An excursion to discover a secret: High Liguria, also called Riviera dei fiori ; the flowers and aromatics culture is there indeed a tradition. Between sea, mountain and authentic gastronomy, it’s one of the most famous Italian areas for its cooking, and we make stops in hotels and restaurants each evening, which promise to treat your taste bud.
5 days- 850€
19/5/20 - 23/5/20
11/10/20 - 15/10/20
18/10 - 22/10/20
D1 / 7h Riding
As soon as the first day begins, the general scenery sets in : sea on the bottom, mountains on top. The first tracks make possible to be quietly familiarized with your mount. The Monti hamlet, then the Castellar village : sweet transition from civilization to the scrubland ! It’s the whole Riviera which reveals its architecture because Menton, Monaco and even Nice, at the horizon, are connected in the landscape. We cross the border by a cow path that we opened ourselves. A crossing through the scrubland which one could believe unsophisticated leads us gradually to our night stage : Mortola, a hamlet which overlooks the sea. We sleep at Alto Blu, an entirely blue B&B.
Gaits : Galop and trot on dort roads, walk in the crib land.
Pic-pic prepared by us
Night : @ Alto Blu, diner at the village restaurant.
D2 / 7h de cheval
After the border, we begin the discovery of the secret Liguria. We first follow the Bevéra up the hill to Collabassa, then after 2km we drive to Airoles, a medieval village built in a circle. After a coffee in the main square, we start a climb, passing by a vineyard on the rocks, to reach the Alta via; a military track that follows the highest ridges above the sea. It takes us to the refuge of Gol di gouta.
Gaits : Various gaits day, a little difference of lever during the afternoon, trot and gallop on the berms
Picnic prepared by us
Night : 1/2 board in collective rooms in Gol di Gouta
D3 / 7h de Cheval
We go down to the village of Pigna by a particularly hidden path! The impression of travelling in time will be sublimated by the lunch at restaurant village where your taste buds will be delighted. In the afternoon, we head towards Langan. The traces of the intensity of the cultures of yesteryear are striking: dry stone walls, arbergh, watering troughs... It seems that nobody else but us takes this path! We arrive at the end of the afternoon al Rifugio. A farmhouse inn which is very close to fairy tale.
Gaits : Walking in descent, a little of trotting in the afternoon
Lunch at the village restaurant
1/2 board in Agriturismo : il rifugio
D4 / 7h de Cheval
We take a ridge path. The terrain is soft and almost flat! Nice paces are waiting for us. After a coffee break in front of a church on a pass, we quickly reach Monte Ceppo.
Two flattened hills which culminate at 1600m and offer a breathtaking panorama of the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps.
After a descent between various species of trees, we arrive at our evening stop in the village of Bajardo. For this last stage, comfort is expected! A particularly comfortable bed and breakfast welcomes us, we dine at the village restaurant in the evening. The view from breakfast is simply unforgettable.
Picnic prepared by us
Night: B&B Camelie del bosco
Dinner at the village restaurant
D5 / 6h riding
We go down to the sea by different tracks and paths. The Secret Liguria reveals its landscapes and ways of life, we can observe a good panorama of it at Mount Bignone, for the morning coffee. We then follow different ridges, the one of the mountains that flow into the sea. The land soon becomes sand. We have lunch with a rather breathtaking panorama over the bay of San Remo. Depending on the state of the troop, we finish the ride in Seborga, a self-proclaimed principality (lol) or near the port, in Bordighera.
Motorized return for horses and riders.