The “Ponente ligure” bike path of the coastal park is one of the longest in the Mediterranean area: it has a total length of 20 km. The route is fully accessible by the pedestrians and cyclists in both directions.
The bike path was built on the former coastal route of the Italian State Railways between Ospedaletti and San Lorenzo al mare, of the Genoa-Ventimiglia route, a route disused in 2001 and relocated on the uphill side. The route was redeveloped by Area24, a government-owned corporation. The first parts of the path was finished in 2008.
The track is mainly soft and flat, it goes through small villages and coasts the peculiar Mediterranean coastline, a charming landscapes, previously inaccessible. From the path, that frequently is close to the sea, you can easily access to cliffs and beaches. In the passed villages, mainly tourist, there are bike rentals, snack bars, restaurants and places for overnight stay.
We introduce the track splitted in five routes, each one accompanied by touristic information and description of the path, the available services, the access points, parking spaces and the other shared structures. In each route it is also showed some suggestions about tourist destinations easily accessible from the paths.
*Actually the path is not entirely completed, but most of the route is open. The condition of the works will be regularly published here.