Le Marche guide to sport
Action & adventure on your holiday in Le Marche
Whether your Italian holiday to Le Marche is for relaxation purposes, or, you are a serious adrenaline junkie, we have created a guide below to a range of Le Marche sports and extreme sports that you can watch or participate in on your Le Marche holiday.
Le Marche Golf
The nearest course for a golf holiday in Le Marche is the Conero Golf Club at Sirolo; which is an hour away, it is 6766 yards long and nestles in the hills of the Conero national park overlooking the sea. Weekday green fees of €40, clubs can be hired. This is also a great wine producing area- so a trip to a Cantina for the 19th hole should be considered.
If you want to take in some Italian football or calcio while you are in Le Marche, Ascoli are the nearest members of Serie B. The city of Ascoli and its stadium are 45minutes away and a trip to an Italian Football match is quite an occasion.
Tickets are available from the Tabacchi in Sarnano or in bars around the ground (you must take id). Forza Il Picchio!! Playing football in Sarnano, there are 2 5 a side pitches and its easy to turn up and get a game
Swimming in Le Marche
The Villas swimming pool is 14 metres long and has a stunning view of Sarnano and its backdrop of the Sibillini Mountains. Swimming is also available locally at Lake Fiastra, which has beaches and restaurants, in Sarnano at a superb heated indoor pool and at the great beaches 45 mins away. Visit this link For the best guide to the beaches
If you want your Le Marche sport on or in the water then within easy reach are the Le Marche yacht club at Porto San Giorgio, windsurfing at Civitanova Marche and Porto San Elpidio, sailing at Civitanova, canoeing at Lake Fiastra.
There’s also a PADI diving at Numana, where you can obtain your PADI certificate on diving courses there or bring your PADI certificate and go out for dives amongst the Rocky outcrops in the Conero National Park.
Tennis in Sarnano
If you are into horse racing, then visit Montegiorgio, half an hour from the Villa if you fancy a day or night of watching and betting on horse racing Italian style (with riders in traps). Click here for details. There is also flat racing at Corridonia.
Hang-gliding and Parascending in The Sibillini Mountains
The nearest extreme sports in Le Marche are 10 minutes from the Villa, where you will find a Hang-gliding and parascending school. You can take a tandem flight with an instructor over the wonderful Le Marche countryside around Sarnano from May to October depending on conditions.
Skiing & Snowboarding in Le Marche
Drive up from Sarnano into the Sibillini Mountains to the ski resort of Sassotetto, the main resort for Le Marche skiing and snowboarding. Its an ideal Italian ski resort for beginners or for those who want a ski weekend with other great facilities down below the snowline.
The ski resort has a boarding snow park with great sound system, 10 drag/chairlifts, 9 pistes plus off piste action. At Sassotetto ski resort there are two good restaurants, ski, board & boot hire plus ski pass sales. There is a furtherresort with a number of runs 5 minutes further on at Pintura di Bolognola.
There is a regular bus service from Sarnano to Sassotetto and Madallena so you can combine your ski holiday in Italy with sightseeing and culture or a walking holiday. Details of the resort plus current weather conditions can be found by clicking on this link . Its often wise to rent your ski kit down at Paolo sport in Sarnano.
If you are in the Sibillini Mountains at picturesque Lake Fiastra and fancy something more active than the beach or lunch at the local trattoria, you can hire bikes, canoes or pedaloes or rent quad bikes
Extreme sports, Kayaking, White Water Rafting & Climbing
Norcia is a wonderful medieval town in the heart of the Sibillini Mountains only an hour and a quarter from the villa and is home to many outdoor pursuits and extreme sports and survival courses which can be experienced under the watchful eyes of trained instructors at the Outdoor Activity Centre.
So, if you fancy that white water rafting trip, kayaking through gorges that are home to wolves and eagles or fancy canyoning, hydrospeed orienteering or free climbing, or most other mountain or water based extreme sports then a visit to Norcia is essential during your visit to Le Marche.Alternatively, bring your group for some team building.
Only half hour from the villa is Fiastra adventure park with a Zip wire over the lake and tightropes in the treesAlso near to Norcia and Visso in the heart of the Sibillini Mountains is an adventure playground or adventure park with zipwires, climbing and loads of excitement for all ages.
There is another parco avventura Cingoli in the heart of Le Marche, a wonderful town worth visiting in its own right for its views, architecture and lake, this adventure park makes it a trip for the whole family.
Quercus Park at Ripatransone is a treetop adventure park with zip wires and multiple courses for all heights and ages.
For the best water Park you need to head to Ondablu water Park at Tortoreto about 1hr 20 mins away, its got wave machines, extreme rides and rivers. Stop at the Acqua Sapone shop at Tortoreto beforehand to buy toileteries and ask for discount tickets.