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
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Medium - Hard
4-8 hrs
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Ligurian Hills (Italy)
Across the Apennines to the sea
How to get there:



The best airports are Genoa (G), Milan (Linate (ML), Malpensa (MM) and Bergamo (MB)), and Pisa (P). Flights also possible via Turin.  Flight information can change rapidly and not all flights run daily. Please do check directly with the airlines' websites before finalising any booking with us and do not book your flights until we have confirmed that we have provisionally reserved accommodation for you.


Land By: 16:00 (Pisa 14:30 and Milan by 15:00 so as not to miss supper) for public transport connections to Voghera

Return flight earliest: 12:00 (Genoa), 13:00 (Pisa), 15:00 (Milan airports) for train connections from Camogli (see transfer information below)


Land by/earliest return times not applicable if using pre-booked taxi.

Flights from UK and Eire airports (M = Milan, MM = Milan Malpensa, ML = Milan Linate, MB = Milan Bergamo, G = Genoa, P = Pisa):

Belfast Jet2 (P, seasonal, not daily);

Birmingham  Flybe (MM);

Bristol Easyjet (P, seasonal, not daily), Ryanair (MB, seasonal, not daily), BMI Regional (MB, seasonal, not daily)

Cork Ryanair (MB, seasonal, not daily);

Dublin Aer Lingus (MM, seasonal, not daily, ML, seasonal, not daily), Ryanair (MB, P, seasonal, not daily);

East Midlands  Ryanair (P, seasonal, not daily);

Edinburgh Ryanair (P, seasonal, not daily), Easyjet (MM);

Glasgow Easyjet (MM, not daily)

Glasgow Prestwick  Ryanair (P, seasonal, not daily),

Leeds-Bradford Jet2 (P, seasonal, not daily), Ryanair (P, seasonal, not daily);

London Gatwick BA (P, G), Easyjet (MM, ML, P)

Liverpool  Ryanair (P, seasonal, not daily);

London Heathrow, BA (MM, ML, P), Alitalia (ML, seasonal),

London Luton Easyjet (MM, P, seasonal, not daily);

London Stansted Ryanair (MB, MP, P, G, not daily);

Manchester Jet2 (P, not daily) FlyBe (MM), Easyjet (MM, seasonal, not daily, P, not daily)

Newcastle Jet2 (P, seasonal, not daily);


See "getting to the start of the walk" below for transfer information.



Nearest railway stations:

Start: Voghera

Finish:  Camogli

Getting to the start of the walk:

The first accommodation is normally in Mornico Losana, though the 5-night version starts in Varzi. The last hotel is in Camogli. Transfer times and methods are suggested for the three Milan airports, Genoa and Pisa. For train arrival transfers see below.


Please note that the earliest check-in time at Mornico Losana (Villa Arabella) is 14:00.


Outwards:  Bus/Train then either short taxi (Mornico Losana) or bus or taxi (Varzi) - Milan airports or Genoa  2½ hrs, Pisa 4 hrs, OR Pre-bookable taxi transfer from airport to first hotel 

Return: Train then Airport bus - Genoa airport 2 hrs, Milan airports 5 hours, Pisa airport 3 hrs


Transfers from train stations:

Outwards: From Voghera station pre-bookable taxi to Mornico Losana, public bus or pre-bookable taxi to Varzi

Return: Camogli station within walking distance from most hotels


For pre-bookable taxi costs, see “Prices”


Full transfer advice, including timetables, is provided in your Walkers' Pack. Contact us if you would like additional pre-booking information.