Manuel Montanaro

OP Experience & Activity Leader

Chi sono

100% Ligurian rugby player! Coach and player of the Cus Genova Rugby, I am currently a student of Sports Sciences at the University of Genoa. I have cultivated my passion for team sports, especially if practiced outdoors, since I was a child, together with a dispassionate love for motorcycles and cars.

With Outdoor Portofino it all started for fun in 2015; with my strong team spirit and sunny character, I immediately conquered the team! The collaboration began with the school-work alternation project which then turned into a real work experience. Thanks to this experience I am enriching my passion for the sea and snorkeling, also approaching sit-in kayaks.


“Col mio forte spirito di squadra e il carattere solare, ho conquistato subito il team!”

A chat with Manuel

Year of birth


Joined OP

Summer 2013 as an occasional helper and in 2016 as a real member of the group.

How did you join OP?

I joined Outoor Portofino almost for fun: it all started at the VelaFestival in Santa Margherita in 2015. As a very curious and very active kid that I was, I asked to be able to try all the activities that Outdoor Protofino offered. To repay, my parents offered you a few beers to toast together at the coming summer and suggesting that I could come and help you on the weekends. From here it all started. I was 15 years old, we couldn’t talk of a real job, but as soon as I turned 18, you offered me the opportunity to join your group which I consider a wonderful family!

What do you do in OP?

Responsabile OP Experience & Activity Leader

Your greatest passions?

My three greatest passions are motors (motorcycles and cars), rugby and the mountains (the sea comes immediately after 😉

Your favourite place in Liguria?

My favorite place in Liguria …. more than one place, its two roads: the one between Noli and Finale Ligure and the Ruta downhill. In these two places I manage to combine my greatest passions and every time I ride along I feel light, calm and carefree.

Three favourite dishes in your kitchen?

First a good piece of meat on the grill! Then pizza and finally a delicious carbonara

Three values that best represent you?

Altruism happiness and positivity

Join us!

Join the Outdoor Portofino Community and share the pleasure of living the best of nature with others!

You can choose to become a member of our sports society and use discounted services and special offers!