Sport and Nature
Here in the Argentina Valley sports and nature lovers are guaranteed to experience fun. Whether hiking, swimming in one of the magnificent river baths or mountain biking, riding or
tennis, everyone finds almost everything here. Of course, yoga and Pilates are also offered; a relaxing massage after the hike looks wonderful. In 'Adagio' in Badalucco recently a wellness
area has been opened with a sauna.
Mountain walks and picnics
Of course you can safely walk alone through the hills and olive groves. However, there are guided hikes by experts, which are showing you the beauty of the Argentina valley in more details. These activities can be combined with a picnic on one of the countless ridges
overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
The guided mountain hiking takes, depending to customers specification, between 3 and 5 hours - picnic is offered on request with -, and costs depending on the number of persons and duration between 30 and 50 EUR per person.
A special highlight is a walk followed by brunch and swimming in the crystal clear mountain river Lago Verde, who owes its name to the really green water here.
Wonderful views and great natural guaranteed, even children's programs are definitely possible.
Mountain climbing and climbing courses
Experienced and qualified mountain guides from Bavaria can most certainly share to you eventful moments and safe return. Taster courses for beginners and young peopleis also possible.
Horse Riding inTaggia
A riding stable with great horses are at the entrance point of the valley in Taggia – rides are possible. When you cross in Taggia the new bridge over the river and turn right immediately after the bridge, you come directly to the stables. Beautiful horses and ponies, also worth watching. Registration and information at tel. + 39-0184 477083 (we speak Italian).
The Argentina Valley is the first choice for mountain bikers and downhill riders. Since there is almost no truck traffic in the valley, the route to go up to Triora and the tours are very popular through the valleys. Whether with your own bike or a rented, the fun is guaranteed and places for recreation and for the deserved beer after that are also everywhere to find. In Molini di Triora there are 2 professional, English mountain operators offering different tours and cycling.
A great leisure time for children is birdwatching at the Argentinariver, an invigorating natural experience. There are besides seagulls and ducks, geese, swans and even cormorants. From Badalucco, Montalto or Triora coming, straight up to Arma, under the bridge of the Aurelia (SS1, San Remo - Imperia) pass towards the port, then on the left side just before the small fishing port.
Both in Montalto and in Triora there are tennis courts. The use of the idyllic tennis court in Montalto is free. The course is located near the river on the road between Badalucco and Montalto. Tennis lessons for children and adults on request.
Yoga and Pilates
Courses for Yoga, Platis and back exercises are offered several times a week in Montalto in the local community hall. Participation in single hours is possible in the short term for a small fee.
Cycling along the sea and bike rental
Certainly one of the best biking trails in Europe can be found very close to the sea. The now untertunnelt railway line was laid, and instead a fantastic bike and hiking trail was opened directly by the sea, which runs from Sanremo to Arma di Taggia and in the future, perhaps until after Imperia. The matching bicycles, one may rent both in Sanremo as well as at different places in Taggia, partly way rentals are available.
Rental office in Arma di Taggia:
Between the old railway station (Stazione Vecchia) and the beach promenade in the center of Arma. From Badalucco, Montalto or Triora, you drive the highway to the bridge at the end and turn right towards San Remo. At the first, large roundabout turn left to Arma and follow the road. The road bends to the right after about 200m, on the left side we have the old station, shortly after turn left to the beach promenade, where you can also find on the right hand the same bicycle hire. Prices vary according to type and length
From Arma, drive along the coastal road and in Sanremo behind the 'Villa Nobel' (ornate villa on your left) turn the first street left; there is bike rental on the left side. In Italian holiday month of August rent the bike after 5 pm or early in the morning, at other times, it is often
too crowded and too hot.
Santo Stefano and San Lorenzo:
Even in these two places by the sea between Imperia and Arma di Taggia Rental bikes are available, prices vary but are usually comparable.