The Top 10 Outdoor Activity Tours in Italy

Italy has so many adventurous activities combined with stunning architecture and history that you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to things to see and do. If you are an outdoor lover and fancy a combination of culture and action; take a look at these top 10 activities:

Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip from Florence

Experience the fabulous UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre in a day, with a guided 3.4 mile hike and visit and explore five charming old fishing villages. Your walk will take you along the cliff trails in the national park, which has the most breath-taking views of the Italian Riviera.

Mount Etna Day Trip from Taormina

Visit Europe’s largest active volcano with a day trip from Taormina. You will be driven to Rifugio Sapienza and then embark on a three hour hiking tour. If you like, you can upgrade your ticket to enable you to visit the upper craters with a guided walking tour.

Florence Ferrari Test Drive

Accompanied by a skilful guide, you will drive this fabulous car through the amazing Tuscan countryside. You can ride for 2.5, 11, 13.5, or 43.5 miles and decide from various upgrade options; including an extended trip to Fiesole or the famous Chianti countryside.

Chianti Horse riding and winemaking tour from Florence

Why not treat yourself to a 6-hour fabulous winemaking and horse riding tour in Tuscany. With an experienced guide, you will ride through the Chianti wine region, and then stop to visit a local wine cellar and learn about the winemaking tradition. Afterward, you will enjoy a delicious Tuscan meal with wine.

Tuscan Country Bike Tour from Florence

This is a 4-hour bike tour from Florence. With your local guide – off you will cycle out towards the scenic hillsides and vineyards. You will visit a winery within a Renaissance villa and enjoy tasting the wine, olive oil and other Tuscan delicacies.

Mt Etna Off-Road Quad Bike Tour

Imagine the excitement of the great outdoors with a quad bike tour on Mt Etna or even the Alcantara Valley in Sicily. The views of the enormous volcano are amazing! Ride the quad bike yourself or bring a passenger. You can choose a 2.5-hour tour through the Alcantara Valley only or a 4.5-hour tour that includes Mt Etna.

Sunset Mount Etna Tour from Taormina

See Mount Etna at sunset on a fabulous evening tour. Explore the volcano on a walking tour with your guide and marvel at the panoramic views whilst watching the orange glow of the setting sun. Afterwards, you can enjoy a traditional meal in a restaurant at the foot of the volcano.

Real Venetian Kayak Tour

How wonderful to paddle through the splendid canals of Venice on this 1-hour, 40-minute experience! With your kayaking guide, you will learn all about this historic city. You do not need to have any kayaking experience as instruction and equipment will be explained in detail. 

Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip

Here you will see Southern Italy and Mount Etna on a vintage mid-20th-century train. The journey includes visits to the canyons of Alcantara Gorges (admission at own expense), and then explore the base of Mount Etna. There is optional upgrade to ascent by cable car and continuing on board jeeps up to the crater zones (approximately 3,000 metres).

Private Trekking Tours

What better way to explore ancient seaside villages along the Italian Rivera’s beautiful coastline than on this private Cinque Terre trekking tour. You will visit vineyards and explore centuries-old villages including Riomaggiore, Groppo, Manarola and Vernazza. You will also discover amazing highlights along the way – the Via dell’Amore and the 14th-century church of Our Lady of Health in Volastra.

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