Finale Ligure, if you haven't heard of it where have you been!? From the coffee which always delivers to the gelato that never fails, the fresh pasta and hand made wood fired pizzas, the aperitivo with that well earned beer and the beaming smiles on the locals eager to share their Ligurian hospitality, all surrounded by some of the best enduro riding you'll ever do? Finale Ligure is the mountain bike holiday destination. Did we mention it's by the sea?
From our first holiday on the Italian Riviera and the resort of Finale Ligure, which we can now call our second home, we were addicted. The moment you peel off the highway and start winding down the road into the town, the rest of the world becomes irrelevant. Finale is no quiet back water, it's a busy town, but there is an ease and convenience to your day that make you want for less, a simple scoop of gelato and afew turns in the hills and you'll be grinning from ear to ear.
See what our Finale Ligure Mountain Bike holidays are all about!
What really kept us coming back for mountain bike holidays in Finale Ligure was the variation of trails they have down here. We have never seen anything like it anywhere else in the world. You have every type of singletrack terrain from sharp, jagged rocks to smooth winding forest descents with everything in between. The locals have been building trails down here for over 30 years now and the MTB trail network that Finale Ligure boasts is vast!
The pedigree of the singletrack trails in Finale Ligure is backed up by the fact that the Enduro World Series has ended their season here more years than not. The final round of the series has morphed into the pseudo Enduro World Champs as the Trophy of Nations. The athletes love coming here, though they are often challenged by the sheer variety of the terrain and style of track offered up by the organisers, it's always a fun event, standing on that podium in the main square is awesome.
One of the main attraction to mountain biking in Finale Ligure is also the weather with the Mediterranean only a stone's throw away, the riding conditions are good all year round. The locals only seem to stop riding in July/August as it really does get too hot. Other than that, they are open for business all year. The trails are constantly evolving, with several groups of trail builders constantly moving around the hills to keep things fresh and in good shape. We are stoked to consistently support these actions through our paid membership to Finale Outdoor Resort
The sea is never far away on your Finale Ligure mtb tour
The trails out in Finale Ligure offer a challenge for ever ability of mountain biker. Finale is separated into sveral riding zones that all differ in dirt, rock, trail speed, length and technicality. Our mission is to find the most fun and efficient way to explore these zones using our shuttle vans and some pedal power, while monitoring the vibe and energy level of the group to keep the stoke high. We guide, we also use a mix of local professionals and qualified riders we've known and ridden with for years. The relationship between the client and the guide is crucial to us, they are your mountain host, your teacher your friend and our safety net and we never take the trust shown by you for granted.
Finale Ligure has every kind of trail you can throw at an enduro bike, it ain't no bike park, few berms and jumps exist. There are 5 - 8 minute flat out trails at the Nato Base, always popular, the short and sweet janky gems in Ivoland, the famous Roller Coaster and super tech twins of Madonna Della Guardia and Cacciatore. The adventure of exploring Pietra Ligure and Mallare with their totally different flow and variety. The epic long descents are the jewels in the crown of Finale Ligure, Isallo Ecstacy, Crestino and Ingenere are perennial favourites and never fail to make even the most subdued of riders giggle like little kids at Christmas.
Finale Ligure is also not just about amazing mountain biking, it also has an incredible cultural experiences that make this a true holiday. Finalborgo is old Roman settlement that hides away some amazing restaurants and great bars, stopping for a drink or dinner here is a must. In Finale Ligure, the town square is where all the mountain bikers gather at the end of the day. From 5pm the bars start to fill up with riders and the beers start flowing. The bars all provide table service and their own aperitivo snacks that stave off the hunger, surrounded by produce providers and farmer markets with a view of the sea, it's the bustling hub of the town. Oddone Bici is where you will usually find us in the evening, a bike shop and bar, it's a home from home.
The square is in the centre of the new town and lined with bars, cafes, shops and restaurants that are open all day and night creating a great little buzz and holiday feeling. There really is something for everyone down in Finale Ligure and we have not even mentioned the beach yet...
Book that mountain bike holiday of a lifetime in Finale Ligure here
We hope that the above information has convinced you to book that holiday of a lifetime in Finale Ligure, full of culture, adventure, local cuisine and epic mountain biking. See below a link to book our holiday package and if you have any questions please just ask.