Levanto to Bonassola by the coast path
Country - Italy
Region - Ligurian Coast (including Cinque Terre)
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 6.0 km / 3.8 miles
Time - 2.50 hours
This walk explores the Ligurian coast to the northwest of Levanto. The path is rocky in places. Refreshments are available at the start and end of the walk. You have two options on rrival in Bonassola, either catch the train or walk the newish galleried track along the coast back to Levanto.
From the seafront in Levanto walk north with the sea to your left. Continue along the promenade to reach a small roundabout. Take the small tarmac road straight ahead, go underneath the promenade and after 300 metres just after the Bar Nicola take the path signed to Bonassola on your left.
Follow the steps uphill to reach a tar lane. Turn left and then take the second left, a small lane which leads to steps. Follow the steps up to a road. Bear left along the road. After 70 metres turn right onto a rocky path signed Loc.Scenario and Bonassola. This path traverses an open hillside. Reaching a sharp bend, take a narrower grassy path that heads straight ahead. Go past a house on your left and walk between more houses to reach a tarmac lane in the hamlet of Scernio.
Go straight across the road and reaching a signed junction go left down steps in the direction of Bonassola. The path becomes stepped until it leads into a tarmac lane. Turn right onto a stepped pathway after 100 metres which is signed to Bonassola. This leads down to a road. Go right, walk through the car park and on its far side the path continues.
Reaching a road at a sharp bend, continue down the steps at the side of the road. Pass between houses to reach Bonassola. Turn left towards the seafront with the beach and tourist office close at hand.
To return to Levanto using the new tarmac track locate the start of the track which is uphill from the tourist office. The walk to Levanto will take less than an hour.
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