We've been riding in Finale Ligure since 2013, by no means new comers to the scene but we've scoured the terrain tirelessly on scouting missions, uplifts days and epics into the back country. These videos merely scratch the surface of what you will ride on a Finale Ligure mountain bike holiday.
Check out this selection of some of our favourite Finale Ligure classics over the years and get yourself booked on a mountain bike beach holiday to Finale Ligure.
New Roller Coaster & San Panteleo
A Finale Ligure classic, one of Europes most ridden and loved trails. Roller Coaster is a trail in 3 parts. The top is not featured here, running from Melogno. The middle section where the video starts is New Roller Coaster, this is where the trail gets it's name with it's twisty banked turns. The bottom section, called San Panteleo was given a complete refurb by Ride On Noli and friends, featuring in the EWS in 2020 as a warm up run. It's full of jumps, transfers are turns, blind lips and fade aways, it's fun x 100.
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Recently remodelled by the Finale Ligure build crew, Little Champery takes it's name from the World Cup line in Switzerland, with it's steep tech sections and hairpin corners it's got the feel of a mini version of that legendary trail. Filmed in January. Finale Ligure, like most places is going through a rough time. The Spring season would be in full swing by now, there's many good people down there and around the world waiting patiently, hoping that on the other side of this they can keep doing what they love, businesses born from a passion to share the outdoors.
A trail of Finale Ligure folklore. Legendary. After returning to the wild for many years, logging meant the top half was unrideable, Isallo Extasy re-appeared on the trail scene in 2020, thanks to the dedicated work of local trails builders and the Pietra Ligure maintenance team. Long, windy and fast, it brings a grin to everyone lucky enough to ride it. This run cut a little short from the top due to trees down from a recent storm, it's one of Finale Ligure's finest. Lee Huskinson following Ben Richards in Autumn 2020
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Finale Ligure - Ingegnere - EWS Stage 5
Check out one of the fastest and longest runs in Finale Ligure, Ingegnere. Having played host to round 5 of the Enduro World Series back in 2015 this track has something for everyone. With long sweeping turns into tight flat corners this track requires good cornering skills and with a fast technical rock section as the bottom there is something to test everyone, even the pros. oVER 11km in length this track is an absolute peach and defines what Finale ligure is all about.
Monte Carmo - EWS Stage 1
Monte Carmo peaks at 1200m. Directly behind the towns of Finale Ligure, Pietra Ligure and Loano, it towers above the Mediterranean as the tallest peak in the region. It has long been a walking and climbing destination, inaccessible by vehicle, it's views well worth the steep hike to get there. The trail used for the opening stage of the Enduro World Series begins just under the white cross at the peak, and descends all the way down into the back of Loano, dropping over 1270m and at 6.7kms this is a beast of a trail. This is a real mountain bike trail, there is no one ideal bike or rider to conquer it, it's downhill, it's flat, it's uphill, it's flowy, it's technical, it's fast, it's awkward, it's challenging and it's beautiful.
Finale Ligure - Rollercoaster
One of the fastest and loosest tracks in Finale Ligure, Rollercoaster may be ridden either chilled or Flat out. Phil Atwill chose the latter for this track check. With not too many tight turns Rollercoaster encourages you to carry speed over the rougher rocks and roots that scatter the track. This track is great for Riders of all abilities as the complexity of the track is defined by the speed to you ride it.
Finale Ligure - Madre Natura
One of the fastest trails off the top of the Nato base, Madre Natura has it all, with jumps and big berms going into technical rock sections this is a staff favorite. Although not the longest track in Finale Ligure we think this track could be a favourite for the coming 2018 EWS and beyond due to its fast and technical nature at speed. Watch as our chalet host Ben takes you on a course preview of this awesome enduro trail.
Finale Ligure Track Check - 115
115 is one of three shorter trails directly accessed from the Nato Base. It's sweeping turns flow through the trees at the top, punctuated by some pedally sections, small jumps, and varied line choice. Towards the end, things heat up with a good-sized drop (with a b-line). Don't wear yourself out at the top! PS. No trail builders were harmed in the making of this video.
Finale Ligure Track Check - Roller Coaster into Cacciatore
Roller Coaster is a Finale Ligure classic. Everyone that has ridden here will know it well, though the top section is also a link to four other trails, one of which is Cacciatore (Hunter). Combining this makes one of the longest descents possible in the area.
Finale Ligure Track Check - Rebel Yell
Perhaps one of Finale Ligures most relentlessly demanding trails, this off shoot from Roller Coaster is steep and technical. Tight switch backs, steep chutes and rock gardens make this a bucket list trail for those wanting a challenge.
Finale Ligure Track Check - Kill Bill Two
Accessed from the church of Madonna della Guardia, Kill Bill Two is full of undulating drops, corners and rises, with fast straights and tight trees to navigate. Super fun to ride but requires your wits about you, this not a trail for pulling up into the unknown!
Finale Ligure Track Check - Margot
Part of the trail network in Feglino, this lower Finale Ligure trail is full of tight turns that reward and frustrate in equal measure. Its very well made and no matter how many times you ride it you think you could nail it better the next time! Named after the trail builders dog, it's a go to trail for a quick lap!
Finale Ligure Track check - Crestino
Crestino is Finale Ligure summed up in one trail. Beginning a transfer and small climb from the Nato Base, the first couple of kilometres are quite tame, classic single track, You wouldn't feel out of place in UK or German woodland. After some amazing turns in a natural gully, the trail drops into the fall line for some fast, drifting turns, steep technical corners and a super fun muddy section, by a spring. A short fire road then leads into the lower section which mirrors Ingenere, another Finale classic.
Finale Ligure Track Check - H
Straight from the old helicopter pad at the Nato Base, from which it takes it's name, this is one of the most downhill orientated trails in the area. Built well over a decade ago, it marked the start of Finale Ligure's move to faster, descent driven styles of trail.
Finale Ligure Track Check - La Ruggetta
Located in San Bernadino, the hills directly behind Finale Ligure town, this trail has three variations. They all meet at the same old cave system, with different entrances with varying technical aspects. This is the newest section, cut in for the EWS Challenger event in 2018.
Finale Ligure Track Check - Madonna Della Guardia
Rocky, fast, loose and dangerous. Madonna Della Guardia is an absolute must in Finale Ligure, flat out and not stop from start to finish. The rock garden at the end is not one to get into tired!
Finale Ligure Track Check Super Groppo
A Finale Ligure staple for those willing to go a little bit further. A trail used in the Enduro World Series in 2014, it's long, varied and physical. The effort is rewarded with over 15 minutes of bike riding, and this is not even from the very top of Monte Alpe and the Stra-Groppo section!
Finale Ligure Track Check - Mallare - Black Mamba
Found halfway down the Il Boccion trail to the town of Mallare, black Mamba is a new edition to the trail network for 2019. Full of tight turns and off camber sections, it's challenging but retains great flow. The trail finishes a short way out of Mallare itself, but it's worth the extra pedal into town for the back country espresso.
Finale Ligure Track Check - Neanderthal
The trails in lower Feglino are legendary, with their unique style and terrain they are an essential part of any Finale Ligure tour, featuring on many Enduro World Series races. Neandetrail was last raced in 2014 though the top section was used as part of the Trophy of Nations in 2019, and called Ivoland. Beginning quite flat, with flow hard to find if you're not comfortable on rock, it soon drops into some insane fast turns. Be careful to take the right turn offs in Ivo's forest maze as you'll not want to miss this Finale classic!
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