Liguria Sports & Outdoors

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Liguria Sports & Outdoors

  • soccer

    Genoa Sports & Outdoors

    Here in Genova we really like football (soccer for Americans!), and here in Genova some English gentlemen founded the first Italian football team, CFC Genoa 1893. Genoa 1893, or simply "Genoa" won 9 Italian leagues before WWII, then a long period with no wins started, and still now Genoa is in 2nd division, trying to get back to the old glory days,...

  • Take a Hike!

    Manarola Sports & Outdoors

    The highlight of a trip to the Cinque Terre is a hike between the 5 villages. The distance from Riomaggiore to Monterosso al Mare is 12kms, and a lot of the trail is steep and rocky. The walk from Riomaggiore to Manarola is the easiest. It is paved all the way, and the hardest part is probably the flight of stairs from the station at Riomaggiore...

  • sailing

    Genoa Sports & Outdoors

    if you want to try to sail on an America Cup boat addressto the Sail academy, they've got 3 AC class boat ready to sail. everytime you're at sea a wetsuit id suggested, but they can provide one for you.

  • Sports and Leisure in Liguria

    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...

  • Liguria-based hiking group

    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...

  • alta via dei monti liguri

    an incredible path... all the liguria on the top of the mountains your normal hiking stuff, considered ligurian climate is mild to hot during the summer

  • Swimming in polluted waters

    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...

  • Scuba Diving!

    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...

  • Paragliding in Monterosso al mare

    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. There will be places, where you may rent the equipment or simply bring your own.The...

  • Hiking in Cinque terre

    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 €uro for the day-ticket .When you see the sign like on my picture, the ticket-control is just...

  • Sailing in Liguria and beyond

    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...

  • climbing down the stream

    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 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.

  • sailing

    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 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...

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