Mediterranean Alps cycle route
The Via del Sale variant from Limone to Ventimiglia
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
A cross-regional route uniting Piemonte and Liguria that offers a pure adrenaline rush... kilometre after kilometre of unpaved military roads with spectacular views, many types of woods and alpine meadows, karst areas and fortifications ... right down to the sea... Truly unique emotions!
The colours and flavours of the territories you pass through. A visit
to the former Olive Mill and the Olive Oil Museum of Albenga is definitely not to be missed!
Arrival, dinner and accommodation in a *** hotel in Limone Piemonte.
Departure from Limone Piemonte (1.400 m) - Climb towards the Col de Tende pass where the Via del Sale starts, the Centrale Fort, Cabanaira, Boaria Pass, Rifugio Don Barbera mountain hut, Navette woods, Monesi. Kilometre after kilometre of unpaved military roads with spectacular views, many types of woods and alpine meadows, karst areas and fortifications.
Dinner and accommodation.
Length: 53 km - Elevation 1.800 m (+) and 1.400 m (-)
Set off from Monesi, climb to the Tanarello pass and Monte Saccarello (with sea view in good weather).
Lunch in La Terza refuge (Monesi di Triora).
Descend to Collardente pass (Napoleon's route), Bassa di Sanson and climb to the Marta barracks and Marta Balconies (with the largest alpine fortification of the Alpine Wall). From here, descend on the military road to Colle Melosa or Triora and gain the paved road and the Ligurian coastline.
Dinner and accommodation in Sanremo.
Length: 60 km – 1,100 m altitude difference (+) and 2,100 m (-)
Set off for an easy ride on the cycle path from Sanremo to Imperia. Sports and relaxation day with a visit to the Ancient Olive Mill and the Olive Oil Museum of Albenga. The family still produces cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil “must” here, and sells all the Ligurian cuisine specialities it produces, using only traditional methods and without any additives or preservatives.
Lunch in a typical inn - return by train to Limone Piemonte. *
Option for additional dinner and overnight accommodation in Limone Piemonte in a 3* hotel
*Return by train - to be evaluated following government regulations.
**the route may be subject to changes following the flood in October 2020.
Price per person from:
€ 299,00 (groups of 1 pax)
The price includes:
3 nights' accommodation on half-board basis (drinks not included) in a hotel - double room basis.
Lunch in the Rifugio La Terza mountain hut (drinks not included).
Guided tour of the former Olive Mill and the Olive Oil Museum of Albenga.
Lunch in a typical Ligurian inn on the last day (drinks not included).
The price does not include:
Luggage transfers where necessary - packed lunches - drinks with meals - tourist tax - return train ticket (Sanremo - Limone Piemonte). All services not specified in "The price includes" section
Cycle tour guide - Option of dinner and additional night in the hotel on the last day - E-bike rental - luggage transfer - GPX tracks
No, on request (with supplement)