Varese and its territory is the ideal setting for outdoor sports. Rowing and canoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, gliding and paragliding are among the most popular sports in the area, which offers natural and ideal environment for practicing them.
For the youngest ones: several parks with games, among which the beautiful “Parco Zanzi” in località Schiranna (on the lake border and very close to us) and also an “adventure park” to play in full safety from one tree to the other (a few minutes from Varese – località Rasa).
Cycling holidays in the “seven lakes land”
The Province of Varese is a paradise for cyclists, from mid-March until the end of October Undulating paths and roads with little traffic, challenging climbs and descents along hills, valleys, mountains, around lakes and always with lovely views all around you. All through the province from Lake Como to Lake Maggiore and the Ticino Park you can follow main roads or narrow, scenic roads, sometimes unknown even to the residents of the area. For this reason we recommend the web site www.gpsvarese.it to find all the useful information and the most beautiful routes for cyclist or hikers.
The cycle path around the lake
Being so close to the lake, we recommend the cycle path which runs all around Lake Varese (about 30 km. long). It is suitable for everyone, including families with children, being mostly flat and with only few and very short tracts connected to main roads. The landscape all along the path is very impressive and varied as, with the mountains always in the background, you pass through meadows, woods and near the lake border, rich in birdlife sheltered in the reeds along the banks. Along the route various drinking fountains have been placed, but also some panoramic restaurants can be found.
Rent a bike service available.
Free flight – Gliding – Paragliding
A tandem paragliding flight in complete safety, or a flight in a glider accompanied by a professional instructor pilot: Varese can offer also this! In the area there are several sports associations involved in the promotion of free flight with the organization of basic day- courses, advanced flight courses, or theoretical courses and tandem flights.
Lulled by the gentle hiss of the air, discover the unique sense of freedom that flying gives. A simple, pleasant, environmentally friendly way to take off and soar into the blue, almost without gravity; a dream as old as man who will offer you a unique vantage point of observation of our territory.