From the Middle Ages to the sea traveling through the hinterland of Albenga and Borghetto S. Spirito

Leaving from Albenga, head towards the inland along provincial road SP 582 across the St. Bernard Pass, following the Neva torrent. Once past the village of Cisano sul Neva, in Martinetto turn to the left and head towards the Pennavaire valley along road SP 14 up to the village of Colletta di Castelbianco, after 25 minutes of travel time and 17 km of distance.

Heading down from Colletta to Martinetto, take SP 582 in a north-westerly direction up to Zuccarello, another fortified village with arcades and castle. This trip will take approximately 16 minutes and will cover a 11 km stretch.

Continue on SP 582 towards the upper Neva valley then turn to the right onto the SP 44 provincial road to reach, in 14 minutes and 16 km, the charming village of Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena perched under its castle.

SP 44 provincial road towards Balestrino becomes SP34 and by taking SP1 after 30 minutes and 15 km, you will reach Toirano and its charming caves.

It takes just 7 minutes and 4 km to descend along the plain of the Varatella torrent to reach the Aurelia state road and then the sea.

The Road
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Lenght: 53 kilometers