Sports and Activities

Those who love contact with nature can choose from amongst a wide range of activities thanks to the great natural heritage of Umbria: hang-gliding from Mt. Subasio, hiking in the Monte Subasio Natural Park, cycling, nordic skiing, mountain biking, cycle tourism, horseback riding or fishing. The more skillful excursionists will find on Monte Cucco several routes to explore its underground caves. In the Park of Lake Trasimeno, set among the Umbrian hills, it is possible to follow cycling, walking or equestrian itineraries, in order to discover the hills surrounding the lake and the towns overlooking it.
  1. Horse Riding

    There are a number of great horse riding stables in the area and we can arrange lessons and hacks for horse lovers of all riding abilities.

  2. Tennis

    In Umbertide (opposite the COOP) there is a large tennis centre. Here you can hire both indoor and outdoor courts. We have a couple of tennis racquets that you are welcome to borrow.

  3. Walking

    The immediate area around Casa San Gabriel is ideal for a leisurely one- or two-hour walk in the unspoilt countryside of our valley. We can provide maps and details of a number of walks in this area that range in length and difficulty. Alternatively, we can give you details of local guides who arrange day walks, for example across Mount Subasio or the area around Lake Trasimeno.

  4. Antognolla Golf

    The Antognolla Golf Course is set amidst the 600 hectare Antognolla estate in the heart of Umbria, five minutes drive from Casa San Gabriel. This championship golf course offers golfers of all abilities the opportunity to play on an expertly designed course, giving a true test of skill and judgement. The driving range is the perfect place to warm up before a round or just for working on your short game. The driving range is available for keen golfers seven days a week from 9am to 8pm.

    Facilities include:
    - club hire
    - buggy and trolley hire
    - changing room with showers.

    The range facilities include:
    - 250m range
    - variety of tee positions
    - outdoor bays
    - undulating fairway
    - target greens.

    In addition, a practice area is available which includes:
    - manicured putting green
    - challenging pitching area
    - sand bunker.

    There is a clubhouse and restaurant, including a sun-drenched terrace which provides the perfect place to relax with a drink after your round and enjoy a high quality, good value meal.

  1. Bike riding

    Bike riding is a very popular sport in Italy and there are lots of cycle routes in this area. Please ask us and we can arrange to hire bikes for you during your stay and give you some advice as to where to go.

  2. Water Sports

    Casa San Gabriel is only 20 minutes drive from Lake Trasimeno, which offers a vast array of activities. Water sports include:

    Sailing: There is a sailing school, at Passignano sul Trasimeno and Monte del Lago.
    Windsurfing – 2 schools
    Kite surfing and wake boarding

    Alternatively, you can visit two of the three islands on the lake, Isola Maggiore and Isola Polvese. These can be visited by ferry from a number of the towns around the lake and offer the opportunity to visit museums of local crafts and historical buildings. Or you can just enjoy wandering in the national parks, discovering the local flora and fauna.
    There are nine public beaches on the islands or around the lake where you can sunbathe or swim in the shallow water of the lake.
    For children the best beaches are at Passignano and Tuoro, as there are lots of child facilities including playgrounds, ball pits, trampolines, etc. There are small beaches with shallow water that are perfect for little ones to splash around in.
    Acque Dolce Sailing is a wonderful club located close to Monte del Lago where you can hire sail boats, motor boats and canoes. They can also arrange skippered outings.

  3. Canoeing on the Tiber

    Hire a Candadian canoe at Citta di Castello Canoe club. A great family day out.

  4. Urban trekking

    Urban trekking is a great opportunity to explore hidden corners and little known historical places. An example of this is the “Umbria underground” route, where many towns, including Perugia and Todi, can be visited through underground passages and tunnels, enriching our historical and archaeological knowledge in a fascinating way.

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