Cinque Terre Kayak

Cinque Terre Kayak (or Paddle Board): 5 best spots

The marvels of the Cinque Terre by Kayak (or Stand Up Paddleboard): a unique perspective and places that are inaccessible to anyone else. Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are the five villages that are by now famous the world over, equally frequented by outdoor sports enthusiasts and people with a passion for good food and wine.

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Kayak Cinque Terre

Kayaking in Italy from Cinque Terre to Portofino, our advice:

Kayaking in Italy: Our advice about one of the most beautiful Kayaking trips in Italy. Stop-offs, suggestions, distances and highlights for a truly moving trip by sea, crossing the suggestive Ligurian coast.

Our paddle takes us from Portovenere a Camogli, passing through the Cinque Terre National Park and round the Portofino Promontory.

Giuseppe, a point of reference nationally for Sea Kayaking and head of the Outdoor Portofino guides and instructors, will get your heart racing to the beat of your paddle. He will accompany you on this kayak trip through the scent of the sea and the Mediterranean scrub, from the bright colours of the fishermen’s villages to mighty, wild and uncontaminated nature.

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bici monte Portofino

3 Bike Itineraries in Liguria

Cycling itineraries: in this article we would like to suggest three different routes in Eastern Liguria to satisfy all sorts of excursionists. Get on your saddle between Santa Margherita and Sestri Levante, passing via the Portofino Mount, from a family outing to a mountain bike adventure on the Portofino Park paths, adding in a more “road” style ride too (still keeping in touch with nature, of course).

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Portofino Park by Kayak or Sup (paddle board): our 4 favorite spots

The sea of ​​Portofino Park lived with our eyes. By kayak or paddle board to discover the pristine sea between Portofino (Paraggi) and Camogli. Beaches, caves and secret spots to paddle as we like among cliffs, luxuriant marine fauna and glimpses of history!

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Pagaiando a Vernazza Cinque Terre) con Outdoor Portofino

Cinque Terre Kayak: Monterosso to Vernazza from a guide’s prospective

In this article we interview Simone our Kayak guide in Monterosso, Cinque Terre.  Every day he guides people from all over the world with passion and competence, including Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia and occasionally Manarola and Riomaggiore. Simone will tell us about his experience and his emotions.

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Yoga Outdoor Portofino

Yoga for everyone in Santa Margherita with Lilla

Lilla, our amazing Hungarian yoga teacher, guides you in her Yoga experience with Outdoor Portofino. Winter lessons at the Outdoor Hub in via Maragliano (Santa Margherita), Summer lessons at the beach in Niasca (Portofino) and SUP Yoga in Paraggi for a total Yoga Experience. What are you waiting for?

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In bici sopra Camogli, tra Ruta e San Rocco

Cycling from Portofino to Camogli

We are always looking for new ways to experience the area of Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. After having thought and tried various bike itineraries, we have created two different routes.  In this article we will talk about our personal test of the cycling itinerary between Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure and Camogli.

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The story of a girl who participated at the #StreetOP

The alleys of Genova, the orienteering and myself. A fantastic adventure.

A city made of “vicoli” and historic corners, this is the view of Genova through the eyes of Joana, a Portuguese girl who experienced for her first time the Orienteering with us.


Nothing better than a fun game and a native companion to discover some of this places. With a topographic map and a compass, in a team of two, starts our Orienteering, searching for signaled places (lanterne) within a 2 hours limit.
An event promoted by outdoor Portofino and Abbey Hostel, from where, very prepared teams, and us a bit less, depart with the objective of finding the marked locations the fastest way possible, a very healthy competitive spirit is felt in the air.
The first stop is the column dedicated to Cesare Vacchero, nominated the infamous, that was erected to remember is part in the conspiracy to take down the Genovese Republic.
From there we count trees, remember the fallen of the World War II and register our presence in Casteletto (on of most beautiful view points of Genova) taking a selfie that facebook will render eternal.
The bust of Kazuhiko Fukuda is the hardest “lanterne” to find, and has us, and some of our fellow players, walking in circles for a while but in the end lady luck is on our side and we conquer the city.
After walking for almost two hours we arrive, not in first place, but with the felling of mission accomplished and even a good punctuation.
As final remark i must say that Orienteering is pretty cool as it can mobilize a lot of people from all ages and social strata. If you are an enthusiats or not (you will become one) and want to experince, like me, keep an eye for the next one.

Luca obtains the BCU international certification

Luca Tixi, president of Outdoor Portofino, took part at the Sea Kayak courses of BCU – British Canoe Union – held by Tatiyak. Obtained the certification of the 3 star course, he now expects the 4 star certification after a long weekend of sea trials with a close-knit group of canoeists in Sardinia.


With years of kayaking experience, Outdoor Portofino’s team continues its training. This time it was Luca Tixi, president and founder of Outdoor Portofino, to start a new and challenging training program following an international education. We are talking about the BCU – British Canoe Union, a didactic that organizes sea kayak courses, for all levels. In Italy, it is Tatiana Cappucci with the school Tatiyak to carry out the courses.

Luca took part in the 3 star course – for those who want to get a specific skill to run the boat in sea condition status 3 – obtaining an internationally recognized certification.

After attending a four day course in Sardinia, now he expects the examination for the 4 star certification.

From Luca’s training, all the instructors of Outdoor Portofino will be able to take the necessary elements for a continiously increasing professional conduction.

SLAM’s sponsorship announced at the WISKIE event 2015

On December 6, Outdoor Portofino’s Sea Kayak Team of  was at the WISKIE – Winter Sea Kayak Italian Event.

For the occasion, Outdoor Portofino wore new technical uniforms signed SLAM, new sponsor of the team.


Giulia, Marina, Angelo and Luca, left early from Camogli, reached the other 42 participants in Marinella di Sarzana where they started a long paddle with the fast and maneuverable Exo kayaks XM 515, along the border between Liguria and Tuscany.

Reached Lerici, after a short lunch break with the group – made up of kayakers from all over Italy – the bow was put to the starting point, paddling against wind at times, but admiring a unique and breathtaking landscape.

After the greetings to all the new friends met during this wonderful day and with more than 10 miles in the arms, the team came back tired and happy, looking forward to returning back into the sea!

In occasion of the gathering, Outdoor Portofino’s Team announced SLAM’s new sponsorship by wearing the new technical uniforms.

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