Top 10 adventure holidays in Italy

With its mountains, lakes, beautiful coastlines and a sunny Mediterranean climate, Italy is the perfect country for all sorts of adventures whatever your age!

Take a look at these top ten adventure holidays in Italy:

Walking – Cinque Terre

The beautiful cliff of Cinque Terre are accessible only by sea, rail or on foot. You will walk from one piazza to the next through steep footpaths and vineyards. Why not visit Portofino or take a boat trip from Porto Venere.

Cycling in Tuscany

What better way to experience the beauty of Tuscany than on a cycle ride! A mixture of on or off-road biking is waiting for you to enjoy through some of the most gorgeous and challenging countryside you will find anywhere. You will explore beautiful hilltop towns, and stunning lakes.

Family Tuscan Adventure

This rather energetic trip explores one of Tuscany’s Garfagnana Valley. It combines various outdoor activities around a wonderfully restored Tuscan villa. You can kayak on a mountain lake, spend a day mountain biking or walk the Cinque Terre coastal paths.

 Sicily Water Adventures

The main highlights of this top adventure holiday in Italy include a snorkelling excursion by boat to Isola Bella Marine Park and a trip sea kayaking. For adventurous youngsters there’s a superb body-rafting trip in the Alcantara Gorges. Other activities include a cycling trip through the gorgeous Sicilian countryside and a trek up to Mount Etna.

Zip wire and Trekking

Another top adventure holiday in Italy is the amazing ‘Flight of the Angel’ which is an 80mph zip wire ride that stretches for just under a mile between two remote villages in the ‘Dolomiti Lucane’, an amazing mountain region of Basilicata. You devise your own active holiday by combining the zip wire ride with trekking in the stunning Parco della Murgia Materana.

Cycling in Piedmont

Why not do a relaxed tour of the area by bike – riding through historic towns via enchanting castles and distracting wine-tasting experiences! You do four days’ cycling with no ride lasting longer than 26 miles.

Hiking in the Sorrento Peninsula

If you love walking – then indulge in this seven-night top adventure holiday in Italy that takes in the “Path of the Gods” (situated above Positano), it is an amazing ridge walk that takes you to the peninsula’s southern tip, Punta Campanella, and various routes on Capri, including one that links the Blue Grotto with the Punta Carena lighthouse.

Mountain adventures (and pampering) in South Tirol

You could either be pampered in the spa or relax by the infinity pool at the Adler Mountain or have some adventure by hiking, horse riding, climbing or mountain bike expeditions. You can also arrange outdoor yoga and cardio-fitness activities.

Wild swimming in the Apennines

Large clear pools of rock smoothed over the ages by fast-flowing water and cascading waterfalls with great slabs of rock for sunbathing make this a fantastic place for deep swimming. After all that exertion, visit the nearby Locanda al Gambero Rosso restuarant and enjoy one of their fabulous dishes.

Horse Riding in Sardinia

If you are passionate about horses, this is the place for you! South of Oristano, Arborea is home to one of Sardinia’s famous equestrian centres that offer packages for riders of all levels. The hotel complex is fantastic for rides along the beaches or in the pinewoods.