2-day experience to discover new trails in the Ligurian mountains.
A few miles from Finale Ligure (the famous MTB destination) there are very fun enduro trails: there are fewer tourists here, and you can visit medieval villages and admire the surrounding castles.
Day one – December 31st: from Balestrino to Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena and back.
- 22 Km.
- Difficulty: Blue/Moderate single track. There are some non mandatory Red parts.
- Ascent: 2460feet(750m).
First day with warm-up ascent on a paved road starting from Balestrino Village. Then climb on the western side of Rocca Pian de Prati 820m. Descent on the “Parpage“ trail: single-track, easy jumps, curves and rocks until you reach the magnificent castle!
The poem about the Castle of Rocca Barbena, by the Swedish singer-songwriter Björn Afzelius.
“Guarda che manto di stelle,
Senti, le carezze del vento!
è notte , è notte in Liguria!
Vieni, dormiamo all’aperto!
Il vecchio Castello di Rocca Barbena
è là ad aspettare il nostro risveglio.
nessuno saprà mai, le cose che ha visto
Il vecchio Castello di Rocca Barbena“.
Day two – January 1st: from Balestrino to Bric. Schenasso and back.
January 1st: day in the mountains that reaches the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri. Enchanting landscapes and descent on single track in a wilder context than the first day. Suitable place to shoot with your GoPro!
- 45 Km.
- Difficulty: Blue/Moderate Single Track.
- Ascent: 3280 feet (1000 m).
Bike usage: 90%; Bicycle type: mountain bikes, enduro bike, e-mtb;
Mandatory Equipment: protective mask, gloves, sanitizer, helmet, backpack, sports clothes (k-way, insulated jacket), gloves, glasses, anti-puncture kit. Snacks + water bottle.
Packed lunch or lunch at restaurant.
Meeting point: Balestrino in front of Vin e Pignatte Restaurant. Maximum number of participants: 7.
Price: 88€. TELEPHONE CONTACT: +39 338 8515213.