The mountain bike guide will welcome you at La Spezia Centrale train station. He will give you the mountain bikes and during a short briefing some instructions about the tour. First you will be riding on the car road to Portovenere enjoying great views of the gulf. Then you will start a climb on an abandoned military road up to the small village of Campiglia. From here, you can see the Gulf of Poets on one side and the sea of the Cinque Terre on the other side.
Alessandra – a young lady who owns a little bar – will offer you a tasty light lunch of typical Ligurian snacks: focaccia, vegetable cakes, cheese, etc.
After the break, the tour continues for about one hour. First you will head to Volastra in the middle of the Cinque Terre National Park. Here you can rest for a while, take pictures of the wonderful vineyards and the great views. In the end, you will ride on the car road down to Manarola where the tour ends and you can catch the train in all directions.
Total height difference: about 800 m.
Length of the tour: about 35 km.
Price includes: tour with expert mountain bike guide, rental of the mountain bike including repair kit, helmet and light lunch.
You should bring: camera, water, sunglasses, sport shoes, comfortable clothing.
To participate in this program, a good fitness level is necessary.