After the success of 2017, we are super excited for 2018, we will be kicking off in April for our Finale Ligure MTB 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.
- 15/04/2018 - 27/05/2018 For Spring
- 09/09/2018 -04/11/2018 For Autumn
We are now offering week-long mountain bike holidays to this epic destination. The price is £679 per person and this is an all-inclusive package.
- Accommodation in our stunning villa located only metres from the beach and town square of Finale Ligure.
- Return airport transfers To/From Nice airport with bike carriage.
- Amazing, locally sourced food, served 5 nights of the week alongside continental breakfast on 6 mornings.
- 5 full days of uplifts and guided riding on the best MTB trails in Finale Ligure.
- Crisp, clean, white linen, towels and toiletries along with beach towels.
- Experienced, professional and knowledgeable hosts.
- Onsite mechanic, bike wash down station with Peaty's products and works area with Park Tool stand, brushes, tools and pump.
All this for £679 per person per week. Our staff are so passionate about riding bikes and crafting that mountain bike holiday of a lifetime that they are on hand to help with any questions you might have. Our guides are the best, and we mean the best, they know this area of the Italian Riviera better than anyone and have built many of the Enduro World Series trails and know exactly where to take you on these epic MTB holidays in Finale Ligure.
The trails in Finale Ligure are stunning
After a good 12 months of searching in 2016 we have secured one of the best Mountain Bike villas in Finale Ligure located only metres from the beach and the centre of town. The Villa is a grand traditional Italian townhouse with amazing character spread out across 3 levels with a stunning rooftop terrace for eating and socialising, as well as a huge rear courtyard for cleaning, tinkering and fixing up your bikes.
The classic Italian riviera villa
The Villa has 5 bedrooms split over the middle floor. Two bedrooms share an ensuite and some enjoy sea views with balconies, the others look up to the hills behind the villa and provide a glimpse of the epic mountain bike trails hidden in those Ligurian hills. The rooms are a mix of double, twin, triple and one quad. Our Finale Ligure mountain biking accommodation has been renovated in some areas and there is a great mix of old Italian architecture and modern fixtures that provides a great place to stay whilst on this epic mountain bike holiday.
Food is one of the most important elements of these holidays, we use local seasonal produce, as fresh as it can be. Our Chefs are highly trained with years of experience and produce some incredible food. See our sample menu below
- Cereals, fruit salad, yoghurt, cheese, ham and pastries + a choice of poached or scrambled eggs, coffee, tea and juice
- Salt cod and prawn risotto with asparagus, peas and lemon, side green salad with lemon dressing
- Pear and almond tart with whipped mascarpone
- Roast pork belly, agrodolce peppers, salsa verde and garlic potatoes, side steamed broccoli
The Villa is well equipped with an internal bike store and all the tools, stands and bike pumps you would need for general repairs whilst out riding with us. There is also a Karcher jet wash and free Peaty's products for all clients to use at the Villa as Finale Ligure can be quite hard on the bikes and it’s good to keep them in check. It’s a long way back to the beach with a mechanical. Yes beach!
We also have an in-house mechanic on site who has years of experience behind him and also know how to ride a bike. Feel free to ask for any help with repairs and servicing etc. This is not a free service but it's very cheap, we have to feed him sometimes.
The mountain bike trails out in Finale Ligure are amazing in every sense of the word and you really have to ride them for yourself to believe what's out here. They range from smooth, fast and flowy to savagely rocky, tight and technical, there really is something for everyone. It’s no wonder they hold the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure. Trails such as Rollercoaster provide endless smooth, flowy berms that continue until you can't hold on anymore. Then you have Mini Champery and we all know what that means, full on downhill, steep and technical. You will need to be competent on UK red and black trails for sure. If you are not then we can arrange a coach for you to allow the group to continue riding.
Our guides from Ride On Noli have been building and riding the Finale Ligure mountain biking trails for years and know exactly where to take you based on ability and weather conditions so you will have the best time on these trails. The trails range from anything between four minutes to one hour in length depending on the area you are riding, including Enduro and Downhill styles of riding. The shorter trails are normally sessioned in the morning or afternoon and the long descents before lunch and again before that well earned evening beer.
For the uplift, the guys at Ride On Noli have 2 VW T5’s so you are travelling in style, Depending on the group size, we have many options for transport the uplifts and trails we ride. There is a proper bike trailer so no bashing about in the back of a van or box trailer. It’s a professional set up these guys run and that’s why we work with them for our Finale Ligure mountain bike holidays. You’re in safe hands.
During your Finale Ligure mountain biking holiday, there will be 5 full days of uplifting, starting at 8:30/9 each morning and finishing around 17:30 each evening. The single track trails out here are so good you don't want to stop riding, but trust us you need a midweek day off to chill on the beach, explore the Italian Riviera or take a few pedal ups to the town tracks which can be accessed by a 20 minute pedal from the villa. There is a reason the MTB guide Paolo’s nickname is the Punisher, he can ride all day like a boss!
The scenery in Finale Ligure is epic
The town area of Finale Ligure also has a lot to offer, from the old town of Finale Borgo and it’s cobbled streets with hidden shops and restaurants to the bar lined plaza square area with its lively nightlife and beachfront restaurants. The Sea food and pasta dishes in Finale are amazing with fresh fish being landed daily. San Pedros is our favourite bar with great service and cool, crisp beers each night.
The Beach is another huge pull to Finale Ligure. With Mediterranean temperatures it’s warm enough to swim all year round and when the sun’s out, the beach is full of people basking on it. There is also some great surf in Finale Ligure in the winter months so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Regarding transfers for our Finale Ligure MTB holidays, we will collect you from Nice airport on the Sunday. We will try and combine collecting everyone as a group from the airport if possible so it’s best to book the holiday then the flights once we have spoken with all the potential guests.
Flights You can fly into Nice from many UK airports including all London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester with BA or Easyjet. Note that BA offer FREE bikes carriage!
The Finale Ligure MTB holiday package is designed for competent riders, available to individuals and groups alike. They are designed to provide you with everything you need for your weeks mountain biking in Finale Ligure. So book those flights, bring some cash ad let us take cafe of the rest.
What's included in your MTB holiday in Finale Ligure
- Beachfront Accommodation
- Return airport transfers
- 5 days Uplift with guide and driver
- Secure bike storage
- Mechanic on site and hire bikes
- 5 evening meals and 6 continental breakfast
The Villa will also have free Peaty's Products products for everyone to use. Spare parts including pads, tyres, tubes etc are available for purchase. We also have work stands and a Karcher jet wash. Make sure you bring money for some beer, wine, food and bike parts! Your trunks, Speedo’s are not allowed!
What we can help with -
- Bike hire (Alpine 6's) and local shops with a great discount
- Trail and guiding advice
- Mechanical issues
To book please complete the form in full below
NB: Finale Ligure is a technical and challenging area to ride your bike and you are expected to have a high level of skill and ability on a mountain bike. Most terrain you will ride compares to Red and Black runs with rocks, roots, occasional drops and gaps. The terrain changes very quickly in Finale Ligure. We recommend full face helmets, knee pads and any other protection you wish. All clients are required to have a pack with pump, tube, multi-tool, and any specific items for your bike that you predict could become an issue, for example pivot bolts or mech hangers are highly recommended.
NB: 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.
NB: Rain can stop play in Finale Ligure. 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 open the possibility to ride other areas such as Varazze or San Remo dependent on availability of their shuttle service and weather conditions there.
£200 per person deposit is required to secure your place on the rider's week. The full balance is due 8 weeks before your arrival in Finale Ligure. Guests can arrive from 15:00 on your start day and must depart by 10:00 on your departure day. We look forward to welcoming you to Finale Ligure and showing you some of the amazing trails and riding that this fantastic MTB destination has to offers.