I visited Liguria when I attended TBE conference in Genoa back in October 2012. The first day after the conference together with some other great bloggers we were picked by bus to get the best of Western Liguria.
I have to admit that when we all boarded the bus, look on our faces said it all. Each one of us have had tough days with not much sleep as it usually happens at travel conferences and also on the press trips. Hiding our hapinness once we found out we had some 2 hours to catch up with sleep on the bus would not work.
After some inspiring coastal views we woke up to beautiful Sanremo (sometimes also spelled San Remo) and Villaggio dei Fiori, our accommodation at the beach.
Check in time and to change to comfy shoes and clothes.
Ready for cycling Sanremo!
I won’t lie if I say now that the best prepared for no doubt Tudor. He was really wearing his cycling shorts and ready for a race. The rest of us looked cute, comfy on and pretty laid back.
I was familiar with the name of Sanremo town for very long. But I just could not remember what it was famous for … just that Alfred Nobel died in here.
Only there I found out that once a Roman settlement, the town with more than 57,000 inhabitants in 2012 is now known for Sanremo Music Festival, Rallye Sanremo and also 298-km long Milan – Sanremo cycling classic.
Sanremo is definitely one of the best places I have ever visited that makes cycling as easy as possible.
It is not just any cycling. And Milan – Sanremo is not the only cycling that happens here either.
I was really in a shock to see so many locals, tourists, children and even professional cyclists passing us by.
The more we cycled, the more awake I felt. Beautiful coast and refreshing breeze gave me the energy I needed. So did 24 Celsius degrees and sunbeams on my face and forearms (yes, it was on the 21st October!)
In my opinion, there are three things that make cycling Sanremo even cooler:
- the view of the beaches, rocky coast and Sanremo port
- very easy and relaxing, no hills, just flat biking route
- the fact that the cycling route used to be the railway line which was then moved more North to make it faster so nowadays you cycle along the railway line passing through a few tunnels.
Check out the quick video I made 🙂