Maratea is famous for its seacoast and crystal clear water so in the summer a must is to go swimming or to go on a kayak or boat ride or even to go diving in order to admire the beauties of the underwater world. The city offers the tourist infinity opportunities for many outdoor activities. The mountains that from the top dive into the Tyrrhenian sea offer us privileged places for light or heavy hikes, horse rides and mountain bike rides. And for free flying, Maratea is an extraordinary attraction. In fact, the presence of take-offs over a thousand meters high with the possibility for twirling over the sea and landing on the beaches makes Maratea the ideal place for paragliding and for fantastic and hard acrobatic maneuvers. The flights then are spectacular and on the web we can see several shots and pictures of paragliders while enjoying this awesome adventure. Specialized magazines are now giving large attention to Maratea, here in Italy and abroad, explaining the particular characteristics of a flight over the sea, for paragliders who are only used to mountainous or alpine landscapes. The discovery of free flying opportunities and the diffusion of the information on this field are due to the association Fly Maratea.
Besides the opportunities present in this territory, Maratea also represents the starting point to go to the National Parks of Pollino, the Lucanian Apennine and Cilento, which are a real paradise for those who want to experience Nature untouched. And for those who love the snow and the mountains, you should not feel excluded because from Mount Sirino to Volturino and from Pollino to Orsomarso, during the winter you can easily find the opportunity for alpine skiing or long distance runs or even an unforgettable hike on snow shoes. In order to better promote the outdoor activities in Maratea the association Outdoor Maratea organizes the MARATEA OUTDOOR FESTIVAL, which is in its fifth edition this year. If you want more information about Maratea Outdoor Festival/2014 and/or about the opportunities for paragliding or having guided hikes in Maratea and surroundings, please call +39 333 6007160, +39 331 2365229, +39 331 9150695.
The foto shows the fixed rope route “Al Redentore” on S. Blaise Mountain.