WHAT TO DO CALABRIA

Talking about Calabria, we think of the sea and its marvelous beaches for basking and sun-bathing. But these clear waters in their thousand shades of colours are also an opportunity of practicing sports like windsurfing or kite-surfing. Scuba-diving gives you the possibility to discover a wonderful seabed hosting brightly-colored corals and even intriguing wreckages from the Second World War.

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If you want to have fun or relax in the hinterland there are many opportunities too; in fact National Parks cover the most of the Calabria’s territory.

Challenging experiences await you, like a rafting experience along the Lao River or through the Sila gorges. Alternatively, the river can be walked with no need of boat of any kind: just diving into the water, descending with a rope in the most difficult tracts. This is canyoneering, and the support of expert guides makes these fascinating sports accessible to anyone.

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Orientiring is another thrilling possibility: one will learn and have fun at the same time. This sport, born in Northern Europe, tests sense of direction. Participants are equipped with a map and a compass and they have to reach the goal in the shortest time; they can choose independently the route to take but they must arrive at preset intermediate stops.

Winter sports are not less important than the summer ones. One can choose among many ski resorts, equipped with artificial slopes to ski all year-round.

What about the emotion of flying over these breathtaking landscapes? Specialized instructors will take you through the clouds (firmly attached to a paraglider’s saddle, no less) to show you the beauty of Calabria from an entirely different perspective!

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