Day 5 - the big walk (Aaron Millar)
Day 5 - the big walk (Aaron Millar) 
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£995.00 (2017)
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8 nights
8 B&B, 5 evening meals, 6 picnics
Luggage transfers between hotels
Medium - Hard
4-8 hrs
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Ligurian Hills (Italy)
Across the Apennines to the sea
How much walking

Full days: 15-24km per day, 4½-7 hrs walking
Using shortening options: 10-17km per day, 2¼-5 hrs (using taxis)

 

Shortening options on Days 2, 3 and 4, otherwise you will have to taxi the whole way (supplements), and there are limited things to do when you get there, so this is not a route for the faint-hearted.

Terrain

Difficulty: medium-hard or medium.

 

Walking on paths and tracks, several steep sections after Day 3.  Paths are well marked. Highest point on route: 1,650m.

 

Medium-hard: Average cumulative uphill stretches (CUSs) 634m (425m - 1210m) per day.
Medium: CUSs 422m (250m - 900m) using shortening options on Days 3-6

 

GPX file available for handheld GPS or smartphone App for complete route.

Route designed by

Paul Lizioli, Eugenio Zambianchi and Guiseppe Stafforini.

 

Paul was in the pharmaceutical industry until he took the wise step of moving to the region 12 years ago. His wife, Arabella, runs the first night's gorgeous B&B. Eugenio, a retired geologist and mathematician, remains a consultant geohydrologist when not discovering and walking old Salt Routes, while Guiseppe, a qualified surveyor and director of the local Land Registry, is never happier than when walking the hills with his dog, Butch.