Sunday, October 22, 2017

Outdoor Sports

Liguria's geography and year-round mild climate mean it can be considered an open-air training ground for all kinds of sporting and wellness activities.

Sailing, diving, canyoning, windsurfing and kitesurfing, mountain bikes, trekking, horse riding and free climbing.
These are just some of the outdoor sports activities you can try in Savona province. Here, outdoor sports enthusiasts can find an array of opportunities, ranging from hard-core canyoning to relaxing horseback excursions, from trekking to boat trips to spot whales and dolphins.

In many coastal towns there are diving centres which organise guided dives and courses leading to international qualifications, and yachting centres offering sailing lessons as well as cabin cruiser excursions to the Cape of Noli, the islands of Bergeggi and Gallinara, and Saracens Bay in Varigotti, and daily trips to the Cetacean Sanctuary, the triangle of sea between Corsica, the western Riviera and the Côte d'Azur, which records the highest concentration of whales and dolphins in the Mediterranean.

Furthermore, visitors can explore the province's numerous nature trails on foot, by mountain bike or on horseback, or try rock climbing on the cliffs of Finalese, Cape Noli, Toirano, Castelbianco or Quiliano.
We're happy to advise you on the best places to climb or practise your favourite sport. At our B&B you can store your equipment in a secure, covered area.

to see

Riviera dei Fiori Coastal Cycleway

The Riviera dei Fiori Coastal Cycleway and Walking Route covers 24 kilometres of the former railway line which served western Liguria from 1872 to 2001.
This railway, immortalised in numerous films and books thanks to the marvellous places it passes, is a real piece of history, evidence of the development and changes happening on the Riviera.

It was actually a luxury railway line, which from the late nineteenth century to the 1930s transported Italian presidents and aristocrats, as well as British, German and Russian nobility who came to holiday on the Riviera. During the Second World War it became a military line, and in the boom years it was the railway that took thousands of Italian tourists to the seaside in the first mass tourism of a rapidly developing country.
More recently, commuting workers and students used the line alongside the tourists.

Since 2004 the Area24 society has breathed new life into this delightful route, which enchanted artists and intellectuals from all over Europe, maximising its potential and returning to the community a user-friendly space in the heart of the Riviera, designed and created for convenience, wellbeing and enjoyment.

To call it a simple cycle route would be to do it an injustice.

 

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