Finale Ligure

The Mecca of Mountain Biking

Ideally located on the quaint Italian Riviera, you will find Finale Ligure, the home of the Enduro World Series. A buzzing town, right by the sea which has grown into a must visit mountain bike destination by mountain bike enthusiasts. It is no surprise that mountain bike riders from across the globe pilgrimage here. The area boasts some of the world's best mountain bike trails as well as the most stunning mountain biking scenery with the Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop. It is also the home to the infamous focaccia bread and Pesto alla Genovese, a delicacies we often indulge in. 

Finale Ligure have some very known "must ride" classics that we love riding but what's even better are all the secret spots tucked away in the slightly quieter areas. Our local guides will take you in the 4x4 Landrover Defender beyond the valleys closest to Finale Ligure, to explore the hidden trails loved by the local riders. 

Finale Ligure offers fantastic variety of trails for all different levels, ranging from perfectly shaped bike park style runs, technical rock sections to long smooth single trails with rolling features.

Ready to hit the trails? Click here for all trip details including dates & prices.

Speed demons riding fast through one of the best trails in Finale Ligure

Spirit of Adventure

Home to one of the world's most famous explorer, Christoffer Columbus, this region thrives on adventure. With easy access to world-class enduro trails as well as excellent pizza, pasta and coffee, there is no surprise that so many mountain bikers from all around meet up in this unique corner of the world.

Best mountain bike holiday in Italy

Secret trails

With the local knowledge of some of Finale's best riders and mountain bike guides we will show you what Finale Ligure is all about. Head out in backcountry and discover the hidden trails, off the beaten track and away from all the crowds. We hear there is even a secret 4x4 espresso bar in the forest.

Bike and beach holiday in Italy

Bike & Beach

Riding on perfectly shaped single tracks with the ocean as a backdrop is an extraordinary feeling. Combining that with the ability to ride all the way down to the beach to enjoy an ice-cold beer, a gelato or why not a glass of prosecco is hard to match. The good thing is... in Finale Ligure, you often end the day like this.

Trip Details

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mountain bike tours

Our standard trips are 4 nights and 3 full days of riding (see itinerary). We always try to cater to the needs of our guests so if you have any special requests just let us know.

March to November

4 Nights (Wed - Sun)

Price / Person*

€ 1,195

Included

  • 3 days of riding with a local and professional mountain bike guide.
  • Small groups with a maximum of 6 riders + guide(s).
  • 3 full days of 4x4 shuttle accessed backcountry mountain biking.
  • Exclusive access to some of Finale Ligure's best (hidden) trails.
  • 4 nights of accommodation in Hotel San Pietro Palace (double occupancy).
  • Breakfast every morning.
  • Lunch on all mountain biking days.
  • Return airport transfer (Nice - Finale Ligure).
  • A LeRipp team member to support you onsite.

Optional

  • Mountain bike rental (enduro mtb).
  • Single occupancy.
  • Room upgrade (balcony and sea view).
  • Half-board at the Hotel.
  • Bike mechanic.
  • Professional photographer capturing your ride.
  • Additional mountain biking on departure day.

*Please note that the price above is based on a full group of 6 riders.
**Please note that most optional items need to be pre-booked and are subject to availability and additional cost.

Electric mountain bike tours

Our standard trips are 4 nights and 3 full days of riding (see itinerary). We always try to cater to the needs of our guests so if you have any special requests just let us know.

March to November

4 Nights (Wed - Sun)

Price / Person*

€ 1,195

Included

  • 3 full days of riding with a local and professional mountain bike guide.
  • Small groups with a maximum of 6 riders + guide(s).
  • 4x4 shuttle assisted backcountry mountain biking.
  • Exclusive access to some of Finale Ligure's best (hidden) trails.
  • 4 nights of accommodation in Hotel San Pietro Palace (double occupancy).
  • Breakfast every morning.
  • Lunch on all mountain biking days.
  • Return airport transfer (Nice - Finale Ligure).
  • A LeRipp team member to support you onsite.

Optional

  • Mountain bike rental (enduro or e-bike).
  • Single occupancy.
  • Room upgrade (balcony and sea view).
  • Half-board at the Hotel.
  • Bike mechanic.
  • Professional photographer capturing your ride.
  • Additional mountain biking on departure day.

*Please note that most optional items need to be pre-booked and are subject to availability and additional cost.

Base Elevation

Sea Level

Longest Ride

6,5 km and 700m vertical

Season

March - November

Nearest Airport

Nice (France) or Genova (Italy)

Type of Terrain

Backcountry forest & rocky alpine

Type of Biking

Enduro / Downhill / Backcountry / E-MTB

Best Local Beverage

Spuma Bionda

Local SIghts

Finalborgo (the old town)

Hotel San Pietro Palace in Finale Ligure is perfectly situated right by the sea, only a few steps away from the main plaza. The building dates back to the 17th Century and has recently been transformed into, what we believe, the ultimate bike hotel. With each of our rooms overlooking the ocean and a secure dedicated bike room, it is not unusual to be excited to return back to the hotel after a long day of riding.

Wednesday

Arrive at the airport and be greeted by one of our representatives who will drive you to our hotel in Finale Ligure. Get set-up and check that all your gear is in order and ready for your next three days of riding.

Thursday - Saturday

Three full days of Jeep assisted mountain biking with access to Finale Ligure's secret backcountry trails. We start the trip with a few warm-up laps of the classics, such as The Rollercoaster, Kill Bill and X-Men trail. Once we are all familiar with our bikes we will head into the backcountry to explore Finale Ligure's hidden trails and local favourites.

Let's be honest, Italy has great mountain biking but the food is almost as important. We will stop for lunch at different local favourites to enjoy the best local cuisine. Each day is ends with an apres-bike drink somewhere in the bustling centre of Finale Ligure , by the beach or maybe in the charming old town, Finale Borgo.

Sunday

Normally a relaxed morning with breakfast followed by a morning swim for those who want to before we finish the trip transfer back to the airport. Should you have an evening flight or arrive by your own car, there is a possibility to add one additional day of biking before heading back home in the afternoon/evening.

Gallery

Apparently a picture says more than a 1,000 words so why don't sit back and enjoy our favourite photos from our mountain bike tours in Finale Ligure.

How good do i need to be?

Skill & Fitness Level

Finale Ligure offers biking for all kinds of levels but we recommend that you are at least an intermediate to advanced rider to enjoy all the secret trails we plan to show you.

Skill

Intermediate

You have ridden a enduro and/or downhill mountain bike at least 10 times and master root sections and rock gardens as long as it's not too steep. You still handle the steeper trails while they are not too technical.

Fitness

The Happy Amateur

You can pedal your bike uphill at least 30 minutes per day and climb 150m during several consecutive days. Downhill you can ride 1500 vertical meters per day before the notorious cramp makes an entrance. You exercise on average at least once per week.

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