Whether you want something gentler in pace, or the height of adrenaline fueled excitement for your European break, Italy has it all; stunning countryside, varied terrain, wonderful cuisine, pristine beaches and idyllic coastline.
Activities like hiking, cycling, swimming, and skiing to name a very select few, are great activities to get involved in in Italy. This post takes a look at some of the places that are best for adventuring and what you can do there.
The Delightful Dolomites
Hiking, skiing, kite surfing, paragliding, and mountain biking are often on the lists of travelers headed to the Dolomites – and that’s not all you can do. This mountain range in the north of the country is the playground of thrill seekers who want scenic and exceptional views.
Apart from the opportunities for taking to the famous ski slopes in the winter, the area boasts lots of geological features like caves and canyons that are ideal for base jumping and hang gliding. Although not for the faint of heart, these activities can be paired with a stay in luxury not far away to get the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure.
Cycling in Sardinia
Think Giro D’Italia rather than Tour De France; remember you don’t have to be a king of the mountains to enjoy a good cycle through the hills at a leisurely pace. The roads of Sardinia are ideal for the cyclist who wants exceptional views of unspoilt coastline and beaches. If it’s sightseeing you’re after, check out the unique wildlife – see flamingos in and deer, maybe even turtles in the right places.
Cycling holidays in Italy will give you a chance to see Italy in all its glory first hand with the thrill of the Mediterranean wind in your hair and beautiful and unique scenery as your backdrop. Check out Exodus for some exceptional cycling tours to take the hassle out of the organization and route planning.
Walking tours, sea kayaking and boat tours are the best ways to really experience the beauty of this untarnished coastline. From the bays of the towns you’ll be able to see the natural and man made beauty of the place light up all before your eyes. If you’re looking for sites on land to visit, cycling is the way forward.
When your legs are in need of a well-earned break, there are lots of historical and cultural points of interest to indulge in, like the visiting the glorious Duomo di Sant’Andrea Apostolo, or the stunningly picturesque town of Sorrento.
If it is hiking you desire, look no further than the thrill seeking and colorful coastline of the famousn Cinque Terre. Not only is it a fabulous hiking destination with sweeping coastal views, mountainous vistas and groomed trails, but a fabulous photography destination.
Get in your workout while photographing one of the most beautiful places in Italy. When you’re not walking, plan some time in the small villages you will encounter along the way. It may be a hike but remember that Italy has a slower pace of life and a love for carbs and fine wine.
Italy is not only a thrill seeker’s paradise, but one of the most photogenic scenery in Europe; it’s definitely not a place to forget your camera.