What to do in Alassio: sport and leisure time

If you’re looking for sports, then Alassio is the ideal city: sailing, golf (in the Garlenda 18 hole Golf Club), tennis, cycling, windsurfing, canoeing, horse riding (five jockey clubs in the surroundings), jogging, paragliding, swimming and  in the back country, many  easily walkable paths allow tourists to enjoy the landscapes of our Riviera di Ponente.

Paragliding

Paragliding flying over the sea.
The simplicity of controls, the possibility of using extremely
safe sails and the magic of flying dream make this sport one of most fascinating nowadays.

This is absolutely the lightest mean which permit the man to fly, the simplest never invented. It has been arousing interest and the fantasy of the lying dream since the beginning.

Small dimensions, practicality, easiness to learn of driving at the beginning: everything to make paragliding funny and at anybody’s grasp, opening incredible possibilities to other air sports diffusion.

Tennis

Hanbury Tennis Club Alassio

Founded in 1923.
It has 7 illuminated courts one of which is covered, it’s in a beautiful environmental secular park of 12000 sq.mt.
Large stand. It has a covered panoramic veranda overlooking the courts also bar, tea-room, restaurant and “Pro-shop”.
Large private car-park. Many International Tournees and events are organized.
Summer courses with Federal Coaches.It’s situated in an ample green oasis where silence prevails even if it’s only a few minutes from the railway station, the centre and the beach.

Golf

It is situated in Lerrone Valley , one of most suggestive and characteristic of Liguria hinterland, surrounded by ancient olive trees and pines. From highest holes you can have a wonderful panorama, that ranges over from the coast to Maritime Alps. The 18 holes opened in 1965 and were designed by Morrison and Harris. They look like a part of natural environment, without alter natural setting in any way. Moreover, in last years there have been changes to improve technical characteristics. The green is 6.085 mt long and has got a par of 72. Represents a challenge for best players but is a nice exercise for everybody. The Golf Club has always improved its technical level and players can practise all year long.

Bike

Landscape, sun, mild climate and tourist structures are the perfect combination tourism & sport which are getting more and more attractive for all Europe bike fans.

Sailing

In Riviera Ligure delle Palme you can discover the pleasure to sailing, to find most hidden bays and uncontaminated sea waters. In fact, practically in every seaside centres there is a sailing school or a club where it is possible to rent every kind of boat or craft for few hours or one entire day. The yacht clubs spread on the coast organize every year stages and promotions of world sport events, like numerous championships that put under pressure the skippers in very hard regattas. Relax and competitiveness, refreshing swims and real dives: all within everybody’s grasp. To wander away for a few hours from wonderful Riviera beaches to plough Liguria sea, taken by the wind and our own compass.

Excursions

Excursions (personalized, at an extra charge):

  • The “Isola Gallinara” (Gallinara Island) and the Bay by boat (in the summer months)
  • Whale Watching (in the summer months)
  • Guided visits to Green-houses, canteens and olive-presses (including tasting and buying of typical local produce)
  • Coach trips to the French Riviera, San Remo, Genova and the Acquarium, the Caves of Toirano…
  • Visit to discover the picturesque villages in the countryside.
  • Trips on the nice characteristic little train (trips around the city, little harbour,little church at Santa Croce).
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