New Year's Eve in a refuge -between sea and mountain -Portovenere

For the New Year's Eve period, the Muzzerone Refuge, in collaboration with the Walkyourlife environmental guides, offers two days of trekking in the middle of nature between the mountains and the sea in the Portovenere Regional Park. To celebrate the new year together it will be possible to stay overnight at the Muzzerone refuge with dinner included.

Day 1:
Palamaria Island - ring excursion in the Regional Natural Park of Portovenere

Meeting point: At the refuge at 9:00 am for check-in or alternatively at the boatmen's pier at 9:45 am.
Length: approx. 6.5 km
Difference in height: +/- 250 m
Duration: approx. 4.5 hours

The excursion will take place in one of the many paths that surround the island Palmaria thanks to which we will make the round trip of the island. The main purpose besides enjoying the breathtaking views that will open at every turn will also be to learn about the various naturalistic, geological, historical, cultural and military aspects that characterize this island. After a packed lunch, follows the return to Portovenere for a quick visit to the village.
After that, we will go to the Refuge Muzzerone to spend the evening in the company waiting for the new year.

Dinner menu:
Appetizers: Cod fritters, salted cream puffs with salmon, artichoke pie, stuffed tomatoes (anchovies, capers, tuna), liver croutons.
First course: First course of fish according to the catch, Lasagne with scamorza radicchio and Pignone sausage.
Second course: Shrimps in a " guazzetto" sauce, Fish according to the catch
Sweet: Pandoro with zabaione cream.

Day 2:
Mount Muzzerone - the disused quarries of Portoro and its cliffs on the sea.

Meeting point: At the refuge at 9:30 am for check-out.
Length: approx. 6.5 km
Difference in height: +/- 400 m
Duration: approx. 6 hours

We will leave from the refuge to go and discover the disused quarries of the precious Portoro marble overlooking the sea. Then there is a circular excursion that will take us along one of the most panoramic paths in the area until we reach the village of Campiglia. Lunch will be packed and provided by the Muzzerone Refuge. Return Then back to the parking lot of the Refuge Muzzerone where you can decide whether to stop for the weekend or return home.

From: December
To: January
Suggested dates: 31.12.2019
Duration: >1 day
Duration details: 2 days
Min. guests: 8
Max. guests: 16
Minimum age: 10
Activity level: Light
Skill level: Beginner
Start times: 9:00 am
Included services: Two days of guided walks. Half board in refuge with New Year's Eve dinner. Boat transport service to Palmaria Island and back.
Things to bring: Hiking boots, dress in layers, gloves, hat, jacket and umbrella. Backpack with water and jacket for the evening. Headlamp or torch working with spare batteries. We remind you that in this period we have a considerable temperature range between the sunny daytime hours and the hours just after sunset.
Requirements: Difficulty: Hiking - with descents and ascents partly on old mule tracks and partly on rock and/or difficult terrain.
Additional information: The excursions will not take place in case of orange and red weather alert, in this case your reservation will be kept for one or two guided days during 2020 to be agreed according to the 2020 program of the Walkyourlife Guides. In the rain, alternative excursions will be made at the discretion of the guide. In rough seas it will not be possible to visit Palmaria Island and an alternative itinerary will be proposed. The overnight stay is in an alpine hut with dormitories for 4/6 people and shared bathrooms. Maximum number of participants: 16 people (due to the capacity of the refuge), please contact us for a dedicated quote in case of different needs. The proposal was made under the technical direction of the agency of VaraTravel.
Meeting point: Muzzerone refuge - Portovenere
Contact me: to check availability and price, or if you want to book for a large group.
Cancellation policy: FLEXIBLE: full refund if you cancel at least 2 days before the experience is scheduled to start, or within 24 hours of purchase.
Communication policy: Always communicate through Yakki. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Yakki website or app.
€150 per person