Sport & Leisure: Local and Regional Guide

Sports

There is a wide range of opportunities for visitors to Montefiore to get out in the fresh air and get some exercise all year round. There are activities for the whole family. The following is a list of some of them.

Winter sports: Skiing and Snowboarding.

Sassotetto is the closest ski resort to Montefiore, and is easily accessible from the small town of Sarnano in the Sibillini mountains. It is the ideal resort for beginners, but also offers more challenging pistes and even off-piste opportunities. You can buy your ski pass (at 15 euros per day per adult) and hire all the necessary equipment here, and there are 10 ski lifts. There are two good restaurants in Sassotetto, and other facilities below the snowline, if you choose to make a weekend of it. There is a bus service from Sarnano up to the resort.

Address: Località Santa Maria Maddalena
19 Fraz. Sassotetto
62028 Sarnano
Tel.: +39 / 0733 / 651159
Email: lacapannina.info@gmail.com

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Sassotetto - 67.2 km - 39 mi (1 h 20 min)

Useful Links: Ski Resorts Le Marche   Turismo Marche Ski Resorts

Golf

There are many opportunities to have a round of golf in Le Marche, but this is the closest for you if you are staying in Montefiore.

Golf Club ‘I Lauri’
The course has 9 Holes is PAR 70, and also offers a putting-green, a pitching-green, a golf-academy and a driving-range

The fees for 18 holes are 45 euros at weekends and holidays and 30 euros for weekdays.

Address:  23 Contrada San Pietro, Massignano, AP 63061

Tel: 0735-72525

Email:  info@golfclubilauri.com

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Golf Club I Lauri - 5.1 km - 3.2 mi (7 min)

 

If you want an 18 hole golf course, the closest is the Conero Golf Club at Sirolo. It is PAR 71, and the cost of an 18 hole course here is 60 euros in the high season and 45 in the low season.

Address: Via Betelico n. 6, 60020 SIROLO (AN)

www.conerogolfclub.it

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Conero Golf Club - 68 km - 42.3 mi (55 min)

 

Hang-gliding and Parascending

If you are looking for some more extreme aerial sports, the Aeroclub of the Sibilline mountains is the organisation for you. They offer courses for adults and children in paragliding, hang gliding and parascending from May to October.

For more information contact the organisation on

www.limanhouse.com

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Aeroclub Sibillini - 62.4 km - 38.8 mi (1 hr 14 min)

 

Extreme sports: Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Climbing etc.

There are two excellent outdoor activity centres, both within an hour and a half’s drive from Montefiore. One is between the towns of Norcia and Visso, and offers a wide range of outdoor activities for people of all ages and abilities. You can choose between  white water rafting , kayaking through gorges that are home to wolves and eagles, canyoning, hydrospeed, orienteering or free climbing, or most other mountain or water based extreme sports. Team building courses are also available. All are supervised by trained instructors at the Outdoor Activity Centre.

Address: A.S. GAIA - Via Strada Vecchia snc, 06034 Scopoli di Foligno (PG)

Tel: 338.7678.308
E-mail: info@asgaia.it

www.asgaia.it

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to A.S Gaia - 132 km - 82 mi (1 hr 38 min)

The second is slightly closer to Montefiore in the heart of Le Marche, on Lake Cingoli. The town of Cingoli is wonderful and worth visiting in its own right for its views, architecture and lake. It offers a similar range of activities.  

Parco Avventura Cingoli

Address: Località Castreccioni, 82, Cingoli, Italia

Tel: 348/5102383

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Parco Avventura Cingoli - 128 km - 79.5 mi (1 hr 35 min)


Caving

Whether you are enthusiasts, or simply want to try a different experience, the Frasassi Caves have two adventure trails of varying difficulty (not to be confused with the general tourist trail): the blue trail (which lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes and costs 35 Euros per person,) and the red trail (which lasts approximately 4 hours, costing 45 euro per person.). Small groups of visitors, over  12 years old, accompanied by expert guides, can pass through underground passages, narrow pathways and shafts and admire the splendid rooms concealed from the gaze of "normal" tourists. All the equipment needed is provided on site and included in the cost of the trail.

The Frasassi caves

Address: 60040 Genga AN, Italy

Tel: +39 800 166 250

www.frasassi.com

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to The Caves of Frasassi - 131 km - 81.3 mi (1 hr 27 min)


Diving and swimming

The warm, tranquil Adriatic is perfect for going for a swim from any of the many lovely beaches along the nearby coast. You can also swim in Lake Fiastra up in the mountains, but, if you are looking for sea diving or snorkelling, the best place is the Centro Sub Monte Conero, where you can start from scratch and get your diving certificate, or if already experienced you can go out and dive amongst the rocky outcrops in the warm, clean water of the Adriatic.

Centro Sub Monte Conero

Address: Stabilimento Balneare Stella Marina N.7

Tel: 0039 335 6625339

Email: info@centrosubmonteconero.com

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Centro Sub Monte Conero - 67.8 km - 42 mi (56 min)

 

Sailing and windsurfing

If you are interested in learning how to sail on the tranquil waters of the Adriatic there are several options. The following are some contact details for sailing and windsurfing schools where you can take a course, or, if already adept, just hire a boat or a board. The closest is probably at Cupra Marittima, but there are good sailing schools in many of the small seaside resorts along the nearby coast.

Cupra Marittima:

Circolo Velico Cata-marà Associazione

Address: Cupra Marittima, 63064, Ascoli Piceno

www.teamartist.com/noprofit/circolo-velico-cata-mara-associazione-sportiva-dilettantistica

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Circolo Velico Cata-mará Associazione - 12.4 km - 7.7 mi (17 min)

 

Porto Civitanova

A. D. Club Vela Portocivitanova

Address: Via Molo Nord, 51 62012 Civitanova Marche (MC)

Tel: 3936022683

E-mail: segreteria@clubvelaportocivitanova.com

www.clubvelaportocivitanova.com

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Club Vela Portocivitanova - 41.4 km - 25.7 mi (42 min)

Grottammare

Club Ischia Di Grottammare

Address: Grottammare 63066, Ascoli Piceno

www.teamartist.com/noprofit/club-ischia-di-grottammare-a-s-d

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Club Ischia di Grottammare - 17.2 km - 10.7 mi (24 min)

 

Porto San Giorgio

Address: Lungomare Gramsci Nord 63822 Porto San Giorgio

www.sail-clubs.com/en/i/3012/Associazione_Sportiva_Nautica_Picena_Porto_San_Giorgio

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Porto San Giorgio - 20.7 km - 12.9 mi (25 min)

 

Porto Sant’Elpidio

Address: Gruppo Dilettantistico Vela Lni,  Porto Sant'Elpidio, 63821, Fermo

www.teamartist.com/noprofit/gruppo-dilettantistico-vela-lni-porto-s-elpidio

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Porto Sant'Elpidio - 33.5 km - 20.8 mi (35 min)

Cycling

There are lots of user-friendly cycle paths in the seaside towns near Montefiore, and you can hire bikes in most of them. Just ask in the tourist office and they will give you information.  There is also a national organisation called Veloce Italy which has outlets locally.

This is the web address: www.rentalbikeitaly.com

If you want to do some seriously challenging mountain biking in the Sibilline mountains here are two places where you can hire bikes and have guided rides.

Sibillini Cycling

Address: Piazzale Alfonso Lamarmora 117, 62028 Sarnano, Italy

Tel: 0039 334 7438418

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Sibillini Cycling - 55.5 km - 34.5 mi (1 hr)

Dimensione Natura

Address: C.da S. Stefano,16 62020 Monte S. Martino (MC)

Tel: +39 0733 660477

Fax: +39 0733 660642

E-mail: info@dimensionenatura.org

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Dimensione Natura - 32.2 km - 20 mi (34 min)

Useful Links: Cycle Routes

Horse Riding

You can go horse riding all year round in many areas. Several of the local agriturismo B and Bs also have horses available for trekking and learning to ride. There are also riding opportunities up in the lovely Sibillini mountain National Park areas. The following are two local options.

Circolo Ippico 3 Cavalli

Address: Offida, Province of Ascoli Piceno, Italy

Tel: +39 338267 0084

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Circolo Ippico 3 Cavalli - 17.1 km - 10.6 mi (25 min)


Horse Riding Centre

Address: C.da S. Lorenzo, 16 63021 AMANDOLA (AP)

Ref.: Alberto Teso

Tel: +39 330 964022 / 0736.847053

E-mail: info@dimensionenatura.org

Directions from Montefiore dell'Aso to Horse Riding Centre - 46 km - 28.6 mi (54 min)

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...we have enjoyed countless summers, winters and Easter breaks in Montefiore.” 

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