Sassello, in the heart of the Beigua Natural Park
Staying at the Pian del Sole hotel, in the heart of the wonderful Beigua Natural Park, allows you to choose between a sporting holiday or a quiet and relaxing one, as well as of alternate days of sport with moments of relaxation, to be experienced also inside the hotel: in fact, guests have access to the swimming pool with sun terrace, the large lawn equipped with umbrellas and deck chairs, the wooden patio where you can read or rest in the shade.
Those looking for serenity and well-being can also visit the village of Sassello, can attend parties, festivals or musical events of the rich calendar of events offered by Sassello, can walk along the paths of the Deiva Forest, reach the Lake of the Gulli for a picnic on the shore or a refreshing swim, collect mushrooms with the tile “vacationers” or fish in the dedicated tourist reserve. The environmental guide of our hotel is available to guests for information on excursions and itineraries.
Those who love outdoor sports will find a spectacular open-air gym in the surroundings of Sassello, where to walk, ride horse, pedaling on a mountain bike or snowshoeing in winter. The vast network of trails in the Beigua Park, which goes as far as the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, it is an invitation to live your holiday in an active way, surrounded by nature.
WHAT TO DO
From the hiking point of view, the choice is very rich. For the less sporty Sassello offers pleasant walks along the paths a stone's throw from the historic center or in the Deiva Forest, while the more trained can orient themselves on long and demanding routes, but extremely rewarding, like those that reach the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri and the panoramic plateau of Monte Beigua.
In particular, the itinerary deserves to be remembered Sassello-Colle Bergnon-Monte Avzè, that rises among beech trees, pines and rocks. On clear days, the top of Monte Avzè offers the thrill of wandering with your gaze up to Capo Noli and the Island of Bergeggi.
CICLOTURISMO E MOUNTAIN BIKE
In our hotel, guests can rent electric bikes and have an indoor bicycle storage facility available for their bikes.
There are numerous cycling routes, departing from Sassello, discovering the Orba valleys, Erro and Bormida. The most interesting are collected in one miniguida created in collaboration with the Pian del Sole Hotel: these are circular routes of different length and difficulty, typically Apennine, which offer the opportunity to face more or less demanding climbs. Mountain bike enthusiasts also have a rich choice of itineraries at their disposal, in the Deiva Forest or along the paths and dirt roads of the Beigua Park. Of note is the Monte Beigua-Sassello descent, fun and sometimes technical.
Those who love horses and the outdoors have the opportunity to go hiking along the scenic ridge of the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri or along the paths that cross the suggestive inland woods: the feeling of freedom that you feel while riding and the pleasure of contact with nature are a precious injection of well-being, for both mind and body. You can contact all’Le Rocce Horse Racing Association, which is located in Periaschi, in Sassello. The association has a riding stable and organizes guided excursions of varying length and difficulty, even for beginners.
COLLECTION OF MUSHROOMS
The Sassello woods are among the most beautiful and richest in mushrooms in the Savona hinterland. Not just in the fall, but often also in summer one can collect magnificent specimens of Boletus Edulis, the best known and most appreciated of the edible porcini mushrooms. The annual "vacationers" card is issued to those who are accommodated in hotels and / or private homes within the large area managed by the Consortium for the protection of the territory and the conservation of the undergrowth. For more information, contact the Consortium.