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    Sports and Leisure in Liguria

    by Odiseya Updated Sep 30, 2014

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    Sports and Leisure in Liguria began and end with some walking and/or hiking. Thanks to good whether conditions there are plenty of possibility for outdoor activity all year long. If you planning to visit Cinque Terre NP especially prepare for serous walking and hiking even if you don't time or energy to try its hiking trails.

    For example, even is not hard to walk around small villages in Liguria coastline note that many of them is build in steep cliff make it hard to have choice how you can move there. When I was in Vernazza I climb up to the Doria castle. I find it like very nice experience but not without difficulty. It is some of less challenging hiking dare.

    Liguria coastal waters and beaches are great playground for many water sport and beach activity. You can choose and some of their offer from high-speed power-boating to serene sailing. Or you can just be lazing and enjoy on the beaches. I notice many signs with various offers of local services that you can choose.

    Equipment: It is always good to wear adequate clothing in accordance with the weather conditions and the planning of activities and good shoes for walking. it does not hurt to take and the swimsuit. Cique Tere card in obligatory for Five lands hiking paths.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Budget Travel

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    Liguria-based hiking group

    by vidlothian Updated Oct 19, 2011

    If you stumble upon Liguria and fancy joining a hiking group, we (that is, some expats and I) founded one last autumn. Needless to say, it's free. Hike locations can span from Savona to Portovenere/Sarzana and may vary in difficulty and length, but they're generally easy and don't go beyond 5 hours.
    If you're interested, you may find us by pointing your browser to http://liguriah.wordpress.com/about

    hiking sign, between Moneglia and Deiva Marina
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    Swimming in polluted waters

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    There are plenty of rocks that make it almost impossible to take a bath - and bathing is also forbidden by law because of the pollution of the water.

    But nobody seem to care a lot and they have small places - like here on the pic in Nervi - where you may at least take a sunbath and have changing cabins.

    In the background you see the coastline leading towards the Cinque terre and in the Middle of the pic the Rosary.

    You may click here for a map of Nervi :
    www.multimap.com - Nervi

    Equipment: Changing-cabins are found all over the coast, as nobody seem to care a lot about the polluted sea along the Ligurian coast

    Nervi - east of Genua
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    Scuba Diving!

    by diver-x Updated Jun 26, 2006

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    We did not realize that scuba diving was a very popular activity around Cinque Terre. Not only that, but the water around the Cinque Terre is a marine sanctuary! We picked up several brochures from local dive operators. But it being October, it was off-season and nobody was actually diving. Apparently they think it is too cold (that and the water was very choppy). Funny, if the water was that warm at home, we'd be underwater in a second! Saw lots of local underwater photos and it looks like great diving. I definitely want to go back during high season to check it out!

    Cold waves crashing into jetty = no diving!
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    • Diving and Snorkeling

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    Paragliding in Monterosso al mare

    by globetrott Written Nov 7, 2004

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    Paragliding is possible only in Monterosso al Mare, because there you have the combination of steep mountains and a great sandy beach for a smooth landing, while all the other villages in the Cinque terre have the terraces of the vinyards and plenty of rocks only.

    Equipment: There will be places, where you may rent the equipment or simply bring your own.
    The places to start are mostly up in the mountains, at the places where cars could park easily.

    Paragliding in Monterosso al Mare
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    Hiking in Cinque terre

    by globetrott Written Nov 6, 2004

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    The hiking-path between the 5 villages is part of the " Cinque Terre National Park " and you have to pay an entrance-fee, when you want to go that path.
    Only the part of the path going through the villages is free of charge, for the rest they charge you 3,5 ÔéČuro for the day-ticket .
    When you see the sign like on my picture, the ticket-control is just about 100 meters ahead.

    This fee will be included already in your train-day-ticket for 5terre !

    NO DOGS ALLOWED on the path !!

    Equipment: Good hiking-shoes are essential and the hike is not advisable for elderly people, as the pavement is not always as easy and smooth like on my picture.

    the hiking-path in Cinque terre
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    Sailing in Liguria and beyond

    by globetrott Updated Nov 5, 2004

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    I may highly recommend to stroll through the Marina of any village along the Ligurian coast.

    You will see a big number of unique sailing-yachts, like the Katamaran on my picture - big enough for my dream to sail around the world one day...
    Obviously the Marinas are open to all visitors, as nobody chased me away.

    Genua, Chiavari and Lavagna were the marinas where I spent a lot of time just walking aound and searching for great yachts and sailing-boats.

    Equipment: When you intend to go sailing in Italy - it will be the best to contact Paolo (VT-member utttz) - he has all the informations and is passionate and active sailor himself.

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    • Sailing and Boating

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    climbing down the stream

    by utttz Written Jan 30, 2003

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    it's quite simple... you chose a small stream and you climb it downstream, lerca river is great, you spend most of the time in a really narrow and deep canion

    Equipment: the same you use to climb up a mountain with the "only" difference you spend most of your time in the water, so a scuba suit will be useful if it's not a really hot day.

    in the '80....

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    sailing

    by utttz Updated Jan 14, 2003

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    it's quite easy to find a "rent a boat" facility in liguria... My preferred one is in Sestri Levante, open all the summer. une of the instructor, the fabolous bonelli able to speak genoese, english and chinese

    Equipment: at tigullio sails you can only rent small boats, and they have all the equipment you need... if you want to buy something, apelodacqua, in the harbour of chiavari is the place!

    big jim - being onboard, the pic is not mine

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    alta via dei monti liguri

    by utttz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    an incredible path... all the liguria on the top of the mountains

    Equipment: your normal hiking stuff, considered ligurian climate is mild to hot during the summer

    pics from www.parks.it

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