Italy has become one of our favorite destinations! There is so much to do in Italy, from hiking, biking to sailing and climbing. Choose from mountains or sea or combine both! The landscape, people, culture and food just cannot be beat. Italy is the perfect place for us to design a custom trip for families & friends. Below we highlight a few of our favorite trips:
Via Ferrata & Hiking: The Dolomites (or Italian Alps) are bordered by the Swiss Alps to the west and the Austrian Alps to the north. They tower above the sapphire Lake Garda to the south and are renowned for their spectacular colors reflected during sunrise and sunset. The Dolomites offer some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world, with vertical limestone walls towering up to 4000 feet, sparkling lakes and long, deep valleys. The web of trails traversing the range are dotted with country inns (rifugios in Italian) that offer delicious five course meals, local wines and beers and hot showers. We hike through meadows of wildflowers, sip cappuccinos in historic mountain huts, pass under white vertical faces and settle into our next Rifugio. The more intrepid can connect the in by via ferrata routes while others enjoy well marked hiking trails.
Our Dolomite trips begin in beautiful riverside Verona, the set for three of Shakespeare’s plays and home to a still standing Arena built in AD 30. From Verona we travel to Arco, the epicenter of mountain adventure, with world class hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, via ferratas, canyoneering, wind surfing, and sailing. We end our journey exploring magestic Venice. Founded in 5th century, Venice is home to some of the world’s greatest artists and architecture. This Mountain Spirits journey has become wildly popular for a reason!
Sailing: Sicily (our favorite), Amalfi Coast, Tuscany and more! Choose your destination and we put together your 11 day trip that includes a week of sailing on the Med. Our favorite sailing area of Italy are the Aioli Islands off the coast of Sicily. Our Sicilian Captain, Daniele Egitto has 30 years of sailing experience and knows his way around these water like no other. The volcanic nature of the islands makes for incredible hiking and views and the clear blue water, food and culture add to the charm. The breathtaking Amalfi Coast is another favorite sailing destination due to the incredible hiking and the quaint villages along the coast.
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