For those who enjoy walking in the woods, looking for the intense and unmistakable aromas of Mediterranean nature, Framura is certainly the right place; the territory of this small town is indeed crossed by various ancient paths that make it a veritable temple for trekking.

Immersed in nature, you can enjoy breathtaking views that open suddenly to reveal the warm shades of a magical horizon.

It’s easy to let be influenced by the historic aura that surrounds the ancient hamlets of Framura; stepping in its tracks, the atmosphere becomes even more magical when, in search of the legendary lost city of Vigo, or nearby the remains of an ancient castle jealously protected by nature, the fairy tale meets places crossed by history.

Easy and ancient historical-naturalistic path, connecting all five hamlets of Framura through forests, vegetable gardens, olive groves, magnificent panoramic sea views  and medieval alleys.

Recommendations

We recommend you to use the public transport that connects the train station to Castagnola, to face then the downhill path and enjoy the best views offered from this route.

It begins in Castagnola, the innermost fraction of Framura, from where you embark on a path that first passes through vegetable gardens and orchards, and then the wood, until you reach the torrent Castagnola; the route continues to climb and then becomes plain until it reaches Costa, where you will find the Crêuza (typical Ligurian alley) connecting to the sea.

After visiting this hamlet and have enjoyed the beautiful view, you can keep going downhill until Setta, along a stairway overlooking the sea and passing through orchards and olive groves.

After a tour of the narrow and charming alleyways of this fraction, the track resumes down, from a fascinating square with a splendid belvedere, on a Crêuza to Ravecca.

Beyond the single alleyway of this village you come to the viewpoint of Anzo, which offers a picturesque panorama. Continuing to the left the road leads to the core of this fraction; passing the Church you will come to a small square where the path descends to the sea through a narrow turn between houses. Along this path, past gardens and walls, you will reach finally the railway station and the sea.

Route planner

Travel time: 90 min
Level of difficulty: easy
Natural high difference: 279 m
Refreshment points: Castagnola – Costa – Setta – Marina (touristic season) – Torsei (touristic season)
To face the suggested route is necessary to have a minimum basic equipment consisting of: adequate water supply, clothing for all eventualities, hiking waterproof boots.

Mount Serro:

Located between Framura and Deiva Marina and belonging to the protected area of Cinque Terre, Mount Serro is a real open-air museum; there are indeed a wide variety of natural environments, which favour the presence of a large number of plant and animal species.

On the rocks overlooking the sea, in particular on Punta Apicchi, where you can enjoy a magnificent view, there are several examples of Aleppo pine. Stain, pines, oaks, chestnuts and other deciduous forests cover the slopes facing north.

If you follow the path Deiva – Framura and take the detour to Case Vigo you can finally admire several examples of the now rare cork oak.

Recommendations:

From Setta, along the road leading to Il Nido del Gabbiano campsite, you can admire a vast panorama eastward up to Punta Mesco. Along the road up towards the Foce del Prato and, at the first junction on the left, you point to the west, in the direction of House Serro. When you reach a small open space with picnic tables, a short variant leads to the Punta Apicchi (m. 250 asl), where you can enjoy a magnificent panorama. Back on the dirt road, after a beautiful forest of strawberry trees, you reach Serro House. Bypassed the house, surrounded by the Mediterranean scrub, you descend quickly to Deiva Marina through a fairly and sometimes eroded by runoff steep path.

Route planner:

Travel time: 120 min
Level of difficulty: easy
Natural high difference: 250 m max
Suitable for: trekking, mountain biking, horse riding
Refreshment points: Costa – Deiva Marina

To face the suggested route is necessary to have a minimum basic equipment consisting of: adequate water supply, clothing for all eventualities, hiking waterproof boots.

Easy path between the Mediterranean scrub and wonderful views of the sea connecting Framura to Bonassola.
Main habitats: holm oak, pine forest, pine and Aleppo pine, black alder formations, scrubland.

Recommendations:

From the train station, going up a stairway, you will arrive in via L. Duina, along which you can enjoy a great view of the sea. After the Case Rosse, take the path that, through the Valle delle Lame (Blades Valley), comes to Salice (m. 205 asl). Hence, between vineyards and Mediterranean scrub, you will arrive to the Sella di Carpeneggio. An arrow on the right indicates the path to the Salto della Lepre (Leap of Hare), where you can enjoy a magnificent panorama overlooking the sea. Going back a few hundred meters, the path leads on the way to the Madonna della Punta. Near the cemetery a staircase leads to the town of Bonassola, near the Church of S. Caterina, not far from the train station.

Route planner:

Travel time: 120 min
Level of difficulty: easy
Natural high difference: 250 m max
Refreshment points: Anzo – Torsei (touristic season) – Marina (touristic season) – Bonassola

To face the suggested route is necessary to have a minimum basic equipment consisting of: adequate water supply, clothing for all eventualities, hiking waterproof boots.

Pedestrian/cycle track linking Framura and Bonassola to Levanto through the completely flat path of the old railway. The galleries have been restored and illuminated and there are openings and balconies at the most beautiful views. Along the route you can also access beaches and coves, such as Porto Pidocchio, where a rock wall to practice climbing has been fitted.

Recommendations:

By Marina Framura you can easily access to the bike path, through a ladder or using a lift. When you reach the entrance of the path, if you are not already fitted, you may want to rent a bike or walk.

Route planner:

Travel time:

  • On foot: 60 min.
  • By bike: 20 min.

Total length: 5.5 km
Level of difficulty: easy
Refreshment points: Torsei (touristic season) – Marina (touristic season) – Bonassola

Recommendations:

From the beach of Torsei  you can take the brand new promenade Torsei – Vallà, along which you can enjoy a magnificent panorama sweeping across the coastline of Framura. The path, almost a continuation of the cycle track, has not been completed yet, but it is already accessible in its first section. Very soon, through this walk you will easily reach the beach of Vallà.

Refreshment points:

Torsei (touristic season) – Marina (touristic season)