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Italy - Liguria - Riding the Riviera - Mountain Bike Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Testing your skills on the technical trails above Finale Ligure
  • Basking in the warm Mediterranean sun at the top of a climb
  • Swimming off a white-sand beach after a day in the saddle
  • Super-grippy loamy trails through ancient woodland
  • Exploring small medieval villages and ancient trading routes
  • Fueling up on fantastic Italian cuisine

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival into Nice, Transfer to Alassio     D  
2 Alassio - The Roman Road and the hills to Albenga 24 Miles / 40 Kms Approx. 1200m B L D  
3 Laigueglia - Colla Micheri - Andora 28 Miles / 45 Kms Approx. 1100m B L  
4 Alta Via – Colle Melogno – Finale 24 Miles / 40 Kms Approx. 680m B L D  
5 Finale - Ciappi - Ponti Romani - Manie 24 Miles / 40 Kms Approx. 1300m B L  
6 Finalpia - Orco Feglino - Colle San Giacomo - Finalborgo 24 Miles / 40 Kms Approx. 1100m B L D  
7 Departure     B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

Sitting slap bang in the middle of the Italian Riviera, Finale Ligure seems an unlikely host for a mountain bike holiday in Italy, but since becoming home to the Italian MTB academy it has rapidly become one of Europe’s most exciting bike destinations. Over the last couple of years, local bikers have been working hard, and trails have sprung up everywhere both along the coastline and through the forests. This region was criss-crossed by paths originally used by the chestnut gatherers and now the trails that cut back and forth across the hillside make excellent natural riding!
Our routes focus on singletrack fun. At times they are fast and flowing, other times they are tight and technical. All intermediate to advanced riders will have an amazing time exploring Liguria's trails. As a centre based holiday this itinerary is not our most physically demanding, but a good level of fitness is required to get the most out of the trip. While the days are not long in distance, the intense nature of the riding easily makes up for this!
This two centre based trip we have designed for our keen Skedaddle riders takes in the best of Liguria, combining great riding with the delights of Italian Riviera life. Our tour starts in Alassio, a fashionable seaside town, where the trails branch out into the Italian Alps. The terrain is a mix of open hillsides and woodland with dusty singletrack that flows through the trees. Later we move to Finale Ligure which has become a paradise for mountain bikers. There is a huge variety of riding to explore but is generally more technical than the hills around Alassio with berms, switchbacks and rocky sections to keep us on our toes, and hopefully our bikes.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
7 days
Price:
€1,720
Estimated flight price
€150

Optional

Full Suspension Bike Hire
€230
Single Room
€210

Holiday Details

Two centre based

3 nights Agriturismo, 3 nights hotel

80% meals provided

5 days of biking

Guided & Vehicle supported

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