Hotel Monte Rosa,
a sea of exciting activities
The Hotel Monte Rosa staff will be able to advise you on the best of the many activities available in Chiavari, Liguria and the Gulf of Tigullio
Outdoor activities in Chiavari
Some of the main outdoor activities in Liguria and Tigullio can be done from the comfort of Hotel Monte Rosa, without even moving the car: hiking, sports, cycling and e-bike tours, beaches, sea, fun and much more.
Some of the activities in Chiavari recommended by Hotel Monte Rosa
Chiavari is not only a city of sea and beaches, but like all the towns of the Ligurian Riviera, it is also a city of forests, cultivated areas and green hills. It is precisely thanks to its characteristic landscapes that it is possible to discover it through hiking trails in its immediate hinterland along the so-called ʺcreuzeʺ (creuza in the singular): a Ligurian dialect term for ancient communication routes, narrow lanes or mule tracks that cross the hills. Whether or not you are a hiking enthusiast, Chiavari offers a wide variety of breath-taking landscapes to discover, often by simply looking just beyond the walls of houses.
Clear water, sunsets over the coast, the smell of the sea breeze and freshly baked focaccia in the morning... Chiavari is all this and much more. Along the spacious promenade there are numerous beaches of small pebbles, both free and equipped, where one can sunbathe in peace and quiet and swim in crystal-clear water. Chiavari's beaches are also narrow and protected by breakwater cliffs that mitigate the erosive action of the sea. They have repeatedly been awarded the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) Blue Flag, an award given to seaside resorts that respect the environment and guarantee clean beaches and sea, as well as offering numerous services.
The Municipality of Chiavari has always valorised Ligurian maritime traditions in synergy with local cultural, tourist and sports associations. Moreover, thanks to its mild climate, green areas, sea promenade, and both flat and hilly terrain, Chiavari offers the possibility of practising various types of sport: for hiking enthusiasts there is no shortage of characteristic paths that lead from the sea to the hills, but there are also many routes that can be travelled on mountain bikes. Last but not least, all the sports that can be practised in the water. There are a total of 67 Chiavari Sports Associations representing many disciplines. It is therefore possible to choose from a variety of sports in the different seasons.
Going out cycling is one of the best ways to experience nature and enjoy the wonderful landscape around Chiavari. Whether on the seaside promenade or along the cycle path, the itinerary is very picturesque, the landscapes are enchanting, and there are lovely towns to visit. In fact, it is possible to reach the main areas of the Ligurian Riviera as they are only a few kilometres from the centre of Chiavari: Santa Margherita, Camogli, Portofino, but also Sestri Levante and the marvellous Cinque Terre.
Sport practised during your 'seaside' stay is the ideal way to enjoy the outdoors, dedicating a moment of your day to yourself and your body. Chiavari, thanks to the conformation of its territory and the presence of numerous beaches, presents many possibilities for activities at sea for a sports-focused vacation, of fun and adrenaline as boat tours, fishing charters and tours, long swims in the 'pools' sheltered by the cliffs, boat, kayak and canoe rentals, underwater tours and much more. The main destinations for a kayak trip in the Marine Protected Area are Camogli, San Fruttuoso, Paraggi and Portofino. . The coast is also worth a paddle towards the coast of Sestri Levante. In addition to the normal kayak, canoes and inflatable SUPs are also excellent solutions: you can paddle in one direction from one railway station to another, then deflate the canoe and return comfortably by train.