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Liguria

Liguria is a coastal region in northwestern Italy. The region is known as the Italian Riviera and has now established itself as a popular travel and outdoor destination worldwide. Liguria inspires its visitors above all with its versatility: Mediterranean small town flair meets sometimes pulsating big city life, while the lonely hinterland in the Ligurian Alps promises peace and relaxation and outdoor enthusiasts are guaranteed not to miss out.
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Outdoor sports in Liguria: great variety for athletes of all levels

Liguria has become a popular travel destination for sports enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Mountain bike lovers will find exciting tracks (freeride) and descents, always with a view of the sea, in national parks, in the hinterland and especially in coastal cities such as Finale Ligure. Along cycle paths there are bike rental stations with a wide choice of bicycles, for mountain bikes, racing bikes, e-bikes, trekking or touring bikes.

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From beach hikes, trekking routes, summit hikes in the Maritime Alps or the Apennine Mountains to long-distance hikes lasting several weeks and high-altitude trails between 600 and 800 m on the Riviera di Levante - thanks to the various hiking areas, almost every type of hike will find a suitable place in Liguria.

Finale Ligure has long made a name for itself as a popular hiking destination, while the Riviera di Ponente scores with its small-town charm. The Ligurian hinterland offers its guests numerous hiking options with various high-altitude trails.

The area around Finale Ligure is also a popular destination for climbing enthusiasts from spring to autumn. The approx. 3000 climbing tours in the Ligurian hinterland cover almost all levels. The Beigua Nature Park offers over 1000 bouldering routes of varying degrees of difficulty on partly steep cliffs.

The FLOW festival, which takes place every year at the end of September, is a highlight of the outdoor season in Liguria.

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Riviera di Ponente: cultural and scenic diversity combined

The approx. 180 km long western coastline between the French border and the Ligurian capital Genoa is called Riviera di Ponente. The colorful small towns of Imperia, Cervo, Albenga or Noli with their historical and medieval centers invite you to take a leisurely stroll. The picturesque bays and endless sandy beaches of the Ponente give the Ligurian coast its natural beauty. Immediately in the hinterland there is a panorama of limestone cliffs, steep vineyards and olive groves, which gives hikers in Finale Ligure a wonderful view of the beach promenades at their feet.

Centuries of experience in the cultivation of the olive tree, especially in the valley slopes in the hinterland of Imperia, make Ligurian olive oil a real culinary insider tip beyond the regional and national borders. It is considered very fine, sweet and less intense than, for example, its Tuscan competitor.

Genoa: vibrant city life between two extremes

The former seafaring republic is located almost exactly in the middle of two stretches of coast and separates the Riviera di Ponente from the Riviera di Levante. The magnificent palaces from the 16th to 18th centuries as well as the medieval cathedral are relics from bygone times and indicate the importance of the port center during that periods. Today the capital of Liguria is mainly characterized by social and cultural differences. Rich and poor, young and old, shopkeepers and the homeless - the social gap in Genoa is huge and creates a lively, exciting city life between splendor and decay.

Riviera di Levante: small town charm and hiking pleasure in Cinque Terre

The Riviera di Levante extends over a total of approx. 120 km. This stretch of coast east of Genoa with the colorful Camogli, the noble Portofino to Sestri Levante stands in stark contrast to the brisk everyday life in the Ligurian capital. The small, picturesque coastal towns enchant with their untouched landscapes and romantic alleys, in which the authentic Italian life, far from the tourist bustle, comes to the fore.

A little further it is no longer quite as calm and contemplative. The gigantic cliff south of the Riviera di Levante, the so-called Cinque Terre, attracts visitors from all parts of the world from April to October. At lofty heights above the sea, the 9 km long old hiking trail meanders through shady forests and vineyards and connects the five picturesque villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. In addition to the architectural charm of the colorful houses and winding streets, hikers can experience a breathtaking panoramic view of the sea bays, stony rocks and the entire diversity of plants in the Mediterranean.

Triora: mystical mountain village in the Ligurian Alps

If you want to escape the crowds in the Cinque Terre in the summer months and are instead looking for a quiet hiking route, a mountain tour in the Ligurian Alps is recommended - e.g. in Triora. The ancient mountain village is located 800 m above the Argentina Valley in the hinterland of San Remo. With its barren slopes, dark forests and waterfalls, the village has a lot to offer in terms of landscape and at the same time takes on almost mystical features. Its unofficial designation among the locals as the “place of witches” is therefore no coincidence. During your hiking tour you can enjoy peace, relaxation and solitude on deserted paths - the best way to escape the hectic everyday life.

Where the sea encounter culture