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A sea of ​​activities … discovering the sea

If you have decided to spend your holidays in Liguria this year, we have good news for you. For the summer 2019 there are many excursions planned to live the sea one hundred percent, addressed to children, teenagers and dynamic adults and adventure lovers, but not only. The Pro Loco of Bergeggi has planned a calendar full of exciting activities, a truly unique mix of sport, nature and fun.  

 

Snorkeling, canoeing and sailing in Bergeggi

The island of Bergeggi, which faces the homonymous seaside town, is a beautiful nature reserve – established in 1985 – which hosts a varied marine and terrestrial flora, and which hides treasures of historical and archaeological value such as sea caves. The IAT (Tourist Reception Information) of Bergeggi wanted to organize for this summer activities designed to discover this wonderful corner of Liguria, between nature, history and culture. Let’s see what the proposed initiatives are.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling is a sport in all respects, no doubt suitable for the more adventurous and curious, which allows you to admire the seabed armed with a mask, snorkel and fins. To this end, three different routes have been planned.

Snorkeling around the island

This is a guided tour lasting about two hours. The departure is scheduled from the port of Vado Ligure by boat, to then stop near the islet for the actual snorkeling. The actual time spent in the water is about an hour.
The excursion is scheduled every Wednesday afternoon at 2.30pm.

Snorkeling at the cliffs and the sea cave

This tour also lasts about two hours but unlike the previous one, we start swimming directly from the beach: the cliffs and the sea cave will be reached in a short time.
This activity was planned for every Thursday and Saturday morning at 10am.

Snorkeling at the sea tower cliffs

Also, in this case we start swimming from the beach and stay away for two hours.
Every Wednesday morning at 10 you can leave for this little adventure.

 

Useful information

The cost per person is 10 € for excursions that include swimming from the beach – cliffs and sea cave and sea tower cliffs – while € 28 is the price for the island that uses a boat. The times are those indicated for the months of July and August.

We remind you that if you are interested you must book by calling +39 019 859777 or by sending an email to the Pro Loco of Bergeggi at the following address: iat@prolocobergeggi.it.

You can also organize personalized excursions if you are a group of 7 or 8 people. Obviously, it is mandatory to know how to swim and carry an identity document. Children under the age of 8 cannot participate. Furthermore, an adult can accompany a child to the maximum. If you need it you will be provided with the necessary equipment but it is advisable to bring your own if you have it. 

Canoe trips

This activity allows you to paddle in the crystal-clear sea of ​​Bergeggi, between the rocks of Punta Predani and the cliffs of Maiolo, passing through the sea caves of the promontory. It will then be possible to dive in to cool off after the fatigue. These excursions are addressed not only to the most avid sportsmen, but also to those who are approaching this activity for the first time; it is enough to know how to swim, even if the life jacket is provided.

Each trip lasts about two and a half hours and you will always be accompanied by an environmental hiking guide who will give you the basics of learning to paddle and ride the canoe; it will also provide interesting information on coastal flora and fauna.

You can book for this excursion by calling the number indicated above or by going directly to the IAT office. In July only one trip will be made, every day, in the morning at 9.30am or in the afternoon at 3.30pm. In August both excursions will be scheduled, in the morning and in the afternoon, depending on the requests.

The cost of participation is € 20 per person.

Sit or top canoes for one or two people will be provided with paddles. All participants are obviously required to know how to swim. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. There are showers and changing rooms at the end of the excursion.

 

Sailing excursions

Finally, sailing trips will be organized to enjoy the sea and the beautiful landscape in complete relaxation. This last initiative is addressed to the laziest, who are not very familiar with sport.

You can choose between a half-day excursion on a sailboat at a cost of € 40 per person, or a full day for € 70. The departure is scheduled from Finale Ligure every Tuesday and Thursday. For more detailed information on timetables, see the category of outdoor activities on the Bergeggi IAT website.

Also, in this case the reservation is required, and it is necessary to possess swimming skills; it is also recommended to wear sunscreen and slippers. Anything you can’t take with you on the boat will be left in a locked locker room.

 

Book your beach holiday now

Does the idea of a swim in the sea, among fish and cliffs, excite you? Or a relaxing sailboat trip? If you have already decided to participate but have not yet booked your stay, no problem. Our Hotel & Residence Ai Pozzi Village in Loano is the ideal place to spend your vacation, whether you are a couple or a family with children. We offer exclusive services including outdoor activities, a partner beach and a wellness spa. Furthermore, we are at about 30 km from Bergeggi – for snorkeling and canoeing – and just 10 km from Finale Ligure where sailing trips start.

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