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Sport activities in Tuscany

Tuscany is an outstanding place for active recreation lovers. Water sports are very popular here thanks to the long sea coast. Practically all townships of Livorno, Pisa, and Lucca offer to take a water motorcycle ride or water skies activities or catamaran and boat voyages. Surfing amateurs will be pleased with the shore of Livorno and Elba waters which are also attractive for divers. The rocks and grottos of the shore of Gilio island are the most popular place for underwater explorations. Diving centers are situated in Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio, Porto Santo-Stefano and Porto Ercole. Not a big port of Livornian town Marina di Cecina provides you with boats and yachts for trips. The regatta which takes place at the shore of Elba island will make you feel the power of competition. There are sailing sport schools in Viareggio, Marina di Pietrasanta, Vada and Castiglione della Pescaia.

The amateurs of moderate sport can go fishing to the lake near Chiusi (province of Siena). Though one should keep in mind that for river fishing unlike for open sea or underwater fishing a special document, signed by the authorities is needed.

There are a lot of cycling paths not only in townships and near them, but also in some protected woodlands and even in the hilled area. You can rent a bicycle in many towns in offices and there you will get the maps and the information regarding organized bicycle tours. The joy of spped comes not only when you ride an iron horse but also when you ride the horse itself. There are special riding schools at farms where you can take some riding lessons. Tracking becomes more and more popular in Tuscany. You can take a special route or a marked path.

Tennis is one of the favorite kinds of sports loved by Tuscan tourists. The courts are situated practically at all large health resorts. Many resort centers are facilitated with gyms. Tuscany can offer even more elite sport activities like golf. There are golf pitches in Viareggio Tyrrhenia, Monsummano-Terme, Ugolino, etc.)

The hilled territory of Tuscany offers the abilities for winter skiing. The Southern hills of Tuscan-Emilian Apennines in Pistoia are well known for their ski tracks. Cosy hotels, ski elevators are at your disposal in the famous recreation center Abetone. Amiata Mountain is another center of winter recreation with a sport school and with many kilometers of ski tracks.

Curable air and marvelous landscapes make sport in Tuscany very special and pleasant.

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