Luxury villas for sale in Liguria, a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts
Sailing, kayaking, trekking, and mountain biking – exploring Liguria by land and seas
The Ligurian Coast is a renowned stretch of coastline in north-western Italy which, thanks to its Blue-Flag-award waters, attracts beach goers from all over. The lay of the land makes this Italian region a true paradise for enthusiasts of outdoor sports and activities. Living in a luxury villa in Liguria – such as the ones listed by Broker Immobiliare Exclusive Real Estate – means having the chance to fully enjoy the region’s sea-land combination.
This prestigious maritime area is famous in the tourism industry thanks to crystal-clear waters, rocky and sandy beaches, hospitality facilities, and bathing establishments. However, as well as being the ideal destinations for those seeking relaxation on the beach, it also is ideal for enthusiasts of outdoor sports and activities. The lay of the land, with beaches, hills, and mountains in close proximity, makes for a true paradise for sportsmen.
Baia di Paraggi, Baia dell’Olivetta, and Vitrale (the latter also known as Punta Giasso) are not far from one another and located on Portofino’s promontory. They are renowned locations for snorkelers and divers thanks to the transparent waters of Mar Ligure, one of Italy’s cleanest seas. Diving into Mar Ligure, you can see several kinds of sea flora and fauna thanks to different habitats, such as rocky and sandy seabeds, as well as a large expanse of Posidonia, a sea plant which is very important to the ecosystem due to it oxygen output.
Exploring Liguria by sea is ideal for owners of pleasure boats. As the coast is dotted with tourist ports, Liguria is a must-see destination for those who enjoy sailing towards the horizon with their sailboat. Portovenere, Camogli, Varazze, Bocca di Magra, and Cinque Terre, among other renowned locations, are all reachable by sailing. For those who enjoy being active, kayaking is a great way to explore the coast from up close while exercising. Thanks to wetsuits and thermal undershirts, sportsmen can also go kayaking in winter.
For those who prefer mountains as a backdrop to their outdoor exercise, one of the most interesting ways to explore Liguria is by trekking along Liguria’s several paths. The elevations nearest the coast have unparalleled views right over the sea. The Alta Via del Golfo path, also known is Sentiero dei Poeti, is definitely one of the most beautiful ones. In runs from Portovenere to Bocca di Magra, passing through terraced vineyards, panoramic spots, and towns, as well as through the protected areas of Parco Naturale Montemarcello Magra, Parco Nazionale della Cinque Terre, and Parco Naturale di Porto Venere. This 44-km path is walkable in a few days, if you choose to walk the entire length.
Mountain biking enthusiasts also have a plethora of tracks to choose from to practice their sport, the longest being the Alpi Marittime track. It is 2000 km long with 60 itineraries, sorted in 4 levels of difficulty running through woods, past rock walls, across prairies, and passing by breathtaking views. There also are dirt tracks for families, as well as single tracks for experts. The Riviera dei Fiori’s mild weather makes these itineraries bikeable in each season.
With professional assistance from Broker Immobiliare Exclusive Real Estate’s Team, buying a luxury villa in Liguria means having the chance to live in a territory whose lay of the land makes it enjoyable year-round.