AREA DEL PARCO DI PORTOFINO
Outdoor Portofino promotes sport, sporting tourism and environmental education activities in the Protected Marine Area and Portofino Park and the Cinque Terre and other areas of naturalist and cultural interest in Liguria.
The aim is to make sport available to all and promote a culture of environmental respect and awareness of nature and the surrounding territory. The project is run with a view towards sustainability, with particular attention to the valorisation of traditional activities, local cultures, environmentally-compatible tourism and the use of socially sensitive categories.
The project was set up in 2013 from the desire of the four founders to share their love of the territory, nature and sport, betting on their own skills and focussing on continual education. A young, dynamic and highly-skilled staff.
Outdoor Portofino operates both in the Portofino Park as well as in the National Park of the Cinque Terre. The headquarters are found in Niasca, in the Paraggi bay between Santa Margherita and Portofino. The sandy beach nestles in the green Mediterranean scrub-land which, only in this point and thanks to its close proximity to the stormy seas, extends as far as touching the water.
Activities are held in Portofino Park and the Protected Marine Area.
Outdoor Portofino also has a base in Monterosso at Bagni Fegina. Activities are held in the National Park of the Cinque Terre: with its 3,868 hectares it is one of Italy’s smallest National Parks and at the same time it is the most densely populated with around 4,000 inhabitants over five villages (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare). Here, over more than one thousand years, mankind has altered the natural environment, dividing up the steep slopes of the hills to create strips of cultivatable land, the so-called ciàn, held up by kilometres of dry stone walls. This is what truly identifies the Cinque Terre, with its atypical and strongly-anthropised landscape: this is why it is Mankind’s Park, a land that has also been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.