Sports lovers flock to Santa Margherita Ligure. Sailing, yachting, diving and rowing if the sea is your playground; golf, trekking, running, horse riding and tennis if you prefer terra firma. And without moving from the GRAND HOTEL, you can swim in the pool and do swimming or water gymnastics courses at the Bagni Miramare.
Golf and Tennis
Circolo Golf & Tennis Rapallo
The Circolo Golf e Tennis Rapallo is open to GRAND HOTEL MIRAMARE residents. The 18-hole course is considered one of the most spectacular in Italy. It winds through century old trees and the remains of the Valle Christi Cistercian monastery. The Circolo Golf di Rapallo is also certified to receive disabled players.
Circolo Velico Santa Margherita Ligure
The Circolo Velico Santa Margherita Ligure, on the Calata del Porto by the Casa del Mare, has been organizing regattas of national and international resonance since 1952. The main calendar events are the Regata Pirelli, the Tigullio Championship (Dinghy + Laser classes), and the classic Her & Him and Grandfather & Grandson races, in a more amateur spirit.
discover marvellous seabed
In Santa Margherita Ligure and neighbouring districts there are various diving clubs offering courses and guided tours of the marvellous seabed of the Portofino Protected Marine Nature Reserve. Exploration of these places is only possible if accompanied by authorized personnel, in the interests of both visitors and the marine flora and fauna.
In the Portofino Regional Nature Park
The Portofino Regional Nature Park is a great favourite amongst all lovers of walking. Every year, trekkers from all over the world come to enjoy the dense network of paths crossing the breathtaking promontory. 700 botanical species and 20 endemic fauna species are just some of the treasures to discover as you ramble.
On the seaside
Santa Margherita Ligure has been on the calendar for Italian and European runners and trailers for some years now. The “Two Pearls” International Half Marathon in February and the Portofino Trail in November are unmissable for lovers of running in beautiful surroundings. A quick jog along the coastline will explain why.