Italian Coastal Alps Hike

Walking holiday with both guided and self-guided options in Italy

From € 240.- / 4 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • Multiple accommodations
  • Walking holiday with guided and self-guided options
  • View on a mountain hut in the Italian Coastal Alps with the Mediterranean in the background
  • Person enjoying a break and the view during the Italian Coastal Alps walking holiday in Italy
  • Alpine meadows with scattered trees in the Ligurian Alps in Italy

Explore the Italian Coastal Alps during this 3-day walking holiday break in Italy.

Highlights include glorious mountain walking in the Ligurian Alps with views onto the Mediterranean and a visit to Beigua National Park.

During this walking holiday you will spend two nights in a hotel on the coast, and the walking holiday also includes an overnight stay in a rustic mountain refuge high up in the mountains.

Accommodation on the Italian Riviera Coast

You will stay in an Italian Riviera seaside resort, the scenic town of Arenzano. Accommodation will be in a 3-star hotel close to the sea front. All double rooms have en-suite facilities. You will also stay in a rustic mountain refuge for one night.

Exterior of accommodation during the Italian coastal Alps walking holiday bedroom accommodation dining room accommodation

Breakfast is included in this Italy walking holiday, and a wide variety of bars, restaurants and cafes is available right on your doorstep. In the mountain refuge you will enjoy a full dinner of local cuisine and breakfast, both included in the holiday.

Walking in the Italian Coastal Alps

rustic mountain hut in the Coastal Alps in Italy Lingering snow patches and rocky peaks in the Ligurian Alps

This walking holiday starts at your hotel and after spending one night in the mountains, you will hike back to your hotel. The second day is a full day, uphill hike, and the third day a full day downhill walking itinerary. You should be reasonably fit and used to full day hiking trips in the mountains.

It is possible to extend this Italy walking holiday by adding another, guided walking day with an overnight stop sleeping in a stone hut (bivouac) overlooking the Gulf of Genova - wood fire and spring water being the base ingredients for the evening meal as the sun sets over the Med. For groups of 4 people or more the Italian Coastal Alps itinerary can be fully guided at no extra cost. Please contact the walking holiday company, through the contact form for more information on these options and the costs of adding the extra hiking day.

Italian Coastal Alps walking holiday itinerary

Green alpine meadows and scattered broadleaved and fir trees Low vegetation on mountain peaks with the Mediterranean sea in the background

This self-guided walking holiday in Italy offers sublime alpine walking;

Day 1 - Transfer day, to the Ponente Riviera. After meeting you, we take you to your hotel in the seaside town pictured to the right. Evening in the resort village. Arrange to arrive at any time in the day. Enjoy your evening in one of the resorts' many restaurants.

Day 2 - From the coast to the Beigua Alps. Mountain hike - 4 to 6 hrs. The hike starts with a climb up through the cultivated terraces above the resort village before traversing a river gorge at the base of the high coastal Alps. A long and varied climb through a wild and rugged terrain takes you up onto the Alpine ridges overlooking the mediterranean sea. Finish the day by summiting one of the nearby peaks before settling into an evening of warm hospitality and wonderful mountain food.

Day 3 - From the high Alpine ridges down to the coast. Mountain hike - 6 to 8 hrs downhill. The day starts with a 3 hour hike along an alpine ridge at 1000m above the sea. Walk all morning with views over the Gulf of Genova before taking lunch in a mountain lodge or on one of the coastal peaks. The afternoon hike takes you on a long, long descent through some of the regions most exposed landscapes. Birds of prey, deer and wild pig are generally the only others you'll find on the mountains in these parts. Evening to relax back in your hotel on the coast.

Day 4 - For those flying from Genoa, we take you to the airport at any time so arrange your return flights at whatever time during the day you prefer.

Dates and availability

Signs along mountain trails during the Italian Coastal Alps walking holiday Rocky outcrop with green meadows

Although the best time of year for this walking holiday is March to October, this holiday is available all year. In winter the holiday will be partly on snow shoes. The walking holiday can start on any day, subject to accommodation availability. This company also organises this holiday as a guided tour at no extra cost for groups of 4 or more people. It is also possible to extend the holiday by adding more walking days. Please contact the walking holiday company, through the contact form for more information on the different options.

location walking holiday in Italy - Italian Riviera Coast

Holiday type

Multiple accommodations Walking holiday with guided and self-guided options
Walking holiday with both guided and self-guided options
Board basis: Bed & Breakfast


From € 240.- / 4 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing


3 nights Accommodation, Breakfast, 1 dinner in mountain refuge, Holiday schedule and Trip Guide, self-guided itineraries with trail notes and maps, English speaking helpline in Italy should you need advice or assistance during your holiday, transfers from Genoa.

Not included

All other costs, including travel costs to the starting-point of this holiday.

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Walking grade

Walking holiday in low to high mountains
  • Low to high mountains
  • Moderate walking

Best time of the year

March - October

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Languages spoken

English, Italian

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