Walks, excursions and local beaches

Hiking and walking around

Torri Superiore is ideally located for easy walks in nature as well as more demanding hikes on foot, and offers routes with different levels of difficulty. The mild climate and the sunny winter days also make it possible, and very pleasant, to have lovely excursions in times normally uninteresting for walkers.

On request the Ecovillage can provide a picnic lunch and local tour guides with professional certification.

You can find below two types of excursions:

and the nearest beaches 

Excursions starting on foot from the Ecovillage

ROUTE 1a (starting on the right bank of the river)

High Ring Trail: Torri – Collabassa – Torri

Torri – Vigna – Colletto – Ponte Collabassa – Collabassa – Ponte di Ciai – Torri

(duration 3 hours, difficulty level: trail for average hikers)

(coming soon) Download here the full description of the path


ROUTE 1b (starting on the left bank of the river)

High Ring Trail:  Torri – Collabassa – Torri

Torri – Ponte di Ciai – Collabassa – Ponte di Collabassa – Colletto – Vigna – Torri

(duration 3 hours; difficulty level: for average hikers)

(coming soon) Download here the full description of the path 


ROUTE 2

Low Ring Trail: Torri – Collabassa – Torri

Torri – Ballestra (swimming holes in the Bevera river) – Cappello del Prete / Priest’s Hat (access to the river) – ENEL electric pole –  “prickly pears”  zone– bridge of Collabassa – Collabassa – Torri

(duration 3 hours 30′, difficulty level: for experienced hikers)

(coming soon) Download here the full description of the path


ROUTE 3

Torri – Colletto – Avaudurin Bridge – Bossaré – Olivetta

(duration 3h 30′, level of difficulty: for experienced hikers)

(coming soon) Download here the full description of the path


ROUTE 4

Torri – Croce del Bricco – Cogorda – Grammondo Mountain

(duration: 4 hours to the top, 3 hours to come down, difficulty level: for experienced hikers)

(coming soon) Download here the full description of the path


Starting from the Ecovillage with local bus

Excursions starting and returning to the Ecovillage with the local bus (we recommend to go with the tour guide). Please ask us for more details!

Olivetta  – Torri  (5h)

Bevera  – Olivetta  (4 H)

Airole – Breil (5H30)

Ventimiglia – Dolceacqua (5H)

Breil – Orneglia – Saorge (5h)

 
Day trips with accommodation in external facilities (we recommend to go with the tour guide). Please ask us for more details!

ITINERARY 1: LA MORTOLA-GRAMMONDO-OLIVETTA-TORRI

LA MORTOLA –  GERRI (5h)

GERRI -TORRI (6h 30)

TORRI – GRAMMONDO – OLIVETTA(7h)

OLIVETTA – TORRI ( 4h 30)


ITINERARY 2: TORRI-OLIVETTA-GRAMMONDO-TORRI

TORRI- GRAMMONDO – OLIVETTA( 7h)

OLIVETTA – TORRI (4h 30)


ITINERARY 3: AIROLE- MONTE ABELLIO- ROCCHETTA NERVINA

ANELLO MONTE ABELLIO – FASCEO (5h)

FASCEO – ROCCHETTA NERVINA (5h)

 

The beaches in Ventimiglia

THE CALANDRE: Time to get there, about 20 – 30′. Go by car to Ventimiglia, from the bridge on the Roya, drive towards Ventimiglia Alta (Uphill Road), after the end of the town on the left you will see the Forte dell’Annunziata. Parking is behind your back. Next to the Fort, a downhill path leads in about 10 ‘ to the beach. The beach has a variable width from the “No Beach” to about ten meters from the wall below the railway (length up to the “arches” about 250/300 meters). To swim you have to do walk 200 meters offshore. The backdrop, in the direction of Ventimiglia, is always sandy, smooth and does not exceed eight meters of depth to the port of the Marina San Giuseppe. There is a small bar that rents umbrellas and sunbeds, with showers for all. This lovely free beach tends to be very crowded in the afternoon.

The BALZI ROSSI: from Ventimiglia Follow Direction France on the SS1 highway. 

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After the village named “Latte” (4 km. from Ventimiglia), at the junction take the detour to the left sea-side to France, Frontier “Ponte San Ludovico”. At the exit of the third tunnel, before crossing the border, turn left and park the car under the Pine trees. Take the pedestrian street bounded by a bar and after about 200 meters you have arrived at the reefs (free beach part) and immediately after the beach of the Balzi Rossi called “the white eggs” (entrance fee 10€).

VENTIMIGLIA CityAlthough not exceptional, the beaches accessible from the city centre offer many advantages. The sea is usually clean, there are many areas of free beach with many showers, and nearby there are shops, bars and restaurants for all budgets. The main disadvantage is that the beach is formed by rocks rather large and is not very comfortable to lie down.

Parking in the city centre costs €1.20 per hour.  Do not go by car on Friday (market day) as it’s very crowded.

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