Liguria, Italy

Cycling + Villa Tour

Skill Level: Intermediate – mixed gravel and low-traffic paved

May 19 – 25, 2024
    • Private Villa
    • Cinque Terra
    • Mediterranean Ocean
    • Mountains and Sea

    6 nights at private villa / All inclusive
    $5,495 per person, double occupancy

    2023 PRE-SEASON SALE $4,795

    Small Group Sizes

    Full-Time Van Support

    Fabulous Lodging

    eBikes for All

    Photo Workshops

    Small Group Sizes

    Full-Time Van Support

    Fabulous Lodging

    eBikes for All

    Photo Workshops

    Spectacular Liguria. Liguria, a mesmerizing coastal region in northwestern Italy, beckons travelers with its enchanting blend of azure waters, rugged cliffs, and colorful villages. The renowned Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stands proudly with its five charming fishing villages perched along the rugged coastline, offering stunning vistas and hiking trails that wind through terraced vineyards and olive groves. The elegant town of Portofino, with its pastel-colored buildings and exclusive boutiques, exudes a glamorous charm, while Genoa, the region’s capital, boasts a rich maritime history reflected in its grand palaces, bustling piazzas, and the historic Old Harbor. Liguria’s delectable cuisine, renowned for its fresh seafood and fragrant pesto, tantalizes the taste buds, and its sun-kissed beaches and vibrant seaside promenades provide ample opportunities for relaxation and leisure.

    Cycling, hiking, exploring, and more. Each day will present us with so many opportunities that it will be difficult to choose how much we’ll want to pack in. We’ll start most days by cycling in the hills and mountains that rise so spectacularly from the blue Mediterranean, or by joining other travelers hiking trails to the five enchanting towns known as the Cinque Terra. Or maybe we’ll do both. From our base in the mountains, the opportunites for exploration in all directions are boundless.

    Our beauitful private villa will provide the perfect base for our adventures, and for necessary recharge after we happily pack in a bit more activity each day than we should. With its captivating mix of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and culinary delights, Liguria offers a sensory feast that lingers long after the journey’s end.

     

    Exploring Liguria

    So much more than just the famed Cinque Terra. While the Cinque Terre is undeniably a highlight of Liguria, this stunning Italian region offers a diverse tapestry of experiences that extend far beyond its famed coastal gems. Liguria’s enchanting landscape encompasses more than just the colorful cliffside villages; it embraces a rich cultural heritage and a dynamic mix of historical, artistic, and natural attractions. Genoa, the region’s bustling capital, boasts an illustrious maritime history reflected in its grand palazzos, ancient cathedrals, and bustling piazzas, inviting visitors to delve into its rich past. The charming town of Portofino, known for its exclusive boutiques and picturesque harbor, exudes an aura of refined elegance. The region’s inland treasures, such as the medieval town of Sarzana and the picturesque town of Dolceacqua, nestled in the Nervia Valley, offer glimpses into a more tranquil, traditional Italian lifestyle. Liguria’s gastronomic delights, from its renowned pesto to its fresh seafood delicacies, tantalize the taste buds, while its scenic hiking trails and lush national parks, such as the Portofino Regional Park and the Cinque Terre National Park, invite nature enthusiasts to explore its breathtaking natural beauty. Liguria presents a multifaceted journey, weaving together history, art, nature, and culinary experiences that beckon travelers to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of this captivating Italian region.

    A Cycling Wonderland

    Cycling Liguria. Cycling through Liguria’s mountain country offers an exhilarating and immersive experience, allowing cyclists to discover the region’s breathtaking natural beauty and diverse landscapes firsthand. The undulating terrain sets the stage for both stunning panoramic views of the Ligurian coastline and the lush inland scenery. The region’s network of well-maintained cycling routes and trails, including the renowned Ligurian Mountain Bike Route, cater to cyclists of all skill levels. As cyclists traverse the undulating terrain, they encounter picturesque medieval villages, ancient olive groves, and terraced vineyards, each contributing to the region’s timeless charm. The peaceful serenity of Liguria’s mountain country, coupled with the invigorating scent of pine forests and the gentle hum of wildlife, creates an immersive experience that fosters a deep connection with the natural surroundings.

    A Very Private Villa

    A villa of our own. We’ll stay in a faboulous villa in the Ligurian hills above the famed seaside town of Portofina and the Cinque Terrain a magnificent manor house surrounded by forests and olive groves. Luxuriously furnished bedrooms with private baths provide personal space, while expansive indoor and outdoor common areas invite the group to assemble and share experiences. We’ll enjoy meals prepared in our gourmet kitchen, and we’ll lounge by our private pool or take walks through the gardens. Our home for this week will ground us and and nourish us and bring us closer to the rich environment that those lucky enough to live here treasure. For one lucky week in Liguria, we’ll call this villa home.

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