Hiking in Liguria
Tour on the Via del Sale Route - From Col di Tenda to Ventimiglia

Trekking Via del Sale - Piedmont and Italian Riviera Tour570€

A trekking tour on the legendary Via del Sale route, an exciting hike along the spectacular mountain ridge that leads from the Piedmontese Alps to the Ligurian Riviera.


6 days / 5 nights.
On request, it is possible to extend or shorten the Via del Sale trekking tour.
Check out our other excursions and tours in the Italian Riviera too!


For anyone in good health able to walk 6/8 hours a day with developments of 15/20 km and differences in height accumulated in various ups and downs of +/- 1000 m. The itinerary develops mainly on comfortable white roads and wide mule tracks without ever tackling long or steep climbs.


Itinerant trekking with overnight stays in alpine huts and local b&b, in self-guided option with maps and GPS waypoints or accompanied by a hiking guide. Return to the starting point by train. Luggage transport service available on request.

Piedmont Alps and Italian Riviera: hiking tour of the Via del Sale


  • An unforgettable experience for all hikers who love the outdoors at 360°: the Via del Sale combines the beauties of the mountain environment with the coastal ones in a single route.
  • Hiking on the traces of an ancient traders route who transported salt from the coast to the hinterland.
  • Around 100km of trekking, from Colle di Tenda (1800m), crossing the mountains to enjoy the aesthetic satisfaction of reaching the Mediterranean waters.
  • The trek develops largely on the Italian-French border ridge, historically strategic places for the defense of the territory, evidenced by military roads, Alpine passes and fortifications dating from the end of the 1800s to the Second World War.
  • An itinerary mainly on comfortable white roads and wide mule tracks, with stunning views all around.
  • 6-8 hours of walking per day, with luggage transport service included to make the trek on the planned stages more pleasant. On request it is possible to organize shuttle transfers to allow recovery days.
  • Overnight stays in cozy mountain huts and small local b&b, renowned for their typical cuisine and located in idyllic places to enjoy a well-deserved rest at the end of the trekking days.
  • Enjoy the tour in self-guided option, with maps and GPS waypoints or accompanied by one of our expert hiking guides to explore the paths of the Via del Sale and the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri between Piedmont and Liguria.
  • On request, customize the program of the Via del Sale trekking tour with other outdoor activities and tours.

Trekking Via del Sale - Piedmont and Italian Riviera Tour


Day 1: arrival in Limone Piemonte - transfer to Le Marmotte chalet - trek Col di Tenda (1800m) - Don Barbera mountain hut (2250m)
Day 2: trek Don Barbera mountain hut - La Terza mountain hut (2050m)
Day 3: trek La Terza mountain hut - Allavena mountain hut (1550m)
Day 4: trek Allavena mountain hut - Gola di Gouta mountain hut (1200m)
Day 5: trek Gola di Gouta mountain hut - Piccola Sparta b&b (Dolceacqua, 500m)
Day 6: trek b&b Piccola Sparta - Ventimiglia, return by train to Limone Piemonte, departure

Contact us to receive the detailed program for the Via del Sale hiking tour.


The tour program can be customized according to your needs and ideas. Contact us to receive your tailor-made price and itinerary based on your expectations, or fill the tailor-made trekking form.

Piedmont Alps and Italian Riviera: hiking tour of the Via del Sale


Possible every day

570 euro per person

The Via del Sale - Italian Riviera hiking tour can be organized both for individuals or private groups.
Contact us for further details and a tailor-made price.


No planned departures yet. View our tours and excursions calendar for other tours in Liguria and other destinations.

For private groups we can organize the tour with tailor made itinerary and services.
Contact us for further details and a tailor-made price.


  • Overnight stays in mountain huts and B&B
  • Meals as listed in detailed program
  • Private transfer on day 1
  • Itinerary description, paper map and GPS points
  • Phone assistance and advice on the route


  • Hiking guide for the tour, price on request
  • Private transfers to/from the starting/ending point, price on request
  • Luggage transfer service on each stage of the trek
  • Extra overnight stays
  • Tour extension

Prices on request


A self guided tour is perfect for hikers with previous experience, with a good sense of direction and able to read a trail map and/or use a navigation app.

Verticalife will take care of everything, from checking the accommodations availability to the bookings and payments for the participants.
Moreover, thanks to our deep knowledge of our itineraries, we also offer consultation services on the different stages of your self guided tour, eventually replanning them according to the availability of accommodations and/or your hiking level.

Our network of local partners allows us to cater many services, such as luggage transportation (with cars, where possible, or with porters or mules), private transfers in the Alpine valleys and from/to nearby airports and cities, and other outdoor experiences (such as mountaineering) with our expert local guides.

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Additional Info

  • Destinations: Liguria
  • Activities: Hiking and Trekking
  • Page Title: Tour Via del Sale - Trekking in Piedmont and Liguria.
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