Adventure holidays: many ideas for your holiday sport in Italy. kitesurfing, surfing, snorkeling in Sicily
Are you a dynamic sort of person? Do you love travel,
sport and adventure? And are you looking for new thrills, beyond
the usual things you find on a travel site? Take your pick from our
selection ...ing for new thrills, beyond
the usual things you find on a travel site? Take your pick from our
selection of sport holidays and discover the sporty side of Sicily: kite-surfing,
surfing, windsurfing, scuba-diving, sky-diving, quad biking, softball, diving
and much more.
Do you love the sea, the mountains and great emotions? Well with adventures
holidays you won't do without! We offer a wide range of possibilities for your activity
holidays in Sicily, from the windy realms perfect for surfing and
windsurfing, to diving down to black lava rocks and submerged havens, from
adventures on the largest active volcano in Europe, to the baptism of water...
Only with Sicilying can
you live to the full your travels and emotions! A thousand different
ways to live the sea
Tired of just another run-of-the-mill day at the seaside?
Fancy trying something new?
It's time for some new adventures on the water with Sicilying!!
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVE SEA SPORTS, to do alone or with friends, wake-boarding
is for you.
Wake-boarding is an on-trend sport, a combination of water-skiing and
snowboarding, usually done on lakes. With Sicilying you will have the chance to
experience that same thrill at sea, pulled by a jet ski. No matter if it's your
first try or you already know the ropes: trying to perfect manoeuvres, stunts
and jumps is exciting for everyone! CLASSIC FRESHWATER SPORTS like kayaking on the island of Vulcano,
or rafting down the Alcantara Gorges are just waiting to give you a
taste of excitement and adventure sport in Italy, giving you an original
response to the question: 'what is there to do in Sicily?' WANT TO TRY NEW SPORTS? You can't lose with SUP!
An acronym for Stand Up Paddle, it's a sport that was born in the
Australian ocean and has since spread around the world, now a popular sport in
Italy. It is a well-rounded sport which has many benefits; a perfect
activity for burning calories (up to 1,000 calories per hour if you're in the
correct position) and toning abs and buttocks thanks to the controlled
movements and need to maintain balance. But it is also beneficial for the
mind: moving your body whilst standing on top of the water, looking around
and feeling yourself surrounded by nature, all contribute to relaxing your mind
and helping you to release all the accumulated stress of daily life.
Above all, it's a sport for everyone,
including children and the elderly, since it doesn't require any particular
athletic preparation: experts affirm that after a few hours of training anyone
can learn to stand on the board, and quickly enough you will get good enough to
deal with the waves. ADVENTURES HOLIDAYS
BUT ALSO A LOT OF FUN, if you decide to go on a ride with your friends in a banana
boat. A long yellow tube which you and your friends must sit astride and
keep balanced, as a motorboat pulls you along; this is the alternative way of
riding the waves. Diving
and underwater adventure sports in Italy
Sicily, with its rich and varied coastline, surrounded by stunning archipelagos
of small satellite islands, is a paradise for diving enthusiasts. Sicilying
offers some of the best diving itineraries in Sicily, on a discovery of the
most spectacular underwater seabeds of the island. FOR
LOVERS OF DIVING, an unmissable stop is the popular destination the archipelago
of the Egadi Islands, one of the great diving paradises of Sicily, and
indeed the entire Mediterranean, thanks to its wide variety of environments,
plant species and animals.
the many places to dive, there is above all the famous Camel Rock, “Scoglio
del Cammello”, on the island of Marettimo. With the form of a camel, this
stunning rock is home to sponges, false coral colonies, orange corals, fan
worms, crown urchins, Protula tubularia and octopus dens. It is a rock
full of crevices in which many “guests” stay, and where, depending on the time
of day, the light creates stunning effects that any budding underwater
photographer will want to capture.
Staying on the island of Marettimo you'll be able to
go and visit San Simone, “Punta Basana”,
the caves of Punta Martina, the Cathedral, the Tuna Cave, “Punta Troia”,
and much more.
On Favignana the best dives are at “Secca del Toro”, “Scoglio Corrente”, “Galeotta”, “isolotto Previto”,
the Previto wreck, “secca Fondale” and “Palo degli Spirografi”.
And then at Levanzo you could dive
at “Cala Minnola”, “Cala Tramontana” and
“Capo Grosso”. FOR LOVERS OF DIVING AND
UNDERWATER EXPLORATIONS, you wonder what there is to do on Sicily? You're on
the right island: the seabed is overflowing not only with nature but also with
Not to be missed is the “Christ of the Abyss” offshore from Marzamemi
(maximum depth 27 metres), the caves and the rocks off the Island of Capo
Passero, the Island of the Currents “Isola delle Correnti” (the
meeting point of the Ionian and Mediterranean Sea), the Veniero submarine
wreck, and many other ship and aircraft wrecks.
Finally there is Taormina,
not only a famous seaside resort but also a great destination for lovers of
diving. With indeed 18 diving sites and the particular shape of this part of
the coastline, you have the chance to customize your dive according your
experience and training. The depths are home to many burrowing fish such as
groupers, sea ravens, conger and moray eels, but also pelagics such as tuna,
bonito, snapper and sea eagles; between the fronds of the
spectacular coloured sea fans it's not uncommon to see catfish eggs or meet a
big lobster! NATURE AND HISTORY UNDER
THE SEA in the natural reserve of Isola Bella, which houses stunning passages
and caves and the famous Roman columns of Capo Taormina.
On this stretch of
coast, a Roman ship sank more than 2,000 years ago with its load of white
marble columns. Today the wreck is a most extraordinary archaeological site,
seen only by the privileged few able to dive down to explore and admire.
It is also fascinating to see how nature has taken possession of these
submerged remains, indeed some moray eels have made their homes in these
Some twenty metres further is the entrance to a cave full of fan worms and
hundreds of cave shrimp; the timid moustelles will be spotted only by
the most discrete divers.
and extreme adventures
ARE YOU A SURF LOVER, OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY FOR THE FIRST TIME THE
EXCITEMENT OF RIDING THE WAVES? It's not always easy to find the right beaches,
with the perfect waves and the right winds, but Sicilying has found for you
the best places in Sicily to practise this sport, extraordinary travel
destinations where you can satisfy your passion for surf.
The Stagnone Reserve
is a very windy spot, which makes it a particularly popular hangout for kite
and windsurfing enthusiasts from all corners of Sicily. It's a northerly wind
that hits these shores, which in summer ensures tight and steady thermal wind
over 15 knots, with flat water perfect for freestyling, while in winter the
wind is tricky.
Santa Maria del Focallo, a
popular summer seaside resort, is a beautiful beach which in 2011 received the
blue flag. In the province of Ragusa, the beach has calm waters which are ideal
for those wanting to try the sport for the first time.
Sicilying offers courses with selected instructors both at beginners and
advanced levels, giving you the possibility to hire all the necessary
equipment, making your trip lighter and hassle-free. DO YOU WANT TO
LIVE THE EXPERIENCE OF FLYING? Live a paragliding experience: an unusual
way to see Sicily... from the sky!
Expert pilots will accompany you in this unique flying experience, lasting
around 20 minutes (but the flights will be longer if weather conditions allow).
You will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy the wonderful
surroundings and unique panoramas of the Sicilian coast from a very different
and unforgettable perspective: during the flight, expanses of green and blue,
hills and golden beaches, will take your breath away. DO YOU WANT INSTEAD TO
TRY EXTREME SPORT IN ITALY? Don't miss the chance to go skydiving
Sicilying has selected targeted courses that will allow you, after a
brief series of lessons and training, to fly alone in free-fall.
Otherwise, you could live the same
experience alongside an instructor who, after a brief preparation, will
help you safely launch yourself from 4,000 metres with a two-seat tandem
parachute: the thrill of the free-fall in total safety, for all ages, alongside
Adventures holidays on Etna
But in Sicily there is not only sea! Sicilying also offers you adventures to
be lived in the mountains and the most fascinating and picturesque places of
inland Sicily, with all kinds of means of transport.
ADVENTURE AND FUN with quad biking on Mount Etna, the largest active
volcano in Europe, and along the Alcantara Valley, one of the most beautiful places in Sicily. DO YOUR ADVENTURES
HOLIDAYS NEED MORE ADRENALINE? Sicilying offers a jeep tour in the
Nebrodi Mountains and Etna: you will follow the lesser-travelled paths,
mostly off-road, to enjoy truly unique views.