There are many opportunities for sporting activities around Colletta. There are walks, rides and climbs all around the village itself, plus the full range of water sports are available along the nearby coast and the mountains are full of opportunities for all seasons.
The many trekking paths around the village are divided by level of difficulty ( low, medium, high).
Along the way you will see ancient traces left by the original Pennavaire population ( old terraced, ruins, bridges) and the beautiful Mediterranean flora with its deep vegetation, typical of the area, like cherry, almond and olive trees. The colors of our mountains will surely allow you to enjoy both a refreshing summer trip and a breezy, chill excursion during winter.
Climbing in Castelbianco
The climbing area around Castelbianco is a newly “discovered” area that has been given the nickname “Oltre Finale”, meaning the Other Finale Ligure, after a famous climbing area nearby. There are many newly opened climbing areas around Colletta and in the valley of all grades and difficulties ( from 4 to 9). Some are just a 5 minute walk from the village, while others are at the end of adventurous treks into the mountains.
The area is beautiful and has potential to be developed to one of the biggest rock climbing areas in Europe.
Both the main road ( from Martinetto til Colle di Caprauna) and the polished yet characteristic mountain paths are an excellent option for mountain bike lovers.
If you prefer cycling by the beach, a newly built cycle lane that stretches for kilometers, overlooking the sea.
Areas for children
Colletta ( Castelbianco)
While not strictly for play, the village is a great place to explore and discover all its hidden corners.
Veravo ( Castelbianco)
Up by the church on the ridge above Colletta (a five minutes drive) there is a small play area with a number of pieces of equipment, together with a table/bench combination where parents might like to sit.
Cisano sul Neva
Between the Carabinieri and Municipio buildings there is an ample space with a few pieces of equipment and some seating – and an adjacent car park. Tucked away in Conscente, not far from the old abbey, there is a small play area with some equipment adjacent to a small tree-shaded car park.
In Via Dalmazia there is a significant playground, although it can get busy. There is a smaller one beside the flower stall in Via Pontelungo, and there is a nice shady green area alongside with a large car park behind. On the corner of Via Aprile 25, near where the railway line crosses the river, there is a walled and spacious tree-shaded area in which parents can relax while their children exhaust themselves on a range of swings and slides etc.
On the beach at the near end of town, not far west of the Saracen tower, there is a very popular supervised play area for which you pay a small amount to let your children run riot while you relax over a glass of wine at one of the overlooking bars! There is also a good playground in the mini-park in Piazza della Libertà, next to the muretto in Corso Dante Alighieri.