Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Liguria is one of Italy's top travel destinations.
Liguria is a natural paradise surrounded by the Alps and the Apennines. Punta Marguareis is the highest mountain in Liguria, about 8,698 feet, followed by Monte Mongioie, 8,626 feet high, Cima del Saline, around 8,567 feet, and Pizzo d'Ormea, which is high 8,121 feet.
Nearly 65 per cent of Liguria's territory is mountainous, so mountain lovers will feel at home in this Italian region. The pretty mountain village of Masone is the starting point for some great excursions, such as the 10-mile loop through La Crocetta and Monte Dente, perfect for beginner, the 12-mile hike to Paso dell Scisa, Monte Poggio, Vesolina, and Fontana della Singra, or the 24-mile long hike to Bric del Dente, Reisa, Begua, and Cogoleto, for experienced hikers only.
The Cinque Terre area is home to some of Europe's most beautiful trails, where the mountains meet the sea creating spectacular landscapes.
Mercantour National Park is also highly recommended. The mountains in Liguria are perfect for the practice of adventure sports, like rafting, bungee jumping, canyoning, and paragliding. During the winter, ski resorts like Limone Piemonte or Monesi di Triora attract winter sports lovers. Other popular activities during a mountain holiday in Liguria include horseback riding and mountain biking.