Guide to Adventures and Travel in Italy

Italiaoutdoors Custom Vacation Planning and Suggested Tours


Hiking Prosecco Wine Area

Nieve Piedmont

Bike Touring the Venetian Republic

City of Vicenza Guide

Veneto Bike Tour

Bike Touring Dolomites

Lake Garda Planning Guide

Walking the Dolomites


Passo Staulanza Dolomites

San Stefano di Sessanio

5 Travel Tips about Venice

Tips for Hiking Italy

Bologna City Guide

WELCOME TO ItaliaOutdoors

It's 2022 and there is hope that the COVID issues are coming under control and international travel will reopen for good.  As travel has restarted there has been several changes in our daily life due to COVID that will carry over into the next few years.  The aftermath of the pandemic has effected businesses ranging from hotel, restaurants, and tour providers causing many not to reopen or reduce operations.  As restrictions open and we can move around in Italy we review our tour suggested routes and explore new off the beaten path locations.  We will share our finding on this site and as we update our travel planning notebook we hope to help you plan your next adventure in Italy.

Italy offers the traveler an incredible amount of recreation activities to enjoy during your vacation and helps to get you off the main tourist tracks. A historic part of the Italian culture has been to enjoy the outdoors and explore the local mountains and beaches. Even today in the electronic world and spread of American style team sports you will still find most Italians ski, hike, run, climb, or participate in some type of outdoor recreation. However, not much is written in English about the varied outdoor activities to enjoy through out Italy. The goal of the ItaliaOutdoors web sit is to present an guide to varied activities you can enjoy during your vacation in Italy. This is a planning guide, for the first time visitor and well traveled explorer, to assist you in getting the most out of your stay in Italy. 

Italy has great food and wine, historical sites from the ancient times to present, and a special appeal to travelers, but not everyone just wants to look at churches or old building, sit around drinking and eating, or sending their time in crowded cities.  There is an alternative to traveling Italy that it is not as well know, and that is active vacations. If you want to add a bit of outdoor recreation or fitness to your vacation there are plenty of options which also allow you to touch on the true Italian culture and lets you escape the over tourism in the more well known spots.  This is our outdoor recreation in Italy guide section.


Bike Tour Italy

Hike and Walk Italy

Climb Italy

Where To Go In Italy

Dolomite Mountains

Lakes of Italy


Apennine Mountains

Planning Your Italian Adventure

Italy can be done on a budget or you could end up spending a ton of money.  In this area you will find travel planning tips and suggestions.  If you wish to have a bit of professional advice or someone to plan your adventure contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Travel Planning

Outdoor Skills

Food and Wine

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Guide to Outdoor Recreation


Travel Guide to Italy