Plan your activity holiday in Italy – what to pack and travel tips

If you are planning an activity holiday in Italy, do ensure you pack carefully and prepare for various weather types. If you are a planning a ski trip, golf trip, cycling, hiking or a walking tour, always makes sure you have the right clothes and equipment to suit your requirements.

Take a look at these travel and planning tips so you really enjoy your Italian activity holiday:

Clothing

Make a list of all the clothing and equipment you think you might need, then lay it all out and give focused consideration to whether you really need everything. There is always a chance you will have a rainy day or even just a short burst of rain, so make sure you pack a waterproof jacket. A lightweight jacket will be fine for mid-summer trips.

Probably best to take clothing and equipment that you have worn or used before. That way you will know it’s comfortable. A walking or cycling holiday is not the time to test a new kit out for the first time.

Documentation

The must-remember list includes an up-to-date passport, visas (if needed), travel tickets and information, travel insurance (make sure it covers you for your destination country and the activity), European health card, driving licence, bankcard, cash in the right currency, mobile phone etc.

Sundries

For a well-planned activity holiday – do not forget the obvious essentials – such as sun cream, anti-chafing cream for cyclists, insect repellent, midge nets, sun glasses, tyre puncture repair kit, medication, wet wipes, blister plasters, pain killers, clean water bottle and ear-plugs.

Location

Make sure you choose a decent location and resort; for example, if you are going skiing make sure your chosen resort has quality slopes, equipment for hire and reputable ski lessons. Always check your kit and equipment before travel to make sure it is still in good condition and still fits you.

Travelling in a Group

If you are going with a group or a team, make sure everyone has a valid passport, travel insurance and enough money to pay back the organiser for any pre-paid travel accommodation or costs. Sports tours are known for their alcohol consumption, with teams celebrating wins or consoling losses. If you are travelling in a group, always be extremely careful when drinking or partying abroad. Remember that alcohol is usually stronger and the measures are larger abroad, if you overdo it you could face dehydration.

Expert Guides

Whether you are a seasoned traveller or a planning a first-time activity holiday always heed the advice of the experts who will guide you throughout your trip. Adventure tours and activity holidays are very popular in Italy. Plan your activity holiday carefully and then all you have to worry about when you get there is just enjoying yourself!