We have to put a notice that riding in Finale Ligure and its surroundings is not easy. For a rider to enjoy their time on the trails here you need to have at least an intermediate level. You need to be able to choose a line, be comfortable with natural rock and uneven terrain.
What is a shuttle day like?
Shuttles run from 9.00am to 5.00pm. That can be anything from 5-10 rides in a day depending on the choice of trails and the group’s ability. Groups are 5-9 riders with one guide. You need to bring lunch or €10-15/day for the lunch stops where a biker’s menu is often offered. A full face helmet and knee pads are mandatory.
What is a pedaled day tours like?
Pedaled day tours are circa 6 hours with lunch stop to rest and refuel. Either we stop for lunch in one of the picturesque restaurants in the valleys or we can stop for a quick panini at a bar. Generally we do 3-4 ups/day depending on the group, which makes 1000-1600m up in a day, being 3-400m up in one strap. Uphills are on Tarmac, dirt road and trail.
What should I bring?
A rear-hanger, a couple of spokes(both brand specific and can save a holiday!), thin rain/wind jacket, knee pads, sun screen, equipped backback for easy repairs, camelpac/hydrapac or similar,
Is there a bike shop in Finale Ligure?/Can I rent a bike in Finale Ligure?
There are a couple of bike shops but it is useful that you bring specific parts/tools for your bike.
We always recommend our guest to bring their own bikes. However there are a few bikes available to rent in the local bike shops, please contact us for further information.
Do I need a sports insurance?
It is your responsibility to make sure you have the appropriate insurance for your activities during your stay with us. Mountain biking is a high-risk activity practiced at your own risk!
What’s the weather like?
Finale Ligure has Mediterranean climate with spring and autumn generally dry with shorter rainy spells and around 10-20 C. The summers are dry and warm 25-30 C. November to February the temperatures are around 5-15 C but less stable, it can be dry with fantastic biking conditions but we can also get a lot of rain during longer periods in the winter. www.ilmeteo.it