Cycling & Walking:
We organise day cycling tours and longer cycling holidays up to ten days through the Sibillini mountains and other beautiful locations in the Marche region.
We offer guided treks and walking holidays which take advantage of our wide and exclusive holiday accommodation venues across Marche and our partnerships with park guides, refuges and the national park infrastructure, enabling us to provide a unique opportunity to trek through and enjoy some of the most stunning scenery Italy has to offer.
Our organised walks and treks take you into unspoilt Italy, taking advantage of little trodden paths through stunning countryside where you have the chance to really commune with nature and perhaps even the possibility of seeing some of the region's rare wildlife.
We also offer nature photography courses combined with nature walks, run by qualified park guides and experienced professional photographers.
Trips begin at a meeting point, normally one of the Sibillini mountain towns' piazzas, from where you will be driven up into the mountains for an unforgettable day photographing beautiful landscapes and if you are lucky, some wildlife too.
Our photographers work with the national park providing images for their publications and are renowned for their mesmerizing shots across the region, so you will have first class tuition and prized advice on hand to help you take shots like the professionals.
White Water Rafting:
We work closely with professional, fully qualified local guides on rivers in Marche and Umbria to offer you a really fun day out river rafting. The rivers are small and slow flowing so "white" water is only a small part of the day.
But you will spend the day rafting and paddling down a beautiful river with professional river guides. You will pass through beautiful gorges, perhaps have the chance to see a kingfisher, and for those who would like to there is also the opportunity to jump in the river and have a swim in one of the river pools towards the end of your trip.
And all of this will be recorded on video and photographed for you so you can remember this fun day out for years to come.
Paragliding & Parascending:
If you are an adrenalin junkie or like trying new exciting things then why not spend the day hang-gliding or parascending of the gentle slopes of the eastern Sibillini above Sarnano. Here is a well established school with ultra professional and very friendly instructors and staff.
The thermals here are conducive to gentler flights unlike the more challenging currents on the other side of the mountains around the plains of Castelluccio, which are ideal for more experienced proponents of this fantastic sport.
We can organise your day for you which will include a reasonably early start to be at the school in time for safety instructions and lessons before taking your tandem ride into the air to soar above Le Marche (and quite possibly meet a golden eagle). Meals are also available at the school's restaurant and bar.
Skydiving & Flying Lessons:
Come and spend a week or two in beautiful Marche and take advantage of the fine weather to get some valuable flying hours under your belt.
Flying lessons in Italy can be a very efficient and pleasant way of building up your flying hours and experience when the weather at home may not be so amenable.
We work exclusively with two flying schools in central and southern Marche which have english speaking flying instructors, so you can carry on your training seemlessly.
The schools also have skydiving instructors taking groups up throughout the year, ideal for first time or experienced sky divers.
Hot Air Ballooning:
What could be better than seeing one of the most beautiful landscapes in Italy from the air? Contact us well in advance if you have a party of between two and five people and would like to see Marche from the skies.
There are take off points at several points around Le Marche, including the Sibillini Mountains, Offida, San Ginesio and Recanati. So what are you waiting for? Book your Marche Holiday Home now and take advantage of the chance to see your holiday home from the quiet skies of Marche.
Available at various locations around Marche. Participants must be 14 years-old or over.
Mountain Biking in the Monti Sibillini National Park:
Marche Holiday Homes has worked exclusively with the Sibillini National Park to promote a series of routes for all abilities. We translated the park's trusted mountain biking guidebook, Pedallando nel Parco, and we can provide a great wealth of experience to those looking to enjoy a cycling holiday in and around the park.
Whether you are a large group, a family, or on your own we can help you with routes, accommodation, bikes and equipment and the necessary insurance. We also helped organise the Dallaglio/Flintoff Cycle Slam when it passed through the region in 2012. So if you would like to experience a cycling holiday or excursion in one of Italy's most mesmerising regions, please contact us and we will be only too happy to help.
Horse Riding excursions in the Apennines:
We have close links with several riding stables in the area which organise day treks for beginners as well as longer overnight treks on horseback, riding through stunning scenery. One of THE best ways to see Marche and its flora and fauna
Olive Picking & Wine Harvesting Breaks:
Look no further - we organise olive picking and wine harvesting breaks throughout the region. Spend the day helping pick the harvest and then enjoy the fruits of your labour over a long lazy dinner with like minded people. What could be better!