MTB Week crossing the Italian Riviera

MTB Week crossing the Italian Riviera

The San Remo MTB Week Package is the perfect occasion to discover the wonderful landscapes of the Maritime Alps, a place unique in the world where, within a few kilometers, you can move from the beaches of the Ligurian Sea up to mountain peaks of two thousand meters in altitude.

vacanze in bici - riviera di ponente

With our guides, experts in mountain bikes, you’ll embark on the discovery of the valleys and the mountains that frame the Flower Riviera, enjoying the landscapes and the surrounding natural beauty, visiting thousand year old medieval villages and tasting the typical products of the Ligurian cuisine.

After the first day of orientation to evaluate the level of training of the participants, the itineraries proposed in the program will be adapted according to the potentialities of the group. The level of each stage will be indicated in the brochure of each excursion.

Sample Program

Sunday – Arrival

Arrival in the afternoon with accommodation at the Nyala Suite Hotel. Free dinner.  After dinner we suggest a peaceful night walk along the illuminated streets of the city or, alternatively, you can try your luck at the green tables of the Casino. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.

Monday – Cycle track and Cipressa Cross

One of the most panoramic cycle tracks of Italy, the only major route that offers a constant view of the Ligurian Sea. The track in question is located on the railway lines’ abutment, recently moved towards the mountain, and it also includes some long tunnels (illuminated). Many rest stops along the route. The climb towards Cipressa through paths in cross-country style are clearly marked and sign-posted. Sea and mountain views and local architectural features (church of Cipressa, the village of Lingueglietta) can be seen along the way. Second part of the route is almost entirely unpaved.

Meeting point: Lungomare delle Nazioni (in front of the old railway station) at 9:00, return scheduled for 16:00
Technical difficulty: medium-easy
Physical difficulty:  easy

Tuesday – Mount Merlo

A visit to the old chestnut tree with a monument dedicated to the Nobel Prize winner Giulio Natta. A climb long the Argentine Valley up to the junction for Vignai, where you can encounter some vestiges of the aqueduct. The aqueduct represents an important historic installation, designed in 1883 by the Eng. Cav. Giovanni Marsaglia and inaugurated after two years, extended and renovated several times since over the years. Descent through firebreak paths and trails towards Oxentina. Return to Taggia (notable for the artistic value and extent of its historic center).

Meeting point: The covered market of Taggia (end of the Arma – Taggia road) at 9:00, return in the afternoon.
Lunch: lunch bag
Technical difficulty: medium- high
Physical difficulty: high

Wednesday  – Excursion to Monte Carlo

A break from your beloved bike and a free day for leisure.
For all those who wish, we offer the opportunity to visit the famous Principality of Monaco.
Outward trip by train, visit and lunch at the “Rocca”, with the possibility to visit the Prince’s Palace and the Oceanographic Museum. In the afternoon a walk around Port Hercules, the square, the gardens of the Casino and the promenade of Princess Grace, to arrive at the path overlooking the sea that leads to Cap Martin. Return with the means of transport from Mentone.

Thursday  - Mount Bignone

A journey of discovery of the ruins of the cableway that has fallen into disuse, and of the highest peak located in the commune of San Remo (1299 m.). Inside the urban park San Romolo of Mount Bignone you can encounter various species of flora, which range from typical Mediterranean scrub to Scots pines and beech trees. The descent winds along trails that should be attempted with great care and attention. Return directly to hotel.

Meeting point: Prato di San Romolo at 10:00 by shuttle, return scheduled for 15:00.
Technical difficulty: very high (protection recommended)
Physical difficulty: high

Friday  – Mount Faudo

Along the Imperia side winds the first part of the climb, on asphalt up to the church of St. Brigida, then onwards by dirt road. You have the possibility to reach the summit where on clear days you can admire a breathtaking view (1149 m.). A visit to the “Casone dei Partigiani”. Descent in All-Mountain style on single track or on dirt roads.

Meeting point: Sferisterio Piani (IM) at 10:00, return in the afternoon
Lunch: lunch bag
Technical difficulty: high (protection recommended)
Physical difficulty: high

Saturday  - Mount Nero

Of architectural interest as it represents the crossroads of centers like Sasso, the Principality of Seborga and the historic center of Bordighera Alta. We suggest a visit to the Blancardi establishment of biodynamic wines. The magnificent views along the sandy fire break trails are equally impressive;  you can catch beautiful glimpses of the panoramic sea views while surrounded by low vegetation. Conclusion with Cape Sant’Ampelio and the famous church.

Meeting point: Bordighera Alta at the long square Corso F. Rossi at 10:00, return in the afternoon
Lunch: lunch bag
Technical difficulty: medium
Physical difficulty: medium

Sunday - Departure

After a hearty breakfast, the morning is at your disposal to visit the wonders of San Remo, the old port, the magnificent gardens of Villa Ormonde and Villa Zirio, the famous Villa Nobel and the luxurious streets of the city. Departure for the place of origin.

 

Our package includes:

  • Accommodation at the Nyala Bike Hotel in double room*
  • Formula Half board Plus: Breakfast with reinforcement of carbohydrates, Packed lunch, Afternoon snack, Dinner, beverages included
  • Accompaniment in mountain bike for all the proposed bike excursions
  • Administrative costs

* In case you are travelling alone, you can choose between paying the single supplement or sharing the room with another participant.

The offer does not include:

  • Round trip, transfer to the places indicated in the program, except where otherwise specified, and everything not included in “Our offer includes”.
  • Lunches and dinners must be chosen according to the daily menu or the tasting menu proposed by the chef. Beverages and  à la carte items must be paid on site, except where otherwise indicated.

More info:

  • Possibility to rent protection equipment and required helmets on site upon request
  • Possibility to rent bikes on request
  • At your disposal on site agreements with doctors, physiotherapists, mechanics for bikes, etc…

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