Cycling adventure in ItalyOne of the most beautiful areas of Italy for a cycling tour is Campania in the south, with its lovely Amalfi Coast. Head south of Salerno to the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park to explore in nature. Meanwhile, cycling to the plain of Paestum offers iconic Greek temples that are just waiting to be discovered among the lovely coastal scenery. Here the scenery includes mountains and valleys, gorges, vineyards and olive groves.
Alternatively, head to Northern Tuscany on a cycling tour through the Tuscan landscape with its rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves. On your way, take time out to visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa, historic Florence and Lucca. Italy offers many opportunities for a cycling vacation with options for energetic folk and more relaxed cyclists alike.
Go hiking through the Italian landscapesItaly offers incredibly diverse landscapes and one of the best ways to explore them is on a hiking trip. The country offers many long-distance hiking trails throughout and along with the pleasant Mediterranean climate, these can be enjoyed almost all year round.
Hike the vineyards and hilltop towns of Tuscany, or the trails above the sea along the Amalfi Coast. Alternatively, head to the Cinque Terre to visit the colorful fishing villages, all connected via pathways along the cliffs and through the olive groves. One especially enjoyable hike is on the Via Francigena pilgrimage trail that heads from the Swiss Alps all the way to Rome.
Tee off on an active golf vacation in ItalyIn the past, golf was considered to be an elite sport in Italy, but this is now changing and it is becoming a popular family activity. Meanwhile, more golf courses are opening up in the country to attract international golfers.
Reportedly, Italy boasts some 264 golf clubs, as well as some of the best courses. Here, golfers can enjoy the game at Circolo Golf Villa d’Este, Golf & Country Valcurone or Circolo Golf Bogogno. Meanwhile, with Italy’s wonderfully diverse landscapes, each golf course offers its own magnificent surrounding views.
Horseback riding adventureFor a truly refreshing vacation in Italy, horseback riding is one of the best active adventures. Imagine horseback, riding through the vineyards of Tuscany, enjoying a winemaking tour on the way. As you enjoy the screen and scenic landscapes, stopping off to visit the local wine cellars is a great experience, learning about the region’s traditions.
For an alternative horseback riding tour, head to the Mt. Vesuvius National Park, while visiting the incredible ruins of Pompeii. Take a ride up into the volcanic countryside to more than 1,600 ft above sea level. Along the way, learn all about ancient Roman and Pompeii history and wine-making from a knowledgeable guide.
Vespa tours in ItalyThat old saying, “When in Rome, do what the Romans do” comes true when visiting Rome. The city’s mazelike streets and lack of parking make exploring on a Vespa so much sense. On your rented Vespa, zip around from attraction to attraction, with no parking problems, while you enjoy the sights and fresh air of the city along the way.
On an evening tour by Vespa, head to the Trevi Fountain, the Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum along the way. There are two ways to go about this; you can either rent a Vespa and explore on your own or alternatively enjoy a tour with an experienced guide while taking the back seat for a change.
Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful landscapes of Italy during the fall, visiting all the major attractions with fewer crowds, cooler weather and autumn colors.