Guests 14 Guests
Bedrooms 5 Bedrooms
Beds 14 Beds
Bathrooms 3+ Bathrooms
from £699.00 per week

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About Finale Ligure - Riders Week Villa Arcelli in Finale Ligure

Finale Ligure mountain bike holidays, this place really is one of a kind, there is nowhere else quite like it. Finale Ligure on the Italian Riviera is home to thousands of feet of the world's best mountain bike trails starting high up in the mountains behind the town and rolling all the way down to the Mediterranean sea. This is as good as any mountain bike holiday gets.

Our Finale Ligure Mountain bike holidays run from Sunday - Sunday throughout the Spring and Autumn, we close in summer due to the extreme heat and in winter as we like to go skiing! Our beautiful classic Italian villa sleeps 14 people over 5 bedrooms and is located only metres from the beach and Mediterranean sea. 

The trails in Finale Ligure will take your breath away!
The Trails in Finale ligure will take your breath away! 

What's included 

  • Accommodation in our stunning villa located only metres from the beach and town square of Finale Ligure.
  • Return airport transfers with bike carriage* NB FOR AUTUMN 2020 ITALIAN AIRPORTS ONLY, GENOA, MILAN OR TURIN
  • Amazing, locally sourced food, served five nights of the week alongside continental breakfast on six mornings.
  • SWAG BAG with legit goodies from our partners such as Peaty's,VeloForte, OneUp Components and Granite straps. 
  • Five full days of uplifts with professional guide riding the best trails in Finale Ligure. 
  • Bee Kind Toiletries with fresh, crisp cotton linen, towels and beach towels. 
  • Experienced, passionate, professional and knowledgeable staff
  • Onsite mechanic, bike wash down station with Peaty's Products and works area with Park Tool stand, brushes, tools and pump.**

Facilities

Balcony
BBQ
Bike stand
Bike store
Bike wash
Central location
Garden
Parking
Wi-Fi

Booking deposit required

To secure your place on the rider's week A 30% per person, booking deposit is required. Deposits are non refundable and the full balance is due 8 weeks before your arrival in Finale Ligure.

Under the current Covid situation we are happy to offer date swaps free of charge and bookings will be refunded in full or again moved to an alternative date if the FCO advise against travel. The situation is ever changing and we are being as flexible as possible, if you have any concerns please get in touch.

Single supplement room option

If you would like your own room there is a £250 single occupancy supplement possability depending on availability. This is limited to 2 room maximum per week. 

Room arrangements

We try to keep all groups together but sometimes when numbers are odd you might be sharing a room with a member of another party. We will endeavor to keep rooms to the same sex and if this is not possible will only mix the rooms once we have checked with all clients this is ok.

The Program

What is the trip in a nutshell?

Based on 7 nights arriving Sunday and departing the following Sunday in a large villa metres from the beaches of Finale Ligure. The trip is catered 6 mornings and 5 nights. Uplifts and guide are provided for 5 days as are your transfers from and to Nice Airport.

Example riding program

  • Monday - We head straight up the famous Nato Base for 'chairlift laps' touring the upper and lower Feglino trails with your guide and crew. We'll try to pack as many runs in here as we can. The riding here is considered the 'easiest' of Finale's trail network but is still super fast, technical and challenging single track of varying length from 5 - 20 minute runs if completed in one hit.
  • Tuesday - We'll make our way over to the Melogno area with a view to hitting up trails like Roller Coaster and Cacciatore. On the this side of the hill the flow remains but the technicality increases with more rock, longer runs and some steeper sections to get the blood pumping.
  • Wednesday - Adventure! We'll be doing some pedalling today, a couple of big uplifts to get as high as possible, from here depending on group level and experience we'll hit up the trails of Pietra Ligure, hike Monte Carmo or make our way across to Rocche Gianche and Men's DH. Expect to pedal for around an hour.
  • Thursday - A well earned rest day to make the most of Finale town, the beach, or if you want to head up the hill for a blast there are some single uplift companies available.
  • Friday - Friday we aim to ease you back into it with a gentle lap in the morning followed by two monster trails throughout the day, depending on conditions these would be trails such as Fast & Furious or Super Groppo (from the very top of Stra Groppo). There will be some effort required to get to these but they are well worth it! Around half an hours pedalling to each. In between these trails will be some shorter laps dependent on the riding zone we are in.
  • Saturday - Greatest hits. We've been listening all week and now it's back to you guys. What do you want to ride, what do you need to tick off, where do you need that holiday snap. We'll make a plan based on what the group wants to do and blast Finale Ligure together for one more day!

Ability Assessor

Follow our Ability Assessor to see if this holiday is for you

  • Advised bike - 160mm - 180mm aggressive enduro bike
  • Fitness - 3
  • Skills and Technical ability - 3
  • Riding Style - Full Enduro / Freeracer / All Natural / Spirit of Adventure

Track check videos

Please take a look at our Track Check video's here so you can see just how epic this destination is and what to expect

Booking your flights

Please check your flight times with us before you book them to avoid long wait times at the airport, sometimes this is inevitable but we try to minimise it as much as possible with prior information from you. Some flights from Ireland and Scotland have late arrival times so please do check before booking them. 

From experience of late arrival times in resort, after 23h, we strongly advise looking into flights that arrive the day before the Riders Week package starts (Arrive Saturday and check in to the villa on the Sunday) and either transferring to a hotel in Finale Ligure on the Saturday, or using an airport hotel in Nice. Something many clients have done and found it greatly reduced fatigue and stress of getting yourself together for 9h uplifts on the Monday morning after a late arrival.

Tourist tax

There is a €5 per person per week Tourist tax which has been introduced from 2019, this will be collected at the end of your stay in cash and is paid directly to the local council town hall. 

Check in / Check Out

Check in at the Riders Weeks Properties is from 15h.

Check out is at 10h.

If you arrive earlier than 15h, we'll be there ready to welcome you in with a beer and show you about. You can get your bikes built up and use any common space. However facilities such as your room, the jacuzzi and showers may not be ready until 15h. We only ask you bear with staff and the cleaning team while they get the place tip top as guests are departing.

If you are leaving resort later than 10h, you are still welcome to stay in the chalet and use common spaces, you can store your bike bag and go riding if there is enough time before you leave. We only ask that you understand the team will be trying to get the property ship shape for incoming clients, so please try and keep mess to a minimum and belongings tidy.

Rain can stop play in Finale Ligure - Important FAQ

This is an eventuality we can not control, the decision not to shuttle is that of Finale Outdoor Resort. We will always move our rest day to compensate in the first instance. Further days cancelled in Finale Ligure mean we will do our very best to ride other zones nearby, though they are often subject to the same rules and conditions we are in Finale Ligure.

This decision is taken for the safety of the public riding, safety of the roads and can be taken due to the rapid degradation of the trail network.

We cannot ignore severe weather warnings and though we will do everything we can to ride, in the event of a severe weather alert, any guide riding with clients will have no insurance in the event of any accident. With the added risk of access by emergency services being limited in extreme weather we must put client safety first. (The woods are vast, dense and hard to get to in certain points, having relied on helicopters to evacuate riders in the past we have know from what could have been, not to take unnecessary risks).

Any change in resort is dependent on the availability of their shuttle service and weather conditions there.

FAQ

Can I change the arrival and departure dates?

The departure and arrival dates can be flexible, but the price will remain fixed and there will be an extra cost from transfers applied to different arrival dates, the down day, scheduled on a Thursday will not change. For shorter stays contact us on [email protected] and we can look at building you a package.

Can i travel to a different airport?

Transfers can be arranged from Genoa airport subject to availability. Milan & Turin are not possible.

What is the cost without transfers as i want to make my own way to Finale Ligure?

If transfers are not required the total cost of the trip is reduced by £45 per person.

Can i get uplifts if I arrive earlier enough on the Sunday? Or if I arrive the day before? Or on my departure day? Or on the down day?

Yes, though we would need to arrange them for you and there would be an additional fee of €60 per person.

What are the options at dinner?

It will be a set menu each evening with amazing locally sourced food, there is no dinner served on Thursday or Friday evening.

I have a dietary requirement or choice?

Most dietary requests can be catered for, though please advise us on booking. Please contact us before booking if you have a medical dietary necessity to ensure your needs can be met.

What do you do for lunch?

When uplifting we stop at various Osteria's and Trattoria's around the area, it varies from day to day. The food is always delicious and homemade, often served by some great personalities! We stop for around 1 hour for lunch, it is usually an anti pasti, followed by a main course, dessert and coffee and costs €10 - €15 each time.

Is there anything like a bar, shop or bike shop where the accommodation is?

Yes, you are less than 5 minutes walk from central Finale Ligure. There are shops, banks and restaurants metres from our front door.

How many trails will we ride each day?

Depending on the length of the trails and long it takes to get to them between 5 and 10 roughly.

How hard are the trails we will be riding?

There are no easy top to bottom trails in Finale Ligure, they all present their challenges but they are all amazingly fun. If you are comfortable riding technical red runs in your local bike park you should be ok. Read more in our Ability Assessor.

What is the ability of other people on the trip? Will i be with slower or faster riders?

This varies. We try our best to advise clients on booking to follow our ability assessor and let us know where they think they will be at on Finale Ligure's trails. If they do this we are able to advise which week will best suit them depending on who else has booked. If you are concerned about being too slow or fast for a group please talk to us. We strongly advise to be realistic in your ability, for your own safety and confidence.

Is there any pushing or pedalling?

Yes, but not too much. Around 100m - 250m vertical each day maximum. Some days will be less.

Recommended bike?

We would recommend an aggressive enduro bike for Finale Ligure. It should be well maintained and modern so that parts can be sourced if they break. We suggest a minimum 0f 150mm/140mm travel and DH casing tyres setup tubeless.

You should bring a full face helmet, hydration pack and all the protective equipment you would feel comfortable wearing.

Can i hire a bike?

Yes there is an option to rent directly from us a Transition Patrol or Sentinel, or other hire bike options in the town of Finale Ligure. Check out the links here.

What is the average cost of a beer? An evening out?

A pint of Italian pilsner will set you back between €4.50 and €6 depending on where and when you buy it. Dinner in a decent restaurant will cost you around €8 - €20 per main course.

Will i need insurance?

Absolutely. With the UK's departure from the EU your EH111 card no longer covers medical care. You'll also want insurance against other circumstances such as bike theft, damage or cancellation for personal reasons. We recommend Yellow Jersey. Booking with us gets you a discount code for a 10% off.

These MTB holidays to Finale Ligure have been tailored to make sure you enjoy the best riding, food, culture and everything in between. With lunch at mountain restaurants and evening beers by the sea, it gets better each day. Let MTB Beds take all the hassle out of your next MTB trip. 

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Booking and Availability

To book Autumn 2020 spaces please email [email protected] and we will provide current availability. 

Autumn 2020

Autumn 2020  Availability  Price
06/09/2020 SOLD OUT £699
13/09/2020 SOLD OUT £829
20/09/2020 3 - Special offer £699
27/09/2020 7 £829
04/10/2020 9 £829
11/10/2020 3 £829
18/10/2020 14 - Special offer £729
24/10/2020 2 £829

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