Sports and outdoor activities

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Sports and outdoor activities

Sports enthusiasts can choose from a broad spectrum of possibilities for an active day in the Riviera.
The sea, the rocks, the trails, the streams and the sky itself offer excellent opportunities for outdoor activities in Portofino Coast any time of the year.
Beautiful walks by the sea or along hikings trails offer unforgettable scenery, while diving to explore the depths of the Ligurian Sea or horseback riding along inland trails are exciting alternatives.
Furthermore, it is possible to practice Golf, Sailing, Go-Kart, Paragliding, Hang-gliding, and recreational activities to do in equipped areas like adventure parks in the hinterland.
Also the Boating is an important activity for this area, with many Tourist Harbors along the coast.


The coastal resorts offer wonderful possibilities for sailing in one of the world’s most spectacular natural settings. Sailing Schools:
Camogli: Lega Navale Italiana – Ph. +39. 0185.771 472
Chiavari: Lega Navale Italiana - Ph. +39. 0185.301 769
Rapallo: Lega Navale Italiana - Ph. +39. 0185.55 253
Santa Margherita Ligure: Lega Navale Italiana - Ph. +39. 0185.284 797
Sestri Levante: Lega Navale Italiana - Ph. +39. 0185.44 810

Team Sailing customized programs


It is possible to play Golf in Rapallo, in the wonderful Golf & Tennis Club Rapallo, founded in 1931.
Other golf courses in the surroundings:
Arenzano Golf Club
St. Anna Cogoleto Golf Club

Personalized Golf programs for individuals, groups and incentives


The crystal clear waters and the amazing underwater scenery of Portofino Coast make it a paradise for diving enthusiasts.
A number of Diving Centers located in the area are authorized to dive also in the Portofino Marine Reserve.

Personalized diving programs for individuals or incentive groups

Beach Sports

Beach volley, beach soccer, fitness, water-aerobics and other activities are organized in local bathing establishments during summer.

Kayak and canoe

Kayak lovers can try some amusing itineraries along the numerous streams in the hinterland valleys. It is also possible to practice canoe in the seaside localities, discovering some beautiful spots of Portofino Coast, or playing exciting matches of canoe polo.

Personalized canoe programs for individuals and incentive groups


Coastal areas offer deep-water fishing while the streams of the hinterland are ideal for fresh-water fishing.
Fishing tours by boat along Portofino Coast are also available for individuals and small groups.

Trekking Itineraries

Many interesting itineraries are available along the mountain trails of Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, Mount Portofino and Aveto Natural Parks, while other paths lead hikers along the coast or inland.

Portofino Park | Aveto Park | Alta Via dei Monti Liguri

Cycling and Mountain bike

Mountain bike and cycling holidays lovers can find many trails and road itineraries with different ranges of difficulty. In the hinterland there are many off road trails for Mountain Bike and other disciplines like cross-country, downhill or freeride.

Cycling holidays:
Mountain Bike: -

Horseback Riding

Riding can be practiced at the Rapallo Horse Club and in the riding stables in Rivarola di Carasco, in the inland of Chiavari.
Horseback riding is also possible along some hinterland trails.

Rapallo Horse Club | Carasco Riding Stables

Winter Sports

Santo Stefano d'Aveto, lying at 1.200 meters of altitude in the hinterland of Portofino Coast, is a winter sports resort where it is possible to practice either cross-country or alpine skiing.
The ski area of Mount Maggiorasca and Mount Bue has two chair lifts, one ski lift and a “snowpark” for beginners.
A 2,5 km racetrack and more than 30 km itineraries in the area are at disposal of cross-country lovers.

Ski lifts:
Ski School: