Cycling the riviera of the flowers!
Distance: 24 km
This bicyle path is an old railway line that served the Ponente Ligure from 1872 to 2001.
Sunday morning, we got up early and rode our bikes up to the train station of Loano to catch the 9:30 train schedule.
The cycle path starts at San Lorenzo al mare.
The closest train station to San Lorenzo al mare is Imperia ( 10 km away ) and having to cross a busy highway with our 9 year old son, we decided to get off at Taggia Arma and from there we had to ride our bikes on the highway for about a kilometer before we reached the cycle path.
Moreover along the entire route it is possible to rent bicycles and equipment for sport and fun. It cost about 16 euros to rent a bike.
So from Taggia Arma we went all throughout Ospedaletti the last stop of the cycle path and went all our way back to do the whole cycle path from Ospedaletti to San Lorenzo al mare.
But before leaving on the cycle track again, we stopped at a bar where we ate lunch. They have a nice selection of menu from sandwiches, pizza sardinara which is typical of that area and Niçoise salad (Nice specialty). The staff are very kind and friendly.
Bar La Bussola
You will meet people of all ages, families with children, the elderly, teenagers, athletes or not, fat or thin, this bike path is designed for everyone 😉
At the end of our tour, some reinforcement!
Download the cycle map here https://www.pistaciclabile.com/mappa-della-pista/
Download GPX maps below
A Guide to the Bicycle Path of the Flowers