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Bonassola to Monterosso

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This day of walking takes you through the picturesque town of Levanto before continuing your walk down to Monterosso.

Distance 11.6 km
4:10 h
518 m
498 m

The first part of today’s walk runs along an old railway track, which has recently been transformed into a relatively flat cycle path. Walk through tunnels and over bridges whilst revelling in spectacular views over the azure sea and cliffs until you reach the idyllic painter’s paradise of Levanto, located in the centre of a charming valley surrounded by green hills.

As you reach the ridge top, pause to take in the sweeping views towards the mountains that surround the ‘Gulf of Paradise’. Arriving at Punta Mesco continue your descent towards the village of Monterosso.

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Update: December 13, 2017
Highest point
387 m
Lowest point
1 m

Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:



Bonassola (12 m)
44.185054, 9.582853
44°11'06.2"N 9°34'58.3"E
32T 546584 4892591



Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.


all notes on protected areas


44.185054, 9.582853
44°11'06.2"N 9°34'58.3"E
32T 546584 4892591
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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11.6 km
4:10 h
518 m
498 m


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