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Hiking & Biking Tours


The environmental heritage of central Italy offers landscapes and trails of rare beauty, in which history, art and culture blend with uncontaminated nature. The fundamental idea behind our itineraries is that the experience isn’t the destination, but the journey itself: following and discovering alternative routes with a hint of adventure and unexpected beauty. Each hiking and biking itinerary planned by our guides follows a particular theme and provides for various levels of difficulty, with maximum security and safety guaranteed. A journey during which participants have the opportunity to enjoy various outdoor activities conducted by qualified instructors: rafting, orienteering, trail horse-riding, rock climbing and canopy tours.

Our proposals seek to promote the concept of general wellbeing related to0 sport and communing with nature, not just at a physical level, but also mentally. The itineraries also include guided visits to the major cities of art in central Italy, such as Rome, Florence, Siena and Assisi.

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Water

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Whistle for position alert

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Discover Central Italy

Tour: 10 days/ 9 nights

Itinerary: Trekking and Biking

Level of difficulty: easy

Start/Arrival: Siena/Roma

Guides: 1 each15 participants

Overnights : Siena (1), Florence (1), Arezzo (1), Cortona (1), Assisi (3), Rome (2)

Best periods: from May to September.

An enjoyable itinerary hiking through natural landscapes and biking trails that combines with visits to the some of the most important cities of art such as Siena, Florence, Assisi and Rome. In discovery of the magic of central Italy, from Tuscany, through the landscapes of Umbria and arriving in the glorious eternal city. Casentinesi Forest National Park One of the most beautiful National parks in Italy that covers approximately 36.000 hectares from Tuscany to Emilia Romagna.Our trekking excursion is an easy level of difficulty with a 10 km trail through woods with a difference in altitude of 500 mts.

Polvese Island - Lake Trasimeno The major Island in the Trasimeno archipelago, Polvese Island has been a scientific and educational park since 1995. Ancient ruins from the Roman and Medieval eras blend harmoniously into the natural landscape.

Arezzo – Cortona – Lake Trasimeno Biking along trails on the border between Tuscany and Umbria. From the historic city of Arezzo to the medieval town of Cortona, with overnight stops in farmstays , arriving at the beautiful Lake Trasimeno in the heart of Umbria. The distance to be travelled is 70 km, (over 2 days ), on level bike trails.

Eremo delle Carceri – Assisi Uncontaminated nature characterises one of the most sacred places of the Franciscan tradition. The hermitage sits in an ancient wood with many grottoes and small chapels where pilgrims from all over the world withdraw in contemplation. A trek of 8 km , of medium difficulty.

Marmore Waterfalls A relaxing trek in this park of waterfalls which is a symbol of Umbria and one of the highest in Europe. The trails offer a multitude of spectacular views, with four itineraries, each of a medium difficulty level.

Rafting Rafting is one of the most enjoyable activities that can be shared with others in the great outdoors. Our instructors will lead you on an adventure in which air, water and greenery combine to provide a unique experience. The excursion takes place in the magnificent setting of the Valnerina.


Guided Tours Siena A UNESCO World Heritage site, this city is famous throughout the world for the Palio which takes place twice a year, (2nd July and 16th August) , thrilling the people of Siena and tourists alike. Our itinerary reveals the beauty of a city steeped in history, charm and sights such as the Gothic Duomo of Saint Domenico, the delightful lane ways full of atmosphere and the splendour of the Piazza del Campo.

Florence is a not-to-be-missed destination on a trip to Italy. Places such as the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Della Signoria, Piazza Santa Croce, the Duomo with its renowned Giotto bell tower, the Uffizi Gallery and numerous others, offer testimony to the magic of a dynamic city, full of life and ready to welcome visitors wishing to enjoy the artistic heritage concentrated within the historic centre .

Rome Known worldwide as ÂŤThe Eternal CityÂť, Rome is home to a unique artistic and cultural heritage. From the sites of Imperial Rome to the spirituality and splendour of the Vatican City, take an exciting journey with us through the history and atmosphere of this glorious city. Two days of guided visits and some free time for an unforgettable experience.

Florence

Assisi The city of Saint Francis and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Assisi is nestled in the hills of Umbria and is famous throughout the world. Our guided tour allows you to admire the Roman ruins and the charm of a medieval city with all its treasures still intact, such as the Basilica of Saint Francis, the Temple of Minerva, the Basilica of Saint Claire and stupendous views.


Discover Central Italy – detailed itinerary Day 1: arrival at the airport, transfer to Siena; welcome dinner and overnight in Siena in 3 stars hotel; Day 2: guided tour of Siena in the morning, lunch and transfer by bus to Florence (1 hour) in the early afternoon; three hours of guided tour of Florence, dinner and overnight in Florence in 3 star hotel;

Day 3: meeting in the morning with our trekking guides for a short briefing; departure to the Foreste Casentinesi National Park; trekking excursion in the Park (10 km, easy level trekking, packed lunch). At the end of the excursion, transfer by bus to Arezzo, overnight in Arezzo in a 3 stars hotel (dinner served at the hotel’s restaurant); Day 4: biking from Arezzo to Cortona (on a flat cycle lane, distance 40 km, 4 hours including stops). Arrival at agriturismo in Cortona; local products menu lunch; free afternoon for relax or free walk in Cortona’s medieval town; overnight in agriturismo (dinner served at the agriturismo); Day 5: biking from Cortona to Passignano on Trasimeno (on a flat cycle lane, distance 30 km, 3.5 hours including stops). Packed lunch, visit of the Polvese island; at the end of the visit transfer by bus to Assisi, dinner and overnight in Assisi; Day 6: trekking excursion to Eremo delle Carceri (8 km, easy/medium level trekking, 3/4 hours). Lunch at the hotel’s restaurant. In the afternoon guided tour of Assisi, dinner and overnight in Assisi; Day 7: transfer by bus to Marmore waterfalls, visit of Marmore waterfalls park (packed lunch); rafting in Valnerina; transfer to Assisi, dinner and overnight in Assisi; Day 8: transfer to Rome: guided tour of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Crypt; free walk and shopping, dinner an overnight in 3 stars hotel; Day 9: guided visit to Coliseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill ; free walk and shopping; dinner and overnight; Day 10: transfer to Airport, end of tour. This is a provisional program and may be subject to changes due to weather conditions. Professional hiking guides will lead our groups during all excursions. Professional instructors for all outdoor activities (orienteering, canyonig, canopy tour and rafting).

Transfers will be arranged by bus. Accommodation: 3 stars hotel full board accommodation: students will be accommodated in triple rooms, double and single rooms are available for chaperones. One double room free full board accommodation for chaperones.


Monti Sibillini National Park

The Monti Sibillini National Park covers 70.000 hectares between Umbria and The Marche; the great variety of landscapes offer the chance to appreciate the many diverse aspects of nature, from the most gentle through to the wildest landscapes. This itinerary of pure trekking is designed for those seeking an experience of complete immersion in the outdoors, with a touch of adventure and unforgettable landscapes. From Castelluccio to Lake Pilato: This excursion of medium difficulty, (7 hours with rest stops), departs from the Castelluccio high plains and arrives at an altitude of 1.940 meters. The lake takes its name from Pontius Pilate and according to a local legend, his body is buried at the bottom of the lake. An enchanting and mysterious landscape!

Val di Canatra Walking in the Val di Canatra at the right time of year is like seeing all the colours of the world. The intense and luxuriant flowering provides a backdrop of scents and sounds of an uncontaminated natural landscape. An easy trek in a unique setting.

Horse and Donkey Trekking Departing from Forca di Ancarano, this trail, on either horse or donkey, lasts for two days and passes through the national park. Overnight stops in tents, (a sleeping bag is necessary). This trek has a medium difficulty level, allows for full contact with nature and perfectly combines adventure and enjoyment.

Lake Fiastra Situated in The Marche, this lake is one of the most characteristic within the Park. Our itinerary passes through the woods surrounding the lake and finishes on the beach of the lake for a well-earned rest. This is an easy trek.

Fiastrone Gorge: The theme of this medium difficulty trek is water, where this thousands of years old work of nature has sculpted a unique setting: a series of natural grottoes The Monks’ Grotta contains peaks of red stone moulded by the wind and rain, (The red blades), and has been a place of prayer since the 13th century. A not-to-be-missed tour!

The Old Railway Line This itinerary is not very difficult but it offers spectacular scenery around railway tunnels that have not been in use since 1968. The excursion takes about 4 hours, covers a distance of 8 kms and is done wearing head lamps

Tour: 10 days/ 9 nights

Guides: 1 each15 participants

Itinerary: Trekking

Overnights: Norcia (7), Assisi(1), Rome(1)

Level of difficulty: medium

Best periods: May, June, July, August

Start/Arrival: Norcia/Rome


Outdoor activities and Guided Tours The Monti Sibillini Park offers the opportunity of taking part in various sporting activities other than trekking. During the tour we offer numerous highly enjoyable group activities in the great outdoors, all accompanied by expert instructors.

Canyoning

Orienteering

Canopy Tour

Rafting

The tour proposes guided visits of Norcia and Assisi, two of the most important cultural and religious centres in Umbria. The final day, however, is dedicated to discovering Rome, with visits to the most significant sites from the Imperial Age and the Vatican City.

Assisi

Vatican City

Norcia

Rome


Monti Sibillini National Park – detailed itinerary Day 1: arrival at the airport; transfer by bus to Norcia, meeting with guides staff for a briefing about the itineraries, welcome dinner and overnight in hotel (3 stars hotel);

Day 2: choice between the following itineraries (different level of difficulty): Itinerary 1: trekking excursion to Lake Pilato: duration of the excursion 7 hours (stops included, packed lunch), medium/high level of difficulty; return to hotel in the late afternoon, relax, dinner, overnight in Norcia; Itinerary 2: trekking to Piana of Castelluccio - Val di Canatra: 10 km of trekking, easy level, lunch at agriturismo in Castelluccio; return to hotel in the early afternoon, relax, visit of Norcia, dinner and overnight in Norcia; Day 3: Visit of Marmore Waterfalls, trekking in the Marmore Waterfalls Park, afternoon dedicated to outdoor activities with instructors (orienteering, canyoning, canopy tour). Dinner and overnight in Norcia; Day 4: transfer by bus to Forca di Ancarano; 2 days of trekking with mules through Monti Sibillini National Park. Packed lunch, dinner at a mountain dew, overnight stop in tents (a sleeping bag is necessary); Day 5: return to Ancarano in the early afternoon; transfer to hotel, relax, dinner and overnight in Norcia; Day 6: excursion to Lake Fiastra and Fiastrone Gorge; duration of the excursion 6 hours, packed lunch, easy level of trekking; return to hotel in the late afternoon, dinner and overnight in Norcia; Day 7: transfer to Caprareccia (Spoleto): trekking through the Old Railway Line (4 hours, easy level of trekking, 8 km.) Lunch at agriturismo. Afternoon: rafting in Serravalle of Norcia; return to hotel in the late afternoon, dinner and overnight in Norcia; Day 8: depart for Assisi: guided tour of Assisi, free lunch, dinner and overnight in hotel in the center of Assisi; Day 9: depart for Rome. Morning: guided tour of St. Peter Basilica and Vatican Crypt, packed lunch. Afternoon: guided tour of Coliseum, Roman Forum, Capitolin Hill, Venice Square, free walk, dinner and overnight in hotel in Rome; Day 10: transfer to airport, end of tour. This is a provisional program and may be subject to changes due to weather conditions. Professional hiking guides will lead our group during all excursions. Professional instructors for all outdoor activities (orienteering, canyonig, canopy tour and rafting). Transfers will be arranged by bus. Accommodation: 3 star hotels full board accommodation in Norcia, Assisi and Rome: students will be accommodated in triple rooms, double and single rooms are available for chaperones. One double room free full board accommodation for chaperones.


Tuscany & Costa D’Argento.

The artistic, cultural and natural heritage of Tuscany is one of the most important in Italy, combining world-acclaimed cities as Florence and Siena to natural parks and a coastline of rare beauty. Our tour begins in Florence and goes on to the area around Siena, then into the Maremma with its stunning National Park of the Uccellina, where we’ll visit the Costa D’Argento, (the silver coast) and its archipelago. The proposed trekking itineraries are simple and relaxed, ideal for getting to know the nature and history of this splendid region. Sport, culture and relaxing in one of the most beautiful coastal areas of Italy.

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The National Park of the Uccellina Ten thousand hectares along the Tuscan coast that fronts onto the Tyrrhenian Sea; the natural landscapes are many and varied: extensive pine forests, ancient woods, Mediterranean scrub and clear clean water.

Pitigliano and Terme di Saturnia. Pitigliano; built on tufa, this is one of the most interesting sites in Tuscany, with its rich artistic heritage from the Medieval era. After a pleasant trek in the areas around the little town, the tour moves on to the Terme di Saturnia,( hot springs), within a setting of waterfalls and natural pools.

Baratti Populonia Archaelogical Park. The ideal place in which to learn more about the Etruscan and Roman civilisations; vast and numerous necropolis and ruins dating back to the 9th century BC. can be found within a park that faces the Baratti Gulf and surrounded by dense Mediterranean scrub.

Mount Argentario The coast of the Argentario Promontory extends for many kilometres, alternating between little stony creeks and soft sandy beaches. Walking through the pine forests on the edge of the crystal clear sea offers the opportunity of full immersion in the beauty of one of the most renowned coastal regions of Italy.

Giglio Island This beautiful island offers not only the sea, but also many trails on which to trek through a wild natural landscape. The predominantly mountainous nature of the island allows for unforgettable views.. A day of medium difficulty trekking and great fascination.

Volterra and San Gimignano An excursion in discovery of two of the most characteristic towns in Tuscany. Volterra, near Pisa is a typical medieval town which also offers a hilly landscape ideal for trekking. San Gimignano is a UNESCO World Heritage city and is immersed in Tuscan countryside near Siena.

Tour: 11 days/ 10 nights. Itinerary: Trekking. Level of difficulty: easy. Start/Arrival: Florence/Rome.

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Guides: 1 each15 participants. Overnights: Florence (2), Siena (1), Marina di Grosseto (5), Rome(2). Best periods: May, June, July, September.


Guided Tours ROME. Known worldwide as ÂŤThe Eternal CityÂť, Rome has a unique artistic and cultural heritage. From the sites of Imperial Rome to the spirituality and grandeur of the Vatican City, take an exciting journey through the history and atmosphere of this glorious city. One or two days of guided visits and some free time for an unforgettable experience. SIENA. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this city is famous throughout the world for the Palio which takes place twice a year, (2nd July and 16th August) , thrilling the people of Siena and tourists alike. Our itinerary reveals the beauty of a city steeped in history, charm and sights such as the Gothic Duomo of Saint Domenico, the delightful streets full of atmosphere and the splendour of the Piazza del Campo.

FLORENCE. Florence is a not-to-be-missed destination on a trip to Italy. Places such as the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Della Signoria, Piazza Santa Croce, the Duomo with its renowned Giotto bell tower, the Uffizi Gallery and numerous others, offer testimony of a dynamic city, full of life and ready to welcome visitors wishing to enjoy the artistic heritage concentrated within the historic centre.


Tuscany and Costa d’Argento – detailed itinerary Day 1: arrival in Rome, transfer from the airport to Florence, free afternoon and overnight in Florence;

Day 2 : guided tour of Florence; overnight in Florence; Day 3: visit of San Gimignano and Volterra; visit of Siena; overnight in Siena; Day 4: transfer to Albarese, trekking in the National Park of Uccellina; at the end of the excursion transfer to Marina di Grosseto for dinner and overnight; Day 5: full day excursion in Giglio Island;

Day 6: full day trekking excursion in Monte Argentario; free afternoon at the beach, return to Marina di Grosseto for dinner and overnight; Day 7: trekking excursion to Pitigliano and Terme of Saturnia; return for dinner and overnight in Marina di Grosseto; Day 8: trekking in the archeological area of Baratti-Populonia, return to Marina di Grosseto for dinner and overnight;

Day 9: transfer to Rome in the early morning; afternoon guided tour to Coliseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill and Venice Square, dinner and overnight in 3 stars hotel in Rome; Day 10: guided Tour of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square; free time in Rome for shopping; return to hotel for dinner and overnight; Day 11: transfer to Fiumicino Airport; end of tour. This is a provisional program and may be subject to changes due to weather conditions. Professional hiking guides will lead our group during all excursions. Transfers will be arranged by bus. Accommodation: 3 star hotels full board accommodation: students will be accommodated in triple rooms, double and single rooms are available for chaperones. One double room free full board accommodation for chaperones.


Information and rates

Please note that our tours are customized according to specific needs of the groups, in terms of duration, activities, periods, number of participants. All our hiking and biking excursions and outdoor activities will be led by professional licensed guides and instructors. Guided tours will be led by professional tourist guides. Transfers will be arranged by bus. For full day excursions packed lunch will be provided. Full board accommodation in triple rooms in three stars hotels for students, single or double rooms for teachers/chaperones. Tuition includes:

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full board accommodation in three stars hotels; transport to / from Rome Fiumicino International Airport / program location; bus transport and guided full day excursions to Rome, Florence, Siena and Assisi; packed lunch for full day excursions; guided hiking and biking excursions, outdoor activities.

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED. Free full board accommodation in single room for 2 tour leader/ chaperones (bus transports and guided tours included).

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It is very important that you ensure that you have adequate travel insurance coverage for all the members of your group. You are travelling on a sports tour and some of the elements required may not be covered by certain policies, including the provision for medical coverage for accidents and injuries sustained while taking part on tour. We are able to offer you our travel insurance which has been designed for our tours. If requested, we'll send full details of levels of coverage, terms and conditions. Travel insurance is not included in the tour package For further information about our tours and for your quotation please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@sportravelexperience.com and visit our website www.sportravelexperience.com

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