Abruzzo an Ideal Scenario for Every Passion

Riding a horse in the park
Riding a horse in the park – Photo © abruzzoturismo.it

With its 133 kilometres of coastline, the highest peaks of the Apennines; a system of intramountain plateaux, three major national parks, a regional park and over 30 reserves, Abruzzo is perfect for those who want an action holiday, where sport and exercise become not the aim but the means for savouring the region’s extraordinary environmental resources.
In fact from the coast to the mountains there is no lack of choice because Abruzzo locations offer countless opportunities for leisure activities immersed in nature and beautiful landscapes.

Monte Camicia
Monte Camicia – Photo © abruzzoturismo.it

Lovers of mountain sports will discover the challenges of Abruzzo’s massifs and settings worthy of respect both in summer and in winter. Classic mountaineering, free climbing, ski touring, are all catered for in Abruzzo, whose scenarios require different levels of expertise.

The coast also boasts plenty of choice with the vast selection of pastimes available, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and fishing, all sorts of power water sports (including jet ski and water-skiing), fishing and underwater photography, diving, snorkelling.

Canoes on the Sangro river
Canoes on the Sangro river – Photo © abruzzoturismo.it

Fans of active tourism, combining sport, nature, discovery and fun, will realize that there are few limits to exploring and getting to know Abruzzo: cycling, mountain biking, rambling with a backpack, on horseback, with skis, hang gliding, paragliding, by ultralight aircraft, gliding, on a motorbike, off-road, by kayak, by canoe, on skates…

The vast system of reliefs and hilly terrain between the sea and the mountains offers surprising itineraries for cycling fans. But it is above all the extreme variety of landscapes and natural environments that allow all types of sports to approach the region and the discovery of its extraordinary values: the only real limits are in the mind!

Throughout the year (and not only in winter, with snow, or in the height of summer), Abruzzo is a destination for fans of all kinds of active tourism, attracted by its mighty natural settings, unspoiled landscapes, the thousand trails through ravines, streams, endless highlands, lakes, forests, a wide-ranging coastline, challenging peaks and mountains, hills, ancient villages: a really exciting mix for a holiday out of the ordinary.