Sport and Nature
Sport and Nature
On our splendid island, it’s possible to reconcile the beauty of the sea and the Mediterranean environment with the practice of various sports activities, especially during the off-season, always respecting the environment and nature.
An excellent starting point for all the hiking activities of the western Elba circuit; right at 10 meters from the hotel, trail number 103 starts/ends, perhaps the most famous and long in the area, connecting Marciana to Chiessi or Pomonte and offering four hours of walking with the most beautiful and suggestive views of the entire island. Numerous other trail variations branch off from this one, all to be discovered and enjoyed amidst the Mediterranean vegetation, which, during the spring months, in full bloom, reaches its maximum splendor!
Road Cycling/Mountain Biking/E-Biking
Great itineraries to pedal through, suitable for both beginners and competitive cyclists who will find in our continuous ups and downs a perfect training ground. For mountain biking enthusiasts, one of the most beautiful scenarios in the world is just a few kilometers away, the setting for one of the most exciting races on the entire world circuit, the Legend Cup! In this regard, we have a storage room where you can store the bike at the end of the day, and you can also recharge E-Bikes.
Chiessi, one of the best spots for wind-inspired water sports, is also the venue for many Italian competitive events. Thanks to the thermal currents that blow almost all year round, it is an excellent freeride spot for flat water/small wave enthusiasts of all levels, from beginners to seasoned racers or freestylers. Recommended boards: freestyle, slalom, race (from 95 to 150 liters). Recommended sails: freestyle, freeride, race (from 5 to 11m). Also highly popular among practitioners of new emerging sports such as Windfoil and Wingfoil! For information on this, ask Giorgio, a practitioner and enthusiast for over thirty years.
Diving and Snorkeling
Ideal in this area for rocky seabeds rich in crevices and caves where you can easily encounter groupers, moray eels, and other species of the underwater world. Definitely worth seeing is the wreck of the ship Elviscott, sunk in 1972 and now home to many fish, about 1.5 km from the hotel. The nearest diving center is 15 km away.
Just above Chiessi is one of the best freeclimbing areas of the island, the cliffs of Monte San Bartolomeo.
In about 45 minutes from the hotel, from the CAI hiking trail no. 3, you reach these rocks. The San Bartolomeo is divided into two floors, which are not very visible from below.
The first floor, which is reached by a detour, is signposted and has several routes, while the second floor offers a route.
There is also a short via ferrata that offers the opportunity to climb to the summit.
For this climbing garden it is necessary to have at least 12 karabiners, a 60 m long rope and the use of the helmet is recommended.
Here are the characteristics that distinguish it:
Spigolo all’Ombra 5c
Olympus L1 5a L2 6b L3 6c
Variante Ascari 7c
Via del Gieco Spaventato L1 6b L2 6c
Mediterranea L1 6b L2 7a L3 6c
Tintura Ridicola L1 5c L2 6a L3 A1
Spigolo al Sole 6b
Spigolo al Sole di Destra 6b
Fabbricante di Chiavi 7b
Partenza Micidiale 7a
La Fessura 6b
6 Luglio 7a
Pioneering L1 5a L2 5C
Santa Maria 6b
Passo di Samba L1 6a L2 7a+
111 e Lode L1 5b L2 5a L3 6a
Via dei Gigli Martagoni L1 5b L2 IV L3 IV+
Via dei Veci L1 IV L2 IV L3 V
Arrabbiata L1 5c L2 L3