where: Finale ligure, Italy

When: 3rd - 8th October 2018

Length: 5 nights & 4.5 days

How many guests: 

Limited to 6 guests to keep it nice & exclusive.

Basecamp: 

For the first 3 nights, we will be based in the stunning hills behind Finale, in a tiny village called Colle del Melogno, in a beautiful setting overlooking the hills & the sea, situated 16km from Finale center or 25min by car. (Just above the start of rollercaoster trail). Then we head down to experience the hustle & bustle of Finale for the last two nights. This is a great combination of getting a feel for the rural, quiet hinterland & the vibrant "city" in one trip. 

Level 4 - 5:

We have to put a note that riding in Finale Ligure and its surroundings is not easy. For a rider to enjoy their time on the trails here you need to have at least an intermediate level. You need to be able to choose a line, be comfortable with natural rock and uneven terrain, so this specific trip is not suitable for beginners as you need to be comfortable riding steep, loose & rocky terrain. Don't be scared away though, we have a great mixture of trails to keep the stoke levels high and to ease into things. We will be doing a mixture of shuttles & pedaling, but don't be fooled, you still need to be fit & strong to make your way down the mountain. Full face helmets & knee pads are mandatory for this trip (Bring both a full face & open face).

Fitness Level 3 - 5: 

You need to consider yourself an avid mountain biker, who loves to get out there and ride a few times a week, you like to push yourself and is always up for a challenge. A good attitude is way more important than anything else. You need to be able to ride solid back to back days; again, the fitter & stronger you are, the more enjoyable these trips will be for you. Even though this trip is shuttle heavy, we will still be pedaling some.

Beginner intro to Yoga:

Depending on how the day unfolds, we will start off our day with a morning yoga flow / stretch. Don't be frightened off; this is an introduction to yoga & how it can help & benefit your everyday life & also improve your mountain biking - and more biking is always a good thing ;) Please note that on some days we will not be able to practise due to logistics. Also, this is NOT mandatory, join us if you'd like, but also feel free to sleep in if you'd prefer. This is not bootcamp! 

summary: 

Mind blowing never ending riding & trails exploring the mountain biking mecca of Finale. We'll be riding the best of the best that Finale has to offer & more. If you've always wanted to ride in this mountain biking mecca, then this is a great opportunity to explore the trails, the area & ride with a local. The price includes 5 nights of accommodation in total (three nights spent up in the hills in Melogno & the last two nights we'll spend in the heart of Finale to experience this vibrant Italian town. We'll be shredding for 4 full days and 1 half day on arrival day, enjoying 5 breakfasts & 5 delicious dinners and then of course we provide professional guiding by a local ripper & mom, Lou, & myself, shuttles in a 4x4 so we can access some super special trails, a big day out riding the trails of Nava, some stretching & yoga classes (time & space permitting), some on trail skills coaching if requested, some photo's of you shredding snapped by Sven Martin & just an abundance of good times all the time in a stunning part of Italy. Not to mention the obligatory apre's ride Aperol & snacks! 

(Lunches are not included, expect to be spending 10 - 15Euros per lunch per day).

Airport Transfers:

Airport pick up's & drop offs are included in the price.

We will pick up from Nice airport in France. This is approximately a 2h drive from Finale.

You have to arrive in Nice no later than 12.00 in the afternoon.

You have to depart earliest 16.00. We will depart Finale 4h prior to flight departure.

**Please note, we cannot make multiple trips to the airport.

How to Book & Pay: 

This trip is in collaboration with Louise & Alessandro from JustRideFinale, but you need to book & pay through us here on the website. Just click the Buy Now Paypal button below and then shoot us an e-mail when you have done so. (PayPal fee has been included in the cost of the trip).

Click                             to book your Adventure & e-mail: anka@ridehousemartin.com

Click here to buy a Buffalo bicycle for US$147 from World Bicycle Relief  & be part of the change!