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Alassio is highly valued by its guests for the summer but is also the ideal city to enjoy year-round sports: sailing, golf (18-hole golf course in Garlenda), tennis, biking, cycling, windsurfing, scuba diving, horseback riding , trail riding, paragliding, water skiing.

Pines, olive groves and magnificent flowering broom will accompany you on your walks into the countryside of lush Mediterranean vegetation. Here are some useful information to organize your sporting break:
trails for biking and hiking tours
Hanbury Tennis Club
Golf Club Garlenda

Passion/Nature

Diving

The seabed, sometimes down to 2,000 meters deep , is one Liguria's natural beauty. Mainly rocky, it offers an incomparable sight for lovers of sunken ships. There is a diverse ecosystem of plants and fish of various kinds .

Moreover, there is, southeast
of the island in 50 meters depth, two
notable Roman ships, full of antique
oil and wine amphorae
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In the Bay of Alassio is the Gallinara Island, a marine nature reserve of the Ligurian Sea, with a typical mediterranean flora and fauna, herring gulls and cormorants nest. Around the island, at a depth of 10 to 20 meters, it is possible to find remarkable views of the underwater world.

Also, southeast of the island, in 50 meters depth, two notable Roman ships, containing ancient oil and wine amphorae . This Mediterranean area is located in the international "Sanctuary of Whales": there are a significant concentration of whales, who find a particularly good food supply .

Sailing

Discover the joy of seafaring , you will be enchanted by the colors of the sea and the salty sea air, and by the innumerable impressions that you will gain with such an experience . The sailing clubs along the coast organize summer and winter sailing courses and well-known national and international events. The sailings club of Alassio , founded in 1925, organized every spring international events like the Volvo Cup and international offshore races . In addition, sailing courses for adults and children are offered on competitive level



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The Volvo Cup, every year is a must in Alassio

Whale Watching

Seeing dolphins and whales in their natural habitat is an unforgettable experience and emotion-laden. The Ligurian Sea is one of the ideal homes of these marine mammals. This area contains many marine species. In collaboration with the Aquarium of Genoa and its biologists there are field trips organized for observing and exploring the Ligurian "Sanctuary of Whales"



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The duration of the excursions varies between 4 and 9 hours, depending on the starting point. The ideal observation period is between March and October. The starting points are Alassio, Andora, Arenzano, Genoa, Imperia, Savona and Varazze .



Dolphins and whales up close in their natural habitat is a memorable and emotive experience .

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