Les Gorges de Daluis

A spectacular red-rock canyon above the Var River, described as the Colorado of the Alps. At many points along the canyon, the road splits in two, with one direction tunnelling through rock and the other siding around the cliffs edge. […]

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Refuge de la Cayolle

There is a mountain refuge with beds and food just north of Col de la Cayolle. There are day walks of varying lengths that you can take from here, including the Lakes Circular Trail (Circuit des Lacs). […]

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Jausiers

In the town of Jausiers there are large villas built in the 19th and 20th centuries with fortunes made in Mexico. One of these is is Le Château des Magnans, now a hotel and restaurant. […]

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La Colmiane

In summer, the skifield at La Colmaine operates a luge, and its also possible to rent a bike for downhill mountain bike riding. The luge is 1670m long and makes a 400m vertical drop. Speak to the tourist office just off the main road on the route to the chairlift. […]

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San Fruttuoso Abbey

From Portofino, you can hike around 90 minutes to San Fruttuoso abbey, in Portofino Natural Park. From the abbey, it’s a slightly longer hike of 2-3 hours to get to Camogli, or you can return by a 30 minute ferry. […]

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Portofino

The exclusive and stunning village of Portofino is located on a bay five kilometers from Santa Maria Ligure. Parking is a bit of an issue there though, so you may want to take a bus or rent a bicycle to get there instead. There are a couple of things to in Portofino, such as Castello […]

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Santa Margherita Ligure

Santa Margherita Ligure is just around the corner from Rapallo – about ten minutes by car or three minutes on the train. A short way from Rapallo in Santa Margherita Ligure can be found Villa Durazzo, a 16th century building built as a mansion for a wealthy Genoese. The grounds, which are lovely, are now […]

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Rapallo

A funicular runs from Piazza Solari in Rapallo, gaining 600m height to arrive at the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Montallegro, built in 1558. Rapallo Castle, by the sea, was built in 1551 to respond to pirate attacks. The Museo Gaffoglio is located in the ex-Monastery of the Clarisse nuns (1633). Rapallo Golf Course is […]

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