Outdoor sports include all the activities or sports that take place surrounded by nature, whether it is land, water or air.
Outdoor sports were born in the 80s/90s at the same time as the "extreme sports", which thanks to their spectacularity enjoy more and more great visibility. The outdoor activities over the years have had a strong development and can be carried out by people of all ages: from young people to families with children, up to grandparents. Tourism in km0, able to satisfy the desire for movement and contact with nature, becomes an attractive and practicable alternative to the usual trips.
This new way of "healthy living" and "physical activity" has become a necessity in the world and the idea of being able to experience exciting experiences without necessarily having to make exotic trips or in distant countries has been re-evaluated.
The success is due in particular to the fact that to start, as for example in trekking, it takes very little: a pair of suitable shoes and a backpack. Other sports, however, require more equipment, although to make the first experiences you can rely on guides or authorized centers that rent or provide the material needed to carry out the outdoor activity of your choice.
Many are the sports that are practicable both in summer and in winter, here is a short list:
Bike & E-Bike
Canyoning & Water Trekking
Trekking & Nordic Walking
Umbria has always been known as "the green heart of Italy". This name is born from the particularity of its territory, from the panoramas and the naturalistic wonders that it has the fortune to possess and that they make it a unique region for the variety of flora and fauna, from the enormous tourist potential.
Starting from the Valnerina to the upper Tiber Valley, Umbria is a succession of picturesque places of interest, first of all the Marmore Waterfall, without forgetting Lake Trasimeno, the cliff of Orvieto or the mountains of the Umbrian Apennines.
The outdoor activity in Umbria is favored by the many areas of enormous beauty and the particular morphology of the territory, which allows you to have a great wealth of natural oases, rivers, lakes, mountains, parks and reserves.
The most famous of the sports to be practiced in the freshwater is probably rafting, a dynamic and adventurous discipline that consists in traveling along stretches of river aboard special inflatables, called raft.
There are many itineraries to choose from, from the most adrenaline-filled one that takes place along the Nera River under the Marmore Waterfall, to the quieter ones, but still exciting, suitable for families and children:
The whole territory of Umbria is an ideal setting for those who love to live a "slow" outdoor experience. From the Monti Sibillini National Park to the Marmore Waterfall, from Lake Trasimeno to Monte Cucco, each path leads to a village, a viewpoint, a monument or a sacred place. Trekking in Umbria means discovering ancient streets and hidden corners, it is the ideal land for relaxing walks.
The most famous natural attraction of the region is the Marmore Waterfall, which with its water jump of 165 meters is the highest in Europe. For lovers of trekking, the Parco della Cascata offers numerous routes suitable for everyone, but the whole Valnerina and the Sibillini Natural Park are wonderful for unforgettable escursions.
Bike and Mountain Bike
An outdoor discipline that in recent years has had a strong development is related to the bike. Umbria also in this case offers opportunities for both road bike enthusiasts and mountain bike lovers.
Of particular interest is the project Rando Umbria, aimed at discovering the entire region through 5 rings on the road. Of these, greater relief is covered by the South route, which winds along secondary roads making discover the wonders widely described and immortalized in famous paintings by travelers of the Grand Tour.
For mountain bikers, the Nera Valley offers a path of inestimable beauty: the Greenway of the Nera River, that runs through an area in which contrasts landscape and culture still keep alive the tradition and accompany bikers in an itinerary with a thousand faces.
- Bevagna Bike & Wine Tour
- Bike tour from Bevagna to Assisi
- Sibillini Bike Tour
- Piediluco Lake Tour
- Marmore Falls Tour
- Umbria by Bike - Rando Centre: The Hills
- Umbria by Bike - Rando East: The Mountains
- Umbria by Bike - Rando North: The Valleys
- Umbria by Bike - Rando West: The Lake
- Umbria by Bike - Rando South: The Waters