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Ex Base NATO

Ex Base NATO

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Recommended by 498 out of 504 mountain bikers


  • Emiliano Manzan

    In use during the Cold War, NATO's “Scatter” base was a radio base from 1962 to 1992, when it was abandoned. About twenty Americans lived here and around it there are legends that tell of trucks disappearing into the mountain, helicopters landing at night, hidden missile platforms and secret tunnels hundreds of meters long. After several ideas for a potential recovery, none of which have been implemented, it represents the main starting point of the mountain bike trails in the area, as well as the playground of several local street artists, who perform artistic virtuosity on its crumbling walls .

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    • November 21, 2021

  • Julian

    25 years ago there was a NATO base here. Today there are empty, abandoned buildings that create an interesting atmosphere. The NATO base is one of the places the bike shuttles go to.

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    • October 2, 2019

  • Edwin Ball

    I can only warmly recommend it. Was there for two weeks in June '18. Sensational, one trail after the other. P.S. Flixbus offers a bus route from Stuttgart to Finale Ligure for little money. Incl. Bike transport. Departure at 9 p.m., arrival at 10 a.m.

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    • June 18, 2018

  • BE A Trailmaster

    From here the trail paradise opens up. Use the shuttle up to here and then just enjoy.

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    • May 18, 2017

  • Elena Martinello

    One of the most famous places for those who go cycling in Finale Ligure. It is possible to go back up both from the coastal area and from the area of Lake Osiglia or from Bormida via asphalt or dirt road. From there a multitude of fun descents.

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    • November 1, 2019

  • 🇺🇦 ℗e⚚e® 🇺🇦

    Spooky. 👻 Starting point of many trails.

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    • June 27, 2019

  • M.

    It's on the way anyway! And still is a place worth seeing.

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    • November 1, 2017

  • Artur

    The abandoned Nato base on the Piano dei Corsi is a bizarre ruin and spreads in combination with the three wind generators a strange atmosphere on the mountaintop in the hinterland of Finale Ligure.

    The former military site is also the starting point for the bike shuttles, which freeriders drive to the starting point of downhill skiing.

    Source: outdooractive.com

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    • October 10, 2018

  • MoJo

    An absolute highlight for every mountain biker who is in this region.

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    • August 29, 2019

  • eli

    Real bikers don't need a shuttle! 😀

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    • May 8, 2018

  • Rattenking

    In the parking lot below the NATO base, the shuttle will drop off.
    Also for supergroppo you can cycle from here with the enduro.

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    • April 11, 2019

  • Pascal Fürst

    The former NATO base, abandoned by the Americans, is the starting point for some really great and varied trails.

    Although it was only used by the Americans in the Cold War (probably for espionage), it is called the NATO base.

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    • June 13, 2019

  • MoJo

    Absolutely recommendable, starting point of several trails. Category S2 and S3. With the bike shuttle up and enjoy the trails down. 👍

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    • August 24, 2019

  • Kiii

    Starting point for a tour over the many trails that start here. Magnificent view to the sea.

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    • October 5, 2019

  • Dip in Trip 🚵‍♂️🏄‍♂️🚐

    Interesting location. Here are some trails.

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    • March 12, 2020

  • Günter

    Downhill after the final, mind you, with only 150 m ascent

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    • September 4, 2020

  • Scotty_ME

    Not a really nice place, but an interesting one! The old NATO base serves as the starting point for several trails and offers a great view.

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    • September 6, 2020

  • Marco Depe

    You can also take the shuttle from Pietra Ligure from Bale bike along the Maremola river

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    • March 24, 2021

  • Finale Outdoor Region

    One of the first paths built in the Nato Base area, the Nato Base, is the longest of the 4 that develop in the direction of Orco Feglino. Fast path full of small jumps, banks, some rock gardens and a lot of flow.

    The unique scenery given by the NATO Base is an excellent introduction to the style of the paths that will be followed.

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    • October 16, 2021

  • Günter

    A brilliant starting point .... With a little skill you can compose a route of a good 20km. Most of it trail and minimal asphalt 😎

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    • September 4, 2020

  • Gehrig Twins

    A lot of cool trails start from Base NATO!

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    • October 16, 2020

  • moelipesche

    Impressive ruins, but above all the starting point for various super trails.

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    • August 3, 2021

  • Martin

    Dilapidated former base, which sits enthroned on the mountain summit in the wind and is the starting point for many great trails here. Morbid mood, great pictures.

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    • August 19, 2021

  • Sascha K.

    An absolute highlight in Finale 🇮🇹 and a central entry point for many trails.

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    • September 9, 2021

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