Camogli - San Rocco - Batterie - San Fruttuoso Trail

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Camogli - San Rocco - Batterie - San Fruttuoso Trail

Camogli - San Rocco - Batterie - San Fruttuoso Trail
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Jun 2019
Camogli lies to the west of Rapallo, the town where we based ourselves for our summer break. It is an easy 10 minute train ride for just a few euros, with a steep descent into the town once you get there (though there is a lift). It has an attractive wide bay with a long beach and a small fishing harbour, where you can catch a regular boat service to Punta Chiapas (PC) and San Fruttuoso (SF) for about 14 euros return. It is significantly more interesting than any of the Cinque Terre, which lie about a 50 minute train ride to the east of Rapallo, though Camogli is probably far less well known. It has an array of interesting shops and eateries and an ancient castle. The boat service referred to above takes about 10 minutes to PC and a further 10 to SF. PC is just a drop off point with a trattoria, a few houses and a cliff trail, whereas SF is famed for its old abbey and a sunken statue of Christ in the little bay (though I didn’t see it).There are a few houses and a small beach but on the day that we went it was overcrowded and you couldn’t get a seat at any of the local eateries. Still the boat ride gave a splendid view of the coastline and was very cooling on an exceedingly hot day. I believe that there is a connecting trail from Camogli to SF, which would be very interesting in the cooler months but not this time of year, when you are constantly fighting to space at any place where that come across. I would readily recommend a visit to Camogli and the boat trip to PC and SF.

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Tim P
Bristol, UK65 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Camogli lies to the west of Rapallo, the town where we based ourselves for our summer break. It is an easy 10 minute train ride for just a few euros, with a steep descent into the town once you get there (though there is a lift). It has an attractive wide bay with a long beach and a small fishing harbour, where you can catch a regular boat service to Punta Chiapas (PC) and San Fruttuoso (SF) for about 14 euros return. It is significantly more interesting than any of the Cinque Terre, which lie about a 50 minute train ride to the east of Rapallo, though Camogli is probably far less well known.

It has an array of interesting shops and eateries and an ancient castle. The boat service referred to above takes about 10 minutes to PC and a further 10 to SF. PC is just a drop off point with a trattoria, a few houses and a cliff trail, whereas SF is famed for its old abbey and a sunken statue of Christ in the little bay (though I didn’t see it).There are a few houses and a small beach but on the day that we went it was overcrowded and you couldn’t get a seat at any of the local eateries. Still the boat ride gave a splendid view of the coastline and was very cooling on an exceedingly hot day.

I believe that there is a connecting trail from Camogli to SF, which would be very interesting in the cooler months but not this time of year, when you are constantly fighting to space at any place where that come across. I would readily recommend a visit to Camogli and the boat trip to PC and SF.
Written June 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lucmar36
New York City, NY2 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
WOW Loved hiking The view along the hike is spectacular. By far one of the most beautiful hikes we had the chance to do. Some exposed passages are not for the faint-hearted but definitively worth the effort!
Written October 2, 2018
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winchester1873
Turin, Italy17 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Beautiful trail to get to San Fruttuoso. It will take a few hours. Not recommended for sedentary people, children or if you've
fear of the heights (in some places the trail it is overhanging). Bring good hiking shoes.
Splendido sentiero panoramico per raggiungere San Fruttuoso di Camogli. Richiede alcune ore. Non è adatto a persone non allenate, bambini o chi soffre di vertigini (in alcuni punti il sentiero è esposto). Indossate calzature adatte.
Written August 5, 2018
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AnitaT947
Stockport, UK549 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is a fabulous walk that leads to San Fruttuoso from Camogli - it takes around 2.5 - 3 hours, depending on how fast you walk, and is not for the faint-hearted or anyone not used to hiking or anyone who is afraid of heights. There are warning signs saying these things after San Rocco (where there is a choice of paths and destinations), but, being used to walking we carried on and initially I wondered what the fuss was about - the walking is not difficult and the views are spectacular. In fact it's not too tricky but there is one section where I had to take a deep breath, tread carefully and tightly hold the chain that is drilled into the rock face - I would not do this walk if it had been raining. The lunch that awaits you in San Fruttuoso is prize at the end!
Written July 17, 2018
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stoici
St. Petersburg, FL31 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We are medium experienced hikers in fairly good shape and feel very fortunate to have found this trail. locals did not know much about it, nor tourist were using it, as a matter fact we were the only ones on it .Took us little effort to discover it by the Carabinieri’s office. At one point after San Rocco there is a sign warning you that this is a high difficulty trail and should only be used by experienced hikers, ... we took a deep breath and decided to try it. The hike was amazing, views are extraordinary, ..it is high in difficulty, way different that Cinque Terre trails,.. you definitely need a good physical condition, the right shoes and a lot of water.this is definitely not for children or for people who have fear of heights, as at one point you would need to only hold on a chain when you cross a big rock with nothing around you and just the water beneath.we started in Camogli and took us about 2.5 hrs to San Frutuosso after which we took the boat back. It was a beautiful experience and I feel like our memories of Camogli wouldn’t have been complete without it.
Written July 11, 2018
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Remi goes great places
New York City, NY413 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Just a few trainstops from Genua lays this beautiful fishermans village and these days a thriving seaside resort. But : the Camoglians still maintain their old ways, tourism is ok but up to a certain degree. We took a early train lunched in Camogli took a dive and drank a beer at the kind bar barracuda. The genovese specialities they serve here ( fish & pesto) are simple
fantastic
Written July 9, 2018
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Paul A
Long Beach, CA110 contributions
Jul 2017
Well worth the effort, is hiking the Camogli - San Rocco Trail. You'll be rewarded with breath-taking views of the sea
coast-line, the town quaint of Camogli. The lush lush mountain-side trail winds upwards from Camogl. Bring a picnic
lunch and of course water. The vistas are magnificent.
Written June 18, 2018
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nicolas s
Milan, Italy2,308 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
i never knew about this, and i am not sure it has anything to envy to Cinque terre. amazing views lovely promenade, not too steep , we will definitely be back
Written October 14, 2017
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Claire101984
San Francisco, CA30 contributions
May 2017
Compared to the Cinque Terra area nearby, Camogli is much less popular with tourists but just as beautiful. The seaside village of Camogli is typically full of local Italians at the beach, but this trail is much less travelled. When I reached the Punta Chiappa "port" in the middle of the trail, it was deserted. I was alone and it felt so peaceful. I loved it.
Written August 10, 2017
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Heather h
Cary, NC414 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
I'll start this review with a baseline of physical expectations. I hiked this trail with my boyfriend. He's upper 30's, wakes up at 5am to go to the gym and trains people to run half marathons...for fun. I'm in my early 30's and once ran an 8k at a 12 min mile pace and think some sort of statute should be erected to memorialize the event. I found this hike through some Pinterest research and we've done pretty hard hikes before so I thought we'd be fine (see my review of the Hanakapiai Falls hike in Kauai)- I was NOT fine. We started this hike backwards from Portofino. From here it was pretty straight up for a while. I had to stop...a lot...so many stairs. The view of Portofino is nice but I was already tired. You can see pictures of where we started (2 red dots trail). It took us about 2 hours to hike to San Fruttuoso. We got here before noon and by this time I needed a wine and a break. We went through the abbey quickly before the boat loads of other tourists started pouring in. Then we started back on our hike. The idea was originally to swim break here but I was afraid that if I took my hiking shoes off that I'd never put them back on. So back up more stairs. This hike to Camogli took us about 4 hours...we did NOT hike down to San Rocco...once I was up there was no way I was going back down. The trail is very well marked. About 3 hours into this hike we started to hit the chains. At first I thought the chains were a little unnecessary but they got progressively worse and it was 85 degrees out and I was exhausted. (note- do NOT put on sunscreen before the chains..slimy sweating hands are not fun) About the 3rd or 4th chain I started to get a little anxiety. Then I hit one section where you come to a steep rock face and HAVE to use the chains to get across. About 10 feet in I had a panic attack and started crying. I thought maybe I could sit and crab walk across but then I looked down and realized I'd probably plummet to my death. I eventually made it across this without dying but there was additional crying and a panic attack break needed when we finished. We saw some people do this with kids- I thought that was insane. Another couple had their dog with them and we watched them through this part- not a hike I'd ever do with my dog but to each their own. So we finally made it across and there's a couple more chain parts but nothing like that one. We had to walk down the 30 min section that others had to hike up. Camogli is my favorite town in this area and we changed into bathing suits and went for a swim and then napped on the beach. My boyfriend thought this hike was the best thing ever and would do it again tomorrow. I will never, ever, do this hike. Not enough wine or gelato in the world. Without me I think my boyfriend could have finished this hike which took us a total of 6 hours in probably 4. We broke the rule of starting early and I think we hiked in the absolute worst part of the day (noon-6pm)-so.freaking.hot!! Bring water because there are limited water stations. We also recommend hiking boots or at least sneakers- some guys were in the teva sandals and started screaming for their lives when they were sliding down the rock face with the chains. None of the pictures are from this hard section because we put the cameras in our bags to get across. We already had lost the cap a couple chains back. One of the pictures I circled the hikers. This was from the boat tour we did the day before. I thought it would help give some context- in case you agree with my boyfriend that I'm overly dramatic! Happy hiking!
Written June 16, 2017
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