• Classic Bike Climbs of Italy
  • Bouldering in Italy
  • Dolomites of Italy
  • Hiking Italy
  • Rock Climbing In Italy
  • Traveling Venice and the Veneto

Outdoor Travel Guide to Italy

Welcome to Outdoor Adventures in Italy!

Italy has been a favorite travel destination for millions of people.  However, the main sights have become tourist traps with high prices and large crowds.  To get off the beaten path means to discover what makes Italy such an attraction to so many people.  The best way to explore is on bicycle, foot, or using simple public transportation.  Italy is a perfect destination for an active vacation.  This online guide is to help you plan your adventure in Italy.


One of the unique things about Italy is the diverse amount of outdoor recreation activities available throughout each region. You could spend the morning on the ski slopes in the Italian Dolomites and in the afternoon be on the beach near Venice SCUBA diving. Or be on Lake Garda wind surfing,, and in between activities stop over in a Roma town to have a glass of wine with great regional food. Most Outdoor Activities can be done 9 months out of the year, and if you are a true die-hard you can do almost all types of outdoor sports 12 months out of the year.


Combine the outdoor recreation and nature of Italy with the rich history and culture, and you have one of the most flexible vacation areas available in the world. As we grow older as recreationist there are times family and other commitments might limit our freedom to explore. However, visiting Italy allows individuals to enjoy an active vacation while combining time with a traditional cultural vacation in one of the most beautiful and historical rich countries in the world.

The Italiaoutdoors web guide is written by outdoor professionals and individuals living and working in Italy. We try to give your the traveler prospective and general information needed to help you start on planning your next Vacation to Italy. If you wish to Bike Tour Italy, Rock Climb, go Bouldering, Ski Italy, or just enjoy adventure travel in Italy check out the site and drop us a line if you have a question.  We hope you find the information useful and enjoy a great time exploring just as we are.

Hello and welcome to Italiaoutdoors, I have been an Instructor and Outdoor Guide in Italy for over 25 years.  As a vacation travel planner, for custom Bike Tours in Italy, and Hiking Trips, I am always trying to explain to guests the diversity of Italy and the multiple recreation sports that can be done while you are visiting.  I have created this site to share my knowledge of Italy and hopefully help you navigate your way around this amazing country.  I live in the northern area near. Venice so my site is concentrated on the Veneto Region, Trentino Alto Adige Region, and Friuli Venezia Region, at the moment.  I organize and guide Private Bike Tours and Hike Trips in these regions and throughout Italy upon request.  I hope to continue to work on the guide for another 20+ years as I travel and explore Italy, to have a detail outdoor guide to Italy.  I hope you find the contents useful and if you need assistance in planning a vacation to Italy consider checking out my Travel Planning and Guide serves at McClure's Bike Italy.  If you are looking for a special vacation to explore the wine and cooking of Italy visit Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine.

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