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Trail running 2 day journey with mountain hut stay Finale Ligure – Monte Carmo – Toirano

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Guided trail run into the mountains above Finale Ligure, the capital of the outdoor action sports of Italy. We enjoy the trails above the turquoise sea and stunning views all the way to Corsica on clear days. We stay at a rustic mountain hut where we enjoy the Italian hospitality and great meal together. The second day we climb the rocky ridge to the summit of Monte Carmo 1389m and descend through the beautiful quiet mountain paths and steep valleys into Toirano.

 

This sea to summit journey takes you into the stunning and idylling Ligurian macchia, villages and mountains. Minimum group size 3. Trail running level medium.

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Explore the mountain peaks behind Finale on this 2 day trail run and enjoy the local rustic hospitality. We meet up in Finalborgo in the morning of Day 1.

Route description

Day 1

We start from Finalborgo, climb over Caprazoppa to Verezzi and descend to Borgio.

We traverse over Monte Grosso and follow the undulating trail over rocky outcrops, through villages, olive groves and macchia shrubland.

Our long climb in the forests takes us to our luggage pickup point, when we climb up to Rifugio Pian delle Bosse. Famous for it’s hospitality and amazing food, we relax and rest admiring the vast panoramas over the Mediterranean sea. The shower water is hot and the log fires keep us cosy.

The hearty dinner often includes homemade pasta, focaccia or bread baked on the day and a selection of tasty dishes in their full Italian set menu.

 

Day 2

After enjoying the breakfast at the hut, we climb a rocky ridge up to Monte Carmo 1389m in altitude. The entire climb enjoys stunning views over the Mediterranean sea and as we climb, we start to get glimpses of the taller peaks of the Maritime Alps.

Note we carry the luggage back down with us on the day 2.

We descend the wild trails past Monte Ravinet and descend down to Toirano. We may catch a bus from the uppermost parking or descend ourselves to the Toirano mediaeval village. Final stretch is on a small road along the river into Borghetto Santo Spirito from where we take the bus back to Finale Ligure

Options

This can walked by expert level walkers, due to its lenght.

It is possible to start the day by catching the train / bus to Borgio Verezzi, in which way we can walk instead of running this trail. See the trek itinerary here.

Details

41km trails, medium difficulty, EE level trail.

2200m vertical ascent / descent

Easy to medium pace

What is included:

The guiding for the day by Kirsti, who has been living and running in Finale Ligure for the past 11 years. Read more

Search and rescue insurance during the activity.

Possibility to take our luggage closer to the Rifugio on the day 1.

Dinner

Overnight stay in dormitory rooms with a sheet included.

What is not included:

Your medical, activity or travel insurances.

Lunch, snacks or drinks with the dinner.

Transport – we will coordinate the train / bus connection or car sharing.

Note

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, please remember to bring waterproof clothing if needed.

Activity date

1 – 2 April 2023, 10 – 11 June 2023

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