Active holidays in Italy

Ready for adventure? Active holidays in Italy

This article is dedicated to travelers who want to do something more than sightseeing. Spending lazy afternoons around the pool doesn't meet your energy levels? If you are looking for a different holiday that satisfy all your interests, read on.

Italy offers a variety of stimulating activities for an adventurous holiday from hiking to climbing, to skiing, to any kind of water sports. The country has several mountain ranges, beautiful landscapes for skiing and hiking lovers and coasts and lakes for those who prefer swimming, windsurfing, sailing and diving.

Italy is a great place to walk, climb and hike. Do you love mountain? The Alps and the Dolomites in northern Italy have many well-marked trails with different difficulty levels. Even the Apennines, the backbone of Italy, is a great area where to do trekking during summer. In the protected parks of Abruzzo you can see bears and wolves in their natural habitat. If you prefer long walks along the seafront, many people choose the area of the Cinque Terre in Liguria or the Amalfi coast in the south of the peninsula.

Winter is ski season. Among the popular winter sport destinations in Italy there are Cortina d'Ampezzo and Courmayeur. The Dolomites area “Superski” consists of a dense network of great places to ski with hundreds of lifts.

Never thought to bring along your bicycle during holiday? Many Italian cities have bike lanes and traffic-free zones in the town centers.
Taking a bike ride is a great way to discover Italy closely and reach places that you cannot see traveling by car. You can go cycling in the Lido of Venice, in the Tuscan countryside or trough Puglia. By bike, you can visit the Emilia Romagna protected parks and do birdwatching. For the adventurous ones, the Dolomites offer bold cycling routes in the mountains.

To give a touch of adrenaline to your holiday in Italy, you can make a zipwire experience in the mountains or go diving along the Mediterranean coasts.

In short, Italy is the ideal place for those who choose an active holiday due to its richness and variety of landscapes. Have fun practicing your favorite sport and making new experiences. If you are the adventurous type, that bit of adrenaline will be the key to success in your active holiday.

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