiking poles are recommended

Comfortable outdoors footwear, ideally with sticky rubbery sole for slippery rocks

Sun hat or a cap

Water bottle


Minimum 3 people to form a group, to be confirmed at latest 24h before the departure. If we need to cancel the day due to low numbers, we will issue a full refund or arrange for an alternative day if you prefer.

Normal rainy day is not grounds for cancellation, but please remember to bring waterproof clothing if needed.


Activity date

07 Feb 2023, 17 Feb 2023, 20 Feb 2023, 28 Feb 2023, 20 – 24 March 2023 any day, 01 – 30 April 2023 any day


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