Monte Gazzo Outdoor - guided e-bike excursions

Monte Gazzo Outdoor stemmed from a meeting between people who love the great outdoors. The aim was to increase appreciation of Monte Gazzo and the surrounding areas and to take hikers and cycle tourists on a journey to explore and learn about the woods and valleys outside the city while acquainting them with and helping them to appreciate local culinary specialities.

Starting in June, visitors will be able to take guided e-bike tours in Genova Sestri Ponente on the upper slopes of Monte Gazzo.

A fun ride, suitable for everyone, along Monte Gazzo’s marvellous trails, with an expert guide to accompany you during the excursion by choosing the most appropriate trail for everyone’s needs.

A. BELLA VISTA TOUR

A tour of Monte Gazzo’s trails, recommended for experiencing the typical areas of Mediterranean scrubland and the views associated with it. Suitable for riders with adequate off-road riding skills. The tour includes an official, academy-approved guide and concludes with an aperitif.

Tour departs: 9am

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: €50

Difficulty level: medium

Approx. distance: 15 km

Minimum/maximum number of riders: 4 - 8

Meet-up points: Azzari, Via G. Puccini 45 (for riders who need to hire a bike)

Via Superiore Gazzo 27, Monte Gazzo Outdoor (for riders with their own bike)

B. MONTE GAZZO TOUR

A tour to discover the valleys that surround Monte Gazzo, consisting of downhill sections of medium to high difficulty and climbs either on tarmac or on mule tracks (for fitter riders). The tour includes an official, academy-recognised guide and bike hire and concludes with an aperitif.

Tour departs: 8.30am

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

Cost: €55

Difficulty level: medium/high

Approx. distance: 25 km

Minimum/maximum number of riders: 3-6

Meet-up points: Azzari, via G. Puccini 45 (for riders who need to hire a bike)

Via Superiore Gazzo 27, Monte Gazzo Outdoor (for riders with their own bike)

Riders of non-electric bikes must have a good level of fitness.

C. SEA AND MOUNTAIN TOUR

An all-day tour, taking in the route that stretches as far as the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora della Guardia, with downhill sections along the slopes of Monte Figogna followed by ascents along the picturesque former guidovia or tramway. The tour includes an official, academy-recognised guide, bike hire and lunch.

Tour departs: 9am

Duration: 7 hours

Cost: €100 (with lunch at restaurant), €90 (with packed lunch included)

Difficulty level: medium/high

Approx. distance: 40 km

Minimum/maximum number of riders: 3-6

Meet-up point: Azzari, Via G. Puccini 45 (for riders who need to hire a bike)

Via Superiore Gazzo 27, Monte Gazzo Outdoor (for riders with their own bike)

Riders of non-electric bikes must have a good level of fitness.

D. NIGHT RIDE

The tour includes a night ride with lights along the Monte Gazzo trails and includes an official, academy-recognised guide, bike hire and dinner in a local pizzeria.

Tour departs: at sunset (depending on time of year, to be agreed)

Duration: 2-3 hours

Cost: €60

Difficulty level: medium/high

Approx. distance: 13 km

Minimum number of riders: 4

Meet-up point: Azzari, Via Giacomo Puccini 45 (for riders who need to hire a bike)

Via Superiore Gazzo 27, Monte Gazzo Outdoor (for riders with their own bike)

The meet-up time for each tour is always half an hour before departure, allowing staff to check the condition of the bicycles and protective elements and if necessary to teach the basic notions of how to use and handle electric bikes.

For riders who bring their own traditional or electric-assist mountain bike, the price of the tour package is reduced by €20.

Riders must bring suitable bicycles in good mechanical order and specify the type of bicycle they require when they sign up for the tour.

Helmets and gloves must be worn in all cases, while the use of kneepads and other protective gear is recommended.

Riders without their own bikes can hire a bike before the tour departs but must notify the organisers when they sign up for the tour.

Guides may modify or cancel the tour in the event of sudden adverse weather conditions.

Day tours to popular resorts (for example Varazze, Finale Ligure or Sestri Levante) can be organised upon specific request.

A 30% deposit is required on booking, one week in advance of the tour.

To arrange your tour or for more information, phone +39 0105572903 or e-mail info@visitgenoa.it.

 

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