Located at the foot of the Ligurian Alps and a few kilometers from the Mediterranean sea, the valleys of Argentina and Nervia host on their south faces some romantic and medieval perched villages.
Those authentic hamlets look like they were in Middle-age, with farms, stone and vineyards were the Red wine is harvested. Above the vineyards, on a 2000m high summit, the statue of the Redentore is protecting the inhabitants. You will enjoy the beaches of the Riviera to have a swim in the Mediterranean Sea.
|From 7 persons
|From 10 persons||1140 €|
|From 15 persons||1050 €|
|Included||Professional guide (French : Accompagnateur Moyenne Montagne), 15 persons maximum per group
6 and a half days of hikes and walks
Bus transfer Round trip (Airport and hikes)
Professional civil liability insurances
Lunches from Day 2 to Day 7 with local fresh food
Half-board in 3-stars hotel
Wine at the restaurants, 1 bottle for 4 persons
1 wine tasting and farewell drink
1 entry to the 3D movie theater in Dolceacqua
|Not included||Supplement for a single room
Personal snacks and drinks
Extra drinks at the bars
Lunches of Day 1 and Day 8
Personal civil liability insurances
Everything that is not indicated in the section «what the price includes »
You will like
- 3-star hotel with a good comfort
- Perched villages and their narrow streets
- Hikes with view above the Mediterranean Sea
- Mountains of the Ligurian Dolomites
- Wine tasting and 3D theater
- Medieval cities and a mild climate
Day 1 : Dolceacqua and the Doria’s castle
We welcome you at Nice airport in the early afternoon and we have a short transfer to Italy (1h), we reach the fortified village of Dolceacqua. After the visit, a 10 minutes transfer to your hotel.
The medieval village, the 3D movie theater and the wine tasting
2 hours of walking through the history of Dolceaqua and its medieval architecture. In the old town with narrow streets, the castle, the places and the churches, we will tell you the story of the “Michetta”. Around the corner, a 3D movie will show us what the place looked like centuries ago among the shepherds of the Nervia valley. The day ends with a local wine tasting.
Day 2 : The Principality of Seborgha
Tour of the village and hike to the Black Mountain
Seborgha is a small medieval village, 500 meters above Bordighera. Pope Gregory declared Seborgha a Principality of the Holy Roman Empire in 1079 and its inhabitants choose their own Prince. We’ll visit the village and reach the crest that leads to the summit of the Black Mountain. Our reward is a panoramic view of the Ligurian coast.
On a clear day it is possible to observe Corsica.
- Walk: 150 m elevation gain / 3:30 hours / 7kms / visit of village, site with fossils and panoramic crest
- Intermediate: 350 m elevation gain / 5 hours / 10 kms / visit, tour of Black Mountain and fossils
- Hike: 650 m elevation gain / 6 hours / 15 kms / village, crest, summit and fossils
Transfer by bus 30 minutes, 20 kms from hotel
Day 3 : Feet in the Water! (half-day hike) “Possible swimming”
A complete change of scene and a huge contrast: after a short transfer to the French Riviera, we will walk along the sea. Luxurious villas and concrete suddenly give place to the most exotic vegetation.
Discovery (80m;3 hours)
Free afternoon, or cultural visits to the Cocteau museum and Carnolès palace in Menton
Transfer by bus 45 minutes, 20 kms from hotel
Day 4 : Perched villages of Nervia valley
4 medieval villages in 1 day: Dolceacqua, Isolabona, Apricale, Perinaldo
6 hours of hike through history and panoramic views on the Italian Riviera. From Dolceaqua, we’ll reach 4 perched medieval villages. We’ll walk on the terraces, forests and olive groves, panoramic crests with the view of the sea and the Ligurian Alps. We’ll visit the Cassini’s museum and its Meridian.
- Walk: 150 m elevation gain / 3:30 hours / 1 village
- Intermediate: 400 m elevation gain / 4:30 hours / 12 kms / a tour of 3 villages
- Hike: 650 m elevation gain / 6 hours / 15 kms / a tour of 4 villages
Transfer by bus 10 minutes, 5 kms from hotel
Day 5 : San Remo Cycling “Possible swimming”
After a huge breakfast, we head towards San Remo, the capital town of the Italian Riviera of Flowers (50 minutes). In the morning, we visit the old town and you will have free time in the market and the shops. After a picnic by the sea, we suggest that you ride a bike or a Rosalie (pedal car) on the bike path that runs along the seaside, the “dolce vita” (not included in the price, supplement of 10-15€ per person).
Bike ride: 30 m vertical drop / 3 hours / 15 km
Day 6 : Romantic Liguria “Possible swimming”
Morning: From the village of Cervo, overlooking the sea like a deer with its horns, you will cross the Forest Park Cervo and we will reach the sea for a swim and a picnic on the beach.
Afternoon: Visit of the cave of Toirano which presents an exceptional interest, as well from the geological and geomorphological point of view as palaeontological and prehistoric. It is one of the most interesting and beautiful geological sites in the Southern Alps (2 hours visit)
End of day around 18h00
- Walk: 150 m elevation gain / 2:00 hours / 5 km / Cervo Village
- Intermediate: 350 m / 3 hours / 9 kms / Hike and Cervo village
Transfer by bus 60 minutes
Day 7 : Rivers of Rocchetta Nervina “Possible swimming”
Close to the hotel you will find Rochetta Nervina, a tiny medieval village with narrow streets and small piazzas, surrounded by woods and olive groves, dominating two beautiful rivers, Rio Barbaira and Rio Oggia.
- Walk: 150 m vertical drop / 3h30 / 8 km / valley of Oggia back and forth / No car transfer
- Discovery: 500 m vertical drop / 4h30 / 12 km / Rio Barbaira / 3 km transfer in minibus
- Sports: 800 m vertical drop / 6h00 / 15 km / Rio Barbera and Monte Abellio / No car transfer
No car transfer
Carpool from 0 to 4 km from the hotel
Day 8 : it’s only an «au revoir»
End of stay and transfer to Nice airport according to the time of your flight.
The Hotel Lago Bin is completely surrounded by the green of the Ligurian hinterland, the 55 rooms available at the hotel are all equipped with the best comfort. The resort of the Lago Bin is located directly on the Rio Barbaira, the stream that crosses and divides in two the old village of Rocchetta Nervina.
You will like the famous and typical Ligurian food, in quantity and quality. It is possible to have a drink near the swimming-pool.