Walking in the green

From Varigotti to Manie

The Manie is a real terrace on the sea with an altitude of about 285 above sea level, which stretches between the territory of Finale Ligure and Spotorno, crossed by a very extensive network of paths, walking is practicing trekking or Nordic walking, both riding a mountain bike and Gravity Bike.
It is an area with many meadows and the presence of numerous caves inhabited in prehistoric times, among which the Weapon of Fate and the Cave of the Force.
Le Manie represent a real green lung and the short distance that separates the plateau from the sea makes it a destination for wine and food connoisseurs: in fact, many taverns and farms offering typical local cuisine.
To reach this beautiful plateau, follow the signs departing from Finalpia.

Point 1

From the parking in Varigotti, going up along Strada Vecchia, on the left there is a path between the houses leading to the medieval St. Lorenzo's Church where you can enjoy a gorgeous view of  Baia dei Saraceni on the promontory of Punta Crena. Right before the church, a path brings uphill at a higher level on the sea.

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Point 2

At the top of the hill along a wide road you reach  the lighthouse of Capo Noli, a strategic  point of view towards the sea or the inland.

From here you can return to Varigotti walking along a different path.

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Point 3

On the way to reach the sea there are many well-marked paths leading  to the village of Varigotti, one is turning right at the intersection of Via degli Ulivi and Strada Vecchia.

This trail is part of the cycling trackes used in the MTB Downhill (DH) circuit: infact it is possible to meet cyclists riding  from le Manie plateau to Varigotti.

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