Ligurian Alps Trip

This trip will take place between the Worlds and the Junior Europeans
For those interested please contact Lucy Bennett lucy.bennett@mac.com

Proposed Itinerary:

Day 1: Sunday 24 July:
Pick up with minibuses at your Hotel in Sanremo or nearby, and scenic drive to Ormea. ( approx just over 1 hour)
Visit of the pretty medieval streets full of bars and life.
Arrival at the refuge and settling in.
Full evening meal consisting of local dishes ( porcini mushroom pasta, polenta, game etc…
The refuge can sleep around 14 in smart and very clean bunk beds, for the remainder there is a nice apartment nearby the young can use. We only ask for them to treat these premises with respect. Everybody will eat together at the refuge on the veranda with panoramic views.

Day 2: Monday 25th July.
Breakfast and then a nice spectacular hike up to Pizzo di Ormea, which at 2,500m dominates all the nearby mountains and provides an unequalled view over the sea and Alps.
We will visit a nice little lake nearby.
The groups can be divided in two for who wants to do a climbing section with ropes assisted by guides, and who prefers the trekking only.
We will return in the afternoon, relax by the refuge and then wait for the tasty evening meal to come. (A packed lunch will be provided during the day)
For who prefers instead a mountain bike experience on the impressive mountain routes and ridges, we can provide this experience too. Only highly professional and new bikes are supplied (Cannondale- Giant) and we would need to book them well in advance with also the height of each person so we can customise them for the bikers)
A professional instructor will of course guide them through the routes as expected. The bikes will cost 60 euro a day for the hire and this will be an extra from the quoted price.

Day 3: Tuesday 26th July
Canyoning day, we will transport all to the River Santa Lucia and provide wet suits and equipment for the group to have fun in the river with the pools and waterfalls.
There are some great toboggan sections. the route snakes the river for about 2-3 hours.
There is a longer and more “daring” section to do for maybe the older ones who want.
This lasts a minimum of 4 hours and the jumps can be up to 10 metres deep.
There is an additional cost for this section of 12 Euro and we need too have good notice how many would like to do it so extra guides can be booked.
After the invigorating activity we can relax on the meadows nearby with our snack lunch, but it is possible to also use a little trattoria nearby for who prefers a more conspicuous meal.
Evening meal at the refuge.

Day 4: Wednesday 27th July
Breakfast at the refuge, packing up and then we will drive all the group down to the coast for reuniting with their families.
We will have to know exactly where, if for example back to Sanremo.

For the canyoning please have a look at the link on my website: http://www.walkingliguria.co.uk/index.php?op=canyoning and for photos: http://www.walkingliguria.co.uk/index.php?op=fotogallery&cat=13

Total cost for Package from Picking them up and 3 Nights half board and two full activity days: Euro 260 per person. (inclusive of basic canyoning and trekking -climbing)
Additional cost for bike Hire: Euro 60.