The Biking & Trails
Here on the Italian Riviera we are blessed with a climate that allows us to ride all year long and some of the most diverse trails in Europe.
The trails vary from technical natural singletrack to fast and fun flowing trails hidden away in the mountains of the Argentina Valley where Rivierabike is based. Here you will find over 40 natural trails (over 390km and some 40,000m vert), of which ‘Dirt mag’ has called “the best trails in Europe”, all accessible by our shuttle buses. Imagine your favourite trail in the UK, then pump it full of steroids and multiply it by ten, and you're getting somewhere close to what we have on offer here.
The trails are ample and varied enough to satisfy all levels of rider whether you are a seasoned downhiller or someone who wants to improve their skills and confidence.
Group sizes are normally between 6 – 7 with a guide. Smaller groups help to minimise the impact on the trails and the local environment and improve your riding enjoyment. We can however cater for larger groups with 2 guides, which allows us to easily manage and if needed split the group whilst out on the trail.
Higher up the valley towards the French border we have incredible All Mountain trails starting from as high as 2300m and dropping to the valley floor at 300m or even the sea!! Trails can take as much as 3 hours to descend such as from Mt Saccarello (Liguria’s highest point) to Molini which is nearly 27km of singletrack and 2000m vert of descending. Or maybe you want to experience the open rocky trails of Val Roya and Bevera in Provence (France).
We also take the shuttle buses to the coastal areas of Diano Marina and Alassio. Here the locals have spent time building trails which are more open, flatter and faster with fantastic views above the sandy beaches of the Italian Riviera. Spend all day flying down pristine singletrack and finish with an ice cream on the beach under the palm trees.
San Remo needs no introduction, as it is the destination of choice for the professional teams for their winter training and testing with us. Here you can ride the Word Cup downhill courses, and the other equally demanding runs and with excellent access with the shuttle bus you can squeeze in up to 8 runs in a day, finishing it off with an urban downhill stint through the old town of San Remo with enough time to enjoy a cold beer along the harbour.
The Shuttle Uplift
Rivierabike appreciate that you don't want to waste your valuable week's holiday slogging up endless mountain asphalt roads. That's why we minimise on the climbs and use the shuttle buses, of course when we hit the fire roads we will climb from here…or if you choose our shuttle and descend week our 4x4 bus will take you up even higher! We aim to provide more shuttle uplifts than anyone in Europe outside of the ski resort season.
Shuttle times of about 10 – 20 minutes, which offer from 30 minutes to 2 hours’ worth of pure descending for each run. Your bikes will be shuttled on the original Burtech designed, no expense spared trailers. These unique and specific bike trailers allow you to mount and secure your pride and joy within 15 seconds without any contact with the frame or paintwork. The bikes are connected and fastened by the handlebars and tyres.
Yet another article on the fantastic riding here in Molini and Liguria
Mega's now available for hire/test
The reviews just keep coming....
"Definately the best free-riding holiday I have ever been on! Long technical descents, superb scenery and our hosts, Jo and Ady made our stay a real pleasure with their knowledge of the trails and rapid...read more"
Rick Killner (Surrey, UK)