Bike Path "Riviera dei Fiori"
The Bike Path on the so called “Riviera dei Fiori” (originally also called “Coastal Park of Western Liguria”) is one of the longest in Europe, total length 24 km, with a path accessible by pedestrians and cyclists in both directions.
The path basically leads along the old railway system of the Genoa-Ventimiglia line that was shut down in 2001 and moved inland to run a two-track system. The works for the bike path started in 2008 and were finished by 2014.
The path is completely paved, equipped with horizontal and vertical signs, surveillance and distress system. The railway tunnels have been restaurated and equipped with lighting. There are two lanes for bikes that run side by side and one lane for pedestrians. In some open spaces panoramic rest areas were created, while some stations and old buildings have been converted into eateries.
The bike path can be accesd in several spots, usually about every 400 meters, with the possibility to use parking spaces. You can also find the “gazebo rentals” here that will allow you to rent a bike by the hour, half or full day at very affordable rates.
A unique track of its kind, in some places really brings you into contact with the sea and passes through areas that once were inaccessible because of the railway line that literally seperated the sea and the land (source: www.pistaciclabile.com )