Finale Ligure is possibly as close as you can get to paradise for mountain bikers. Good weather almost year round, hundreds of mountain bike trails leading down to the sea, great coffee, icecream and lots of really good fresh Italian food.
You can climb (or take the shuttle!) for 15km to the top of the mountain above the town to see views of the snow covered Alps on one side and Corsica on the other followed by amazing singletrack descents through beach forests, rocky mountain tracks, pine woods and open mountains all the way back down to the sea. We had to drag ourselves home every day and couldn’t wait to get up in the mornings to go again.