Active tours to Italy

Sailing in Italy, Active tours, Italy, Italy (Photo by Unknown)
Sailing in Italy, Sailing Italy, General

Hiking, biking, kayaking, ballooning, horseback and other active tours of Italy

Sometimes you just have to go beyond the sightseeing and get physical. 

Guided walks and hiking tours, and biking tours, are incredibly popular—and each get their own sections—but you can also go fishing, caving, or rock climbing, go on a horseback trek or whitewater rafting, sail, skydive, go off-roading, and much much more.

Here's how to find the best active tours and adventures in Italy:

The Tour du Mont Blanc hiking path (Photo by akunamatata)

Guided walks, hikes, and treks in Italy

 
Biking through the Tuscan countryside (Photo courtesy of Austin Adventures)

Biking in Italy and cycling tours of the countryside

 
Riding along a bridle path (Photo by Terry Kearney)

Tour Italy in a saddle

 
Sailing in Italy (Photo by Unknown)

Sailing the coast and islands of Italy

 
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View of i Faraglioni and Capri Town from Monte Solaro (Photo by Mister No)
Monte Solaro
Near Anacapri

A chairlift ride (or stiff hike) to stupendous views on Capri's highest peak

 
A private guide can bring the art, history, and city alive

Microtours in Italy—Guided walks, bus tours, museum tours, private guides, escorted sidetrips, and more

 
The Tour du Mont Blanc hiking path (Photo by akunamatata)

Guided walks, hikes, and treks in Italy

 

Guided walks are a fabulous way to bring a city to life and learn its secrets and its history

 
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The evening passeggiata on Via del Corso (Photo © Reid Bramblett)
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The evening passeggiata stroll on Via del Corso is Rome's quintessential see-and-be-seen event

 
Biking through the Tuscan countryside (Photo courtesy of Austin Adventures)

Biking in Italy and cycling tours of the countryside

 
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A rowing lesson in Venice (Photo courtesy of Carolyn Spencer Brown)

Be a gondolier for the day: Take rowing lessons in a bona-fide gondola or other classic Venetian boat

 
Riding along a bridle path (Photo by Terry Kearney)

Tour Italy in a saddle

 
Sailing in Italy (Photo by Unknown)

Sailing the coast and islands of Italy

 
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Whenever the yellow signs point to some major tourist destination, go the other way instead. Put away the map. Discover the real Venice. (Photo by FTS-Ro)
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The fine art of getting lost in the backstreets of Venice and learning to love it

 
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Gladiators duke it out (Photo courtesy of Viator)
Gladiator lessons
Rome: Outside the walls

Learn what it took to do battle in the Colosseum with a half-day Roman gladiator school

 
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Touring Florence by bicycle (Photo courtesy of Viator)
Bike tours
Florence

Guided bicycle tours of Florence

 
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Sailing along the Amalfi Coast

 
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A stream in the Valle delle Ferriere (Photo by Giuseppe Milo)
Hiking
Amalfi outskirts

The trails between towns and guided hiking excursions along the Amalfi Coast and into the Monti Lattari

 
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See the roadside antiquities at a moderate pace (Photo by Daniel N. Lang)
Bike the Appian Way
Rome: Outside the walls

On Sundays, the Via Appia Antica is closed to traffic—except for bicyclists

 
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Sentiero degli Dei
Positano outskirts

The Sentiero degli Dei, the Trail of the Gods, above Positano

 
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A more rugged hike to see the eastern, wilder side of Capri (though you can cut it short as well)

 
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Bagni di Tiberio
Near Capri Town

The beach where the emperor used to bathe

 
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Guided bicycle tours of Naples

 
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Bike tours
Sorrento

Guided bicycle tours of Sorrento

 
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Biking by the Colosseum (Photo Public Domain)

Guided bicycle tours of Rome

 
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Kayak Positano
Positano outskirts

Renting a boat or taking a coastal cruise in Positano

 
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Lovely walks and hikes on the island of Capri

 
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Guided bicycle tours of Milan

 
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A short hike to some pretty gardens with a classic view

 
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Il Faro
Near Anacapri

A swimming cove by the lighthouse

 
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Scoglio delle Sirene
Near Capri Town

Rocky sunbathing and swimming with Homeric connections

 
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Given enough time, you can simply walk around the island of Capri rather than waiting for the tiny buses or cramming into a taxi

 
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Marina Piccola
Near Capri Town

Small beaches at the ferry harbor

 
Bicycle (Photo icon made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com)
By bike
Florence

How to rent a bicycle in Florence

 
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How to rent a bicycle in Rome