A different vacation
For more than 50 years now La Francesca has proposed a tourism stricty related to the site specificità, an unpolluted natural wich offers guests a holiday immersed in nature, surrounded by the sea breath and park scents and colours.
We want to offer stays respectful for the environment approach and share this attitude with our guests, by cutting down consumption for instance. In the last 2 years our photovoltaic system has produced 50,000 kilowatt-hours!
We also try to make Ligurian traditions known to the people: culture, past events, gastronomy, according to an eco-sustainable and environmentally-aware tourism.
Outdoor sport activities
La Francesca, thanks to its position, offers the possibility to do trekking all the year around. Walking slowly and enjoying landscape beauty: that is the best way to get acquainted with Liguria Eastern Riviera. You can choose among the many footpaths along the wonderful Cinque Terre.
The most unusual one starts from the pathway that from the restaurant slopes down to the cycle-lane. The 5.7 kms long flat path that links Levanto, Bonassola and Framura, follows the layout of the ancient railway line opened in 1874. The restored and well illuminated tunnels, with cycle and pedestrian lanes separated, have breaches that reveal unexpected glimpses of the sea and small hidden bays. Bikes can be rented in Bonassola.
Here are a few ones (starting point La Francesca):
Tour of Bonassola valley: La Francesca-Scernio-Costella-Chiesa di San Giorgio-Montaretto-Monte Brino-Carpenegio-Salto della Lepre-Bonassola. Time required half day.
Bonassola-Framura: 4,5 kms, time required 2 hours 30'.
Levanto-Madonna della Guardia-Ghiare: footpaths no. 12, 30 and 30A.
Tour of Palmaria Island: white red path, time required 3 hours, altitude 310 m.
Lerici-Tellaro-Monte Marcello: white red path, time required 2 hours 30'.
Framura-Deiva Marina: 4,5 kms, time required 2 hours 30'.
Deiva-Acquafredda-Costa di Framura: blue footpath no. 14, 3 kms, time required 1 hour.
Camogli-San Fruttuoso-San Rocco: altitude 221 m, time required 3 hours.
San Rocco-Monte di Portofino: altitude 610 m, time required 2 hours.
Other outdoor sport activities: cycle/mountain biking (www.piste-ciclabili.com/provincia-la_spezia), horse-riding, canoeing, snorkeling, surfing, diving.
At the National Park and the Sea Park of the Cinque Terre: mountain biking, trekking and seawatching courses for adults and children: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Centro Sport Avventura rafting, canoeing, Kayak along the Vara river: email@example.com
At the Centro Ippico Val di Vara: riding school and horse rides: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Regional Natural Park of Portovenere: trekking along the park pathways, Muzzerone climbing walls, sailing and snorkeling: email@example.com
Parco Avventura Val di Vara (Tree adventures): Tibetan and Nepalese bridges, tightropes, zip lines: firstname.lastname@example.org
Area 51 Surfing school: group and individual courses for beginners and experts, surfboard and wet suits renting: email@example.com
Punta Mesco Diving: canyons, shallows, dry walls, caves, wrecks, guided and free diving.
Cartura Diving: guided wrecks and dry walls diving courses: firstname.lastname@example.org